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  1. parting out 1955 Ford, (no body panels or seats), 336-627-9142, call 8-10 pm EST.
  2. I am parting out a 1955 Studebaker Commander Coupe 6V V8. I still have many good parts available including many NOS parts I acquired to complete the project. Many of these parts fit 53-55 Loewy coupes and 56-62 Hawks. Here is a partial list, please ask if you need something specifically: front hood release structural panel..some rust replated door handles pair trunk latch hook 6v v8 generator rear bumper (rusted) rear bumper brackets steering wheel w/ horn ring and suicide knob very good used condition dash board sheet metal gauges gauge bezel rechromed NOS cluch and brake pedals accelerator pedal excellent used Right Door Left Door Roof (excellent) Floor Replacement Panels right and left 259 V8 engine complete NOS starter solenoid used Horn Relay (good) Aluminum door scuff sills decent..minor corrosion Vent door screen dash bezel mounting brackets cigarette lighter seat heater core rechromed Hood Ornament (1955) gas filler neck body plug (master cylinder) (4) used bumper bolts NOS Clock Bezel Reconditioned High and Low Horns 6V Sparton High Horn 6V President steering column panels seat trim pieces oil fill cap original radiator cap turn signal arm working wiper motor 6V Working fan and parts interior rear window trim interior windshield trim seat heter floor panel fan heater core door strikes set of headliner bows/brackets used wiper blades shifter boot complete front seat
  3. 1955 Dodge 1/2T Pickup, C3B. Short/lowside box. $3500, Richland, WA. This pickup originally came with the flathead six, but has been replaced by others with a 318 Poly V8. The truck has not run for about 6-7 years -- just sitting, but should run with simple maintenance/startup procedures. It is a four speed on the floor. The body is in good shape. the only major body damage is the rear driver fender, and those are easy to replace/find (or this could be repaired). Floor is solid with surface rust. There is some rust on the bottom of the passenger door, but not too bad. All glass but passenger door is without cracks or any major delamination. The curved windshield appears in good shape. These lowside boxes are rather rare today (as are Dodge pickups of the 50s). I also have an option for you to buy a 1954 Chrysler 331 Hemi V8, which would be a real nice combo to go with this truck -- the engine turns freely and has the original carb with it which is in good shape. (truck comes with the 318 V8 regardless). Will not sell hemi engine separately. No trades. Price for truck and hemi is $5000.
  4. Howdy there, folks! My name is Rich, and I'm new to the forum. I'll start by saying that I'm very far from an expert on classic cars. Other than my '80 MGB, I don't own any project cars. Got it for my 40th birthday in 1992 (it wasn't even a classic then ), basically paid others to fix her up a little over the years. This is completely off my main topic, but I reckon it serves to show what a novice I am. My father recently passed away at age 91, and I guess you can say that I've been in a bit of a nostalgic mood as of late. Growing up, we loved our '55 Ford Country Squire. We never considered it a classic then, but we got plenty of miles out of it traveling between Bedford, OH, and the Indianapolis-area (where we eventually moved in 1961). We used it for just about everything, including towing our old storage trailer. Dad got rid of it eventually--probably in the mid to late 60s when my brother and I were in high school. I don't know much about the vehicle, but I'd love to track it down, in the rare chance that it still exists. I'm retired now, and I wouldn't mind having it or maybe one just like it--seems like it'd be good weekend vehicle to toot around town in with the grandkids. Here's what I know: -The vehicle was white with the classic Woodie-trim (which I don't think was real wood). -It had a V8 272-4v OHV 182hp AT engine (from what my brother wrote down) -From the records, there were several different serial numbers, but it looks like the "main" one (novice here) is M5RY167500 -My father sold it to a man who lived in CA (which, if it stayed in CA, is the reason that I think it may still exist). We do not have the bill of sale unfortunately. Where's what I'd like to know: --How easy is it to "track" these old vehicles down? --What's a typical price for a vehicle like this in reasonable condition? --Long shot: Do any of you guys have this vehicle? I'm willing to pay top dollar! Any advice or info is greatly appreciated. Glad to be a part of your forum! Rich
  5. For sale from my personal collection: Original 1955 Buick Interior Sample & Paint Book ----- Original 1957 Buick Interior Sample and Combinations Book ----- Original 1958 Buick Showroom Book including Interior & Paint Samples ----- High Quality Reprint 1956 Buick Interior Sample and Combinations Book NO CHEAP photocopy - real book, printed on photographic paper with glue binding - made from an outstanding original ----- High Quality Reprint 1957 Buick Interior Sample and Combinations Book NO CHEAP photocopy - real book, printed on photographic paper with glue binding - made from an outstanding original More Pictures of indivual books upon request. If you're interested, give me a PM! Best regards, Jan
  6. Hey Guys, I have recently acquire a 1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 that is in need of restoration. For references sake, the car is located in Canada. I'm starting my initial research into parts availability, vendors, etc. that go with. The plan is that once the car is home, I'll be completing a frame up restoration on it to renew it to it's original condition. Timeline: 5 years. Part of the incentive behind this is that the vehicle was originally my great-grandfathers, so it has some family history behind it. I'm wondering what members recommend for some reading, recommended vendors for parts, where to get a service manual, and any other interesting tidbits or facts. From my initial research, I've noticed some referring to Fusick as a good parts supplier. What is their reputation here? I've found two websites for them (www.fusick.com and www.fusickautomotiveproducts.com), does anyone know which is the appropriate one? Condition of the car overall is decent, the rockers have rusted out but other than that the car is mostly intact. Some rust through on the hood/fenders/truck bottom but nothing too terrible. The interior only has a single mouse nest in it and some mold. It will be replaced completely. The engine/trans condition is unknown, but some in the family think that it was seized when parked. If the block is good, it will be rebuilt. I'll consider other options at that point in time. I've read a post indicating that Ross Racing engines has some parts for hot rodding/building the engine (and the website indicates so). Assuming the engine block is salvageable, who do people recommend getting a rebuilt kit from? I've attached a picture of the car in it's current location for those who wish to gawk to gawk (and yes, that is an RX7 beside it; there's a 1938 Ford 2 Door Coupe in the shed in the background that the owner is hoping to restore). There is also a mostly complete 1955 parts car that comes with it. The parts car rear ended another vehicle, so some parts aren't there. For the particularly astute, the front of the car is a 1956 front end while the rest of the car is from. Apparently the car suffered front end damage before it was one year old, and the 1956 front end was thought to look better and so was installed. I intend to keep the '56 front end on the '55 car as that's how it has worked it's way through the family. Thanks for any help and information!
  7. Hello Everyone: It's Rich again. If anyone read my last forum thread (http://forums.aaca.org/f169/info-needed-55-ford-country-squire-383597.html), I have been searching for my father's 1955 Ford Country Squire. I received some information from a friend of mine who stated that it was common for classic cars to be shipped to Mexico (in the 1960s and '70s), and other nations. Does anyone know anything about this. Does anyone know where to find records of these type of transactions? Thanks!
  8. I received this through WPC Club Email, if anyone is interested please reply to him directly through the Email Link. Ian I have a set of four hubcaps for a 1955 DeSoto in very nice original condition. I would like to sell these at a reasonable price if someone in your group could use them. I was thinking $40.00 for the set plus shipping. I have pictures but they are too big for this format. I can be contacted at this email if there is any interest. Darrell Handley
  9. I received this through WPC Club Email, if anyone is interested please reply to him directly through the Email Link. Ian I have a set of four hubcaps for a 1955 DeSoto in very nice original condition. I would like to sell these at a reasonable price if someone in your group could use them. I was thinking $40.00 for the set plus shipping. I have pictures but they are too big for this format. I can be contacted at this email if there is any interest. Darrell Handley
  10. Hi . . . I was taking care of a friend's dog in West Hollywood, so this recent LA transplant took the opportunity to walk along Sunset Boulevard. I found this 1941 Buick in a gas station and had to take a look. Noting the Mexican plates, I took a look inside and saw the speedo was in kilometers. Wow! I chatted with the proprietors and they said it was a friend's and it was a '38 (I corrected them). I then asked them if I could take some pics. They were very willing and I was very thankful for that because, y'know, sometimes people can be weird (as well as people like me having ulterior motives). They told me the same guy owned the 1955 Cadillac on the lot and yes, the speedo was in kmh as well - cool! I sent the pics to my friend (who's a member here), who told me the following: The Century is a bit of a mystery. Officially, it does not seem to be a factory export model, because the body number is too high...only 109 Model 61X four-door sedans were made, while 15,027 non-export were built. The data plate is bent down, concealing the model number, which would be 61X for an export car, 61 for a regular Century. The style number, 41-4609 is correct for the series and model. The GM export situation is rather confusing. There were cars built for export and sold through the export organization, but there were also cars exported that did not for one reason or another go through the export sales company. This must be one of those cars. There were also Canadian Buicks, but they were still produced by GM of Canada and were technically McLaughlin Buicks. (There is a possibility they did not build the large series models, though, so this could still be a car built in the US for the Canadian market.) The kilometer speedometer is incredibly cool! The data plate has the correct rivets, but the serial number strip should be attached differently...not with screws. The number, however, is a 1941 Flint-built Buick number and looks to me like it falls generally in the early months of the model year range, which would be consistent with the body number. The color code 571 is for English Green, which the car apparently remains. He then followed up with this: Just one more thought on the '41 Century...it might have been assembled in Mexico. Attached is part of a story from GM World magazine about the GM assembly operation there in 1940. Sub-assemblies and parts were shipped from the US in crates with assembly finished in the plant. These cars may have had regular Fisher Body plates, or not. Almost certainly, the Century was at least ordered through the GM de Mexico operation. However, look at the Cadillac's data plate. Strange, eh? Here's what my friend said: The Cadillac with the blank data plate is also a mystery. It looks like there might be another plate the left of it that might have some addition info? The blank data plate kind of rings a bell...I think I've read about another Cadillac that had such a plate. On the other hand, the rivets are non-standard and one is in the wrong place, making me think the plate may have been added after production. It may be there simply to legally prove the car was produced in the US, with the other info being not relevant. A few Cadillac were still sold new outside of the US at the time. I know an elderly guy who worked for Cadillac as a regional manager for the Caribbean area in this period... Anyone can help with insight beyond my equally enthusiastic friend?
  11. Original 1955 Ford COE rust/cancer free straight body.Bodies this straight and rust free don't come along very often so this is a rare find..Short wheel base flatbed set up as a welders rig with bottle holders,hose rack,pipe clamp,HD vise also has attachments and hook for a boom..No broken glass,all original C600 hood side and nose badges..Diamond plate deck,tool/parts cabinet,trailer hitch.Donor bucket seats,tilt column and a PS box and all stock wheels..Has a round auxiliary gas tank which mounts under bed on pass side..Clean/clear California title in hand..Have lots of pix to share if interested..No engine or trans so get to supply your own and make it all yours...$5500...Jack..San Diego..760)751-2946
  12. i have a running 4dr studebaker for sale located in Westminster, CA. We need the space, we have far too many projects that need to be started. Car runs and drives smoothly. asking $3000 you can reach me (Cory) at (562)489-six80eight. Thank you
  13. 55 4 door Buick Special stainless trim. both sides front fender, doors and rear fender. bottom of window trim all 4 doors. rear window trim. front window trim (one small dent on top piece. Also have brand new front windshield. rear light lens, front head lights, whole dash with all the knobs....complete wiring harness fro head lights to dash (cut wires going to rear lights at post, only cut wires on dash are at the end on the gauge cluster and ignition switch). email,text or call. terrybaker2008@live.com 678-758-5171 Terry
  14. Hey fellow Buick lovers, Im proud to say I own a 1955 special with 80k on her and im the 3rd owner now. It has been a load of fun learning and working on it. In 1 day I got her running after 25 plus years of being stored in the garage. I did some research on non detergent oil also lead additive for the gas, put a new battery in after fresh fluids and she fired right up. Now after a few times around the block the clutch is slipping really bad. Do they make clutch kits for the 3 speed manual. I find kits but I have no clue the size or exactly what I need. And please feel free to give tips, advance or any thing I should check into to make this car right again. I plan to restore her and try to keep almost everything original. May add a radio but other than that I love it the way it is. Thanks for the help.
  15. Dear Buick fans or any classic car lover, I am new to the classic's but knew id own one soon after seeing the special in movies like this boys life and dont tell mom the babysitter is dead. I finally just bought a 1955 Buick special 3 speed on the column with 80k miles on it. Since im in my 20s this older technology on this car is like my grandparents with my ipod, definitely takes reading and just getting under the hood. After not running for 25yrs I changed the battery, drained all fluids, bought new non detergent oil and an oil canister filter, put lead addictive in the gas & she fired right up. Issue 1.) Now I can feel the clutch is slipping badly and needs to be replaced. The issue im having is the correct parts and how to do it. I cant find a clutch kit for sale ( I can but not sure what size ) nor do I know the best way to change it. Ive seen pull the motor or some tube and rear end forum. Issue 2.) Now it wont start. Which I think im going to buy a new starter and solenoid so that takes 2 of the maybes gone. I heard the relay or switch by the carb and manifold can go bad but rare. The motor wont even turn over with a new battery but everything comes on so I think its one of those I listed but any info is much appreciated. Thanks for your time & help : )
  16. We recently found in a remote site several Hudsons useful for restoration or as donor cars. One of the better ones discovered so far is a 1955 Hudson Hornet 4 dr that runs and drives. Good body but missing some glass. Between 1951 and 55 the Hudson Hornet accounted for 40 NASCAR wins. We hope someone will take this example home and restore it. Pick up in Denver or we can arrange shiipping. $3500.
  17. RESTORABLE 1955 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER DELUXE FOUR DOOR. POWER EVERTHING. 331 HEMI. "RAN WHEN PARKED" VERY LITTLE RUST, LOTS OF GOOD TRIM. COMPLETE CAR. EXCELLENT FOR A PARTS CAR OR DEFINITELY RESTORABLE. LOCATED IN BOZEMAN MONTANA. NO TITLE. NEEDS TO GO BEFORE THE SNOW FLIES!!!!! $2,000 OR MAKE OFFER! PETE ~ 406-570-9552
  18. The big one at the bottom with the "capture" (small diameter shank between the head & threads). Been driving so much, 1 of mine fell out... Thanks!
  19. The spine of this book is torn but the contents and covers are in good condtion. Not sure the number of pages but 1.25 to 1.5 inches thick Inquire if you are interested and require more information
  20. No expense spared restoration, stunning Goldenrod Yellow, genuine wire wheel, p/s, p/b, 292, 111 miles since restoration. $65,000.
  21. Hey guys I am new to the forum and just picked up a 1955 Century 4 door hard top. The nailhead is running good, but the transmission is missing so here is my question...... I have located a 56 dynaflow that was attached to a nailhead. Will it swap? I was told there may be a difference in the ATF cooling? Just wondering if it will work, I can get the 56 tranny for a good price. Thanks, Shon Elliott Lubbock, Texas
  22. Hey all! I am a bride-to-be from MA and I have always loved the "classic" cars of the 50's. In particular the 1955 Ford Thunderbird. I wanted to have my wedding photos to including a part of the 50's that I love so much so I wanted to rent a preferably red color exterior. I've been trying to do research and find someone who owns or a limo service that has an antique car for use. However, I cannot find any Ford Thunderbirds. Is there any where you guys would suggest looking or know of how to contact someone who does own one? My wedding is not for another 364 days so I have plenty of time (but not enough time all in one), but I am getting desperate since it's time to start booking things now. Any help you guys could give would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so so much in advance!
  23. [TABLE=class: tborder, width: 100%, align: center] <tbody style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">[TR] [TD=class: alt1, bgcolor: #F2F2F2]Hello all, iam curious if anyone has ever put in a 60s style master cyl/booster firewall mounted in a 55 or 56 Buick. My Buick special is drum/drum and a original power brake car. The treadle vac was gone form the car and don't plan on going that route of putting one back in.I understand that the brake lines in the 55 special are 1 inch.so theoretically if I had a drum drum power booster that was 8 inches and the master cyl was set up for 1 inch I would think it would work I'm not looking to go complete resto on the car. Will something like this work? http://www.speedwaymotors.com/8-Inch...ster,9557.html What have you used? Let's talk. Thanks everyone, and happy new year! Any advice is appreciated. Tony [/TD] [/TR] </tbody>[/TABLE]
  24. 1956 Dodge Coronet, "The Forward Look", 4 door sedan, original V-8 runs strong, dash mounted push button selector for the automatic transmission, light blue, with nice, clean, black and white interior, good brakes and tires. It is a very enjoyable daily driver car to enjoy. NEW: battery, carb rebuild, tuneup, $1116 front end rebuild just completed, valve cover gaskets, master cylinder, fuel pump, brakes, rear window gasket, front end alignment, front end rebuild, alternator, front transmission seal, and more. This 1956 Dodge is a product of Virgil Exner's design team called "The Forward Look". When you see it, what strikes you, though it will take some time for you to figure it out, is the long, gentle, sweeping arc stretching uninterrupted from headlight brow to tail light tip. And those headlights, unlike the previous year's Dodge—and unlike those of Ford and Chevrolet—are hidden from the side by forward-canted hoods. The taillights are hooded with a complimentary rearward cant. It gives the new Dodge a sense of being in forward motion even while standing still. The doors open and close with a solid thunk, not a hollow metallic whap like today’s cars. The front grille is a handsome, massive affair, and it looks spectacular between those hooded headlights. Because of its "flight sweep" styling, this car draws a crowd.Selling for less than amount invested, $7500. 336-765-8312, North Carolina, email for pictures: wwhitfield@triad.rr.com delivery available world wide Remember: Collector Cars are more stable than the stock market.
  25. 1956 Dodge Coronet, "The Forward Look", 4 door sedan, original V-8 runs strong, dash mounted push button selector for the automatic transmission, light blue, with nice, clean, black and white interior, good brakes and tires. It is a very enjoyable daily driver car to enjoy. NEW: battery, carb rebuild, tuneup, $1116 front end rebuild just completed, valve cover gaskets, master cylinder, fuel pump, brakes, rear window gasket, front end alignment, front end rebuild, alternator, front transmission seal, and more. This 1956 Dodge is a product of Virgil Exner's design team called "The Forward Look". When you see it, what strikes you, though it will take some time for you to figure it out, is the long, gentle, sweeping arc stretching uninterrupted from headlight brow to tail light tip. And those headlights, unlike the previous year's Dodge—and unlike those of Ford and Chevrolet—are hidden from the side by forward-canted hoods. The taillights are hooded with a complimentary rearward cant. It gives the new Dodge a sense of being in forward motion even while standing still. The doors open and close with a solid thunk, not a hollow metallic whap like today’s cars. The front grille is a handsome, massive affair, and it looks spectacular between those hooded headlights. Because of its "flight sweep" styling, this car draws a crowd.Selling for less than amount invested, $7500. 336-765-8312, North Carolina, email for pictures: wwhitfield@triad.rr.com delivery available world wide Remember: Collector Cars are more stable than the stock market.