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  1. Assembling the front door trim starts with attaching the armrest base to the main panel, followed by a layer of padding and then the trim cover. The second layer consists of a sub-foundation that carries all the upper trim pieces. Lots of measuring and double-checking before bonding and sewing the individual panels together. The two-tone split lines must line up with the narrow, stainless steel trim moldings that surround the center section of the panel. I hand-stitched the upper and lower panels together and b
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  2. 1936 MAHARAJA DUESENBERG REPLICA After 18 years of work our one of a kind 88% scale fiberglass and steel replica of the famed Maharaja Duesenberg for sale. The last Duesenberg ever made before A-C-D went out of business in 1936 was a spectacular roadster built on chassis number 2,614 for Maharaja Yeshwant Rao Holkar (1908-1961) of Indores India. With a one off body made in Croydon, England by coachbuilders Gurney Nutting, gifted designer young John Batchley deserves credit for the sweeping lines. Many feel it is the best looking Duesenberg ever made. Reportedly when it
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  3. you are correct and the curve for your chevy is still climbing while the T birds have a hard time garnering any interest. in the end- what will you enjoy or is this just a case of value and money?
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  4. 2K miles saved on the Regal GS so far! And it just seems to be better all the time. I recommend buying one if you find it. Although I'd try to stick with 92-93 for the 3300 engine. It has amazing pep and pickup and that's with a 180K reading on the odometer!
    3 points
  5. There are SO many parts on this car that are "58 only" or "57 & 58 only". These clips are the "D" pillar exterior reveal molding retainers. On the left is the OEM part; on the right, the piece I am making to replace one broken retainer. I started with a piece of spring steel and laid out the centers of the bends, then formed the part to shape using the OEM piece as my pattern. Finished part - best of all, it works! January 5: Down off the ramps and back to the paint shop for touch-ups and rear bumper final alignment!
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  6. My AC/heater vents never stayed in place. They always flopped around & rattled. I was planning to take this project on if/when I got around to installing a modern AC system. This probably won’t happen anytime soon. I recently attacked the renewal of my gauge & glove box plastic surrounds. So it only made sense to address the vents now. I was kinda excited that I figured out a fix on my own without thinking to look on the forum for direction & counldn’t wait to share my journey haha. Just as I went to start this thread the voices in my head said “try the se
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  7. Agree completely with Jason. One could possibly EDIT a book with experts from each Riviera generation writing their sections but.... Finding people willing and able to meet publishing deadlines as well as acceptable wring styles would likely be frustrating at best . My two cents worth ( although a beautiful coffee table book with lots of color pictures and info would be loved by a few us but $$$$$ would come in to play very quickly ) KReed ROA 14549
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  8. I doubt enough to make a profit which is probably why it has not been done and same reason there isn't many reproduction parts for Riviera's. While they are gaining in desirability, the numbers of interested folks isn't anywhere near the massive public interest in mainstream classics like Mustangs, Camaros, Chevelle s, Challengers, Chargers, old trucks, etc which make it lucrative for folks to reproduce parts and printed documents. No one person I know is familiar enough with all generations to write a book therefore it would take a tremendous amount of research to cover all years
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  9. Wow! Nice hidden headlights!
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  10. No, nothing like that. This car seems fine to me, although I haven't personally inspected it. But the fact that it keeps reappearing is making you question it. THAT is entirely my point. Just by virtue of repeated eBay auctions, the car is "tainted" because now everyone thinks there's something wrong with it. You aren't sure either way, but you're wondering. So is everyone else. And nobody spends thousands of dollars on a vehicle that has them "wondering" about its fitness. It's "tainted." Truth, reality, fiction, whatever, the car is marked because it's been out there so many times with so ma
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  11. Hi, Neil. Here is a swap meet tip : A day or two before, buy a to go pizza. Extremely high quality pizza can often be found at joints cooking in wood, or coal fired ovens. Enjoy the tomato pie, and save the box. Use said container to make a fore and aft sign board with a wish list drawn on it. Tape it up into a crude vest. Discard vanity, swallow your pride, and don this assault on sartorial elegance as you approach the meet. You must max out the limited time you have. When I have a few topics needing exposure, I use three different colors for separating each for easier recognition.
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  12. It's tainted. It's been through eBay so many times and has sold at least once so most viewers are going to assume that it has problems and other buyers saw it and backed out. If he really wants to sell it, he should let it cool off and take new photos so it looks like a fresh listing. I'd also lose the life story and complaining about buyers and just stick to describing the car. But that's just me.
    2 points
  13. Worked for me way more than once. Kind of intuitive. An in line spring driven weight (hammer), guaranteed to strike the tower squarely, with a repeatable impact force and just begging to be used. Easy peasy........................Bob
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  14. I'd go one better, specifically at Chickasha....... Plan to arrive Thursday early afternoon in order to "work the parking lot" before the vendors are allowed onto the fairground field. You'll have a chance, especially if you're looking for autos or the rusty bits that are typically loaded in on large open trailers! The indoor vendor space vendors tend to be the more specialist type vendors, specializing in certain products and/or services. Outdoor vendors tend to be more along the line of complete cars or large parts thereof, yo
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  15. Mike, the string broke most probably because of the stress. Have a look at the attached picture I did right now. When the window is going down, there is extreme stress on the string just after the pulley on the extreme left, because the window is coming to its stop. It the same on the extreme right. The string on the left near the motor has no tension now, but it will have a lot when the window is up. There is a pulley and a spring on the right behind that broad piece of brass, but the device is not well done and inefficient. As you can see that the string at the left of the motor is frayed,
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  16. I have a friend that was registering a new acquisition and the lady set the plates on the counter and he noticed that the plates had his initials for letters and the numbers missed his birth day by just a couple of digits. He asked politely if she could dig down the pile a few and got his initials and birthday for the going rate for current registration. This guy has the best 'dumb luck' of anybody I know.
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  17. What has this post have to do with this? Wisdom of trading 1957 chevy belair two dr. hardtop for a 1957 Thunderbird
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  18. Might be connections for some kind of aftermarket stereo/CD. It's not unusual for people to remove the units, but leave the wiring before they sell a vehicle.
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  19. Bob The 1933 Fords weren't introduced until February 1933.
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  20. "Neighbor" would be wrong. They are reproduced and sell for about $35 a pair from all the Mustang repro suppliers. NOS originals might be worth something. Pitted old ones, not so much.
    1 point
  21. What, you were expecting us to be even more handsome!?!
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  22. Great picture. But why don't either of you look anything like I was imagining?
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  23. Post numbers are not working again, or is it still? Here is an example where someone referred to the "last picture in post #5", a very good way of dealing with a reference to a post with a bunch of pictures, rather that than having to repost the same string of pictures in a quote every time someone refers to it again. Then the post numbers disappear. Here is a poster in a thread who is quite understandably confused by the missing numbers. Of course in this thread, I guess you could just count them. The thread is pretty short. It's a good thing w
    1 point
  24. I agree with you JD, to an extent, but I think the pictures showing the extent of damage to the vehicles themselves is sufficient to get that point across without having to include maimed or dead bodies which may possibly be disturbing to some.
    1 point
  25. Any Power Steering Fluid container 'so marked' It is basically an amber colored hydraulic pump fluid. JUST NOT ATF of any kind.
    1 point
  26. Yep, love those Roman Numerals. I had them on my 1973 Cadillac back in the 1980s: LXXIII. Very few understood.
    1 point
  27. Another price drop!! $35.00 picked-up in Freehold, NJ 07728. What a deal!
    1 point
  28. When the small odometer gear breaks, and it WILL break at some time, that is when it stops. On some cars it at very low miles, with others it could be in the hundreds of thousands. It is more dependent on time not operating which allows the grease behind the gear to harden and restrict the gear from rotating.
    1 point
  29. I had that sort of thing but the axle slot was damaged. Same principal though. I got the slogged out keyway straightened and had a stepped key made to fit both slots. No problem after that. Well, not with that, anyway. But it turned out that wasn't the end of the story. After not many hundreds of miles, we found lateral play in the wheel bearings. It turned out the outer cone had been turning on the axle and worn it, allowing lateral movement in the axle. This had damaged the inner seal too. I suspect the two problems - axle wear causing lateral movement and slogged keyway - are re
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  31. if that's a long door, i'd hate to see what a short door looks like, lol.
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  32. Just FYI the Airflow Club of America has the molds for Straight 8s - 298.6 and 323.5 cu. in and are actively taking orders. If you contact John Librenjak through the ACA perhaps there may be some synergies and you may not have to completely reinvent the wheel. Maybe just adjusting the existing molds' combustion chambers for your high performance ideas would work. ACA has a website and I think the heads are offered there. They have molds for 6 cyl.241.5 cu. in engines as well.
    1 point
  33. Imagine finding this. Has a bumper guard and spotlight, but is that a factory roof rack ?
    1 point
  34. Hello, My name is Mark my car is featured on you tube under 1936 Chrysler air stream. Parts are difficult but not impossible to find (example, tail light lenses and bezels not to mention brake shoes). If it's not a model A or a 57 chevy no one wants to carry parts for other cars. I however do have some connections. If anyone wishes to contact me phone # is 407-390-9710
    1 point
  35. Oops, I went into two parking spots...
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