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Everything posted by Smartin

  1. I thought about Simple green...didn't try it because I was unsure if it would be too strong. Might give it a shot since this stuff isn't perfect anyway.
  2. Before I ruin the original fabric on this car, I figured I would pick the collective brain of the forums. This is in virtually every door panel, and the seats could use a good clean, too. How do I remove the water stains? Before anyone suggests one of those tornado air/water guns, I already tried. No go. Didn't even touch it. Steam cleaner? If so, any recommendations on which one to buy?
  3. Thanks to esteemed club member Rich Gibbs, we have concluded the trunk cardboard would work with my car. As far as lining material, I will save that for the "Me and My Buick" thread.
  4. Awesome that answers that question. Thanks Brian! It would be neat to see this with body colored wheels. But I would imagine a "1" indicates black, if I were to guess.
  5. In my ever-increasing search for trunk material and boards, I went to ClassicBuicks.com and they list a cardboard set for LeSabre, Wildcat, Invicta, AND Electra (except 225 convertible). Does anyone with a 62 B Body want to do some measuring for me?
  6. Ah yes...REM. Their name is on all of the trunk mats and package trays I've bought before. Thanks.
  7. Paint code is JC1 which is Willowmist lower, white painted upper. Not sure what the 1 is. I've looked on the googlez, but every 6 window hardtop I find is photographed in a way that I can't see that line. The 4 door you posted is a 4 window hardtop. The 6 window has an extra rear stationary window behind the back door window.
  8. CARS and Fusick list everything else, but they skip over the 62 Electra. There is a listing for LeSabre and Invicta....ugh. I have the originals....and could make my own, but where can I find bulk cardboard? Or is there some magic source that makes a kit for this car?
  9. I've used that pressure bleeder on everything for the last 2 years, except a 55 Pontiac that hat the master in a terrible spot. It is an awesome tool for the one-man brake bleeder. Tip for bleeding the wheel cylinders: Loosen the bleeders BEFORE you install them and then snug them back up just enough. Then you won't be cursing them when you can hardly reach them while installed in the car.
  10. I think I really stepped in **it when I bought this. I had no idea that the aftermarket for 62's was nearly non-existent. I guess I should already know that since I've been dealing with that on a 62 Olds Starfire I bought last month. Backup lenses for this thing are $225-250 on ebay. So that's not going to happen. It looks like I'll just be getting it mechanically and electrically sound...with some light cosmetic stuff. I would end up in a massive rabbit hole if I tried to go any further with it. The good thing is, there aren't any glaring holes when you look at it
  11. Looking for both sides full sets of ELECTRA 225 letters for the rear lower quarters.
  12. What does the factory paint separation line look like in these cars? I have a hard time believing this is correct...
  13. It arrived this morning. I'd love to say I was pleasantly surprised, but I guess it's par for the course for a sight-unseen purchase. Sigh.... The car seems to run just fine. Thee interior needs to be cleaned up. Needs a headliner pretty badly. There are several spots on the car that paint is bubbling. Currently looking for a set of the quarter ELECTRA 225 emblems that go next to the fins in the lower rear of the quarters.
  14. I don't know if other years are the same...but I need a 4bbl air cleaner assembly for the 62 Electra.
  15. I used semigloss/satin. I don't think it matter much, since some of the gloss will go away with the texture of the aluminum.
  16. That is really pretty....but with the way I wear dirt, I'd have to stay about 6' away from the interior.
  17. You can't lose with a Cadillac! I always have an eye out for something in the late 50's or early 60's. Sadly, I can never afford one that actually runs and drives.🤣
  18. Sure would look good with a set of chrome plated Buick wheels. I'm seeing some 62 hubcaps on ebay...but the sets I like are a bit on the pricey side. Anyone have a spare set laying around?
  19. It'll be a fun one to clean up and drive a bit. Supposed to be here Sunday morning. It's already loaded on the transporter's trailer. I wouldn't have been able to drive out and pick it up for what he is charging.
  20. Looking for a good dash pad for a full size 62. Not sure if other years are the same. Would prefer green, since it would be a tough match for that type of green color if I were to dye it.
  21. Cool. Apparently he knows someone in the shipping business and is getting me a quote tomorrow. If it’s too high, I’ll be on the road probably next weekend.
  22. I bought it. Seller sent me a second chance offer for less than my high bid. Talked extensively with him this evening, and he has a fairly substantial hoard of cars...and this one is in the way eating storage space.
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