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  1. Primer!!! I wasn't planning on putting any primer on yet, but the bare metal couldn't wait any longer with the high humidity we have been having. It surface rusted overnight?, so I sanded the rust off, prepped the metal and put a coat of primer on the bottom. Now I can get it back on the cart and sand and prep the top for primer.
  2. Selling a crankshaft for a 390 engine, looks good. $100. obo. Located SWPA, could bring to Hershey if you are interested. PM me.
  3. My dad bought a 1957 Chrysler 392 Hemi engine years ago and the block was bad so he got another engine. The block is for sale in another ad. He has the crankshaft for $100, the intake manifold for $100, exhaust manifolds for $200, water pump core for $25, generator for $50. oil pan for $50. Who knows what else he has for it, if you need something ask me. I know the heads, pistons and valve covers are gone, sold them last year at Hershey. Parts are located in SWPA, could bring to Hershey if you want them. PM me.
  4. Is anyone interested in a 392 Chrysler Hemi block with a bad cylinder. My dad bought the engine several years ago and had a bad score in the one cylinder. He took it to a machine shop where they were boring out the cylinder and broke through. I didn't look real close at the rest of the bores but I think they are ok. If someone is interested in it we could deliver it to Hershey. He would like to get $150.00 for it. SWPA area here if you want to pick it up. Also have several other items for the 392, check other parts for sale ads. PM me if you are interested.
  5. Yes the youth project is an amazing thing for the youth of our hobby! A little progress to report today, I laid the first filler on the underside of the rear portion of the tub and smoothed it up some. Now to get it back up on the cart!
  6. While the rain was falling, and falling and falling outside (over 8" of rain since Sat. am), I got some work done on the FOR today. I cut and removed the last piece of bad metal on the front panel near the grille area. Then cut and welded a new piece in and smoothed it all out. Then I lifted the body off the cart, all by myself, and stood it on its nose so I could use paint stripper on the foot well area. Now all the paint is removed except for in the engine compartment area. I also cut and spot welded a stiffener plate on the lower right side of the side panels where the spare tire bracket will mount, just as a precaution. I also run the wire brush some on the inner fenders to clean them up a little. And the winner is Jeff for guessing what was the good news. Fellow Crosley club member Jeff Ackerman sent me a PM stating he had a hood latch but it needed a spring, but I could have it. He shipped it to me no charge and told me to just make a donation to the Crosley club for our "Youth Projects". A check will go in the mail soon!!! For those of you that don't know about our Youth Projects, the Board of Directors of the Crosley Club select youth and mentors to restore Crosleys and then when the project is completed, the title for the vehicle is transferred to the youth who completed the project. The club, Crosley parts suppliers and its members donate money and parts to restore these cars(which are also donated to the club), the youth supplies the labor and sweat-equity. We are now on our 3rd and 4th Youth project!!!
  7. That looks almost like what is on a Crosley.
  8. What are you hauling back to Florida this time Dave?
  9. Just a small report on the small FOR today. I was able to almost finish the hood for the FOR today, added the side support metal and the alignment tabs at the rear of the hood. I also notice that my FOR must be different than my brother in laws as the tab on the passenger side wasn't doing anything so I had to add a small piece to the body so it could help align the hood. Next project will be to attach the front part of the hood, I will have to use the mig welder to weld some of it on as the spot welders arms are not long enough.? I also got some good news today from a fellow Crosley FOR guy, can you guess what that good news is?
  10. This week has been nice and busy for the shop but that doesn't leave much time for work on the FOR. I'll take it though, because it pays the bills... Along with being busy it has been exceedingly hot and humid around here making it hard to work. But I was able to get a little work done on the FOR today, I started stripping the paint from the front fenders and lower dash area. Fenders look pretty good now, a little sanding and should be ready for primer and filling. The lower dash area will need more stripper applied to get the paint off. I also did some measurements on the front latch for the hood, looks like I will be fabricating it also as I put out a feeler on the Crosley web page and I haven't got any responses yet. I didn't expect too either. If anyone has a hood latch that looks like the one pictured let me know.
  11. Last bunch of pictures from the weekend. The 1957 Chevrolet was a beautiful car! Owner just bought it at Mecum auction in Hershey.
  12. Had a very relaxing holiday weekend at car shows and cruises! Took the 1958 Continental to the Western PA Region car show in Latrobe on Sunday, it is always a great show and even though it was hot it is in a nice park with plenty of shade trees. Lots of nice cars too Then on Monday evening took the 1966 Mustang to a car cruise in the Greensburg Kings Restaurant, again it was hot but we sat in the shade of the building and enjoyed the music and company.
  13. Thank you Jim for adding that picture. As of right now I do not have any accessories for my FOR, but I hope to find one to display with it.
  14. I think he is being honest, some people are so anxious to show what they have before getting alot of pictures and information. I know when I put my dad's cars up for sale I didn't have good pictures and not much information on there conditions. I wasn't "fishing ", I was just anxious to get them out there where people could see them. Give people the benefit of a doubt!!!
  15. More progress made on the hood today. I formed the rest of the front panel and got it to fit the way I want it but I haven't welded it in yet because it needs a small piece on the bottom flap to keep the hood from sliding forward and side to side. I made the extra supports and guide for the rear of the hood and installed them. A few little things to go and I will have a hood for the FOR! I will probably have to mig weld the front panel on the hood because the arms for the spot welder are not long enough to reach from the back of the hood up or wide enough to reach from the front.
  16. Jim, I was thinking the same thing as I was making it. Depends on how the rest goes together.
  17. SUCCESS!! The hood is now bent! I am very happy with the way it turned out, now if I can get all the little bits and pieces on it without distorting it. To all those that offered ideas on how to bend it, I thank you!
  18. Just a little progress to report today on the FOR. The lower front panel had two pieces of metal that were cut out to clear the tires. I cut new pieces and welded them in, well almost got them both welded in, ran out of mig wire. Slowly but surely I am getting all the little things taken care of. Also a picture of the practice bend on the hood. I am about ready to attempt it on the real piece as soon as I clear off the workbench...
  19. Today I did a little test roll on a small piece of metal for the hood. I rolled the piece around a 4" piece of PVC pipe. The scrap piece of metal was only about 8" wide, about one third of the width of the real hood, but it bent exactly as I wanted it. Now to decide if I should try it on the real piece.
  20. Today I finished spot welding the places I couldn't get while it was sitting on the frame. The body is pretty solid now. I have a few spots on the front fender extension on the passenger side that I replace a few weeks ago that I need to weld to the fender up underneath. I also want to put a stiffener on the side panel on the passenger side were the spare tire mounts, will just be a piece of 16 gauge metal about 2" X 4" spot welded on the inside of the side panel at the front corner. No pictures today.
  21. Body is back off the chassis and now I can finish spot welding and start bodywork. Some before and after pictures to see the difference.