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  1. nickelroadster

    Epoxy-like Filler & Seal Coating

    I have used both quick poly and a product called Smiths clear penetrating epoxy sealer. The Smiths product is a very slow curing sealer but nothing beats it if you have rotten wood and you want the product to really wick up into the wood. Both these products are still listed in the Restoration Supply catalog along with the West System epoxy sealer which sounds very similar to the Smiths system.
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    Acura tl 2006 repair estimate

    I don't really carer for modern cars but asking interesting questions about any car is okay. I can't believe that you have purchased three cars from these folks and they treat you like that. I wouldn't be above contacting someone in Acura as they may not take kindly to this kind of behavior.
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    That is a very nice yard sale find. Hopefully it was inexpensive too.
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    Studebaker Buyer's Tips

    All old cars are a little bit of a problem but that is half of the fun. I would buy a Studabaker because it is an interesting car. Most parts for them are not too difficult to find . Go get one!
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    Trunk Gasket Removal

    Chances are any solvent you use will mess up the pant. You might try some 3m stripe remover very carefully but and it will depend on the type of paint used to repaint the car.
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    What is the car hauling the Wright Flyer?

    Look at the shape of the front seat divider and the round piece of wood trim below the seat. Looks like a match to me although it could be a different model. The white one is a seven passenger but I don't think the old one is.
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    Company to reline my Chandler brake bands

    If you are the do-it yourself type, it is easy to get a little kit from Model T people like Langs. Often you can find the lining on ebay. Just make sure you get the old fashioned woven lining as new bonded type will wear out your shoes.
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    New member

    Your truck looks in pretty good shape right now. I would be careful about trying to do too much to it.
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    Where to buy window and interior trim

    Window channel and wind lace can be had at Make sure your window channel is the same size as your glass.
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    Replace window glass with what?

    make sure you get the right thickness of glass for your channel.
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    Mesh vs Carbon brushes in starter or generator

    Agree with Friartuck. Replace these with carbon brushes. It looks to me like if these were used now, they could start unraveling and really mess things up. I have seen plenty of older cars that had carbon brushes.
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    Where do you get rare parts ?

    Looking for parts which are rare is a lot more satisfying when you find them. Sometimes it takes years but it is usually worth it and you develop creative ways of finding things.
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    Hydraulic brake tubing

    I was somewhat heartened by the fact that there was not ONE response that suggested that it would be okay to use JB weld.
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    Replating reflectors

    That is an interesting way of doing things. You can also get all kinds of plating supplies and equipment at Caswell (look up on the net.). I replate a lot of small items as it is less expensive and more fun than sending out to get plated.
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    taper angle on Chrysler product rear axles

    A machinist would be able to tell you if you have one to look at.