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  1. It was reasonably priced, but two factors suggest I should keep looking: It's a convertible because it was chopped from a hardtop, and the convertible top looks ill-fitting when fixed in the up position, perhaps reflecting an imperfect fit due to that conversion.
  2. No, I haven't, but I am still actively looking! Any thoughts? Thanks.
  3. Lebowski - YEs - realize I messed that up. It's the one with the sweep-spear trim that I'm interested in, and John S just explained that both styles were produced in '49 for the same model. So mayber not a big issue to have either type of trim specified in a restoration order.
  4. Thank you. That is REALLY helpful. It is a lot easier to find the straight-line trim versions. What you're suggesting is that if I'm looking at having a junkyard rust-bucket '49 roadmaster convertible resotred to like-new, as long as I get a '49 convertible, it should not be an issue to specify sweep-spear side trim - either to a professional resotration company or to any potential buyer later on, if I ever wanted to sell it (which I'm not planningg to do), if I understand you correctly.
  5. Thanks, John S. That at makes sense. Is it only true for the Riviera, or are there other models of Roadmaster where you see this difference?
  6. Thanks, Bloo. These two photos display exactly the difference I was describing. But how do I describe to someone that I’m looking for the model in the top photo ( curved side molding) and not the model in the top photo ( straight-line side molding)? Do these two photos represent two kinds of a 1949 roadmaster convertible? What are they called? Thanks again.
  7. And I look forward to the challenge of getting the interior, body, paint, chrome, etc. done, but I can’t even get the engine and transmission assessed if it doesn’t run even a little bit.
  8. I am interested in buying a 1949 Buick Roadmaster Convertible project car, but I keep seeing two different looks with regard to side molding. In one case, the side molding is a straight line, extending from behind the front wheel well all the way to the back bumper, while in the other case, the side molding extends from above the front wheel well and then curves down to join the metal protector in front of the rear wheel well. I want the latter. What is the difference in models for these two styles, so that I know how to specify what I want to buy?
  9. I am looking for a 1949 Roadmaster convertible that runs, even if the body and interior are in poor condition. Also, I need to specify that I want one with sweep-spear side trim; not straight line side trim. My preference is that the car runs, even if it doesn't run well. However, I might consider one that doesn't even run if it wouldn't take much to get it to do so.
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