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  1. If it's as impressive in real life as that artist's rendering, it's going to be one beautiful museum! It will be interesting to see what caliber cars will be displayed. As commented before on another thread, one can have a lot of money and still not spend it wisely......
  2. With a Bentley in a threesome, and a red headed step child at that (no offense to any red headed step children out there, it's an old saying, not meant to offend, one has to be correct these days, I was going to say PC but don't want to put the P word in a post)...
  3. Here’s the before the above “before”, rebodied chassis. I think I like Jay’s rebody better.....of course
  4. Haven’t done it yet, waiting to hear from owner how much he has it insured for...
  5. That’s very nice work on the Buick. Isn’t that an Amish shop? Some Amish do shallow tufting, due to the methodology they use for dimensions, but that looks deep enough....thanks for posting...
  6. Now, that’s a solid piece of advice. Thanks.
  7. I don’t know that it’s 75%, but a lot of cars have started out as piles of parts, and some cars have been made from whole cloth. When you get early cars that can bring a million bucks, then spending hundreds of thousands to replicate still works. Now, with Model T, there are probably more “new” ones being produced than one can imagine, all those parts and pieces out there, repro hoods and fenders and speedster bodies, and not for much money either...
  8. I understand, I just thought I'd put the question out there. I already have on my "to-do" list calls to two of my insurance carriers. I do agree that a lot of advice given here is valuable, but verification is necessary in most cases! thanks dc
  9. My 1938 Super Eight convertible coupe Packard had a bad engine (as they all do). I was offered a complete, running (I think) V-12 chassis with engine, ready to drop a body on, for a very reasonable price. Bodies are identical. Being a V-12 probably doubles the value. I just couldn't do it, for many reasons. It's interesting, though, particularly in the early cars. I had a friend walk with me at Hershey one year, he's one of the guys that knows brass era cars backwards and forwards, and just about any significant (and many non-significant) cars are in his
  10. Well, sure don't plan on starting anything! But I understand your point. If I put a torch to a gas tank, I'm liable. If lightning strikes the house, I'm not. Thanks dc
  11. Ok, so I have a car in my garage that I’m keeping for a couple of months for a friend. Value of the car is into six figures. He carries full insurance on the car. Hypothetically, if something happens to the car while in my care, and his insurance pays up, can his insurance company come back on me and sue for loss? Flood, fire, tornado, earthquake...you know, all the bad stuff...
  12. Whatever you do, don't put gas in the car with ANY of that left in the system and run the car. I unwittingly did, I bought a Lincoln Continental, I thought the tank was dry, I put gas in and it started right up and ran great. Shut it down, the next day it wouldn't start at all. The varnish had dissolved in the gas, gotten on the valve stems, and locked every valve up solid. Trying to start the car bent most of the pushrods, and it was a huge job to fix. The valves had to be driven out of the guides with hammer and punch, heat didn't help much.
  13. Quality of upholstery is a hard thing to define, it's one of those "know it when you see it" kind of things. I do nice leather work, but I don't like doing button tufting and go out of my way to avoid it. But, I'm not in the same league as Drexler and some others. Not in the sense that my work would get points taken off when judged, but in the sense that it's not as perfect as it can be. I did a seminar on trim work at a couple of the AACA meetings. Here are the pictures that I used to demonstrate different levels of quality. If I had it to do over again I'd put a q
  14. I once sold a 1960 Ford Sunliner (yes, not a Classic but an illustration). Fellow said he had an Edsel sedan parts car, he was going to make the Sunliner into an Edsel convertible. I think the numbers are something like 79 Edsel convertibles built in 1960, yet there are over 100 in existence........
  15. Then there was the big time collector bragging about his cars, “The factory only built two of these, and I own all three!”
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