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Introduced my latest ride @ the Spencer Ohio show yesterday!


Bills Auto Works
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Hello Everyone,

 

  I usually build my cars, but this time I purchased one that doesn't need much. The older I get the more I like the oddball lower production stuff you don't see much of.

 

 Here is my 1955 Nash Ambassador Custom Lemans. It is a completely rust-free car that someone took great care of over the years.  Also some pictures of a few of the other nice rides at the show. Weather was perfect & this was the first time driving the car so I was glad that it made the 35 mile round trip successfully. Steering box needs rebuilt as it has lots of play & all the shims have already been removed. Low speed steering was interesting, but the car road like a dream at 55-60 on our country roads! It also needs a fuel pump, water pump as well as a couple of pot metal pieces chromed. The only other plans for it over winter are to detail the engine compartment & the trunk. Kind of nice to have one that I didn't have to do a restoration on!  I am also blessed to have a girl (Laura) who loves the cars, cruises, shows. I can see next year she will be driving one of the cars to the cruises & shows (probably the XLR-V with the roof down!😄)

 

God Bless

Bill

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/nationwide-single-car-transport-hauling-open-or-enclosed.614419/

 

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Thank you Gentlemen!

 

  It could not have been a better day...weather perfect & that was a first time show for Spencer. They had an 140+ car turnout, which I think is pretty 

darn good. The charity took in some much needed money & I think everyone had a great time. Personally I got to spend a few hours with my girl, a few old friends & made a few new ones....Can't ask for much more than that!!!!

 

  As far as the car goes, after putting some miles on it I am confident that after I fix the few issues it will easily make the 100 mile round trip to the area where I grew up (western Suburbs of Cleveland) where most of the cruises & shows I go to normally are located. 

 

God Bless

Bill

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/nationwide-single-car-transport-hauling-open-or-enclosed.614419/

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12 hours ago, car crazy said:

In the 70's, Dad had an identical year and color '55 in West Palm Beach, but it was a Nash Ambassador Custom with the Packard V-8 and factory a/c.Was so unusual. Actually would love to own it today.

 

 

 

  That is so cool! Would you happen to have a picture of the interior/seats?  There was a gentleman who had worked at SMS in Oregon for 8 years at the show Sunday & he told me my door panels were all original! Of course the seats had been redone, but I failed to ask him if the material was correct. Lots of guys like AC, but I do not, so I am glad mine does not have it. Of course the more options the better though.

 

   On another forum a gentleman posted a picture of a pair he was going to build at least one from, the one in the worst shape had power windows & for a split second I thought about inquiring about buying that car as a parts car, but then common sense prevailed! I am building 4 cars all at the same time already, the last thing I need to do is make more work for myself when I don't have enough time to do what is already on my plate! 

 

God Bless

Bill

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12 hours ago, Bills Auto Works said:

 

 

 That is so cool! Would you happen to have a picture of the interior/seats? 

Pretty sure I don't have any pictures , but I remember them very clearly-the seats were off-white in color, leather with fairly full brocade inserts. Original, and in great shape. You could tell it was an expensive car for it's time. No power windows, however..

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I was pleasantly surprised over the weekend when the old girl won an award at a car show! The really cool thing was that it was not a trophy (I have plenty of them in a box up in the attic). All awards handed out at this charity show were made by the the guys from the club & ironically being a painter mine was a custom painted thinner can with the iconic "Rat Fink"

 

God Bless

Bill

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