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Old 08-30-2013, 12:42:35 AM
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I need one piece of door side trim for my 1959 Bel Air Chev to fit the passenger side rear door.
I would also like one fender ornament........love actually.......

The pics suck but until the car gets here that's the best I have.
Gotta think ahead you know.......

(The car IS all one color....it's the photos that are lousy)

Wouldn't you know it....a pair of rocket ornaments just showed up on ebay.
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:58:25 AM
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Mr. Moderator,

Tell us more about your new toy!

Isn't this a wanted ad for enginads?
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Old 08-30-2013, 01:02:24 AM
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Probably IS Ryan but.......
I'll tell you more when it gets here......Sunday.......

I doubt many car guys use the classifieds here
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Ebay ........

Or Hemmings.

Or here too I guess.... You never know.

wouldn't you know it.... you added the line about the rockets showing up on ebay as I was typing that.
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OTTO....I don't know how ANYONE sells ANYTHING through Hemmings........they're all crazy!.......
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:28:39 AM
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Default Re: 1959 Chev Door Trim?

mmm, just thought i would mention Fish oil (deodorised) it is good for keeping the rust at bay inside doors, sills,boot, floorpan, chassis rails or any hard to get at places.
Normal fish oil stinks alot so don't get that.
Drys to a semi soft self healing texture.
It may be not be rusty now but will help if you plan to wash the car or use it in the rain.......
If the car has come from a place where it is salty you have to get rid of the salt by washing with water first no oil or other will help till you get rid of the salt.

Oh with rust you usually only see 10% of whats there thats just to cheer you up...

seeing as your becoming a car collector versus a tractor collector
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:51:10 AM
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Too bad it's a 59. I have some fender fins I took off my 60 El Camino I had years ago. Not that I could find them now anyway.
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Oh with rust you usually only see 10% of whats there thats just to cheer you up...

seeing as your becoming a car collector versus a tractor collector
Oh I'm very familiar with how RUST works.......
Not so much a "collector".......just someone who likes DRIVERS.......
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This wouldn't be a prize from the Hasting Ne auction? BTW did anyone go to that sale? The better sale is coming up on the 28 th. Anyone else interested in NOS cars from the 50s. F.J.W.
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No Frank.
That is going to be a very interesting sale........and one I highly doubt I could afford.
I found this car while looking around for '59's and I THINK I found it on the day it was listed.
At the price I paid I don't think time would have been on my side.......so I just got 'er dun.......

I bought this car from them >>> Country Classics

They are THE nicest folks!.......
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At the rate you're going moving up from Model T's to Model A's to 59's, you'll be into the 60s Muscle cars in a couple weeks, then into the 70s and on up.

You'll be toolin' around in a Geo Metro in no Time.

Or NOT
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OTTO....I don't know how ANYONE sells ANYTHING through Hemmings........they're all crazy!.......
I buy and sell in hemmings and have for many years. if you want it, they probably have someone that will have it. it's for the person that needs a hard to find/rare part, which is what you have craig. I also deal with wrecking yards in California and Arizona. I call it the how bad do you want it syndrome

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(@ OTTO) ^ NOT! .......

Yeah Rod......I haven't seen an "affordable" car on Hemmings ever.......
As I have told my old friend Chet Krause (repeatedly): "Restored cars are for guys like you........drivers are for guys like me".......
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well then, you don't need any trim on it. lol
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I don't need it......I want it.......
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Car arrived this afternoon........my friend Adam, the guy who hauled the '25 Dodge from Arkansas, went on another mercy mission yesterday.
He left right after the big parade we have as part of the County Fair celebration.......took his son along too.......
He went to Remsen, IA, for this one.
I was prepared to get to it as soon as he returned.
After the routine "look sees", as this thing hasn't run for ages, I dumped some gas in the carb and hit the switch.
It started immediately....... ......and the generator works too.
There was stuff piled in the front and back seats and, lo and behold, the door trim I need was there, the missing front directional light trim as well as the other rocket fender ornament.......

Now all I need to do is figure out where the gas line is plugged between the tank and fuel pump.......air is NOT doing the trick.......
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,Craig,
I might be able to help you with that, have a friend in Central Pa. that has about 250 older cars in his private stash, I will see him in a few weeks and can check on one if you do not find one sooner.

I got an awful lot of parts for my El Camino from him for very reasonable prices.

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Craig, I too have a weekness for the 1959 model year, The one I want is the 59 Buick Invicta,Electra, or Lesabre, they all are the same body with different trim, then you have the 1965 model year, and again it's the Buicks that drive me nuts starting with the Wildcat, and also the Riviera, Congrats on your purchase and best of luck with it.
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Resto........my folks had a '59 Buick too........"two door convertible hardtop".......no pillar when all the windows are rolled down.
HUGE engine with a 2 speed Turbo glide........that baby moooooooved........ .......and rode like a boat.
My '59 didn't mooooooooove but it was a fun car to drive, easy on gas and the ride was terrific......I never fell out of love with it, hence, this '59 now.......
Tomorrow the fuel pump comes off. I finally got air from the pump to the tank and got air through the tank outlet into the tank so.......that kind of narrows it down but this pump is a more modern, diecast, replacement with the cover crimped onto the body so there won't be much I can do with it........but I'm going to give it shot anyway.......
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Jus' getcha one of dem dare handy-dandy elektrik fool pumpers and bypass the stock one.

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