The devil is in the (wrong) details

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 02:36 pm:

The guys in Lincoln who did my touring came up with a 30-30 restoration. Seeing it drive by at 30 mph from 30 feet away it looks great. But standing still and up close you begin to notice things. Today's noticed items:



Here are a few of the other innovations I'm replacing little by little:







Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 02:40 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill dugger on Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 02:51 pm:

Steve: I sure would be upset too. At least the carriage bolts I used had the numbers and etc filed off.

Bill D
Redding Ca.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By steve miller- mississauga,ontario on Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 03:13 pm:

The screws you show in the last picture are commonly used in electrical work in Canada. They can be used with both Philips and Robertson screwdrivers. How did they find their way to KS ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 03:34 pm:

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue....... :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By charley shaver on Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 04:46 pm:

well it depends how much you payed!!!charley


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 04:48 pm:

Life is good when these kinds of things are top jobs on the car's "to do" list.... :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob McDonald-Federal Way, Wa. on Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 05:31 pm:

If incorrect parts weren't used starting in the 20's or before (depression era) we wouldn't have this many T to have fun with today. The only all correct cars were those that hadn't come out the factory doors yet or maybe not even then. Find, repair and enjoy that's is what the hobby is all about. Not original but one hellofa lot of fun.

Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Brian Eliason on Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 05:46 pm:

I don't see any drywall screws...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Garnet on Friday, May 30, 2014 - 04:19 pm:

Now THAT'S funny !!

Garnet


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By michael grady on Friday, May 30, 2014 - 08:02 pm:

Ouch. ...

Did you hire them to do the restoration ? Did they "hold themselves out " to be pros? How did you choose them ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Henrichs on Friday, May 30, 2014 - 08:55 pm:

Where's the original duct tape???


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Henrichs on Friday, May 30, 2014 - 08:57 pm:

The drywall screws are inside the body holding the framework together (where you can't see them). :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john kuehn on Friday, May 30, 2014 - 09:12 pm:

I'll bet there are a lot of phillips head screws and dry wall screws under those super nice restored 'original' cars we see at the car shows.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Friday, May 30, 2014 - 10:26 pm:

Michael, no, no, and I didn't. I bought this car about five years ago from a fellow in Lincoln who owned it for many years. He had the work done by some local guys. It appears that they did a fair job on the body, except for the fasteners, and ignored the mechanicals. I've rebuilt the carburetor, the front and rear axles, and several other things.


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