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  1. Do what you want. IF you want to drive and enjoy the car, and don't care about value, paint it in your color choice. On the other hand, if you are more concerned with resale value, then the comments made above are SPOT ON. Me, for example...I LOVED the metallic grey paint that GM offered for 1955 Chevrolet cars. But it was often paired "2-tone" style with a salmon pink color, which I detested. IF I had a 55 Chevy with that color scheme, I would probably change it...UNLESS it was a low-mileage original car with original paint. But if I had a 68 Shelby Mustang 500KR, or an LS-6 Chevelle, or a mid 30's Duesenberg J, or a Bearcat, or a Talbot-Lago, or....well, you get the idea. For SOME cars the original color is more important than your personal taste IF you are concerned about its financial value. If you are only concerned with liking the appearance of a car you plan to keep, then paint it your way. The only exception in MY opinion, is that some cars are too historically significant to change the color. We collectors all owe a little something to the future of the car collector hobby. If you found a very low mileage significant car with original paint in a color you didn't like, I would personally consider it a disservice to the future, to change that color. In the end....do it your way.
  2. Wow, LOTS of great photos, Sebastien. I love seeing what car show events are like in Europe.
  3. My apologies, guys. I realize now that I have failed to answer a few queries here. Also, I need to take the suggestion from Hubert_25-25, and take better photos with the parts spread out and easier to scrutinize. I'll try to get this done for you all.
  4. They have two separate companies to cater to two slightly different market-profiles (IE: PST is oriented more towards muscle car and modified-car customers, while Kanter is mostly stock and original oriented). They have been around a LONG time.
  5. PST has been around for a LONG time. They are related to Kanter Auto Products, which has been around even longer.
  6. Wow. Awesome. Wish I had it. I think I would try to rub out that paint, polish and/or replace trim, add correct hubcaps, and then focus on mechanical restoration. I realize that many others would consider that blasphemy...but that's the way I would enjoy it the most.
  7. Reminds me of altered frame rails made for changing the height and stance of hot rods.
  8. Thanks. I snagged them. No cracks or broken holes that I could find.
  9. Stopped at a tag sale while on a brief family visit in New England. Found a pair of heavy diecast grille halves. Must decide whether to buy them before going home tomorrow. Does anyone recognize? Your help much appreciated!
  10. I suggest that you join the Hupmobile club right away. They have individuals available for answering fellow club members questions, with different folks specializing in different models and years. There will be a few Model S experienced folks willing to help you there.
  11. When I was a kid barely of driving age, I worked in a gas station on weekends and was trying so hard to learn how to work on cars. I was desperate to be like my Dad. And I had often noticed that my Dad would stop and assist anyone broke down on the side of the road who really, really needed help...such as old folks, ladies, or anyone who had little chance of helping themselves (In the day WAY before cell phones). Therefore, when I finally was able to drive, I would often stop and see if I could help someone who needed assistance. I clearly recall one day stopping when I saw two elderly ladies with a flat tire, standing outside their car and looking both bewildered and frightened. They were parked facing uphill on a long hill in an urban neighborhood. When I asked if they needed help they said something like, "Oh, yes, PLEASE! We have a flat, and don't know what to do." This was my chance to be helpful and kind to someone who knew less than I did about automobiles...like my Dad would have done. I got their bumper jack out of their trunk, and loosened all the lug nuts, then put the bumper jack on the left rear side of their car, and began the slow process of jacking it up. Instantly I saw that the car was going to roll downhill right over top of that flimsy jack...and me! A wiser, more experienced person would have stopped and made a phone call, to get professional help. But instead I told the lady to sit behind the wheel and hold the brake pedal down firmly, to prevent the car from trying to roll down hill. She did, and then I re-positioned the bumper jack and tried again. It worked. I jacked it up just barely high enough to switch tire/wheels, quickly put back on the lug nuts, and tightened a couple of them. Then put the car back down on the ground. I told the lady to continue holding that brake pedal, until I was satisfied that the lug nuts were sufficiently tight. I put the flat tire and the jack back in her trunk, I said goodbye. The lady insisted, even demanded to pay me for my service. But I refused. I told her I wanted to be like my Dad and help people. She and her companion couldn't believe I wouldn't accept payment, but I was firm. They said many grateful things, and then drove away. For that one moment in my teenage life, I felt sorta like the image I held of my Dad...like a real man.
  12. This jack (and thousands of similar jacks) were made for sale at hardware stores and auto parts stores, for use on any vehicle as needed. Not specific to any vehicle. Over many decades the old cars were crushed or abandoned, but NOBODY threw away jacks. Consequently they are still quite commonly available today. Thus, within the rule of "Supply vs Demand," they don't bring a lot of money.
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