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    The Ressurection of Daphne - a 1932 DL

    If Homosote is indeed impregnated with Creosote, it will have a distinct odor that will likely concentrate in the confines of a closed car. Might want to get a good whiff of it before purchasing.
  2. Gary, If SMS is the LeBaron's source, have you tried contacting SMS directly? They may have some of the material available for their own retail customers. When I ordered an entire interior for my 59, I purchased through them directly (https://smsautofabrics.com/). It's unfortunate there aren't other sources for materials. Your defective cloth was apparently produced by SMS, I too had issues with SMS material, but my issue was with their leather. < begin SMS rant > I ordered and received 2 whole leather hides dyed in the appropriate red color more than a year prior to bringing it to the upholsterer (it cost a fortune). When I presented the hide to the upholsterer a year later, the first thing he asked was if I knew the hide was spray dyed as it wouldn't be very durable... I had no idea! Apparently, hides can either be spray dyed or vat dyed. Needless to say, Vat Dyed leather is far more durable as the dye literally penetrates the fibers of the leather as opposed to a topical spray. Upon calling them about this they told me if I wanted vat dyed leather I would have had to order it that way. Nowhere on the SMS website does it mention these options, neither was it discussed by their sales team upon ordering. As the upholsterer foretold, the dye did begin to wear off in less than 2 years of very limited use. I was less than pleased. <end rant > Hoping your new SMS cloth works out as great as the rest of your restoration. Looking forward, as is everyone, to the completion of your project!
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    Post 4292...4th pic of salesman shaking hands with buyer... anybody know what the little black car outside the window is?
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    The Ressurection of Daphne - a 1932 DL

    Been following your build since the beginning and enjoying it as much as anyone. Wondering what your final decision was with the windshield...are you going to stick with the original design or go with the continuous hinge? ~ Tom
  5. Looks to be a dead ringer of the color William Clay Ford special ordered for his personal Continental. So maybe not a color from the order book, but a factory produced color just the same!
  6. Roger, I agree with the others that whatever color you choose it will be spectacular. You can add me as a fan of the color blue. I'm sure you've see it, but for those who haven't, the September 2016 issue of Hemmings Classic Car featured the creator of the Mark II, William Clay Ford's original 1956. His was painted a special one-off color called "Honolulu Blue", which is remarkably similar to the sample color you provided. For the creator of the incredible one-off model to paint it a one-off factory color made for the creator of the actual car might be worth considering.
  7. I think its worth noting that on page one of this odyssey you write: "February 3, 2010 was the beginning of this mad project: the construction of a Continental Mark II, scale 1:12, from scratch." So yesterday was the 7 year anniversary, not only for you the builder, but for all of us as spectators...thank you for bringing us along on this fabulous ride!
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    Help ID this car please

    Wow, thanks so much guys! Leif, can you post that same pic without the red circles...I'd like to forward it along with the good news that you all were able to identify the car. At the very least, the pic could be dated to be no older than 1936, and probably a few years thereafter based on the condition of the car. Thanks again
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    Help ID this car please

    The below pic is of a friends mother and her sister and they are trying to get a rough date and the type of car. Can anyone help identify the make and year? I know there is not much to go on.
  10. Roger, I too have been following your thread for years. The addition of the video makes your work all the more incredible. Thank you for taking the time to show the world your amazing work and I look forward to more videos in the future!
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    The Ressurection of Daphne - a 1932 DL

    Tayormade. It's been obvious from the start that you have put in about as much work and taken as much pride in this build thread as you have your actual car! Can't blame you a bit for being disappointed and disheartened that the site seems to have lost so many of your photos. Hopefully someone at the controls will be able to restore what is missing. As one of the people that have been watching from the beginning, I probably speak for many when I ask that you consider keeping this thread going to the conclusion, even if the old photos cannot be returned. So many of us share in your travails and anxiously await each new progress post. We all want nothing more than to be able to cheer your efforts to the day the final bolt is tightened and last coat of wax applied!
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    Avanti R2, 1963, refresh

    Unusual to see a 1963 Unimog for sale in the local North Jersey newspaper
  13. Roger, I'm one of the silent majority that have been watching from day one...your work continues to astound and is just unbelievable! Amazing job!