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  1. What you'll have is something that is the "perfect" outcome of all your efforts! What most of us wouldn't give to purchase back the most memorable car we ever owned... and have the pleasure of driving it again. You're doing great on your grand old car and can't wait to see a pic of you driving it!
  2. Happy to hear you have a surgery date on the calendar. As much as I, and everyone else, is looking forward to progress updates ... Daphne can wait a little longer Good Luck!
  3. I'm another one of the guys that have been with you since the first post... you made 9 years goes by in a flash because each post was more amazing than the last. Thanks for educating and wowing all of us with your talents, skill, patience, and humbleness... I've enjoyed every second of it! I'm so looking forward to watching you bring some of your "older" models up to date! ~ Tom
  4. Hey Gary, Thanks for allowing all of us to come along for the ride, its been fun! Question - I may have missed it, but did you ever tell us whether you resolved the issue with the drivers side door handle hitting the fabric? Thanks again
  5. 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.
  6. 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 mor
  7. Post 4292...4th pic of salesman shaking hands with buyer... anybody know what the little black car outside the window is?
  8. 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
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. 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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