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JANUARY 2019 THE SHOP 43 WOODGRAIN BY ESTES Woodgrain by Estes of Lafayette, Indiana specializes in reproducing original grain patterns that automakers used on dash- boards, window surrounds and other classic car parts. The company's secret is using the original equipment, which Estes purchased from the National Cash Register Company. Estes has several hundred plates, each of which provides a different, original-style grain pattern. The end result is a wood- grained part that looks just like it did when it left the factory years ago. GOLDFIELD TRIM Goldfield Trim & Upholstery restores soft trim items on antique automobiles, including interiors and convertible tops. The company specializes in factory original restorations, and Goldfield Trim interiors are handcrafted using standard upholstery techniques. Period-correct foun- dation material and padding are used when available. Early horseless carriage seating is hand- stuffed with curled hair using appropriate tacks, fasteners and finishing strips. Con- vertible tops for early vehicles are custom- made to each vehicle, if it can be brought to the trim shop in Des Moines, Iowa. Owner Gary Martin is a graduate of the auto restoration program at McPherson College. Woodgrain by Estes specializes in repro- ducing original woodgrain patterns. MADE IN USA START YOUR ENGINE Trusted torsional vibration analysis & viscous damper development to major OEMs and production engine builders. q Reduce ris� of cran�sha� & oil pump failure. r Reduce bearing wear. s Release lost torque & horsepower. t Maintenance free. Install a Fluidampr ® Performance Damper Early in Your Engine Build Engine Build: Mike Mavrigian (716) 592-1000 • Spec. 18.1 Certified

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