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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Congratulations, I love that color combo. Hope to see it somewhere ?
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Debut at GoodGuys Show at Del Mar, CA on 9,10,11 April. It will be inside one of the buildings at the fairgrounds.

    Thanks,
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Bill, to put it simply - FABULOUS!!!!
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Certainly an inspiration to folks like me....

    Great work...you must be very proud.
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Quote Originally Posted by Madden View Post
    Debut at GoodGuys Show at Del Mar, CA on 9,10,11 April. It will be inside one of the buildings at the fairgrounds.

    Thanks,
    Bill
    Good Luck Bill !
    I'm sure you'll bring home some hardware. Look forward to the pixs.
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Bill, good luck with the first official showing. I am proud to be included in your "Buick Gang". I am sure the others are as well.

    Good luck Buddy.
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    Thumbs up Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Excellent work Bill. She is indeed a beauty. What most don't realize is that Bill had some serious health issues during this restoration but never let it get him down enough to stop the process. I wonder if perhaps it was actually good therapy. Look forward to a report from the Good Guys show.
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    I want to thank everyone for their great comments. Lamar, I just talked to Les awhile ago. Need to bring the car home today from the show. Took lots of pics but some need cleanup b4 posting. Had acouple great chats with Gary Ghoulson. That was the highlight of the show for me. Got lots of raves on the Buick. Gawd, that makes me feel good! Will do more later......

    Bill
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    As always Bill, a pleasure talking with ya this morning.
    Good to hear you & Anne are enjoying the show & getting the "thumbs up".
    You deserve it, a stunning restoration!
    Looking forward to the pixs !
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Bill, I enjoyed meeting you yesterday and getting a first hand look at your spectacular 53. Although this show was mostly rod/ custom/ modified cars, it was exciting to see the crowds around your original Buick.
    It was all very inspiring . . . I cant wait to get started on my 53.
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    More pixs from the Buick's first car show at Del Mar Goodguys.
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Bill, I just went back to the beginning and looked at the pictures of the '53 from when you first got it. Wow, what an accomplishment when you see it all at one sitting. Just a beautiful automobile and so much patience.

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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Bill, congratulations, she looks lovely. Though I'm biaised of course!

    You have done a wonderful job. Love the alloy dress up parts.

    Cheers
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Just some purty interior pixs.......
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    Hey Bill,

    I looked at your car from your link in your email. I've joined the club but could not get it to recognize your name to give you the credit for referring me.

    Your Buick looks get!! You do superb work. I'll probably be picking your brain from time to time, hope you don't mind.

    Right now I'm collecting the parts I need for my restoration/custom rebuild. "Petiful Pearl" my 1952 Buick 2 door HT Roadmaster Riviera (76R)is in sad shape. In the future I'll probably have a lot of parts to sell. I'm replacing the drive train and maybe the complete frame to make it very fun drive.

    Let me know if you have anything extra that you think I could use in my build.

    Really hope you get your car finished soon so you can enjoy this summer.

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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Bill,

    I feel really stupid! Guess I didn't get all the way thru your Postings. To my surprise your car is done and loooooks Fantastic!!!

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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    I have a inside mirror hanger for convertible or hardtop and a pair of vent window deflectors, in excellent condition. Anyone need?

    Bill
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillMadden View Post
    Still feel poorly, but have made progress, with the help of my buddies Tim Brown and Dick Ponce. Hoping it won't be long before the 'new engine/tranny' are tested.
    'Before I'm gone'..... I better mention Dick Sweeney also helped install the engine and debug a few things. There! you happy now Dick.
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    Sure is a nice shirt to wear to an engine installation!
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    ...and still able to hold a coffee in one hand at the same time!
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Who knows that's coffee. You notice he's hanging onto that cherry picker awful tight!!!




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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Getting back closer to stock. Original valley cover back on with draft tube.
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Looks great Bill.....get out there and put some miles on it
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Bill, it was a real thrill to see the car at the Good Guys show.

    Beautiful work!

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    Too bad about that valley cover Bill. It was quite unique. But it's still an awesome Super.

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