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    Old car nut with eclectic taste from the 1920's-1960's

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  1. auburnseeker

    1957 Dodge Pickup Windshield

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    1957 Buick Caballero

    Good looking red car for 85G That will save alot of members like me from having to download the PDF and open it. I couldn't get the picture to copy.
  3. auburnseeker

    WTB Cord or Auburn

    Wasn't it great when they were just old used cars we played with that didn't have alot of value. Unfortunately I was born to late to experience that era, The 1950's and early 60's. I have heard many great stories though.
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    Where to begin the process of selling?

    I'm sure we would all love to see more photos of this car. All angles, underneath etc. All original cars have a little different value than regular used and restored cars. More photos would help. You will probably need some provenance, history, a paper trial on the car to prove it's not a car that may have been restored 50 to 60 years ago, which now many of those cars look the part of being all original to the untrained eye. So what kind of paperwork do you have for it? Some DMV's are going to give the new owner some static trying to register a 1921 car as new. I imagine you still need some kind of paper work from the factory to do so. Just some questions that came to mind when I read your post. With more photos the members here I'm sure can tell you the exact model.
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    The toy box and the big shop, my New shop Build.

    Slow but steady progress. I did get all my doors painted. Lots of fun there. I ended up spraying them with a Rustoleum Hunter green then clearing them with a semi gloss to match the glossiness of the Pella windows. The first one didn't come out the greatest as the primer came out rough and with all the humidity predicted , no breaks in it, and the need to put all the coats on right away or wait weeks for everything to dry so it wouldn't lift, I opted for an all at once approach. Black primer, followed by the paint and then the clear. On the second one I actually sanded the barely tacked primer to smooth out some of the roughness from the overspray caused by spraying in the grid of the window panes, though I was being careful, it still built a rough surface. It worked a little better. Since the doors were pre primed, I opted to skip the primer step on door 3, but it took alot of passes to get the green to cover the white grid as it is textured to resemble wood grain and the paint wanted to bleed into the crevises not building on the higher edges well. Overall that didn't turn out bad as I wasn't trying to cover the rough primer overspray with enough paint to have it dry smooth. Door 4, I masked and primed just the grid, then pulled the masking and painted everything. It didn't turn out too bad. Though both doors have orange peel, it matches the orange peel on Pella windows. I also sprayed the first 2 door jambs, but that was a real pain, so I ironically had a dead match paint in the basement when we bought the house, semi gloss and all, that I used to paint the other 2 jambs. It took about a full can of spray paint to do each door. a little less clear and primer. If the paint had a wider spray path it would have came out much better. I believe Krylon cans have a much wider path. The rustoleum seemed like it was about 1 and 1/2 to 2 inches. That's a lot of area to cover with that width of a spray pattern when you are trying to keep a wet line. I hung them and pulled all the masking off the windows. Of course I had a couple small spots that peeled a little on a couple of the grids, but that paint I used for the jambs was a perfect touch up. I'm sure the doors look great to most people but to a car guy we notice the orange peel and other flaws. I also found the only way to hide the wet line transition is to start and end at the door knobs as it's the only place where your eye can't follow the finish. I still have 2 doors to do on the old garage, but I'm not in a hurry, and have exhausted the paint supply of Hunter green in the area for probably a week. Being I wasn't happy with the finish on the first doors and they were the two on the near end I would see and use daily, I decided to swap the slabs with the back two. Of course ,even though they are the same doors bought pretty much the same day. I had to re-shim them to open properly. One of the hinges wasn't even properly installed. I had to take it off the door and reset it. Got to love the quality. Now I just need to flash them with the flashing tape. It was really humid and hot today, so Maybe I'll tackle that tomorrow. I also have to put the wether strips back on the doors, but has to leave them off for a few days as when closed the finish is still soft enough, they leave a faint impression in it. I did pick up the green flashing and will start on finishing those upper windows probably tomorrow. The metal caps I have to make are much smaller than that door and will be much easier to paint. I also ordered the fuel shutoff switch for Bertha so I can stop and start her from the basket, so she doesn't have to be running every time I'm in the air for an extended period of time. Still cheaper than the $1600 a piece Pella doors. I want to get the upper windows in before I finish the Tyvek so I can cut it properly and not just hack the openings. I also have to do some experimenting to see where the upper windows will look best. I don't have the height determined yet as the headers are just specked for all openings at the top of the wall.
  6. auburnseeker

    1957 Dodge Pickup Windshield

    Do you know if any other year fits? I think I know someone that has a 58 they have stored inside that was removed from a truck a while ago. Also what state are you in? Glass this size is really hard and expensive to ship.
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    Trade advice,comments

    That MG looks like the life boat for that Packard.
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    Help IDing bumper

    No problem. That plate light made it pretty easy to narrow down and the wide guards just confirmed it. Maybe now you can find a Plymouth for it. I actually have a NOS set of vent visors for I believe the car I posted above in the Mopar box. They are like 7 feet long, so they must have gone on the drip rail? I'm not sue if I have ever seen a picture of a car with them on it, though; I think this year Plymouth hardtops are pretty scarce.
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    1936 Chrysler Didn't have those blocks in them. They screwed right in the Cylinder but were side specific of course because of the hose angle. I wonder if they were possibly swapped with those or Plymouth made a part change part way through the year to eliminate them, thus saving money.
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    The toy box and the big shop, my New shop Build.

    Temps are suppose to climb here next week to low 90's. I'm going to try to get those doors painted tomorrow so I can put the hardware in them and actually use them, then back to finishing the windows. With the heat, I may move that break into my finished garage where it will be cool and bend up all my trim to wrap the windows. I'm not looking forward to masking the 60 window lites off tomorrow to spray those doors, but I cut a bunch of masking pieces on a paper cutter today so I only need to tape the edges. You are right on the timber. I gave a few logs to my Friend who was putting up the building. I had a few drawn over earlier to have sawed out, but didn't really keep track of them. He may have sold some of them back to me in lumber form, but his prices were so good and he gives me lumber, I could care less what he did with them. I did cut up a pretty nice Cherry and a pretty clean Oak that probably would have sawed well, but with the Chaos, I never got them over to get them sawed and Dad needed firewood so they wen't the way of the saw and splitter. We have literally probably a million Blue berries around here as over 50 percent of our front field I cleared is covered with nice plants. They are smaller ones, so it takes more but we do pick them and usually the berries between that and the blackberries keep me in Pies for most of the winter. My wife was just commenting that she used up the last of our Berries from last year a couple of weeks ago. We have a tough time getting a garden going up here, but the wild berries grow like weeds with minimal maintenance. The deer and Turkeys like it as well. It's a thanksgiving dinner right off the front deck. Too bad we are right in town though. You just can see it because of the horse farm with 50 horses on one side and the good Vegetative barrier and hilly terrain that kind of hides it all.
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    Mr. Earl, You've been at it the longest, you win. I started site work / clearing trees August 2016, Dug the footings in August of 2017 after all the paperwork was in order and we finished the raw shell and roof December of 2017. I'm at dead last in the race. That just means you all will have more time to help me catch up once yours are done. The plan is CO this year for the finished shell with siding and windows with just a gravel floor. Then if I'm really lucky Maybe get my floor poured before October. That is probably pushing it though.
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    Vintage V8

    If it wasn't strapped to a chassis with a steering box, I would swear it was a boat engine, still in the boat having just been raised from the bottom of a lake or maybe even the Ocean.
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    Olds Limited print "Setting the Pace"

    Something like this you will definitely want to add a photo here of to generate better interest. Sounds like it could be a really nice addition to a collection, but a word description of a print in this price range probably won't' sell it.
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    All I managed to get done was a little paint prep work on the doors today and spent a few hours cleaning up piles of scrap wood (from when they put the building up) that were full of nails (pulling all of them) so I don't have to trip over them any more. It's not real progress, but one of those jobs you need to get done. Made a dandy wood pile for the summer campfires though. They were calling for rain or I would have painted those doors as well.