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On 3/8/2019 at 10:22 PM, Elpad said:

Do you really want to know? Lets say have a year average mortgage payment for one year!

My last chrome bill for every single piece on a 1939 was $28,500 (some parts were NOS, some parts nice, some parts rough) - all came back 100 point. 

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9 hours ago, John_Mereness said:

My last chrome bill for every single piece on a 1939 was $28,500 (some parts were NOS, some parts nice, some parts rough) - all came back 100 point. 

Wow!

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Well, I have not touch the car for about two month! I have to finish this before AACA Winter Nationals to be held here at home, Miami. The car is ready for blocking Prep and paint but waiting for my resources to take the tome to finish it right. In the meantime some chrome is back and could not resist putting the trunk ornament together. Parts came out outstanding! I can recommend this place. Still need front and rear guards to plate. 

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Well, this is the third set of front bumper guards I’m working with. To date, this is the best set to be send out for plating after removing a broken bolt. One set still in Cuba to be duplicated in stainless steel, another is locally being repaired and may be for sale at a later date as good cores. Enjoying the restoration journey! These were obtained through evil bay and turn out the seller is a member of the club. Thanks 87WE2 aka Paul.

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Today one final pass on doors and rear fenders. Installed doors to block and prep the entire car. This will be done at the body shop probably next month. Done working under a shade tree! enjoyed getting down to business as part of the hobby but it is time for the professional finish. Can’t wait to see an entire black car!

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Major step when she is sent for paint!  Your chrome work you ship to Cuba?

 

I got two more front guards that I acquired here in the good old USA which were in better shape and doing locally. I will sell the other ones if I ever get them back. Kind of lost contact there.

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Well, another set back! The guy that was to work on my car decided not to do it after all. The car spent 4 months in a friends warehouse while I searched for someone to finish the car. Is been a mission, nobody wants to work on it. No one wants to prep a car that will be factory black. Body shops are out of the questions since they want about ten grands to do a half way to finish automobile. The car has been stripped to the metal and all metal work done. So this is how I stand today.

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On 5/4/2019 at 11:22 AM, Elpad said:

Well, I have not touch the car for about two month! I have to finish this before AACA Winter Nationals to be held here at home, Miami. The car is ready for blocking Prep and paint but waiting for my resources to take the tome to finish it right. In the meantime some chrome is back and could not resist putting the trunk ornament together. Parts came out outstanding! I can recommend this place. Still need front and rear guards to plate. 

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Where did you have the ornaments rechromed?

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I had to take the bull by the horns and tackle this body alignment and preparation by myself and with the help of a friend that has body shop experience and now works refinishing boats. The plan is prepping the car at the home garage and find a painter later. Will see how it goes.

 

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I haven't done anything like that yet but read from others I'm going to expect spending a lot of time when I get to it with my Limited.

Keep posting your progress and any tricks please.

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Another 1/2 Sunday to work on Toby but unexpected passing showers forced us to go inside the garage and be done for the day. Humidity index was kind of high not good sign for bodywork. Nobody said it was going to be easy!

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Another Saturday doing bodywork with my friend Alex. We all have to love this hobby much! I have spent all day jus like the movie Karate Kid but instead of wax, what about sand on and sand off!

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