Joe Cocuzza

Dragged another one home

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Went to W. Virginia to pick this T & C up (my 2nd one)

18 hours of driving without one pitstop. I'm glad to have the car BUT I will NEVER drive that far and long again.

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post-55506-143142768042_thumb.jpgThanks Keiser31

I have another 47 sedan that I have just about completed a cosmetic resto on so I needed something "new" to play around with.

I am hopefully, in the next week or so, going to try and get it running. I have dropped the oil pan and I am having the starter rebuilt.

After a few more things to clean and replace I will slap the starter and the pan back on and give it a shot.

I have also been spending most of the time cleaning/compounding the paint and I have since removed the crummy replacement carpet and the interior seating. Had to get those old mice nests out in order to remove the smell.

I will keep updating as things progress

BTW

Here are a couple of pics (not the greatest) of my other Sedan

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That's a sweet one, too!! You must have a looooong garage!

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Thanks again Keiser31

My garage(s) is 24 feet long

Not so extraordinarily long. Cars fit in nicely and give some room for moving around. In fact, I had a 41 Buick 4-door convertible in it a few years ago and still had some room.

The green one has been an ongoing process for 15+ years and I am JUST now approaching the finish line. I need to put one bumper gaurd on, rocker panel moldings and the 4 hubcap and trim rings.

It is mostly original - only things redone were the paint and about 70% of the chrome. The interior, engine and wood are all original and have been cleaned and painted but not rebuilt and the wood was refinished (by myself). I put NOS seat covers over the original interior to protect it as it is made of irreplaceable material.

The "new" one will not - at least for now - be restored. I plan to get it roadworthy and use it as-is. I am leery about bringing the green one out because it is so nice - not a show car - but still very nice and I know how I am with nice cars.

I cannot afford the time or the money to try another restoration. Besides, when I picked the car up, it drew a bunch of onlookers in the condition you see it.

People seem to be drawn to cars that look as if they were just pulled from the scrap heap. Go figure.

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Very Nice Score...

as well as VERY NICE work on your existing one !!

Thanks for BOTH compliments

The only things I did NOT do on the green car were the paint and chrome. I even mounted the www tires myself. (note: having ones own tire machine helps)

This is why it has been ongoing for the better part of 15 years

Joe

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very nice car you bought. Now comes the time and lots of money before it looks like the green one. You should be very proud!

Wayne

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These days, the "barn find" is the new "little black dress".

Along with the "matching numbers" craze of late....... :rolleyes:

By the way........the expert wood man for the Chrysler Town and Country cars lives only 17 miles away.

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Along with the "matching numbers" craze of late....... :rolleyes:

By the way........the expert wood man for the Chrysler Town and Country cars lives only 17 miles away.

Who might that T & C wood guy be?

AlCapone: As far as the time and money to get it to look like the green one - THAT is NOT in the plan.

Unfortunately I do not have either the time or the money to do another one. I have stated above what my intentions are. But we all know that those intentions can change - not likely - unless I hit the Lottery

Joe

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How are you going to get the wood to look like the other one? looks good already

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How are you going to get the wood to look like the other one? looks good already

I am not planning on trying to do the wood over. Plan is to leave it as-is.

IF I decide(d) to redo it it can be brought back like the green car with stripping/sanding/bleaching/sanding/varnishing. You should have seen the wood on my green one BEFORE I redid it.

Joe

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It is amazing what a little cleaning/detailing can do. It looks a whole lot better now than in the first pics.

Joe, what type of varnish did you use on the green town & country?

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It is amazing what a little cleaning/detailing can do. It looks a whole lot better now than in the first pics.

Joe, what type of varnish did you use on the green town & country?

I used McCloskey's Marine Spar Varnish. I gave the entire car 15 coats.

There have been MANY discussions as to what type of varnish to use but I will stick to the Spar varnish. It is durable and easy enough to apply.

Also, discussions about whether to spray or brush the varnish and whether or not to polish/compound the final coat.

I have ALWAYS brushed it on and I have NEVER polished it. I don't like the "glassy" look polishing gives it. It just looks too perfect or better yet "artificial"

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