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  1. I hope you paid by a credit card.
  2. Speaking of the Beverly Hillbillies, my son recently painted the '66 Imperial that Mr. Drysdale drove on that show. He said it was the most rust free car he's ever done. A collector here in RI owns it.
  3. When I was selling my '60 Metropolitan I contacted Carini a number of times through emails and phone because he was an hour and a half away and I knew he sold cars on consignment. He never once contacted me in anyway so I listed the car on sellersnetwork.com and sold it in three weeks. I guess he didn't think a Metropolitan was worth his time and effort. Oh, BTW, the lady who bought the car belongs to the AACA and had it judged and won her first Junior with zero deductions in that class. I have no use for Carini........
  4. I'll have to agree, the guys in Utah do outstanding work! The only show I'll watch.
  5. One of the popular tv shows I won't mention here did a Mopar for a customer that was so bad the customer rejected it and had it sent to the shop my son works at here in RI. Multiple defects were found throughout the previous restoration. Simple things like wrong window mechanisms swapped from door to door not allowing the windows to go up and down. Exhaust and oil leaks throughout the drivetrain. My son said the whole project was a disaster. All looked great on television..........
  6. ....and someone's Metropolitan. Looks like a 1500 motor! The air cleaner is the same as a Met.
  7. My father bought a brand new Buick in 1955 that came with US Royal tires. In 1959 he bought his second set of tires from Sears & Roebuck. They were Allstate. I was 13 and remember that like yesterday.........as far as I can remember, they were good tires, but he didn't get the mileage out of them like the originals.
  8. So thoughtful praising a company knowing from the start they had a problem but was afraid of addressing it due to sales and reputation.
  9. Picking my daughter and grandsons up at Orlando airport. There's a spot on the highway just before the airport exit you can park on the side of the road to wait and set the flashers. It's strange to pull up to this area with all the lights flashing......very convenient though.
  10. I once asked my paint jobber why PPG is so expensive. He said someone has to pay for all the promotional freebies they give away! I like PPG and have had excellent luck with it, so I keep paying the price. Last time I bought a gallon of 2021 clear it was $300.00.
  11. Well maybe so but I don't think I would want to chance it.
  12. In this case the body of the car is already powder coated. The seller claims you can fill the dents and then paint over the filler and the existing powder coat. I can't see how you can paint over the coating. I don't think it's possible.
  13. Since the subject is about powder coating, did you ever see a whole car powder coated??? The seller claims you can fix some of the dents with body filler and paint if you wish. Hummm, I've painted a few cars in my day, but never painted over powder coating. Can this be even accomplished? and why? http://www.ebay.com/itm/1954-Nash-Metropolitan-Project-ALL-PARTS-POWDERCOATED-Everything-You-Need/321772929462?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D31484%26meid%3D02a4be85f98346d2adb6ab83f8a5a271%26pid%3D100033%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D2009
  14. No matter how good you are at restoring a car, chrome plating is probably the one thing you have to farm out.
  15. What a beautiful car!! Your work is outstanding..... you must be really enjoying this part of the restoration.
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