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  1. 1958 Buick Spindle threads

    I must have blocked that out of my memory since I pulled one of those off. Man, that was only a year ago
  2. Where is it?

    Anyone notice the extra trim on the Limited?
  3. 1958 Buick Spindle threads

    I don't recall the 58 spindles having any left handed nuts.
  4. 1958 Caballero

    I epoxied mine from the backside when I had to reattach. The car looks amazing, btw!
  5. 55 Century 66R Project

    Nice! I did a time lapse a couple weeks ago...
  6. My 57 Buick special project

    Not always.
  7. Looking for a driver side fender skirt for a 67 Electra. 68 may be the same. The one I have is rusty in the center where the latch is. Any leads are appreciated.
  8. The original tar paper insulation would absorb much of the paint that was oversprayed onto it, giving the appearance that it was not painted at all. The paint layer is relatively thin on the underside of the trunk usually, too. I like the tape idea for the insulation! The car is looking awesome.
  9. Me and my beautiful 1956 Buick

    Any local auto body supply store will have a decent selection of trim clips. I had to buy all new for my 58 Limited when I slapped it back together to sell. All of the old ones were toast. Also used mostly new ones on Lance's 57 Roadmaster. It took a couple trips up there because I just bought a grab bag of sizes and ended up having to get more in certain sizes.
  10. parting out 2 68 Electra convertibles

    EMail sent...
  11. My 57 Buick special project

    Matt and Russ are some of the best nailhead information and parts sources around. I would trust whatever they recommend. If the seats can still be cut cleanly without being too low, do not bother with an insert. Nailhead water passages are very close to the seat area. Once broken into, you will be throwing the head in the scrap pile. Stay away from new seats if at all possible.
  12. parting out 2 68 Electra convertibles

    Ok Greg, how about a drivers side fender skirt? The one I have is questionable, so I am looking around for case this one falls apart when I strip the paint off.
  13. parting out 2 68 Electra convertibles

    Cool, thanks!
  14. Looks very solid and may be gotten on the road with very little effort! Price is reasonable at $6600 currently.
  15. 1958 Caballero

    That is awesome. This is one of the most satisfying times for me during a restoration. Once the paint is on, it's such a lifting moment.