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« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2018, 10:30:02 AM »

A picture of Ray with his tires installed.

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* Ray 1917 Buick wooden spoke wheels.JPG (119.23 KB, 704x528 - viewed 13 times.)
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« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2018, 11:00:32 AM »


 Very cool!!  thumbs up

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1987 Brougham 6DW69 - Victoria
1990 Brougham d'Elegance 6DW69 - Vera
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1994 Fleetwood Brougham 6DW69 - Joan
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« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2018, 09:26:16 AM »

There aren't many guys left who know how to restore wheels like that. A true craftsman.

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« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2018, 09:31:58 PM »

Paint stripper and serious work with cabinet scrapers then a lot of fine sanding, masking and spraying for the clear and the black. Those are split rims, he painted those silver.

Ray is very fussy. He could have converted from ball bearings no roller bearings at a reasonable expense but  nooooooooo, he had to keep it all original. He had his machinist make new bearing races and he had them heat treated and it's all back together now. There's a company in Maine of all places that restores the old radiators and he shipped it there to have it rebuilt. New spark plugs or a distributor cap ? Good luck with that, get out your check book.

I'll have to get some pictures of the entire car, it has the original top and leather upholstery, 14K on the mileage. Obviously somebody kept that car well stored, most of them don't fair that well in storage. The wood is all solid too, that's what usually doesn't fair well unless stored in a dry environment, it dry rots.

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« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2018, 08:31:55 AM »

What I would like to see is that Cadillac hearse street rod. That must be almost road ready or at least pretty close to it.

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« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2018, 01:02:12 PM »

I'm done with that project, I signed off on that so we'll never know, I did what I had to do project wise, some people you just have to get away from.

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