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General Mopar Discussions / Fun day at the Museum
« on: May 01, 2014, 08:36:14 AM »
Was that the dark green 66? It was a real beauty.


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General Mopar Discussions / Fun day at the Museum
« on: April 30, 2014, 04:46:58 AM »
That museum is well worth a visit, the quality and number of cars is outstanding, especially being located in such a small rural town.  George Staley the founder restored many of those big Classics himself. Is the '55 Imp you took up going on display?

Did ya stop by Willett? You were right next door.



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General Mopar Discussions / Fun day at the Museum
« on: April 29, 2014, 04:12:25 AM »
Northeast Classic Car Musuem.

I was there last Saturday!  A friend who is a member of the museum  had his white '57 Olds 98 convert on display there and we drove it back to his garage (you should see his new 40 x 60 garage!).  All the 1950s cars on loan had to be out this month for a Mustang 50th Anniversary display for the next season.

Was it the white and gold '56? That's a nice car, and I like the '59 white & gold Adventurer convert even better, and love the metallic blue '59 DeSoto coupe the best.

Hope you got time to check out all the cars, an outstanding collection of '30s V12 and V-16 classics, biggest collection of Franklins in the world (they were made in Syracuse (20 mi away), some excellent '50s and 60's Mopars, and lots of others.


firedome2014-04-29 09:21:26

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General Mopar Discussions / Dodge Ram
« on: April 22, 2014, 07:17:22 AM »
With the corruption we have in NY we're lucky to even have roads!


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General Mopar Discussions / Dodge Ram
« on: April 21, 2014, 04:47:22 AM »
Roads are a mess everywhere, no funds to fix 'em right... patches that will be potholes again very shortly. You need an SUV or truck with really big wheels just to avoid getting swallowed.


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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Gremlin / Newport Question Update
« on: April 17, 2014, 06:46:14 AM »
The pnes I've looked at for FL cars are Canadian made so good quality, not sure if Rock Auto's for later C bodies are Chinee or not, I'd be suspicious of  those if so.


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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Barge on Budget 2014 Bit of a lull.
« on: April 15, 2014, 07:11:35 AM »
Used oil might stick good but it's not great for rust proofing as it has acid in it from blowby.

I've used Por15, expensive but effective, and has to be used up when opened, as noted. Works best on metal with some "tooth", not so well on clean bare new metal.
 


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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Barge on Budget 2014 Bit of a lull.
« on: April 10, 2014, 04:52:47 AM »
Nice work!!  The creased and highly sculptural lines on these bodies makes then so unique in styling, it's important to make them crisp like that to look right.

Will it go back to the same red color?


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General BS and Laughs / Sad news....
« on: April 09, 2014, 04:36:03 AM »
Our thoughts and prayers go to you and your family.


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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Barge on Budget 2014 Bit of a lull.
« on: April 03, 2014, 07:56:33 AM »
Body & paint work is easy... it's the doing it well part that's hard!
I've done quite a bit and never satisfied with how it comes out.
I have a great deal of respect for those who are good.
Takes years of experience and hard earned knowledge.
Chris for sure, and looks like Tom's in that category too.


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General BS and Laughs / Guess what I found Snotty
« on: March 29, 2014, 09:54:46 AM »
Euwwwwwwwww!

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General BS and Laughs / Hey I got a buzz for you
« on: March 26, 2014, 05:59:34 AM »
That town car is something - please post finished pics Bob!  Good to hear from you.


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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Barge on Budget 2014 Bit of a lull.
« on: March 25, 2014, 06:48:51 AM »
I've always liked body work better than mechanical work... the rule of thumb I use for hardener (I use CUZ bondo) is a golf ball sized lump of putty to about the diameter of the lump's worth of hardener in a straight line, about 1 1/2" I guess. Usually works pretty well. I like it to start setting up within 3-4 minutes.  sounds like you have a good instructor  there Lea!


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General BS and Laughs / Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
« on: March 22, 2014, 11:50:08 AM »
Boy is this car gonna be nice!   Wish I could do this extensive a resto on my 58. though mine started with less rust. Have they picked out a color yet Chris?


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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Barge on Budget 2014 Bit of a lull.
« on: March 19, 2014, 06:17:36 AM »
She's gonna be sweet - I'll stand behind what I said years ago when you were getting started, this will be the finest '68 Newport 4 dr hrdtp in exi$tence!

My next door neighbor got a new '68  Newport 4 dr seedan about this time of year in the Spring of '68, it was Lime Green Metallic with a matching green brocade cloth upholstery, 383 2 bbl, and I can still remember the new car smell when I sat in it for the first time with my friend Dennis, the neighbor's son. It was a gorgeous car, imo it was the best looking Chrysler since the '65s, and I've loved that particular year ever since... can't wait to see this one when she's done!




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