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  1. Awesome for another 57 on the road! I concur with Lance on his recommendations and comments. My only add ight be that unless the front and rear springs are really worn, check the road height. Coil over shocks don't necessarily mean you need new springs. You may not need to replace them. They are pretty sturdy items. Ball joints are way different and what most places say is sloppy, on a 57 they may be in tolerance. Get a Chassis Manual and a Body Manual. They are priceless when it comes to understanding and working on your 57. They are readily available on eBay or thro
  2. Well everybody, its been a while since I put an update in this crazy thread! I'll answer a couple of questions first: 1. Yes, I still have the long roof. 2. Got bogged down with 3 yrs of international travel, so was really hit or miss working on the car. 3. Had a little pandemic hit last year, caused a bit of a stir. 4. My employer eliminated my position last spring, and I decided to retire to work on the Long Roof (if you don't believe that, ask my wonderful wife where I am all the time and what I am doing) All that aside, I'm looking forward to catching everyone up with what has
  3. Silly me...of course, the Autronic Eye! Very cool! That will be an awesome car when you have it competed for sure.
  4. Lance, what's the big black box on the inner fender over the generator you posted on your Sunday pictures? I've never seen that before in a 57? Please expound..
  5. One Pair of nice driver and passenger windows for a 1957 and 1958 Oldsmobile 2dr hardtop or convertible. Tinted Glass in excellent condition, window frame chrome in very nice condition, and window channels complete and been repaired. Nice set - $450 for both. PM if interested.
  6. One Pair of nice driver and passenger windows for a 1957 and 1958 Buick 2dr hardtop or convertible. Tinted Glass in excellent condition, window frame chrome in very nice condition, and window channels complete and been repaired. Nice set - $450 for both. PM if interested.
  7. Looking to by a Driver / LH door handle for a 1957 Buick 2 door. Has to be from a 2dr vehicle. Any condition as long as all the "guts" for the push button and locking mechanism are there. PM me with details if you have one. Thanks.
  8. Thanks Mike! Found one and ordered it. Looks like that will do it! Appreciate the help.
  9. Hi, I am in the process of setting up my 1957 Estate Wagon to do some towing of our new Shasta AirFlyte trailer, and I am stumped on how to wire in a 7 pin connector, specifically regarding the brake and turn signal set up. I have a separate wire for the brake lights and a separate wire each for L/R turn signal lamps. The 7 pin connector assumes, based on current modern vehicle wiring, that the L/R wires also run the brakes. Hence there is my conundrum. Can I just jump the brake wire to the L/R wires on the connectors with a splice? Or do I need a converter to take the brake
  10. Lance, Big Gray is really taking shape and looking fantastic. Wow! Keep up the good work as you are an inspiration to me slugging it out on the Estate Wagon right now. Love your progress.
  11. 57 Century, Glad you could help Gary. Now I am looking for some help. I need the dimensions of the aluminum trim attached to the headliner on the interior of the 66R, from the A pillar to the C pillar. I think that they are aluminum, and I have 2 sets, but not sure if they are the right ones. Also a picture of one of them installed would be totally appreciated. Thanks! Jim
  12. Lance, I bought mine from David Edwards 10 years ago..still works like a champ, no leaks at all. Highly recommend his material. He will get you the right one for your car. There are subtle differences between 57, 58 and 59 on the torque ball. My 2 cents worth.
  13. Looking for a pair of AC Dash outlet ducts for a 1957 Buick Special or Century. Restorable condition OK. PM me with details if you have them.
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