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  1. Not until you said something. I did notice the vent windows as a hard-to-find part. Darn
  2. Riv: I get it. I wanted to leave the dust on the car as long as possible. I did wash the car tonight and that was a lot of time earned dust flowing down the drive. The car interior needs to be cleaned out so that I can reassemble parts that were removed. The interior door panels were removed and placed in the rear seat and the drivers window, vent window and vent deflector have been removed from the drivers door and are not with the car. There is also a piece of trim around the exterior of the drivers window that hasn't been found. Once cleaned, it will be easier to crawl around it to access parts that need attention. Plus it is pretty gross sitting in the car right now with all the dust.
  3. Thanks to Lamar Johnson (Earl) I am now the proud owner of another Buick. It's also a '40 and more road ready than my 76C. I do get the diversity thing as I have two vintage/special interest Fords as well. This one is a 4 door Super and has unique options like dust, cobwebs a mud dobber nest attached to the seat and the distinctive smell of "old car". It is not currently running but should be driveable after a fuel and brake system overhaul. Check this out (below)! It spent the last 25 or so years locked away in a warehouse after the PO left us for his eternal journey. His family didn't do anything with it for the lack of interest. It was actually a part of a horde of cars, others of which have Lamar licking his chops and crowding his barn. That's Lamars new slantback '38 in the background.
  4. Lamar, I wasn't aware of a "lower level" Buick or what that even might be. Do you mean Chevy? Hey, I enjoyed helping you with your barn find. That was quite a stash and worthy of posting. See you tomorrow.
  5. I think a handful of Elvis's old cars are still parked at his Graceland.
  6. I had good weather for work this weekend, but I needed to get my head right on the task. Pushing forward I have to apply 50% stop-and-think time, another 25% demolition/removal and the balance in making the new parts. I tackled the right rocker panel. It became evident that the car was hit at about the rear of the door a long, long time ago. That was evidenced by a replacement rocker panel long ago enough that the front had to have minor rust repair some years later, but many years prior to my owning the car. The floor pan was not wrinkled so the hit must have been somewhat minor. The bottom of the rocker was sculpted with filler to a depth of about 3/8 of an inch. I cut midway along the outside edge where the rocker trim is located (above photo), then cut back to the inner rocker. The next photo is the bottom of the rocker where the filler had been squeezed into the rust holes. The front and rear of the inner rocker has rust through and had never been repaired. I couldn't find any information for the connection between the rocker and the upright post that extends down from the cowl (below). It would seem to be a good location to stiffen the cowl by tying the rocker to the cowl. Once I cut away the front 8-inches of the inner rocker you can see a brace that ties the floor (20ga) to the rocker (18 ga.). I fashioned a new piece for the inner rocker using hand tool (below). New inner rocker section fully welded in place. I cut back the floor since it was thin with rust as well. Inner rocker cut back about 8-inches. The outer rocker repair patch was fashioned using a 2-inch diameter bar stock hammered on the sand bag. This reverse curve flairs towards the front of the car and curves inward. The bottom and top 90 degree angle on the curved panel was formed with the curved panel. Then a second 90 degree shape was formed and welded into place. The top 90 degree shape forms the surface for the door seal. This effort took all weekend. As I said above, at least half of my time was spent contemplating the next cut or how to form the patch panel. A fair amount of time was spent trying to justify not making cuts and leaving the filler. Nah! the filler has to go. Next weekend I hope to have the bottom replacement patch installed and the rear inner rocker patched.
  7. Sure is a good looking car. Congrats on the purchase.
  8. I love engines and that panzer engine was a monster. I'm not sure who made those engines, but knowing it was not Buick I removed it. I do know that Buick made radial engines for aircraft. Here is a picture of a Buick component made sometime between 1942 and 1945: Here is a link to an important Buick website concerning their WWII involvement:
  9. deleted, I felt it was off topic.
  10. Dave, I joined you yesterday, though not with a vintage Buick. My wife and I toured the Northshore Road up through the Valley of Fire then back to Vegas on I-15. That was a great ride that could only have been made better in a Buick.
  11. Just cleaned her ex-husbands clock during the divorce.
  12. Any movement on management's part to consider an electronic roster or providing the latest version of the printed copy to new members?
  13. Another general store, but no location information available.