ddiaz396

new 1956 Super owner

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There's a glass shop in California that does repro glass. I'm not sure the condition or quality, but that's where I'd check. The name escapes me but a Google search should find it. 

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Searched Ca...no luck! e-Bay, Google it.....nothing! still searching for a rear glass replacement......I found two doors. convertible, but nothing for a 4 door sedan 1956 Buick Super.....any help? anybody? suggestions welcome!! Thanks, Daniel

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I have a rear glass out of a 55 roadmaster 4dr sedan.  

 

A:  I know the roady and super share windshields (front and rear)

B: I don't know if the 55 and 56 are the same, but that shape looks about right

C:  Getting the windshield to FL might be expensive

 

 

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29 minutes ago, wndsofchng06 said:

I have a rear glass out of a 55 roadmaster 4dr sedan.  

 

A:  I know the roady and super share windshields (front and rear)

B: I don't know if the 55 and 56 are the same, but that shape looks about right

C:  Getting the windshield to FL might be expensive

 

 

My interchange says 55, 56 are the same....also 55, 56 Cadillac series 60, 62 four door sedans.

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my car is series 50....i think...maybe it's better for me to make a paper template....I contacted two or three glass store and its a lot of wrong information. They talked about Special, Century etc but nothing about Super. I found one in the computer that give a part number for a Buick Super series 50, # 2935

2935 1956 Buick SEDAN - 4 Door - Series Super 50 & Roadmaster 70 Models 52, 72 & 72R Style No. 56-4519, 56-4719
2951 1956 Buick HARDTOP - 2 Door - Riviera Series Super 50 & Roadmaster 70 Models 56R & 76R - Style No. 54-4537 & 54-4737X.
2960 1956 Buick HARDTOP - 2 Door - Riviera Series - Special 40 & Century 60 - Models 46R & 66R - Style No. 56-4437 & 56-4637.
2963 1956 Buick HARDTOP - 4 Door - Riviera Series - Super 50 & Roadmaster 70 - Style No. 56-4539 & 56-4739X.
2957 1956 Buick CONVERTIBLE & SKYLARK - 2 Door - Series Special 40 & Century 60 - Models 46C, 66C & 100 - Style No. 56-4467TX & 56-4667X.
2948 1956 Buick CONVERTIBLE - 2 Door - Series Super 50 & Roadmaster 70 Models 56C & 76C Style No. 56-4567X & 56-4767X.
2962 1956 Buick HARDTOP - 4 Door - Riviera Series - Special 43 & Century 63 - Style No. 56-4439 & 56-4639.
2363 1956 Buick ESTATE WAGON - 4 Door - Series Special 40 & Century 60 Models 49 & 69 Style Number 56-4481 & 56-4681
2954 1956 Buick SEDAN - 2 Door - Series Special 40 - Models 48 & 48D - Style No. 56-4411.

 

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Well its here if u decide you want it.  It's the EZ Eye tinted glass, no chips, no fog, the pics were hard to take,  like the emperor's new clothes....

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wndsofchng06, Do you think your rear glass will fit my car?it's similar at the glass in your profile car?your profile car glass looks different that my car...Maybe I can make a paper template and send it to you to compare glass size, to be sure....will you ship it to me in Fl? How much are you asking for?thanks for your help! Daniel

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I paper template will be misleading DDiaz.  If you can wait a few days I will try to see if there is any pertinent information in my parts book

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Couldn't wait to look this up and here's what I found:

The same window is used for the model 52 and model 72 for both 1955 and 1956

 

Part # 4654672 is the clear window.  4654673 is the E Z Eye tinted window.

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22 minutes ago, ddiaz396 said:

wndsofchng06, Do you think your rear glass will fit my car?it's similar at the glass in your profile car?your profile car glass looks different that my car...Maybe I can make a paper template and send it to you to compare glass size, to be sure....will you ship it to me in Fl? How much are you asking for?thanks for your help! Daniel

My profile car is a century (small body).  This glass is from a Roadmaster (big body) just like the Super.  

 

On 10/26/2017 at 11:05 AM, old-tank said:

My interchange says 55, 56 are the same....also 55, 56 Cadillac series 60, 62 four door sedans.

John, I think Willie has already looked this up.

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28 minutes ago, ddiaz396 said:

wndsofchng06, Do you think your rear glass will fit my car?it's similar at the glass in your profile car?your profile car glass looks different that my car...Maybe I can make a paper template and send it to you to compare glass size, to be sure....will you ship it to me in Fl? How much are you asking for?thanks for your help! Daniel

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Once again....thanks John!!! After a very "brutal" Fl summer(hurricanes, heat, rain, humidity, mosquitos, etc!!!) I'm ready to finish the car. I stated to work last week, hoping to restore it before my birthday (February)...will see!. Thanks again, Daniel

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12 hours ago, wndsofchng06 said:

John, I think Willie has already looked this up.

 

Yes, he gratefully did.  I just wanted to provide D Diaz with a little more evidence since he seemed to still be unconvinced.    

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On 10/26/2017 at 11:05 AM, old-tank said:

My interchange says 55, 56 are the same....also 55, 56 Cadillac series 60, 62 four door sedans.

Thanks old-tank for found the information....very helpful!!(Yesterday I purchased a 1954-1966 Interchange Hollander manual myself!! lots of information )Daniel

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hi everybody, do you think that the instalation of a replacement rear glass in my Buick is a DIY or should I pay a professional glass installer?Any tricks? easy or difficult task?how can i softner the rubber weather seal or stripper? something like that will work?. Thanks, Daniel

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Buy a new seal. Keep the old one to make sure the new one matches in design. I will leave the installation question to others. 

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does anybody know whats the best way to replace the upholstery for my 1956 Buick Super(complete...headliner, seats, dash, doors panels,etc)? upholstery kit?Probably I will be able to do the flat parts( doors panels,etc)....have anyone replaced,  by a professional ,a total interior from a 1956 Buick or similar size car? any idea a job like that will cost? $ 3000? $ 5000?....more? thanks....

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