Allan.Almeida

1955 Buick Roadmaster Convertible

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I'm sure you can do it , but surprised someone hasn't got a spare one on their 'parts car '

good luck 

pilgrim

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Finally was not a rainy day today,

 

so got the car out to check how she will look with the black and chrome

not all the exterior trims re made here itself

 

 

now to do a final check with the parts fitting and then take her for final Paint

 

have to do all the upholstery too

 

my car came with a gold plated front grill. Was this a normal accessory ? Mr Earl ?

 

i think ill stick to the hub cabs rather then the steel wire wheels, though i need a set of centre medallions for my hubcaps. another addition to the parts list ;-)

 

 

hope you guys are liking how she is coming out

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On September 10, 2016 at 9:10 AM, Allan.Almeida said:

think ill stick to the hub cabs rather then the steel wire wheels, though i need a set of centre medallions for my hubcaps. another addition to the parts list ;-)

 

Here's the center caps Bob's may have them also

http://www.oldbuickparts.com/cart/wheel-cover-insert-1955-buick-p-6250.html?osCsid=4a3e618e8b74c8323a2c5d78815d644b

 

And a trunk script, albeit a bit pricey and will still need gold plating

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1955-Buick-Roadmaster-Trunk-Emblem-/162198303639?hash=item25c3c5b397:g:9icAAOSwknJX1GMa&vxp=mtr

 

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Al,  considering your skills in making that side trim, have you considered doing the engine turning on the dash trim plates yourself?  A couple of folks here on the forum have done so with a drillpress and a jig and would probably be glad to help  describe the process to you 

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I have done ENGINE TURNED panels.

 

I purchased my RUBBERIZED abrasive sticks on line, CHEAP I have found you can do this process without a jig,  A drill press works great, just a light touch of these 6" long sticks, less than $10.00.

 

You tube has videos on such tooooooooo!

 

Dale in Indy

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When I went to order 1955 hubcap emblems in May I found everyone was out of stock - took two weeks and probably 100 phone calls of scrambling to find a set.

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On 9/25/2016 at 7:04 AM, John_Mereness said:

When I went to order 1955 hubcap emblems in May I found everyone was out of stock - took two weeks and probably 100 phone calls of scrambling to find a set.

 

where did you get them from finally

 

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On 9/20/2016 at 1:57 AM, smithbrother said:

I have done ENGINE TURNED panels.

 

I purchased my RUBBERIZED abrasive sticks on line, CHEAP I have found you can do this process without a jig,  A drill press works great, just a light touch of these 6" long sticks, less than $10.00.

 

You tube has videos on such tooooooooo!

 

Dale in Indy

 

keeping this as my last resort, cause restoring them specially the long curved portions is gonna be quite a task

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got my mock up done

 

in the boot i found this rear interior light , does this stay this way exposed or is it supposed to have a cover on it

 

also see these two screws next to the lock, there should be a locating pieces here for closing the boot, would anyone have this and help me

 

 

thanks in advance

 

regards,

Allan

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yayyyyyyyy...

finally took a call and decided not to paint the car black and do a two tone..

 

 

 

super excited now

 

any guesses for the final color combination we gonna paint it

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I'll guess..... White top over Gulf Turquoise over Dover Whire :)

Do I win the prize? 

Al,  I should be able to help you with that  locating pen in a week or so. I had carpel tunnel surgery done on my right hand and haven't been able to hold a screwdriver hardly much less apply torque that would be needed to get THOSE screws out. Let me know though if you have already found them. 

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I'm voting for condor yellow upper, carlsbad black under, with a black top!  With the red interior, that's be a eye popper! .

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As much as I like Gulf Turquoise, Cadet Blue and Cherokee Red on my Centurys, Titian Red is most appropriate on the large series:  White over Titian Red over White.  And don't get locked in to Dover White as originally tinted.  On mine it complements Cherokee Red, but not Cadet Blue or Gulf Turquoise...I had a white tinted to complement.

Willie

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well we have gone a bit bizarre , but hoping that it will look good.

 

Final color combination will be copper above and cream below

 

still need to figure whether to use a golden tan or cream top ...

 

need some help: the chassis in the engine bay, should it be a semi glossy black or a glossy black. ?? need to know this

 

Earl: Sir, thank you very much, but managed to get the locating pin from Windsofchange and luckily my dash is also being  reconditioned, so eagerly awaiting. Wishing you a speedy recovery sir.

 

 

 

regards,

Allan

 

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6 hours ago, Allan.Almeida said:

need some help: the chassis in the engine bay, should it be a semi glossy black or a glossy black. ?? need to know this

 

Respectfully, I suggest, at this point it does not matter. Glossy, if you want to hide the engine, satin, if you plan to focus on the engine.

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Semi-gloss for the frame, and most everthing else that is black under the hood.

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Hi Guys,

need some urgent questions answered please

  1. i am painting the car a metallic shade, what color should be in the interior inside and in the rear boot, should it be the same metallic or the same shade in solid
  2. the bottom cut shade, where should the color end in the doors, should it travel inside to the door ledge or end in the outer body only
  3. the convertible roof, what is the period correct material to use

 

car is going in for final paint tomorrow hence the urgency

 

 

thanks a lot in advance

 

 

regards,

Allan

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Is that copper color a factory available option?  If not, then it really does not matter how you treat the paint job.  If so, the lower section color would extend through the door jamb.  And since the car may have a cloth cover for the top well, the exterior color need only go around the edges.  The well underneath would be painted the color you do in the trunk. 

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HI Guys,

 

need some help again as the car is coming near to completion

 

have attached 3 pictures

 

sill plate:

the picture attached is of a sill plate i have purchased which fits correctly....only problem it is plain without any design..should there bee any kind of design on the 55 roadmaster and if yes what kind

 

Rear trunk light

as you can see from the picture the rear trunk bulb is exposed , is this how it should be or should there be a cap on it..please advise

 

fuel cap inside

as you can see in the picture , there is a gap around the fuel pipe coming from the trunk and the the body fender inside, should there be a rubber around this?

please let me know and if yes,m any links to sourcing one

 

thanks in advance guys

 

 

regards

Allan

 

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Trunk light is right without a cover. And Gas tank filler neck is open too. 

 

As for the sill plate, the one in my 56 Super is also flat.  But don't go by that for the 55 Roadmaster.  Hope someone chimes in with the correct answer on that.

 

 

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