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1931 Auburn 8-98A Project

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19 Mar 2021 01:42 #42662 by rollingsculpturesllc
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Serial number is 8-98A19784H

Engine number GU52329
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19 Mar 2021 04:20 #42665 by mikespeed35
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Just beware primer doesn't seal out moisture, especially after 30 years. Might be a good idea to start with bare metal if you want the new paint to last. It is probably lacquer based primer, not very suitable for modern paint. I know not what you want to hear, but trying to safe you some grief.
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20 Mar 2021 04:10 #42671 by rollingsculpturesllc
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Mike - I agree completely. My thought is to get it running and assemble all the parts so I can determine what is missing. Once I have a proper inventory, I will disassemble, strip and epoxy the body frame and other painted parts. The car is at my dad's in Grandville if you would like to see it sometime. I would appreciate your advice!

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22 Mar 2021 19:21 #42687 by rollingsculpturesllc
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One week after picking up the 8-98A, Dad and I were able to get her running! Took mom for a ride up the road and back. What a thrill to be cruising in a 90 year old automobile!
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28 Mar 2021 15:39 - 28 Mar 2021 15:40 #42745 by johnmereness
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Its funny, but I bet if we asked my painter we would end up stripping paint and starting over, but he started his career at a rather famous restoration shop and they usually primed all the larger parts for the car first and then hung everything in their shop attic to bake to death - his first gut is comment I would say would be "spray a coat of sealer on it and off we go." I think he also has the opinion that while he does 100 point cars he would rather see something done and perhaps have problems later than all the stuff that never gets done and rots around.

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24 Jul 2021 14:16 #43557 by CTCraig
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Congrats! Love owning and driving mine. I bought it fully restored, but I'd be happy to send you any photos or info.

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