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56 Roadmaster I picked up today.

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I picked up the 56 Roadmaster I've been looking at. New tires/brakes/exhaust/rebuilt carb/some other things also. Driving it home, I found the steering needs to be looked at and the brakes adjusted. Have to wait for some money to come in first though, sorta blew the whole wad. $4000, which seemed good to me, but I don't know much. Just know I like it and plan to have fun and drive it a lot. :)

Will start on the engine compartment, which is not too bad anyway. Has the original carpet, which is not worn, may re-dye it. Rear seat is fine, front one needs re-done. Only thing it really needs is new chrome trim around the right rear taillight, it is broken on top.

Jerry

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Congrats Jerry, that's a neat looking car.

As for the tail light treatment, the tail light looks generally correct for '56, but normally, I believe the chrome was deeper (probably 2 inches give or take) whereas yours appears to be quite thin. I wouldn't have thought the large series car would have been that much different than the small series. I'm not sure I'm making sense - look at the photo of my Special and you should see what I mean.

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Derek,

You had me scared but I found another 56 Roadmaster pix on the net and it has the same tail light, guess they were different.

Jerry

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Cool. Sorry for the scare. I had never realized that...learn something every day. I just thought it had possibly been another customized piece on the car.

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Jerry, NICE! You seem to have 4 of the hardest things to find on these cars. The gunsight trims on top of the front fenders ( Roadmaster only trim) and a nice set of rear "J" bars on the rear bumper. The rest of the car looks really cool too. Have you seen Budd's 56 Buick site? I'm sure he'll be interested when he see this.

Congrats.

What's your plans for it, modified or stock?

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WOW!!! THAT'S A LOW PRICE for that much 56 Buick!!!

I love the 4 door hardtop 56's, especially the Roadmaster. Cool car.

Congrats!!! and welcome to the forum too.

I know... I'm sick of that ad too, but it just fit here.

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4 dr ht Roadmaster, power windows , solid complete car.... sweet!

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cool car great potential there. i have a few view master slides on the oregon coast with one of these cars at the sealion caves here in florence oregon

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Thanks guys. I took off all the stickers that he had put on it, one on the glove box must have been a 60's flower power, it was old, heat gun took care of it. Found out why the radio does not work, power line to it is unhooked, could not find the power end, guess I'll rig my own. Also the antenna was not hooked up. Will pull the dash pad and see if I can make any progress on the speedometer. Been polishing the interior/window chrome, needed it bad. Doing the cheap stuff till I get my money built back up, sorta broke now.

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Congrats! Looks like a great car for the price!

Keep those stories and pictures coming!

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GOt it insured today. Will go get plates tomorrow, hoping to look at their list of what is available and see if a 56 or 1956 is available.

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Please make sure the first thing you do is get rid of that silly gas pedal! :) (unless of course, you installed it, in which case it looks fantastic!)

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Thanks guys,

I got plates today, she looked thru them some and gave me CR56, so at least I got the 56 in it. Taking it to my mechanic, who is nice and old, to look it over and change oil/lube/adjust the brakes. Thing sits low so I can't get under it much. He said he'd look it all over also, for free, to give me an idea of what I need to save up for. GULP!

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Been driving it around some, got some gas-including 5 gal of Aviation Gas they had. Sure need to get new shocks for it, first item to save up for. Auto show on Sunday, was not sure whether to enter or not. Jerry

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At the start I was hesitating and not responding to this thread out of sheer insane jealousy! :D

I have to say you got a great ride for a great price.

Enjoy it in every way you can..especially by driving it and showing it!

Bring it out and show it off....

......... you will certainly win best value in show! ;)

Oh BTW are you done with you gun and mask...I may need them for my next Buick purchase

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SHOW it LOUD and PROUD!!!!

Aviation gas? Not sure you need that. :)

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I got the 56 Buick back from it's oil change and look over by my mechanic. Needs new shocks, steering is fine. I looked under it while he had it up in the air, found no rust holes anywhere. Did clean out some dirt in some spots and blew out the rocker panel drain holes. He sprayed the shock bolts with WD-40, so he can get them off later when I have dough for the shocks/install. It had gotten rained on some when I took it in, so took these shots after washing it to show the car without many of the stickers and the chrome polished up good.

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