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  1. Very nice looking Hupp. I wish I would not have had to leave so early on Saturday
  2. Sorry for the experience you had. Most likely the guys talking were just visiting the space and the person that would have most likely greeted you was busy in the RV parked next to the space or left the space temporary. My wife and I have found the members of the Hupp Club to be very outgoing, friendly, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. I fully understand your first impression with the experience you had and hope you will reconsider. Besides the camaraderie the club offers many other perks such as a wealth of Hupp literature, help finding and selling parts, and copies of blueprints are in the works. We have made many lasting friendships within the club, just a great group of people.
  3. That was what I was going to do at first but became fearful that it would soon reappear after looking at many YouTube videos. The car has not been outside in 53+ years since I bought it (long story) and I am now on year two of it's restoration. Not planning on selling it, just want to get it on the road.
  4. I have three or four bundles of that stuff in my garage attic that was left by the previous owner over 46 years ago.
  5. Can't get the wood out but I think I can slip a piece of 1/4" copper between the metal and wood. Do not plan on letting it get wet as it will be garage kept. This is the only repair left that is keeping me from painting the body. Lots of fender repairs still to go but I hope to do those through the winter and they will be a different color.
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    I sent you a message
  7. Thanks for the advice. I have most of the tools Gary shows. The previous picture did not show the full area. I hope to avoid cutting all the way to the door because of the complexity of forming the metal in a double curve. Hoping that I can weld the holes at the far right to avoid that. There is wood about 3/4 inch behind the rust holes and nails underneath. Not much room inside either. Any comments about the shielding gas would be helpful also.
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    Paint Question

    My 29 Hupmobile has no primer
  9. I am in the process of doing a restoration myself and need to weld some new metal in some cancer areas. Welding sheet metal is something new for me. I have purchased a small MIG welder and am using .023” .60 mm wire with 75/25 argon/CO2. I have practiced stitch butt welding 22 gauge and am improving but still need more practice to keep from burning holes. The metal I need to weld appears to be 18 gauge. I have located a supplier of 18 gauge metal but have yet to get it. Bending the replacement metal to the proper shape without specialty tools could be problematic also. A couple videos I have watched have said to use 90/10 Argon/CO2 for welding sheet metal. Will having a higher argon content help that much?
  10. Can also turn the crankshaft with a wrench and when the balloon inflates to maximum look at which plug the rotor button is pointing to. Should be #1.
  11. Take an old spark plug and knock out the center porcelain insulator. Put the plug in number one cylinder and stretch a balloon over it. Crank the engine and look to see if number one wire is sparking when the balloon is inflated or deflated. Obviously it should spark when inflated.
  12. What I was suggesting was actually taking the meter apart and reversing the leads that are connected to the meter movement if it pegs the needle backwards not the leads coming out of the meter.
  13. If it swings the needle in the wrong direction how about reversing the wires connected to the meter?
  14. The 1:1 epoxy was from Eastwood
  15. I purchased some epoxy primer from a very well-known mail order supplier which I put on 2 coats over bare metal. I went to a local automotive paint supply house to purchase the 2K primer and was asked what it was going over. When I said epoxy primer I was then asked what was the mixing ratio. I said 1 to 1 and he said 1 to 1 is not real epoxy that it should be 4 to 1. I then told him where I had purchased it and he said I would be OK. I felt relieved he said I would be OK but having almost no background knowledge in painting any comments are welcome.