Wandering 68 -upper control arm
- Doug ( Bud Wiser ) I may have missed it but did you ever get to the bottom
of your steering problem ? It just made me think of that as steering boxes
John B 67 Conv
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- No, I have not. But then I have not taken my car to my mechanic for this
problem yet either. The advice received was excellent from the club members
and it is just the time I need to do what has been advised.
Personally, until the car is up on a lift to inspect the parts involved, I
will remain in the dark. It is not a problem for me since I rarely ever
drive the car anywhere. But that is all about to change this year and it
will be happening pretty soon. One of my first projects is to buff out the
paint. Now I could do that but I know of a professional that has done some
rather spectacular work on cars I have seen in car shows around Southern
California. He has now seen the condition of the paint and is concerned
that there may be insufficient paint to do justice to the car with a buffer
and his skills. Noted were edges, those were showing some primer coat, very
little mind you, and it may be better to get it repainted. So the question
comes to mind about how to repaint it because before too long I expect to
either donate it to one of the Eisenhower museums or sell it to a highly
taxed person that could truly benefit from the full tax credit the museums
offer for the donation.
So I am in the process of trying to determine the most plausible way of
bringing its appraised value to the highest level without investing tons of
cash myself. It is not an easy project to do. What I know about car
restorations is they normally cost far more than the car obtains upon sale.
This car differs from that. It is all in nearly perfect shape other than
an engine compartment that needs serious cleaning and nominal refinishing.
I am not sure of all the features are in working order. It has dual air
but I have never tried to use it. Surely it is without freon. I did
replace the driver's seat motor but so far it only goes forward and
backward, no tilt but that could be because the mechanic that did the
replacement (son) was having some marriage problems at the time and has
since returned across the country to his home in NC.
I would like to make a few trips with the car now. I recently replaced the
tires of course but with narrow white walls and not the three narrow white
walls that were on the car when I purchased it in 1988. I am missing the
trim from the passenger side doors on the upper level. It was damaged when
the shipping company delivered it from Indiana.
Thanks for asking.
On Sun, May 1, 2011 at 2:05 PM, jdbabcock@... <
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> Doug ( Bud Wiser ) I may have missed it but did you ever get to the bottom
> of your steering problem ? It just made me think of that as steering boxes
> were mentioned.
> John B 67 Conv
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