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Hello.

I am Ivan, I from Belarus. I have no old car, but the automobile history is interesting to me.

This year at us there took place an exhibition of a retro of cars. A photo from an exhibition.

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I'll re-introduce myself - Tom from Pittsburgh - I used to be on the board here a lot, then went AWOL for a while. I guess I burnt out on it for a while. But, the National BCA show always get my blood boiling for my old Buicks! :)

It has been before the format change since my last visit and I had to get my login and password set up again. Good to be back!

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Hello All. Proud owner of a 1953 buick super. Its been stored away in my garage partially restored for 10 years now. I had other projects i was working on but now its time to get that buick finished. Very very clean car, no body work was needed and only 71k on the car. I am looking for a few small parts and info on where to locate items such as glass and correct upholstery. I do this because i love the old cars and love to see them come to life. I also have an amazing '54 olds 98 with factory ac, all powers and continental kit that will be next in line. I am glad i joined here because i see that there are many knowledgable members that i hope can assist me along the way. Look forward to meeting many of you and your cars. Cheers, CJ

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Welcome to Marcel ( Ivan), 48 rdmster68skylrk ( Tom) and niftyfifties ( CJ).

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YW, and how about posting some pics of that 53. It's an all time favorite year for many of us.

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Hi All,

I am not new to this forum but I have never introduced myself either.

My name is Larry and I live in northern Alberta, Canada. I learned the importance of forums like this one while working on my '65 Cobra.

My story is that I grew up the son of a buick fanatic. my dad loved buicks after owning his first '59 Electra. The most notable Buick was one he ordered new. It is a 1964 Buick Electra convertible. He ordered it Black on black on black with bucket seats and a 425 with dual quads. I grew up in this car and have always loved it. My dad parked it about 35 years ago when it started getting the odd dent and ding. while it was sitting it got worse. Approx 20 years ago my dad started on a complete resto on it. He rebuilt the engine, transmission and diff. he put about 20 test miles on it and then parked it to start on the body work. Well, life got in the way and it got pushed to the back of the shop. Then life got even more in the way and the car got pushed outside. During the winter one of my dad's german shepherds jumped up on the car and went through the top!! It was a couple of snow storms later that dad noticed it and threw a tarp over it. that tarp got tattered so he threw another on... and then another, and another and another... etc.

Step ahead to three years ago. My dad is diagnosed with black lung. he has a hard time breathing and knows he will now never be able to finish the resto. He knew how much I love the car and asked me if I wanted it. I, of course, jumped on it. The day I went to pick it up I peeled back 15 tarps off the car. There were weeds grown up around it and in the engine compartment. The air cleaner was missing and I could not turn over the engine. The body didn't look tooooo bad. even the interior was not bad. it was dusty and dry but not ripped up. I opened the door with loud creaking noise and I imagined the car saying to me "please, just let me die". I sat down in the drivers seat and felt the seat ease down through the floor. I knew then that I had my work cut out for me.

We loaded it up on the trailer and brought it home....... dust and rust trailing behind us.

I have since stripped the engine down and reassembled it. It has roared to life with an amazing hot rod sound. The body is off the frame and the resto is well under way with as much new parts as I can find. it now has all new brakes, brake lines, slaves, cables, master and booster. it has all new fuel lines, springs shocks and every steering component is new including the steering box and adjuster sleaves. all of the bushings front and rear are new and I am almost ready to set the repaired body back on the freshly painted frame and start on the body paint prep. The interior is out with the upholsterer getting redone as we speak.

I daily scour e-bay for any parts I can get for this car and am currently looking for a convertible top power switch (if anyone has one ;-) )

As much as I love this car, I will always remember my dad saying that when he died I could have it. He is still alive (thank God). so, on that note it is my plan to give the car BACK to him father's day 2012.

He can still give it to me when he dies but I would like him to enjoy it in it's showroom glory till then :D:D:D:-)

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Hello! My name is Steve, but everyone calls me Buddha! I have a 1970 Buick LaSabre I found stored in a garage for many years. The car runs smooth now but go lots of work to do. From 1976 to 1995 I build many street rods and street machines but been out of it until now. Funny how I can't remember half the stuff I used to know. Getting old I guess.

Anyway, hope I can find good information from everyone when I need it!

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Here are a few pics, Ill have to pull the rest of the cars out to get better pics for you guys.(I hope i uploaded correctly)

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What a story Cobravii ( Larry). I hope you get photos of Dad when you give the carback to him.

Meanwhile, welcome Racenuts ( Steve) and always feel free to ask any questions here. We may not know the answer but we are always willing to help other Buick owners as best we can.

CJ, what a great looking car. Is that green over yellow? Nice "other" cars too. What else is in the inventory?

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What a story Cobravii ( Larry). I hope you get photos of Dad when you give the carback to him.

Meanwhile, welcome Racenuts ( Steve) and always feel free to ask any questions here. We may not know the answer but we are always willing to help other Buick owners as best we can.

CJ, what a great looking car. Is that green over yellow? Nice "other" cars too. What else is in the inventory?

LOL..... my wife and my mom are worried he'll have a heart attack!!!

If that happens I don't really want that on film.

he's a tough old bird though. I'm sure he'll be OK.

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Well I'm Knowltey, just joined the forums. I currently have a 98 Park Avenue Ultra that's been in the family for 9 years now. Unfortunately it was a little abused by my late grandfather for the 4 years before that, and I'm now looking at potentially doing some restoration work on it in the future, so just coming looking for a place that may have advice on where or how to get the best deals on certain restoration procedures.

I've driven Buicks for about 5 years now, Had a 2000 Century for 2 and now currently have the PA.

Another Buick I would love to eventually own as well would by a Reatta.

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Hello and welcome Knowltey. Restoring a 98 Ultra will be fun but a challenge. If you need parts that are GM only, you may want to start stocking up. I understand that when parts get a certain age dealers are throwing the stuff away to make room for new parts.

Have any pics of that 98?

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No pictures at the moment unfortunately. First issues would be getting the supercharger working again, then the front passenger quarter panel and door and a repaint.

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Well, it would be great if you started a thread on the "me and my Buick" section of these forums. We like before and after pictures.

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Well, it would be great if you started a thread on the "me and my Buick" section of these forums. We like before and after pictures.

I will have to seek out a camera that's better than my cellphone, but will try and get on up there one of these days.

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Hola everyone,

Chaz here and I got into Buicks when I came across a '63 Riv on craigslist. I've always been a GM-cousin-car owner; a '68 Firebird convertible currently in tear down & previously have had three Cutlass Supremes, but this is my first Buick.

Though the rust is holding the Riv together, my wife loves whipping around town surrounded by the growl of the nailhead. She was totally on board with getting it since it would give me something to cruise around in while the Firebird gets done, and it kept me away from her Mini. Once the bird flies the coop the Riv will get some much needed TLC.

—Chaz

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Chaz - welcome. Sounds like you are enjoying the Riv, which is what it is all about.

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Hi, I am a new Brass Buick owner, a retired pilot, who wants to see things from the ground. I will want to know anything anyone knows about 1914 Model 25 Buick's. I hope to get to meet a few of you along the way.

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Chaz - welcome. Sounds like you are enjoying the Riv, which is what it is all about.

Thanks Thriller, btw that Wildcat you have is an awesome looking car. I hope you get to finishing it one day soon.

—Chaz

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Welcome jfransom - you may want to spend some time hanging around the Pre-War Buick forum. Dandy Dave will likely be one who is able to help you out - he has a very outgoing 1915.

Chaz - depending where you looked, you may have only seen "before" pictures. There are always improvements that can be made, but it is more or less completed now. These photos are from 2008.

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Love the look with the road wheels...Nice job Thriller!

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Hi I'm Blake and I got my first Buick a 72 Buick skylark sun coupe from my father and I'm going to start fixing it up next spring and I can't wait to finish the car and drive it

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