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10-18-2013 04:38 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 09:08 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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10-08-2013 07:37 AM Back Seat
With the weather, other obligations, and work on the seat which hasn't paid off, I haven't posted for a while.

I took a day of vacation Monday and got some work done. The right side still needs the welds finished, but the shape is done and all the parts are in place and tacked. I have just started on the left side.


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09-15-2013 08:00 AM Back Seat plus
Before starting on the car I had to get the motorcycle out of the garage. There has always been something that annoyed me on the bike. The right footpeg was spring loaded in the up position. I checked it out and I think someone had it apart and reassembled it with the spring in backwards. I took it apart, flipped the spring, and it is all better now. Not sure if I have it right now or if it was right before, but the bottom line is I like it better like this.

Removed 18 of the 22 bolts holding the body to the frame. Two per side at the very front and two per side at the very rear are all that is left. They are easy to get to, so when it comes time to remove the body again, it will be quick work. Once the bolts were removed, the car came off the stands.

I thought about a freshly painted floor and what would happen to it while I crawled in and out of the car fitting the seat bottom. Decided it needed to be finished next. Upon closer examination of the ''parts'' seat I bought, I determined it would be a better starting point. The right side was modified and tacked together. Took longer than anticipated. The left side will have to be done next weekend. Hopefully it will fit and the welds can be finalized the same day.


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09-08-2013 08:28 AM Back to Work
Saturday the roof insulation which time and gravity had not already removed was taken down. What a filthy job. I looked like a coal miner when I was done. It probably needs a couple more cleanings before it is ready for primer.

No photos, but I also used the Eastwood internal frame coating to protect the inside of the body brace that runs on top of the floor just at the front of the back seat. So now, in one way or another, all the floor braces have some form of rust stop/prevention.


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