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Old 07-08-2019, 05:38 PM
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The car has been received and is in the shop having some repairs made.



A properly cut 176-D has been sourced and received.

The tires are, in fact, the ones seen in that photo. They are Firestone 721s, which makes them 35-40 years old. They will be replaced with Hankook Optimo 235 whitewalls.
Steve, the last set of Firestone FR721's I bought were in 2002. If I remember correct I think those tires are from 2001. The original hubcaps that were on that car are now on Bob Smiths 1970 C/B Oldsmobile ambulance. I don't remember why that was but I think I lost a hubcap off of the 70 ambulance when I owned it and put the set off of the 72 on it for a show; or maybe it was the other way around but one lost a cap and they got switched until I found a replacement.

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Steve I can't get over how stunning this car looks. She could easily pass for being a 1-year old car, I almost wonder if she still has that new car smell!
Even better--it smells like a 1970s C-B!
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Old 07-08-2019, 08:36 PM
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The tires are, in fact, the ones seen in that photo. They are Firestone 721s, which makes them 35-40 years old. They will be replaced with Hankook Optimo 235 whitewalls.
If the tires are bias ply tires, Ed Renstrom might want them for moving cars around the yard. I would trust a 35 or 40 year old bias ply tire, a lot more than a 8 or 10 year old radial.
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The car has been received and is in the shop having some repairs made.

A properly cut 176-D has been sourced and received.

The tires are, in fact, the ones seen in that photo. They are Firestone 721s, which makes them 35-40 years old. They will be replaced with Hankook Optimo 235 whitewalls.
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Steve, the last set of Firestone FR721's I bought were in 2002. If I remember correct I think those tires are from 2001. The original hubcaps that were on that car are now on Bob Smiths 1970 C/B Oldsmobile ambulance. I don't remember why that was but I think I lost a hubcap off of the 70 ambulance when I owned it and put the set off of the 72 on it for a show; or maybe it was the other way around but one lost a cap and they got switched until I found a replacement.
If you wish - you could consider getting a replacement set of Firestone 721's. https://www.cokertire.com/firestone-...whitewall.html

Still unfortunate the 8.90-15 isn't available in blackwall or proper narrow white-wall. http://www.professionalcarsociety.or...ad.php?t=22025
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Even better--it smells like a 1970s C-B!
That confirms that you are as strange as I am, Steve! Lol
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On a side note, the dash pads on both of these cars are perfect:

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If you wish - you could consider getting a replacement set of Firestone 721's. https://www.cokertire.com/firestone-...whitewall.html

Still unfortunate the 8.90-15 isn't available in blackwall or proper narrow white-wall. http://www.professionalcarsociety.or...ad.php?t=22025
The Optimos have been ordered.

I would definitely have bought a set of 8.90s if any were available, especially with the correct double stripe whitewall.
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There are a few items missing that I'll need help with:

1. Front bier pin, correct for this car
2. One of the front landau panel bolts
3. One of the rear landau panel mounts

I will buy two or three each of the panel front bolts and rear mounts if I can find them (photo below). It never hurts to have a spare or two.

If any of you have these items, please call or let me know via PM. Thanks!
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Let me look got a number of 72 parts here the curtin rod holders should be in that jar. The knurled knobs are a hardware store find up here. You can find them in brass. MM used the same ones
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