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  1. The next step with the garage was to cut off the plastic vapour barrier and remove the insulation. With that completed I started next on removing the outlet and the supply wire under the window after isolating the circuit. We bought this place in 1983 and the garage was bare walls with an overhead light bulb and one outlet. Wanting a warm place to work on my cars I did the wiring and insulation then panelled it myself. I was surprised to see a price tag still on the back of this outlet. I'll bet they are a bit more now. I
  2. Not having planned on a back door in the first place I hung a board from the ceiling for some wood and trim that would be up out of the way and off a shelf but after doing some measuring found it was too low and going to interfere with the opened door and hardware so... Sort, throw out and discover was fun. Especially finding a mouse or two had chewed up some of that styrofoam! A pleasant surprise was finding the rocker panels. Unfortunately out of all you see there I will only have one good set that will go on the Limited. There is one decent on
  3. Thanks gang for the congrats! We are both excited to meet and hold our grandson. Yes I'm going to lead him down the BUICK PATH as best I can. Will have to figure out how to bolt a proper seat belt set up in the Special at some point... precious cargo you know. We are amazed what a flood of memories are coming back to light so want to not rush things too much and enjoy the new moments. Even my soon to be 93 year old mother is getting caught up in this as it is her 1st great-grandchild. My nephew and his wife are expecting very soon also so gives Mo
  4. Some happy news today! As of 3:45 am this morning, my oldest son and his wife presented my wife and I with a 7 lb 11 ounce boy. The world being what it is we won't actually get to see him till they come home hopefully this Friday but we've waited this long, I guess we can wait a few more days to say Hi, we are your grandparents.
  5. Trying again... The day sucked weather wise but being Sunday, did what I had to do. It was a total fiasco and will spare the details but three hours later managed to put a plug in and on the road again... The culprit was this big screw fortunately in the tread of the tire allowing a plug to be used. The point of this was that I lost that time getting parts bins labelled and out to the storage in hopes to get the garage cleaned up enough to remove panelling for the contractor to start the new garage door. Since then (being it is n
  6. Glad you are getting her our Gary! She sure looks good. I hope to copy some of your pictures to my I Pad and show Fred how it is doing. I've mentioned before I'm sure at one time he owned that car but have not been in contact for quite awhile. Happy motoring.
  7. While my plan this weekend was to spend every minute in the garage sorting, packing and taking bins out to the storage well, that went south in a hurry. Got a text Friday evening saying I had to cut the property Saturday as it had been held off for two weeks. that was five and a half hours taken out of that day but is was fairly nice temperature wise. Came home and did what I could in the hour and a half before having to clean up to go out for dinner with the neighbours. Was told to "winter up" as reservations were for the patio at Applebees... I get the distancing thing but the heat
  8. Today marks a bit of a milestone seeing this morning my thread has reached 95,000 views. I guess there has been enough interest to at least entertain you. It has helped a lot by posting words and pictures to keep me moving forward and want to thank everyone that has been following along. With the drastic changes having taken place over the years with our local Car Club, these Forums have truly been a wonderful support. Thank you so much BCA and AACA for all your hard work keeping this available to us. 👍 Doug
  9. Just ending a late night but happy with the progress. I managed to clear and sort items from the upper shelf and some things on the lower one identifying and placing in the appropriate bins. Was able to make a trip out to the storage container before supper and went back at it after dinner till now. With the shelf down it was a process to deal with the lower shelf items but have a few bins yet that can be used. Just a sneak preview of some of the things locked safely in the tool box. Moving along...
  10. Sorry Keith, the oldest one I have shows 1975 and then only about 8 pages of mixed models. Believe me when I say I'd be happy to give one to you for postage if I had it or use that as an excuse for a road trip to come up and visit but...
  11. Yes on both counts! History is repeating itself as my dad did the same thing with his collection/cars. Guess it's the seed not falling too far from the tree theory...
  12. Attacked a mess on one shelf first of something that leaked and was quite sticky and second, found these computer boxes that were there when I bought the place in 1983. Knowing the previous owner worked at the Chrysler plant here imagine they are of 1982 vintage and miraculously walked out the gate to his then garage. By the looks of them imagine people collecting/restoring 80's Chrysler products are going to have a hard time finding these in good condition. Those were tough years with the Lean Burn systems acting up a lot (ask me how I know). Anybody th
  13. dei

    1957 76C

    Wow! Sounds like the same thing with those ball joints for '57. Makes one wonder why there was no standardisation to save money doesn't it?
  14. A bit more effort made yesterday after work. Before taking out for storage I listed things and put the sheet in a sheet protector to avoid having to dig into the container again. I then marked the lids for each car. It should help the boys some day... Made a trip for those big containers and a few other things I'm going to sell at a yard sale over at the Special garage. It's coming along. At least my wife knows where I am (for the most part). Maybe by next weekend I can call the contractor and have him inspect the situation to get
  15. dei

    1957 76C

    Even if '58's are the same Lance, I can't help you this time as they went with the car. Here is a not so clear picture if that helps you at all. Here also are a few pictures of the Special convertible that you might be able to find and adapt. Goood Luck there.
  16. dei

    1957 76C

    I'll have a look in the shed Lance but believe I left those on the Limited parts car when I scrapped it out.
  17. Appreciate the thoughts Joe! With the Province dealing with a possible second wave of the virus trying to not shut us down again, we kept our dinner to just four of us but my other boy came in with coffee for us (and to have some pumpkin pie). Boys being boys they started to reminisce. At their age now they thought they could share some of their more questionable exploits with mom & me which when they started to laugh about it, had us all in stitches since no one got hurt. My comment to all this was that I hoped their children blessed them with all the joy and happin
  18. This is our Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada so to all our Canadian Buick members, may you all have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving. We have had a wonderful week weather wise here but sadly it is at the expense of the folks dealing with the hurricane (again). Normally they pump both warm air and rain to us but this time the rain has remained south of us so took advantage and opened up the garage door at home to dig into my parts collection. I had purchased some large industrial sized totes labelling them for the Special, Roadmaster and Limited parts for easier identification
  19. Thanks John. I wasn't really worrying about it but... I do tend to go so... Therefore, Having had a week of being quite busy and after my road trip to deliver the axle doesn't my one son need the trailer last weekend and say he is concerned about the tires on it. Sure enough if there isn't a slight tear in the passenger side sidewall and the other side is showing check lines. Went to my local tire shop guy and says "Those are car snow tires which are old". Booked an appointment to get good used trailer tires (6 ply) and a spare tire w/rim which I never had
  20. Very Nice! I have my dad's 51 Nash still with it's original paint and upholstery needing tank and lines much like yours. Sitting for a long time is not a good thing. In your cache you wouldn't have an extra hub cap you would be willing to sell would you?
  21. With a lot going on and having seen this: "OFF TOPIC POSTS MUST STOP" decided to think about this before posting today. Have decided that my thread is about "Me" and my "1958 Buick's" and.... (meaning my other cars) so with the risk of having my fingers slapped, will update as of today believing the thread title covers it. Being pulled in four directions at once right now, doesn't my son call early this morning saying he might have a fellow interested in buying my '52 Ford F-1 and could I send him some pictures? Nothing ventured, nothing gai
  22. I can tell you from experience that the unscrew type develops some corrosion that will need periodic cleaning to maintain good contact. I thought the new battery was faulty but it was the bad contact after screwing it together. How did I know? I saw smoke rising from the post on my 6 volt battery in the Nash when trying to start her.
  23. Just can't catch any breaks right now... Trying to finish the big job after sitting for almost a year for the right reasons (Covid), taking twice as long to clean up correctly, customer expecting it done overnight and then mixing in a really good customers home/garages for almost 20 years only to get a call from Mom that the contractor doing her sidewalks has broken the outside water tap and it is running full force!! Put him on the phone Mom. Explained where the water main shut off was and said I'd be there as soon as I could as I was 20 miles away. Got there
  24. Busy week this past one work wise. With the "Shut Down" in March one of my contracts cancelled any work of any kind till further notice till last week, so put in this week to bring some much needed funds in. Paperwork is the new flavour of the day, sign for this, fill out for that and be sure you list the Country you are from. Now sign in electronically and once you receive confirmation you are here, you can then begin your work. (The new daily work procedure....) The original contract was for three cleanings per year and have not been there for a whole year. Consequently
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