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  1. Ben - So... do you still have it? (I haven't been involved here enough to know everybody and their stories.) James
  2. . Thanks First Born, Durant and Buicknutty. Three good posts, all different! I hope others will continue to post in with more opinions/suggestions! All helpful and appreciated. James P.S. I love that picture, First Born. What I think when I see that picture is... that guy must have felt like a king out in that car. (how different from the tupperware cars of today!) .
  3. . Hey Everybody, Well... on the one hand, it hasn't been a good year, car-wise... very little progress. On the other hand... some recent events bode well for some rapid progress and maybe a finished car before too long. (...not in time for the Oldsmobile gathering in Cartersville in October but we'll get there!) I do have one question about a decision I need to make very soon: All the wiring on my car was pretty deteriorated, and so I need to get a new wiring harness. And I'm trying to make a "philosophical" decision here. - If you're building a show car, you want everything to be N.O.S. or a
  4. . Hey everybody. I'm at loggerheads with the issue of getting glass for my car. For some reason I thought it the thing to do to post THAT question in the OLDSMOBILE CLUBS -> Oldsmobile - Technical . forum. Here is the link to it: 1937 Oldsmobile (F) GLASS REPLACEMENT information/help/advice please My conundrum has to do with logo-ing, legal requirements versus originality, etc. If any of y'all have any knowledge, opinions, advice about this, please go there and chime in. I need glass (past time for it) but am perplexed about all this. Thanks, James .
  5. . Hello all, I've had this thread -> ( My Grandfather's '37 Oldsmobile ) running for four years in the "Our Cars and Restoration Projects" forum. (I just looked it up, my word! has it been that long?!?) But I thought I'd come here for this question. It's time (past time! I need glass!) for me to get the glass for my car. My Question Is: Please tell me about LOGO-ing glass. My struggle is to understand/resolve a) what I am told by some is a legal requirement that a shop is REQUIRED to put THEIR logo on the glass ... [has to do with public safety, liability, blatty, blatty, blatty] versus so
  6. Jerry, What a great looking car. 1- just for the record, we almost got the same car, your's is an L, mine is an F. 2- I really enjoyed seeing your interior. I've been to their web site and all, but to see the cloth in the car, yep, that looks just right. 3- And I'm missing an emblem too, on an F there is a "T" emblem that sits down below the grill, just barely higher than the front bumper. You can see it in the opening post of this thread, that's the car still sitting in my Daddy's basement before I ever moved it. Somebody (twarn't me) evidently ran into or got backed into by something that
  7. . And btw, just one quick one out of many... We are starting to put 'er back together. There's a local Oldsmobile chapter that has a "Gathering" a few towns over from me every autumn (Sept? Oct?). My goal (pray for me!) is to be ready to drive the car over for it this year. .
  8. So Jerry, you don't say and my "eye" for some of this isn't as expert as most here... Is that a '37? Same as mine? Do you have pictures of the whole process? If you do and could post any, start your own thread?, I would sure like to see them. James P.S. I've got SO much admiration for all of y'all who are able to do your cars yourself. I'm just not/can't. Very thankful to have some friends and saintly workers who have made this a reality for me. .
  9. Jerry - Thanks for reading the thread, and happy you enjoyed it. My car indeed had had a fairly easy life, especially compared to yours it seems :-( But it had had some boo boos that had been filled with lead that had to be cut out. And a few places that some bad rust had gotten into. So there was a bit of "lacey" lead that had to be cut out and new pieces formed and welded in. Here's the bottom of a door. The picture is the old piece that had been cut out laid back on top of the area under repair. James
  10. JEFF! Hey Man! Good to hear from you. Hope you're doing well. I really enjoyed meeting you that day, and, as above, yes we ought to reconvene. Yes "see how she looks with her new paint" and we can also crank her up! Can't go for a drive yet (pedals, wiring, seat to sit on! etc.) but we can crank it and listen to it purrrrr. Stay in touch and lemme know when a time sorta feels right for you. Jim .
  11. Hey Paul, Billy's got the 39Buick, I'm the OP, James (Jim). No worries, I know these threads jump around a bit, just clarifying. To answer your question, we painted the manifold with some HIGH temperature paint, and were just curing it with a little heat. The heat from the bottom flowed up pretty naturally. We didn't try to get it cherry red. Just a little bit of heat, then kill the flame, turn it back on, heat it back up a little, back and forth. Thanks for asking. Jim .
  12. Hey Billy, Yep, it's Santone Cream, Oldsmobile paint code 131. And OH! did we go round and round about the color! My only goal with this car, from Day 1, was to just "fix up the old Oldsmobile." (...and, of course, that's easier said than done, as in you can't "sorta" re-do the interior, or "sorta" repaint it, or "sorta" re-plate the chrome, etc. It's much more a case of "in for a penny, in for a pound", but I digress...) But as re: the paint color, I just wanted to put it back original. 1- well, we had the paint code, and you can get the original DuPont color mixing formula for all those ol
  13. . In this old shop where the car's at (actually the shop just moved, same guys, new location; this is "the old shop") there's a big area where a lot of wrecks and body work, sanding, scraping and grinding takes place. But for project cars like this, after they are painted, there's this skinny little part of the shop where they go to get worked on toward putting them back together. It's a little more sedate, and they're a little safer. The last picture I posted was just as the car was getting moved from the paint booth. This one is from a different angle after all the re-juggling of the cars wa
  14. . Well, y'all have stimulated me to attack ALL these unprocessed raw photos. Process a few of them anyway. Here's the car fresh out of the paint booth (and I mean fresh, it was!) Jim P.S. Me looking at this photo, I'm just remembering... When we got ready to haul the car out of my Daddy's basement (see page 1 of thread), it hadn't been driven for 40 years or so. And my Daddy had maybe tried to keep the tires aired up for a while. Even though it wasn't being driven, they look so sad sitting on the rims. But he had given up at some point, so I'll say it had been sitting on the rims for at least
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