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:
Steve: I sure would be upset too. At least the carriage bolts I used had the numbers and etc filed off.
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 ?
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.......
well it depends how much you payed!!!charley
Life is good when these kinds of things are top jobs on the car's "to do" list....
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.
I don't see any drywall screws...
Now THAT'S funny !!
Did you hire them to do the restoration ? Did they "hold themselves out " to be pros? How did you choose them ?
Where's the original duct tape???
The drywall screws are inside the body holding the framework together (where you can't see them).
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.
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.