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  • #51136

    steve moody
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    I would like to post a few words about bodyman john hagen’s merc convertible, it was a medium metallic blue, a favorite color of his maybe a special mix that he painted all his cars, or so he told me. Another point about his craftsmanship and attention to detail was the stainless moulding around the mercury windshield was chopped and then welded together and repolished, these kind of things mattered to him.

    #51178

    Paul(hombres ruin)
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    Hi guys I found some flipper caps thanks to paul garland out of Sacramento. He did the mods to make them fit a wide five wheel and it worked perfectly.. now for some chroming

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    #51180

    Paul(hombres ruin)
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    Here is another shot

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    #52291

    Bill
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    I am new here, so I am not certain how to post here and/or where.

    We are currently working on the convertible top of our ’47 Ford, and even tho we took pics before disassembling, we now can’t remember which way the rear wood bow is to be turned. In other words, does the tapered edge for the rear bow go down?  We think it does but really need to know for certain.

    Thank you. Bill

    #52297

    Rik Hoving
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    Hope this helps Bill

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    #52388

    Paul(hombres ruin)
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    So I got the flipper caps back from Escondido plating and they did a great job. The look I am going for is coming together. I also placed what I believe to be a after market Fenton 41 chrome dash trim. I haven’t been able to find any info on this piece and was wondering if anyone knew anything about it.

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    #52392

    Rik Hoving
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    Those Single Bar Flipper Hubcaps look really great Paul.

    As for the dash trim.
    I know that Eastern Auto Supply offered those in their catalog and ads since at least 1949, but most likely already shortly after the car came on the market. I might have seen similar parts being produced and sold by other companies. Not sure about that though.

     

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    #52425

    Paul(hombres ruin)
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    Thanks so much rik,the caps were a great score from paul garland in sacremento he also did the mods to make them fit the wide five wheel. And the info on the dash trim is reaky great.Now i can put a time frame to this piece. I love the trim it really adds to the interior in a big way.I had to hunt for the clock as my 41 didnt come with one.

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    #52593

    Mike
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    Hello
    I am Mike from Germany and i own a 41 Ford.
    I hope i can get help at this forum and more inspiration

    Best regards

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    #52615

    Paul(hombres ruin)
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    Hi Mike .. wow that 41 looks great. Nice stance ! So much inspiration on his site. All the early taildragger pics rik has . Welcome aboard!

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    #53014

    Chris Stames
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    Hi Rik,

    I’ve finally gotten around to joining , and I thank you.

    i hope to dust off my Rusty Drawing talents, and illustrate what my Phantom 1937 Cadillac Dual Cowl Phaeton, will look like.

    I started collecting the parts to create it almost 34 years ago, when I was given a set is 1938 to 1940 Cadillac 60 Special Doors, and some 41 Cadillac fenders. I then was given a 1940 La Salle 1115 four door shell, then purchased all of the removed body panels for a paultry $100.00.

    I then started looking for my preferred front fenders and my rear fenders, from Cadillacs / La Sslles, between 1935 and 1937.

    I searched hi and low, and almost gave up in my search, when my friend Bob at the former Atomic Customs, in Denver parted out a 1937 La Salle 4 door, and I was able to buy its front fenders (5′ 8″ long), and its Head lights as well.

    A few more years went by, and I was able to trade a Great pre pinball machine, called a “Bingo Box” to Mike Devrent, in Colorado Springs, for the rolling remains of a 1936 Cadillac 4 door sedan.

    I was finally in business.

    I then bought some 1963 Cadillac fin tail lights, and parted out a 1955 Coup De Vile, for its Wraparound Dashboard/door extensions.

    I’ve had to learn patience with this project, due to it being very easy to draw what I want, and considerably harder to both locate and afford the parts necessary to fashion this phantom body.

    my fenders all have the formal creases / crown running down their centers, and the front fenders have the all important valley between the fenders crown and my hood (from the 1940 La Salle, (I am using its Cowl & Hood), so I can tuck in my 1937 La Salle headlights, Low in the valley.    (They are 18″long bullets).

    Im using The 1936 Cadillac’s Rear bussel from door around to its other dood, trunk lid, along with the rear fenders from the same 36 Cadillac, to round out the body, save for my stretch panel, between the doors, so I can create a second cowl for my   rear   Du Vall Style, Windshield Frame, as I am hand making them for both the front and rear Cowls, and will cast them in bronze, and spend a years income to have them chromed. My plans call for a Cadillac Motor, likely a Morth Star, and Corvette / XLR suspension setup.                                                                                                                                                                                       The body will have a folding convertible top over the rear compartment only.

    as you can tell, by my parts collection list, here, I have my work cut out for me, considering that every piece of Sheet metal will be heavily modified, to meld them all together.

    well it’s time to get some rest, but I’m happy to have registered, and one day soon, I’ll create myrendering and post it, for all to see.

    thanks again,

    Chris Stames

     

     

     

     

    #53037

    Bob
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    Thank you for the site.  I’m looking forward to being part of the community!

     

    Bob

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