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  1. Zax
    Joined: May 21, 2017
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    1. 1952-59 Ford Social Group

    It's just a handle and lock housing. It's a '53. I believe all models Mainline, Customline, and Crestline all use the same piece. The tag light is below the tag. You can see the tag light just peaking out behind the bumper in the first pic.
     
  2. 26hotrod
    Joined: Nov 28, 2009
    Posts: 963

    26hotrod
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    from landis n c

    The hot rod was used as a backdrop for high school prom photos. It was a lot of fun............
     
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  3. Derfykcc
    Joined: Oct 4, 2011
    Posts: 8

    Derfykcc
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    from Dothan, AL

    Took the ol' poncho out for a cruise through the oaks. 171816196_10222087572491874_4779008117039252713_n.jpg
     
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  4. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
    Posts: 2,519

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    I only I have that trunk latch now that I need it, it disappeared

    Sent from my moto z4 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  5. WTF really
    Joined: Jul 9, 2017
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    I learned today a oval port gasket won't seal a square port intake. 20210522_173733.jpg 20210522_173724.jpg 20210522_173537.jpg 20210522_173530.jpg
     
  6. Hamtown Al
    Joined: Jan 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,673

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    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)

    It started last Wednesday when I took my granddaughter to a weekly Wednesday car show about 30 miles away.
    We took the Chrysler:
    20210519 .JPG Fun ride with her to the event. As usual, we went to a local restaurant for dinner, Several pals joined us at an adjoining table and shot the usual bull. The pals just before us and left and shortly I got a text that I had a tire going down on the Chrysler!:eek:
    We ended up getting a ride to a local parts store for a portable air compressor and a bottle of tire repair sealant. I was hoping to get it back to Smithfield.;)
    Believe it or not; the tire sealant and the air compressor worked just great and we drove home without incident though I did stop several times along the way to make sure tire still looked okay.;):)
    After removing the tire, I found the nail and also could see that it had been repaired before. I had the tire guys remove all the tire sealant from inside the wheel and do a more bullet proof tire repair to both areas to ensure will be much less likely to have any future problems from these repairs.
    20210519 after repair.JPG Here it is back on the car in my garage.:)
    Ready to go next week... unless we take one of the cabriolets!:D
     
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  7. guthriesmith
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
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    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    It’s more what I was supposed to do with my car than actually did.

    A good friend who also happens to cater our Hot Rod Hundred reliability run in Oklahoma asked if I could deliver his daughter to her wedding in my 56 a couple weeks ago. So, I have been cleaning it up good and fixing a couple things including a valve cover leak and the starter solenoid that I thought might be causing an intermittent starting issue. Anyway, I was finishing up all the work a couple hours before the wedding yesterday (because of a hectic week) when I found my starter to be my starting issue. :eek: So, not wanting to let down the bride, I called a good friend to explain my predicament. He asked me “So, what car do you want to drive?”. He restores 55-57 Chevrolets for folks and has several finished cars of his own. I picked the one that I thought would work best for a wedding...

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    Pretty cool how so many in this old car deal are like family enough that you know who to call for help in a bind that will let you borrow something like a 55 convertible.
     
  8. Hamtown Al
    Joined: Jan 17, 2007
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    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)

    Friday when I started to take the tire from the Chrysler to the tire store; I put it in the 36 Fordy and... it wouldn't start!!:eek: Acted like the battery failed so went inside to check my records. Sure enough, it was five years and about three weeks since I installed the five year battery.:rolleyes: I took tire to tire store in the suburban.;)
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    Let's just say that the original battery installation was "closely engineered" to fit in the truck and be covered by an original 1936 Ford(what else?!) battery cover.;) I might have gotten a bit carried away with installing 1936 Ford parts on the truck but we call it the "36 Fordy" for a reason.;):D
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    The 4/16 (April 2016) date is visible on the old battery. The new battery is already in the hole. You will note that I "revised" the opening in the floor to gain better access to the side post battery cables... I'm not sure how I managed to replace the battery the last time without enlarging the hole.:confused::D
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    It is still a tight fit but it works and the battery terminals are fairly easily accessed.:)
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    For those concerned about such "closely engineered" projects, you will note the old rubber stretch cord across the battery from front to rear. The clearance is tight enough that it still should not fall off even though the metal hooks have been removed from the end of the rubber stretch cord.;) The rubber serves as a cushion and protector for the battery should the driver find some challenging roadways with some bumps, etc.:)
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    Here it is all buttoned up and ready for another five years.;):):D:D
    Opportunities!:D
     
  9. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
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    from So Cal

    Well it was yesterday, but I tool the Model A pickup out to a cool show hosted by the Aces CC here in So Cal. I ended up serving as the local AAA tow service and jump starter for that Gasser sedan parked behind me. (towed him into the show, then gave him a jump start when it was time to leave)
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  10. Baumi
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
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    The rain paused for a few hours and the sun came out, so I took the 40 for a spin. This valley is the Isartal near Dingolfing, looking south
     
  11. guthriesmith
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    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Beautiful!
     
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  12. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
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    from So Cal

    Beautiful!

    (ooops, sorry @gutheriesmith I didn't see you post before I posted mine. I guess we both had the same reaction! :D)
     
  13. hotrodjack33
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    Opportunities:D:D:D:D
     
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  14. Greg Rogers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2016
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    Drove old truck to Vintage Wheels swap meet in Franklin Indiana. Great time. This pic is my internet/lunch area, only shade I could find in entire fairgrounds! Resized_20210521_120609_9771.jpeg
     
  15. Johnny Gee
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
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    from Downey, Ca

    250 mile round trip to have breakfast at the Knotty Pine in Bakersfield.
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  16. Sometimes, it sounds like nothing, but it is taking care of a nagging detail. Today, I cut excessive threads off two SS license plate mounting bolts. Too many threads showing on a bolt looks like sloppy workmanship. The 51 has few bolts that are seen; Model A’s have a lot. This was on the 51, but I have spent many hours on the cabriolet getting all the barely visible bolts to the right length. Measuring and cutting is the easy part. Grinding and filing, cleaning up the threads to make them look like it was proper length from the start, that takes more time.
     
  17. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    from Nicasio Ca

    Cool, must have been hungry when you got there. Grapevine?
     
  18. Sky Six
    Joined: Mar 15, 2018
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    from Arizona

    Well, I may need therapy after this,:rolleyes::confused: 20210520_124818.jpg
     
  19. Johnny Gee
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    Johnny Gee
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    from Downey, Ca

    Almost. North 5 at Castaic
     
  20. Lil32
    Joined: Apr 4, 2012
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    on one of our USA trips we pulled into Bakersfield for a coffee,local women saw us looking around
    and asked if we needed directions. She said "why did you stop in Bakersfield, it's the worst town
    in USA, get out of here quickly" we then went to the local Chevrolet dealer for a part, everyone was friendly
     
  21. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
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    Fighting every bit of me to not play hookie today and stay home and work on the car instead.
     
  22. TA DAD
    Joined: Mar 2, 2014
    Posts: 492

    TA DAD
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    from NC

    \

    You can can go to work anytime !
     
  23. Fabulous50's
    Joined: Nov 18, 2017
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    from Maine

    I fight that EVERY....... SINGLE...... DAY!
     
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  24. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
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    If I could afford to I might every once and a while
     
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  25. impala4speed
    Joined: Jan 31, 2010
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    I have heard that before about Bakersfield. I don't know, apparently that woman has never been to Youngstown, OH. :cool::)
     
  26. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
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    from So Cal

    Nice shot, your dash looks great, and so does your buddy's 57. You should post this in the View Through Your Windshield thread.
     
  27. Johnny Gee
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
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    Johnny Gee
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    from Downey, Ca

    My son is in the 56, I'm in the 57. Both mine.
     
  28. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
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    DDDenny
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    from oregon

    Johnny
    Next time you're in Bakersfield for breakfast give Donna K's a try, no fancy building but unbelievable homestyle cooking, best steak, taters and eggs, oh yea, the salsa too!
    Been venturing south from Portland for the CHRR for near twenty years, my Bako pal recommended it, good tip.
     
  29. Johnny Gee
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
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    Johnny Gee
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    from Downey, Ca

    Looked it up. Yum Yum!
     
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  30. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
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    DDDenny
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    from oregon

    Lil, have you ever been to the California Hot Rod Reunion?
    The service manager at 3 Way Chevrolet has a really nice, black 57 Chevy 150, nice guy, we parked together many times over the years at Famoso.
     
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