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  1. JACK M

    Remove body from REO advice needed

    I don't think I would lift any body thru the windows with the doors closed. Padded 2Xs might be enough if they are steel, but I would opt to a 4X of some sort if you use wood. But again, doors open or removed. While I understand that you want to clean the chassis, that seems like a lot of work on such a nice looking car. Is there any way of jacking the car up and getting in there with a pressure washer? Messy but easier.
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    Ignition coil gets hot

    Normal for this to happen. But don't leave the key on like that. If you need the key on to do other work unhook the coil. But doesn't that 12 volt conversion screw up the shifting?
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    Saw this VW Beetle at the store today....

    I guess I have owned several hundred cars over the years. I am quite sure that I could count anything foreign on one hand. (possibly less however I don't remember all the cars I have owned) The one bug I owned cured me. Pedals were to close together. Oh yea, I just remembered a Bugatti I bought at a garage sale that was VW. Pedals to close together on that one too.
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    1948 Chrysler Royal Limousine

    Should be badges toward the rear hood sides.
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    35 36 Complete Radio converted to AM FM w/Aux 12v

    Bill took a non working AM radio from my 65 300 and made it so that it would work and play FM as well. Absolutely no outward appearance change. The only difficult part is that when you switch it to FM (simply switch from on to off then to on again) you are still looking at the AM dial. Find your channel and save it with the push button. Good sound quality too. I will add that there was good phone communication during the deal as well.
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    The Shape of Speed

    I snapped a few pictures at the Portland Art Museum the other day. The display is called 'The Shape of Speed.
  7. Why would they call you back? They already have your money. I had issues a couple of times when I was dealing in boat trailers. I have a buddy that runs a sign shop. If there is anything left of the old sticker that can be photographed a new sticker can new replicated.
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    Need help on 1949 Cadillac purchase #2

    That should be easy. Cars always seem to run better with a good wash job.
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    Bring a Battery......and Maybe Some Gas.

    Shoot. If this guy makes a couple of sales he could retire. I love an optimist.
  10. My neighbor has a 33 Buick. It looks like the lic plate should mount above the drivers side tail light as there is a tab sticking up but is missing the bracket that the plate would bolt to.
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    35 36 Complete Radio converted to AM FM w/Aux 12v

    Is this Bill in Shelton? I am happy with his work.
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    D 100 parts needed

    Found some letters for the hood by following a CL ad that had some other body parts listed. They should be here on Monday or Tuesday. I did make my "best offer" on the ones above but they aren't really in very good shape and the seller came back with a counter that was still ridiculous. Sure would like to find that pristine tailgate.
  13. Its a 1964 I could use a better tail gate than I have. My little pick up has been robbed of the hood letters as well. Long term project, but the search goes on.
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    1974 Dodge Dart Diesel

    The cost of Wilcaps conversion more than doubled the price. In fact 232% of the base Dart. That in itself could explain why they are rare. The article also says they were minimum performance.
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    Seat belts

    Our race seats are attached to the door bars and not bolted to the floors so if you get T-boned you will move with the bars.
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    1974 Dodge Dart Diesel

    Or a brand new Catalina for $3888.
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    Grill and surround? Seagrave? Buick?

    That would look good on just about any rat rod or garage wall. Are you going to sell it?
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    Inline water pump?

    Might be handy for those hot parades. But would it flow thru when you don't need it?
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    1974 Dodge Dart Diesel

    Very Interesting, I never knew about these either. Bigger pics would be a HUGE help.
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    The Shape of Speed

    KInda like looking at what the other half is up to.
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    How not to ship vintage car literature

    I shipped a literal pick up load of marine manuals a couple of months ago. I dropped them all off at the local UPS store where the buyer had made arrangements and I am pretty sure they went thru the mail at the media rate. I never heard back from the buyer, who knows, he may still be waiting. Its a long trip from Oregon to Illinois.
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    Seat belts

    I'm not sure if I would want belts in an open Jeep unless it had a good roll bar, and even at that some arm restraints like the sprint car guys use.
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    Getting a car ready for my son.

    Jake, You want to turn the nuts while they are still hot. Heat the nut so it will expand away from the stud. I suspect that you are going to have all new studs soon however. I have found that the oxy acetylene gets much hotter than those little tank thingy's that plumbers use for solder.
  24. You will be disappointed with a trailer that short. Mine is 26 which might be a bit long for your needs. But an extra 4 feet or so will give you some room for accessories and be much easier to sell if that day comes.
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    Need this hubcap