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Fitting Fenders: Saved by shims

In the beginning, it was business as usual. With the car’s weight on its suspension and even tire inflation, a bottle jack was positioned under the sagging passenger’s side frame horn. Then a long level was laid across the shanks of the upper bumper studs.

What started out as a standard, straight-forward procedure in our ’31 Cadillac project took a surprising twist in the form of a twisted front fender. More »

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Superstorm Sandy: A Hurricane & the Hobby

Although the Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey still stands, the inside is devastated from mud and salt water damage following Hurricane Sandy. The building will have to be gutted and restored and the cars rebuilt or scrapped.

After 12 long years, the Vintage Car Club of Ocean County finally fulfilled its dream of opening a car museum in Point Pleasant, N.J., on Sept. 15. Less than three weeks later, that dream washed out to sea, almost literally, when Hurricane Sandy came crashing into the United States’ East Coast on Oct. 29. Just one example of the superstorm’s impact on the old car hobby. More »

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