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  1. I called and left a message with Jim's 2 days ago - so far no return call. Sounds like he is operating sort of like Antique Auto battery was. Bob
  2. Thus why I do not attend the banquets when I got to a National Meet. My wife and I go somewhere and have a nice meal (almost always less than the cost of the banquet) and then show up for the awards presentation. Bob
  3. Call these folks and see if they can give you an idea on value or put you in touch with someone who can - they specialize in vintage travel trailer restorations http://www.flytecamp.com/ Bob
  4. Cap would be okay in DPC. Usually about the only things that really hurt you in DPC are major modifications such as engine, body, etc. Bob
  5. I think they still have the Thursday Night Cruise Ins at Quaker Steak and Lube in Clearwater Bob
  6. There are several definitions that I use in the antique car hobby: 1) Original - unrestored, unaltered, "unrefreshed" etc. (except for general maintnenace items) as it left the factory - paint, interior, engine bay, etc. are just like it left factory 2) Refreshed - certain areas have been restored but the car is not a truly restored car - maybe fresh paint job and new upholstery but not a true restoration 3) Restored to original - full restoration (off frame, ground up) to way it left the factory 4) Modified - anything else Thats just my thoughts Bob
  7. If it were mine, I would remove the running boards and rain guards, topper (which you already mentioned) and replace the hoses with at least all matching ones. Degrease the engine bay but not paint anything, do a good cleaning over all- then see how it does. Bob
  8. I am not a HPOF "judge" but I do own a couple of HPOF cars so I have been where you are. On all my HPOF cars, my hoses, belts, tires and muffler have been replaced (with period correct items) and I got HPOF without an issue. I haven't taken them through a second round for Original HPOF but I think the main difference is that you aren't allowed as many deductions the second time around. From my limited knowledge, your running boards would be a deduction (possibly 1 point each) and radio another deduction. I may be wrong but I think items that are maintenance/safety items (tires, hoses, belts) are considered ok. I don't think running on 25 plus year old tires, hoses or belts is safe. Bob
  9. To say a car that has some modifications is not an antique car is incorrect - it is still an antique car (and always will be) but it is now an antique car with modification. The AACA allows modified cars to be judged - look at a judging sheet and see the deductions for cars that have modificiations - they are numerous and some are large deductions that most likely disqualify you from any award. The HPOF even allows modifications - they too will be noted and points deducted. At what point, in your view, is a car no longer antique? Is it with 1 minor modification (i.e. incorrect hose clamps), or 3 or 7 or .....? You get the point. Not all modifications are the same - some can cost you tons of points and some may cost you 1. To say a car must be 100% as it left the factory before it is allowed to be on the show field is unreasonable. Are you going to ask the person who has a minor modification to leave with his car immediately? When you get to that level of rigidity on showing, you will kiss most shows goodbye. Also, I am in some single marque clubs that are allowing modified cars BUT they are modified to the point where they would not be be "knowingly" allowed on a AACA National Meet field. There is a big difference and to compare those with what AACA allows is unfair. Bob
  10. Oen thing I have noticed is tnat once cold weather kicks in and the car show season is over, the old car market suffers. This might be a reason it isn't selling. Bob
  11. Even more sad, it sounds as if he took his own life due to all the things he struggled with personally. Very talented man Bob
  12. IMHO, a car that needs a top isn't a "good restored driver" because in reality it can only be driven in warm and sunny days. I agree with the others - fix the top so the new owner can drive it without having to take it somewhere to have the top replaced immediately. Bob
  13. Mind telling us what kind of car it is? I am interested to know what limited productions cars there were in 1994 Bob
  14. I mounted mine under the hood and was done with it. No one sees it unless the hood is open Bob
  15. Weight distibution hitch and sway bar(s) I hope are on your list of things beofre you tow it any farther Bob
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