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About 39BuickEight

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  • Birthday 08/19/1976

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  1. Sorry I don’t have those items. I don’t have a lot left. Just a few odds and ends and door shells. Rough dome light housing, center bumper guard, cowl vent, rear springs, a few other things.
  2. Body work/paint and interior are over $15,000 EACH if you pay someone to do it all. But, if you do the labor yourself and find a good parts car and painter, those numbers come way down, if needed. It's about being resourceful if money is a problem.
  3. When it has to do with old cars in this production, not really. 90% of the people watching don’t care to know anyway. They are casual observers, not true car people. It’s not a documentary. We all choose what bothers us. This doesn’t bother me.
  4. No it doesn’t bother me at all. I like seeing the cars. If I was a buyer or seller of a particular car, then I would care.
  5. Exactly. I don’t get it. I like cars. I like this site. I like watching the cars on the auction. I’m not going to find something in that I don’t like just so I can complain about it.
  6. If it has wheels, I love it. as far as modern cars go, here are a few I would love a 2002 E55 AMG - the wheels that year are the best. any new Corvette, they are amazing machines and I’ve always considered them the ultimate American car I also really like the idea of a Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. 707 HP AWD. The problem with be ever purchasing a newer vehicle like these is that I hate buying anything that I can’t sell for at least what I have in it. I have a company car for work, and my wife drives a 2002 MDX that we’ve had since 2005. We will drive that until the wheels fall off, then put more wheels back on it. I bought a brand new truck in 2002 and immediately realized how dumb that was. I’m not a new car customer.
  7. I love your determination. The best advice so far is the parts car. It’s ok to spend twice what you pay for a parts car, just to get it to you lol. I recently completed a frame off restoration on a similar car that’s not worth much, but it’s about the journey for people like me (us?), not the value. I made great use of a parts car. In fact I sold so many extra parts, that the parts car ended up making me money. That said, using proper money and time management, connections in the body shop world, and strategy, it can work. I have under $15,000 in my car, and hours and hours of precious memories working on it with my father, along with learning the ins and out of proper car restoration.
  8. With the advent of the internet, the globalization of the market, and increased TV coverage of auctions, the truly rare cars stand out, and cars that people thought were rare, because they couldn’t find one locally, are actually not. Basically the truly rare and desirable cars are incredibly more expensive than anyone imagined they would be, and the rest are not. The Reatta is an example of this. It’s incredibly easy to find and purchase one, because of the internet. If one was limited to a few classifieds and their local market, not so much. Every collectible market is like this now. Baseball cards, comic books, etc. If I wanted a specific card or comic years ago, I was fairly limited in my search to local shows and markets. Now, I can have virtually any one of them in a few days. Like cars, the truly outstanding and rare ones have increased in value exponentially, while the rest are what they are. Easy to find and easy to buy.
  9. 39BuickEight

    Fabric top

    Restoration Specialties and few other places have it. It’s often called “wire-on windlace.” It is exponentially more expensive than hidem because it’s getting harder and harder to find.
  10. I think Ohio charges a flat $200/year for EV ownership. I'm not sure how that adds up mathematically in terms of gas mileage and spending, but I certainly don't like the idea of every owner paying the same. That makes no sense, but I'm not sure how to do it fairly either. Some people drive 70,000 miles a year on highways. Some drive 5000 total and never leave town.
  11. I love how Doc Brown was able to get plutonium with the Lybians in exchange for a "shiny bomb casing full of used pinball machine parts." He was quite the international swindler.
  12. I’ve always heard Buick would have been dissolved long ago if not for China. I’m not sure if that’s true or not. I did read that 800,000 Buick’s were sold there in 2017 and only 220,000 here.
  13. Facebook is whatever you make it to be. My Facebook is 99% hobbies and interests. Article and page one after another of old cars, travel, abandoned railroads, etc., stuff I love. For others it is 99% social interaction with others. If you don’t trust Facebook with your info, you don’t even need to put any on there. You don’t even need to have a single “friend” on there to follow what you like. Any and all ads that pop up can be deleted for the future, just select “block ads from this company.”
  14. I don't know if this adds anything to the discussion at all, but the original badge on my 1939 heater has equal "legs." Of course heaters aren't necessarily year specific.
  15. Well, connecting that to the cowl didn’t help. Actually, I had just finished the dome light and it was working. After I attached that wire to the cowl, now the dome light quit. I disconnected it to see if it made a difference, but it did not. Nothing accomplished today except I found the braided ground wire. I’m not touching it until my brother comes back over. I don’t understand electricity.