Vintage Turn Signal Switches For Sale Guide 6004

 Here are a couple examples of what I have.  If you're interested in a nice vintage switch and have specific preferences,  please contact me and give me a phone number. Confidentiality will be strictly respected.  Thank, Doug

1946 Studebaker M5 Restoration Project Continued

The 1946 Studebaker M5 has been out and had a good reception at the local informal car show.   There were about 170 cars and trucks at the JC Penny parking lot last Saturday.  It was a very nice sunny day and people were tired of the Covid 19 lockup, so everyone was out, and there were several cars that I had not yet seen.

I wish I would have got some pictures of the highlights or what I consider so.  

I think JC Penny is completely out of business here in Sequim now. Saturday may have been their final day. Not quite sure on that but..

Anyways, here are a few images of the current condition of the 46 M5....

Rare Grill guard now installed.

          Very Rare 1946 Washington License Plate. Very few issued right after the War..

1946 Studebaker M5 Restoration Project continued

 The restoration project on the 1946 Studebaker M5 pickup truck is nearing completion.

I hadn't planned to take it to this level when I purchased it, but here we go... Where do you stop on something like this?

I probably have way more invested in this truck than I will be able to recover, but we'll see when I list it.  I'm leaning towards listing it with "Bring A Trailer" as I've heard from friends that they are pretty successful in sales.

Well, here's a picture of the front end and cab pretty much completed, other than polishing and a few other minor details, and the bumper.

There'll be no rattles in this machine and the fit is no doubt better than new.

Volkswagen Bus Body Restoration

The grinder gouging was horrendous when I received the project. So not only did I have to deal with old collision "repairs" but grinder gouging and warpage as well. 

I accepted this project as a body restoration and preparation for paint.

The bus was to be painted with single stage paint but after the preparation and deliver to the painter who sent the project to me, the plan changed to base/clear which requires finer sanding prep.

I later learned about the change when I picked up the bus for final assembly.

Much to my disappointment, I realized that someone had gone over our prep work with a power sander, which caused some serious surface imperfections.

To top that off, literally, the clear coat was a disaster. I won't elaborate on that subject but I will say that the surface preparation on the Volkswagen was super flat and super straight when it left my hands.

You can see the body is likely the straightest Volkswagen you've seen with the exception of the gouging from the DA sander and the sags in the clear coat.

The time and the expertise involved in getting the fit and surface on the Volkswagen to this level was extremely challenging and to have that completely compromised in couple days was very disappointing.

The VW had quite a lot of damage to it from both wrecks and amateur paint stripping. Every panel had major damage and warpage.

I did have new panels for the front but the rest were just not available.