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A little side story,  when I went to pick up the 1960 Buick, that was 185 miles from my home, the gentleman that sold me the Buick asked when the tow truck is coming.  After all, the Buick had been sitting  for some time.  I looked at him and said I'm driving her home.  He looked at me in disbelief.  I  replaced a broken stoplight switch by the master.  Threw two fan belts in the trunk.   Motor-vated through the hills of western MD to home without issue.  Fella that sold me the Buick called later on that day concerned the car would not make it. 

 

For me, check the vitals, lights and test the brakes.  Then roll!      

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13 hours ago, Ben Bruce aka First Born said:

Mr Earl keeps selling, he will not need that new shop!

 

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As the old saying goes," be patient enough to know that things take time but wise enough to know that TIME takes things". Guess I got the first part right but wasn't wise enough see the latter coming. Just trying to get some things in the hands of folks who are better able to sort their priorities,  stay focused and get things done.This car has been sitting disassembled in the barn for over 10 years waiting on me to "get back to her".  With what all I have going on I had to start wondering if I haven't gotten back to her in the last ten years what the hell makes me think I'll get to her in the next ten. And while I'm not planning on leaving this old world anytime soon, at least this way I can choose who it goes to and even make some conditions of sale if I like and which I did. Besides, the "new shop" holds 4 Buicks, count the Buicks in my signature Ben. :)

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Matt, if you'd like I can post a few pictures of why it would not be a great idea to drive her home.:lol:

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2 minutes ago, MrEarl said:

Matt, if you'd like I can post a few pictures of why it would not be a great idea to drive her home.:lol:

You're more than welcome to.  I didn't want to blow up your spot ....

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15 minutes ago, MrEarl said:

Matt, if you'd like I can post a few pictures of why it would not be a great idea to drive her home.:lol:

 

You mean you told him what was wrong with the car?  Whatever happened to caveat emptor?

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5 hours ago, Ben Bruce aka First Born said:

 

 Chicken!   Where's your sense of adventure?:P.    If it runs and stops. It IS a BUICK.

 

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Sense of adventure ends driving 300 miles on aged tires.  😎  Besides, if he drives the car home, who's going to drive the vehicle home that got them there?

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1 minute ago, RivNut said:

Sense of adventure ends driving 300 miles on aged tires.  😎  Besides, if he drives the car home, who's going to drive the vehicle home that got them there?

Once right out of college I drove my 85 AMC wagon on 10 year old tires.  The tread fell off one snowy day heading back to Manassas from Andrews AFB. Spare was shot, I was broke, so I drove the remaining 15 miles on I66 with a treadless balloon for a back tire. 😒  

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14 minutes ago, RivNut said:

Sense of adventure ends driving 300 miles on aged tires.  😎  Besides, if he drives the car home, who's going to drive the vehicle home that got them there?

 

  Details!

 

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When I purchased this car it was a two owner. The first a little old lady in New Jersey who only drove it to church and to the doctor, a total of some 13,000 miles. The second a fireman in Bayonne NJ who bought it from the little old lady, turned around and put it on eBay with a Buy it Now. When I arrived in Bayonne to pick the car up, I raised the hood and literally got sick to my stomach at what I saw. The gentlemans son had painted the engine and inner fenders in the correct colors but with a paint brush. I went ahead and followed through with the purchase of the otherwise unmolested, immaculate and beautiful 13,000 mile '54 Roadmaster. I drove it around and took it to a couple of shows over the next couple of years but never opened the hood for viewing. I finally made to the decision to tear the front clip off and strip and paint all the poorly painted parts. I got to the point of pulling the engine for repainting when I got distracted by a number of things including purchases of other cars and building the farm and not to mention an ever increasing stressful job. So tha's my story of why the car is in the condition that it is currently in and I'm stickin to it.:D

 

So basically Matt just bought a full size model that needs putting together.

 

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Note that all the undercoating you see here is the original

 

 

 

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1954 Buick Roadmaster by REVELL!!!!!  Glue is not included.   But hey....think of the cleaning and detailing possibilities before assembly.  

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6 minutes ago, avgwarhawk said:

Power antenna!!!!!!!!!!  Pish-posh!!!!!!!!!!  I be rolling. They be hating. 

Ha. And power steering and selectronic radio.  😛

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2 hours ago, wndsofchng06 said:

Not much hiding this, lol. Not that Lamar would ever try to hide anything about a car.  

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yea, I would not recommend driving it 300 miles without a rear view side mirror!  Plus those skinny white walls!  Ugh!  :rolleyes::D 

 

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7 hours ago, MrEarl said:

When I arrived in Bayonne to pick the car up, I raised the hood and literally got sick to my stomach at what I saw. The gentlemans son had painted the engine and inner fenders in the correct colors but with a paint brush.

 

I remember you showing me this and telling me this exact story.  My mind was blown at the sight of that paint brushed engine.  And I don't mean that in a good way.

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Ahhhh the ol'd paint brush.  I had the same problem with my Laurel Mist 58.  Low mileage, and I popped the hood...hence why I detailed the engine compartment.  Hank's 60 was the same way.  Damn paint brushed everything under the hood.

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Congrats Matt, beautiful car! last time I saw it it has less than 13,000 miles. Have to dig for the pictures. The only thing I still don’t understand is what Lamar has been drinking lately. I would never thought he would get rid of it!

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On 11/7/2018 at 12:09 AM, Elpad said:

The only thing I still don’t understand is what Lamar has been drinking lately. I would never thought he would get rid of it! 

 

Actually I believe it was only a couple of Blue Moons over dinner at Red Robin in Hershey with Matt and Matt (no I wasn't seeing double, Matt aka Jackofalltrades). Later, Matt took off to the casino and Matt and I were headed back to the hotel. Matt had just heard from the insurance adjuster what he would be getting for his wrecked Century. When I heard it, I exclaimed something to the effect of "well how about that s***, that's exactly what I was planning on asking for Buttercup.....)  and the rest is history.

 

And let me add this. Matt, aka Yung Mi, there is nobody else I know that I would rather see Buttercup go to than you, a truly great Buick guy who I am proud to call my friend. As I've stated before, while it is sad seeing some of my '54's leave the Gardens, I am happy to be able to place them with fellow Buick friends rather than the possible alternative which we just witnessed last week at Bob's.   I was so happy to see what you did with the barnfind Century and love hearing your plans for the lil 2 dr sedan I sold you. I figured adding the Roadmaster may be just what it would take to finalize converting you from being such a '55 nut. Guess we will see.

 

By the way, I freshened the MMO in the cylinders and gave the engine a spin the other day. Oh and I also put Kowpi on mouse patrol so she is good til you get the NC Pole Barn cleaned out.  

 

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after all all we don’t want the poor meeses doing this going up the road

 

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