Chrome Plating: $$$$$ and then some… Until a few days ago, I’d never actually shopped for chrome plating services; the cautionary tales from other folks had kept me from going down that road. I’ve often joked that the cost of re-chroming everything on my Packard would cost double what the car is worth, but based … Read moreChrome Plating: A Costly Proposition?
Air Conditioning Update: Most components are installed Because things progress slowly in my little world, and since I’m often stymied by a lack of some essential item, I tend to shift from partially completed task to partially completed task. So while I don’t have a lot of completed tasks under my belt, I’ve been able … Read moreAir Conditioning Update
Front Window Assemblies are Installed It took a few hours of fighting, but both front window regulator/scissor/glass assemblies are now installed. In typical fashion, I had everything I needed except ONE crucial tiny part. In this case, the missing link was the spring clip that holds the regulator arm to the scissor assembly. I have … Read moreFront Window Installation
Dealing with back orders For the most part, I’ve been lucky to have avoided the long back orders I’ve heard other people talk about. Back orders are a fact of life when it comes to the auto restoration hobby, and it’s easy to understand when you consider that there isn’t enough demand to keep most … Read moreBack orders: Considering Alternatives
Working with Original Glass If you’re doing a concours-quality car, saving or scrounging decent original glass will be essential. And even if you aren’t, because replacement glass is expensive, and if the glass on your car is still intact, you’ll probably want to try to re-use it. At least that’s been my orientation so far. … Read moreOriginal Glass
Completing the Vent Window Installation Ask anyone who’s removed, restored, and reinstalled vent windows and they’ll tell you a tale of woe, intrigue, and goblins. Vent window installation is a huge pain, mostly because it’s not a one-man job. After screwing around for a full week trying to finish up the vent window assemblies, I … Read moreVent Window Installation
Update: Mustang Dynacorn Door Latch Issues I’ve got several updates to share, but I’ll start with an update on the issues I’d been having with the Dynacorn door latch sets. With the holidays and then heading back to work, I haven’t had much of a chance to write about my progress on the car, instead … Read moreDynacorn Door Latch Update