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!939 Buick convertible coupe top assembly parts needed

Bob H

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Just getting started on my recently acquired 1939 46C convertible coupe project. Mechanical parts don't seem to be a big problem, I either have most parts to make it run and stop or have an idea where to get them. The body and exterior trim are nearly complete and in good shape. I have front seats in rough shape and a couple of really good rear jump seats with the back. There isn't a trim panel in the car. The convertible top assembly is rough but restorable and missing a couple of key parts. I intend to search for parts in steps or phases starting with the top mechanism.

The rear top bow consists of a couple of chromed iron straps connected laterally by a substantial wood tack strip, I have no piece of it. Need a rear window and it's trim, also a small stainless piece that holds weatherstripping at the rear edge of the passenger's window rolled up. Help!

Assembly drawings or detail photos of how the top assembly goes together would really help. I'll be posting other request for parts and technical advice on an installment plan. Thanks, Bob H (about an hour north of Portland, Oregon)

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Will be hard getting those parts

http://forums.aaca.org/f165/dave-tachney-341710.html is always the first person suggested to try for parts. But he is very very hard to contact. [no email]

Interior trim panels will be similar to coupes, and possibly exactly the same. Try Dave T for a old panel to use as a sample

Will try to find some photos for you, but 46C/66C are not common

Bushocker has as similar car to yours http://forums.aaca.org/f165/39-buick-team-membership-342274.html. From the photos he sent me is/was in a similar condition

Its time to become '39 Team member

We like photos

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Bob, you should check out Earl's (Dynaflash8) '39 in the http://forums.aaca.org/f165/39-buick-team-membership-342274.html#post1113423 link as per Allan's post above. He may be able to help out or give you some insight as to where to go. He has just recently finished his off and will probably have pictures etc of what you need.

One thing you can be sure of with Earl, It will be original !! :)


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Click through the links in post here http://forums.aaca.org/f165/moore-pictures-39-convertible-project-255929.html. Takes some time to download but worth it. Beware of different images with the same file name, Janne has got distracted away from the 1939 66C by a '58 Buick & old Indian motor bikes

Your 46C has extactly the same body as the Janne's 66C

A good thread with many photos Billy's 1939 41 http://forums.aaca.org/f190/1939-buick-special-restoration-273123.html

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