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Ron likes to do the “easy” restorations. Looks great. Ron, you said the truck is your last restoration..............you got to keep going, we all look forward to your posts........Ed

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All - The convertible top has been completed on the 1918 Kissel Sedanlette. It is now being trimmed and I will pick it up this week. Thanks for another great j9b by Mark Larder.  More pictures to follow when she is out in the sun.

Ron Hausmann P.E.

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Lump - I drove it today. And I’ll be showing it off during our Woodward Dream Cruise here in Birmingham! She loves to be driven and shown off! Here she is with the Gold Bug in front of our house which is four doors from Woodward!

Ron

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All - back from traveling and back finishing the 1818 Kissel. As of today, October 15, 2019, the top body trim pieces have been mounted (see pictures), and Aluminum door bottom sills have been fabricated and mounted. Kissel Kar brass step plates go on these.

almost done!

Ron Hausmann

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Have fabricated brackets for mounting rear bumper directly to frame, instead of to rear springs, which tended to move and loosen. there are no existing examples so I kind of ad-libbed but the new brackets work fine.

RON

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Keiser31- Good eye. yes, temporarily there are two. The correct one with muffler comes out the back. But it’s not connected to engine yet. The temporary one under the running board is still on the exhaust manifold before the muffler - I need to fiddle a bit with the over engineered kissel connection.

Ron

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Last post - period picture of 1918 Kissel Sedanlette from sales materials and finished picture of restored 1918 a Sedanlette.’

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Ron Hausmann P. E.

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Definitely last post. This 1918 Kissel Model 6-38 Gibraltar Sedanlette was possibly the first true convertible sedan. It was capable to be configured by its owner Into three different cars; a sealed hard top, an open tourer with top up, and a convertible with top down. These are the three configurations of the same car. Only one with top that survives.

Ron Hausmann P.E.

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That's just a great car and, as usual, you did a fantastic job on the restoration.   Glad we got a chance to ride along with you for this restoration.

 

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