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27 Sep 2019 02:51 - 27 Sep 2019 12:05 #38453 by Terry Cockerell
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Hi John, yes I had been in contact with Rick Hulett unfortunately he missed out on seeing the finished job. He was the inspiration to do a good job.
There were some remnants of the original striped lining in the compartment under the front seat, behind the back seat and in the trunk lid. Both have the wider spacing. I have not taken a picture of the panel behind the rear seat but it does have the sam pattern.
Rather than have a long narrow strip of the striped material just under the jack shaft I made it wider and slid one side under the bottom metal cover of the trunk opening. I think the sample I have originated from Rick but it was sent to me by Tom Georgeson a long time ago. My Cord is an early production unit with Serial No 810 1586 A which probably accounts for the different pattern. My car had never been restored so I don't think the striped material had been changed.

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28 Sep 2019 02:17 #38459 by john mccall
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Terry'
You are very lucky to have a car that hasn't been messed with. There are very few out there with as much original material as you have. Most people would have had to go to Rick to get as much info as was still in your car.
At the Auburn reunion this year I talked with one of our directors about what the club might be doing to start gathering up any information such as Rick had in his many original pics of details of the interior and trunk trim that is invaluable when trying to restore a Cord. The reply was to the effect that I should compose an article to send to the editor of the Newsletter on this subject to garner support for club moving in this direction.
This was a disappointing answer for me. It seems like a no-brainer that this info needs to be preserved for the good of the club and the members, to more easily allow the members to restore and preserve their cars, I believe the Directors and elected officers need to take the initiative now before Ricks and others files are lost.
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28 Sep 2019 03:23 #38460 by Jonathan Richards
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I would like to express full support for the sentiments of John McCall sent to Terry Cockerell today. Why do we have to have some committee or other bureaucratic process before the ACD Club officers and directors can move to preserve this and other valuable materials and knowledge about our machines? We elect these representatives to lead and act , not to form some committee or write some article in the Newsletter to "garner support" for what should be , as John McCall says , a no-brainer. Comments anyone??

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28 Sep 2019 07:16 #38462 by Terry Cockerell
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Hi John McCall and Jack Richards.
Yes, I have been very fortunate with the amount of original material my Cord contained plus the help of many fine members of our club some of whom are no longer with us to restore my Cord. Rick Hulett shared with me a wealth of information on original Cords that he photographed over many years. I have everything he sent me stored in emails. It is there for others to use too. I suppose we do need somebody to collate it all. I am open to suggestions.

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28 Sep 2019 14:14 #38463 by 1748 S
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I tend to agree with the feelings expressed here about collecting and saving information. Henry Portz comes to mind. I DID send a message to the B.O.D..... But got no answer either way.We can purchase information sheets from Stan about many areas of the 810 812 Cord cars. Why can't our club do the same??? I have purchased several information sheets over the years from Stan.Some go back to 1976 and they were ruff copies to say the least. But having something is better than guessing. If a "group" of members are REQUIRED for this please count me in. But matbe some judges would be a better group too.I bet Mark and Tim would like to look at the records of Henry Portz.I know I sure would. Information is power. The more information we have the more power we have to make decisions.

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28 Sep 2019 15:43 - 28 Sep 2019 15:43 #38465 by johnmereness
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Maybe we need a Rick Hulett interior photography page on the website ?

I also think we should add an original factory photography and new car photography page divided into A, C , & D and grouped by key model years (ex Auburn 1934 - 1936) - I would be pleased to moderate such.

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