Keith L.

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  • Birthday 09/26/1945

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  1. Keith here, just wanted to let everyone know that I am posting some recently molded product for sale on E-bay. If your interested, please take a look. Pass the word if you know someone looking - Keith Knobsoup@gmail.com Here's a sneak preview ...
  2. Tom, Yes, Yes. Congratulations! And Sept is my birth month. BTW, I won the bid on the '41 horn button on Ebay you alerted me too. Thank you. Keith
  3. Bruce, thank you for the post. I have cast and reproduce the gearshift knob, window escutcheon and window crank knobs in ivory for the '48 Plymouth. Sorry, I have not cast the 1940 P9 Plymouth interior items. You are willing to send me samples (headlight, throttle and choke knobs) I would be happy to give it a go.. Contact me at knobsoup@gmail.com Keith
  4. In 2001 I was living in Lost Wages, NV. In the spring I went down to see my grown kids in the LA area,. On the way back I stopped to see Merv Adkins in the Pomona area to buy some parts I needed. While there, I took a few shots of his yard beside his work shop. Here is what his “yard” looked like back then. He had stacks and stacks of doors, hoods, deck lids, all manner of Zephyr parts all leaning up against the side fences. Cars as far as I could see. Several years later Merv decided to divide the property and most of what you see in the photos had to be disposed of. A lot of it went to scrape.
  5. The next challenge for me will be to reproduce the 1941 vent window rubber. I have been contemplating it for some time now. I have a really nice original set to copy. I'll keep you abreast of my progress.
  6. Yes! Yes! Yes! Very good indeed. Congratulations! I know you work long and hard many years on your beauty. I'm sure this will be the first of a long list. Keith
  7. Hi, Keith here. Just letting friends know that I've posted a few items on e-bay. Check them out if you or someone you know is looking for replacement parts. Gearshift knobs, dash board sets, ashtray pull, horn button, Appleton spotlight set, etc. ... Thanks, and hope you're having a great summer. Keep in touch.
  8. Tom, It is stunning! Well deserved.
  9. Bruce, Yep. small but very important.
  10. Fellow Zephyrists, Help. To be a full-service steering wheel supplier. I could use these parts shown. I will pay top dollar for the '41 horn ring and button. Any shape but broken. The spring holds the horn button in place. I tried having them made but the spring company wants $22.50 each with a minimum order of three dozen. Yikes. Let me know. Keith
  11. Keith here. Attached are photos of two new items I make. Both are for the 1946-48 Lincoln and Lincoln Continental ignition switches. The long cylindrical one was the hardest. There are four parts to the mold; the base, inside cylinder, outside cylinder and top. The top and bottom molds register the inside cylinder mold to keep it equal distance to the outside wall. The short plastic one was fairly easy, however to get the liquid resin down inside the mold I use hypodermic needle-like device the forces the resin down deep. Getting it out after it cures takes needle- nose pliers. Also, for the first time I will be going to the Lincoln Zephyr Swap Meet on Saturday April 1 in Lancaster, PA. I have moved and now live close by. I’ll be bringing several new steering wheels and samples of my work. I’ll also bring some molds so you can see how the casting process is done. I look forward to finally meet several friends I’ve made over the years. If you know your going, and need some interior items, let me know and I’ll be sure to pack them. Thanks. Hope to see you there.
  12. If you're wondering what I look like. Here's a photo of me at work on a wheel. Just finished buttoning it up and ready to go into my pressure chamber. And another of me when I was eight with my brother, Kent (we're twins) We built this car for the "Wheel on parade" in Burbank, CA. Won First Place. I'm pushing. I've been into cars for ever so long. K
  13. Keith here, First step in recasting a wheel...getting rid of the old plastic. Gonna see if I can post a movie. Using my pipe wrench I break off the old deteriorated plastic. If the video is a bid shaky, I was doing everything with my left hand while I held the Iphone with my right. I guess I could have talked to you also, but I didn't think of it. If the movie doesn't come through I'll just post some photos. Who knows? This may be a start of a new career. I could show you how I mold stuff. K Breaking_apart_a_wheel.mov
  14. Tom, My wife, Cindy just saw your car.."It's beautiful!" K