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chopt50wgn last won the day on May 21 2016

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About chopt50wgn

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands
  • Birthday 08/13/1950

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    58 yrs old, retired from Dana corp, work partime now for Evans cooling systems
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    am a tech and sales person for Evans cooling systems


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  1. Really like the new grille. I have always been a fan of being different and it does go with the body nicely. You going to paint it or chrome?
  2. I got a piece of aluminum pipe 1 inch dia. Then got some rubber bumpers ,the ones you use on the bottom of a metal table so it doesn't scratch the floor. I put them on either end of the pipe and use it to prop open the hood on my 50 Ply wagon. Here's another helpful tip.......the latch that hangs down in the front is most always a place that you whack your head on the way out of the motor area. I took an old tennis ball and put a slit in it and it slides over the latch. So if I am doing any kind of prolonged work under the hood, when I back out if I hit the latch, my old head is protected.
  3. Some of the radiator companies..............Griffin, Fluidyne, Northern, Afco, Ron Davis, . plus Thomba lives in Germany..............He may be able to figure out what size core he needs and then have tanks built to fit the car. I did that with my wagon but I also have the wherewithal to do that.
  4. I won't knock radiators that some people have in their cars. I work in the cooling industry and have seen radiators that are inexpensive and work fine. But the thing needed to know is the reason they are inexpensive............they are made off shore.........(China). I have talked with customers over the years that have had big problems with off shore rads. One problem is...........if you have a problem, it usually can't be fixed due to crap materials it is made from. When it comes to a cooling system, think about the rest of the car or you buy the cheapest parts? Do you use off shore parts for the motor or trans? The answer should be .no, you don't. So why cheap out on a very important part of the vehicle? If a radiator is cheap, then that's what you will usually get.......a cheap radiator. There are lots of radiator companies out there here in the states that could help. Will you pay more money? ....yes, you will but you will also get a product that should keep you running down the road. This is just my 2 cents and passing it on with my experiences from 17 years in the cooling industry.................and no, we don't make radiators so this is not an ad for us.
  5. This is the dash in my 50 Ply wagon. I added Autometer gauges and kept the stock radio insert with radio delete plates. Then did everything in aluminum and powder coated everything in a silver to give it that fresh aluminum look. Also built the custom console with the tach mount.
  6. Don..............was in Louisville last year. Maybe going to Syracuse this year but not sure as of yet. Hope you get the electrical gremlins figured out.
  7. I did mine with epoxy primer when we were doing the body work. Then just applied some good VHT black all of us are either anal or normal...............we all have OCD to some extent...............Old Car Disorder......
  8. Been following this build and it is RIGHT on. Too bad we live so far apart, would be cool to park our wagon next to each other at a show.
  9. I had a hard time getting rubber seals to fit on my 50 Ply wagon. I ran across a guy at Carlisle who had a universal fit rubber and it fit everywhere and sealed nicely. The best part is it is self adhesive. It's made by Vintique Inc. The part muber I used is HR-701980-L. It comes in a 20 ft. roll. If you type in that number in a search you can find it.
  10. wow..................looks so cool all back together...........
  11. I get where you are coming from when it comes to putting the car back together. I did the same thing and you stand back and say to yourself "it was together and fit nicely, why the hell doesn't it fit back together"? Anyway, I really like the way you have combined old and new to make this thing so nice. BTW..........I had my glass guy glue in my glass on the sides and rear hatch also the windshield. The pass and drivers doors had to be cut special because I removed the wing windows. They all had to be cut due to the chop. Can't wait to see this outside in the will be a head turner.
  12. I have been to 3 Dog garage near my home many times. This is a working museum with lots of old hot rods and road racing cars. It's only open by appointment and then for only about 4 hours. just thought I'd share some pics I took. The one pic is of the 36 Ford that won the Ridler award back in 2006 I think. All these car are owned by Ross Meyer
  13. casper.....................the site will say Harley Davidson but on the left side of the site it has a a list and at the top is wall hangings. You must also type in the "dash" between each name.
  14. I had to look for the info and found it. The company name guys name is Don Atwood..........
  15. Saw this ad on FB of a company that does plasma cutting from a photo. I contacted him and asked about doing one of my wagon. Sent him a pic and he cut it out and emailed the pic. Price was $50 including shipping. I painted it to kinda match my car and hang it on my shop wall. It's cold rolled steel about .060 thick.