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That's my plan with the 1911 Hupmobile, a car that was taken apart in the late 1960's. Put it all back together and drive it around see how I like it. Finishing the restoration could out live me. Bob 

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1 hour ago, 1937hd45 said:

^^^^^^ Chrome goes well with everything. Bob 

Except my budget 😞 

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Shameless bump.... just because it made me sad to not see this thread on the first page when I logged on. 
 

 

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Ha I was thinking the same thing and was going to post this completely unrelated but stunning local Auburn just because...

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I was drinking a beer next to a really nice model J a couple days ago and likely should have snapped a pic. Oh well... take only memories I suppose. 

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Ok very small update for anyone wondering.  Finally got the heater working after baysitting it and trying everything under the sun to make it run.  I believe it has a faulty sensor (it's got a computer motherboard with alot of fail safes) that's only tripped when it tries to start after running,  but not on initial startup where it runs fine.  I got really frustrated and finally took the one i took out and replaced with the unit I have been battling with, put the new gasket set in it , all the parts I robbed off it to try to keep the installed one going and it fired right up and has been running fine ever since.  I found later that it originally quit because of a plugged fuel supply line between the pump and the burner.  I's about 3/32 and cokes up from the burner.  Seems the guy I bought these from that rebuilds them,  must not be cleaning out this line when he rebuilds them.  

 

Anyways I was able to take a few more minutes and do a little more wet sanding and buffing on Victoria.  It's a shame someone buggered the front fender,  then touched it up fairly well,  only to have someone else bugger the same fender again only to touch it up with a brush and whatever tan paint they could find on the shelf.  The first respray after fixing the fender wasn't terrible and only a shade off that when wet sanded and buffed out was hard to see the transition line.   I'm trying to keep the paint work to a minimum.  I don't mind the thin paint in spots and really no checking or cracking so it's on there pretty well. 

The chrome on the headlights is pretty nice. 

I didn't pull the lenses yet but I'm pretty sure the reflectors have been cut to allow for the seal beams to be impregnated inside.

Unfortunately with the heater I have had little time to do much,  but now hopefully I have rounded the bend.  

I did join the ACD club the other day.

 It needs running board moldings and covers. 

The radiator cap might have the wrong guts as the top of the neck of the radiator is about flush with the top of the shell so it's just the cap making it stick up. 

I told the wife I hate to have to repaint that fender but I'm going to have to.  She said just mix up some better touch up and paint over the fix with a brush like they did.  LOL 

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I got these sidemount covers last summer from a cousin.  Said someone gave them to him and he thought they were Ford. 

Unfortunately I didn't want to tear one of the spares out and the Martins on it are quite a bit larger than the sidemount tires but I tried the rings on my 32 Ford's Tire which measures the same diameter as the sidemount tires.  The sidemount tires are narrower though so the outer rings will sit down over the tire better.  Looks like I might have a match.  I do have a pair of them as well and these two pieces are in the worst shape of the pair so hopefully these will work out.  The stainless is a bit banged up but I do stainless straightening and polishing so I should be good to go. 

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Covers sure look Ford to me. 

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The Ford covers I have seen have an extra rib or step right where they meet the rim I do have one Ford face plate with that rib in it and it's smaller for a 16 inch wheel for sure.  I'll get the measurement for sure later to check.  The problem I have had is just about every Auburn I have found seems to have a different style cover and most don't have any at all.  Still crossing my fingers they are right.  

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They sure look similar to these.  Though as mentioned I have seen several cars with variations and few original photos with covers.

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based on the photos I would not have noticed the touched up fender if you didn't mention it. Maybe it's more visible in person, but it still looks good to me!

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A bit later but also a convt. Sedan I think. In a simillar scheme.  I think it fits the car just fine, definately on board with maroon wheels and accents..

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Actually I wasn't going for color on those ones I posted but sidemount styles, they just happened to be in a similar color to my car.  Trying to determine what's correct and what's acceptable. Remembering it's not going to be judged in any way.  It's not that type of car.  But. I would like the sidemounts to look somewhat correct, not like a pair of conversion van spare tires. 

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I have a pair of plain metal rings for the tread part of the sidemount. Repros, unfinished, probably generic fit. But they could be painted or chromed to look like the yellow car with red accents and the M4-3103 license plate, above.

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I'll let you know what I come up with.  I do have a pair of those ones I showed which would look fitting when put on the correct tire.  I'll probably have to pull the sidemount tire out to get a better pic.  They look very close to what's on the Maroon car.  I did see one photos of some Auburns in a showroom and the one had what looked like the ones you mentioned that had the smooth chrome rings.

Does anyone have an original list of accessories with sidemount covers shown? I have a sales brochure but they are all artists renditions which we know may not be correct as they often took liberties.  

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Yes I mixed up  olor, touch up and sidemount conversation.  Its a fast moving thread...But at least another Auburn made it into the thread.  🙂

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3 minutes ago, Steve_Mack_CT said:

Yes I mixed up  olor, touch up and sidemount conversation.  Its a fast moving thread...But at least another Auburn made it into the thread.  🙂

Well the thread is moving faster than the work on the car but yup another Auburn mentioned so all is good. 😉 

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On 2/19/2020 at 8:18 PM, auburnseeker said:

I got these sidemount covers last summer from a cousin.  Said someone gave them to him and he thought they were Ford. 

Unfortunately I didn't want to tear one of the spares out and the Martins on it are quite a bit larger than the sidemount tires but I tried the rings on my 32 Ford's Tire which measures the same diameter as the sidemount tires.  The sidemount tires are narrower though so the outer rings will sit down over the tire better.  Looks like I might have a match.  I do have a pair of them as well and these two pieces are in the worst shape of the pair so hopefully these will work out.  The stainless is a bit banged up but I do stainless straightening and polishing so I should be good to go. 

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Congratulations:  I would say you are good to go on the tire covers - they will work out great.  

Here is the secret - sometimes you need to get a one size smaller tire for under the cover and I have also taken a grinder to the edge of the tire and knocked the corner off one side or another - that allows the tread covers to fit down a little lower on the  tire and meet up better on the faceplates. 

 

So, have the yellow paint matched and while you are doing that then you can do a little touch up on the fender too (just touch it up for now though).

 

By the way, you may be LOL at your wife's suggestion of brushing paint onto issue, but I have a sign painter who makes house calls and would not be the first time - and have done it on some near 100 point cars too (we just took mode time).  Also, remember on the fender you are painting the belt edge maroon - so 1/2 the touch up will be seen.

 

 

 

 

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I wasn't against touching it up again as I really hate to get into tearing everything apart as we all know where that leads.  I could air brush it in and even wet sand and buff it like I did the bigger repair.  It would be much less noticeable especially when I get around to painting the fender beading.  

At some point I need to get running board covers.  What's on there is definitely far from correct and shorter than the boards.  The moldings look like Door moldings off a 50's or 60's  car.  I saw some recommendation for a company that makes the right moldings but no reference for who is doing the rubber. 

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On 2/20/2020 at 9:51 AM, auburnseeker said:

Does anyone have an original list of accessories with sidemount covers shown?

Not sure how much this will help but this is what it looks like in the accessory book.  I would suggest you post on the ACD website now that you are a member, and welcome.

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Thanks for the link.  That's what I was looking for.  When I save up a little I'll have to get an order in.  

The covers I have sure look pretty close.  I'll take a sidemount out today to see what it looks like all wrapped up and post a photo. 

I have some dings to take out but that's not a big deal.  Having the right pieces is most of the battle. 

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Correct:  http://www.northfieldltd.com/runningboardmats.html

 

That said you have a few other options - you can shoot an email to Stan Gilliland at  Auburn Cord Parts - you can PM me if you need Stan's email

 

Also you may try:

 

http://www.runningboardrubbermats.com/matreproductionlist.html

 

http://www.runningboardrubber.com/running_board_rubber_mats.html

 

As a sidnote:  This is like a 1K project plus shipping (just did not want you to have sticker shock) 

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