Allan.Almeida

1955 Buick Roadmaster Convertible

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Finally, work has begun on the 1955 buick convertible.

 

Since importing body trims in to india is very expensive due to custom prices , we are finally fabricating every single outside trim in house itself,

 

got most of the needed parts from www.fusick.com

 

some items i cant get my hands on are the rear trunk handles and the rear trunk roadmaster script...any leads will be very useful.

 

 

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Started work finally.

 

need to now get hold of the original airfilter

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had a small doubt,

 

to the extreme left of the dash , like in the picture, there is a hole for what i dont know ?

 

any idea?

 

regards

Allan

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Posted (edited)

in that hole belongs a red light for the handbrake

like this one from my 54 buick.

 

jan

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You don't see many Roadmasters with Mud and Snow tires on the front.

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7 minutes ago, Barney Eaton said:

You don't see many Roadmasters with Mud and Snow tires on the front.

Betting you don't see many roadmasters in India either...

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3 hours ago, Barney Eaton said:

You don't see many Roadmasters with Mud and Snow tires on the front.

what's wrong with a snowtire ??

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7 hours ago, jajolee said:

 

tha's a crazy ad.

Allan, I have several 54 Roadmasters and a 55 Super, so should have one for you. Why don't you see if there is other stuff you need and drop me an email so we can save some shipping.  1954buick@gmail.com

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Allan, I would suggest you consider posting in a couple different forums about your Roadmaster. This General Forum is for General discussion about all things Buick, in general. The Post War Forum http://forums.aaca.org/forum/57-buick-post-war/ is more for posting technical questions and advice about post war Buicks like yours. The Me and My Buick Forum http://forums.aaca.org/forum/58-me-and-my-buick/ is for posting about you and your Buick, it's history, how you found it, shows you attend, general work that you have done to it etc. The Buick Buy-Sell http://forums.aaca.org/forum/12-buick-buysell/  is for selling and in your case it looks like seeking and asking for needed parts. 

And if you haven't already introduced yourself.... :) http://forums.aaca.org/topic/157115-please-introduce-yourself/?page=43

 

Look forward to following your progress with this beautiful Roadmaster. Only one problem I am seeing with it...it is not a '54. :D

 

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28 minutes ago, jajolee said:

lamar you are great

 

 

ha, thanks Jan:)

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14 hours ago, Allan.Almeida said:

Started work finally.

 

need to now get hold of the original airfilter

 

 

 

I can help with that also.

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Very Nice !!! 

 

Does your dash knobs have white rings in the inset? 

I think I see a white ring on the light knob. 

Mine has white rings on all the knobs

Some cars do not have white rings

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I wandered around India in 1970. In Bombay there was a neighborhood of several blocks whose occupants specialized in breaking cars down into individual parts. Each stall specialized in one part, door handles, fenders, mirrors, etc.. A car would be rolled into one end of the street and be taken apart as it progressed down the street. Literally hundreds of thousands of parts on display. Though rare, 1930s cars could still be seen on the roads. We were passed by a Sikh family in a 1928 Cadillac Dual Cowl and Ford products were relatively common.

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On 4/15/2016 at 1:52 AM, MrEarl said:

Allan, I would suggest you consider posting in a couple different forums about your Roadmaster. This General Forum is for General discussion about all things Buick, in general. The Post War Forum http://forums.aaca.org/forum/57-buick-post-war/ is more for posting technical questions and advice about post war Buicks like yours. The Me and My Buick Forum http://forums.aaca.org/forum/58-me-and-my-buick/ is for posting about you and your Buick, it's history, how you found it, shows you attend, general work that you have done to it etc. The Buick Buy-Sell http://forums.aaca.org/forum/12-buick-buysell/  is for selling and in your case it looks like seeking and asking for needed parts. 

And if you haven't already introduced yourself.... :) http://forums.aaca.org/topic/157115-please-introduce-yourself/?page=43

 

Look forward to following your progress with this beautiful Roadmaster. Only one problem I am seeing with it...it is not a '54. :D

 

Mr Earl you are a life saver, shall get in touch with you after i make a list.

but for a 1955 roadmaster like mine

i need that hand brake light for the dash for sure

 

Shall contact you on email and keep posting here about the restoration

 

have just complete making all the side trims.

now attacking the front

 

pictures in a bit

 

 

regards,

Allan

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Hi guys,

 

would this be the right air filter for my car

 

Mr Earl, have emailed you sir, looking fwd

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I love this thread and will continue to check it. I also wandered around India in the late hippie days and am still fascinated with the place. May I try a couple personal questions? Like, do you have any idea how the car wound up there? And what do you do in India? Disregard if you want, I won't be offended.

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I'm an English motorcycle guy. Last couple years there has been a flood of Indian reproduction parts on ebay and other sources. I've had a couple really enjoyable transactions with guys out there.

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14 hours ago, Allan.Almeida said:

Hi guys,

 

would this be the right air filter for my car

 

Mr Earl, have emailed you sir, looking fwd

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Looks right from here. I have several of these in varying condition. Will be emailing you back with picts

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Several...understatement of the week methinks :D:rolleyes:

 

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have finally made all the outer trims.

ready and fitted for now

fabricated them myself inhouse

 

still to tackle the interiors and hood

 

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latest to the addition of "im am looking for parts"

is the knob for lowering the convertible hood

any idea what it look like and where i can get hold of one

 

thanks

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