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  1. Finally figured it out by finding the pot metal housing on Ebay- rotate counterclockwise to remove
  2. I need to get inside the door of my '48 Continental to work on the lock mechanism and lube the power window. Popped all the spring clips loose and removed the two screws from the bakelite ring around the button, but this pot metal piece won't budge- seems attached to the steel door and it's holding the whole panel in place. How is it removed?
  3. . On the Buick the piece is recessed into the dash, on mine it is surface mounted. Amazing how perfectly the piece from another make fits the contours of my dash, apparently with no mods to either.
  4. . '50 Buick looks more like it. If correct, the switch designations down the left would be "Heater, Lights, Ventilation" and down the right would be "Defroster, Lighter, Ventilation". If they used a Buick part, I'm amazed at how perfectly the piece fits the contours of my dash, especially when it curves under the bottom. Edit: I found this closeup of the Buick dash and it's obviously the same. Good call Auburnseeker!
  5. It does look similar, but the "grille" on mine goes all the way to the edges, and the raised horizontal chrome strips on the Buick's are less raised on mine and don't extend to the edges.
  6. Sometime in the past, someone has modified the dashboard of my '48 Continental Cabriolet. Mods include doing away with the 3 switches on the left, and replacing the center section with something that is not recognizable. I've looked at many photos of 40's cars of all makes on the 'net and can't identify it. Yes, it has a '61 Chevy steering wheel. All this was done at least 35 years ago and not by me, I've had the car 3 months. Anyone recognize the center?
  7. Thanks- we really tried to be accurate in both household props (TV's, radios, furniture) and cars. Considering that Hollywood spends more on catering than we did on the whole film, I think we did OK.
  8. We tried very hard to be respectful of the cars and the owners time. Typically in big budget films the car owner would say bye bye to his car being taken to the set on a trailer. Myself, I wouldn't let my car out of my sight, so I assumed the same of other owners. They were invited to watch the scene being filmed. Typically they were on set for only 1 or 2 hours and got to shoot the breeze with the other owners while watching. We provided snacks and gave them a parts store gift card for their help. Later they were invited to the red carpet premiere in a theater where they got to see their car on a 40 foot screen.
  9. Thanks! Finding the right cars for a 1960's street is very tough these days. Last month I went to an AACA show in Red Boiling Springs, TN (it's been going on every year for over 50 years). It looked more like a Good Guys show- street rods , rat rods and LS swaps everywhere. I'll bet the faithfully restored cars were only 20% of the total. I can understand why the organizers have to let everything in, as who wants to come to a show with just a few cars?
  10. A few screenshots with cars... '57 Chevrolet combination (Ambulance/hearse) waits in front of home during wake Red cross lady delivers bad news to sailor's wife -'62 Nova and Corvair convertible Hippie "Van the Man" picks up Kate for a date after her boyfriend ships overseas. VW bus and Chevy C-10 Sailor Gerald makes phone call back to states- same C-10 Boyfriend reunited with Kate at military funeral- '67 Caddy hearse. This car was being transported from a different part of TN and it's trailer blew a tire on the way. We had to spend 3 hours trying to shoot a funeral with no hearse and no casket! Finally it got there on a tow truck. Total cost of having a hearse, $600- but worth every penny. Mailman delivers to home with Rambler wagon parked out front, along with '64 Impala. Wheels incorrect for period on both, which is why they are far in the background.
  11. Correct on the definition of an indie film- and it also explains why Hollywood might insist on a '67 Camaro, but we don't have that luxury when asking owners to bring their cars for free. We put the authentic cars in the foreground and the not so authentic cars far in the background, where no one will notice the year. The only drastic compromise we made was with the VW bus, which was a '78 (the body style changed in '68). I bought and fixed up the bus myself, and buying a pre '68 would have cost more than the whole film! To Dave S, who I noticed is in Central KY- we shot a major scene at the train station/museum in Bowling Green KY, and the rest in and around Nashville. I encourage old car lovers to watch- especially if you are a veteran or just a patriot- I think you'll be surprised what we accomplished with our tight budget.
  12. A couple of years back I was a regular here while fixing up my '66 Thunderbird for an indie film I produced (prior to that, I was here posting photos of a 1919 Chevy 490 I had purchased). Been into old cars my entire life so I thought it would be easy to find 60's cars to populate the film, "Summer of '67". I started going to local car shows and handing out a flyer to get owners interested in having their car in the film. Problem is, the responses I was getting were from guys with modified cars. For an accurate representation of the 60's, I needed bone stock cars or ones with period mods. Gradually I weeded out the hotrods and came up with a list of cars : '57 Chevy Ambulance (owned by a local funeral home) '65 Chevy C-10 truck '62 Corvair convertible '62 Nova '65 GTO '65 Rambler wagon '59 Chevy convertible '61 Impala bubbletop '68 Camaro '64 Chevy C-10 '66 Mustang convertible '66 Thunderbird (mine) Volkswagen bus (mine) '67 Cadillac hearse There are others but you get the idea. With the exception of the hearse, the use of all the cars was donated by the owners, most of who belonged to local car clubs. All had stock wheels and tires, except the Rambler wagon (we kept it well in the background). So for an indie film, I felt we ended up with an accurate representation of the 60's. It wasn't['t easy, as it seems 8 out of 10 cars these days are modified. The movie itself is a Vietnam war story, told about the wives and girlfriends of the soldiers left behind when the men ship out. It's based on my father in law's story (he was on the USS Forrestal when it burned in 1967). He was below decks while John McCain was on deck starting his plane at the time. The film has received over 10 festival awards and is getting great reviews on Amazon Prime, where it can be watched for free if you have an account. Here's the direct link and hope you enjoy it: https://www.amazon.com/Summer-67-Rachel-Schrey/dp/B07GWS1CV3 If you take the time to watch, be sure to leave a review- Amazon movies live or die by the number of reviews.
  13. Once the deal is completed, I need someone with open or closed trailer to transport a 51 Kaiser from Ottsville PA to Springfield TN near Nashville. Email please (fredwilharm at ATT.net)
  14. My ads on the forum have generated some interest but no solid offers, so on Ebay she goes. She made a 10 mile trip today in 97 degree heat with no issues. Here's the Ebay link: Chevrolet : Other Touring Car Chevrolet : Other Touring Car | eBay
  15. I just spent a while using tin snips to cut the tire, got to the inner bead and couldn't get the snips in.I used a vise on the tire to try to squeeze it together, no luck.