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  • Forgotten Metropolitan

    Rather than build a new car, I sorted through the neglected, poor performing & otherwise forgotten cars on my shelf.
    I found this old Nash I built around 5 years ago....It's been through 2 motor upgrades & various band aid fixes
    in the I thought I'd have one more go at it......
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    Tore it all apart, soaked the chassis in acetone to remove all the old paint.
    Removed a bunch of bits & pieces that had no business being on the chassis.
    Cleaned up some solder gobs from leftover modifications & straightened some bent pieces.
    Added a new guide tongue, & installed the 3rd motor upgrade..(a Jaws this time)
    Trued all the tires , dressed up the engine compartment a bit & added a new rod or two
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    Stripped & sanded the body, added a couple of updates & painted with yellow Ace Hardware enamel over white primer.
    Gave it a new stance, dressed it up with some similar, but new graphics, covered with a coat of floor polish & voila.
    I like it now. It's a runner (Only took 5 years )..................Brew
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  • #2
    Dave, I always enjoy seeing your cars, amazing work.


    • #3
      Looks good! Real good!

      Why doesn't my car run like that?



      • #4
        I remember the contest to "name that car body". I lost. I was sure it was a Karmann Ghia, then, too late, I saw the little woopdedoos on the door window sills.


        • #5
          The contest was to identify another Nash.....This "Bathtub" Ambassador.

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          • #6
            where in the world do you get these things?


            • #7
              I missed the Ambassador. I had a girlfriend once who had a Rambler American- with the seats that flattened out to make a double bed!


              • #8
                i had two of 'em- a '65 with a flathead and a three-on-the-tree with a crashbox low, and a '66 OHV synchro on the tree with overdrive. yep the seats.


                • #9
                  Your builds always pull my eye in!


                  • #10
                    hi Bill


                    • Bill from NH
                      Bill from NH commented
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                      Hi Speedy, how are things? One of my mother's older friends in Maine had a Metropolitan in the 50's. I use to ask her if she parked it in her house trailer.

                    • SpeedyNH
                      SpeedyNH commented
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                      wasn't that the box it came in? i'm good thanks.

                      actually i was trying to say hi to MM.

                    • Bill from NH
                      Bill from NH commented
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                      Too many Bills? I did ignore you for a couple days before I responded because no one else did. <LOL>