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Re: My 1929 U Restoration Thread
« Reply #114 on: Yesterday at 03:23:48 AM »
always like to read Your progresses!
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« Reply #113 on: June 19, 2018, 10:52:08 PM »
Wonderful pictures, Tom.

Chet,  You're making great progress.  How's your engine coming along?

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Re: My 1929 U Restoration Thread
« Reply #112 on: June 19, 2018, 06:16:01 PM »
Hi chet so true what you say on my 33 PD R/S coupe all the side mount tin wear and iron were missing, they were there in 1970 when it was rescued in South Africa but not when it came to the UK in 2002. they took me 4 yrs to find in the States, only draw back is that they are not identical yet. Keep up the good work, onward and upwards. 

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1934 PE PU if there was one              1941 PT125 
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Re: My 1929 U Restoration Thread
« Reply #111 on: June 19, 2018, 05:53:45 PM »
Hi Chet, I've been reading your thread,   G00D work. In 1972 I started on mine. a 28 Ply. Coupe. I went through the same as you. Became a carpenter on this car and then a body man. Back then no internet to find parts or group info on the car . I wish I would of taken more pictures to show like you. I do have many polaroid and kodak pictures in a box and on a story board. I finally finished in 1998  You have done wonders.  Thank you for sharing.

Funny thinking back to old celluloid film, I used to use 35mm 36 exp. take them to the chemist and back they come in about a week, then you would find half of them were rubbish. Thing in favour is that I have more 30 years worth of packets of photos with their film, today you can take one hundred photos and lose them in a second
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1934 PE PU if there was one              1941 PT125 
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Re: My 1929 U Restoration Thread
« Reply #110 on: June 19, 2018, 05:40:30 PM »
Thanks for the kind comments.

What I find challenging about this car is there is very little that can be found as repro parts.  It seems you can find anything you might need for the Model A, either wooden frame reproes or any and all metal parts.  I spent the last 10 years acquiring original restorable parts when I was lucky enough to stumbled across them.  Which wasn't very often.  Now I can maybe get the planets to align so I can get this car purring again.  Hopefully the documentation can maybe help someone else down the road.

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Re: My 1929 U Restoration Thread
« Reply #109 on: June 19, 2018, 10:01:22 AM »
Hi Chet, I've been reading your thread,   G00D work. In 1972 I started on mine. a 28 Ply. Coupe. I went through the same as you. Became a carpenter on this car and then a body man. Back then no internet to find parts or group info on the car . I wish I would of taken more pictures to show like you. I do have many polaroid and kodak pictures in a box and on a story board. I finally finished in 1998  You have done wonders.  Thank you for sharing.

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Re: My 1929 U Restoration Thread
« Reply #108 on: June 13, 2018, 06:10:14 PM »
Nice work Chet as always, like the way you detailed the way you went about it. Keep the good work up.
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1934 PE PU if there was one              1941 PT125 
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Re: My 1929 U Restoration Thread
« Reply #107 on: June 11, 2018, 07:05:37 PM »
Prep for Paint - Upper Door Frame Repairs.

Due to the length of this task and the number of pictures I posted a link to the blow by blow description below:

http://www.1948plymouth.info/1929/Work_files/2018/06102018.htm



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Re: My 1929 U Restoration Thread
« Reply #106 on: May 31, 2018, 11:22:25 PM »
LOL.., I know what you are talking about.  Unfortunately doing a restoration by yourself is like moving an elephant with a toothpick.  You need a lot of time and patience.  My wife has become a good helper and second set of hands.  Dirt doesn't touch her hands either.., she has gloves.  :) 
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« Reply #105 on: May 31, 2018, 07:00:40 PM »
Chet, I knew I should have talked to you before, I now know where I've been going wrong. Bob Drown keeps telling me to just get one driving but I can't decide which one and those jobs around the house, that's another story. The lists gets longer as I get older, I do have a 13 yr old Grandson but he gets easily bored and his hands have never seen dirt.

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Re: My 1929 U Restoration Thread
« Reply #104 on: May 31, 2018, 05:51:10 PM »
I understand what you are saying.  I try to stay focused on one thing otherwise I take on too much and then get nothing done.., or it seems that way.  With all the projects around the house I can only focus on one car at a time and try to stay with it until done.  Unfortunately my 48 needs some attention but it will have to wait.  At least I can drive it if I can find the time.

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Re: My 1929 U Restoration Thread
« Reply #103 on: May 29, 2018, 07:36:57 PM »
Tom in a word, Retired.

Chet I've been retired since 2013 when I worked 4 shift but since I've been restoring cars I have no spare time at all, and now I thinking of buying a P15C Club Coupe but the price has got to be right and I would like it to be a driver, don't need to restore any more.
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Re: My 1929 U Restoration Thread
« Reply #102 on: May 28, 2018, 07:37:23 PM »
Tom in a word, Retired.
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Re: My 1929 U Restoration Thread
« Reply #101 on: May 28, 2018, 05:55:22 PM »
Great work but I don't know how you get time to write the information up and keep your workshop so tidy. Perhaps you could write another blog on time management.

Thanks to posting.
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1934 PE PU if there was one              1941 PT125 
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Re: My 1929 U Restoration Thread
« Reply #100 on: May 28, 2018, 07:15:48 AM »
beautiful, as always!!
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