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  1. I generally use Permatex non hardening No 2 Form a Gasket. It might be harder to take the hose back off but the hose will come off with a little prying. I'd rather deal with a little effort to remove a hose then have to do the job a second time.
  2. Those are not correct for a 1937 Buick Special either. Here is a link to Gary's car before he started his restoration; If you look at the third picture you will see the wiper doesn't have a flange. I'm sure later in his efforts you can find close up pictures of the wiper mounts. Carl
  3. I'm posting this here instead of a private response in case anybody else is interested in interchange of rear compartment handles. Carl
  4. Hi, Had a little time to dig up a touring handle for comparison. The shaft on the slant back models is about 1/4 inch longer. Hope these pictures help. From the base, not the lip to the the end of the threads the touring is 1 13/16 inches. From the base not the lip to the end of the threads the slant back handle is 2 inches. Hopefully the last picture shows the frustrating length of the shaft difference. Carl
  5. To be honest it looks like the lip has been ground off the handle in the picture for some reason. Here is a picture of a 1937 Buick trunk handle showing the lip. Carl
  6. Yes, but they aren't the ones who botched the job. Email sent so as not to upset a moderator.
  7. I sent mine to Bob's a few years ago. I was satisfied with the rebuild and it's still going strong. Can't remember what it cost but whatever it was, it was better than the one I had rebuilt out East of me that used to have a good reputation until the owner passed. I actually sent the rebuilt one in to Bob's to have rebuilt again.
  8. As I stated I have never found any information as to when they changed fender light lenses. The car the early lens came off of was assembled in Flint around mid November of 1936. Carl
  9. No, I don't see a number on either lens. From the picture you posted I'd feel confident saying your lens is an original late 1937 lens. If you noticed in the picture I posted comparing an early and late lens, the early lens is blunter, shorter and clear on the end. I've only seen a few cars with the early lens in 45 years. Only reason I have the early lens is I parted out an early car years ago. I've never seen anything mentioning when the transition happened. Carl
  10. I think we might have gotten slightly away from your question and didn't really answer it. From a 1947 Master Parts list; The early 1937 fender lens part number is 920662 The later 1937 fender lens part number is 921435 The 1938 fender lens part number is 921435 So Buick used the later 1937 Buick lens in the 1938 Buicks. Carl
  11. And then there was the early 1937 lens that looked like the one on the right.
  12. The first BCA National Meet in 78 or 79 I attended I was either ignored or once was yelled at for standing to close to a car even though I was showing respect by having one hand cover my belt buckle and the other holding my hat behind me as I admired a 1937 Buick from a close distance without touching as I owned a 37. Now that I'm "older" I'm accepted. Hardly what I considered a warm welcome and left a vivid memory. The BCA has a Meet that embraces old farts like myself. When I attended the ACD Reunion in 86 for the first time I was welcomed even though I didn't have a car. Afte
  13. I can't answer that as I don't have any children and never paid much attention. That being said perhaps that is something the Buick Club needs to work on. What happens to our hobby when all us old folks can no longer participate? Do we care, after all we won't be around. Wait, we want to add membership. Wonder where that new membership will come from besides the people who buy new Buicks? I belong to another national auto club that has a lot of families attend the national meet. I personally know many second generation members who are bringing their children to th
  14. Hi Ray, Congratulations on your new acquisition. I am not a member of this forum " https://groups.io/g/1937and1938Buicks " but it was formed and is is operated by a 1938 Buick owner. I believe there is also a 1937-1938 Facebook forum. Carl
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