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  1. I have two antique vehicles, a 26 Chevy roadster (under construction) and a 35 Chevy pu, dent free with just a few minor scratches. Or it was anyhow. I had left the 35 out side for a few days while I was away and upon my return found a very large dent in the right front fender. This was no minor oopsy. Who ever hit the truck knew they hit it and hit it hard. The sad thing is I probably know the person who hit it but will never find out who that person is. For the record the truck was parked well inside my property.
  2. As I understand it there were no specs. There are however, guidelines. Try the VCCA. Someone there knows the answer and will gladly help. http://vcca.org/forum/ubbthreads.php/forum_summary
  3. Radiators are not that hard to fine. One with a good core however is another matter. You can get them on ebay. Get one with good tanks (top and bottom). Replace the core. A honey comb core can be purchased through the filling station but they are a bit pricey. You can use a modern core for a lot less money. The shells cannot be had at all. If you find one it will be rusted beyond repair. You can however find one for a truck, also on ebay. The difference being the ones for a car were polished aluminum and the ones for a truck were painted steel. You can paint it or have it chromed. Good luck.
  4. I NEVER make mistakes. I make disasters.
  5. It makes it safer n the respect that he would not get a ticket for driving w/o tags
  6. Do us all a favor. DO NOT put the t-tag on the car. Simply leave it on the front seat and make the trip. It's still an adventure but a much safer one. This way we all get to hear what did or did not happen
  7. I agree. Yes it can be saved but only at great expense. Better to be used for parts then turned into razor blades.
  8. This one can be had for maybe $300 .. I doubt he would ask more than that.
  9. About 1 year ago a friend was been given a 57 Chevy Belair, 4 dr sedan. He told me at the time if he ever wanted to get rid of it he would give me first shot. That shot came about late last night. I'm not interested. It needs more work than I can handle at this stage of my life, not to forget I have other projects going. I am hoping someone here may be interested. Originally it was a 6 cyl., 3 speed. The previous owner removed the rear end. It is with the car but not installed. The front end, as in A frames, brake drums, springs, etc. are also removed and sitting in the trunk. The front fenders and hood are also there but removed. There is no engine or transmission. The seats are ok but the rest of the interior is shot. I could see no obvious dents at all in the body and saw only one small rust spot. I did see rust around the edges of the rear window but did not check the front windshield. Needless to say the wiring is gone. The glass is there but would need replacing. The car can be had cheap. It would need total restoration. 57 Chevys being what they are it would be worth the effort in my opinion regardless of it being kept original or rodded. If you are interested please let me know. I don't have pictures but can easily get some.
  10. It's not all that bad. When I was a young man starting out in life I used to drive cars in worse shape than that one.
  11. The dash would suggest it is a 1928 Chevy
  12. I have a 26 Chevy roadster. Before I started the restoration I drove it all the time. it's a fun and reliable car. While not as readily available as Ford parts of the same era parts are not at all difficult to find. The 2 brakes were good for the time but I would urge all due caution in todays traffic. Titles of that era often used the engine serial number for the serial number.
  13. When I was 16-17 yo I stopped on a back road to water a tree. While I was doing that I looked around and found a case of beer hidden under some brush. At that age it didn't matter to me if the beer was cold or not.
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