pflaming

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  1. My wife and I flew from Maine to SAN Francisco the night of y2k. The airport was empty and spooky, no cars on the long Bay Bridge and that was a bit unnerving also, then through Fremont to Castro Valley all alone on those streets. It was a strange drive. I found that a normally busy, now empty city is weird. A friend was at Candlestick when the earthquake hit. He decided to drive as far into the city as he could get, then he walked to near center. It was totally vacated and the wind was moving through the streets quite fast and noisy. He too said, all alone in downtown SAN Fransico was very eerie.
  2. When I pulled this bolt, this came out. With What do I replace it?
  3. When I pulled this bolt, this came out. With What do I replace it?
  4. '54 tail lights and park lights. '53 taillights did not have the backup light and the '54 park light is a lone bucket below the headlight
  5. Hey, those bumpers look nice!
  6. Just arrived in Moro Bay, CA. Saw this down the street, will meet the owner tomorrow. The surface on the truck is smooth steel, don't know any more, steel here at the coast??
  7. What kind of caps are you going to use?
  8. Drove to dinner Friday night. In the truck with me, our daughter, the next owner, and our son in law. 32 mile round trip in 100 degree heat. Temp gauge showed 190 degrees and held.
  9. The down side to this coupe is that you can't take the wife and grandkids out for ice cream in it, unless it has the jump seats. Otherwise, should be a fun car. Welcome.
  10. I agree with much of what has been posted yet as a novice mechanic, to see the stages involved in putting an old body on a modern chassis was quite educational. I don't even like modern front clips, but that's my thing and I appreciate knowing how it is done. [ aside: knee surgery September 5. I'm enduring a lot of pain these days, so shop work is slow.]
  11. ACE and others have a product called Prep and Primer, by Jasco. It has no color and clear adheres to it. My clear over this product on my controversial patina, shows no sign of peeling after three years of application.
  12. I borrowed some candles a few years back, the loaner tossed in a cat to make certain all was good! OUCH!
  13. Maybe someone with good eyes can read this.
  14. Moro Bay anti rust solution. I like this van, looks like a VW. The items below the window possibly mean that this van has a kitchenette in it. The top may pop up for an overhead sleeping area. Cool.
  15. You will be amazed how much better that rear fender will look once you paint the rims and maybe even the running boards. Very nice.
  16. Cats have nine lives! It's hard to believe he did not have a good fire prevention water sprayer system, evidently he did not. Sad.
  17. Spent today in Cambria, CA about 20 miles north of Moro Bay. I like the surf truck, sleeps two and has every thing required for camping except the shower and outhouse. The triangle car is unique also. And a clean step side .chevy
  18. Moro Bay pics, we must come here much more often. We rented a large house and our entire family is here. A fab five days.
  19. I saw this car in Cambria, CA. Anyone know the make, model, or even year?
  20. I met the owner of the clear metal truck. He had it clear coated, but it was not holding, so he is going to have it painted. This hot rod is in his garage, nice.
  21. Spent today in Cambria, CA about 20 miles north of Moro Bay. I like the surf truck, sleeps two and has every thing required for camping except the shower and outhouse. The triangle car is unique also. And a clean step side .chevy
  22. Neat cars, love the authentic exteriors.
  23. Hey Elimart, I'm just north of you in Reedley. Have a two man task, contact me, I'll.come. Need to meet anyway!
  24. Those chromed parts are absolutely incredible, WOW!
  25. I saw these beauties down at the waterfront. Don't see a nice Willis very often. A very clean old motor home.