dalef62

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  1. Paul, I have not used the fillers and I guess I should try them. I have only powder coated parts that are in good shape with no rust pitting or dents.
  2. Is anyone interested?? Will bring to Hershey.
  3. One more time for the tire balancer for Hershey. Let me know if you are interested in it.
  4. Look's like our fearless Crosley Club President's car. Great pictures...
  5. Not much to report today except cleaned all the holes through the frame with a drill to remove the filler and I sprayed a coat of primer/filler over the bottom side of the frame. Looks pretty good. Will now flip it over and do the same to the top side. Have a great Labor Day weekend and stay safe...
  6. John, FOR on "Bring a trailer" didn't sale at a bid of $16,899. That is pretty good money in my opinion for that car. I had heard things sold at crazy prices at the Bruce Weiner Auction...
  7. John, Thanks for the ad. A nice looking FOR, but the auction company doesn't know anything about it. Says it has a Cobra (copper brazed tin block) engine in it and it is clearly a cast iron block, along with a few other errors in the ad. That was the one at the Bruce Weiner Micro Car Museum.
  8. The media blasting, powder coating and filling and sanding continue on the FOR. The front end backing plates have now been media blasted and powder coated gloss black and the frame continues to get filler and sanding. It is close to another coat of primer and then it can be flipped over and primed on the top side. Hopefully when the frame is painted gloss black the chassis parts will be ready to install back on the frame. That is my plan anyhow and I am sticking to it.
  9. John, What cause Barney to puke on the driveway?
  10. Paul, When I first got my powder coating kit I wanted to try it out and I coated two different things, one was my hammer for the tire weights and the other was the hooks that I use on my trailer to hold the straps at the front. I have abused the hammer, using it like it was to be used in a tire shop, tossing it to the ground when I am done with it. It has it's nicks and scratches but it still has it's purple color and shine in places. The hooks on the trailer have stayed on the trailer and it sits outside all year long and they still look great.
  11. Paul, It is Eastwoods system, one of those $120.00 kits several years ago with powders. Works good and I use an old electric kitchen stove. It limits the size of parts I can powder coat, but Crosleys are small.
  12. Back to work on the FOR. The weather is beautiful, lower temperatures and low humidity, great for working. Powder coating wheels and suspension parts. The tie rods and center link were done with cast iron powder coat, the links and U-bolts were done with bare steel powder coat, shock mounts were done with gloss black powder but they will need filled and painted as there are too many pits, and the wheels with gloss white. Now I need to find some tires! I will only use five of these wheels for the FOR, one will be a spare wheel. I still have to find two wheels to use the outer rim for the bud wheels, which I have the centers, will have to look in my stash for ones with bad center hubs. Total wheels on a FOR is 7, 4 wheels on the ground, 2 bud wheels and one spare.
  13. The Kiski Valley Region had their car cruise on Saturday, not a good day as rain moved in just about the time the cruise was to start. It was hot and humid making it feel like 104 degrees. After two showers the rains cleared and we did get 25 vehicles out and had a good time. We used my 1950 Crosley tow truck for the backdrop and have the entrant pull up behind the tow truck to get their picture taken. At the end of the cruise we present the owner with their picture in a custom wooden dash plaque.
  14. Having a wheelie shocking time on the FOR today. Powder coating the backs of the 6 wheels and the shock brackets black. The wheels were originally black and Crosley painted the fronts white. You can see three of the four shock brackets in the oven baking at 400 degrees.
  15. Jeff, The square u-bolts are available from various Crosley suppliers. The size is 1 1/2" between bolt and 2 3/4" bolt length, 3/8" diameter.
  16. Bernie, Will be waiting to see the bits come together to make a wonderful automotive wonder. Enjoy!
  17. Last bits of welding on the frame. The steering box had broke a piece from the mount and needed to be welded. A piece of metal was found and cut to fit the broken area and welded in and ground smooth. Also more filling and sanding on the frame.
  18. Been spending time on my 1990 Thunderbird that I just got out of storage, my jet skis and other things. Not enjoying them, working on them. Last fall my jet ski broke the intake grate and I replaced it only to find it still wasn't running right, come to find out a week or two ago that it was missing the intake shoe, I got a used one off craigslist and put it in, now it should run right again. I bought a 1990 Thunderbird LX brand new in 1990 and it has been in storage since 2000, has less than 24,000 miles on it and I decided now that it is an antique, time to get it out. Also, the kids are gone, so they won't be messing up the interior. Had to replace the fuel pump to get it to run, and the radio is not working. Has optional external CD player that works part time too. I have read that those radios were junk, so I need to find one that is set up for the external CD player. I also had to get the 1950 Crosley tow truck running as we (Kiski Valley Region) are using it in the photo shoot for our car cruise on August 17th. Wasn't hard to get it running but had to move a few cars to get it out. Needs cleaned up some, but it is now ready. On the FOR, I worked on it some today, welding in some of the large hole in the rear of the frame. At some point in time someone torched the hole to make it bigger. I laid a bead of weld around it and then ground it smooth
  19. Been spending time on all the small parts. Running them over the wire wheel to remove the big stuff. 66 years of crud built upon them, stuff that the sand blaster won't touch. Some now will be sand blasted, some cleaned and painted or powder coated.
  20. Thanks for all the responses. Just thought it would be something good to throw out and ask. Unless something drastic happens in the mold industry, my FOR will be wearing street tires, which many wore from the factory. I just like the looks of the military tires.
  21. I was wondering what the cost would be to make a new tire mold for tires. I am currently restoring a1950 Crosley Farm O Road with 12" military tread tires and the tires are shot. What is the cost to make the mold and what would the average run of tires be to make it worthwhile to a tire company? There are about 125 Farm O Road's out there now, with 7 tires on each vehicle. If someone could chime in as to what would be involved and cost/tire, I would appreciate it. Thanks, Dale PS, not my FOR below.
  22. Jim, I will check that pulley, you can see a few pictures of the pulley in the post with the body off. I am missing all the hydraulic parts, ie, pump, hoses, valve, cylinder. Do you want to sell yours?
  23. John, I tried to start the engine prior to disassembly, but it would not run. It is the same engine in all Crosley's and my plan is to remove the engine from my 1950 Crosley convertible and install it in the FOR. I had pulled the original engine(someone titled the car with the engine #) out of the convertible a few years ago because of bad compression and installed a spare engine so I could take it to the National meet. I don't think the engine that was in the FOR is that bad but the spare engine runs and will get me on the road quicker. As far as the driveline, nothing was tested prior to removal, but will be inspecting them as I restore them. So far everything looks good.
  24. Thank you Paul. Just working on it when I can, and as others have said, it is good to do at least one thing per day on it or you loose interest. A couple of pictures of some factory yellow paint on the passenger side of the front axle. What it means, I don't know?
  25. Today was spent knocking the front axle apart. Removed the springs, wheels and steering components and started cleaning it up. Hope to get the axle in paint soon. Lots of pictures for documentation and for your viewing pleasure.