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Ben Bruce aka First Born

Ben's 1950 Super Mod 52

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Hi all,

Some of you may remember when I bought this car from a guy in San Antonio. It showed up at one of the Texas shows in 2008, I believe. Pictures of it next to Bill Stonbergs '47 are in a Bugle that year.

It came up for sale in the spring of 2009, and I jumped in and bought it. I have driven it around some. Actually drove it home from Texas. But mostly , it took a back seat to my Special. Well, I decided to clean it up a little. A lot of elbo grease and a lot of 600 wet/dry sandpaper later, this is what it looks like. Also some before pics for comparison.

Ben

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I like it!!! :) Good job on getting her to lookng good withour a full paint job. She looks pretty solid

got any interior shots.

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Good work, Ben. Another way to treat the rust bleeding through the paint is to use a mild phosphoric acid product such as Sanivac or Ospho. Get a couple of Mexican or Indian blankets and you are all set.

Willie

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Thanks, Willie,

There are two large areas that have NO paint left. These are at the top of rear fenders on the body. I need to seal those areas. Any recommendations?? Is there a green primar available?

Thanks again

Ben

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As far as I know you can get primer tinted what you want, good job Ben---glad she is being enjoyed instead of sitting looking sad !

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Wow! another SUPER car!!! that color really makes it look good. Are you planning to use a catylst primer on the bare areas?

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I love it! Almost positive my uncle's super convertible was painted that color -Glen Green, correct?

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The AutoColorLibrary isn't showing the color which I believe it is, that being Niagra Green. Can you share a picture of the data plate Ben.

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trim 50 = Green leather

paint 17-1 = Niagara Green and I suspect the 1 means the wheels were painted the optional color which was Dante Red. Is there evidence of this. I think it would look sharp if so.

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Thanks, Lamar. Wheels are indeed Red. But green leather?? No way. Plain ole grey wool, zig zag pattern.

Wheels have not been cleaned yet. Not in the best of shape, finish wise.

Thanks to all for your interest.

Ben

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