ron hausmann

Kissel 1918 Sedanette

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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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Well done, well done!

 

Thank you for sharing the journey. Most wonderful!

 

Best regards,

 

Terry

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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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Ron, your work restoring the Kissel is spectacular! Thanks for sharing your post  with us on this forum. John

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A few more pics of top and interior.

its a one-of-a-kind.

ron

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It's gorgeous, Ron!

 

I've stopped in at Mark's shop and I agree; his work is exemplary!

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Two last beautiful shots today.

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Thanks Al,

yes I looked at it. My preferences are earlier Kissels, 1016 they 1926 ish. Nickel era stuff.

thanks , Ron 

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i keep coming back to these photos.... most excellent! There has to be a lot of satisfaction there!

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Five years between this total restoration and building a new home . Happy they both are done. Time to enjoy!

thanks, Ron Hausmann P.E.

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Absolutely stunning, and awe-inspiring work, Ron. I'm glad you now own the green Kissel which my wife and I rode in after our wedding, in 1974. 

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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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I agree, beautiful cars, beautiful house, beautiful garden, beautiful weather and a beautiful photo. :)

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Just finished restoring the rear spare hub cap medallion. It was faded but managed to find a fine point paint pen that I used to blacken the field. Will mount it tomorrow. 

Ron. 

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Pictures of carved wood sills being finalized for the he tops of the car body walls when the hard top is off. Hard three dim nsional carving.

ron Hausmann 

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Final car body trim has been shaped, drilled, and painted as of September 2019.

Curtains for rear windows have been made with correct curtain bars.

The end is in sight!

Ron Hausmann P.E.

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Ron, this is a wonderful history lesson, on your Kissel, The All Year Car. John

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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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