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  1. I think that we need to get the thread back on track. This is supposed to be about DRIVING one's Buick, not agreeing about whether or not its' "old enough". This thread was started by John, and he's made his point about "old". I honestly do not know why I was so criticized for discussing driving around in my 28 year old Buick. In my part of the world a car from the early 90's that is still on the road, is pretty rare in and of itself. But it would be good to get this back to what we are all here for, the appreciation and enjoyment of this remarkable Marque. Keith
    8 points
  2. Many summers ago, I lost a leather belt while on tour & just wound some twine around the pulleys to finish the tour. When I got home, I rummaged through my leather supply and found that my son's belt that he hand tooled many years ago in Cub Scouts was a perfect fit. So I called him & asked if I could use it to replace the fan belt in our 13 Buick. He said that would be cool! So I used a metal lacing kit like the one in the photo below to make it work. So, now we have a "family heirloom" in the car with little ducks, horses and my son's name embossed in it.
    6 points
  3. What a novelty they would have if the delivery drivers used a Riv.
    5 points
  4. I hate to say it but the hobby has totally changed around. At one time when I got into this hobby back in the 70s it was young guys driving antique cars. Now today it is antique guys driving younger cars.
    5 points
  5. Got this in the mail today...factory power antenna switch with escutcheon for a small series 55 Buick. Compliments of Mr Rich.All I need now is the power antenna and I will be done with this part of my search!
    4 points
  6. Ya-hoo. New tires on order. Gonna be a long two weeks waiting for em. But it snowing again right now anyhow.
    3 points
  7. Agreed, it's difficult for me to apply any of the terms like classic, vintage, antique, etc. to any car from the 80's or 90's with plastic bumpers. I hold fast to the idea that if it is new enough for me to have bought since I was old enough to drive, it probably shouldn't qualify.
    3 points
  8. This would do it for me.
    3 points
  9. Sound Deadener When I took the door panels off two of the doors of my car, I found that the sound deadening material had completely rotted away. Not wanting clanging doors, I bought some new material similar to the Dynamat product that Gary W. used on his '37. The stuff I got is made by a company called Partsam, available with free shipping from Amazon, and about half the price of the Dynamat. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07786VRCL/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I haven't put any in the doors
    3 points
  10. Here are some of my 3 kids...in my car when we first got it, in the car when we got the front seat back in, at a local car show with Dad's Nova, and I know the last 3 aren't antique, but they are collectible, in my friend's Lotus and a Lamborghini at our local Cars & Coffee
    3 points
  11. Here are some rare pictures of my 25A with the real glass windows installed.I don't put them in very often.
    3 points
  12. I will drive by to see if still there; if the Gilligan’s Island Buick still exist, I will take a picture with it...promise!
    3 points
  13. I thought the same thing, but then, I thought: It's not in a junk yard, I bet it gets tons of attention and is appreciated and who knows, maybe (hopefully) it influenced someone or more than one to find and fix an old Buick......
    3 points
  14. OK, I'll Play. My Dream Car "IS" a 1958 Buick Limited convertible. While I have this Special rag top, I missed owning this specific Limited waaay back (before it was restored to this condition) because I didn't have anywhere near the 2,000.00 dollars it was being put up for sale at! Lesson: When opportunity knocks at the door one had better answer it!
    3 points
  15. Well yeah.......Not every one can afford to put a $25,000 paint job on $10,000 book value car and would actually be foolish to do so. Looking down one's nose at the guy that scrapes enough precious $ together to make his treasured beater more enjoyable smacks of elitism. The first car I painted was my 41 Merc convertable. I was seventeen at the time. I painted it in the drive way using a spray gun that had it's own compressor right in the gun. I'm guessing some others here would have sneered at the job. I was proud of it.................I Still am.............................Bob
    3 points
  16. I have to post this for anyone looking for metal fabrication, whether for a body panel, grille shell, lights, if it is metal he can make it Check out the pictures. The company name is West Coast Metal Shaping and their website is https://www.westcoastmetalshaping.com/ owner and fabricator Andy Capone.
    2 points
  17. You know you've been playing with old cars a long time when....you remember going through Harrah's FULL collection when you were 15 years old in 1967....
    2 points
  18. I was helping at an event and overheard a member saying he was going to sell his old car and buy another one. But the next one had to have an air con and power windows.
    2 points
  19. My thoughts go between 2 different eras. Since I was a 10 year old way back in the last century the 1910 Model 10 was my hearts desire. Since I have had my 1925s the sport touring has made a new spot for me. A 1923 through 1927 would fit the bill nicely. 1923-55 1924-55 1925-55 Original promotional photo. Recent restoration. 1925-55 Only 1926-55 reference I have ever seen. 1927-55 Dec 25 1926.pdf
    2 points
  20. Ice cream, old cars and my 11 Year old grandson. Many a car tours have ended here at the Enniskillen General store. In the tiny hamlet out in the sticks. Noted for their giant cones that attract many of kids and adults alike in their old cars on a sunny day. Notice it is even noted in Google maps If you happen to be in the area a map to find it. https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Enniskillen+General+Store/@44.0152663,-78.771779,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89d50f4007b92575:0x9bf6b7f2d2b25aaf!8m2!3d44.0152625!4d-78.7695903?hl=en
    2 points
  21. This is what cut-rate shipping looks like: Granted, it's not an expensive car, but the guy has waited nearly two months for someone willing to do it cheap enough and it's going to spend the next three days living on an open trailer driving through a snowstorm. That $1500 we spent cleaning and detailing the car? Gone. All that pot metal trim that was in good shape but "open" because it's original? I recon it's going to get worse with salt in it. Will the driver hurt it by taking it on and off the trailer a few more times between here and where it's going so he can load/
    2 points
  22. That's right! When we started touring, there were plenty of pre WWII cars, now many guys bring the newest car allowed. In the beginning the cars were all older than the drivers. Now, almost all the drivers are older than their cars.
    2 points
  23. 2 points
  24. I thought you guys would like to see some earlier items... The arrowhead watch fob is from the 1910-12 timeframe, and at the other end is a Salesmaster paperweight that I believe is either just prewar or late 40’s and a Pilsner Glass from the 50’s.
    2 points
  25. 58 Limited Convertible with continental kit ... in blue of course...
    2 points
  26. one inch at a time --- but I never said foreword or back it is just time spent doing what comes natural to some saving some history along the way --kyle
    2 points
  27. That car appears a perfectly nice 20 footer and I wouldn't spend 5¢ having it painted. It that's the original, two tone, paint job I'd save the money for gas driving the wheels off of it........zoom zoom zoom.......
    2 points
  28. I wonder what a Kansas really bad Buick looks like.
    2 points
  29. I can't be bothered to mask off the tiny spots where the shoe rubs. Have never had a problem. Some backing plates come painted from the factory, they aren't masked either.
    2 points
  30. "You know you've been playing with old cars a long time when"..... you still have the car you bought as a kid in 1951.
    2 points
  31. My wife is kind enough to take pics and videos during the warm season, so we can get through the cold season. Let's go for a ride!
    2 points
  32. I, too, would go with a '38 Century convertible coupe. Maybe a 33-34-35 80 or 90 Series open car of some sort. Or a just-right '65 Riviera GS, triple black of course.
    2 points
  33. The MISSING one of these two - imagine owning that piece of Buick history.
    2 points
  34. Thanks, guys for the compliments. I was stunned to see it on the cover, especially with that Aqua Riv in there as well. That color just pops so much more than white. My Riv is an absolute joy for me to drive. I am reminded of my folks and how much they loved that Midnight Blue 65 Dad had. My Mom loved it SO much that she slid past a toll booth with all four tires locked up, trying to haul down from a solid 90mph in Kentucky, lol. She said she would send Dad to work in her 60 Impala, and she would wash the Riviera, and drive it all over Detroit, and take any challenge. I am so glad they passed
    2 points
  35. I've always had a tickle for 1965 Buick Rivera.............
    2 points
  36. You know you've been playing with old cars a long time when... When you were the youngest guy in the local club when you joined 45 years ago, and you still are!
    2 points
  37. Thanks to all for the solid advice. I contacted the seller and he agreed, without hesitation, to register the car in his name and deliver a fresh title with the car.
    2 points
  38. Wonderful stuff. Great work! I had a bad experience with a leather fan belt. Drove in the rain all day on a tour and the belt got wet and stretched and I 'threw' it bending a fan blade in the process. I went with a flat 'rubber' serpentine belt like on modern cars. NAPA had one short enough. Never touched it since. Might be cheaper than the shoe maker.
    2 points
  39. We used to have something called Front End Friday. Here is one I have been saving up, my 1915 McLaughlin chassis going to meet it's freshly painted touring body in the shop next door. A great day for me, enjoy. Gary
    2 points
  40. The difference between a MAACO type paint job and a collector car level paint job is: MAACO paints the car for the owner. The other paint job is for every nit picking friend or stranger who ever walks up to the car ever again. There are shops that will avoid jobs they think will be over criticized. Bernie
    2 points
  41. Ran the GS for the twenty mile loop today. This Happy Car just keeps giving reasons to smile! Later the Queen had her turn.
    2 points
  42. I’m being boring to a lot of you, but I have loved them since I first saw one on this forum about 2 years ago 1953 Buick skylark convertible in the pale blue , a real dream car! ?
    1 point
  43. i cant say with any confidence about it being a buick or not, but interesting person in the picture atleast, motorcycle hill climber from the 1920's http://www.oriesteele.com/william_brazenor.htm
    1 point
  44. Great work of art!
    1 point
  45. Now that you mention it, there is a little play in the washers that hold the corks in place. Just a little. I meant to solder them. I put everything back in place. Started her up and idled. Weather permitting will road test tomorrow. Will post update.
    1 point
  46. Now I’ve got to tap some stuff for the hell of it. I love bacon and now I have an excuse to cook some up!
    1 point
  47. Me too, I had the check all made out and signed, just needed to know the amount.... ?
    1 point
  48. One of my earlier jobs was in the drapery production industry. That's where I learned about "dye lots". In the inventory room, there were several bolts of some popular drapery fabrics. They were the same color, but produced at different times and from "different dye lots". If a customer sent in a swatch, needing a panel repair match, all I could do is see how close the "best match" was from our available inventory. When each new bolt was received in, a swatch was supposed to be cut and archived, just for that "match" situation, plus to see how much the later dye lots had shifted. Just as
    1 point
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