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    It's look better Jess.. better and better.. :) ...

    It's look better Jess.. better and better.. :)

    and these photos make the paint look a bit darker than before... not so much like navajo tan now, so perhaps more like the autumn bronze which was...
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    The date 'code' on a block is actually a 'cast...

    The date 'code' on a block is actually a 'cast date', and is cast into the block (raised) and not stamped in. It should be on the top of the block behind the passenger head...With a mirror and a...
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    Doug? YOu used regular masking tape? and not...

    Doug? YOu used regular masking tape? and not duct tape? and it held the trim in place? Can you provide a little more detail... For example a long quarter piece of trim, how many piece of tape...
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    It's interesting that we spend more $$...

    It's interesting that we spend more $$ straightening/polishing stainless trim on our restorations today, than the ENTIRE car cost new in the mid-fifties! As has been said, 'the dollar ain't what...
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    I've seen them painted black to contrast with the...

    I've seen them painted black to contrast with the paint on the car; it might be possible to powder coat the trim? I just remembered... Bob Chauvin (founder/owner of CARS, Inc) owned several Nomads...
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    Personally, I doubt it RD... I think that would...

    Personally, I doubt it RD... I think that would be worse than holding the pieces firmly on each side of the 'buffing action'. If you let the wheel hit the part the wrong way, or at the wrong...
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    I was also referring to the upper/lower trim on...

    I was also referring to the upper/lower trim on the rear curved glasses... pretty flimsy and being curved makes them more difficult to handle with the buffer/polisher...
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    CN: Have you attempted polishing the glass trim...

    CN: Have you attempted polishing the glass trim as yet? In particular I'm asking about the curved (flimsy) pieces... I'm very nervous about attempting to polish mine... I may just 'hand polish'...
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    CN.. It's 'drudge work' and can be a little...

    CN.. It's 'drudge work' and can be a little dangerous too during the buffing/polishing (danger for the part and danger for the operator anyone/thing around)... :)

    Did you buy the dual speed...
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    If your engine was stamped 'F409F' then it came...

    If your engine was stamped 'F409F' then it came from the factory with std heads (NON power pak), 2-bbl intake/carb and a PG transmission. Is your car a '57 ??

    PS. The more information (with...
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    Good points Rick... I did not know that the rear...

    Good points Rick... I did not know that the rear doors were different between sedans and wagons.
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    I assume you mean by 'rusty' that there are...

    I assume you mean by 'rusty' that there are holes? If it's just surface rust, then derust, prep, and paint. If there are rust holes too large to repair, then it's probably easier to find good...
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    Things you can do: 1) Track down the person...

    Things you can do:

    1) Track down the person YOU bought it from, and track backwards as far as you can.
    2) You can 'GOOGLE' on the VIN of the car, and you might get a hit from someone attempting...
  14. That's neat CN. Did it work well for you? ......

    That's neat CN. Did it work well for you? ... when I was much younger, I thought about trying to learn/do that but never did. How hard was it to find a source for the lead and wood paddles? and...
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    Jess, Hold off on ordering the filter that CN...

    Jess,

    Hold off on ordering the filter that CN suggested until you verify. I do not believe the 131 he referenced is correct for the '55 accessory filter housing. I think that one is used with...
  16. If I recall Jimmy's story accurately, he worked...

    If I recall Jimmy's story accurately, he worked with Gene for several years as a young man and that is where he learned the craft... :)
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    I soaked the rusty oil filter in evaporust...

    I soaked the rusty oil filter in evaporust overnight, and it came out nice... ready to prime/paint to your desires. I also cleaned up and out (removing old filter and ugh oil) the second OIl Filter...
  18. It's fun... although my head hit the roof in the...

    It's fun... although my head hit the roof in the backseat (even slouched down) with every bump! :) It 'appears' as an old Mercury which was chopped in the fifties and allowed to degrade, but...
  19. My cruiser to the 2008 Nostalgia Nationals in Bowling Green, KY... :)

    I was sorting thru old car show photos and car photos and came across some 10 yrs old that I'd forgotten about. I thought some of you 'metal working' gurus might appreciate this one, even though...
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    Jersey Body: I stopped at my shop today and...

    Jersey Body: I stopped at my shop today and found *another* 1955 Oil Filter, complete wtih the lines. In cleaning it, I broke one of the lines (but the lines themselves probably should be...
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    Jersey boy, I assume you're the driver of those...

    Jersey boy, I assume you're the driver of those two teens riding in the car in your photo? :)

    Yes, the oil filter bolts under the thermostat housing. The 6-cyl oil filter (for '55 and other...
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    Sticky: Robert, you very obviously can handle about any...

    Robert, you very obviously can handle about any challenge that pops up when it comes to metal work! We all have to be impressed!
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    Jersey: I was at my 'dirty shop' today and I...

    Jersey: I was at my 'dirty shop' today and I remembered to look for an oil filter canister. I do have an original one that is 'extra' for me. I've had this too long to recall where I got it.. It...
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    I suspect I've got an extra one; I'll take a look...

    I suspect I've got an extra one; I'll take a look next time I'm at the old shop. Please post (and save me looking time) if you find one in the meantime! :)
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    Sticky: That section looks 'factory fresh', now... :) ...

    That section looks 'factory fresh', now... :) Outstanding work as always!
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