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  2. Well, I've gut plenty of old socks 🤣 I'll try that later today.
  3. I haven't installed my windshield yet, but this video shows how to properly install glass into metal frames. My vent windows and side roll-ups turned out perfectly. https://glass4classics.com.au/how-to-assembling-1947-1954-australian-chevrolet-pickup-1-4-vent-window/
  4. Won a trophy today at the Chrysler Restorers Display Day. Runner up in the 1955 to 1960 category.
  5. Two choices. Chevy Small block v8 or big inline six, perhaps a 292. Trans will be th350 auto. The SBC is narrower than the LS and should clear steering and exhaust and its length will clear the radiator. Big six is even better for side clearance but might be too long to keep the radiator in its stock location. We will decide next week when and arrives.
  6. Furthermore, will NOT effect the BBQ in April. LOL
  7. This truck apparently had vent windows at some point but someone took them out and bent the mounts out of the way. Work with what you got right? I thought it a strange place for the arm rests as well but that is where the mounting holes are in the door so that is where they are. This 53 B4C has had several things people have commented on as odd but in this case the mounting holes sure look stock and there is no other option. Maybe a unique arm rest location for this year and model.
  8. Surprisingly no. We were all talking about that.....no critical pts. no vents, no surgeries, no codes.....crazy quiet for that time of night...dumb luck. 48D
  9. Brought it in on a rainy day. Figure this is how i want it to look. Pretty much how i found it. I unsiezed it that day, unstuck the valves and resumed working on it yesterday, 2 weeks later. checked for spark,it has after cleaning the points. cleaned carb and put some gas in the bowl. It fires and runs for a few seconds,not bad for sitting since the 70's. so onto rad and hoses, a belt and try to keep it running for a few minutes. I used a slant 6 rad,it should be enough for this part. 12 volt conversion coming up,and time to start hunting for parts. Grille is gone, front engine isolator is broken, bumper is shredded.
  10. Not to nitpick but how come them arm rests are so low and centered horizontally on the panel...typically armrests are located towards the rear of the cab, centered vertically...
  11. I'm 2/3rds up the coast from Sydney towards Brisbane, so if you, Mark or indeed any forum members ever get to Oz and would like a bed or coffee feel free to let me know.........Andy Douglas
  12. I dunk an old tube sock in mineral spirits and rub a fist-sized area at a time
  13. That is probably an export car. Maybe Canadian. I can only look at US codes. Code 15 is Black...all 1946-48 US cars.
  14. If you remove the tag what color is underneath it? Maybe that is the original paint and would be the original color underneath. Also, what color are the door jambs and the bottoms of the doors? Sometimes a car may be painted but these places are not - leaving the original color intact
  15. One more pic just before we took off.
  16. Saturday October 19: Out for an evening cruise with the kids. They were really excited to go (as was I); fall smells were in the air and colors have been so brilliant lately. We didn't go far (just around town), but to have my kids with enjoying the moment is priceless. Warming up at home. It got chilly so we cranked the heat 😊
  17. Those are some fantastic photos! I like how he puts it all together. Thanks for sharing 👍
  18. If that isn't postcard material....
  19. Love my 48" deck Graveley zero turn..... 48D
  20. Looks way better with the extenders on! 48D
  21. The car club I just joined is working on a car that they recently bought. It's a 1947 Chrysler Royal coupe. It will be going on display for people to sit in at a local hospital to help people with alzheimer's , which is a very cool idea. Anyways we're trying to determine what the original colour was. The plate is completely different from my 48 Windsor but it's in the same place on the firewall. The plate on the 47 shows the code as being 4001. But my understanding is that the codes go from 1-43, skipping a few numbers in between. Right now the car is black and the firewall is also black but I don't think black was an available colour in 47. I've tried to make out the trim # but all I can make out is a B and then perhaps 0 in the middle 2 positions. Is it possible that since 01 is part of the stamped in code, that it might me code #1 which would be Military Blue. Or could it be a code #4, which is Heather Green. The Ditzler PPG paint code for Heather green is 40019. So that's sort of similar.
  22. Yesterday
  23. Inspired by @Worden18, today I idled to the end of my driveway to capture a couple 2019 fall foliage pis. Now I'll go take my more-door out now for a real cruise...
  24. Great looking paint! That car is going to be gorgeous when it's done!!
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