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  1. Cool build, and what's even cooler, is that some members are enjoying a MODIFIED Buick build, instead of picking on the fact it won't be ORIGINAL. Dale in Indy
    4 points
  2. Had the annual West Australian Buick Club Autumn run this past weekend. Just over 800kms ( 500 miles ) over the 3 day run. Took the club to some of my old stamping grounds, visited a farmer who restores veteran motorcycles and has turned his hand to casting small parts in a home foundry. Also visited the farm of an 88 year old local in Wubin who has been collecting " treasure " his entire life. This link will take you to some photos of the run http://www.westernbuicks.org/Events/Autumn%20Run%20Dandaragan%202016/Events%20Dandaragan%20Run%202016.htm
    3 points
  3. Well this concludes the build thread for now. Still lots of work to be done! Paint, upholstery, final assembly and then test drive and etc. The goal is to have the car ready to go so that it can make the drive to Allentown. It's going to be tight but we are all working to meet that goal. If it makes it's debut their, then I will continue this thread or start another one to show the final project. Hope to see you in Allentown!!! Thanks to all that have followed and commented on this thread to date. I has been a long project but I believe the final product will be quite pleasing to t
    2 points
  4. More console build. All of the wiring and controls run through the console and fitted so that they can be unplugged and the console removed for any repair/diagnostic work required.
    2 points
  5. These are not inexpensive diecasts, but are white metal or resin-cast models brimming with detail. There is a difference, in price, in quality, and how one who collects them bristles when the casual onlooker calls them "toys". American Excellence released this '57 Caballero a few years ago in resin, and here it's mated with Brooklin's 1961 Airstream Bambi. It's a lilliputian twin to Centurion's BoS 1/18th model he so capably pictured recently. From what many collectors consider the "Golden Era" of white metal models, Conquest Models' 1957 Roadmaster 75 Rivi
    1 point
  6. Here is my '26 Whippet. Body has all new wood. Just finished painting, and now it needs an interior and top.
    1 point
  7. As high schoolers we ALWAYS had a work bench on the back seat, a (BLANKET). hehe Mothers called other mothers, said, don't let your daughter ride with that wild driver Dale Smith, one mother said, it's to late,nthey are out on a date now.....I never hurt anyone. For sure! Dale in Indy
    1 point
  8. When I was having the same issues with my 25-25s original radiator I had done all the above and still the overheating but no seepage or leaking. The core had a small section removed and several soldered patches done by the previous owner. My radiator man said it was clean and flowed well after he went thru it. Same problem after I reinstalled.it. A local Mason-Dixon club friend sold me a 1925 standard radiator that looked to be in good shape. While I was doing a pre-cleaning prior to sending it out to get done at the radiator shop I put too much pressure with a flusher unit. When my radiator m
    1 point
  9. Love your choice of seats. I had planned on using same in my 54 Special custom that never got off the ground. After seeing all the work (and beautifully executed at that) it took to accomplish, it's probably a good thing I never got that far. That console is aewsome. And I hear you about the pop up center being elusive. And pricey when found
    1 point
  10. Gator does not taste like Chicken, Chicken tastes like gator as they were here first. Nice pictures with some unique cars there.
    1 point
  11. For some reason this thing doesn't like me. I still am not sure how I got here. Now that I am I want to say, this is a great shot. The location is wonderful. Lighting is excellent. Subject is fabulous. I must also say though, when I was a kid, these Buick's scared me after dark. That grill looks like part of one mean face to a small child.
    1 point
  12. Dale Please, NO scallops on this one!!!!
    1 point
  13. After a short vacation, the work resumed. When the model was at the Baselworld, I began with the door's trim in front of the arm rest. To those unfamiliar with the Mark II, I'm including a picture from the real thing. On the left of the second picture are both inserts for the ashtrays to be used by the rear passengers. The ash trays inserts are soldered to the frame; the screws at their bottom will be used to attach the elements to the door trim. At this scale clips are not very useful! The window switches will be added later on the parts. The next job? it will be the LH quarter wind
    1 point
  14. The package tray is an issue of it's own. The original '57 tray was pretty much flat and fit the contour of the rear glass in the car. With the installation of the 1st gen Riviera seats the package tray now needed to have a radius to fit down into the seats to the speaker grille and the outer ends of the seat back. The original Riviera trays were cardboard and we were not sure they would fit/fill the whole surface of the '57. Therefore it required fabbing one out of metal and creating the correct curvature to fit the new opening. I am especially thrilled as to how it turned out! Also had to ma
    1 point
  15. So on to the rear seats. Again from a first generation Riviera but mods were necessary. Fillers had to be fabbed to fill the gaps between the seat back and the interior quarter, upper corners of the back rest were modified to blend in with other contour's, panel between trunk and rear compartment was filled. Also incorporated was an again elusive center "pop up" center arm rest.
    1 point
  16. Here are two of my 1958 Buick Special convertible that are my favourites (so far...) This was in Port Huron, Michigan right at the mouth of the St Clair River where Lake Huron empties into. Blue Skies, Blue Water, Top down, does it get any better than this? Port Huron, Michigan again (same day). This was their Tourist Information Office.
    1 point
  17. My '54 desktop pic. Good side of the car, good light, hides lots of 'issues'....
    1 point
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