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  1. Taking a cue from you MrEarl and your painted tool box awhile ago I made the effort to paint one of my metal cabinets Buick green. I cranked the heat up in the garage and brush painted it after a bit of thinner. I'm happy with it for now.
  2. Fired up my propane heater tonight and got it warmed up enough to paint a metal cabinet with my left over can of Buick green engine paint. I moved a few things around while waiting for it to dry and put a rag to my 52 Ford flathead that's waiting to someday go in my truck. No it's not an original colour but with the truck being white like how it's going to look. (at least it's not a 350 chevy...)
  3. After spending most of the day at Mom's fixing up her garden & landscaping I brought my propane heater home to warm things up in the garage as I wanted to paint that metal cabinet. I felt it was a bit cool to use the engine paint and get a decent finish. With it set to medium it didn't take too long to feel the heat so went in for supper and came out afterwards to find it perfect. With a little paint thinner and some good mixing it went on very nicely. After cleaning up and making sure the paint can lid was sealed we
  4. And... it was carried over to the '55 model as you can see on my freind's car. Speaking of fins, just saw this Cadillac on the road yesterday.
  5. First accumulating snow fall for winter 2020/2021. Time to get her inside and give the wife her parking spot back.
  6. Que the song, "What A Difference A Day Makes". Had to borrow my sons lawn mower yesterday to cut two customers yards that had grown with this last two heat waves we've had as mine crapped out and after dropping it off saw this at a light on the way home. Went to bed last night hoping the forecast was wrong but.... (The wife is looking for her parking spot back.) sigh...
  7. Not really thinking too much about keeping her Lance as right now there is no choice. The few that showed a bit of interest around here (car guys for sure, not tire kickers) basically expressed what has been said here on the Forums that "Projects" are a hard sell. I get that so prettying her up till I get the drive train fixed up will help but not counting on a sale this winter. Fortunately I have an agreement with the soon to be new owner of the property to be able to use the garage till the middle of April but I have a LOT to do to get her inside beside the Special! I'm sure n
  8. With you being even further north than me I believe you. In fact my wife went to college in Winnona and has shown me pictures where the snow banks were so high that the rule was to paint plastic golf balls with fluorescent paint and put them on the top of the antenna (when cars had those) to be detected when coming to an intersection.
  9. With another few days of warm weather cleaned up my Nash probably for the last time this year. Noticed the rear bumper had a few stains on it so went at it with my metal polish till I was satisfied.
  10. Started the morning with putting a coat of silver paint on the wood cabinet after finishing a few spots of primer outside on the garage door opening I seemed to have missed. The temperature was 54 degrees at 8 am. I hoping the door and cabinet will be dry enough tomorrow to paint the down sides and then after purchasing new hinges, will mount it outside on the back wall. After some errands went back the the Special garage to pack up a few things to move out and looked at the Nash a bit closer. The rear bumper was showing a few spots that n
  11. Had a bit of fun today. It started with an actual job in the morning that wasn't big but just down the road from my car buddy. When I finished up I noticed he had some of his cars out so went for a visit. I thought maybe he was going to wash them up as it was back in the low 60's today. I found Joe inside the garage lowering the hoist with his 55 Cadillac to pull it outside and put one of those two Monarch's back up on it and the other parked underneath. Guess he is taking it to a muffler shop in town to have a Stain
  12. So... It has been awhile. Wondering how you are making out? Doug
  13. Monday evening I turned on the electric heater to help keep some cold out while I finished priming the rest of the wood cabinet and get a coat of metal primer on the metal one. Going to wait a few days for it to dry as temperatures are falling well below 0 Tuesday night and don't want to keep that heater on overnight left unattended.
  14. Yes on both counts Lance. I used the paint on the new water pump casting and touched up the block some when I replaced the fuel pump too after cleaning up the oil around there. The hood ornament base is NOS and would look nice on someone's 55. I bought it years ago for the bomb site in it. Know anyone that needs or would like it ?
  15. Sunday was a wild windy, cold rainy day which meant time spent inside the garage was the option. Those cabinets were calling to me so set them up on a temporary table, grabbed my sander & mask to prep for painting. Going to use metal primer to slow any more rusting on this one. By the time I primed the wood cabinet it was time to head in. Low and behold after supper I looked around downstairs and found the can of Buick Engine Green paint I had tucked away. (It's always the last place you look for something. LOL
  16. After a call from Mom decided I had better get over to bag leaves and start to finish the landscaping THE CONTRACTOR WOULD NOT DO... It wasn't as nice as last week with temps only around 40 degrees but by keeping moving the body builds heat. I dug a small trench and lined it with landscape fabric then poured pea stone in to help draw water off the side walk. Lot's of kneeling going on... Saved some pain with my investment in foam pads. Best money I've spent in a long time! It wasn't long before the daylight was going so left and
  17. Me and my family about 1966 on a Club tour in Dad's 1920 Overland Model 4. I believe that was when the distributor went egg shaped and we had to be towed to the destination Motel by that Packard. Dad tried to brush it off by saying he was pushing the Packard with a stiff rope. Then some 40 plus years later I got to drive him around our local Airport Show. It was one of the very few times he was a passenger in the car.
  18. Having taken good advantage of 70 degree weather last week it is time to prepare for the next inevitable season. Somewhat appropriate as it went down to "0" last night and found ice in my pails that I hadn't emptied...
  19. With my height & age, using a brush would put me in traction for a long time too so a small roller on a broken tipped short extension pole did the trick. Went through a gallon and a half getting done what I did but now the weather has dipped temperature wise and have to finish the rest if we get an unusual January heat wave I guess. Went back to the garage with the Special searching through a cupboard and found strings of Xmas lights (among other things) and brought them home. Plugged them in and out of 5 strings found enough good bulbs to put up this.
  20. Very Nice! And it compliments your good looking building.
  21. With temperatures around the 70 degree mark this past week, taking advantage to put stain/preservative on 1 year old fence boards and garage structure since wood supply is on a back order (to be a Looong Wait so am told) and want it protected too. 75 feet is completed plus 20 feet of side fence so far. There will be plenty of time for inside jobs when the weather turns and have my Limited inside again where it will be warm.
  22. Continued to take advantage of the 70 degree weather again today with the staining. It was definitely T shirt time being in the direct sunlight. Managed to get all the back done and some of the neighbours side on the pad before darkness approached. will tackle that area in the morning and hopefully get started on the garage door tracks so I can push the Limited back inside and give the spot back to my wife for her van again. She has been patient about this so far....
  23. Thanks Keith! It's a far cry from what I started with way back...
  24. Sadly, you mean like this???
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