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#1 60FlatTop

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:08 PM

"Restoring" a 1980's car can get pretty painful and frustrating. I am early on the curve at the depth of reconditioning with my convertible. Twenty years from now specific parts, electronic parts, and the general increased consumption of high fructose corn sirup products is going to make for real challenges for the old car leagues.

This is the extent I am writing about:
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Today we had a bright spot, though. My Ebay automatic search landed me a set of boxed NOS aluminum wheels for the car:
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Just like the originals:
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I was going to have a mobile wheel service come in and refinish my original wheels when I mounted new tires. I got these for $100 each from Brian at his Neatcollectibles Ebay store. A pretty good deal. They will be well cared for for the next 30 or 40 years.
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1948 Packard Deluxe Eight

1948 Lincoln Continental Coupe
1960 Buick Electra
1964 Buick Riviera
1986 Buick Electra Park Ave convertible
1994 Chevy Impala SS
55 Years of having an awful lot of fun with cars.
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#2 JohnD1956

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:42 PM

That is quite the score Bernie. Wow! Can't recall ever seeing a new set of those, even back in 1986!
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#3 60FlatTop

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:13 AM

Thanks, John. It is going to be up there with the $17 Riviera wood wheel horn bar I bought in 1979. I think it was the last NOS one on the factory shelf.
Bernie

BCA# 10556
1948 Packard Deluxe Eight

1948 Lincoln Continental Coupe
1960 Buick Electra
1964 Buick Riviera
1986 Buick Electra Park Ave convertible
1994 Chevy Impala SS
55 Years of having an awful lot of fun with cars.
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