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56 Roadmaster Paint Done!


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Brought the BUick home today on a trailer, streets were pretty slushy. I made a plywood front for the trailer and it stayed nice and dry. Now will start putting in the insulation stuff, then the carpet. Trim when I can fit in the time. Wife and I love the color/finish.

The shot from the rear shows the side he did the most body work on. Had some bad dents he sanded all the bondo out of, pulled out the dents, then smoothed it.

Last shot is how it looked when I got it!

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I remember what a pain those back portholes are. I had the idea of using a transmission jack for the bumpers. Maybe, that could work, for you? It looks even better with the trim on. Are, you keeping the wheels red? or, going with the body color? I like the contrast of the red wheels.

Very Nice.

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I got all the trim on and just got the rear carpet/sills in yesterday. THey are working on the front a bit more to get a better fit. The carpet, as it came from the catalog was a LONG ways from being correct. Not sure how much more that will cost me.

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Not wierd at all that CARS and BOB's sell Steele rubber at less than Steele. Steele Rubber dealers enjoy a substantial discount from the catalog prices and NO I won't tell you how much. Let's just say it is enough that a dealer can resell at less than catalog price and still make a handsome profit. Downside is it's expensive to acquire and hold a Steele Rubber Dealership.

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JERRY, back when I had hair colour, there was a cute old couple in my neighbourhood who regularly drove a 4-door '56 Roadmaster, same colour pink as yours. That was in the mid-70s. I bet it's still lurking in someone's garage nearby, with half an inch of dust on it.

Funny, I got to the same point on my '57 as you were at about Christmas, except for me that point came twenty years ago. The progress you've made in the last three months has been very satisfying to watch. Nice work.

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Thanks Rob,

It has gone faster than I anticipated. Got the dashboard in today, almost as big a job as getting it out! Bugged the upholsterer some today, he's had my stuff for months, so hope I got him moving. I think the bumpers got moved up in time some, since they did not pick them up for 3 weeks, so may get them back faster than I thought. Got the sweeps on the door trim, not sure about the outside sweep, need the panels back so I can put the windows down. Can one put a jumper in the two holes to get the window to go up and down?

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You put a 12v lead to one "Hole" and the other lead goes to ground. If it goes the wrong way use the other "Hole".

Make sure you never use the power when the actuator is out of the car. For two reasons it will damage it but more importantly it can scissor your fingers off!

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Lamar,

I'll get that pix as soon as I get the old steering wheel off and the re-done one back on. Any hits on taking off the wheel? Guess I need a wheel puller? Will check with the car club guys on Sat and see if anyone has one. I see some guy sells them on ebay all the time.

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I got the re-done steering wheel installed today, horn even works! Had never done that before. Polished up the chrome good while it was off also.

I was really surprised what a difference it made to open the door and see a nice, un-cracked steering wheel(see pix above for the old one). Really impressed me.

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