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  1. Graham Man, we have invited the Blue Streak you recommended. Thanks for the tip!
  2. Yes, the 2020 EyesOn Design exhibition was recently cancelled. The 2020 theme and other key elements of the 2020 show will become the 2021 EyesOn Design exhibition, scheduled for June 20, 2021.
  3. Brian, this is an AMAZING accomplishment in a very short time! Bravo!
  4. I'll play...could be 1923 Willys.
  5. Thanks for that, Ben. Silly me...I was thinking that car had rear leaf springs.
  6. Matt Harwood wrote:"I also have a question that's completely unrelated to gas tanks, but something became shockingly clear to me today. I bought this handsome 1942 Packard 160 formal sedan with a divider window just to have some new inventory. The price was right, I've known the car for decades, it's an all-original 38,000-mile survivor (just how I like my cars), and I think it will make a nice tour car for someone (not me, don't worry). Anyway, I took it for a drive this morning and realized that the Packard rides much better than the Limited. Not a little, but A LOT. There's almost no impact harshness on bumps, but Packard just oozes over them and you barely feel them. My Buick, even with an all-new front end, new shocks, and radial tires, still kind of crashes over bumps. It's not even close. I can't imagine that the Buick did not feel as good as the Packard when they were new, so what am I missing on my car? Why does my car still send a significant shudder through the entire body every time it hits a bump? Why does the Packard feel like it's made from one chunk of iron while the Buick feels almost fragile?" Matt, as others have suggested, it's probably the tires. But, have the Buick's springs been cleaned and lubricated? Are they the correct springs for the car or have they been replaced with something "close"? Incorrect or binding springs will make for a miserable ride.
  7. old-tank wrote: "It is easier to restore than to modify." Ben Bruce wrote: "But ain't it fun?" I agree with both these pearls of automotive wisdom.
  8. Juan, Looks like the 55 is quite different from the 58. On a 58, the door weatherstrip comes up over the rear edge and attaches along the upper edge of the door. If you have a 1955 Fisher Body Service Manual or a Buick Body Parts book, there should be pictures of that area. Here is what the rear, upper corner of the 58 weatherstrip looks like:
  9. Hi Juan, If I remember correctly, front to back adjustment was accomplished by setting the wedges and travel stops at the both front and rear ends of the glass opening, at the very top of the door. Every adjustment seemed to have some interaction with other settings, so it tokk me a lot of trial and error to get it right. The Fisher Body Service Manual has detailed, step by step instructions for the removal of the window glass and all related parts. After lots of frustrating experimentation, I found that the best way to line up the windows was to follow the instructions in the reverse order. Be patient!
  10. You can certainly replace the trim nails with plastic fasteners. You must provide some amount of adjustment to allow the fasteners to "find" the attaching holes. If you use "christmas tree" style plastic fasteners, replace the nail hole slots in the steel door inner panels with slots in the door panel/card substrate. Orient the slots in the same direction that the nail slots were oriented. Position the center of the new slots where the original trim nails were located.
  11. I've done a few of those horns recently. I used 47 μF condensors. I bought them on Amazon. Here's a listing similar to what I bought; mine were rated 47uF/250V, these are 47uF/50V: https://www.amazon.com/Saim-Celsius-Aluminum-Electrolytic-Capacitors/dp/B00JFONXBK/ref=sr_1_14?dchild=1&keywords=47uf+250V+capacitor&qid=1589636904&sr=8-14
  12. Cool; wish that had been available when I had to cut mine apart and fix it!
  13. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1939-buick-roadmaster-phaeton-convertible-81c/
  14. I'm not restoring this one... I've been mocking up final ride height and planning suspension choices for my 33 Pontiac sport coupe. Note the ribbed engine front cover in the bottom, left corner of this image. That's the Pontiac OHC6 that is destined for this build.
  15. I talked to the owner. She would love to bring the car back to EyesOn Design; it was previously in our exhibition in the mid to late 1990s. Unfortunately, our show is the same day she is departing for the Graham National meet, so my search continues.
  16. We were fortunate enough to be invited to view Jay's collection back in 2008. Jay was doing several short videos for the Garage website and one of the videos featured the Baker. Jay was driving it in the aisles and sneaking up on folks, then ringing the bell to surprise them. It was a VERY fun day.
  17. I really like the Sedanet bodies... Same starting bid this time around: https://www.ebay.com/itm/352986219686?ViewItem=&vxp=mtr&item=352986219686
  18. ⬆️⬆️⬆️ That was when I quit selling on eBay. These days, I occasionally have a few leftovers from restoration projects or spares that didn't go with sold vehicles. Depending on the item, I list those things on this site, other club & marque-specific forums, the H.A.M.B., local club newsletters & websites, word of mouth and local swap meets. Those are also the places I prefer to search and buy from. But I still buy the occasional item on eBay if I can't find it elsewhere. I don't have access to Facebook Marketplace, but I re-initiated my account to gain access. A few friends have recently commented that it is the best place to find parts & cars. I have also found great stuff on Instagram; that's probably my favorite place to find specific items (used automotive parts) right now. Joe
  19. Bob, I get "new items" lists from some of the sellers I follow. Do you use that selling tool to keep your items out in front of previous customers? Joe
  20. Depends on the car. Seems like BAT buyers spend freely to acquire Alfas, Porsches and Ferraris. And the DeSoto being discussed here seems to have done well for the seller!
  21. We put these 1958 Caballeros together at the 2019 BCA National meet in Midwest City, OK. It was a very fun photo op!
  22. Don't know - and couldn't find - any history, but the sign states: The "Old Vienna" Buick Riviera Sedan