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  • RadioRoy
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    I wonder how someone got that early seven button 1950 radio into the 52 dash. They had to cut the sheet metal on the back/top of the radio to do it and clear the windshield wiper arms.

    The car looks really nice, though.

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  • dean pearson
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    Darn it.

    Dean.

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  • mbstude
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    Originally posted by dean pearson View Post
    I have a complete 52 grill. I just wonder if I had the entire thing re chromed and as a whole it looked new,... Would it ever be something that could be sold for a reasonable profit?

    There will always be one's out there the need to be done. But to have it whole and like new.

    Dean.
    Me thinks you'd probably be sitting on it for a while.. There aren't very many people spending big money on 52's.

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  • dean pearson
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    I have a complete 52 grill. I just wonder if I had the entire thing re chromed and as a whole it looked new,... Would it ever be something that could be sold for a reasonable profit?

    There will always be one's out there the need to be done. But to have it whole and like new.

    Dean.

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  • TWChamp
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    I really like to see unrestored original cars, and your's has to be one of the finest I've seen, even if only in pictures.

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  • Michidan
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    Sweet car, and a real treasure to have one so original. I only wish my grill had this level of "patina". Sadly it's a lot worse.

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  • edfisher
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    Originally posted by clonelark View Post
    What a stunning car, I'm with you trying to get that old paint to shine, my 55 Conestoga (Saginaw green) is the same way. Old originals are hard to come by. Is it a 6 or v-8?
    Thank you very much. It is a Flathead 6 cyl. with OD

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  • edfisher
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    Originally posted by dean pearson View Post
    Very nice, I to kinda like the hardtops. Your chrome really stands out. Has the beltline trim been re worked?
    All the chrome looks really nice but I ask about it because I'm going to end up getting mine re chromed and would like a price guesstimate.

    Dean.
    Dean, I purchased the car in 2005 it was located in Rockford, Illinois after seeing in in the classifieds of "Turning Wheels". I have done nothing but just keep the chrome clean and polished by hand since. I honestly wouldn't be able to guess what a re-chroming might cost especially in California. As Matthew mentioned earlier, this car was shown at the International meet in South Bend (2nd Place) and is an original survivor with no restorations. Ed

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  • clonelark
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    What a stunning car, I'm with you trying to get that old paint to shine, my 55 Conestoga (Saginaw green) is the same way. Old originals are hard to come by. Is it a 6 or v-8?

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  • mbstude
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    I haven't seen Ed's car since 2008, but I think I remember it being an unrestored original.

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  • Peanut
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    Is that color combination original to the car?

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  • 6hk71400
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    Originally posted by dean pearson View Post
    Very nice, I to kinda like the hardtops. Your chrome really stands out. Has the beltline trim been re worked?
    All the chrome looks really nice but I ask about it because I'm going to end up getting mine re chromed and would like a price guesstimate.

    Dean.
    I love 52s! Anything I am thinking about one, all my friends discourage me as they say to do all the korean chrome on a hardtop would be around 8k.

    I hope they are wrong. I have my hands full with the 55 I have now

    Bob Miles
    Tucson AZ

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  • DEEPNHOCK
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    Sweet!!!!!

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  • MrHemi2U
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    Very nice Car

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  • dean pearson
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    Very nice, I to kinda like the hardtops. Your chrome really stands out. Has the beltline trim been re worked?
    All the chrome looks really nice but I ask about it because I'm going to end up getting mine re chromed and would like a price guesstimate.

    Dean.

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