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  1. J.H.Boland

    Favorite Pictures of My Pre War Buick

    It's a sweet looking car, but IMHO you will ruin it's appeal by lowering it and making it look like a "lead sled". It's proportions are just right, the way the Buick folks built it.Please reconsider . Jim
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    few unknown parts

    The hand crank windshield wiper is universal fit for just about any open car. I have one on my '21 Chevy 490.
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    Custom enclosed car hauler - DELIVERED

    Make sure that Studebaker truck is well tied down. It doesn't appear to have much "bounce" room.
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    What's your most 'unexpected' part find?

    I attended a small rural estate sale some years ago.Small items were boxed and placed on a hay wagon.While the wagon was being emptied,I prowled around the old,leaning garage.There was a box that had been missed high up on a shelf.I pulled it down and first saw a universal spare tire cover.Under it was a nice pair of clamp on wind wings,complete with beveled glass. I handed it to the auctioneer's assistant on the wagon. When it came time to sell the box,the assistant threw a pair of wood splitting wedges in on top ! All the junk boxes had been going for about 25 cents.I had to pay $1.50 for that one.Turns out the guy I was bidding against wanted the wedges.I sold them to him for a dollar The wedges fortunately didn't crack the wind wings.
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    ID fender ornament

    Yep. That clinches it. Can't remember where I got it. It's the only Mopar part in my garage! Thanks, keiser.
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    ID fender ornament

    Looking to identify this emblem. Part number 1707869. Thanks. Jim
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    Help to identify the car I just received

    Welcome to the most helpful vintage car forum on the internet. I understand this is your first really old car and also that you originally had aspirations to go the modified route.Before you do that, Google "vintage car wrecks" or something like that on Images. None of us wants an accident, but to have a serious one in a car like this would be nasty. I watched a pair of videos on line recently showing crash tests of a 1929 and a 1959 Chevrolet. They don't build them like they used to, thankfully. I own four pre-WW2 cars and have been in the hobby since 1961. I love them the way they were built, and am fully aware of their limitations in today's fast,distracted, impaired world. As has already been stated here, fix it up to the point where you can experience what driving a 96 year old car is like and enjoy the comments from fans at the shows. I recently won a fan favorite trophy with my '25 Buick coupe at a mostly rod and custom type event. it's nice to know that these rarely seen originals can still draw admirers .If you want to drive daily in today's traffic, drive a modern car. Jim
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    Bringing one home from Canada

    They already do ! https://driving.ca/auto-news/news/collector-classics-beijing-bound
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    It's been a long time since I restored my '21 490,but I recall that I encountered both 2 1/4 and 2 1/8 diameter hub caps.You may want to check which one you need rather than finding out when you get home that they're the wrong ones. Jim
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    Favorite Pictures of My Pre War Buick

    My son used Photoshop to "age" this picture taken a couple of weeks ago at the local pioneer village. The car's original owner was a doctor,the house belonged to a doctor and "the doctor" was in !
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    I just DON'T like the picture of this Buick

    Wow ! A Buick with two trunks !
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    When did cars get adjustable front seats?

    The 1929 Buick has an adjustable front seat.
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    Tony Bult in Wis.has them.His email is tonybuick272829@gmail.com. Jim
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    Looking for low mileage 1991-1993 Buick Park Avenue

    It was only the 1992-94 Park Avenues (and Lesabres) that had the rusty rocker panels.GM changed the design in 1995.
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    1920 Pickup

    Old touring cars made great pickups (and tow trucks and buckrakes and--). I had the choice to restore my '21 Chevy back to a touring or restore as found. I've never regretted going with the latter. That Buick was nicely done. Jim