1958 Country Sedan project

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  1. Grizz

    Grizz Are we there yet???

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    It would look good with the chrome acorns. Maybe chrome grease caps too? This is a good thread. Noice work!:thumbs2:
     
  2. OrthmannJ

    OrthmannJ Hillbilly Deluxe

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    And maybe some chrome beauty rings.
     
  3. Jairus

    Jairus Well-Known Member

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    Good idea!
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    Actually, the rings have been on the car for a few years now.
    The near surf board (7 footer) is new.
     
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    Jairus Well-Known Member

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    Acorn nuts arrived today and are now on the car.
    Now.... where do I find some chrome bullets to pop inside the wheel I wonder? :whistle:
     
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    I suppose I just didn't look close enough. :oops:

    You know, wide whites would look good on there too.
    (I know, they're expensive.)
     
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    Poison_Ivy The crazy kid in the sandbox

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    Let's see
     
  7. Jairus

    Jairus Well-Known Member

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    I made a nice post yesterday. But none of the pics showed so I deleted it.
    This is a test post with only 2 pics per post to see if it works.

    First off, the heater box was dripping fluid.
    After removing the box it was apparent the drip was coming from the control valve and not the core which had me much relieved!

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    Upon removal, I could see the fluid was coming from the vent hole...

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    Stay tuned.
     
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    Since I had picked up both NOS control pieces for cheap via eBay over a year ago, decided to replace both.

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    All installed! Was worried that the valve-to-core gasket might have gone bad in the last two years, that I ordered another on line. But can't drive the car till it arrives in 5 days.
    But, again relieved to see the gasket remained soft and in great shape so buttoned it all back up on the bench.

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    Back in the car, heat on and NO LEAKS! Better yet, the control valve actually works. (Unlike the previous one)
    So... back on the road and ready for winter. Except "Indian Summer" here in Oregon with temps in the high 70's, but mornings remain cool. So the unit will get used from now till next summer.

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    Eventually I'll pull the boards and rack off the roof once the rains start.
     
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    Jairus Well-Known Member

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    Alright, the wheels.
    I liked the look of the wheels without the hubcaps. To that end, looked into Spider caps, but they want a wad of cash for crappy Chinese made caps and you still have to buy lug nuts! Makes no sense.
    Picked up a set of correct wheel lug nuts on eBay for $13.99 so... getting there.
    (Hub cap still fits by the way.)

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    Surf Rat is back on the road!
     
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    Grizz Are we there yet???

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    That’s rad that the hubcaps still fit. You can bust those out on Sundays when your driving the ladies to church and need a nice pair of shoes.
     
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    Looks like the pictures are sticking now.

    I like the look of the wheel with the chrome lug nuts. What would a chrome grease cap cost? I bet that would look cool too.

    Oh, and nice antenna by the way. It looks familiar....
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    The antenna (you miss nothing do you?) was for the short lived FM radio in the 8-track player.
    8-track soldiers on but the FM only provides static now.

    Oh... you mean the one on the fender?
    Never mind. Stock Ford/Lincoln/Mercury antenna I believe.

    They do not make "chrome" grease caps that I can find. Zinc Plated yes and pretty shiny... but what about the rear?
    I'll keep searching for some sort of center cap that can be popped in from behind the wheel like Toyota used to do. For now it's an honest runner and not a show car.
     
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    :biglaugh:Tell that to my wife.
     

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