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About kingrudy

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  1. kingrudy

    1940 Resto Rod Buick Special Tourning Sedan

    Gary, this really look fantastic. Can't wait to see the finished product. Do you still have some of the old parts available?
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    1940 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe. Spectacular!

    Very beautiful car!
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    My long build of a 1940 56S

    Today I installed the mat for the back seat. I was not able to find an exact match for the front floor mat, but I think that this one is close. Restoration Specialties has several patterns and they are willing to send as many samples as needed. The next project is the installation of the flexible pile lining for the rear quarter windows that seals the window and provides a stainless steel bead around the window reveal. I have removed the inside window garnish removed the three screws that hold the sliding window in place and removed the window (window tips inward at the top and removes from the inside.
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    My long build of a 1940 56S

    Today I installed the sill plates and jute padding for under the seat and the back seat floor. I used a spray adhesive to smooth out the padding and make it conform to the hump in the middle.Tomorrow I will put the mat down after cutting the material around the seat brackets. I am hoping to start work in the rear quarter windows to install the flexible pile lining with the stainless steel bead by the end of the week.
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    Craigslist Score

    Can't go wrong with the price.
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    What did you buy at Hershey this year?

    Struck out this year, but I was looking for some small items to finish my car and Skip Boyer said the send him a list and he might be able to help me out.
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    1939-49 opera 1/4 window weatherstripping

    Hello, I have been struggling the same issue. I originally purchased the two strips from Steele Rubber for my '40 Buick 56S. I had my car at a restoration shop that went out of business, so all of the window seals were gone and this section of the sliding quarter window really has me stumped. It does not appear as though your car has the chrome reveal on this quarter window. Not sure if this makes a difference. Chev's of the 40's makes a kit for these windows and that may be some help to you. Mike
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    '41 Super Coupe on Ebay -- not mine

    Nice looking car, I'm partial to this color.
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    1954 century sedan. GA to NC

    Matt, really sorry to see what happened to your car, but glad that you are well. I agree with Lamar, my wife got rear ended 30 years ago and her neck still gives her problems. You really should go see a doctor.
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    Window Regulator Overhaul '40 Buick

    Sorry for the late reply, have been bust moving my son from Michigan to North Carolina. Thanks for the information, the metal strips are gone, but I think that I will be able to make something very similar. I just finished the front doors, so I'm ready to tackle the quarter windows.
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    Hershey Bound

    I will be attending Hershey for the first time this year. I am looking for a few small parts for my '40 Buick 56S and am interested in some manuals that I do not have. Mike Nelson 1940 Buick 56S
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    My long build of a 1940 56S

    The rollers that I acquired from CARS came with a 1/4" rivet. The holes in the window regulators are 5/16" so I did some additional research and found that Chevs of the 40s stock the correct 5/16" rivet. The part #3847282 Window Regulator Roller will make the job easier and no need to weld the smaller part. The first thing I did was place the rivet in the vise and cross cut with a hack saw (I have been told that this can be done with a chisel, but I did not want to take any chances). Next place the rivet on the anvil part of the vise and gently hammer with two ball pein hammers (If you have a large vise you can place the regulator and a small ball pein hammer in the vise and press to spread the rivet). Afterwards hammer the end flat as in the last photo being careful to not damage the roller. To install the window regulator I would advise looking at Youtube, there is a great site of the installation on a 56 Chevy Sedan Delivery EP 11. They recommend buying a new regulator, but that isn't possible that I know of. The rest of the install was very helpful.
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    My long build of a 1940 56S

    Received some parts today for work on the quarter windows and back seat flooring. I received some valuable information from Tom regarding installation of new rollers for the drivers side window. Parts are on order for those rollers and hope to receive them tomorrow. Today I pulled the plate that covers the brake and clutch pedal to check the insulation and found that some was loose and needed to be tightened up a bit. I used some high temp spray adhesive to secure this. I also purchased the two boots for the brake and clutch pedals and installed those. I was able to stretch those over the pedals and no need to do any more dismantling. Next I laid that jute padding out to see how this was going to fit. The padding and the front mat were purchased from Bob's Automobilia some years ago. The mat was a pretty good fit, but there was no cut out for the dimmer switch. Brake, clutch and throttle all had proper holes provided, but nothing for the dimmer switch. The mat was the same (nothing for the dimmer switch. I have seen videos that recommend using spray adhesive on i the padding, but I would say first check the fit, as the three holes for the gas pedal are very close to the exact dimensions of the two screws and the rod at the top of the pedal. I ended up enlarging them slightly in order to provide play and being able to install the two screws under the gas pedal. I still have some clean up to do, but overall I'm happy with this product.
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    Window Regulator Overhaul '40 Buick

    When installing the seals for the rear quarter window, I believe that the belt strip on the outside reveal and the inside window garnish act like a sandwich to seal the window and keep it from moving side to side. My question is how is it sealed on the front portion of the glass when closed?
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    Window Regulator Overhaul '40 Buick

    Now if you have any pics of a sliding rear quarter window for this coup, I would be forever in your debt.