Posted by duncan (184.108.40.206) on February 20, 2005 at 11:58:51:
In Reply to: Re: 1970 Superior Sideloader Going on Sale posted by duncan on February 17, 2005 at 16:31:09:
Here's some more info that I sent out to some people who had emailed me:
The body work that was done was probably bondo. There was rust on the front side fenders, about 6-12 inches wide, 6 inches tall, and some little rust spots along the front of the hood. It looks great now. One of the rear brakelight plastic housings is cracked, and has been since before I bought the car, but works fine and has no sign of actually braking.
The paint job was Earl Sheib's standard, with black metallic. Both the car and the roof are painted that color, giving it a slightly different look than other hearses, where the body paint is different than the vinyl looking roof (the roof's not vinyl, it just has that appearance from whatever treatment the manufacturer gave it). The body paint is good but it is chipped in a couple places on the driver's side. Not very noticable but still sucks the same. It happened when I got lazy and took it through a drive-thru automatic car wash.
The interior of the car is pretty clean. The front floor carpet needs replacement. The black leather upholstery looked good when I bought the car, but I have cow print fake fur seat covers and floor mats on her since I don't like the feel of leather. The doors all close well and the locks work.
All interior lights work fine, and operate by an interior switch, mounted on the dash. Their is also another button mounted on the dash which operates the horn, which works well, and is a deep loud sound. The original horn button, in the steering wheel, does not work. The speedometer and all guages/warning lights work. The car cruises smoothly at least up to 90mph (I haven't taken her higher than that) and has good brakes (for stopping, power braking, and even squealing the tires a bit). The power steering works well and there's not a leak puddle from oil, transmission, or anything else in my driveway, where she's been parked in the same spot day after day.
I also have a few decals on the windows, that can easily be removed with a razor blade. Three on the back: one of a zombie girl with bongo drums, another of a gun moll/mobster girl with a tommy gun, and another that simply says "Wednesday" (the last one I will be removing before selling anyway since I consider that my name for her). On the front windshield, there are two identical decals of bats, one in each upper corner.
The personalized plate that I have on the car reads CFN NAIL and is California plate, registered in October. If you want the plate, it'll cost $200 more than the selling price of the car, since I had planned on keeping it for a future car.
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