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hudtop.jpgin the mold box right now..uptop.jpg

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Nice, Jeff. Got a price yet?

The maroon top many Hudson convertibles had was a very distinctive feature. Black and tan were also seen somewhat regularly.

Charlie Larkin

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NICE JOB JEFF B. BRING SOME TO THE MEETING ON THE 13TH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I want one...how much? :)

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Would it be safe to say that the original top material was what we call a "Hartz" top? Almost like a suede type?

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I am interested in one or two. Please keep me posted when you are ready to sell the tops. Thanks!

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Would it be safe to say that the original top material was what we call a "Hartz" top? Almost like a suede type?

Correct. Most American convertibles up until the early-mid 1950s used Haartz (with two "a"s) canvas. I believe the canvas top option on the present-production Chrysler 200 (in place of the vinyl) is also made by Haartz.

Charlie Larkin

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Very interested in this... and love how low the mockup car sits.

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I am also interested in this up top I would take two. Are they available yet? How much?

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had it all molded. then got a kit. they made changes in the windshield header so the top dosent the production kit. ive remastered it and should have it ready very soon

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COOL!! Bring one to the next meeting Jeff. Might get my but i gear to finish.

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Hey Jeff, you got to take care of a fellow Ballard first! Put me down for four.

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take two..the original master was suplied by bill coulter. i finessed it to fit the vert test shot i had . after selling a couple, turns out they changed the tooling after i received the test shot. now it fits the production kit. nyc002.jpg

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Got a link I can order it through? Gotta have one!

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Anyone making a convertible top to fit the Moebius Hudson convertible? I would love to build mine with a nice top that sets off the color of the car.

Please let me know how to grab one, if one is made. Thank you in advance.

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Jeff Ballard of Motor City Resin Casters is offering a Hudson up-top.

John

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ebaytop.jpg

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Wow, that looks really good. Thanks guys, I really appreciate the information, I will get one ordered ASAP :)

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or a Carson type top from a regular kit?

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Jeff Ballard at Motor City Resin Casters was working on one if I recall, but I'm not sure on its status other than it isn't yet listed on his website.

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i got it! thought we put it on the website, but we musta forgot to.

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i got it! thought we put it on the website, but we musta forgot to.

Vince,

I have one of Jeff's Hudson up-tops for the Hudson convertible! What can I say about it except that it's one of the most perfect resin pieces I have ever seen (and I've seen lots of resin, even made a lot of resin parts). Be sure to catch up with Jeff at NNLE and snag that convertible up top--you will NOT be disappointed.

Art

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I second that! Jeff's up-top is perfect in every way. makes a great addition to the nifty Moebius Hudson convertible.

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Jeffs up top may be nice. However his bottom is questionable.

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