MrEarl

MrEarl's Daily Therapeutic Dose of Buick

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5 hours ago, Ben Bruce aka First Born said:

 

 Beautiful!  Lost me, John. 

 

  Ben

 

It is a 1969 Special Station-wagon Ben.  Very tasteful resto-mod.  The chrome strips on the body panels indicate it would have been a car with woodgrain inserts.  It is not a Sport wagon with roof skylights. It is powered by a 455 built to stage 1 specs.  

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4 hours ago, kgreen said:

Here's one for thirsty thursday

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One sweet ride!!! I’m lovin’ It!

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3 hours ago, g-g-g0 said:

 

One sweet ride!!! I’m lovin’ It!

Maybe you could utilize a gofundme account to help with the expense of a fill-up. Zeke

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12 hours ago, zeke01 said:

Maybe you could utilize a gofundme account to help with the expense of a fill-up. Zeke

 

Sir? can you shut off the car while I'm filling you up, you're gaining on me.

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Been off this project for too long, my self imposed due date is 4 days away so an updated finish time is now Labour Day.  Yesterday and today I have been installing and trimming the excellent battleship linoleum, walnut brown, I purchased from Tony Lauria in Pa.  The ring you see is a repop from Gregg Lange in Mi and is called a floor thimble.  It helps in lifting the main floor, gives you something to hang onto.  I have one in my 1913 Buick but was missing in this 1915 McLaughlin, the beautiful plate which surrounds my shifter and parking brake I received with the project but am still missing a moulding around the exhaust cutout.  Easy to replicate though.  The mouldings are from L and L, a company which I believe is out of business.

 

The windshield is finished and installed, the two buttons at the bottom center are tube nuts which, should be plated but to me that looks odd so they will be painted black.  The handle inside is also black and is stamped with the name of the manufacturer.  

 

I erected the top I got with the job because I needed to measure the total height, 81", 5" less than the height of my trailer and 3" less than my 1913 Buick.  The serial number of the car is stamped in large type in the front seat wooden, riser board and on a brass plate nailed to the floor.  The total restoration, so far, two weeks short of 3 years, a big job, but doing everything myself, in my home workshop is a rewarding experience.  Regards, Gary

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If you are like me when I get a new toy I stay close to home until I get comfortable with the sound, smell and feel of the experience.  This summer I have been using our 1939 Century with our local car club and ice cream runs, etc.  Today went to breakfast in the town down the road with some friends and took the '39, my first time with passengers, 28 miles round trip.  Thursday we are taking the car for a day trip to a Canadian National Park followed by a cruise night at a Museum, should be well over a hundred miles.  Wish us luck, Gary

 

BTW I am reviving this thread because I like it.  My friends pictured below, keep smiling.

 

 

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