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10-27-2013 12:04 AM Work on the trailer
Due to my running out of summer before the car is finished means I will probably have to take the car to other locales this winter to get the work done. Therefore, I need to do some much needed work on the trailer.

The previous owner had been converting this trailer to be a dual purpose car hauler / camper. Some of the execution wasn't that great. Case in point, the large window on the right side. He cut through three vertical ribs in order to get this in, so the integrity of the side was severely compromised. The window had a gap you could drive a truck through at the forward top corner. Not good.

After taking the window out and removing the two side panels, pieces of angle iron were welded in to form a frame, tying the three cut ribs to the intact ribs on either side. Smaller vertical angles were installed on the sides of the opening in such a way as to maintain the thickness of the opening so the window would clamp down and seal. Thin foam double sided tape was used in the stock locations as well as the top and bottom members of the new frame.

After putting the sides back on and using fresh putty tape on the opening, the window fit much better and is more secure. All that is left is a quick bead of silicone caulk and this is done.


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10-18-2013 03:50 PM Chickasha Fall 2013
It was a cold, wet day. Almost did not go. But, in the end, it was a good trip.

Here are my two purchases. One is self-explanatory. If the other one confounds you, PM me and I will let you know what it is.


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10-18-2013 03:48 PM Chickasha Fall 2013
1965 Corvair convertible. Comes with a 65 coupe parts car. $1750 OBO Nader would be so happy.

Not sure what year the C3 Vette is. It was rough. But it still had the IRS. $1500 OBO. I am thinking you could have got the price down a little and then sold the IRS and other parts to a Vette guy. Then start a drag car project with almost nothing in the blank canvas.

1960 Nash Metropolitan convertible. $6000 OBO

1954 Ford (I think) Custom. Was a little long in the tooth. Some of the filler was cracking, but a good starting point at $12,000.

1959 Impala 4 door hardtop was listed as "Pasture Fresh." Love those 59 and 60 more door hardtops. It's like the roof is just floating over the passengers. $950 or trade.

1963 Buick Riviera. Not that bad except for the blue paint that looks like they bought it at ACE and used a roller to put it on. Still, $2500 was a steal.


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10-18-2013 03:38 PM Chickasha Fall 2013
Just got back. Straight to the NOS (neat old stuff).

1952 Chevy Sedan Delivery (National Ambulance). Seen a lot of sedan deliveries but never a conversion with rear side glass. $2500.

1954 Studebaker 455 Olds (fresh rebuild) sitting in a Nova sub-frame. Decent install. Rear fenders were roached and the tailgate was worse. Still, $3000 seemed reasonable.

How about a 1957 Ranchero with a 58 Edsel nose? Definitely had a 4 speed but the sheet was unclear as to whether it had a 352 or a 390. Either way, $3500 didn't seem out of line.

1955 Ford. I think these cars are overlooked. $1600 seems like a steal to me.

1953 Olds 98 drop top. Sign said he had a floor pan to go with the car. $8500. Steep. But when will you find another one?

1953 Mercury. Rough. Still had the flattie in there but the left head was missing. So were the plugs on the right side, so those pistons were probably just as stuck. Hood was missing. But, $1200!


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10-11-2013 08:08 PM Back Seat
Bent and tacked the left side today. The bottom is basically done. Many of the welds need to be finished but those will not require test fits. Therefore they can be done outside of the car. My concern was beating up the floor paint getting in and out while fitting the seat.

I still have the lower cover to modify/replace. I will move to that next.


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