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  1. This Just Ruined My Day.....

    I was well aware he was commenting on the owner of the car in question. If that's his opinion, I say it's MINE, to say, WHO IS HE TO CALL SOMEONE AN IDIOT. I will leave it at that. Dale in Indy
  2. This Just Ruined My Day.....

    To call the owner an IDIOT, is just wrong. We as owners have the right to do what we like, YOU can say you don’t like the mod, but to call him an IDIOT, poor choice of words, and simply WRONG We have beat this topic to death in the past, allow those that wish to do their own thing do their thing. I’m all for your decision to be a purist, that’s your right, so is deciding to modify our right. Matt loves his Limited, I’m happy for him, I’m thrilled with my modified Limited. I have never picked on a purist, just don’t call me an IDIOT. Those that know me, know, they would never call me an IDIOT. I suggest you edit your comment. Dale in Indy appy
  3. 1950 Super - What is that Bar on top of Grille ?

    I will be surprised if it was a Buick sold part. Personally it clutters the grill/bumper. If you look close you can see it hooks over the main bumper part. Lots of companies offered after market parts, I called them TRICKS OF THE WEEK. Dale in Indy
  4. Possible 1937 Special Bargain?

    Rear fender welting appears to be same color as car, weren’t they BLACK from factory? Wondering, Dale in Indy

    Merry Christmas Bob, I do see your point, no hard feelings here, FOR SURE! Dale in Indy

    I guess the fact you were addressing issues you had TWO years ago watered down the post. From what I have read and also learned from a couple Michigan friends that attended this year, the show was well received. Dale in Indy
  7. Best way to lower 69 Skylark 2” front & rear?

    If you mount coil-overs using the old shock mounting points be aware those mounting points were NOT designed to support the added pressure/weight coil-overs will produce. The original springs SUPPORT the car, shocks only control the bounce. Ask any coil-over supplier, they will give you info on how to modify the mounting points, failure to do such is asking for trouble. Dale in Indy

    Anyone that goes to a show knowing the rules, then when at the show attempts to change the rules, isn’t being realistic. Of all the shows I have attended over 60 years I have never found a reason to complain, RULES are RULES. Go to the promoter, and suggest they consider changes for future shows. Dale in Indy
  9. MrEarl's Daily Therapeutic Dose of Buick

    No Ben, NO, NO, NO, YOU know you would add the air brake, Dale in Indy
  10. Easy to say,,,,,,VERY NICE! Dale in Indy

    There probably has never been a show that complaints weren’t abound. You knew the rules up front, either don’t attend or START your own show, then listen to all the cry babies. Ask any promoter, they could write a book on cry babies. Dale in Indy
  12. Buick straight 8 and trans for sale

    They are STRAIGHT EIGHTS, hehe, if a VISOR is included, RUN, RUN Dale in Indy
  13. 1953 Skylark parts wanted

    Great car & colors. Personally I would never restore a high end car, and add a after market tire kit. I’m guessing that’s what the owner wanted, and that’s his/her choice. Dale in Indy
  14. Pebble Beach 2018

    I showed a car there in 2001, while there I heard a couple staff members talking. The drift of the conversation was crowd size. In an effort to control the crowd from so called lower class folks, he said they raised the price considerably in an effort to control such. Not a nice conversation to hear, for sure. I heard/read later that the price increase didn’t produce the desired result, in fact a record crowd showed up. That show is high on lots of folks DO LIST so price didn’t have an effect. It just produced more profits. Go when you can. One of the cars this year was a protype by Inifiniti, a race car inspired by one from the 40’s. I am using pictures of it as my inspiration for my Buick Sixteen large scale model. If I could figure out how to copy/paste I would post a picture of it. Dale in Indy
  15. 1979 Buick Estate Wagon Limited - Southern Belle

    Veneer coming off,,,,,, reminds me of a friend that had a car with veneer on many interior trim pieces. He and his wife took their young relative to the zoo, driving home he kept hearing a snapping noise. He kept an eye in the mirror, and the young one was sitting quiet and looking out the window. He continued to hear the snapping, well when he got home he took a look in the back, well, the kid had picked off most of the veneer, NOT A NICE FIND. Fitty fo, just be glad that kid didn’t get close to your wagon, That was his BUBBLE WRAP. Dale in Indy P.S. I’m making progress on my BUICK SIXTEEN. Two Straight Eights hooked end to end in my 36” long race car model. I’m keeping FItty Fo posted with pic’s. It’s my most involved/detailed piece. No Visor though. Got to love that Ben.