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  1. My '39 Coupe has bracket on the front and just the mud shield on the rear. Here are a couple of photos of each - sorry about the dirty car - it's a driver.
  2. My '39 has 2 of the two prong rod bumpers on the very front at the radiator and one round bumper down lower. Photos may help illustrate - hope they show what you want. John V.
  3. I'm John - I have a 1939 Buick Business Coupe (original engine and tranny) I purchased just over a year ago. I found the car in New Mexico and purchased it from a man who bought it in 1971 and did the maintenance and restoration. It is a driver and I have put about 1,800 miles on it so far. I have added some NOS and restored or rebuilt parts in the last year, and still have a few things to do, but am having a ball with the car. Have entered a few shows and have several awards so far, but the real pleasure is the joy people get seeing the car in traffic here in the Dallas area - lots of horn honks and thumbs up. Only scary thing is when they start trying to get a photo while driving and about run into me.
  4. Fisher made all the GM bodies in that period and their manuals were for all GM makes and models in that years production. You should be okay using this for your Buick body.
  5. Here is a link to Fisher Body manual that will show you how to remove the outside handles as well as many other items. 1939 & 1940 Fisher Body Service & Construction
  6. From the album: Member Galleries

    '39 Buick Coupe at Murphy's for TRAACA meeting
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    Make & Model

    Can anyone identify the car in the attached photo? Thanks, JV
  8. JohnUSAF - I have not taken photos of temporary temperature gauge installation, but can if that is what you are asking for. I can take the spark plug cover off and show where the sensor is located on the engine block.
  9. ply33, thanks for the tutorial. I swear I saw your article recently when I started Googling my options.
  10. Thanks Frank, I purchased a temporary gauge at NAPA yesterday and will drain the radiator sometime tomorrow after I take the '39 to a morning classic car show. The temperature was only 105 here today and they predict a mere 101 tomorrow, so should be just right for doing some work out on the driveway - ouch! John
  11. Harold, Thanks for the input, I think I have seen that (or similar) article about placing the glass sensor containing ether in an ice bath while you repair/reattach the tube to the gauge. Think I will take out the old one and see what it looks like is wrong and put a temporary gauge in place until I have decided what to do next. John V.
  12. Thanks Frank, I was on ebay checking earlier and don't see anything there right now. Checked Hemmings and found a couple of places that repair gauges. I will check NAPA, AutoZone and O'Reillys to see what they have for temporary solution. John V.
  13. I have a '39 Buick coupe - while it was in the body shop recently the temperature gauge ceased working. I assume the sensor bulb has broken or the tube has been damaged. Two questions: #1: is there an easy way to install a temporary modern gauge while I get the old one repaired or replaced, and #2: does anyone have experience with finding a replacement or someone to repair this type of sensor? Hate to be driving with no indication of the engine temp, and assume repair will involve having the gauge and sensor unit out of the car for awhile. Thanks, John
  14. Add my 1939 Business Coupe to the "no sidemount" list.
  15. I know this is an old post, but if you still have the 39 Buick horn ring, I am interested. John V.