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Old 09-14-2021, 03:49 PM
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Nothing like a tease.......😳
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Old 09-14-2021, 04:01 PM
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Oops, missed two 11:00s already.
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Old 09-15-2021, 12:11 PM
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By the way, I reread your comment about chopping the top. I like the idea of a forward leaning channeling. Just a couple-three inches maybe. The first time I read it I thought you meant a tapered chop. That would be rather complicated with straight pillars. I didn't say impossible, mind you, just complicated.
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I did a subtle tapered chop on my coupe & getting the doors to match tested all my skills. Had to redo parts of it a couple times but I've always liked that look on a straight up & down a-pillar car. Talkin' about slice & dice!!!

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Old 09-15-2021, 07:39 PM
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Old 09-15-2021, 08:34 PM
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I did a subtle tapered chop on my coupe & getting the doors to match tested all my skills. Had to redo parts of it a couple times but I've always liked that look on a straight up & down a-pillar car. Talkin' about slice & dice!!!

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I like the look. Especially when well executed like your coupe. After playing with my new coupe quarter windows, it occurs to me that maybe some kind of similar taper on the door window openings would make for a nice look. I need to think about it some more. As you say, its a lot of work. Unless I can find some outside skins, or even another set of inside trim pieces, I will have to reshape the sedan window openings.

As for the coupe quarter windows, I discovered that the sides are interchangeable. At first I had a matched set, them all of a sudden, I had two left sides. I was ready to contact the seller and complain, when I flipped one over and everything was good again. Wouldn't ya know ol 'Henry would do that. Make one form to stamp out a piece that fits both sides of the car.
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Old 09-16-2021, 11:05 AM
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I did a subtle tapered chop on my coupe & getting the doors to match tested all my skills. Had to redo parts of it a couple times but I've always liked that look on a straight up & down a-pillar car. Talkin' about slice & dice!!!

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Old 09-17-2021, 01:46 PM
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Correction: My quarter window garnishes are 28-29. They were sold as such, but marked 1930. 28-9s are the same both sides. 30-1 are R & L. Learn something new every day. I love the internet.

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...dings.1045847/

So, now I am watching for another set, or some skins. I expect I will be making due with what I have, but I really didn't expect to find the garnishes.

I replied to an ad on CL about a windshield frame and a rear window frame. Crickets so far. Good price, too. At least as Model A parts go.
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Old 09-17-2021, 02:08 PM
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I may need a meeting. A second set of quarter window garnishes just showed up on eBay at an exorbitant price of around half what the rest of the sellers are asking, and not much more than I paid for the first set. I bit.

Now to decide how to fill the hole.
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Old 09-17-2021, 09:00 PM
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Here we go. I like the way the couple quarter window looks in this conversion. Now i have three options for where to put the style line that goes up behind the stock quarter window.

1.) Move it forward next to the coupe window (coupes don't have a style line here, so this would be "more different")

2.) leave it where it is, and fill the hole, or

3.) move it as far back on the side as possible without going around the corner, and fill the hole. I found pictures of sedan deliveries with the style line in positions 2 and 3. I suspect the ones with the style line in position 2 are converted tudor sedans, but I am not sure on that one. Henry did some strange things.

I have also decided that the tack-strip seams will have to get filled in. There is just nothing about them that adds to the visual in a good way. And I will fill the top. A small sunroof insert would be cool if I can find one that is a good match for the curve of the roof. I'm talking about a non opening window, rather than a "door". Perhaps there is a hatch window in something that will fit. Then I would have the surrounding metal too. A back door, or hatch, is on the wish list. Maybe something similar to a VW Bus. I am considering framing up the back end and turning all or part of the back panel into a door or hatch. Making it from a real Model A door is cost prohibitive, to say the least.
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Old 09-17-2021, 09:32 PM
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Sounds like you have a plan.......of sorts.😜
Time to just sit and stare at it for a while. The answers will come to you.
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