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  1. McMaster.com is the only place worth looking. If they don't have it, chances are you don't need it.
  2. I've never used it on the car, but there is spray paint that is chrome colored. There are also mirror "colored" spray paints as well. I think a spray paint would go down smoother than paint from a pen. It might be worth trying out.
  3. No pics of the panels installed into the car??
  4. They are going to rip those old cars a new one, I think. But it will be a fun watch. I'm very tempted to make a Malaise Era Bingo card because I know they will be absolutely brutal when it comes to talking about the gas mileage, the poor quality, the sheer size, and overall tackiness of the cars from that era.
  5. I'm just going to leave this here: https://www.thedrive.com/cleaning-detailing/36361/how-much-does-it-cost-to-paint-a-car And I have to wonder, how much you guys think your cars are actually worth? According to Hagery's price tracker, a concours level car these days is worth only about the mid-$40k. So some of you guys are stating that about HALF the value of your car comes from the paint job. That's bonkers. https://www.hagerty.com/apps/valuationtools/values/1389?yearRange=3 And to be clear, I am just lightheartedly joking around with you guys, I'm not trying to start an argument with how others are spending their money, but yeah, no way in hell I'd spend that much on any car worth less than 6-figures.
  6. RIVNUT, is that the same on the '64 so I can go take a look at my car when I get a chance? Or is it a different part on my car? Without seeing it in person, I'm going to guess it might be on the cusp of the maximum size you could realistically 3D print with a pro-sumer machine. But getting it professional printed might be possible. Wouldn't be cheap, but could be possible.
  7. You have a pic of the part you are talking about? Would it be the same on a '64? Like EMTEE brought up, it might be something that I could 3D print or get professional 3D printed. Anything under the hood though is iffy as to whether it can be 3D printed because of the heat. More info on the specific part would be helpful.
  8. No idea if this will make your decision any easier, but here's a quick photochop of what the car might look like with those rims:
  9. Any better shots of the silver car? Would like to get a better view of those rims.
  10. He wasn't even including bodywork in this post. He was saying $15k for JUST the paintwork. And your mention of $5k is way, way less than the 15k he said.
  11. What kind of diamond-encrusted paint are you putting on your cars?! Wow. I'm not saying paint can't cost that much because there are some insane paint jobs out there, but I think you are WAY over budgeting there. I'd like to hear what other people think. Am I wrong in thinking that's about 10x too much???
  12. Polish them just like you would modern day headlights. The important step is to then keep them from oxidizing or else they'll get bad all over again. There are lots of videos that test out various products, but here are two of them that rank them: One of the cheapest products, the TurtleWax worked the best for him. In this video Sylvania was by far the best product:
  13. This is the first I've heard of this guy, but that was a fun video to watch. Definitely subscribed to his channel to start watching more of his content. One thing that I don't like is that this video, and many of his other videos, are well over an hour long. I like the in depth content, but would be nice if it was broken up into 1/2 hr chunks instead. Thanks for posting.
  14. Hazdaz

    Head bolts

    The one on the right is a grade 8 bolt. Never go down in grade when replacing bolts. I have never seen a bolt head like the other one, but I highly doubt it is cosmetic. It isn't a symbol used in industry any more, I don't think.
  15. One suggestion if that if you are buying raw veneer (without a backer) to stain/seal both sides of the veneer. If you don't do that, the wood tends to want to curl. You can't totally eliminate it, but you can greatly minimize it. Good luck.
  16. What do you mean by very dull? The clear coat is going to dictate the sheen of the veneer. If you want a shiny finish, spray it with a high gloss clear coat. If you want a low gloss/matte look, I'd suggest you simply use tongue oil or similar oil finish on it.
  17. Ooo. I like these. I have been telling myself for a while that if I ever get a new set of rims, I'd want to go with something a little more retro-styled not unlike these, but still big diameter like modern rims.
  18. You probably already know this, but LEDs are directional. Was it installed the right way? Here's a link that shows the overall process to installing an LED onto an instrument cluster that used to have a bulb. As long as the rating on the LED fits the bulb you were replacing there aren't a ton of things that could go wrong except for direction. https://www.instructables.com/Replace-a-Burned-Out-Automotive-Bulb-With-an-LED/
  19. I wonder if this is the color my car was originally. Is this the only blue stock color (specifically '64 even though I'm guessing this is a '63)? Looks great, BTW.
  20. Do you have the front grill (not the headlight section)? If so, what would you be looking to get for that?
  21. I am curious what the community says about this.
  22. Yeah, I figured you could always do that, but if the 1st gens had that as an option, then of course it would be easier. Its sounding like it was never an option, I take it.
  23. Just curious and if so, can it be retrofit onto a non-power lock car?
  24. First start up and wash in around 5 months was last weekend, but didn't take any pics. Figured we should take some pics today.
  25. Maybe this site will help you out. I locked myself out of the glovebox by forcing it closed when it shouldn't have and I started searching for ways to get inside without destroying anything. http://www.1964buick.com/resto_logs/glovebox/glovebox.htm I have yet to actually open it, but it has only started to get warm up here so its on the to-do list of things.
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