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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Thanks Mike! Found one and ordered it. Looks like that will do it! Appreciate the help.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Mike, Had the same problem with my 57. All of the sudden, started to have issues and seemed like fuel problem. I did everything you did, and finally took out the Petronix ignition that I put in, and put points / condenser in, and re-timed it. Runs like a champ. I did some research and the Petronix does have some issues, especially with heat. That was my experience. Try that and see if it doesn't help. Jim
  11. Just my 2 cents worth, from what I have seen, the molded door handle / panel isn't the original. If you look at the 1957 Trim and Fabric book, they show for a Century and a Caballero a plastic molded piece, with tails so to speak that attaches to the door through the door panel. I respect Buick Man, and he is a pretty well versed Buick detail individual. However, I would venture to bet that the door panels, with integrated door holders were a late model year add, as Buick moved to that type in 1958 model, or conversely, the individuals doing the trim restoration on these vehicles had no
  12. Hi - here is a link to my 1957 Buick Restoration. Hope it is helpful to you
  13. The installation on the back glass for a Special / Century doe not use any rope or cord for install. It is installed by way of the inner garnish moldings holding the reveal moldings in place, by putting pressure on the seal. I used the CARS seals for my 1957 Buick Special, which used the sedan version of the seals and had no problems. You do have to work the seal a bit around the glass, but it fits and will work. It is very good if you can follow the directions as indicated in the 1957 Buick Body manual, which provides the procedure for the removal and installation of the glass, garnish and re
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