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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flynbrian48, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 7,046


    Cleaned up the shop today, and this was behind the fridge! Must of rolled back there off the bench, or maybe the cat pushed it back there. Those convertibles roll behind something and get lost all the time.

    Well, I did sort of know it was there. I'm going to get it out, re-do the interior and use it this summer while I do some paint work on the Woody. I've missed not having a convertible since the '36 went away. We haven't driven it for two years, it needs a little freshening up, a new top and minor bits, but it's a nice car. I've had it 40 years. Hard to believe.

    I bought a set of '49 Pontiac sombrero hubcaps for it, that I need to adapt to fit the late wheels. A set of wide whites would be nice, if I can find a set of skinny whites to shave I'll be rollin, otherwise it's the black-walls for now.

    A sort of build thread, or rebuild

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    Last edited: Feb 16, 2014
  2. servi53
    Joined: Jun 28, 2006
    Posts: 338


  3. 59Apachegail
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,379

    from New York

    Man I wish I would find stuff like that behind my fridge!
  4. charlieb66
    Joined: Apr 18, 2011
    Posts: 549


    Sure the convert is cool, but tell us about the classic fridge. Look like a vintage Kelvinator.

  5. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,700

    from Berry, AL

    All I find behind my fridge is dust balls and the occasional dead mouse. :(
  6. I only find mice turds behind my fridge. Life sucks.
  7. 2manycars2littletime
    Joined: Jul 1, 2009
    Posts: 92


    Great find!
    What a sweet summer ride.

    I don't even have a fridge to look behind.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2014
  8. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,309

    Model T1

    HA HA! Same as my answer. Maybe we need to move up to Michigan where the winters are mild.
  9. chevy54man
    Joined: Feb 7, 2013
    Posts: 1,683

    from NC

    Sweet car.....and fridge!
  10. SquireDon
    Joined: Aug 8, 2010
    Posts: 600

    from Oregon

    I'd love to see what you find under your couch cushions.
  11. mixedupamx
    Joined: Dec 2, 2006
    Posts: 513


    All that's behind ours is dust bunny's and cat toys but at least with the cats there's no mice. :D
  12. 26hotrod
    Joined: Nov 28, 2009
    Posts: 933

    from landis n c

    my fridge is in the kitchen(garage is attached to the house)nah they ant nothing back there..................
  13. luke13
    Joined: Oct 25, 2013
    Posts: 381


    i thought this was going to be gross.
  14. NickJT
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 640

    from S.E. PA

    My mom still has an old Frigidaire in her basement so I recognize the symbol on the door. I wonder if it has a flathead compressor?

  15. 50dodge4x4
    Joined: Aug 7, 2004
    Posts: 3,535


    I gotta get me a different fridge........:eek:
  16. Ice man
    Joined: Mar 12, 2008
    Posts: 980

    Ice man

    Old friges are nice for welding rods but than ain't very efficient as refrigerators . And they get frosted up and need defrosting. Get a later model and cut the meter from spinning so much. Iceman
  17. Merlin
    Joined: Apr 9, 2005
    Posts: 2,546

    from Inman, SC

    Same here. :D

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  18. Chuck R
    Joined: Dec 23, 2001
    Posts: 1,346

    Chuck R

    I just looked behind my fridge, all I can say is 2 words

    Dust Bunnies
  19. So if you found it behind the fridge is it considered a barn find?!?! Really nice ride regardless - :)
  20. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 7,046


    To prove this is actually a project, I started on the hubcaps. The car has a set of Chevy pickup 15" rally wheels on it, and I want to put the '49 Pontiac Sombrero's on, but the new wheels lack the three clips to mount the Pontiac caps. What to do?

    I cut down a trim ring, an old 15" one, about 3/16" off all the way around the lip, with a cut off wheel. Then, I pried the edge of the hubcap up, and released the steel inner liner. The cut down trim ring then was forced under the hubcap outer lip, and I hammered the lip back down.

    No new-fangled epoxy, and the caps look good on the car, much better than the clunky pickup center spiders. I have to do the other two, which means I need to come up with a couple more old 15 beauty rings, but that shouldn't be too hard.

    The seats are next. I 'm going to put the original seats back, take out the '93 Caddy seats, which were only intended to be in the car temporarily when I put them in 12 years ago. Time slips away...

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  21. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,815


    It would be hard for me to let my convertible sit for two years unless I had it apart,dont worry about the top just lower it and put the boot on and drive it after the snow melts. My convertible has a 52 year old top on it so it stays down unless it rains.
  22. Oh look! You've already painted it blue since yesterday. Fast work!

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  23. Steves46
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 434

    from Florida

    Dang! I think I will run out to my garage and see if I can find something that nice behind my ice box but I know what the outcome will be.
  24. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 7,046


    Hahaha! Yeah, that's it, I painted it, yeah!

  25. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,870

    Buddy Palumbo

    A cool old fridge like that & no stickers on it - that's amazing !

    Oh yea , nice car behind it too ;) .

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