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  1. I was hoping to get the front panel ready today but I have run into a problem with too much metal for the area.? The front fender was damaged and I thought I straighten it good enough but I find that I need to shrink the metal between the headlight bucket and the grille area. I push in on the area near the headlight and the area near the grille pops out, and when I push in on the area near the grille the headlight area pops out. There is a inner fender that is between the grille and headlight supporting the front panel. What is the proper way to shrink metal? I never seem to have much luck in shrinking metal so I put it out there to the experts, and not so experts, for some advice.
  2. Another day of progress on the FOR today. A very light coat of filler on the spot welds on the rear tub area and the upper lip of the tub. With that done, the body is about ready for another coat of primer. Still need the right side of the headlight panel roughed in.
  3. Today I got the front fender and part of the front panel roughed in. It is looking pretty good. Most areas just have a skim coat on them, not much thicker than a sheet of cardstock. I hope to get the rest roughed in by the weekend and possibly get another coat of primer on it.
  4. Today I got the left front fender somewhat roughed in. It will need a little more filler to get it right.
  5. Another day, another panel. Today I had a little time to work on the FOR and got the left side of the cowl panel roughed in. It is starting to look pretty good. Also took a few pictures of the left front fender and headlight panel that will be next. I am sure glad that this isn't my 1958 Continental. ?
  6. Moving on to the cowl panel today to rough it in. It will need a little more sanding but quiting time came.?
  7. The waste oil furnace is up and running. Most of the cars are put away for the winter and the FOR is now back in the shop. I started on the right front fender, applying a skim coat of filler. It is pretty much roughed in now, only a few areas need a little more filler. One good thing about a Crosley, they are small and the body parts are small. ?
  8. More furnace progress to report on. I welded the repair panel in the furnace this afternoon and put the refractory panel in. All looks good now. I need to get one bolt a little longer than what they supplied to hold the refractory panel in, then everything can go back together. Once it is running I hope to get back on the FOR.
  9. Just a little update on the waste oil furnace repair. I got the furnace prepped and ready for the new parts which have arrived at the house today. I cut out the bad metal and gave the furnace a good cleaning. Now I hope to get the parts out here this afternoon and see if they fit! Hope to have it up and running by next week!
  10. If you are looking for something to do July 11-13, 2019, come to the Crosley National meet in Wauseon Ohio. This will be the 50th Anniversary of the Crosley Automobile Club and the 80th Anniversary of the production of the first Crosley Car in 1939. There is fun for the entire family, games tours, rallies, Crosley only flea market, food, prizes, Crosley car show on Saturday and picnics. Spotlight class with be the 1939 Crosley. Located at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Wauseon, Ohio, just off the Ohio Turnpike on exit 34. Make plans to attend, bring a car, finished, original or under restoration, or no car at all. Camping on site or hotels in the area. More information at www.crosleyautoclub.com
  11. Not car related, but if I want to stay warm this winter I needed to fix my waste oil furnace. It is a Lanair 180 that is about 12 years old. It developed a hole in the combustion chamber and there is a replacement panel and fire board available for it. I have it all tore apart and cleaning it up now waiting on the repair parts now. And they are calling for cold weather next week... brrrr
  12. Looks like early mustang to me???
  13. You were right across the street from us when you took the pictures of that barn find 29? Studebaker. Wish I would have seen you.
  14. Took the Hotshot to the local festival about 10 miles away and it ran great! They have great food, fresh squeezed apple cider and lots of craft booths, was the biggest I have seen it. The weather was great too. And I forgot to take pictures.?
  15. I got the Hotshot carburetor all together and it runs good again. Hope to take it to a local fall festival tomorrow.
  16. Crank and intake are sold, thanks Jack. Other parts still available.
  17. A little Crosley work to report tonight. Was having some problems with the 1949 Hotshot not running right, stalling, not starting. I replaced the fuel pump as it was bad, but still had problems so I took the top off of the carburetor and found a problem. The one float was still floating in the bowl. I think that might cause a problem... Now to get the torch out to weld it back on. Lol
  18. Sounds more like you have no spark at #1 cylinder. Have you changed the plug?
  19. Not much going on with the FOR lately. Shop has been busy, in fact I got a nice 1956 Thunderbird to get it up and running again. New fuel tank, lines, gauge, brake work etc. Also getting things ready for that show over by Harrisburg, I think it is called Hershey? ? Been going almost steady since 1980. If you need anything Crosley, 1957-59 retractable, 1957 hemi parts, or anything else... (lol) let me know. Dad has a lot of parts from various vehicles that he had.
  20. It is almost all in primer! I sanded and preped the top side today for primer and got it primer, all but a small section on the front end where some of the original green is that I want to match to the new paint. Hope this keeps it from rusting with all this humidity!
  21. 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.