David Fertig

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    1930 - 31 Model A Fenders Wanted

    I'll be at Carlisle and Hershey looking for a set of 1930-31 Model A coupe fenders. Need good usable fenders that do not need a ton of work. Do not want spare tire well. Need all 4 fenders. Also need splash aprons and possibly running boards. Thanks, David W. Fertig 717-497-2145
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    Still looking for 1932 Chevy roadster

    I posted awhile ago and was chastised for wanting to hot rod an old Chevy. Thought I'd try again and maybe get a better response. Yes, I know there is the HAMB board too. I am looking for a 1932 Chevrolet roadster. I do not want a restored show car. I would like to find one complete, although the drivetrain and frame are not important. Yes, it will be a hot rod. And it will be full fendered without the spares. Rumble seat or trunk is fine. Here is a pic of a Chrysler body I just found for my builder for himself. I'd like something more then this, but if it is as clean as this, then I would consider just the shell.
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    Fender skirt install help needed

    Questions on fender skirt rubber install. I am thinking that the wire is supposed to hold the rubber on? And I am guessing that the rubber is shown installed backwards? Any tips/tricks to getting and keeping these together? The wire doesn't seem to want to stay put on the rubber. (I have tried it with the rubber on both as seen in the pic and also reversed). Thanks!
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    1931 Cadillac Rolling Chassis with Engine and Trans.

    C Carl - yes, that is the car that I now own. It was bought by this guy's dad in 1948 as his first car when he got out of the service. The inspection sticker on it is 1956. He said his dad was on a decades long restoration of this car, but that other cars seemed to come, get rebuilt and go, but this one never got finished. This was the last car that they had to settle the estate. I bought it because it's the "daddy" of the 1932 Chevy. And because it was so clean. And not a 6-wheel. And not a V-12 or V-16. I like the roadsters better, but I like the suicide doors on these coupes. I could have bought an Experimetal Chevy body, but that's not quite my idea. I want something like the blue Chevy above. Or I'd even consider just a body. Thanks for your kind words C Carl. Most of us hot rodders are not bad people. We'll usually work with the restoration guys and are willing to work with less then prime examples. I am still young by "car guy" standards, but my views have changed over the years. I used to look down on the late model guys and the tuners or rice burner crowd, But then you realize that they are still at least "into cars" and are doing something other then making payments on a Prius. I'm not going to build a Toyota. They are not going to restore a pre-war car. And most of the people in the AACA are not going to drop a Fleetline on the ground or build a pro-street Nova. But we are all "car guys."
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    1931 Cadillac Rolling Chassis with Engine and Trans.

    Here's a perfect car for what I am looking for. Not sure who's it is, but the pics are online.
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    1931 Cadillac Rolling Chassis with Engine and Trans.

    The status is that there is no update. I got my Fleetline on the road in the beginning of summer. Just did the mechanicals on my beater '50 Chevy. And am getting ready to work on my boy's Model A in an effort to have it ready for his 16th birthday next year. The guy I have building my cars works on what he wants when he wants. I am lucky to have found him as he treats my cars like his own cars and his work is top notch. As of right now, the Caddy is tucked in a garage and waiting it's turn. I am still looking for a '32 Chevy roadster to build and will hopefully find one. Once I do, then I will probably make a decision on this car. As of now, the plan is still to make a hotrod out of it. I know that is not what most of you want to hear, but... I want build a roadster. I know how I'd do a Chevy. But I am not sure on the details of this car. I sit in it. Look at it. Do a bunch of looking on line and at shows. It's a big car. But it has great lines. It does not have the fender mount spares. It has suicide doors. I have no wood work and no rust repair. And most of the chrome has been done. That's a lot going for the start of a build. If anyone is serious about this car, and is coming in to Hershey this fall, I could possibly schedule a showing. I am less then an hour away from there. The car is not for sale at this time, but could be if I find a Chevrolet. Or I would be more then willing to work out a trade but only for a 1932 Chevy.
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    1950 Chevy distributor

    cahartley - some cars more then others. I had a '31 Chevy 5-window that I would turn the key and go. It didn't like sitting in traffic, but I'd drive that one anywhere. And we just finished a '48 Fleetline that I hope to drive a bunch. But I also have a '33 Chevy that I am not sure what is going to fall off, seize up, pop out, or stop working next.
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    1950 Chevy distributor

    Thanks for all the info. Yes, good advice on the notebook. I bought this car from a friend who bought it from a guy who said he had it running and driving recently and that he (I believe this is what he said) was the original owner. However... The plugs were so crusty and the points were shot - it wouldn't even fire with a squirt in the carb. And the fuel pump does not. So... A few more parts then originally thought. But at least there is a new poly tank in the car. Little floor pan work and it'll be a cool car to spin around town.
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    1950 Chevy distributor

    Well, here is some more info: Block stamping is HAM504121 which looks to be a 1950 Towanda, NY. regular engine. Head is cast 3835913 GM22 which looks to be 1954-55? Distributor is Delco model 1112403 which looks to be 1955-62.
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    1950 Chevy distributor

    I just started working on a '50 Chevy and found that at some point, someone put a '55-62 distributor on it. Would there have been a reason for this? And of course I already bought a cap for a '50. Sigh.... So, should I just get a cap for a '55-62, or should I buy a '50 distributor? I assume the points and condenser would be the same. Thanks!
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    Chevrolet roadster

    ExperiMetal did make some bodies, but it was a limited run and they are not easy to find. There was one for sale not too long ago, but the seller was hard to get any answers from. If I build this one to what I like, it would most likely get a big block Caddy engine.
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    1931 Cadillac Rolling Chassis with Engine and Trans.

    Yachtflame - I sent you pics.
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    1931 Cadillac Rolling Chassis with Engine and Trans.

    Richelieu - I sent you a message. Never got one from you. Let me know if you did not get mine.
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    1931 Cadillac Rolling Chassis with Engine and Trans.

    So to clear up any confusion: I was looking for a Chevrolet roadster in less then pristine condition. I intended to put a newer engine, trans, and rear in it. And drive the snot out of it. I found this Cadillac with such a great body that I could not pass it up. It has been said many times that the '32 Chevy is the baby '31 Caddy. I have a couple other vehicles in the works before I get to any roadster/convertible. So I have time to (1) Continue to look for a Chevy (2) Decide what to do with this Caddy. I am not sure the direction I want to take with this car. I will not be building it like I had planned for a Chevy. It is a different car. What I wanted to know was (1) is there any interest in a complete rolling chassis and drivetrain and maybe an approximation of value of this. And after some comments and thinking about this car (2) What is the value range of this car with a decent (non points car) restoration. Since I may consider doing that and selling it. (3) What would be the value range of the car as is? In case I find a Chevy. (4) Since I am open minded at this time - if anyone has a similar car as this or a Chevy roadster and is in the PA or MD area and would be willing take me for a ride in their car, I may indeed see the finer aspects of restoring this car as opposed to other ideas. As of right now, and if I do not find a Chevy, the current plan is for a big block - probably a Cadillac. And to take the body off and set it on a new frame. And build in in a way that it could be put back to original if desired. However - I would consider selling all the parts not used if (1) they have a decent value to offset my project (2) if the car restored is not worth the value of keeping the parts. I hope that is clear. I really don't care if someone has a Chevy, but won't sell it because of what I am going to do with it. I really don't care if you do not like my plans. Like I said, I am open at this point, but as the year goes on and shop space opens up, I will be ready to build something. You can tell me to go to the HAMB and I do look there. But I am pretty sure there are more people on this site who could use parts off this car if I go that route.
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    1931 Cadillac Rolling Chassis with Engine and Trans.

    A couple random thoughts: Is there anyone with a similar Cadillac or a '28-32 Chevy roadster that is in the Pennsylvania or Maryland area that would be willing to give me a ride in their original car once the winter breaks? Or that is coming to Hershey with their car in the Fall? If I were to restore this car - not for a points car, but as a driver. Like I said, all the wood is new. Do a decent leather interior (some is already done). A decent paint job. And the chrome is pretty good. What is the opinion of value? I saw a driver that looks like it just sold for somewhere in the $55-65K. What is the opinion of value on this car as it is? The motor looks done. Original top included for pattern. All sheetmetal looks really good except for a small crease/brake on the rear fender bead. What is a realistic chance of finding a '32 Chevy roadster? The ones I have seen, seem expensive for what they are or are too nice for me.