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About 1957buickjim

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    Generally looking for Fun and a good time! Love cars and working on them.

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  1. 1957buickjim

    57 caballero project

    Have you tried to adjust it? It does require that when you install it on the column. The method is in the shop manual in the Signal Section near the end of the manual.
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    57 windshield wiper

    That's the McGyver way to do it! Way to go Lance! I'm gonna try that stuff as well.
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    My 57 Buick special project

    Steele Rubber has a kit for you car. They are pretty much in line. I've used Steele for my weatherstrips on both my vehicles. Fit and look factory like. As for paint, I went through TCP Global. They have a section called Auto Color Library, where you can look up the factory color paint of your car, and order it in various types (Lacquer, Enamel, SS Urethane, Base coat/ClearCoat) A lot less costly then what you are working with, and the paint matches the factory color chart really well. website is TCPGlobal.com. Hope this helps.
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    1958 Caballero

    Michael, I found these pictures in my files. Hope they help. Jim
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    1957 Roadmaster - not mine - $8,000

    Are you sure its not 8K rupees? That seems more in the ball park...or cricket field..LOL
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    1957 Estate Wagon

    From Hagerty Valuation Guide. $$$ in > $$$ Sold with this one. Parts car maybe. No road trip in my future for this one..and no roof rack!!
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    My 57 Buick special project

    Mack, Here is a picture of the rear suspension with the panhard bar on my 57 Sedan.
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    My 57 Buick special project

    Mack, It is supposed to be straight. That is quite the curvature on that panhard bar. I would try to find a replacement for that one. I'm quite sure someone on the forum has one for a 57 available. On the otherside, your progress is looking great! I wish my wagon was at that level right now... Jim
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    How to do a frame on restoration?

    Hi Larry, What a cool car! Sounds like you have a good start on things for sure! Don't worry about dei ( Doug).He is a great guy and I know him personally and he is an avid car guy with many makes. He is just letting you know that you are on a Buick forum with mostly (ok 99%) Buick owners, not so much T-birds. But however, if you want to know more about a frame on restoration, I am more than happy to provide you any guidance I can. You can email me at 1957buickjim@gmail.com. Hopefully, I can help you with your quest, and if not, point you in the right direction. I have often though about doing a T-Bird (1956/57) so I would be more than happy to help you. Let me know. Jim
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    1957 1958 glove box door, metal or padded

    Pete, If 'm not mistaken, there is a curvature to the metal on the parts, so perhaps just a brake, shears and a spot welder may not be all you need. Just something to consider.
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    57 body bolt length ?

    Mack, Not sure about the bolt length, I'll try to find it tonight. As for the body mounts, why don't you just buy the ones from Bob's Automobilia or CARS. They already have the steel sleeve molded in and are the right thickness / height for the car. It would save you a lot of work and trial by error with the mount height / fit to the frame. Just a suggestion. More to follow.
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    57 wagon rear window problem

    Nice job! I'll have to remember that when I'm putting mine back together.
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    57 wagon rear window problem

    Hate to tell you, but there is no diagram. Best if you took pictures while you were removing it and could reference them with the notes you took while did-assembling the trim. The clip access holes have to be drilled through the window seal all the way along, and then install the clips on the trim, install the trim clips through the holes into the inside of the liftgate, then install the barrel nuts to tighten the trim down. That is what you will need to do to get the trim to snug up against the seal and glass. Good luck!
  14. Mike, You can get one made if you have a pattern, like the passenger door. They are the same design. It is flat, tempered glass and any automotive glass place should be able to make it for you. The green tinting is an automotive standard. This is a lot better option than used glass. Hope that helps.