Pontiac59

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  1. I agree, that's what makes it questionable to me. I even edited a picture to take the width out and it looks spot on. The underneath, if you cut that ugly patch out and put it back to the width it came, the radiator cap hole would be perfectly round.
  2. It's been widened and filled. Work is ridiculously poor, not recent, but who knows how old. I'd sure like to see some photos of the back of the real deal, since I have one opinion yes and on another site two opinions that it's not even Ford. I didn't pay much for it and don't expect it to be worth a hell of a lot -
  3. I never got my set ID'ed either. This era stuff is tough.
  4. Looks like a spinner for a Dodge Lancer clone aftermarket hubcap. They were also sold separately to put on any cap.
  5. I don't know how you tell real from repro. I presume the rear edges are where they would differ the most. Anyone know? Anyone know where I can find photos to compare with?
  6. I found the link eventually. Didn't see the sense in cross posting though
  7. wire brush on a grinder would bring out numbers. That's hardly rusted at all.
  8. It's nothing new, I used to get lowball offers on project cars all the time. I got one a few weeks ago on an old dealer promo car, so I raised the bid price on it. I spend some time researching what they bring before I set a price. eBay doesn't get the flakes it used to, but it still gets some. And I'm not going to lower the prices on things like brand new $150 retail items I have listed for $110, that are already the cheapest ones on eBay, either.
  9. Parts car or have fun building a hot rod, rat rod, custom with it on some other frame. Couple of S10s with low miles sold up here at auctions for the exact same $200. Hone up those welding skills on it. Would never be worth a lot, but it would be something you built yourself.
  10. Looks like it might be a universal type. Any markings, name stamped into it?
  11. Sometimes these cars are donated to auto tech schools as trainer vehicles. Some 20 years ago the school I went to had a decent fleet of them; a 91-ish S10 Blazer with the roof scraped down flat, a '95 Chevy extended cab pickup with just very light scrape marks in the cab top; a 91-ish 454SS pickup with a maybe both fists sized dent in the top cab back... a 91 Corsica that had blown it's engine up, threw a rod with like 62 miles showing... a 90-ish Buck Lesabre sedan with the roof and back thoroughly mangled... a 90 or so LeBaron made for French export and apparently just never exported... there were more I don't remember. They had purposely cut one '86 Buick Regal down to little more than a frame with engine, cowl and one seat. The body lab would rebuild insurance company totals to sell, which would pay for new equipment and the car they redid was a Corsica also. While the donated cars were not supposed to be parted out in any way, just scrapped when they became obsolete, parts from at least one of two very similar maroon Corsicas made it into the rebuild - the blown motor IIRC was rebuilt in the engine lab even though it was so bad inside it needed a sleeve on one cylinder. Probably the only one in the world that had that much work put into it.
  12. Best bet would be to see if it has any numbers stamped into it anywhere.
  13. Pontiac59

    What is it

    Whatever it is it's at least $100. Kaiser had them on the rear, too, I had one a number of years ago.
  14. Top left and second left are GM, maybe squarebody pickup, but the needles are broken on both. Fuel could be for van but the voltage is not. Second right is 1980s GM, not truck or van. Third is likely aftermarket of some sort Bottom is same as second right, 1980s GM, maybe look at third-gen Camaro or Firebird, S10; it's not truck or van.
  15. It's slightly larger than Ford dimensionally, very flat across the cowl like an International pickup, but I don't think the shape is right at the front (the IH grille top is more square), and the rear is straight across, no V, which rules out most later 30s vehicles. Also the side has no bead, it's just smooth. The length is fairly short, like there was a four or a V8 found under it once. It's in decent shape, but I'm about 30 years too late to go to the junkyards and see if it fits anything there. I do have both halves, but no side panels. So far not even a guess.
  16. Some states a title is irrelevant.
  17. I'm surprised they don't keep one model of sedan and see if it picks up any sales before terminating it.
  18. Okay, the plow truck Corvette I kind of get, but the Granada front panels underneath I don't understand. I liked the Corvette Summer car, it's a good example of wild show cars of that era.
  19. I have three that seem to be new old stock but no boxes. Hadn't gotten around to pictures yet.
  20. Okay, I transposed the numbers, they're 88L, used in John Deere tractors model 50, 60.
  21. Found some AC spark plugs marked L88 in a tin in a tub of parts I bought. Google keeps giving me Chevy L88 engine stuff. They're fat plugs, and rather than taking a snap on wire have a knurled brass knob or nut on the top. So I presume some pre-1935 application. I actually have a big batch of other old plugs, mostly Auto-Lite but nothing that seems to be any way desirable. P6, P4, PR6, TH4, TH8. Full cases in the box for some, with maybe 40s-50s era packages. Some Atlas plugs in there too.
  22. Maybe some brighter photos would help. This is the other door. 1916-1919 Cadillac 7-passenger is close, handle placement, hinges look right, rear doors have no cutout for wheel arch, but they don't look to have the angled belt line. The ones I've found photos of have different door panels, too, although the pocket is similar.