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#1 Bill Stoneberg

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 07:20 PM

Finally, the Buick is back home and fixed. We went and picked it up this morning and drove it home. I hadn't forgotten how much I like to drive it, but was reminded again.
The body shop did some nice work and made the car look good again. For those who dont remember or dont care, I was hit by a little old man last fall on the drivers side of the car.
Anyway, here are a before and afer picture and I am glad to have it in my garage again. Now if it wasn't 100 degrees out, I would take it for a drive.

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 07:25 PM

Bill,

It looks great. Were they able to find the needed parts without much trouble or was it like pulling hens' teeth?

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 08:17 PM

I meant to thank Pete Phillips and John Ewing for helping me with parts.

Pete had the Front Fender bump out and John had all the trim. It shined up real nice and looks great on the car.

Other then that either Buick Farm had NOS parts or Wheatbelt had OUS (Old Used Stock) parts for the rest of it.

So, no real problem finding the parts.

BTW, Hagerty was great through the whole thing. I was not out a dime in the whole transaction.
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Posted 13 June 2009 - 11:07 PM

That trim looks a lot better on your car, than sitting in a box in my garage! Glad I could help.
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Posted 14 June 2009 - 12:29 AM

Beautiful Bill! Looks like a really top notch job!
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 09:20 PM

VERY NICE !!
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 10:41 PM

Looks real good! I'm sure you're glad to have her back.

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 02:33 AM

Nice...I guess you'll have to get up about 4:30 or so tomorrow morning so you can take it for a spin before things warm up too much <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif
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Posted 16 June 2009 - 11:51 AM

Say, I can see my reflection in the paint from here.... <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/shocked.gif.... <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/wink.gif...... <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif

Glad to see that you have her back. <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/laugh.gif Dandy Dave!
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#10 Bill Stoneberg

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 12:20 PM

That would be a heck of a trick Dave considering the side towards New York is the passenger side ....

Seriously though, its not nearly as shiney as it could be, matching paint and shine is an art. 15 year old paint did not shine nearly as well as brand new clear coat, so he didn't polish it to a high buff. Matches pretty good but side by side between say the hood (old paint) and fender (new clear coat)you can tell the difference.

Buts is a driver not a show car and it looks real good. I am happy and so is my wife so thats what counts.
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