Restored Auto Parts Gallery
1953 Desoto Mopar Radio
Every now and again, I come across a deal too good to be true. In this case it was a lot of 140 car radios mostly from the 1950s-60s. This Mopar model 821 had been on a shelf collecting dust and dirt, the dial indicator had turned black. Proper cleaning and restoration of the dial face resulted in this unit being sold on eBay within hours of its listing.
1950 Cadillac Selector Radio
Another radio which has nice features yet had missing tubes, cut wiring and was destined for scrap. This Delco Selector came from a 1950 Cadillac and was in pieces when I got it. After finding the front and rear covers along with the original speaker, I had it on a shelf for some time and decided to turn it into a piece for decoration. The case has been painted with silver "hammered" paint and the dial face was removed and the chrome polished. It could be restored and put back in use but it would need a lot of parts that is missing. Still it is a great piece for decoration in your shop or office.
1992 Buick Roadmaster 350 V8 Right Exhaust Manifold
Original manifold had flange studs which had become so rusted, there were no threads to hold the y-pipe tight to the flange despite changing the seal. A new replacement manifold is around $165-200 so I had some luck finding this manifold at a local U-Pull-It which was laying in the trunk of a 1990 Chevy Caprice along with its original 305 engine which had been torn down. The heat shield had some issues with the front bolt hole twisted and the rear bolt having a frozen nut. The whole unit was blasted, the bolt removed and front hole of the heat shield repaired. The A.I.R. tube was cleaned and polished. I decided not to paint the manifold since it was going on our shop vehicle for daily use.
1964 Chevrolet Impala Fuel Filler
Years of use can take its toll on any given part. Even a common fuel filler neck has hundreds if not thousands of gallons of gas going through it during each the tank is filled. Original bare galvanized metal becomes pitted from dirt, rainwater and other materials simply because it's open even though it's under the car. Still it's just as easy to blast, fill the pitted areas and repaint with a durable outdoor hammer finish and top it off with a new connecting hose & refurbished original gas cap long since discontinued from GM. A little spit and polish on the collar makes it look a bit better as well.
1964 Chevrolet Impala Hood Hinges
Cleaned, blasted, primed and painted black with the springs painted aluminum.