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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    This car is now very close to going to the Interior shop for installation of all soft parts. I have trouble believing it.... and its happening only with the help of my friends Dick Ponce and Tim Brown, neighbors and relatives.
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    That's a nice garage making it more enjoyable to go into for restoration work.

    I have never had the support of friends in my restoration work - nor have I had friends that needed my help in restoring their cars. It was always my hope in this hobby to get those "buds" so we could restore 2-3 cars and drink beers and spend time in the garage.

    I hope you can bring this car to Iowa next year for the Nationals.

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    Bill, great talking to you tonight. Your car is looking spectacular!!! Can't wait to start on mine some day. I'll send you some pics of the other cars I told you about.
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Your car looks great! I am just starting the restoration on mine. I have a question maybe you can answer. I am attempting to remove the rear fenders and cannot get access to some of the bolts on the top side. How did you get the ones on yours off?. Also, how did you restore the checkerboard like finish on the dash? Thanks, Tim

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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Quote Originally Posted by buickconvert53 View Post
    Your car looks great! I am just starting the restoration on mine. I have a question maybe you can answer. I am attempting to remove the rear fenders and cannot get access to some of the bolts on the top side. How did you get the ones on yours off?. Also, how did you restore the checkerboard like finish on the dash? Thanks, Tim
    If you remember, I have a lift......, and long arms. And the covering for the dash is a vinyl sheeting called Dy-Nox, which can be purchased and applied. There is usally an ad in Hemmings for this material.

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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Thanks for the info., at this point in the restoration I have alot of questions.

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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Thanks, once again I did not look deep enough before asking the question. I did get the fenders off.

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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Another milestone!! This is a running Buick again. Still awaiting new interior, but not obvious in these new pixs. Very few issues left other than interior.

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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Hey, that car is beautiful! Nice job.

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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    She's a real Beauty........remind me not to park beside ya! LOL
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    CONGRATS BROTHER ON THE BUILD

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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Hi Bill , Where is the picture of me working on your car ? LOL You should post a picture of your Corvetts as well - I am sure the guys/gals would like to see them .One of my ole partners in the patrol car was driving his Corvette at age 87 = Owning and driving one of those things just keeps you young at any age ! You have Two ! Keep up the good work my friend and dont hesitate to call if you need help with the car again ! I must say however that your ole story of " My wife is going to help me remove the transmission " to suck me in is getting old ! LOL Take care
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Riviera View Post
    Keep up the good work my friend and dont hesitate to call if you need help with the car again ! I must say however that your ole story of " My wife is going to help me remove the transmission " to suck me in is getting old ! LOL Take care
    WHAT???!!! Doesn't everybody's wives help pull transmissions? Sure they do!!! That's our story and we need to stick to it, OK?
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Finally back from upholstery. Please view the final product!! Don't have pix with top up yet.....

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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Bill, It looks fantastic - it is so great to see this car saved, and to be brought back to life in such a big way. Great Job!!! As you know, I knew this car before it's misfortune, and got to see it after - what you have done to it is spectacular.
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Bill...'Bout time

    As I've said in our many emails & phone calls over the last couple of years "Well done & well deserved" An outstanding job! Congrats!!

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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Bill,

    I know I have told you before but you have done a very splendid job giving this car another 50 years or so. Thanks for letting our "gang" in for the premier pictures. It was nice seeing these pics before the general public.

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    Stunning, Bill!!!
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    Drool....
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Interior finished!!!
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    I am so envious! Fantastic.

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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Once again Bill, That's One Beautiful 53!!!! Of course you & I are a tad bias
    You've done an outstanding restoration!
    Hope you & Ann enjoy many carefree miles cruz'in.
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Yep, what Les said!

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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Bill I do believe that's the nicest spare I've ever seen...
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