Bob Hill

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  1. Anyone want a bunch of Old Cars Weekly?

    Man, I wish I had seen this earlier but oh well. Bob
  2. HPOF Question - Pickup Truck

    If you paint the truck you will basically eliminate yourself from HPOF consideration. Bob
  3. Emotionally attached to vehicle

    You said his dad died "not too long ago". Maybe as time passes, he will be less attached to it but right now the memory of his dad and that truck are still very fresh. Bob
  4. what do i do

    How far along are you on the Moon restoration? Are you at a point where you can store it without having to duplicate effort (put parts back on that will be required to be removed later for restoration)? IF you can, I would put it aside and do the Devaux in honor of your wife, I think your daughter probably wants his as a memory to her mom Bob
  5. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1990-Buick-Reatta-Convertible/292219280706 Year: 1990 Coupe: ____ Conv:__X__ Mileage:_____131000_____ Considered Correct? (Y) Location: Fayetteville, TN VIN:1G4EC33C7LB907594_ Title: Clear_X_ Salvage____ Other___ Any Accident History? (Y/N) None Asking Price: $ 4250 Willing to take trade (Y/N) - depends on what it is Exterior Color: Black Interior Color: Tan Paint Original? (Y/N) - has been partially painted - hood, truck and tonneau Paint Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) - good, overall but not prefect, has a few minor issues Belt & Bumper Molding Color: (Black/Body Color) Body Body Dents: (Y/N) a few door dings but not many If Y where__________________ Body Rust: (Y/N) NO If Y where__________________ Windshield Chipped or Cracked? (Y/N) NO If Y to what extent? Vent Glass Intact? (Y/N) YES If N please describe which one is damaged and how damaged. Rubber surround molding for windshield condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) GOOD (Coupe only) Rubber surround molding for rear window condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) Out Side Mirrors Intact? (Y/N) YES Headlight Motors Function Correctly? (Y/N) YES Tail Light Lens: (Clear/Cloudy/Cracked) Clear (Convertable only) Convertable Top Material: (Vinyl or Cloth) Cloth Convertable Top Color? TAN Convertable Top Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) GOOD Please describe any flaws or problems with the convertible top. Interior Original? (Y/N) YES 16 Way Seats? (Y/N) NO Works (Y/N) Suede bolsters? (88 only) (Y/N) Seat Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) GOOD Drivers interior door panel condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) GOOD Passengers interior door panel condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) Center console top armrest condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) EXCELLENT (Been recovered) Door weather stripping condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) GOOD Headliner Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) EXCELLENT Carpet Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) GOOD Original Floor Mats: (Y/N) YES Floor Mat Condition: (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) GOOD Condition of Steering Wheel Leather: (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) FAIR Sun Roof? (Y/N) NA Works? (Y/N) Functional Keyless Entry? (Y/N) NO Both Remotes? (Y/N) NO Problems with Electronic Dash items? (Y/N) NONE - sometimes Headlights suggested comes on prematurely If Y describe problems: Power Windows Work Correctly? (Y/N) YES Power Seats Work Correctly? (Y/N) Driver's seat does, passenger does not Power Door Locks Work Correctly? (Y/N) INTERMITTENTLY Power Antenna Work Correctly? (Y/N) YES Original Sound System? (Y/N) YES Factory CD Player? (90-91 only) (Y/N) YES Sound System Fully Functional? (Y/N) CD player does not come on If N what are the problems (i.e. tape player, CD, speakers, noise): Speaker noise on occasion from left rear speaker Aftermarket Sound System Equipment? (Y/N) NO If Y describe: A/C Functional? (Y/N) YES If N describe problem: Has the A/C been converted from R12 to R134A? (Y/N) YES Does the suspension require any attention? (Y/N) Might need sway bar busings in futre If Y describe what is needed Tire Brand: FIrestone Mastercraft Remaining Tread: 99% - tires have less than 500 miles on them Are All Tires Matched? (Y/N) YES Factory Wheels? (Y/N) YES but currently have Cadillac CTS wheels installed If N describe the non stock wheel Factory Wheel Center Caps Condition: (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) Good to FAIR Missing Caps? (____) number Any Brake Components Replaced? (Y/N) UNSURE but all works well If Y describe the part(s) replaced and when? Last Time Brake System Was Flushed? NOT SURE Original Engine? (Y/N) If N when replaced and how many miles on replacement? Original Engine Rebuilt? (Y/N) NO If Y when and how many miles ago? Does Engine require attention? (Y/N) NO If Y what needs to be done. When was last tune up? Does the engine, cooling system, power steering, or brake system leak any fluids? (Y/N) NO If Y describe in detail what is leaking, to what extent. How often do you change the oil? Every 3500 miles Original Transmission? (Y/N) YES If N when replaced and how many miles on replacement? Original Transmission Rebuilt? (Y/N) NO If Y when and how many miles ago? Does Transmission require attention? (Y/N) NO If Y what needs to be done? When was last Transmission Service? NOT SURE Any Transmission Leaks? (Y/N) NO If Y to what extent? Have CV joints been replaced? (Y/N) NOT SURE If Y when and how many miles ago? I have (all/most/some/no) receipts for this vehicle's service history. (or, for example I have (all/most/some/no) receipts for service for the last ___ years and ______ miles) Does the car have the owners manual portfolio? NO In General, What items need attention? - Rear Sway bar bushings in the future - passenger power seat does not work but is in a comfortable position - cruise control does not work - power door locks work intermittently - door locks work fine with key - most of the top portions of the car have been painted some time in it's life. There is a bad place on the hood where it looks like maybe there was some filler applied at one time and not prepped well. You don't notice it until you get real close to car. Tonneau cover has been painted and has some imperfections - can't see it in pictures - have to be real close to notice. My Reatta Drives: (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) GOOD I am the ____4th__owner of this Reatta.
  6. What's the better buy?

    As others have said, the Model A will be an easier repair and probably easier to sell when you had your fun. On the other hand, it really depends on what you like the best and what your goals are with the car since they are two totally different vehicles. If you are solely going on cost, I would go with the Model A
  7. Nickel

    I've used a product called "Simichrome Polish" on my Model A and it works real well - it is available at most motorcycle dealerships Bob
  8. Henry Ford?

    Not even a close resemblance in my opinion Bob
  9. Cars That Made America

    Steve, I agree with you in principle. It is sad to see the History Channel make documentaries that do not accurately reflect history but while it "upsets" me, I just pass it off as to what seems to be happening all around us - too many folks are not interesting in doing their job correctly, they just want to get the product out there for the $$ and not worry about the quality. Call me a pessimist but I do not believe it will get better - only worse. I don't think the History Channel truly cares what the average viewer thinks as long as the advertisers keep buying ads. Those of us who watched it as knowledgeable"critics" don't really matter to them because we are most likely a small portion of the viewers, so I refuse to get "angry" about something I have no control over. On the flip side, if the program sparks an interest in the old car hobby, it is a good thing despite the poor preparation. Bob
  10. Cars That Made America

    ^^ I agree - I had rather watch a show all cars that wasn't 100% accurate than watch a show where they cut up a antique car and make it into something horrible Bob
  11. Cars That Made America

    And you won't. They succeeded in (1) getting the production on the air and (2) getting the sponsorships (i.e. revenue). If they weren't concerned with accuracy before the production, they certainly won't be afterwards. Personally, I don't get too bent out of shape about stuff like this. I go in with the idea that everything produced is first and foremost for revenue generation, not accuracy. I have said for years - there is no reality in reality TV - and this stretches across almost all forms of TV shows today that are either billed as reality programs or documentaries. I still enjoyed the show overall. I just ignored everything that was wrong and overlooked it. Bob
  12. Cars That Made America

    If i were going to get so upset over a TV show I would consider just not watching. True, it is not all that historically correct, they used the wrong cars, etc., etc. but ti is for entertainment first and foremost regardless of what channel it is on. In the big scheme of life, this show is not worth getting upset over. Bob
  13. Cars That Made America

    Yea I thought that was funny in a sad way. Nothing like going backwards to get your Model T replacement LOL. I think most of these documentaries are done on a tight budget and they are more interested in getting the show on the air that spending time to make sure it is accurate Bob
  14. Cars That Made America

    I watched the first episode last night. It was okay overall - not the best I have seen but certainly not the worst. It was interesting but I could have done without the commentary by the NASCAR drivers though. Bob
  15. Interesting Reatta Color?

    Here is one that is a little more stock than the other yellow you posted. I don't care for the side skirts but otherwise it isn't a bad looking car IMHO Bob