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    Got the old rod up an running,still a few little things,but there always is,part of the fun. Will be buffing out the paint an then put the name on "Déjà vu".
    Here's a shot or two of how its looking now,later I may be able to post a video.
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    Came out great Bat, very nicely done!!!!
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    Looks great, Bat! You need sunglasses to look at those seats on a bright day !! I like it!!
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    Very nice. Looking forward to video.
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    Bat, it looks amazing! Great work!
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    Thanks gearhead gang.
    My plan is not to run the top on the rod very much,but to have something to put on if weather looks kind of iffy about rain,but can then fold it down inplace if needed.. Franky I don't like a folded down tops much my self,so all of it can come off EZ or just fold down temp in this design.
    Here is some of the work I'm playing with now,doing a folding top.
    I'm doing it myself like all the rest,I pick up two 3/4in. EMT tubes,thats what you see as 2 bows,the windsheild header is wood,two 3/4in.x 3in. screwed together an shaped,I made up two metal lock to top of post deels=locks with a little wingbolt at each side.
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    I'm thinking about 9 snaps across the back wood lip,an stapeled front edge to headerbow with loops sewed in for the other top bows. I got two yards of 60in.wide tan Sunbrela,should be more then enough.
    To work out the panel lay out for the fabric,I'm making a pattern of some show card. Looking like 3 parts to sew together at each side of center,plus a rear window I'll cut and do last,that will be a Oval shape like the Ford logo.
    Idea is for the design to fold down by backing off the two wing bolts that hold windsheild header bow and fold it back,, or to remove completely pull the two bolts at the main bow/body an unsnap the 9 snaps around rear cockpit lip.
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    Nice design Bat. Simple and effective.
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    Looks like it'll work, and like you said an easy on/off design so it can spend most of it's time hanging in the garage.
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    EMT?????????? go to a boat top place and get SS tube and swivel fittings---no rust,paint or plating necessary and all proven use items-------

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry clayton View Post
    EMT?????????? go to a boat top place and get SS tube and swivel fittings---no rust,paint or plating necessary and all proven use items-------
    Thanks but for me that cost way to much and ,even if I had $,bimin top parts look bluky and boaty not like hotrod to me. I'll sand n paint,EMT coat was $3.68 each,had 1/8in. plate steel laying around,so far got about $29 in top,including fabic. May have as much as $50 or so by time I'm done making it.
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    I've always found an excess of stuff in there take off piles-----------


    Altho-------I do use a considerable amount of emt in the larger sizes as mock up for roll cage bends---way cheaper than putting a wrong bend in some 4130---------


    I've recently been looking for some reasonable priced beer kegs---------

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry clayton View Post
    .....I've recently been looking for some reasonable priced beer kegs---------
    Those "old style" beer kegs are getting to be like hen's teeth, aren't they? Coupled with the fact that the keg design has changed, the package stores are discouraging the use of kegs, pointing out that the unit volume cost compared to cans or bottles is the same, plus the consumer doesn't waste 5 to 40% left in the keg at the end of a party. I don't know where a guy would find an "old style" keg, other than EvilBay.
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    The old style kegs still occasionally show up at the swaps meets here which is where I found this one.




    I came across this one in the corner of the local wrecking yard and hauled it home about 6 months ago.

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    Nice design on your top. It looks like it'll work well!
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