Laurel Mist 58 Roadmaster

Discussion in 'Projects' started by Smartin, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Oh yeah, it will be there!:beers2:
     
  2. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    Hooray!!

    Sounds Great!!
    Looks Great!!
     
  3. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I was in a photo-taking mood today...got it out before the sun went down and buzzed around the block a couple times with it. Man, it runs great!

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    I decided to repaint the black recessed areas in the rear insert area...turned out nice. It makes a huge difference.

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  4. SteeveeDee

    SteeveeDee Orange Acres

    NIIICE! Turned out gorgeous!
     
  5. Dale

    Dale Sweepspear

    Really an awesome car Adam!
     
  6. LowFlyLark

    LowFlyLark Time for a mild custom.

    WOW! Nice work on the engine bay. That is a wonderful 50s blinged out car. Love it!!!
     
  7. Arts-58

    Arts-58 Member

    Adam,
    Fantastic, great attention to detail you have created a "time capsule".
    I am finished painting the Blue 2 door. I am looking for sources for the clips for the chrome and stainless.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated. I look forward to meeting you in person and having an opportunity to check out your fantastic 58.
    Regards,
    Art
     
  8. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Art, when I was hanging the stainless trim back on the Limited, I bought a bunch of the generic trim clips at Auto Zone/O'Reilly...all different sizes. You can also get them at CARS, Inc. Probably some available through ebay.
     
  9. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    What a tank! :laugh:

    It's absolutely gorgeous!

    You do fantastic work, I've followed both threads religiously. I wish I had that talent!
    My Dad's first car when we came to Canada was a black 58 Super 4door hardtop, he loved the car but couldn't afford the gas and had to sell it after a year. Being an ex-autobahn refugee, he loved to just spank that poor car, but it took it and actually scared him. So I can remember those land-yachts, and there's nothing quite like a big V-8 Buick with a Dynaflow running with the speedo bar bouncing back off of 120 like a ticking watch...

    Enjoy that car, I know I would and I'm jealous! :grin:
     
  10. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I'm already enjoying it! I took it to its first show this weekend since I put it back together. Felt good to actually have a car there. I still have lots of work to do before the BCA national!
     
  11. Arts-58

    Arts-58 Member

    Adam,
    Every time I go up on your site i am impressed with your work product. EXCELLENCE in ACTION.
    I can not find anyone in my area that wants to repair my dash pad.
    Can you share the name of the people you used?
    I also need someone to rebuild my power steering box.
    I will probably be driving the car in August.
    Thanking you in advance for your help.
    Regards,
    Art
     
  12. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Hey Art, thanks for the kind words!

    My dash pad fortunately was not cracked or ripped at all. I carefully removed the vinyl and had my normal upholstery guy build the foam back up behind it. I'm not completely satisfied yet, since it is still a bit floppy...but I was in a huge hurry and put him in a big time crunch.

    How is the vinyl on your dash pad?
     
  13. sriley531

    sriley531 Buckle up, this could get rough....

    Hey Adam, I may have missed it in a prior post, but are you gonna bring that beauty to Bpg? I would love to see it in person!
     
  14. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Yep, I'll have it there:beer
     
  15. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    Too late Shawn...I already called "Shotgun" seat a few weeks back. Of course I will defer to the future Mrs. Smartin...:grin:
     
  16. sriley531

    sriley531 Buckle up, this could get rough....

    Sweet! Looking forward to seeing it!
    Hey Brad, beggars can't be choosers so I'm just happy to be in the same parking lot....:D
     
  17. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Soooo...I may or may not have it at BPG this year, only because I might be transporting the transmission to Jim Hughes in N Ohio on the trip out. I am still having the issue of a sticky "low" gear. I know, it doesn't have gears per se, but that is the feeling I get when driving. Jim said it is because the seals inside are old, and once things warm up, it is fine. I just can't fix it with the thing in the car. I still may just nurse it through another year so I can enjoy it.

    I haven't done a thing to it over the Winter, mostly because I had customer cars to keep me busy the whole time. 2 weeks ago, I adjusted the front brakes and greased the bearings.:Do No:
     
  18. austingta

    austingta Well-Known Member

    You can put 3 transmissions in that trunk!
     
  19. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Yes, but the transmission that I am needing rebuilt is the one that propels the car!
     
  20. austingta

    austingta Well-Known Member

    Oops! That does make a difference!:cool:
     

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