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  1. Hello Everyone Just wanted to let everyone know of a really rare one family owned 1958 Buick Century Convertible on Hemmings Auctions: https://www.hemmings.com/auction/1958-buick-66c Please take a look. The car is a long time BCA car being an award winner at the 1985 National meet in Los Angeles. Thank You Steve
  2. This seems to be more of a dust shield than a water seal, the door weather-strip would keep the water out. I have not had my car washed or in the rain to see if these work. The pictures are of my 53 Roadmaster parts car, it is an untouched original so it is very helpful. Let me know what you find out.
  3. Hi Guys To get the bottom part secured, the front fenders needs to come off. There is a L shaped clip at the bottom and an oval metal fastner with 2 phillips head screws. I tried with the fender on, but could not reach that far down. Please see attached photos, let me know if you have any other questions. Steve
  4. Hi Lance Just curious who you are using for chrome and what it cost to plate the window frames. I want to do a set for a 58 Convertible and don't want the pieces lost of damaged. Thanks Steve
  5. Hi Lance It is a printing block, used to make letterhead or business cards, etc. It is a very neat piece. I have a lot of different ones as well. Steve
  6. The vin plate is attached by some sort of rivet, the original was spot welded on. Also the front door power window switches are not in the correct spot, leads me to believe that power windows were added. Power windows were standard on the Century convertible.
  7. If anyone is interested in this car, you may want to look it over very carefully. I don’t think it started life as a 55 Century Convertible. It may have been a 55 Special convertible. There are a few discrepancies on this one.
  8. Hi Joe It would also be good to list this in the CCCA Bulletin magazine, since the car is a Full Classic. The bigger the audience the better the chances of finding it a new home. Good luck with the sale. Steve
  9. Hi Wayne R I remember that issue of the Buick Bugle very well, it was my first issue when I joined the BCA. I did not realize till now that it was the same car. That is a beautiful restoration. Do you still have the car? Steve
  10. He has his email in the original post as bimorph@yahoo.com If anyone is seriously interested, it is best to email him quickly.
  11. This is for a 1957 & 1958 Cadillac. The 57 Buick one sticks up by about 10 inches from the fender. hope this helps.
  12. Hello Everyone Here are a few more pictures of the wagon. It is incredibly rust free and would be a shame if scrapped. Is anyone restoring a rusty car? $750 or best offer, the fenders and doors are worth more than that. Thank You Steve
  13. Hello Everyone Here are some photos of the frame. Thank You Steve
  14. Lance & John Over time those slits are stress cracks in the copper horn contact piece, originally this was a solid piece. I machined one from a solid brass piece for one of my cars. The cracks cause the copper to raise up and touch the steering shaft and that is why the horn blows when the wheel is turned. The turning of the wheel moves the copper piece away from the opening and that grounds to the inside of the steering column. It is a lot of work to fix, but a little easier on the 58 as you don't have to take the brake pedal off. John your post was very helpful and well done. Steve
  15. Hi Lance Its looking good. The lights and turn signals are a difficult on these. The 58 Century Convertible that I restored fought me a lot on the lights and that was with a new wiring harness for the entire car. It turned out great in the end. Steve
  16. Hi Mike I don't think anyone can get their money out of a car that they restore nowadays. It is cheaper to by a car done, but for guys like you and I we enjoy the restoration process and that makes it worthwhile. One guys hobby is golf and he told me he will never get back the money he spent on green fees, clubs, etc. But he enjoys his hobby. I think a lot of people forget that about classic cars and only focus on the investment. For me the hobby part is my escape from the pressures of life and when I am tinkering with my project, I don't think of anything else. Steve
  17. Hi Lamar This looks great, it is a lot of work but the results are fantastic. Especially when you place an old Buick in the building. I just made mine all white drywall and have to work extra hard to keep things clean and look for studs when I want to hang something. Steve
  18. Hi Doug If we go that route, you need to help me cut up the frame and scrap it. I actually have a current CA title in my name for the frame and I also have the cowl and firewall, as I titled it when I bought it in 2004. Let's keep in touch and figure out the best way forward. I need to have it moved in four weeks. Thanks Steve
  19. Hi Matt I don't think I have a title for this one, so no title, but I will check my files. It is not hard to get a CA title, but I am not sure I want to now due to Covid and DMV lines out the door and around the building, it will take a lot of time. My dad bought it to restore and then bought one in drivable condition from one of the members in the club, so this one just lingered. It is best for parts. It would be a shame if it is scraped, the body is very straight and rust free. Thanks Steve
  20. Hello I have a few parts left from a 1948 Chrysler New Yorker Town & Country. The car was a restored car in great shape. I have the transmission $450, driveshaft $50, engine splash pans $50, front brake drums with hubs $175 pair and backing plates with all components $150 pair, box of hardware $50, battery tray $25, Engine dipstick tube $25, and some electrical pieces regulator, relays & connection blocks $45. Let me know what you need, if you want it all will make a better deal. Thank You Steve
  21. Hi I have one from a 1948 Chrysler New Yorker Town & Country. Do you know if they are the same or similar? Thanks Steve
  22. Hi Fred Yes the transmission is the self shifter type. I have not driven the car, but the car was a fully restored car at the time the drivetrain was removed. Make an offer on the transmission, what would it be worth as a core? I just don't need this stuff anymore. Thank You Steve
  23. Hello I have the following 1955 Buick Century Estate wagon for sale, no engine or transmission. As shown in the pictures. It would make a great parts car. Only surface rust, California car for parts or custom project. Any reasonable offer accepted. Thank You Steve
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