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    Converting a Buick Super from 6 volt to 8 volt.

    If it were me I would go with the suggestion from Mr Du Val,that is to have separate 12 battery for the windows,a small motorcycle or lawn tractor comes to mind .It could be mounted under hood or in trunk accessible for charging with a battery charger and wire it away from rest of car just for windows operation.I did a similar setup in my 49 Hudson to power a 12 sound system was less invasive to the car but would have to recharge battery but this wasn’t that bad , it would stay changed for quite a while,just charge when car is not in use.You may want to give that a try maybe the fastest and easiest way to power the windows. I assume the windows in the doors are the only ones powered?Another power source maybe at jump box for dead battery some have a 12 outlet that you could us as your power supply.Gary
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    Converting a Buick Super from 6 volt to 8 volt.

    My 49 was converted to 12 volt they had changed the starter to a 12 volt hi torque and it has a later 12 volt generator and regulator on it all bulbs were changed to 12 volt however there is a step down to 6 volt for the original radio.If it hadn’t been changed I would have left it 6 volt.As previously posted a 12 step up just for the windows may be the fastest way for your problem.
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    Decoding my 1949 Buick code

    Your car had to be built before April 1,1949 as Gala green was canceled red wheels were no cost option.
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    Decoding my 1949 Buick code

    Hi as far as I know on the convertibles the interior moldings and dashboard,inner area around windshield etc were painted the body color on correctly restored and original cars .Closed cars ,sedan and sedanettes are painted a two tone gray color no matter what exterior color was. I think Buick started this on open cars on the 1941 model.Hope this helps.Gary
  5. Hello,as Dan O says Lebaron Bonney has a kit for the 49 I believe my car has a LB kit that was put in my car before I bought it. I also bought the top from ARO 2000 but haven’t installed it yet.The Super have two styles of upholstery,a cloth and leather combination on seats and a leather seat similar to a Roadmaster.LB makes both but color are limited to red or black.Most surviving or restored cars seem to have the red no matter what the body color is .Both LB and ARO will send samples on request.Good luck on your Buick.Gary
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    Decoding my 1949 Buick code

    Code 63 B would be red leather B would refer to black top .the instrument panel and interior moldings are painted what ever the exterior color is , in your case paint code 11 gala green.Picture shows a 49 in Sunmist gray
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    1948 Buick Super Convertible - advice needed

    Another option may be to buy power windows setup street rods use to power there windows.To go back to original setup probably be a lot of hard to find parts that were discarded when they changed it over . Maybe check out some street rod forums for information.
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    1948 Buick Super Convertible - advice needed

    Test to see if it works with a 12 volt to check if it works,Parts showed look like Bosch electric as they have part numbers on them should be able to get motors,and if 6 volt motor is available, but not likely
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    1949 Roadmaster rear fender chrome moulding/trim

    Good luck, one 1949 Buick is more than enough,said my wife!!Gary
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    1948 Buick Super Convertible - advice needed

    Hello all 48 Buick convertible were factory equipped with power front windows power seat and top with the hydroelectric system.as it has been changed could you post some pictures of it? Thanks ,Gary
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    1948 Buick Super Convertible - advice needed

    On checking in Bobs catalog,they do have 1942 48 Door window frames wb 428 $ 175.00 pr and 1942 48 qwf 428 $ 175.00 pr .This was catalog no 62 .you may want to contact them .Gary
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    1949 Roadmaster rear fender chrome moulding/trim

    Glad to help although those parts are hard to find I had to have the stainless steel molding striaighten but still not happy with them,looking for a better set if they are ever available.Gary
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    1949 Roadmaster rear fender chrome moulding/trim

    A better picture of the rear fender molding
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    1949 Roadmaster rear fender chrome moulding/trim

    Hello the contour on the stainless molding for a convertible is some what different than the die cast .as mentioned in other posts the rear fender mouldings are hard to find along with the rear fenders themselves.enclosed a picture of a 49 Super hope your can enlarge it enough to see.