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  1. Nickel plate might be worth exploring, as we're talking driver here. Does it tend to be significantly cheaper?
  2. Virginia - I was thinking more of DIY alternatives but open to commercial possibilities as well.
  3. Not to be a heretic but I also posted the best chrome paint question on the HAMB and got a surprising cross-section of responses. Many folks were compelled to point out that nothing really looks like chrome except chrome. Several folks expressed disappointment with powder coating, which is fragile and easily dulled. Others suggested chrome vinyl wrap as a somewhat problematic alternative. A few liked Rustoleum Chrome Paint, but cautioned it takes 2 weeks to cure. Most liked the idea of an oxalic acid bath, with touch up with Molotow
  4. I've been studying the idea of blasting, high build primer, and chrome paint, but I am not sure what's the best topcoat. I was recently quoted $1400 for driver quality plating on my front bumper (1951 Hudson) so I have to find another way forward!
  5. That's a hopeful note about chrome-like coatings. Are there any that you recoomend for home application?
  6. This is one for the bold in spirit... plus, it's an Imperial
  7. Upfront: the brightwork is dinged and dingy; it dosen't appear to run; it would be a pain to get a title; Lovers of early '50s Mopars are few and far between; It would never sell for the cost of restoration; But it is a complete, straight-looking Imperial with a salvageable interior for $1500. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/916540679133049?ref=browse_tab&referral_code=marketplace_top_picks&referral_story_type=top_picks&tracking={"qid"%3A"6948126180399399433"%2C"mf_st
  8. A good looking car in an attractive color. It doesn't have that trunk lip rot that seems to attack 1940s Mopars like a contagious dental disease. But I think Plymouth was the cuter sister in the '40s.
  9. "Ponderous" in the sense that it is a small engine in what looks like a fairly heavy body, though not obviously as large as the longer body Dodges or Desotos. I wouldn't expect it to take off like a jack rabbit from a stop sign, but probably takes a bit to get into motion. Expect an upper comfort zone limit around 55 MPH? And of course there's no pb or ps. I've never owned a pre-war car, so my reference point would be something like a 1954 Chevy or the like.
  10. I've always wanted one of these. Can anyone who's owned one remark on their roadability and the driving experience? seems like they might be on the ponderous side...
  11. Street rod waiting to happen. I think it would command at least $8K in this market.
  12. Digital publication has a great advantage in that digitized text can be word-searched. It's so easy to look up past content. You can blow up diagrams and other images on a big screen or even yout TV by plugging in a cable or by wireless connection. Plus, who has the shelf space for more print?
  13. I think he's willing to sell either parts or "everything goes complete for a project," i.e. you hot rod yourself. Worth the ask if you need one.
  14. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/175133781071703/?ref=browse_tab&referral_code=undefined Looks like a good solid original car that could be persuaded to run, for just $7500. In Middletown, CT
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