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Today 09:46 PM
tech69
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
LOL, How about a tutorial on what to do and not to do when buying and selling on Ebay. Just kidding but here is an interesting example of good and bad practices.

I decided to to a search using only the words chevy convertible.

I came up with a listing that said "53 Chevy Convertible rear window" It made no mention of 1953 or 1954. The word quarter window was not used.

Bottom line is, I was able to buy parts cheaply because I searched with terms that were slightly different from the "norm" and the seller lost out on opportunities because he did not use multiple words to describe his listing.

I bought these two platable quarter windows for $25 bucks a piece and the run tracks for $10 a piece. I have seen worse ones sell for $150.

I was probably the only bidder just because the seller did a poor job of writing his listing.

John

try spelling it wrong on purpose. Sometimes they'll do that too and you might get it really cheap cause they have the impression that they can't sell it. It's like preying on an old lady with the T bird. j/k.
Today 09:02 PM
Too Many Projects I bought NOS end pieces of the lower paint divider for my "66 Chevelle a week ago for a decent price. I asked if the seller had the center piece. Their answer was discouraging "we don't and haven't had one for a long time. The last one we saw listed was $500". Wednesday night I came across a listing for a 1966 Chevelle lower grille molding. Well, there is no such thing and it turned out to be the center paint divider I wanted. I bought this NOS piece for $265 SHIPPED to my door....
Today 08:36 PM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
LOL, How about a tutorial on what to do and not to do when buying and selling on Ebay. Just kidding but here is an interesting example of good and bad practices.

I decided to to a search using only the words chevy convertible.

I came up with a listing that said "53 Chevy Convertible rear window" It made no mention of 1953 or 1954. The word quarter window was not used.

Bottom line is, I was able to buy parts cheaply because I searched with terms that were slightly different from the "norm" and the seller lost out on opportunities because he did not use multiple words to describe his listing.

I bought these two platable quarter windows for $25 bucks a piece and the run tracks for $10 a piece. I have seen worse ones sell for $150.

I was probably the only bidder just because the seller did a poor job of writing his listing.

John

Oh hell yeah, how about common misspellings! My brother does a lot of business on ebay and has bought and sold stuff that just blows my mind all because he got it do to a poor listing.

What I like to do is search with a very broad search like "Rambler" period, just that. I do this in "advanced search" and then click on "time: newest listed." I then save that to my favorites and check it every morning. You are seeing the very newest stuff listed, often it's a "buy it now" and you get the killer deals before anyone sees them!

Brian
Today 08:00 PM
John long LOL, How about a tutorial on what to do and not to do when buying and selling on Ebay. Just kidding but here is an interesting example of good and bad practices.

I decided to to a search using only the words chevy convertible.

I came up with a listing that said "53 Chevy Convertible rear window" It made no mention of 1953 or 1954. The word quarter window was not used.

Bottom line is, I was able to buy parts cheaply because I searched with terms that were slightly different from the "norm" and the seller lost out on opportunities because he did not use multiple words to describe his listing.

I bought these two platable quarter windows for $25 bucks a piece and the run tracks for $10 a piece. I have seen worse ones sell for $150.

I was probably the only bidder just because the seller did a poor job of writing his listing.

John

Yesterday 10:25 PM
tech69 a couple put togethers and some sledge hammering
just got this in the mail today. Pull back attachment for the port power.

Yesterday 09:24 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Long way to go when it comes back from paint. It's going out as a skeleton like it sits. Paint is only the firewall forward. I still need to install a front disc conversion and all new suspension when it comes back. Not certain if we (I) will be completely re-assembling. It needs a LOT of other restoration and exterior paint once I'm done. The owner is doing that, so, really, no sense to put it all back together for him to take it apart again, but who knows at this point.
BEAUTIFUL work there!

Brian
Yesterday 05:41 AM
Too Many Projects Long way to go when it comes back from paint. It's going out as a skeleton like it sits. Paint is only the firewall forward. I still need to install a front disc conversion and all new suspension when it comes back. Not certain if we (I) will be completely re-assembling. It needs a LOT of other restoration and exterior paint once I'm done. The owner is doing that, so, really, no sense to put it all back together for him to take it apart again, but who knows at this point.
Yesterday 03:47 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
More Mustang Madness
I had to make a repair patch for the inner frame rail out 3" square tubing.
...............l..

You can see the hole in this first pic I took before I started working on this car. All that's left now is to go over all the welds and seams with a 2" disc to clean them up, wipe all the seams with cleaner and apply seam sealer. Then it goes for paint.

You knocked that out quick! The customer sure got his monies worth for sure!

Thanks for letting us follow along Mitch.

John
01-18-2017 09:22 PM
Too Many Projects More Mustang Madness
I had to make a repair patch for the inner frame rail out 3" square tubing.



I added the 3 holes that don't really do anything, but it looks more like a real rail this way.





All prepped and clamped in place.





I drilled 13 holes thru the original rail to plug weld thru to the patch.



Welded the bottom seam.



Prepped the outer rail.





Needed to hammer form the 2 missing features on the replacement rail.





Placed and welded the left strut rod bracket on.





Finished the plug for the old aftermarket A/C hoses.





And for the LAST welding needed on this car, I had to straighten out the metal that was punched out for a drain tube and weld it shut.



You can see the hole in this first pic I took before I started working on this car. All that's left now is to go over all the welds and seams with a 2" disc to clean them up, wipe all the seams with cleaner and apply seam sealer. Then it goes for paint.

01-18-2017 08:37 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
well ???? ?????
Thanks.

Occupancy, passed.

Need to add 2" Styrofoam to top of attic hatch.
Of course the trap primer had to fail when he was there.
Two showers and back deck are not done yet but he will keep the permit open.
01-18-2017 07:27 PM
John long My friend Melvin gave me a 505 Saginaw steering gear for Precious today. I just need to clean it up. I also installed the sway bar and ordered a set of hubs and rotors.

I know. It's not a lot but proof I got my five minutes in.

John
01-18-2017 07:17 PM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
occupancy inspection today!
Pass or fail, no worries. I'm moving in anyways.
well ???? ?????
01-18-2017 04:21 AM
123pugsy Occupancy inspection today!
Pass or fail, no worries. I'm moving in anyways.
01-17-2017 11:09 PM
MARTINSR I got out there for my five minutes and media blasted the inside of the bottom of the cowl and all it did was found more work.

Brian
01-17-2017 10:42 PM
harposrepair
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
Just heard from David (396CHEVY3100). David was in a serious car accident in his Vette today. He has broken both legs and will need surgery on his neck and/or his back.

His cell phone battery was down to one bar and I did not want to drain it further so I did not talk long but he will be in the hospital here in Chattanooga for a while. I will try to get down to see him after church Sumday and update everyone then.

Please keep David in your prayers. As you guys know David is diabetic and he does not heal easily. This will undoubtedly be long haul for him.

John
Sorry to hear about David's accident. Prayers going out for a good recovery.


Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
David's story reminds me of one just yesterday a few blocks from my house. I missed this by a few minutes! A 96 year old woman pulled out of a side street onto main street pulling straight out in front of a pickup with it hitting her in the side trapping her in the car and she died.

So sad, and like David, I feel sorry for the guy who hit her, as well as for her.

I got out in the garage and finished up my brothers radiator box. I honestly don't know how you guys do it who live where it's colder than my home. 50 degrees out in the garage and I can barely take it.

Brian

HOLY COW! That piece looks too nice and shiny to cover with powder coat. That's a work of art that needs to be shown off.
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