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Busted_Knuckles

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About Busted_Knuckles

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    New Jersey
  • Interests
    Hot rod motorcycle, guns antiques
  • My Project Cars
    48 Plymouth coupe 56 Nomad, 66 Mustang 63 Corvair 32 Ford roadster

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  • Biography
    Just an old car guy with a lot of dream and not a lot of money
  • Occupation
    Mechanic

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    New Jersey
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    everything
  1. 48 plymouth glass replacement

    Well I hope your former owner wasn't a knucklehead like the guy who owned mine who decided to glue or shall I say cenet the windshield divider in place, guess how long it took before I heard the painful crack the glass is completely shot but still an awful sound
  2. quarter glass regulator removal

    All the screws are out the track won't come free of the regulator
  3. quarter glass regulator removal

    Can anyone tell me how to get the rear window regulator out on my 48 P15 coupe? I separated the glass form the regulator and got it out in one piece and there are no bolts left in, the regulator moves but its got me stumped well for right now. I refrained from breaking out the plasma cutter to remove the bottom of that pocket. So any input would be appreciated. Haven't had the time to go do a search on how to yet. Thanks
  4. Body removal 48 Plymouth coupe

    Do your old slow moving self a favor and buy a set of these.the life they save will be yours
  5. Body removal 48 Plymouth coupe

    pflaming I had one semi advantage in that the ____________ who did the work didn't feel the need to tighten any of the bolt...... I mean some were practically finger tight. Good thing because when I get frustrated I usually reach for the smoke wrench but it was at the other end of the shop so I opted for a milder approach. DrDoctor I could have used a doctor this afternoon like my compadre I am no spring chicken either actually my chicken done sprung years ago. It is gratifying to make some progress even if it appears to be minor as long as I keep working on it and sticking with the plan. I read a post here where someone removed the shaft from the steering box but someone didn't give the guy on the Plymouth assembly line the memo. I tried everything to get that free form the box no way so my friend the 4" angle grinder with a cutoff wheel came to the rescue. I had someone interested in it but that never transpired. It's a very easy repair a lug inside the shaft and a few minutes with the Tig welder and it's better than new.
  6. Body removal 48 Plymouth coupe

    Obviously the work of a hack, I will make a replacement panel with an access hole and a rubber plug imagine that
  7. Body removal 48 Plymouth coupe

    What was even more fun was when he welded panels over the back two bod bolts
  8. Body removal 48 Plymouth coupe

    No the one on the passenger side was missing but on the drivers side some knucklehead siliconed a body mount bushing to the body and frame
  9. Body removal 48 Plymouth coupe

    I started removing the body on my 48 today and what a slipshod job, half the body bolts were either missing the nuts all were loose and I am almost positive the body bushings are not correct for my car. The one thing I noticed that looked out of place was on both sides there is a piece of 3/4" box tubing welding at an angle and it appears it was resting on the frame. Is this supposed to be there? I can't imagine what purpose they serve so if you know please enlighten me. Oh BTW I have all the bolts out ready to lift the car off the frame and wait I can't find the bolt heads for the two remaining bolts at the very back of the car, that because some one welded a panel over the top of them must have lost his job at NASA and went into repairing rust old cars Thanks for the input.
  10. wet blasting

    I have all my projects media blasted, Dustless blasting is only good for removing paint, IT DOES NOT WORK ON RUST contrary to what they say. I've witnessed it with my eyes. The guy was touting all its virtues and my friend said ok wait show us how well it works on his (mine) rusted 55 Chevy body, it doesn't. Yes there is a chemical in it to prevent rust but then again there talking flash rust, if you strip the paint off a car and keep it inside it will last a long time before it starts to flash rust, there is a product called Gibbs used a lot by the custom car crowd who like to show their metal working skills off, it expensive but I have a fender sitting out in a shed sprayed with Gibbs for a year and a half and it hasn't rusted, but the easy fix is spray it with epoxy primer as soon as it's blasted. I'll be sending my 48 coupe body to him soon I'll post pics.
  11. 12v alt on 6v system

    Here's one thing that I neglected to mention, if you're so inclined to run your stock 6 volt radio when you convert it over to 12 volts it's not going to be too happy about and before too long it will give up the ghost in a cloud of smoke. However the folks at Customautosound.com have thought of a solution. A convertor to run any 6 volt accessory on 12 volts http://customautosoundmfg.com/product/power-inverter
  12. 12v alt on 6v system

    Converting it to 12volt is the only way to go unless you have a concourse level car, if you have a driver and want to have a more reliable system convert to 12 volts a hand full of bulbs and one of these and your done. I did my 32 roadster and no one was the wiser. Sure switching out all the relays starter etc. if the "correct" way to do a conversion but for things like a starter motor that is only used briefly I have done it many times as well as a lot of guys I've spoken to and have never had an issue. The key is good wiring wiring, if yours is in good shape your golden. On my roadster my battery was mounted under the floor in your case thats the only give away but I recall seeing dummy covers some where https://www.summitracing.com/parts/pwm-82101-2?seid=srese1&cm_mmc=pla-google-_-shopping-_-srese1-_-powermaster&gclid=Cj0KCQiA6enQBRDUARIsAGs1YQi6j5Tu0HwI_XnQXX3CVZvDhGVx3-j8N6dCnm9pbGjtTFNJn9TzL1AaAnUGEALw_wcB
  13. P15 Front fender lowers

    I finally got my sheet metal back from the media blaster and let's say it looked a wee bit better before than after. Typical of an old car sitting in the dirt the bottom of the front fender has some rot, not bad repairable but not as easy a fix as unbolting it and bolting on a replacement. The area in question is the front lower section of the front fender that bolts to the top half. My question for you guys , Is the basic curve and shape the same on a 49 as it is on a 48? I know the back is totally different but by all accounts the fronts like the same or mighty close. I am not concerned with any of the hole IE trim parking lights etc. as it's being built as a mid 50's custom and the front is getting a special custom treatment. So what do you guys say oh wise one's in the ways of the P15?
  14. Weight of a front P15 Fender

    Would anyone have a guesstimate on what a front fender weighs? The reason I ask is I am attempting to get some shipping quotes on a pair of rear fender and one front fender a guy has. I only have one rear fender to weigh and measure so I'm good with the rears and I can pretty much guess on the front fender dimension but if anyone happens to know exactly that would be great information. This guy has some nice parts at very fair prices so I'd like to go with his stuff if possible, I found one local guy who wants to charge me stupid prices and I have to go crawl around on the ground in the woods to dismantle the front end so he can pull the engine out of the donor car, I was born at night but it wasn't last night Thanks for your help I really do appreciate it
  15. P15 coupes

    Ok my reason for asking I am building a mid 50's style period custom chopped lowered etc. but the backside of the Plymouth is well fat so by extending the quarters and rear fenders it gives the car a lower sleeker look. Its an old customizers thing from the likes of George Barris, the Alexander brothers Bill Heinz etc. so it's not something I thought up as much as I wish I could be so innovative but it is what it is. I've done this on another car many moons ago but this is my first Plymouth custom so I need it to be extra cool
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