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  1. Matt, good to hear your damage was relatively minor. Unfortunately a lot of people didn't come out so lucky, we are still praying for them..
  2. These are not my parts, don't know anything about them other than seeing the Craigslist ad this morning. Ad says 1936 Studebaker parts $200: https://greenville.craigslist.org/pts/d/1936-studebaker-parts/6634303068.html
  3. Dale, I have not been on the computer much since early this week. I was shocked when looking at this thread today -- what fantastic progress you have made!! My hat is off to you!
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    Differential Pig

    I've heard the drop-out center sections called "hogsheads", so a pig is similar. And if you look at them from the side, they do look like a hog or pig's head.
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    Summer of Exploration

    Glad to hear you have overcome that issue. Good looking car, nothing better than driving around in an old car!
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    Oozing glue

    I use 3M Adhesive Cleaner p/n 08984 for cleaning upholstory adheisive. Rub gently, and it's always best to try the cleaner on an area that can't be seen first to make sure there won't be any adverse effects.
  7. Nick/Jake, good to see you sold this one. Looked like a really decent car from the pics you had posted.
  8. Updating an older car is a slippery slope, isn't it? But you are doing a great job, and as I've mentioned before this is one of my favorite threads because you plan on driving this car (more than just to the weekly cruise-in and back). The fans look good. I have not had any experience with late '40s/early '50s MoPars, although I admire them for their engineering and their practical styling. Anyway, I was surprised at the shape of the radiator. Never seen one shaped like that, very unique.
  9. That's really slick, Dale. Thanks for posting the pics. My Dad had one something like that, but was much older (probably from the late 1940s), came from the old dealership. We never used it at home, didn't really have anything to spot weld.
  10. Good progress Dale. Can you post a picture of the spot welder you are using? Looks like it peeking out of the lower right corner of the last pic in post #205 but can't see much of it.
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    1922 Fiat 501 Targa Florio

    Seats look beautiful Bernie. Thinking back to the pics you posted of the fabricated seat frames.........how does your trimmer fabricate the seat back and bottoms? Are they basically just foam, or does he use a more 'traditional' method of springs covered with burlap and then foam (or batting) on top of the burlap?
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    1922 Fiat 501 Targa Florio

    I believe I'll stick around too.
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    1922 Fiat 501 Targa Florio

    Good to hear you are progressing along with the body frame Bernie. We will wait patiently until you are ready to 'unveil' it via pictures. Based on the other bodies you have built, I have no doubt the wait will be worth it! By the way, it looks like Ron Covell, who is a metal shaper of some reputation in the USA, still utilizes oxy-acetylene welding: https://www.hotrod.com/articles/oxy-acetylene-welding-101/
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    1913 Abbott Detroit Speedster Valuation

    Here is another thread from a few years ago, likely the same car: http://forums.aaca.org/topic/202233-1913-abbott-detroit-speedster/ I had to look up some info on Abbott-Detroit, found these sites: American Automobiles: http://www.american-automobiles.com/Abbott-Detroit.html Another site that has several pictures of Abbott-Detroits in a Speedster configuration, maybe one of these might be the car being asked about?? https://myntransportblog.wordpress.com/tag/abbott-detroit/?iframe=true&preview=true/feed/
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    1922 Fiat 501 Targa Florio

    I've heard of people using old coat hangers to torch weld, but figured that was sort of an 'old wives tale'. But, I'm sure at least a couple of folks will comment that they used to use coat hangers 'back in the day'.