Cabriolets

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Cabriolets
« on: May 18, 2016, 02:07:10 PM »
I'm still kicking myself for not buying Charlie Duran's cabriolet when I had the chance !  Here's a pic of Barry Lobeck's, to get the ball rolling.

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Re: Cabriolets
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2016, 10:42:48 PM »
This one is up for grabs !  :D
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2016, 10:43:45 PM »
Old hotrod from the 50s

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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2016, 10:45:06 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2016, 10:46:31 PM »
My old one that I wish I hadn't sold and my new one.

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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2016, 10:48:33 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2016, 10:50:07 PM »
Built by Steve Waugh For Clayton Lutes
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2016, 10:51:44 PM »
BAD ASS
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Re: Cabriolets
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2016, 10:52:36 PM »
CABRIOLET
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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2016, 10:53:47 PM »
Here's a barn find
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« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2016, 10:54:33 PM »
A cool look from days gone by. Wouldn't look out of place even in todays world
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« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2016, 10:55:11 PM »
A cool look from days gone by. Wouldn't look out of place even in todays world
Cabriolet owned and restyled by Alfred A. Berton of Hamden, Connecticut. Alfred's Cabriolet  was powered by a 1948 Mercury 286 cid engine equipped with a Harman & Collins ignition, Bellond headers, a Weiand 3-carb manifold and heads that worked out to a compression ratio of 10:1. The hopped up engine was good for more than 200 horsepower. In order to get the right stance, the frame was Z'ed and fit with a 4" Dago front axle with aircraft shocks. The car was also equipped with Kinmont disc brakes, a very unusual feature at that time. The top and side panels of the hood were louvered, the windshield was chopped 4 inches and fit with a Carson Top by Glen Houser of Carson Top Shop. 20 coats of metallic bronze paint finished off the build. In 1955 Alfred's car was exhibited at the fifth annual Hartford Autorama; according to The Fifth Annual National Hartford Autorama Souvenir Pictorial the car was valued at $3,000 with its full complement of Stewart-Warner instruments
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« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2016, 10:55:59 PM »
I like the side window modification on this one.
Want to buy.......some round, skinny, bias ply tires.

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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2016, 10:56:38 PM »
so cal speed shop open house.

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Re: Cabriolets
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2016, 10:58:22 PM »
With and without fenders... which one do you like?

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Re: Cabriolets
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2016, 10:58:54 PM »
Beautiful is Beautiful.................with an evening gown or bikini........Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2016, 10:59:57 PM »
Cabriolet.

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« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2016, 11:02:37 PM »
Bitchin Cabriolet.
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« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2016, 11:03:39 PM »
Nice in Maroon
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« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2016, 11:04:42 PM »
Nice in Maroon
Very nice.Like the one with the black interior & top.Nice chop on it.
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« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2016, 11:05:27 PM »
Check out this sneaky little Cabrio. Sorry I dont have a front pic
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« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2016, 11:07:32 PM »
Great thread!  Here's my old cabriolet that was saved from a tree in Cherry Hills (Near Denver) Colorado.  Pics of when I got it in two pieces and how it looks today.

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« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2016, 11:08:44 PM »
Great thread!  Here's my old cabriolet that was saved from a tree in Cherry Hills (Near Denver) Colorado.  Pics of when I got it in two pieces and how it looks today.
That is a great save...........must have been there for quite a few years by the size of that tree! I would imagine the frame was embedded into it ...............
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« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2016, 11:09:14 PM »
Great thread!  Here's my old cabriolet that was saved from a tree in Cherry Hills (Near Denver) Colorado.  Pics of when I got it in two pieces and how it looks today.
Nice save !  How did you rebuild the windshield posts ?  It seemed like every hot rodded cabriolet I ever ran into had the posts cut off.

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« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2016, 11:10:02 PM »
Great thread!  Here's my old cabriolet that was saved from a tree in Cherry Hills (Near Denver) Colorado.  Pics of when I got it in two pieces and how it looks today.
That is a great save...........must have been there for quite a few years by the size of that tree! I would imagine the frame was embedded into it ...............
Ted Bowen and his best friend chased this old Cabriolet for over 35 years before Ted finally snagged it.  When they first tried to buy it the tree was just a little sapling, they told the owner he should cut it down but he said it would keep it from getting stolen!  The whole story of trying to buy it was pretty crazy with the owner chasing them off with a shotgun a few times until he was hospitalized for a mental condition and Ted was able to buy it from the guy's wife.  I just happened to call Ted about buying the car when he had decided to sell it the night before.

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« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2016, 11:10:52 PM »
Great thread!  Here's my old cabriolet that was saved from a tree in Cherry Hills (Near Denver) Colorado.  Pics of when I got it in two pieces and how it looks today.
Nice save !  How did you rebuild the windshield posts ?  It seemed like every hot rodded cabriolet I ever ran into had the posts cut off.
I did the easy way by taking it to Tom Bay (R&J Enterprises in Arkansas City, KS) to refab the windshield for me.  I had heard from a friend that Tom had done a few of them in the past and asked him to do mine.  I think he didn't want to do it but he decided he could make some extras to sell because a lot of them are out there that had been whacked off to make them into roadsters.  Tom did a great job and I had him pull it back to the same angle as a '34 Cabriolet and chop it 2 3/4".

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« Reply #26 on: June 02, 2016, 11:11:18 PM »
Thank you for the education.  We have a body out here, and your work and information is really helpful.  bob

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« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2016, 11:11:43 PM »

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« Reply #28 on: October 05, 2017, 05:55:04 PM »
Cabriolet
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« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2017, 05:57:04 PM »
At the drags
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« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2017, 07:42:56 AM »
Can't forget one of my all-time favorite deuces:
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« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2017, 01:05:00 AM »
This ones coming up for sale in Australia
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« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2017, 06:36:25 AM »
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« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2017, 12:49:42 PM »
With and without fenders... which one do you like?

With fenders would be my choice on that one.
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« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2017, 12:58:37 PM »
This ones coming up for sale in Australia
Late night Graeme.Sport coupe. ;)
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« Reply #35 on: October 07, 2017, 08:17:40 PM »
Just testing Beppie to see who noticed and you are the only one. Nice work
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« Reply #36 on: October 07, 2017, 08:23:28 PM »
I just didn't want to start something............

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« Reply #37 on: October 08, 2017, 12:10:01 AM »
Lets see who knows thew difference between a Cabriolet and a Sports Coupe. No cheating
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« Reply #38 on: October 08, 2017, 12:20:25 AM »
Lets see who knows thew difference between a Cabriolet and a Sports Coupe. No cheating
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« Reply #39 on: October 08, 2017, 08:34:30 AM »
Lets see who knows thew difference between a Cabriolet and a Sports Coupe. No cheating


Sport Coupe uses 5W doors but the cowl A pillars differ at the windshield frame area for the square upper w/s corners, while the Cabriolet has unique doors that have no window surround, and also different hinge locations on the A pillar. Both bodies use some top bows to support the soft top but the S/C top is fixed so naturally there is no folding top assembly. S/C has quarter panels similar to 5 W with some minor differences at the B pillar but what makes the Cabriolet quarter really different is the lack of the raised reveal next to the deck lid as well as the filler panel behind the passenger area and the panel below the deck lid which is welded and metal finished to the quarters. Also, the door handle escutcheon plate is flat on the Cabriolet as the handles mount flat on the panel, not on the reveal like the S/C and 5W. I'd say those are the major differences.
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« Reply #40 on: October 08, 2017, 07:34:15 PM »
I've been thinking about my mention of the lower panel to quarters being metal finished, and must say I don't know for sure. As I have mentioned here before I owned a Cabriolet when I was 18, it was a decent channeled body, '32 frame, steering and front end with chromed hydraulic brakes and also a '57 Chevy rear end. No tools, no garage and not enough knowledge so I traded it off. Anyway, 50 years later and my memory is a bit foggy. Was that panel leaded by the factory or did a rodder do that?
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« Reply #41 on: October 09, 2017, 11:01:21 AM »
Got rid of number two, here is number three. I also have a number four that is for sale. I hope I have finding these thing out of my system ;D

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« Reply #42 on: October 09, 2017, 11:04:07 AM »
Lets see who knows thew difference between a Cabriolet and a Sports Coupe. No cheating


Sport Coupe uses 5W doors but the cowl A pillars differ at the windshield frame area for the square upper w/s corners, while the Cabriolet has unique doors that have no window surround, and also different hinge locations on the A pillar. Both bodies use some top bows to support the soft top but the S/C top is fixed so naturally there is no folding top assembly. S/C has quarter panels similar to 5 W with some minor differences at the B pillar but what makes the Cabriolet quarter really different is the lack of the raised reveal next to the deck lid as well as the filler panel behind the passenger area and the panel below the deck lid which is welded and metal finished to the quarters. Also, the door handle escutcheon plate is flat on the Cabriolet as the handles mount flat on the panel, not on the reveal like the S/C and 5W. I'd say those are the major differences.
a buddy of mine in Alberta has an AR Sport Coupe project car, its pretty rough though.
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Re: Cabriolets
« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2017, 12:06:06 PM »
Bart Bartoni's
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« Reply #44 on: November 20, 2017, 01:28:12 PM »
Cabriolet
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« Reply #45 on: November 20, 2017, 01:30:00 PM »
Cabriolet
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« Reply #46 on: November 20, 2017, 01:32:45 PM »
Cabriolet
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« Reply #47 on: November 20, 2017, 01:33:25 PM »
Cabriolet
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« Reply #48 on: November 20, 2017, 01:34:39 PM »
Cabriolet
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