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Here ya go, I made the trip home from the family farm with 55 Special. Some new rubber and a bath sure made her happy. I had forgot how smooth that little nailhead and dynaflow combo really is. The hot rodder in me made me go with smaller tires on the front to get a slight rake and easy up the steering (armstrong). This time around I will be doing some mods but nothing that can't be undone if need be. I just needed to show her off as bit enjoy the pics.

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I thinking of changing to some flipper wheel covers and dressing up the 264. And maybe a some Von Dutchish stripes. Let me know what you think. The wife says AC is a must have item, so mote it be.

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I like the color combination. And I am partial to 2-Dr. Hardtops. What are the "Christmas Tree" lights for in your last picture?

Showing your age, young Joe. Accessory light hung in back the rear window. Hooked up so the green lit when throttle open, yellow on closed throttle, red when brake depressed.

Ben

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The wheel covers I may use are the 4 bar style many customs wear. The traffic light was a gift from a friend her dad bought it new. I spent many hours trying to get it working right but gave up and wired all to work with the bake lights, still cool. Oh and thanks guys it feels good to have her back out, having been stored for 6 years!

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Boy. Even being old enough to draw Social Security and in the hobby for over 40 years I still have never seen one of those signals. As the old saying goes, "You learn something new every day." Thanks Ben . . . I think.

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Here's one of my favorite Buick wheel covers. flippers and bullets in one. from 59-60.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Three-obscure-1959-60-Buick-Electra-optional-halo-15-inch-wheelcovers-/121191473233

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BTW 3 Tone, this post may fit better in the Me and My Buick forum. This forum is more for technical stuff where as the Me and My Buick is for telling about you and your Buick. Let me know if you would like for it to be moved.

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  • 4 months later...

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Took the Special for a drive the past Saturday, sure was a nice day for it. My motorcycle was tempting but the Buick got my attention this time. If you are in the Effingham IL area the Motorworks is worth the time to walk through and check out all the rare Vettes and other cool rides in Mr Yeagers collection.

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