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The door dolly is used to lift the door to the correct height and roll the door into place so it can be mounted on the two hinges that have also been removed and painted. “You’re eliminating another guy’s labor and now you can raise it, lower it, move it in and out by yourself. When it’s in raw steel (not painted yet), this thing is really handy. You don’t have to worry about the door banging off the cowl and scratching anything because it’s all just raw metal. But it is a time-saver, for a shop anyway. This dolly is really a nice thing to have for a shop,” said Ken’s Klassics shop foreman T.J. Krueger. “Then you can’t blame your buddy for helping you put a door on and chipping something.”

Tips and tricks to make your next door assembly easier

Mounting door hinges and hanging doors is one of those restoration steps that professionals — such as the guys at Ken’s Klassics in Muscoda, Wis. — make look easy. But as many novices can attest, it can be a frustrating job, especially for first-timers, and frought with trial-and-error learning.

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First glance at Raleigh Auction: Low Miles = Huge Smiles

Photo and Report submitted by Charles H. Farley Unrestored, original examples with documented low miles was the formula that led to huge smiles from the buyers, the sellers and the Auctions America LLC staff at the Raleigh Classic, held Dec. 7 and 8 at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. A bevy of low mileage,...

After five hours of work, Cleer was finally able to retrieve the Ford from hiding. It was in remarkably good condition and exactly how his uncle had built it.

Ford Find: Fan finds uncle’s long-lost ’46 hiding in barn

When Richard Cleer of Ipava, Ill., found the 1946 Ford five-passenger coupe his uncle had hot-rodded in the 1950s just 25 miles from his home, he was actually following a lead to a 1939 flathead engine for another car. The barn was so overgrown with vines, trees and tall grass, it would have...

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Car of the Week: 1956 Mercury Montclair

For the most part, Jim Miller's 1956 Mercury Montclair appears to be pretty much a stock machine. But something isn’t quite right about the roof. It looks like the roof of a Ford Crown Victoria, the Montclair’s more celebrated stablemate from the 1950s.

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21st Century Orphans find home at Iola 2012

By Phil Hall For 2012, 21st Century Orphans will take over the feature tent and display areas to the south of the F+W Media building for the July 12-15 event in Iola, Wis. But what in the world are the 21st Century Orphans that are being celebrated as the theme of the 40th Annual...

The sale also featured 50 cars, including a 2011 Pebble Beach class-winning 1936 Ford Model 48 Cabriolet which brought $396,000 (below). The unique car features coachwork by Gläser and a 1935 model-year front end. Photo courtesy of RM Auctions

RM sells 50 cars from Dingman Collection

RM Auctions rang up $9.88 million in sales with 100 percent of all lots sold at its Dingman Collection 2012 auction in Hamption, N.H., June 9-10. The Dingman Collection represented many years of careful and meticulous acquisition by prominent businessman, investor and philanthropist, Michael Dingman, a former Ford Motor Co. director. The sale lifted...

Symco Shakedown rumbles into town Aug. 10-11

The Iola Old Car Show and the Vintage Military Show aren’t the only hip automotive events to hit the greater Iola, Wis., area. The Symco Shakedown rumbles the tiny town of Symco, Wis., with throaty pipes, chirping cheater slicks and the twang of guitars every August. This year’s event will be held Aug. 10-11,...

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James Dean 1949 Mercury ‘won’ in wager

During the height of the baseball season, the California Automobile Museum of Sacramento and the National Automobile Museum in Reno entered into a friendly wager around a 16-game series pitting the local minor league baseball team, the River Cats, against the Reno Aces. The bet was that the auto museum in the city of...