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  1. On 9/9/2021 at 9:21 AM, classiccarjack said:

    Any luck???  Please call me later if you found her.  I know how busy you are, and if you didn't get an opportunity to look her up, I understand entirely.  

    She is a widow and an X big time retired Judge. I have no idea where or what is going on with her life. I lost a lot of good parts that I lend to Mike to make parts.


  2. On 6/17/2021 at 6:37 AM, vicpanza said:

    Might be best not to attempt to fix the crack. If this is to be re-plated, the plater would be the best option to repair this once the copper layer is on. Just my experience. As others have noted, this is a nice and hard to find part and should restore up nice. 


    On 6/16/2021 at 2:36 PM, Uptowndodge said:

    Yes it’s available 

    Sent you a message. Would like to buy it.

  3. I move about 500 cars a year and none are transferred from my trifler to another. None set in the yard. We book cars on a timetable and most units are from brokers with a hand full of inhouse from repeat customer's. Most damaged is done from scraping trees. that is why I don't do door to door. I always arrange a big lot for pickup and delivery. Now, times that 4 trucks and that comes out about 2000 cars a year. We had 4 cars that was tree damage. You get more than that from car haulers that deliver new cars from rail yard to dealers. They keep the shops busy. Like i said from a previous post, there are good brokers out there. This has been the norm since I have been doing this since the 60s. 

  4. 14 hours ago, intelligenceonline said:

    A word of warning. NEVER deal with an auto broker! Only deal with the actual company or the owner/driver. I learned the hard way! Also, NEVER give them your credit card number! This is the way that they get you!

    Just do a chargeback. 
    Very hard to find someone direct with trucks.

    Car hauling  companies don’t for the most part advertise.

    99% of the time that a customer has a problem is the customer themselves. 
    CA to The east coast want it in 5 days and only pay 800.00.

    Not going to happen.

    Car will sit until it pays 1800.00

    On the broker side, they promise the world.


    if you work with a broker, ask how many years and proof being in business.

    min 5 years.

    I work with many brokers and like any other business, there are good ones and bad ones.

    Do your home work.

    Been doing this gig since 1968 and still running a 10 car.

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  5. On 6/3/2021 at 4:36 AM, Alan Cutler said:


    Thanks buddy. Was not 100% sure about '35's.


    '35's are close, but since the door hinges are opposite on early models there are a few differences to be aware of.



    Front hinged doors.

    1/2 ton-3 ton.

    351/2 went to front hinge in mid year somewhere.

    Im going to try to see if window guts will work on rear hinge doors.



  6. 14 hours ago, Alan Cutler said:

    Thought someone may get some use out of this series of videos.


    My video skill and hand coordination are way off. Sideways versus up/down is not intuitive...


    I tried! 🤷‍♂️ 😁


    Anyone need advise, give me a call/email always happy to help.




    Part 1



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    Nice job. 
    35 36 Trucks also.

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  7. On 5/27/2021 at 10:15 AM, Uptowndodge said:

    Here’s a 36 Dodge grill center car or truck in real nice condition. Not show but real nice driver condition. Has one lil crack at bottom left corner where the crank hole cover mounts but I’m gonna repair before shipping. $800 plus shipping 




    That is a great price

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  8. On 5/7/2021 at 7:23 PM, JamesR said:

    Here's a  cool car that I've seen on eBay lately.  Unfortunately, the interior looks somewhat jacked with😠 and the exhaust looks a bit wonky.


    "Great...but exactly what does that have to do with the engines being discussed in this thread???" you ask.


    Believe it or not, I'm on topic. This isn't a Pontiac Bonneville, but a Laurentian, which was made in Canada for the Canadian and other markets. For some reason, they used Chevy engines in these cars, and the one in this car is a 348, albeit with what looks like an aftermarket carb. I know I've seen other Laurentians online from the same era with SBC's in them, but this is the first I've seen with one of these engines. This is a long thread and I haven't read all the posts, so apologies if Laurentians have already been discussed. Don't know if they ever had 409's in them. And was Laurentian its own marque or a model of Pontiac? Any additional info on Canadian Pontiacs is welcome.



    1961 Pontiac Bonneville | eBay

    They had 409s in Pontiac’s.

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