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About bestpaint1949

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  • Birthday 09/23/1973
  1. the car is owned by the original owner who is in his 80's. We are redoing it to brighten things up on it for him but not doing a full blown restoration for him as that is not what he wishes to have done at this time.
  2. Thanks that is what we ended up doing was rotate the glass so it stuck out through that rectangle hole a little then gave enough rotation to get the glass to flip enough to 90 degrees an up and out. found that by chance when removed the access panel from the front edge of the door. corey
  3. just figured it out. Took some weird movement of the glass and 2 guys but was able to get them both out. How do I delete the post?
  4. We have a 55 champion 4 door in the shop. Trying to figure out how the rear windows come out of the doors. Everything is gutted out of the door. Just can not seem to figure out a way to turn the glass to be able to lift it out of the door. Wont come out straight up. thanks corey
  5. Wondering who rebuilds the seat and window motors for a 55 crown vic? Or should we pull the trigger and buy new ones? Thanks corey
  6. We are starting on a customers 55 crown vic. Taking it apart have found we are in need of some items that I am not seeing are reproduced. The battery tray,passenger side inner front fender liner,left and right radiator support side panels. Ours are rusted behind the headlamps where the duct work starts directing air into the duct work. Any one know of any places that might have them? I have a name of a Don in NC and a Larry in minnesota and a Norbert in Oklahoma that I will be trying to call. Any other places that we should or should not be dealing with? Thinking of placing a siza
  7. he has one but said he may know someone else that has another one. give him a shout and he can better reply to that. thanks corey
  8. My customer Ladd McCluskey who we did the 32 57S for bought one thinking he was buying one for the 32 as we had one already. It actually looks the same just is bigger. I think he is looking at selling that one. His number is 605-951-0931.
  9. Just had customer come in asking to go look at his 35 high roof truck to restore. Going to go look at it next week hopefully when the boss gets back from vacation. He wants it restored to original except wants to change a few things to make it an easier driver. He wants to enjoy the truck rather than just park it in a show but I would guess hes looking at doing that too. Here are some of his modifications he wrote out on a sheet for me to think and go over. He wants to do away with the wood inside and do metal structure. Modern juice brakes turn signals on top of head lights and on rear side r
  10. Ok we got everything EXCEPT the metal tire covers for the 32. The question I have is the arm that goes through the cowl what size nut is that? The one that I am talking about is the one on the inside of the car. Just checked the local hardware store and 3/4 was to small and 7/8 to big. It is fine thread. Also the rod that goes up and down into the wheel locks. What size is that? Anyone make that? We have one and the other was broken. thanks corey
  11. found an old bugle newsletter. found his contact and just talked to him. great guy and answered the questions I had. Thanks Mac corey
  12. What is Mac's contact #? Thanks corey
  13. We found one locally and are wondering what parts are interchangeable? it is a 32 58 series from what we can figure out. what would work on a 32 57 series? thanks corey
  14. On a side note I am from south dakota. Never left here......why with the wonderful winters who could leave? I was just having a brain fart and couldn't think of what to call the bracket that the box sits on if that is what you were referring to. :)
  15. Thanks for all the great info. I wish I could post pics of it but the shop computer is slow. It is an actual potter box. The decal on the inside of the top is still there. We worked around it and left it intact. The question I have about the carrage bolts through the box and into the shelf bracket on the car is how did they get gas into the car? We are waiting for the bumpers to come back from chroming so nothing is bolted on there but just looking at it and trying to imagine where it all goes to me it looks like it will cover the gas tank neck. Am I over thinking this? corey
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