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Hey everybody. I'm new here, so apologies if I missed an existing thread on this, the search didn't turn much up. I've come into possession of a 71 soft top Buick Lesabre. The car needs a lot of love, but the engine is good, and the body is okay. The rag top however, is totally shredded. I carefully removed the old one as best I could, and the frame is pretty battered but once I tighten some bolts and clean it up it should be okay. Couple questions though: 1) The top doesn't lower all the way on its own, and has to be encouraged by hand. I was thinking that it might be having trouble because of bent rods and loose bolts, and that once it's straightened it'll be better... does that sound realistic, or am I looking at a new motor? 2) I've seen rag tops for sale online, and I'm handy, but really green and hardly a qualified mechanic. Can I expect to be able to install one of these myself, or should I expect to be paying a professional? The car is my project so the more I can do myself, the happier I'll be. Thanks a lot.
Hello all, My name is Vince and I live in Philadelphia. Recently I hurt myself pretty badly and am temporarily disabled so with nothing bit time on my hands I volunteered to help a good friend of mine who lives in Sweden. He and his car friends recently acquired a 1956 Buick Roadmaster convertible. Gorgeous car in my opinion and it's actually in pretty good shape. However a tree limb fell onto the hood and smooshed (the correct technical term, I believe) the windshield, windshield frame and all the trim. I've done a fair bit of checking around the web to no avail. Please see the photograph. He will also need a high quality convertible top and I'm assuming the framework for that as well. I tried to track down a place in Washington state that folks swear by but I think they're out of business. So I decided to go to the experts in such things, you guys and girls. Any ideas? Please don't hesitate to contact me at any time and I will promptly respond. If I get an email from anyone I'll gladly pass along my phone number in case you need any further information from me in person. Thanks very much all. Have a nice evening. Vince