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Old 08-10-2012, 09:28 PM   #1
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Anyone into Ragtops?? After 20 years of looking, my '52 should be delivered this weekend..
Getting a bit excited for sure
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:56 PM   #2
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Rag Tops... did you say Rag Tops...??? I love em! Congratulations on your '52, enjoy it. Vic
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Yep I got em How many would you like?
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Old 08-11-2012, 05:41 AM   #4
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For now,, one will do but sure would like to hook up with other flathead drop toppers.
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:16 AM   #5
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Topless is my favorite Congrats on yours
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:17 AM   #6
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:20 AM   #7
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"HOLY COW" 20 YEARS OF SEARCHING??!
are you too fussy or too cheap?!! -- i myself am both!!
CONGRATS on the new rag!!
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:34 PM   #8
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Old convertibles are great, on the right days or the time of day. It is no fun sitting in the hot sun moving or not when the temperature gets in the high 80's or 90's. I get so much engine heat in the cabin that I swelter on hot days. The leatherette upholstery doesn't help.

But there isn't anything like an early morning or late evening ride in a convertible with the cool air and the dual Smitty's playing that flathead V-8 music. Ahhh! Congrats, hope you enjoy your new ragtop...
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:02 AM   #9
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I'm with you Shadetree, down here in Florida, in the summer, I keep the tops up on our rag tops during the day but in the cooler months the tops stay down almost all the time.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:43 AM   #10
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20 years looking? Gee... I spent 24 years hunting parts & restoring mine#**%. Good thing I had my 40 Ford Pickup driver 19 of those years or I would have gone NUTS! Been driving my 36 Cabriolet since last Sept. & Lovin it Missing the parts hunt a little%#&*.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:34 PM   #11
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It was a one eye, off and on search, but as of now I can say I have "seen" two 52 Merc drop tops and have owned them both.. This one is a lot nicer than the one I had back in the 60's, which I abused and sent to it's eternal resting place.

I pledge to do better with this one.


FWIW the 52 Merc ragtop is probably more rare than your favorite 30's car.. Per one owner there are only 49 registered in the US, and probably half of those have been rodded.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/?cmd=...ht_1962wt_1165
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