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  1. If you are restoring a 1928 to 1933 Cadillac or Lasalle do we have the parts for you. Go to peterksanders.com to look at our catalogue and contact us if you have any questions!
  2. If you are restoring a 1928 to 1933 Cadillac or Lasalle do we have the parts for you. Go to peterksanders.com to look at our catalogue and contact us if you have any questions!
  3. Greetings! It has been quite some time since I last posted. I have been busy conducting my business, Frank Nicodemus Classics and Antiques, and I do not always have the time to post to forums. Thanks to all of you who do participate – the advice is always helpful. I would like to share with everyone an interview with me by The New York Times Automobile section. It was published on Sunday, February 17, 2013. The reporter, Mr. Jim Motavalli, THOROUGHLY researched my 40+ year career, restorations, my knowledge of Cadillacs, my statements and the statements made by some of my customers. Those of you who have had to suffered due to my absence from my former company and who have heard the “rumor mill” started by my ex, this article will bring a genuine smile to your face! The direct link to the NYT article is http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/automobiles/collectibles/in-age-of-specialists-one-focused-on-cadillacs.html?_r=1& Thanks to all of you who take the time to read this article! All the best, Frank Nicodemus
  4. Currently looking for: Seats, front and rumble Radiator cap Rims Windshield Windshield Frame
  5. If you need a reliable, trustworthy & quality restoration shop - check out D & D Classic Automobile Restoration in Covington, Ohio. My dad took in his 66 Jaguar and their attention to detail and quality service was impressive. Check out their website: Ohio Classic Car Restoration Covington Ohio Chassis Rebuild
  6. I have an odometer that I believe is correct for my 1942 Dodge Custom Coupe. I have a local shop that I believe is very good and very experienced in restoration of gauges and odometers. I have the cover glass and pointer removed. The second glass over the graphic is still in place on the attached photo. They can restore the odometer, but the graphic is not complete enough to accurately reproduce. Has anyone restored or know of a graphic source for the odometer dial? I have a couple pics of my car in my profile / album. Thanks, Jerry
  7. I am thinking of restoring one of two pre-war Buicks. The first possibility is a 1931 model 96. The second is a 1935 model 46C. The body of the '31 is in decent shape (no rust through) but would need repainting/rechroming and a new interior. It has been sitting for 40+ years in a garage (not climate controlled) and the head was removed from the engine and stored in the trunk. The '35 is in pieces but I'm told it is pretty much complete. Again, the body is in decent shape (stored in a non-climate-controlled garage for 30+ years) but the running gear/engine have been sitting outside for decades. In both cases, I would guess the cylinders/pistons/heads are very corroded and would need extensive work. What would you advise for cars like these? Is it possible to bore out and reline the cylinders? Or should I try to find replacement engines (original or more modern replacements)? Thanks for the advice.
  8. I am in the process of restoring my 1932 Pontiac. It has leaf springs and I am looking for some advice on restoring them. They seem to be in fairly good shape and have the same length and arch. They don't seem to sag. The car leaned slightly to one side but I believe that was due to some wear on the rubber bushings on the springs and frame. My questions: 1) Should the springs be completely disassembled, stripped, and painted with rust encapsulator and then re-assembled with lube? or... 2) Should they just be cleaned and painted on the outside part that shows and loosened enough to clean and get new lube between the leafs? 3) What is the lube that should be used? I know that originally they were coated with a graphite based lube. 4) Does anybody know someone who makes the cloth covers for the springs? Thanks for your help. Rob
  9. I may have missed this on the Forum site, but is there a location for finding original cars for restoration reference? We have the HPOF and Originals classifications to encourage preservation of original cars, but there does not seem to be any way for these invaluable resources to be located other than a chance encounter at a show. The AACA Library does not have this information, either. I am trying to find out paint trim details (pinstripe and wheel treatment) for a recently acquired 1937 Pontiac 2619, and being able to see a few photos of an unrestored car with original trim would be a huge help.
  10. Hey all! I'm restoring a 1969 Riviera and was wondering if anyone knows where to get parts for it? Also, my engine would crank and turnover but will not start, what might be the problem? I took apart the carburetor and rebuilt it, and gas is going through the gas pump but somehow it will not go into the carb. Any ideas? Thanks! Oh, and what kind of tires did these cars use? tia! Ed
  11. Hello, for beginning, sorry for my english, I'm from Slovakia. I want to ask someone from California, preferably around Los Angeles to help me. I have one dream with my friend, to be a proud owner of Classic American car. We are planning to visit USA during september to october and we want to make a road trip from LA through route 66 to Chicago and then to New York. For that purpose, we want to buy Cadillac de Ville 1969 and recently we already have offer for preserved one. Biggest thing is, that we want to give someone this car for restoration and decent customization. For example company like West Coast Customs or Chip Foose. We want to have simple decent look of that vehicle from outside, maybe just some painting which will show map of our road-trip can be on the hood or side doors, but interior can look modern and things like good car stereo or gps navigation must be inside. Can someone please advice me good custom garages in this area? I will probably preffer bigger companies with references than smaller groups. We tried to write e-mail to West Coast Customs but they never respond. Maybe they are not interested, or they have lot of work At the end of our trip we want to sent that car back to Europe. This can be maybe interesting for that company, because that car will be representative piece of they work in Europe for future, and we plan to visit few car shows and car meetings here in central Europe. If you have any question, regarding to my post feel free to ask. Thank you all and see you on US roads
  12. I'm a new member to AACA and my father and I are beginning to restore his 1929 Studebaker. I'm simply looking for advice on how to go about this project. Don't want to go into something this big completely blind. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks
  13. Well, I've decided to start looking for a new Classic to show off in addition to the love of my life, my 66 Jag. My kid posted on here a few months back about bringing my Jag to D & D Classic for some restoration services and I'm completely sold on them, but I still have to decide on the ride itself. I've been continuously going back to the 1950 Plymouth Super Deluxe Convertible on their site and just wanted to get some input. What do you think? (D&D Classic)
  14. Hey plymouth folks! I'm stuck with my 61 Fury restoration. It's missing the transmission crankcase cap and the valve cover. Does anyone knows where could I find them? I just wanna have it in the road running again. Thx for the help!
  15. I am looking at a '33 DV32 sedan for resto, but ...... It has a SOHC (SV16)? engine, which does not run. How difficult is it to source the twin cam engine? Alternatively, will some of the parts (block, crank, ancilliaries) be interchangeable with a 32? Interior is complete, but probably not salvageble. Are the correct cloths still available? All the interior and exterior trim is there and looks right for the car and the period but everything needs overhaul. No idea yet what the wood frame is like but I assume it will need (considerable) work. Anybody have an idea what the going rate for the car as is would be? And what would the approximate value of the finished car be, assuming I keep (and can overhaul) the current SV16 engine?
  16. Our 53 buick roadmaster 2 door hardtop was originally painted with an imperial blue roof and glacier blue body - code 87. We can find Ditzler PPG code of 10674 for the Imperial Blue and an Acme Rogers code of 7499 for the glacier blue on the internet but our local auto paint store here in Ontario Canada says they need Dupont codes to blend paint colours. Is anyone able to help us? Thanks. Don and Pat Palmer
  17. cj1085

    74 cuda

    I am new to this site and have some questions. I have a 74 cuda that im about to start working on and it will need alot of work. Needs a new roof and all of the floor pans and was wondering where the best place to find them is at a good price?? This was my fathers car so im going to keep it numbers matching but the one thing he really wanted to do to it was put twin turbos on it and i wasent so sure it could be done ?? Any and all imput will be great thanks and have a great day.
  18. Hi, I posted a link to some videos of my restoration on another site. It was suggested I post the links here too. I have been working on this car for several years. I hope to have it finished by the National Plymouth meet in Monterey California this summer. I am posting a video each week on YouTube showing the progress toward completing the car. You can see the first two videos here: YouTube - ihazwings's Channel If you subscribe to the channel you will get a notice when a new video is posted. I will also keep you updated on this forum! Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions! Mark
  19. This is the only AACA Finalist in the Hagerty Youth Reporter Contest. To View and vote click on this site: CBT Productions Vote every 24 hours until MAY 29 MIDNIGHT Please Copy and Forward this link to others! Thank you.
  20. Hi! My husband and I are the proud new owners of a 1939 Buick Special and have been spending a lot of time looking at this forum. So many great tips and stories! We are new to restoration, but not new to cars in general. We'd thought we'd add a link to our blog in case there's any interest. We'd love to hear from you! 1939 Buick Special Restoration Eric and Elizabeth
  21. Hello I am interested in purchasing older vehicles (non American made) for export and refurbishing. I would like to know if anyone has anything to offer...not interested in cars in pristine condition. Please propose only vehicles that require serious restoration and work for consideration. Trying to keep Vehicle purchase in addition to export/registration fees in foreign country feasible for buyer. Thank you.
  22. 1963 Buick Wildcat Sport Coupe Looks like the outside and interior are quite nice but I don't know about the internal components says it needs restoration too bad its on a island. If anyone know any Wildcats around Arkansas for sale hit me up by the way. This is the youtube video that demonstrates the condition and current problems of the car http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ictCH5Wx8fM
  23. Excellent car for restoration, all original with all stainless. Engine turns over, but have not had it running. Has been stored inside for many years. Good title in my name.
  24. YouTube - Jireh Customs 256-686-2323 (0001)
  25. If you like all things classic check out some of our past projects. This is only a recent list. Picasa Web Albums - Michael "If you can dream it, we can build it." I love everything from horse drawn to 2010. If you have a project that you have any questions on or just want to chat about these wonderful vehicles, give us a call at Jireh Customs.(256-686-2323) We love to help. I also love to talk with people and learn new things. also email me at michael.robertson2911@gmail.com
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