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  1. auburnseeker

    Hudson Big Boy Project Truck

    I figured Xander would Chime in. As far as I know they didn't make 8's in them. Though this one is a bit rough there are alot worse being rebuilt as they are pretty popular. Everything from the doors forward is the same as the car. Though I will tell you as far as potmetal chrome bits, they are very hard to come by in good shape and nearly never come up on ebay in decent usable shape. Those fender lights are near impossible to find and mine came courtesy of Xander. The bumpers are different car to truck, but you can use the car bumper. The rear fenders are also passenger car with a filler panel. They are really long and low when compared to a similar 47 Chevy Ford or Dodge truck. Mine is a nice driver as is, though it has a 1949 full oil pressure 262 with a a 54 wasp twin H setup on it and a Ford 9 inch rear with 3.0 gears so it goes down the road good. They don't come up in decent shape real often, They are usually rough like this for 10G or less, or 40G and up in nice "restored" shape. I searched long and hard all over the country to find mine (priced well under restored but above project state) and finally found it through a wanted ad I placed on Craigslist, purchasing it from the estate of a man that owned it 20 years. It still wasn't as good as I wanted but a fair compromise. I did have to do all new brakes and tires along with carb rebuilds as well as will be getting a new exhaust in the spring.
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    Car Vending Machine 7 stories tall in Indiana

    My luck, the Ferrari I pushed the button for would get hung up and the smart car would fall out instead. Just like the candy claw at the Arcade (my Daughter's favorite) every play is a winner.
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    1932 Buick 50 series Victoria Coupe

    Looks like it was a pretty nice car that got neglected. The base clear paint is peeling, the interior has water staining and the top insert is pulling away so you will really want to look close for rot, wood and metal because of that. Would still be a fun car to play with, jsut a shame they let it go to pot before parting with it. or putting it in the garage.
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    Car Vending Machine 7 stories tall in Indiana

    How would you know about that Xander?
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    Wanted-1935 Ford Phaeton

    I've seen a pile of 36's in both phaeton and convt sedan, but surprisingly very few 35's. Must be a lower survivor rate on them.
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    1936 Chrysler Airflow on Hemmings

    I had a 48 Caddy with that type of paint. I doubt it's original but probably the original style lacquer. I wet sanded very lightly the whole car out and buffed it. It came up quite well. Not quite show car, but very presentable, which in today's world of patina and crazy expensive repaints, would be welcome by most even if it is an old repaint. I wish I was closer, I would go take a look. That interior is quite nice.
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    1936 Chrysler Airflow on Hemmings

    A good detailing would probably push this up a full number on the scale if done right. If I wasn't broke because of my shop build right now, I would look into it.
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    NC pole barn

    Do you normally get much snow where you are? You could always add another bay in the future across the back with a side door if you don't normally have the sliding snow to worry about. A gutter would keep the water from splashing against the garage door and possibly coming in the garage. Snow is a whole different game. That's why I went shingles and no breaks in the concrete on the sides, only the gable ends where you won't have the snow and drip issue.
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    NC pole barn

    No that never happens. I'm at 60 by 72 and could use a little more. As long as someone else pays for it and does the work.
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    NC pole barn

    You are lucky you can start right away. Up here winter grinds everything to a holt or atleast a dead crawl. I try working out in the garage every day jsut to make a little progress but it's so darn cold. Yesterday was suppose to be a high of 30 but I doubt it hit that. The garage inside I'm sure (without the garage door) was at the overnight low of teens or less. Send us some of that warm weather when it returns your way.
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    NC pole barn

    You'll be happy with the decision, just don't under budget. Everything (especially the little stuff) add up to so much more than you expect. Though, once you get the shell up and enclosed, you can always peck away at the rest as funds come in. That's the way I did/ am doing mine. I just bit the bullet and bought my Garage door. I was going to just build swinging or sliding doors, but because of the size and probably $1000 in materials I did the math and decided to invest the $1000 in the door instead and be done with it. Of course I just saved up enough after selling the crap out of stuff on ebay to have just enough to pay for it. It was $4300. It's a custom Carriage house style door though that's 16 by 14 feet with extra glass. I even had to go without the opener as I don't have any power in the building or the extra 1000 for the Heavy duty opener for the door. I figured I could add it when I come up with some more money though. I still don't have a floor either. You can see my build with costs over on my garage build thread. Good luck on yours. It's nice to get into a bigger garage. Looks like you were smart to go with the extra length? My brother went 24 by 24 and regret it every day as it's just a little too short with a work bench.
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    Big find in the south of France

    The video did work later for me. not sure why it was down the first time. Surprisingly even with the garage fallen in some of the ones didn't look too bad that were somewhat sheltered. I would suspect anything outside is pretty much toast. I decided a long time ago, if I couldn't keep a car in good storage I wouldn't buy it or atleast keep it to let it become iron oxide. I wonder some times, unless actually purchased from the scrap yard right before it was heading into the crusher, if the person who bought and squirlled away cars years ago in poor storage didn't do them a disservice. Someone else may likely have bought them and been a better custodian to them. Often the guys that squirlled them away would never part with them until their estate did or the town made them, by then they were rarely usable for much more than a few random bits and pieces.
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    Wanted 49 Pontiac Fastback

    Unfortunately I just found a 50. Too bad it wasn't one year earlier, you might have a match. https://poconos.craigslist.org/cto/d/pontiac-fastback-two-door/6770247552.html 1950 Pontaic Fastback two door. Orignal Car, original paint, in patina condition. Runs well, Straight 8, with hydromatic trans. Nice original chrome and stainless, right quarter has a dent in body and stainless. nice tires, visor, skirts included. $13,000.00 OBO
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    1936 Chrysler Airflow on Hemmings

    I just found this over on Hemmings. Seems like a good buy for a an Airflow. I know some of you seem to have a soft spot for them. It's not my car but would be a strong contender if not already in my garage if I was looking for one. Sorry for the bad photos but I had to copy them from google not Hemmings. Lots of good Photos on the hemmings listings. "1936 Chrysler Airflow C-10 4 door, Straight 8 with overdrive, older restoration, engine condition excellent, body is sound, excellent wood grain dash Price: $16,500 negotiable " https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/chrysler/airflow/2201046.html?refer=blog
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    Big find in the south of France

    The video wouldn't work for me, just a black screen even when I clicked on it