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  1. Well I can say that I'm fortunate to have an attached garage that is fully insulated. I was told by a car guy around here to always have traps out year round just in case. Right now I'm in the process of "Restoring" the garage. Full paint job with epoxy floor covering. I will also keep an eye on the humidity and run a dehumidifier if I have to. I am also planning on some neat artwork with the Roadmaster motif on the back wall...if I get it done I'll post pics! Thanks for the advice....
  2. My dreams have come true.... So much for waiting a year, I obviously underestimated MrEarls power of getting folks into a 54 quick. I found exactly what I was looking for, and a great price to boot. It's a 1954 Buick Roadmaster 2 door Hard Top Model 76-R. The car is from California and is completely untouched original. It's solid but with a lot of the surface rust. The car runs, the owner just had his kids out in it before selling. The interior, while showing it's 55 years is still intact and all there. There are some dents and a piece of missing trim but this should be a very nice project car for me. The best part is I get to drive it for awhile before starting the restoration! Unbelievable! I will try to live up to the standards shown to me by this community. While I doubt I will make a top show car I will endeavor to bring this beauty back to it's former glory all the while respecting it's past. I will be sure to chronicle the whole process....I can't wait until it arrives! I have some pics right here
  3. Yea I was waiting for someone to slap me for that one... We think the car community is hard core....get together some old timers and get them talking about classic tractors. Mods just don't get brought up.....way too tabo
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  5. 1954 Model 60 John Deere What a year that was..... Look at that extra plush seat and toothy green grille. That space just above the John Deere emblem is just screaming for a set of 4 portholes.
  6. An old car bringing out "Old Time Values".... Nice
  7. Ahh yes... The glossy Green and Yellow combo...great ride and famous durability. Slap a set of 4 port holes on it and it would be the "Beautiful Buy" of lawn equipment.
  8. I just joined tonight because of the high quality of the on-line version, I was able to see what I was missing. The article on the Buick that slept for 53! I was going to join anyways but I don't have the car yet and was going to wait a bit. It was the experience of reading and seeing what was offered in the Bugle that made me to jump on it, can't wait now for my hard copy. So all that being said, as a new member, I think that the on-line version is great and can be used to attract new members as an example (maybe use just one example), they get to see what it looks like but surely there will always be a need for the tactile feel of the mag in your hand....not to mention that great feeling of when you see it in the mailbox.
  9. I'm just glad that the "pissing Calvins" peeing on a Ford or Chev or what ever seem to be going away. People have always borrowed flashes of flair from other vehicles....hell i just saw a Super Bee Smart Car last week, yellow with the black stripe. There outta be a law.....
  10. Well I just got off the phone with my uncle... This whole thing has me getting some neat family stories. It turns out that it was my Uncle, who was with my Grandfather when the car was purchased, made the deciding call for the Roadmaster. They were at the lot in '60 and were looking at cars, my Grandfather was looking decidedly at a 57 Chev when my uncle spotted the Buick! He described the first impression as a mountain of chrome and was very persistent to not get the tame "Canary Yellow" Chev but to get the flashy Buick...the problem was that the Buick's engine happened to be in the trunk! hehehe My Grandfather being the frugal man that he was decided that the car with the engine in the trunk was the way to go. As it turns out my Father was the one who personally cleaned every part from that motor and helped to put it all back together. That was the car he took my mother in on their dates.... This I'm sure is just the start....I'm having my son baptized tomorrow and I'm sure the stories will pour out now with all the family gathered. There's a whole bunch I heard from my uncle however I'm sure will add the "Perspective" as only the little brother could. Here is a scanned pic of my uncle in front of the Roadmaster...
  11. Thanks for the great info.....good to know because I think getting a rust free car is my priority and getting that here will be difficult. To be clear I'm looking to get into the community first...get some knowledge and make some friends. The purchase will have to wait until next year My goal at this point is to learn about the hobby and the cars themselves....maybe I want a different car more, one I don't even know about yet. Mostly I want to be past the newbie stage before I layout the money for my next life commitment. Again thanks for all the info...gotta love boards like these and the great people who come around to help.
  12. son is getting baptized on Sunday so I hope I can get away for a bit on Saturday. I'll check into getting that old pic from dad. It was a 2 door hard top '54. I talked with him about it tonight and I think he is more excited than I am....while I doubt he will get involved in the whole community thing he sure would love to see that ride again. I also think that he thinks it's neat that the Roadmaster is my car of choice, as it sure would be his. He even took the time to get a link of what it looked like, kinda a funny thing if you knew him.
  13. Somebody say Beer? I'm in........where now? :cool: As for the car...I like the look of the 52 but Dads was a 54. Were there many differences other than the look? Also how much is it to restore the chrome on that behemoth front grille?
  14. Wow...great stuff guys! Yes I am in the Ottawa area, actually Perth so looks like the show n shine in Carp is for me this Saturday. JZRIV...I recognize the great advise on the rust issue, you hit the nail on the head. Who enjoys rust repair...nobody I'm sure. My hope then is to start to "integrate" myself into the community and maybe gain enough contacts to assist me in a Picture and a Story purchase down the road. I have to say I'm quite excited, I always knew that "Car" guys are a great group to hang with and soon I will be one as well. I will be sure to keep tabs and get back with a ton more questions. Thanks.
  15. <!-- message --> I have always dreamed of owning a classic car but always assumed it wasn't for me. Be it monetary...wife...other interests that got in the way, I just always put this thought to the back. Well it's in the front now... My car of choice is a 50-52 Buick Roadmaster. I grew up looking at a pic of my Father's first car with him standing in front of it. Him as a young man, with that silly grin on his face as if he just sole it. I guess I always thought of it as the quintessential classic car. I plan on taking a year to learn and to look, next summer I think may be the time where I am properly prepared. I am starting here as green as one could be but am very familiar with the forum world, which is why I knew I had to reach out to those in this community. My scenario is this: Want a to work on good days and Sundays, store in my garage in the winter. I am mechanically inclined and consider myself average or better at mechanical duties. Also have a modestly equipped garage. Budget is about 10-20k CDN Would like to start with a road worthy vehicle then work towards the finer upgrades both dress and mechanical. Ok what are the things newbies need to hear...other than be prepared to throw money into a hole that seems to never end. Some specific questions though... Should I really try to stay with southern cars as I live in the rust capital of Canada? What are the trials of importing a car to Canada? How does one buy a car from only a story and a picture? What do I need to know about the 50-52 Roadmaster to be informed on my purchase? What mods are required to licence and run such a car in my area? ....these just a few to start.