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  • Franz
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    Steering assembled, brake reservoir hooked up and filled, hood on, and door mechs prepped for install.

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    Franz
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    What are we going to do about this top?

    We could try a different supplier? Same material?

    russ
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    Grey/silver canvas from Lebaron Bonney like Alan’s ragtop? Get Doug to sew it so that there is no excuse.

    Just a heads up, LeBaron Bonney has closed up shop. Filed Chapter 7 last month.

     

    damn that sucks to hear i’ve done two separate interiors from them years apart, they were always top notch to deal with.

     

    car is looking amazing

    unk
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    I say that i call global upholstery and drop ship 5yards of #2798 to Kcw.  Doug redial the top like it should be.   No short cuts.   Make it kcw proud.  What u say?

    Franz
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    If Doug is on board? I have not talked with him.

    unk
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    If Doug is on board? I have not talked with him.

    per Doug:

    “Its not Horrible…..and MITE look better in 6 months”

     

    You should hook-up with him on this and see what next steps are since we need to keep this moving along.

    Franz
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    I told Doug that it looked like shit and needed a new one. He said he would rather buy a pre-made unit. I contacted Chuck’s Convertible and he assured me that his are super-nice and right.

    He has several colors available if you like the stayfast material.

    We also need the chrome trim strips for the top while you are at it.

    https://chucksconvertibleparts.com/index.php/categories/bug-convertibles/convertible-top-parts/1953-1957-oval-window/bug-convertible-top-outer-skin-60-67.html

     

     

    unk
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    I emailed John about it.    When he checks his email, I am sure he will chat to you about it.    I think we should go the 1889SF route.

    russ
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    nice colour choice if you decide to go with it

    will look sharp

    Franz
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    Rhd door mechs we did not have. I made them from lhd parts. Reversed cam plate and spring on the handle mount. I’m not going to show how I did the mechs cause it was easy.

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    The passenger door will lock by flipping the inner handle backwards…like stock.

    fiberglass glove box was thin and needed work. Painted flat grey to simulate original paper box.

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    Franz
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    ColeB
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    Loving the little details, good work Franz

    Baja Mark
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    Yeah looks easy 🤥 Genius at work right there.

    Pat K
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    Nice work!!

    It’s educational spending time in the clean shop around Franz. I feel lucky to be a part time clean shopper.

    We will build it if it comes.

    unk
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    Hey Franz…….I’ve been thinking about it.    That black top sucks and I really want this to be top shelf.   Rip it off.    Order the 1889SF Berry/Blac from chucks.   Let’s hope this one works.   I will send you guys a check for the new top material.      Keep cranking and thanks a lot.    Get those chrome pieces you need too.

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