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  1. Yes, the Buick Electra and Oldsmobile 98 share the same body under the skin and lots of parts interchange. Like your car the mirror fits onto the window frame rather than the door skin. My situation is the same as yours but in reverse as the LH mirror is my passenger side (RHD converted car) and I lightly clipped the gate when backing out of my driveway. The mirror still operates but my plastic weld repairs did not last very long. I am hoping that someone has a copy of the Hollander/Chiltons interchange books for this era as mentioned by NTX5467. I have sourced a used 85 mirror and a NOS 86 mirror. My preference is for the NOS but not if it doesn't fit.
  2. I stupidly broke my LH door mirror on the Park Avenue, power/not heated. The power motor and mirror are okay but the body is badly cracked and ABS plastic isn't easy to repair. I have found a couple of LH mirrors for sale but there is conflicting advice as to what suits my car. I understand 1987 up are different but some lists show 1985 and 1986 are the same and some state they are different. Does anybody know if the 1986 Buick Electra/Olds 98 mirror is the same as that used for a 1985?
  3. Funny story. While this car was parked a woman walked over. Seeing the "R" badge on the front she asked if the car was a Rolls-Royce!!!
  4. Haven't driven the Park Avenue for a while. Took a short drive (200 mile round trip) to Bunbury. No the photo's are not reversed. Car is RHD.
  5. Not wasting anyone's time Dan. Happy to help clear it up for you. Not sure but perhaps the seller told you a little fib? I have posted a couple of images of the GMH cab. As you can see, the lower swage line dips whereas the USA bodies do not. These GMH cabs were used for Chevrolet, Oldsmobile and possibly GMC trucks from around 1934 to 1940 I have also added an image of what I believe your car was, being the panel truck. You will notice the barn doors and the lower outwards curve of the body that is not seen on a ute as they had a rolled body shape under the tailgate. I believe that these truck models use a similar but slightly larger radiator grill to the car models so be careful when buying parts as not all of the car parts will fit, even if they look similar. Enjoy your truck!
  6. I am not sure what you want to hear, but your car is not GMH. The parts that you see on the top photo are the side latches, not hinges. The tailgate drops flat. The second image is a Ford. Look up images of a US built 1937 Chevrolet panel truck and you will see the resemblance to your car.
  7. One more thing, I think the photos of the primered coupe-utility shown above is actually one of the rarer half door versions. You can see the pop for the side curtain on the door and it looks like it does not have the top door frame for a door window. It has a Master Deluxe bonnet but I think it is actually a Standard, either way not common.
  8. Having had another look at your car, I believe that what you have is a 1937 Chevrolet panel truck that has been cut down to a ute copy. It looks like maybe a Ford(?) coupe roof morphed onto the Chevy base. If you search on the net for images of a 1937 Chev panel truck (not the car based panel delivery) you will see the similarities.
  9. Hi Dan, just letting you know that your ute is not an Australian Holden body. The Holden body has different swage lines along the side, a split windscreen and the rear screen is completely separated into two halves. Holden truck bodies also have very noticeable ridges over the roof that is not used anywhere else. The swage lines on the side of your car are as used on North American models. Also Chevrolet only went to the 5 window format on commercial vehicles in 1946, all pre-war had 3 windows. In fact I would guess that nothing back from the bonnet (hood) is factory built. It appears to be a made up body using various parts from donor cars (nothing wrong with that if done properly). No ute used split doors at the rear, this style would only be found in a van of some description. It does appear to be based on the 3/4 ton (15cwt) truck version, not the car version, same as those pictured at the bottom section of the 1938 sales brochure shown in the previous reply. As to the question about half doors, this was used by Holden Motor Body Builders as a budget option for commercial vehicles. The last true roadster ute was made in 1936 as a budget option. In 1937 and 1938 they produced a limited amount of coupe utility and truck models using roadster style doors without windows. These only had side curtains, no glass. They were also upholstered in "leatherette" (vinyl) when all other Holden bodies used genuine leather. Hope this helps, Rick
  10. The Peacock advertising, and the motto "The most beautiful Chevrolet" was used for the 1927 models.
  11. We are only a week away from winter here in the southern hemisphere (June to August). For better or worse, no snow here. Closest real snow is over 2000 miles away, all we get is rain and lots of it! Hit some fairly heavy rain on the way home on the weekend and sheltered for a little while in a service station.
  12. How about a Buick with a Road Train?
  13. Spent last week on a club run to Kalgoorlie, 400 miles from here. 9 cars traveled, oldest a 1917 Cadillac (trailered) and newest our 1962 Electra. We drove along with my parents in their 1937 Chevrolet. Photo 1; The town of Southern Cross (important part of our flag). Photo 2; Kalgoorlie "two-up" venue. An old gambling game brought to Australia by convicts in the 1700's. Photo 3; A few hitch-hikers common around here. Photo 4; Lake Ballard has 51 of these statues located around the salt pan. Photo 5; The old Kookynie Tavern, this horse turned up at the front door. Photo 6; Not much intimidates the Electra. These quad trailer Road Trains are 53.5 meters long (175 feet). Photo 7; Kalgoorlie-Boulder sign. Photo 8; Kalgoorlie Super Pit, open cut gold mine. Photo 9; A decent load of diesel heading up to the mines. Photo 10; Almost home, rained heavily for the final couple of hours.
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