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Today was a good day ! Check out my chopped 36 cabriolet built in the 40's

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 38zephyr, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. 38zephyr
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    Just got done picking up this chopped 36 cabriolet !! I'm stoked , body is cherry , original carson top and all the parts came with it . Built 59A , 39 box , juice brakes , rumble seat , bitchin' old upholstery . Came with a picture dated 1948 of it just getting home from getting the carson top done . I'll be going all the way with this one and adding pictures as I go .
     

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  2. George G
    Joined: Jun 28, 2005
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    Very nice.
     
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  3. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
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    from SUGAR CITY

    That IS pretty cool!
     
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  4. Damn good score.
     
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  5. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
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    from Texas

    Incredible! Good luck on the build. You're one lucky sonofagun!
     
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  6. -DouG-
    Joined: Mar 5, 2009
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    Very nice find!
     
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  7. Rooney00
    Joined: Dec 2, 2006
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    Great find!
     
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  8. McFly
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    Rad! We need more pics and details!
     
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  9. low-lincoln
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    Nice find, whats the history?
     
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  10. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    Great score, I'm pretty sure that I have seen the old photo in an article in some magazine or book at one time.
     
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  11. HotRodFreak
    Joined: Mar 25, 2005
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    HMMMNN When I was very young, my dad had a 36 cabriolet chopped and the top installed at Carson Top Shop. We lived in Huntington Beach then. I have a photo somewhere that my mother had. The car was black.
     
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  12. 38zephyr
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    Here's some more pictures . We threw the carson on it and mocked some other parts up , I don't have those pix , they are on my buddies camera . My friends Allen and Jake blew it all apart , Jake got busy on the bodywork , Allen is checking out the engine and trans . Guy I bought the car from had receipts for $5000 on the motor and $1000 for the trans in 2004 , put them in and it has been sitting ever since . Trans was full of water ! So much for the rebuild , Allen will handle it and luckily the engine was kept dry . I'm hoping to paint it black , re-do the carson top in white , run the wide 5's maybe with spider caps , 600 16 Firestone wide whites , maybe Zephyr bumpers , 37 banjo wheel , 39 tailights , maybe black and white/all brown or all black interior (deciding still) Body is ready to pull off the frame and I'm hoping to get it to the powder coater Monday or Tuesday . I got some nice 36 Ca. plates and a lot of little trinkets I've been saving . Going to raise the front a little (swap the dropped axle for a stock one ) and drag the ass (who's got steel skirts for sale ?) . Guy I got it from asked maybe it'll be ready for the roadster show next year ? I said maybe for the show THIS year !! We'll see . Sincerest Thanks and respect to Allen and Jake . That black car on the checkered floor is kind of the final product I'm dreaming of .
     

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  13. WOW ! What a nasty score.....a Carson topped 36 roadster that has history.

    Man, you must be living right...

    Keep the progess updates coming, we wanna see how she turns out.

    Rat
     
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  14. thunderbirdesq
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    Cool car! + for some more history on it. Who drops 1k on a trans rebuild and then lets it sit out getting filled with water?:confused:
     
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  15. 63Compact
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    Very cool
     
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  16. bubba67
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    from NJ

    Great score, congrats. That car is killer !
     
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  17. 38zephyr
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    Thanks mate ! Karma is a real thing I believe .
     
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  18. 38zephyr
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    A pretty wealthy 67 year old guy that got hit on his motorcycle in 2004 or so and stalled on his project. It was covered up installed in the car , I think 5 years of condensation running down the lever and no gear oil ever put in = no bueno !
     
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  19. Stovebolt
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    What he said ^^^^^^
     
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  20. Retro61
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
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    Very Cool!!
     
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  21. hvychvy
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    Shaaaawing!!!!!!!!
     
  22. bonesy
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
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    VERY cool. Nothing is cooler than a nice car with history. I can't wait to watch this one develop.
     
  23. JimA
    Joined: Apr 1, 2001
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    WOWWWWWW!!!! The car is super cool- the picture multiplies it times a thousand! Great catch!
     
  24. ST. 515
    Joined: Mar 29, 2008
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    from TEXAS

    Damb, that is badass!!!

    -Saint
     
  25. awesome! thats going to be a great ride.
     
  26. vonpahrkur
    Joined: Apr 21, 2005
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  28. J'st Wandering
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    Nice purchase. You sure find the cars. Can't wait to see it finished.

    Neal
     
  29. helmsville
    Joined: Mar 4, 2007
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    WOW! great guy--great car! thank's for sharing Chris.
     
  30. genosslk
    Joined: Feb 6, 2009
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    Wow... there is still stuff like that out there! I'd love a project like that!
     

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