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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Matt@Eastwood, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. duncan
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    Kudo's to Jerry, that's a nice stitching job. I've seen much less attention to detail, from a pro.
     
  2. mgermca
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  3. IronTrap
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    All mounted up and it really fits the car well! Jerry did an amazing job! Now to put some miles on the car and break the seat in!

    Gonna roll up a roof insert panel next week and try and get it all together by Jalopyrama!


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  4. GASSERBOB
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    That really looks sharp looking. Good job. Bob................
     
  5. I've been following Jerry @HomemadeHardtop57 on his thread, too. Wish we all had such talented friends. Or at least I did ;) !
     
  6. jackalope
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    Great thread with excellent detail. Loved every bit of it. Awesome hot rod!!


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  7. Ranchero59
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    Looks good. Great build.
     
  8. IronTrap
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    Spent last evening rolling up a roof insert for the coupe in my wheel out of 20 gauge steel. Isn't perfect but it should lay nicely when clamped down. Going to weld some studs into the edges that will go down through the roof channel and clamp it to the roof. Then off to Jerry for padding and pleats. Pretty excited to have the car more "finished"!

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    Going for a look like this for the top minus the multi-colored pleats.

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  9. 1lucky1
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    Jerry could punch it full of louvers also!
     
  10. IronTrap
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    Haha true! But I have this vision of a cool padded/pleated insert in my head I can't get out!


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  11. jackalope
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    I like it. It's unique and will make for a great touch to a cool ride!


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  12. DylanHill1931
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    Watched all the episodes you have of it and Eastwood has of it you do great work diggin how it's coming out! I dig the pleated insert!


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  13. IronTrap
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    Roof insert all rolled, trimmed, and 28 studs welded in for mounting. Once all of the studs are tightened down it really pulls down nicely. Put a quick finish on it with the Contour SCT so I could primer it. Jerry will be wrapping it next week and should hopefully have it back on the car next week sometime too!

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  14. YJ4000
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    Looks really good.

    Ryan.
     
  15. IronTrap
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    Jerry was quick with wrapping this and I got it installed tonight. I still can't get over how nice of a job he did! It fits nicely and really makes the car look "finished". Just need to tie up a few loose ends and just keep putting miles on it.

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  16. jackalope
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    Now that right there looks spot on! Great touch! I'm going to hold on to this pic and try to think up something along similar lines. So cool!!


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  17. Par34
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    The top turned out great and completes the look of the coupe. I was going to fill my roof then leaning to install one of those sliding ragtops. I think I will go with something like this. Thanks for sharing.
     
  18. Danekejt
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    looks good. will you be at wheels of time this weekend? I'd like to get a good look at this very cool ride.
     
  19. IronTrap
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    I need to make a decision on what I'm doing haha. I'm definitely coming out Friday. Just need to decide if I want to set up a swap meet space or not. If I'm feeling lazy I might park it at the Eastwood booth on just Friday.
     
  20. Danekejt
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    sounds good. I'll keep an eye out for ya in-between gate duty.
     
  21. jhexide
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    looks good there Matt..!!
     
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  23. IronTrap
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    Mission Accomplished.

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  24. I went through the whole thread at one go, and your skill at metalwork is commendable. Great work, sounds great.
     
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  25. AHotRod
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    The Coupe turned out WAY-COOL !

    Love the stance and overall style too.
    Can't wait to see more as you roll the blacktop roads of America.
     
  26. IronTrap
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    Thanks guys! I took the car out to Jalopyrama which was one of the goals for the car this summer, so that was pretty cool! I have a handful of small tweaks I want to make to the car this winter, but overall the car did really well and is a blast to rip around in.

    Couple photos others took of my car at the show. I was too busy hanging in the swap and talking to friends!

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