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Posted By: John Quilter
Posted On: Friday March 1, 2019 at 1:33 PM
Saving a '47 Oldsmobile
A few weeks ago I posted about a group of quite damaged Conquest, Madison, SMTS models being offered on EBay, some individually and some in groups of 7. I bid on the two '47 Madison Oldsmobiles and won the four door 66. Someone just out bid me on the two door fast back. These two were some of the less severely damaged items. Now I have received it and put it though a repair program that included all new door handles, one wiper, hood ornament, headlamp and side moldings. Some of the bare metal foil needed a redo and the split white walls filled in. Finishing with a good polish.

Now I wonder who bid on the other batches of damaged ones and if they will be remarketed individually as damaged or someone will attempt repairs as I did. And as a side note the EBay seller did no better packaging job getting this item to me and it was a miracle it was not further damaged. I attempted to politely educate him on the proper handling of heavy, rare and potentially valuable white metal models.

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Saving a '47 Oldsmobile by John Quilter #25476
A good restoration! Such a success should bring real satisfaction. You earned it! Congratulations. (EOM) by David Holcombe #25476.1
And the two tone blue fits the car perfectly! Well done. (EOM) by Don Anderson #25476.2
Nice job, John. It’s rewarding to bring model back to life. Thanks for posting your fine result. (EOM) by David Knight #25476.3
Looks great. Excellent restoration. Curious. How did you recreate the body side trim? (EOM) by John Merritt #25476.4
Solder, I have many different thicknesses on hand for my by John Quilter #25476.4.1

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