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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by dlandberg, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. I agree the build is the most fun! looking good just remember the bracing for the body. I have been working on a bomber bench seat for my Plymouth build coming out nice. Looking forward to following your build. Hobo Jim
     
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  2. Finnrodder
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    Wow!
    Really fast moves again!
    I dont know is there any other reinforcements on the convertible or Victoria frames than the X,but i think making one could do the trick.Keep it up!
     
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  3. dlandberg
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    Thanks guys! Yes im going to build an X on the frame what i can find that is the only reinforcments on the convertible frames? For the body theres going to be an form of X above the rear wheelhouses and it will go inside the backpanels to the former B pillors, in the front fenders will be welded to the body to smooth out things and i belive that will do some too atleast when doors are open.... If anybody knows exactley what reinforcements the original convertibles have please enlight me i find nothing in the green bible or google just frames.
     
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  4. ThatSteveGuy
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    Wow, that does look good! This car will be a blast to drive! Nice job.
     
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  5. Did you see the thread " The Black Cavendish" by Eric H.? He has done some nice work on his shoebox. Great work on yours.
     
  6. Looking good. Subscribed.
     
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  7. dlandberg
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    Thanks! Yes The Black Cavendish is a big inspiration for me the work he does is amazing! Also like Yarils kustom shoebox that now Billy gibbons in zz top owns, if i can do just 1% of that great work on mine im very pleased! Both Eric and Yaril have some serius skills!
     
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  8. dlandberg
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    Little update, have welded all day long, made a support bar between the rear wheelhouse that both stabilise the body and attetches to the catwalk area, made brackets on both sides where the carson top/convertible top is going to rest and made a lip on the catwalk.
    The first pictures is when i stretched out the body before i made the support some things did not line up so i welded a big twing to the catwalk and spread the body some.

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  9. dlandberg
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    Welded some more and made some templates to see if rear windows and the roof flow is ok.

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  10. Killer! Nice work brother.:D
     
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  11. dlandberg
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    Thanks man


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  12. dlandberg
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    Have talked about my grill earlier and today i did find this on eBay and this looks exactly like mine so i think i solved it, it is a cal custom pice.

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  13. dlandberg
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    Did something today that i should have done about 1.5 year ago when i dropped the F1 truck, did heat and bend the steering arm and made a z on the draglink so now no more bumpsteer when everything is in line!

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  14. steinauge
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    Ambitious project! Looks really good,fine work!
     
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  15. dlandberg
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    Thanks for kind words man!


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  16. cmarcus
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    Nice work! I will definitely by following along. Love carson tops!!
     
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  17. dlandberg
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    Thanks! Yes they sure are cool


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  18. dlandberg
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    Hard to find time to work on the shoebox with other bike and car projects and a new born daughter but did some today and took it outside to see the look and a little test drive to!

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  19. dlandberg
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    And here are some pictures where i removed the templates and the last pic is my wife taking it for a testdrive.

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  20. Eric H
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    The convertible frame started life as a sedan frame with the X added. The other thing that most people don't realize is that the bottom of each rail had a length of plate stock welded to it. It's prob 1/4". My cars at the shop so I can't measure it right now.
     
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  21. Eric H
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg This is the windshield frame of Octavio's Tudor turned vert that he and Rob Radcliffe have been building. Reshaping and squaring the A pillars makes a major difference in the end. I like what your doing!
     
  22. dlandberg
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    Thanks Eric for solid info and great pics of the window frame, i have been thinking of reshaping it, its only spot welded togheter now so i think i take it apart again looks better in the end like you said when the a pillars are leaning slight inwards. About the frame i think i will do more like a K on the frame and when i do a kickup on the rear frame i will weld it togheter in the top for added support too. The frames feels pretty strong when driving around a little with just my temporary support inside the body there is no flex in the body or movement now.


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  23. dlandberg
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    Did stripp all paint on the window frame and did small relief cuts in the corners to get it a little tighter and welded up think the base shape is good, now i just got to get it to look like a convertible window frame....

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  24. Nice look keep going its really going to be cool!! Hobo Jim
     
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  25. Finnrodder
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    Nice work!
     
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  26. jnaki
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    Hello FINN and DL,
    Here is an article I did on Carson Tops back in the early days.
    You might like the ideas and build process.
    Jnaki
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  27. dlandberg
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    Thanks man! I hope so!


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  28. dlandberg
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    Thanks! Any progress on your shoebox?


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  29. dlandberg
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  30. Finnrodder
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    I am not building a carson top,but that article is interesting.Thanks for sharing it!

    Nope,i havent touch it for awhile.I got frustrated because of the shitty weather,it always rained when i was off the work.I've been building bike parts instead.Well,i am back on the day shift,so i think there's good chance to get something done for the shoebox soon.
     
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