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    Adam, glad to see the under the trunk shot. You're right, that looks a lot like the color on Hank's car. Hope you're enjoying her...

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    Adam, I am beginnig to believe that size does matter to you. [img]<>/grin.gif[/img] Congratulations and I look forward to following the restoration of it as I always have the detailing of your previouos cars. Factory air, man that is gonna be nice. She's gonna be beautiful!!! [img]<>/smile.gif[/img]

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    Bigger is better! [img]<>/laugh.gif[/img]

    It seems I am going to need to invest in a cut-off wheel...and lots of replacement blades. Every nut and bolt/screw is rusted solid.
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    Re: 1958 Limited Four Door Riviera

    Ripped the seats out today...and vacuumed another 30 lbs of crap off the floors. I can actually see how much rot I have now.

    The front seat was as heavy as the entire front clip of a Camaro!











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    Re: 1958 Limited Four Door Riviera

    Hey Adam, Is that a heater running across the floor under the front seats?
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    That would be the under seat heater tube and coils
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    Re: 1958 Limited Four Door Riviera

    Nice. My family used to own a 55 with the under seat heater, and my 56 does not have an under seat heater. I just assumed 55 was the last year for those.
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    I was stumped by the appearance of the heater line. I had never seen or heard of one prior to seeing that. That was the only thing that made sense, though.

    Now I REALLY need more room. This is going to be a tough job in a 2-car garage, having to share space with another beastie. I may have to figure something else out about the storage situation.
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    Re: 1958 Limited Four Door Riviera

    This car does look like it will take quite a bit of work to cut then fabricate and install new patch panels. Wish we could be there to help you.
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    Re: 1958 Limited Four Door Riviera

    Not much to report..

    This is the pile of dirt and crapola that came out of the inside of the door.




    I have half of the dash apart, but it looks like I'll be waiting until I can pull the steering column to remove the rest of the pieces.




    Every door panel looks as bad as this one. Ugh.

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    Re: 1958 Limited Four Door Riviera

    Adam, if you need any parts, like rust free doors and good interior pieces, let me know. I just sold my 4 door Limited parts car and he is for sure parting it out.

    Keep us updated!

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    Re: 1958 Limited Four Door Riviera

    I would love the contact info for him. Thanks...
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    Re: 1958 Limited Four Door Riviera

    Adam, sent you a PM.

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    Re: 1958 Limited Four Door Riviera

    Just bringing this thread back up so I can keep it in my head. I haven't had much time to work on anything this season. Pretty frustrating...

    Bought a mig welder yesterday so I can start piecing this body back together. It came with an auto-darkening mask! Pretty sleek [img]<>/cool.gif[/img]
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    Looking at all that rust makes me wanna dig into my 42 sedan, I cant wait but need to get back on my Maxwell this winter or I may never do it---LOVE BUICKS TOO MUCH NOW ! Good luck.
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    Re: 1958 Limited Four Door Riviera

    I had the whole day to work on the car...for once.

    I started by welding in a patch in the passenger side floor. It turned out ok, but I quickly found out I'll have to cut out a lot more to get to good metal. I kept burning through the existing stuff. I gave up and started over after a couple hours of fighting it.

    I took the doors off after I figured out my basement storage situation. Everything on this car is just so bulky...I need a lot of room to store all the parts.





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    Re: 1958 Limited Four Door Riviera

    I just realized that CARS carries the floor pan sections. Has anyone used these, and how much of the floor do they cover? (I'll ask this on the 58 forum, too)
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    Re: 1958 Limited Four Door Riviera

    Adam:
    How about classicfabrication.com? They make a number of floor pans for Buicks and other makes and they do list 1958.
    Keep those pics coming.
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    Dave, do you know if this is the same outfit that is selling the floor pans on ebay?


    I took my door panels and all the other interior stuff (sans seats) to a friend this afternoon to see what he could do for me. It sounds like he'll be able to get everything done the way it needs to be...at a very reasonable price, too. He's also a member of this forum [img]<>/smile.gif[/img]
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    Re: 1958 Limited Four Door Riviera

    Adam: Don't know for sure. Can you direct me to a site? I assume you've been to Classic Fabrication's website. I seem to recall postings on the Forum.
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    Re: 1958 Limited Four Door Riviera

    Adam: I'm not convinced it is the same. One is in Detroit, the other is in South Carolina. Lots of the parts appear to be the same, though. Hope someone else knows for certain.
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    Adam,
    I have used the Classic Fabrications product for floors in the 1950 Buick. Very happy with them and sure easier then making your own.
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    Re: 1958 Limited Four Door Riviera

    Thanks guys! Looks like I'll be getting a few floor panels.
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