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  1. Hello friends! I've been MIA for almost 2 years, recovering from illness and traveling/babysitting grandbabies....lol. I have finished (as far as I am going) on Beaulah, and will post some pictures of her as she is now. Sadly, I have agreed with my wife to find a new home for the old gal. I plan one more short road trip, but will be listing her in Hemingway's and Antique Auto shortly I think. I don't care about making a profit, but any suggestions as to her value? I've seen others from $6,000 for a rust pile to $65,000 for my same car with a shiny paint job. (You can paint them over and over, but only have original patina one time....so there she stays!). Any suggestions or ideas? Also, I will probably list her in here in cars for sale-and at a bit of a discount to what I end up setting for friends here. Also, my email if you have any interest is: DaleAHancock7@gmail.com I will look in here for suggestions or price help though. Thanks all, and back soon! Dale
  2. Buick 51, welcome to a great forum and a wonderful group of people! I have a 52 Super, and yours looks like it has really survived well! John D and dei have babysat me for several years (thank you!!!) so brakes and fuel filter makes perfect sense. The best thread for your car is the one by Shadetree.......he took us through every step of his restoration, and his pictures helped me a hundred times over. I would offer one opinion though (not advice....lol). Maybe hold off on painting for a bit? You and I both benefit right now that Patina is in.....which is fortunate because I ran out of restore money at the same time...lol. I wet sanded mine several times, working to a higher grade until it was smooth, then wipe it down periodically with WD40. It shines up great, and I like how it looks. I asked these great mentors what to do...and the best advice made sense....you can always paint it, but you can only have it original one time. Just a thought? Again, welcome, and enjoy.....this is a hobby that probably never ends! Dale in Kentucky
  3. Dei, I had to do the same thing. I had also been using a 30 year old trickle charger, but was always afraid to leave it hooked up overnight. Now I am using a battery "tender" which I hooked the connector to the terminals permanently. Now she is fully charged at all times, and I just connect the tender when I put her up for the night. Dale in Kentucky
  4. Thank you my friend! We hosted a block party last night, with maybe 120 people there. We put Beulah at the top of the driveway with the hood up....never saw so many men go crazy at one time....lol. Got half dozen car guys in that group, and they had more stories to tell than I could imagine. I'm starting to get it why we all enjoy comparing notes, and talking over our projects! I won't disappear, and will keep following everyone's progress! Thank you sir! Dale in Kentucky
  5. The one thing I always enjoy about this forum is seeing the actual cars, and which directions the restorations went. I've posted some of the following in the past, but now that I'm able to drive with little fear of waiting for the two truck, I thought I'd just put in some before and after pictures. Not prideful, but crazy happy it's a lot cleaner and safer!!!! lol. Thanks everyone for all of the huge help you guys (my mentors!) have given me over the last several years. I'm not gone, but not sure if I have another car in me...lol. Here is Part I Dale in Kentucky
  6. Other than figuring out how to get side mirrors to line up, the last step before done for awhile was getting the oil bath air filter to work. Talked to a half dozen local folks, and none knew much about them, so figured I'd hunt for a paper filter, as that's better than driving around with an open carb! Here is the brand that fit my 1952 Buick Super....and it fits like a glove! Will drive her this weekend and post the results! Purolator Classic A30057. Dale in Kentucky
  7. Elpad, Toby is looking more awesome with every post. Being from Ky, I won't comment on how bad that "Ky-Jelly" tastes on toast though! ??
  8. ....and they still don't adjust enough....but better than nothing! Will keep tinkering.
  9. OK...I've got to learn to go try stuff before asking in public....grins. A simple screw adjustment....we have mirrors! Thanks Wildcat
  10. Hey buddy.....they are both beauties! Dumb question....did your side mirrors fit when you first got them? This is my second set, and neither set is at the right angle? There is a screw holding the mirror on the stem....so thinking that's how I can get it adjusted...but thought I'd ask a pro before I take it apart and have to get help screwing it back on....lol. Thanks buddy! Dale
  11. You made my day! Dale in Kentucky
  12. Sherwood, I ordered mine from Cars, Inc., and they helped guide me to the proper length without having to cut it. Hope that helps? Dale in Kentucky
  13. I showed the old upholstery to a local shop, and these guys have been around for a lot of years. They redid the seats, carpets, padding and headliner, and all the trim for $2,700, although it took them almost a year to get it done. I'm (trying to) attaching the finished product, which looks very close to the original.
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