Roger Walling

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  1. Whatever you do, take plenty of pictures when it is in the hands of the shipper, with a background showing the location, and send the pic's to the customer by email.
  2. If the pin holes are in an area where you can get to them without a second layer of metal in the way, you can lightly sandblast the inside and apply two layers of fiberglass mat and sand the outside and apply filler over the surface. I have done this on fenders and a hood that looked like swiss cheese. They have held up for 10 years so far.
  3. As kids we used to sneak in the back gate and sit in the outdoor seats that were right in front of the projection booth. We were weary went we went into the concession stand that we would get thrown out because we didn't have a ticket. Now after all these years I realise that they didn't mind as long as we spent money at the concession stand. My conscience in now at peace! ?️
  4. I think the body work is minimal and thinking of painting it very dark blue and painting all the chrome (accept the SS mlds.) to keep the cost down. I am thinking about silver or another color that would complement the blue. Has anyone done this and were they pleased with the outcome? Plating the chrome would put the resurrection out of the question.
  5. I went and looked at it closer today and it is as good of condition as the lower photo above. It is a Windsor and has a door post but I didn't know they were removable, I will have to check to see if this one is.
  6. I went and looked at it closer today and it is about as good of condition as the lower photo above but not all torn up. It is a Windsor and has a door post but I didn't know they were removable, I will have to check to see if this one is. The spark plugs have been out for 20 years. It is a 7 pass. 4 dr.sedan, 6 cyl. (not a limo)
  7. Dear 48NWYKR, When I read your first post in this thread I thought you were crazy, but now after reading some of the later posts, I know you will make it! A word of caution though, nowadays, Mexico is considered a dangerous place to drive. I have a friend that went to Guatemala last year to visit family, and they all had bodyguards with them.
  8. Thanks for all the info, I will get my machete and go and take another look to determine the model
  9. Does a 1948 chrysler royal limousine have a door pillar between the doors? A friend has a Limo for sale and I can't open the doors to check if it is a Windsor or a Royal. I can't see what model it is, it's buried in the brush. If it is a Royal, it might be worth restoring?
  10. A friend of mine owned one that was a salsmans car for Swift and company. No back seat, just a platform.
  11. Another thing to consider when installing seat belts is, is the body going to stay on the chassis in the event of an accident? I would not want to be attached to the frame if I thought that the body could be ripped off in a roll over. In that case, a good reinforcement added on the body would keep you inside of the body, if not with the rest of the car.
  12. Gary, Is it worth $6000 to tow your truck mabey 10 or 15 times? ($400 each time) Buy a smaller trailer and keep the flat bed.
  13. I have a 31 Essex that was slightly rusted. I hand sanded it with fine scuff pads in a straight line and then clear coated it. I kinda looks like brushed Stainless Steel.
  14. I was 18 when the Edsels were introduced. At that time, everybody flocked to the show rooms to see what was new that year. The Edsels were not supposed to be shown until a certain day, so the local dealer, Young motors, painted up the mechanics shop all in bright green and white and kept the cars there until the opening day. BUT! they left the garage doors all open and did not stop the curious from going inside. When I saw the first one I seen on the road I thought, this will change the way all cars were made! I recall a saying that went around that stated that one person drove to Florida in one and the only thing that was still working when he got there was the motor.
  15. Touching up that scrape with any color red will not do much for the overall appearance of the car except at about 40" away. It seems to me that it needs body work in addition to paint work. A body shop is the best thing if the color match is bothering you.
  16. I have replaced many windshields in my time but the one that got me pulling out my hair was a big monster one on a large motorhome. I finally called the manufacturer of the motorhome and he explained just how to do it. First, start the windshield in the grove on the bottom, Then, ( I kid you not) take a bumper jack and place it on the dash and jack up the top until it fits!
  17. I was just wondering about selling a car for cash. If you took the buyer to a bank and had him obtain a bank check in front of you, 1, Can the bank stop payment to you for any reason? 2, If the cash had been stolen, is there any recourse by anyone toward you? 3, If the money was counterfeit, could the bank stop payment on the check? 4 If he deposited the cash into your account, could there be any problems in the future? 5, If the buyer cried fraud after receiving the car, could the bank refuse to honor the check? 6, Would the best way be to have the buyer deposit the cash into your "special" account in front of you and then close out the account? Any comments or experiences that you wish to share? My bank has assured me that any money that is counted by machine is certified not to be counterfeit.
  18. As a buyer, I would inspect the auto at the sellers address and would expect to be able to examine every part and to drive it. When satisfied, I would sign a sales agreement with the seller describing all concerns, agreed by both parties. A token deposit would be given and then the balance would be paid according to the sales agreement upon the delivery of the auto. A business deal is a two way deal, each being satisfied with their desires.
  19. If you are looking into buying one, be prepared to mortgage your house for the money needed.
  20. I'll buy it if you deliver it, ps, the check is in the mail.
  21. It's a good thing that those same crooks aren't the same people that I bought the Brooklyn bridge from, I am going to set up a toll booth and get rich on that investment. ?
  22. classic car fraud scheme shut down 3 hours ago Fox news $4.5 million classic car fraud scheme shut down by FBI By Sean Szymkowski | Motor Authority As classic cars become more than just aspirational items and more investment pieces, buyers should always stay vigilant. Today, it's easy for criminals to scam would-be buyers out of a sale with a little creativity and the Internet. Many enthusiasts found that out the hard way over the past two years. The criminals, most of Eastern European descent, launched the nationwide fraud ring in November 2016 and the criminal activity continued through July of 2018. U.S. officials said the scheme involved posting fake classic car ads online, luring buyers, and setting up shell corporations to transfer money out of the U.S. Victims responded to ads for various classic cars on popular car sale sites, and once the two parties agreed on a final price, the defendants would direct the buyers to automotive transportation companies. The transport companies were actually the shell corporations ready to receive payment and wait for one of the 25 criminals to withdraw the funds. Victims never received the car they thought was being delivered. Upon receiving payment, the group would begin withdrawing money from the shell corporations' bank accounts sometimes the same day victims wired money. The group worked to ensure withdrawals were in varied denominations to not tip off financial institutions or authorities to the illegal activity. The money was then sent to various Eastern European countries. Most of the victims were never able to recover the money sent and some have been left paying for auto loans without ever purchasing a car. Each defendant could be in for up to 50 years in prison for their crimes and victims will be eligible for restitution.
  23. This auction shows the importance of details when donating cars to a museum. In this case, there was no restrictions on what could be done with the cars, even though it was intended to be a long time running museum, it is now being sold for the money.
  24. There are actually two cures for this condition, (actually three if you are married) one is to run out of money, the second is to die. (In that case, the one with the most cars wins)