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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    BTT
    1953 Buick Super 56C convertible
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

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    Only a Buick could handle larger plates....
    Nicely said...

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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

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    1953 Buick Super 56C convertible
    1972 Corvette LT1 convertible
    1985 El Camino
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    2002 Chrysler 300M Special

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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Showing off my Best of Show trophy. El Cajon, CA Cruise nite 25 August 2012
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    1985 El Camino
    2000 Corvette LS1 convertible
    2002 Chrysler 300M Special

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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Congratulation!
    Chris Gossweiler
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    First off....what trophy???!! All I see is mini skirt!! LOL! Just kidding Bill. Congrats on the win. Now I just have to ask. What is going on with all of the Star Wars characters in the background?
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Quote Originally Posted by shadetree77 View Post
    First off....what trophy???!! All I see is mini skirt!! LOL! Just kidding Bill. Congrats on the win. Now I just have to ask. What is going on with all of the Star Wars characters in the background?
    You have to squint to see past those mini's....
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    Just love it when a Buick takes best of show. We need a thread just for that!

    John C. De Fiore BCA # 3757
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Bill:

    I can only say one thing about your car, WOW!!
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Quote Originally Posted by John 1956 View Post
    Just love it when a Buick takes best of show. We need a thread just for that!
    John:


    Great idea for a thread.

    Do you want to start it?
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    I would love to start one. But alas, none of my cars has ever taken best of show. I have never had any of my cars judged at a BCA event and I have never won any top quality awards.

    John C. De Fiore BCA # 3757
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    69 GS 400: Convertible Added in 2003 :rolleyes:
    69 Electra Limited 2 dr. bought 1995 or so. Sold March 2009!
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    78 Estate Wagon: added 10-2008 :cool:
    95 Riviera Supercharged: added May 1998. Sold September 2006
    06 Lacrosse CXL Purchased July 4th 2006. Traded in Aug 2013
    2013 Regal GS acquired Aug 2013 ( thanks to the La Crosse)

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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Awesome color combination. She's a real beauty.

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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Bill: The car is located in Ohio west of Akron and I'm going to finally see if I can purchase it.

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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

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    Bill: The car is located in Ohio west of Akron and I'm going to finally see if I can purchase it.
    Good luck. Keep me posted.

    Bill
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    Hooray! Congratulations!
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Bill,

    I enjoyed following your restoration project from the beginning to the addition of the fender skirts. Your car looks fantastic from all the love and hard work you and your garage buddies did during restoration.

    I have a 52' Buick Super that I want to add skirts to and was interested in what you found for your 53' Super Convertible. Are they metal or fiberglass?

    Don (2Buicks)

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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Quote Originally Posted by 2Buicks View Post
    Bill,

    I enjoyed following your restoration project from the beginning to the addition of the fender skirts. Your car looks fantastic from all the love and hard work you and your garage buddies did during restoration.

    I have a 52' Buick Super that I want to add skirts to and was interested in what you found for your 53' Super Convertible. Are they metal or fiberglass?

    Don (2Buicks)
    Hi Don,

    They are fiberglass. I thought they would be easier to handle than steel. The clips that come with them don't work as well as they could. They are little 'c' clamps that are not deep enough to grab both the fender and the skirt too well. A fellow in Hemet, Ca is a good source for either fiber glass or steel.
    Bill
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    More congratulations are in order...... Just finally cured the rear main seal leak on fourth try. Used rope style seal soaked in oil and maybe a little more carefully. I think a rope had been used before w/o success. I don't care now as long as it keeps dry. (Car was finished in 2010.....)
    Bill
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

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    My nephew just found a pix of my first '53 taken in 1957, with me in it!!!
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Cool!! Or thought we were.

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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Quote Originally Posted by First Born View Post
    Cool!! Or thought we were.

    Ben
    Yep!

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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    Great Shot Bill !!
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    Bill, you need to recreate that shot.
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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    This COMPLETED project needs to move near top of thread,,,, I think....

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    Re: 1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible

    News Report: This Buick is destined to have Power Steering installed soon!!!!!!
    1953 Buick Super 56C convertible
    1972 Corvette LT1 convertible
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