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Re: [oletrucks] Show Quality Questions

To: "Wayne Osborne" <wayne@chevytrucks.org>, <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Show Quality Questions
From: "tcape" <tcape@weblnk.net>
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2000 12:43:53 -0400
Absolutely wonderful message, Wayne.  To me, you have captured the true
spirit of why I own an oletruck.  Thanks for putting it into such good
Tom Caperton
'47 2nd 3100

----- Original Message -----
From: "Wayne Osborne" <wayne@chevytrucks.org>
To: <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2000 10:38 AM
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Show Quality Questions

> I used to go to local car shows but found that the judging can be very
> skewed, to the point that I don't really go any more. I was gassing up
> recently and an older gentlemen came up and started talking about the old
> chevy truck he used to have---of course it was just like mine... We had a
> good 30 minute conversation about the trucks, he made me feel so good and
> proud to own my truck as he viewed it for what it was--not the fact that i
> haven't spend 20k on it but just the fact that I owned it and valued it
> what it was. He was amazed at all the shiny chrome on the engine and was
> just in awe. Should've seen his face when I told him to crawl in and fire
> it up, I could just see the memories flying through his head... This to me
> was and will always be, worth more than any trophy I could get at a
> show.... Wayne
> At 06:55 AM 4/21/00 -0500, you wrote:
> >I don't know if we have anyone here that knows, but if so, I would sure
> >appreciate the help..
> >
> >I am at a crossroads where assembly is starting and my goal is to make
> >a Show quality truck. Of course I want it to be the best there is and so
> >have many questions. I wish we had a judge we could ask but I am certain
> >that most of you will know at least some of these questions..
> >
> >1) Which is preferable to a judge and also to preserve and restore...
> >individually primering and painting every nut, bolt and washer painted in
> >its natural color, or zinc plating? I have all the small parts bead
> >and can go either way. I have done some primering and painting of the
> >parts, but not enough where I could change course. I DO feel very
> >about preserving these small parts in some way.
> >
> >2) There are certain parts that are confusing as far as color scheme..
> >example, the bell housing is painted with cast iron color (cast blast)
> >the small access plate on the bell housing was made out of sheet metal so
> >wouldnt it be colored natural sheet metal color (same question for the
> >housing cover)? Also, the water pump is cast iron color (or is it the
> >gray) but the water pump pulley.. shouldnt that be black?
> >
> >The last question is I have to wonder since I have never been to a
> >car show in competition is exactly how much does the judge know? I am
> >they are experts, but maybe not on particular models. Maybe these
> >details are not all that important? Would be awful nice to be able to
> >with a judge. I know that I have seen the results of some of the smaller
> >shows where the public judges and what I have seen is very unfair.. the
> >with the fulton visors, spotlight, huge whitewalls, chrome all over the
> >place gets the win. Authenticity is what I am going for but I already
> >that will be marked down in some competitions. Anyone knowing this info
> >please respond.
> >
> >Thanks again!
> >
> >Deve
> >50 3100
> >49 3600
> >www.speedprint.com/Deves50/index.html
> >
> >
> >oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
> >
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