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Peter S

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  1. Gotta wonder whether the ultimate outcome will be a few connoisseurs appreciating each others' perfect, high-dollar show cars while the rest of the world admires the imperfect more populist cars they can own, drive, and fool around with. If I owned this car it would be the pole car in our fourth of July parade and I'd drive it the rest of the way across NY State and park it in front of the Pierce factory. Why not? It's unique and I'd be proud of it!
  2. Bought new at Paul Brothers Oldsmobile at 5220 Wisconsin Ave NW in DC. Not my pic! Peter S.
  3. But that is a wonderfully moody, wistful photograph!
  4. Given all the recent interest in prewar Cadillacs, here are two Massachusetts and one Finger Lakes NY cars that could certainly be companion-donors s to a restoration. The 1941 coupe might even be restorable if you accept that any car from this part of the country will be rusty. The hood suggests a fire but there are no obvious traces in the engine bay shots. The 1941 sedan looks close to fair price for what it is. The LaSalle from the Finger Lakes seems a bit far gone for the asked price. peter s. 1941 fastbacl: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/362285025256000/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3A37186160-1b9c-4ca5-aedd-3bfef0a537b0 1941 Coupe https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/237006781575839/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3Afdd7e954-33fa-469b-a104-d860ef240348 1940 LaSalle https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4206572659395151/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3A37186160-1b9c-4ca5-aedd-3bfef0a537b0
  5. Not seeing all the gloomy mists. Hudson parts are not hard to find and even good sheet metal is not difficult to come by. The HET Club is very active and several specialized parts reproducers are continually expanding their catalogs. Expect to pay significant sums for small trim parts or chrome and stainless, but what's unique about that? Jets have a very enthusiastic sub-club whose newsletter is "The Jet Set." A great many Jet owners have dropped in 308s with the Twin H set up and don't describe their performance as "stodgy," The tale here is the frame rails. If solid, this car is likely a decent deal. If rotting, strip it and crush the hulk! Peter S. Alexandria, VA and Northville, NY
  6. Yeah, it is hard to know the real selling price of most cars. I'd guess that a $7000 to $9500 range is typical for asked prices running Mopar coupes of the just-pre to just post-war vintage. And street rodders will spend big bucks to rod them! In the next body shop bay to my Hudson is a 40 DeSoto coupe that' needed tons of floor and panel work. It's being fitted for an SBC and will have so little DeSoto left that the owner jokes about not remounting the nameplate. Can't help thinking it would have saved money to have started with this one...
  7. Yes, the pictures are dim and there are no claims made for an uncorroded body or floor, but this looks like a substantial, running car for $8K. It would be such a shame if people came to believe that all these came from the factory as street rods. Not mine and I haven't seen it. Seller says car's in the Pittsburgh area. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/216163900148109/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3Ab8a60fb3-6ecd-4d93-93b9-09872b0b167d
  8. You should found it. Build it and they will come!
  9. Electrification is going to become an increasingly important preservation option for those who street drive older cars. And less than 25 years from now, the early Teslas will have the status of full classics and design milestones.
  10. No need now but may have in future. Do you do this run periodically? My base is No VA DC suburbs/
  11. they don't always find favor with the commentators here (it's a tough room!} but this guy in Clarence Center comes up with some unique cars!
  12. Hi, John Yes, I mostly used Ancestry but I also followed its internal links to other sites like Find-A-Grave, which had the tombstone photos and obituary text. Realistically, Ancestry pulls a lot of information that's available for free on other individual sites under its own big tent, but it makes searching so time efficient that i don't mind subscribing. Find-A-Grave ( https://www.findagrave.com/ ) is a very useful free site that allows searching literally millions of graves by person and cemetery name. Most, but not all, have tombstone photos. Peter S.
  13. No need to engage with the historical society. I think George T. Dauberman's records are on Ancestry.co. He lived from 1876 to 1963 and resided in Kaneville, about 10 miles from Maple Plain, He was from an old and well-established farmimg family and was managimg a farm there in 1940. Sti;; workimg 75 hours per week at age 65 per the 1940 Census. You are too late for his kids Earl {1911-2001} and McClellan (1917-1996} Earl lived, farmed with his dad and died in Kaneville and per his obit has a daughterHe leaves now his daughter and some very close friends there. His obit is at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5820367/earl-dauberman George's is at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/159803617/george-thomas-dauberman
  14. Advance dittos on the possibility that it has bad wood and that costs of a full restoration would exceed cost of a restored example It's a solid-looking original that deserves to survive as something other than a street rod. 717-801-7431 $4,500 peter s.. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2030420223811636/?ref=browse_tab&referral_code=marketplace_top_picks&referral_story_type=top_picks&tracking={"qid"%3A"6954727374774996538"%2C"mf_story_key"%3A"123057313085364487"%2C"commerce_rank_obj"%3A"{\"target_id\"%3A123057313085364487%2C\"target_type\"%3A6%2C\"primary_position\"%3A0%2C\"ranking_signature\"%3A383434644164444160%2C\"commerce_channel\"%3A501%2C\"value\"%3A0%2C\"upsell_type\"%3A21%2C\"grouping_info\"%3Anull}"}
  15. Nickel plate might be worth exploring, as we're talking driver here. Does it tend to be significantly cheaper?
  16. Virginia - I was thinking more of DIY alternatives but open to commercial possibilities as well.
  17. 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 Liquid Chrome Marker or the equivalent, and a sealer.
  18. 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!
  19. That's a hopeful note about chrome-like coatings. Are there any that you recoomend for home application?
  20. This is one for the bold in spirit... plus, it's an Imperial
  21. 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_story_key"%3A"1109026024562149375"%2C"commerce_rank_obj"%3A"{\"target_id\"%3A1109026024562149375%2C\"target_type\"%3A6%2C\"primary_position\"%3A0%2C\"ranking_signature\"%3A6486805049790955520%2C\"commerce_channel\"%3A501%2C\"value\"%3A0%2C\"upsell_type\"%3A21%2C\"grouping_info\"%3Anull}"}
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