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      Here are some pics of quick down and dirty mock-ups I did for my Celebration deuce. As you can see one mock-up has the traditional body and Carson top and the other the Frankendeuce. I've cut a slot that I'll cover over with a tunnel so I can have room for the tranny. The shifter will come out between the seats but will snake forward so the knob will be in the right place. It looks a bit squirrely but that's hot HFC's Celebration Deuce Update rodding for you. You use what you have and modify to fit. There's still a great deal of work to do. Here's for your perusal.

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  1. robjos32's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Nice work on both your projects HFC.
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    Thanks Rob.


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    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    I forgot to mention that the bobbed fenders and front cylcle fenders are not on yet. Also, I'm planning to put the hood on.


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    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Nice!!!!!! Which one gets the Olds?
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    The chassis. Setting the Frankendeuce body onto the chassis was actually a lark. The Celebration Deuce will be the one with the Carson top. The rear fenders will be bobbed and will be cut to make room for the slicks, the doors will have hidden hinges and I think I'll put on some nice cycle fenders on the front. I was toying with some Kelsey Hayes wheels since I have the wires from a Jag kit. Since I don't have to have it completely done for November, I want to put in the rumble seat HFC's Celebration Deuce Update and a surprise dash board. That means I haven't figured out which one I want yet. I want this to be a real work of art.


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    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    A detailed to the max rolling chassis with your Olds would make a great display model by itself.
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    That's not a bad idea. I could concentrate on the running gear and use that for my entry. Thanks for the idea. Now I know what direction I need to go in.


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    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Cool................
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    HFC. How are you making the carson top for your deuce?
    You can have any color you want, as long as it's black. Henry Ford
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    Hey Rob. The Carson top is going to be relatively easy. If you look at the last couple of pictures I posted with the roadster body, you can see pretty much what I had to do to start. I took the kit top and sectioned it. I did this by trial and error by tacking up the windshield frame and cutting sections out of the top until it sat perfectly. I then plastic welded the two remaining parts together. Nest, I'm going to use melted styrene HFC's Celebration Deuce Update rod to even out the weld line and clean up all the edges. From there, it's just a matter of cutting pieces of padding and vinyl and getting them straight and tight. I've seen this done in how to books for real 1:1 HFC's Celebration Deuce Update Carson tops. The builders either made the top out of correctly shaped sheet metal or they used a rigid metal frame and some kind of covering. The top could either be removed like a Trans Am T top or fastened in place like a coupe top. I still don't know whether I'm going to try and make roll up windows or make fold down flaps like some of the rods had. It preserves that convertible look.


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    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Sounds like you did all your home work Jeff. It's going to look great, I'd put a bunch of smileys here but mine aren't working right now. As for the windows, I think the roll up windows would give it more of a contemporary hod rod look whereas the side curtains would look retro rod. I can't decide.
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    Thanks Don. I'm going for a more retro look. I wanted to make it like they were in either the late 50's or the early sixties but whatever comes out I'll be happy with it. Half the time when I make a modification, I have no idea of the period it was in. If you see something out of whack, let me know. I may not be able to correct it but at least I'll know for the next one. I just want this one loaded with as much detail as I can get.


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    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    I found this picture and did a little recoloring with Photoshop. I don't remember where I found the pic but it's pretty much what my celebration deuce will look like without the top when it's done. The color I'm using will be Sherwood Green with a thin coating of Kandy Kobalt Blue to tone down the yello in the Sherwood. It produces a very deep green similar to what you see.


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    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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