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  1. I saw this also. For the right money it could be a fantastic car. I thought 41K was resonable for this market but the 107k?? I'm probably out of touch but the car needs a cosmetic resto and it would bury the owner.
  2. My main service hoist is a 4 post bendpak and I really like it. Just drive up, lift up, and start working. If I have to do a brake job or wheels then it takes a few more minutes. It's nice to have the runners to set the brake drums and spindles or tools on as I work. Everything is right there. They aren't as handy working under the hood though. Everything is raised 5" so I have to drag a step stool around as I work under the hood.
  3. Rebuild the drum brakes and save yourself a headache. I don't believe a 33' Pontiac has juice brakes. I know Cadillac didn't in 33'.
  4. The whole "invoice" thing was TV stuff. I liked that he mentioned the price and timeline on some of the builds. Nice reality check for the novice guys that think a car can be built for 20 grand or in a week. The drama was added for TV also. Coming from a restorer I thought it was a decent show. Their customer base isn't Pebble but more of the cruise in crowd and it appeared they do a good job for that market. I work on a lot of high end cars from auctions and purchased from some big name collectors including Premiere AACA jobs and a lot of them won't drive around the block safely if they make it at all. It's pretty regular in my world to inspect an auction special and end up with full brake job, transmission rebuild, clutch, wiring repair, and more. It would blow your mind how poorly most of these cars are setup. Brass cars all the way up to the late 50's. Seems like most of the cars just don't get sorted out. I also liked the fact that Dan would jump right in and get to work instead of holding a cup of coffee or run a comb through his beard.
  5. Bob Drake Ford reproductions has something close. They are the only ones I know of.
  6. Dynaflash, did I miss something? I was stating that no one around here would work that cheap. I priced up the materials for our 67 series Cadillac with the same body as this limited and it was over 2 grand for the materials.
  7. No trimmer around here would work that cheap. Proper materials are gonna run a couple grand. Depends on the job though. I always make sure and have the seat coils repocketed and all of the original fabric and stuffing replaced and any wood needs to be sealed and painted. That is half the labor right there but the smell is permanetly gone and the seats sit proper. Your roadmaster is sharp but it doesn't quite have the stance as the big limited.
  8. You guys a bunch of city slickers? I've heard that term throughout my childhood from my dad's farming buddies.
  9. I know were off topic but linings are sold by the foot and are of different thickness and width. The rivets are a few bucks a 100 at mcmaster carr. Brakes are the easy part of a car like this.
  10. Dynaflash, if you buy it, send me the brake linings I'll take care of you. I have an old brake lining machine but I don't advertise it. It would be a snap to rivet those pads onto the shoes. I've been buying the Kanter complete brakes for most everything but my 42' wasn't listed. I'm not exactly sure the chassis differences between our cars. I know the frame is the same and I have open driveshaft with leaf springs. I don't know if the axles back then are different or the front brakes. They are big brakes though. Really to do a proper job you should turn the drums and arch the shoes. Or brake doktor them. That's been my favorite tool of the summer.
  11. I looked over the ebay ad again. For me the car looks usuable for a driver except the interior. I can smell it through the ethernet cable. That's the rabbit hole our Cadillac is falling down and the interior looked nicer than this. It was a driver but where do you stop. I don't know too many people that want to sit in 70+ year old broadcloth if it has an aroma. Unless your a trimmer looking for a project your bill is going to cost more than you'll pay for the car. Then throw in a new steering wheel and paint the garnishes, dashboard, maybe some interior chrome work. It's to the point where most average guys are out. My phone never rings anymore for normal Joe looking for normal work. I hope someone on here buys it. If I could go back I'd buy it in a second over my Cadillac.
  12. Dynaflash, it's no big deal to get the shoes relined. White Post or several others do it in a weeks turnaround. One thing to know is if 1 wheel cylinder is leaking then they all are including master cylinder.
  13. I can't believe the manpower in the video. Thanks for sharing Xander.
  14. Thats tempting. If it was in my backyard I might do something stupid. Still a few thousand more than I paid for our Cadillac. Matt would know more than me but It feels like their aren't many buyers for this stuff anymore. Seems like everyday stuff has been soft and only the collectors are paying big bucks for special cars. I surely know most kids don't want anything to do with them. I have 5 nephews and they don't care at all. Couple of them are even embarrased to ride in our cars and pull their hoodies over their heads when we go through town. With us not having kids it makes it easy to decide they will not get one for inheritance.
  15. Like Friartuck said don't rely on bolts with just threads. I've been into Brass era transmissions where non shouldered bolts were used the gear shucked back and forth and wore the threads. This loosened up the gear on the hub and it would shuck. They all had red locktite on all the them and they were all loose. I remachined the stuff and used shouldered bolts from Mcmaster carr. That way it's impossible to shuck.