Roger Walling

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  1. I have found out that Northern Classic Trucks went out of business in 2017. They used to make body parts for 41 Ford COE's and others. Does anyone know if his tooling has been bought by another person and are those parts available? ⚒️
  2. My deed includes a gunbarrel as one of the corner markings.
  3. Custom made tee shirt sales will bring in a good profit to your show. Best sales are XL and L,
  4. It is easy if you use certain tricks. Multiple layers of masking tape on edges (placed first on a piece of cloth to reduce stickiness) Placing your fingers between the bumper and your precious paint. (fingers fix themselves, but not paint) Help from a willing assistant Taped up paint sticks for spacers when adjusting openings. AND, good common sense ,watching every corner and crevice. Chips always happen before opps's, don't let them happen. It's just like your wife having a baby, the first one has you all nervous, the third and forth, you just take another drink on the golf course and continue playing.
  5. Several years ago, I repainted a 1941 fire truck for a local college to be used for alumni rides. They requested that I remove all the chrome that had been painted gold. When I had it all off, a little paint remover showed that it all had been painted during the war so as to not shine during blackouts. The chrome was in perfect condition! And, the truck ran in like new condition.
  6. When I paint a car, all the parts are hung individually and painted inside and out. The body is painted completly striped down. This way there is no paint on the frame, fasteners and the body to fender attachment points are painted. The only problem this way is sometimes there is a slight color and texture difference between panels due to the humidity and drying times. (paint the doors and fenders standing up, not flat) Just be careful when reassembling so that you don't scratch it.
  7. Different cars bring different people, do as suggested and have a space for original antiques ( before 1938) and a different space for 1939 to 1970 original and/or modified). Give awards in each space. Not "best car", but "most admired" or "peoples choice" $10 per car is a normal admission charge. Set the time between 9am and 2pm, with the trophies presented at 1;30, nobody wants to spend the whole day there Space the cars 6' apart. Try and have it at a place where food is normally prepared, such as a veterans club, make your money by a percent of the sales. Or, maybe make an arrangement with a food truck. Don't waste money on a DJ or band.
  8. Start with your budget. Just getting a car roadworthy after it has been sitting for a while will cost $1000 to $10,000. Restoring it will mean disassembling everything that you have done so far, so if you are paying for labor, add that cost to the restoration. Leave the chroming, tires and interior to last If you are doing it yourself, start with the frame and suspension, they are relatively inexpensive. Do the body work next, your labor won't break the bank. Next if the engine is frozen, buy a rebuilt, don't send it to a machine shop. Same for the trans. Paint is next, then interior. (you can drive it without the most expensive chrome) Instal the chrome as the wallet allows. If you end up selling it before you are finished, the best time is before you start the body work as most buyers will question the quality of the work and will plan on doing it over from scratch. You will get the best return on the money spent at this time, especially if it is before you put on the Bondo!
  9. I have a car that would run fine at low speeds but at high speeds it flattened right out. It turned out that I had a "ball" of crud in the fuel line and it passed gas until it got sucked up in a restriction in the fuel line and shut down the flow.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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! ?️
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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)
  16. 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.
  17. Thanks for all the info, I will get my machete and go and take another look to determine the model
  18. 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?
  19. A friend of mine owned one that was a salsmans car for Swift and company. No back seat, just a platform.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.