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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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Wow, that's awesome. I was definitely looking at 'befores'. I hope to get the Riv up to presentable condition one day so I can post some pics of it. Currently I have a good deal of the interior torn out, which is kind of ironic considering the part [Heater Core] is on the firewall. That dominoes effect seems to always be present, right?

Anyway, these rides everyone have posted are awesome. I'm so glad to see so many of them being cared for.

—Chaz

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I just read through this ,and found out that i should register also. I have been around forever, (BCA number 1308) and am really glad to see so many new members in the organization. My name is Joe and I live just west of Flint ( home town of Buick.) . My first Buick was a 1931 thatt I bought in 1947. Since then I have had a LOT of Buicks, and still have a few. ( check my signature ) This club has many members that are either capable of answering your questions , or point you in a direction to get the answer.

Welcome to AL:L you new mwmbers.

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Please excuse my weird user name, I was thinking of a tow dolly and dolly is a nickname for

Dolores. Newbie to this forum, but I am active on the MTFCA forum. We (my husband and I)have just bought a 26 Buick 4 dr Standard. My dad was a certified mechanic, now semi-retired, he does the mechanical on our cars. I won't list some of the roughest.

1926 T Coupe ( little bit of a basket case)

1926 Buick Standard (plenty of work, but a good start)

1927 Fordor (a good driver, only trim work left)

1939 Chevy Pickup ( likes to be shown)

1945 Willys Jeep (Air Force, ready for paint, runs good)

1948 F3 Ford Truck (Our wrecker)

1955 Ford Ranch Wagon (fresh paint, getting new interior, only car not stock)

1963 Thunderbird ( getting new paint, 390 engine tears up the road)

1967 Camaro (my baby since 1975, 327 engine, 4 bbl Holley, a beautiful survivor)

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Welcome aboard Dolly and Nils.

Stick around Joe, you make this club great.

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I'll introduce myself and it's fitting that Mike started this thread since he responded to my first thread earlier today. Thanks Mike. I'm 46, a Navy dentist and I fell in love with cars from a close childhood friend's father and family. I grew up in rural Indiana. My dad wasn't into cars, but my friend's dad was a car guy, had a storage building with lots of cars in various conditions of driving....starfire convertibles, buicks, 65 GS Riviera, british roadsters...we used to ride our bikes through the country to get to the building and spend hours sitting in the seat of those cars dreaming about someday getting our license. At age 16 I bought my first car a 1967 Riviera.....boy I wish I still had Riviera.

I love cars, life is hectic with 4 kids age 10-16 under our roof and I have a very understanding girl who married me 25 years ago. Her dad is a car guy and he "raised her right"! I'm looking forward to being active here and making some new friends. I've found classic car lovers to typically be a great group of people. Hope I can contribute something. Thanks for having me!

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I'm glad to be among other newbies. I didn't really address why I am a car lover. Having a mechanic dad is a good start, and he always loved the older model cars. After I became a teen, he would let me call the project cars mine, so I get to include a 55 Crown Vic and a 52 Lincoln Capri among the list of cars I've had. My high-school car was a 66 Fairlane GTA that kept me in speeding tickets. The next is the one I kept since 1975, my 67 Camaro. My husband was impressed with me AND my car, so he became initiated into the madness.

We bought our first T 5 years ago, and it whetted our appetites for more early cars. As I mentioned above, Dad has had a lot of experience with older cars, he worked several years for a Thunderbird resto specialist. I can do little jobs with his guidance, but I prefer body work and upholstery. So my biggest job is planning the restoration, educating myself on what was stock on a car, and helping locate parts.

Cardolly/ aka Dolores F

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I'm glad to be among other newbies. I didn't really address why I am a car lover.... My high-school car was a 66 Fairlane GTA that kept me in speeding tickets. ......I prefer body work and upholstery.

So my biggest job is planning the restoration, educating myself on what was stock on a car, and helping locate parts.

Cardolly/ aka Dolores F

Well Cardolly, I'm not surprised that GTA kept you in speeding tickets... Sweet car! Welcome aboard and please post some pics of the Buick in the Me and My Buick Forum pages.

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Hello,

My name is RA and my wife of 36 years live in Bellevue, WA. We have 4 adult children that live with their families in the area. Next year I will be retiring after 37 years with the Fire Department. Recently we purchased a 1951 Buick Special 41D that I have started the process of refurbishing; I do not intend to do a restoration. I want to keep this car as original as possible. The body is solid, straight without rust or previous body damage (just a couple of minor dings), the glass is all intact, the exterior and interior chrome pieces are all present, and the original interior is in very good shape. The wiring however is showing signs of being over 60 years old as does the majority of rubber parts. We consider ourselves very lucky to have found a complete running car that is in reasonably good condition.

With the exception of my 42 Willy's MB almost everything I have worked on has primarily been early ‘60’s Chevy’s to early ‘70’s Chevy’s with an occasional Ford thrown in, but never anything Mopar. The 6 volt electrical system is very close to new experience for me; I had converted our 42 Willys MB to 12 volt over thirty years ago. Long enough ago that any memories of working on a 6 volt system have long since faded.

We also have a ’67 Camaro Convertible that I bought when in college from the original owners in 1972; it is as I write this in a shop about to be repainted to the original red, then off to the upholsters for a new top. We still have the original engine and transmission in our garage so all of the numbers match. However we have been running a ’67 Corvette 327 matched to a turbo 400 for the past 20 years.

I look forward to sharing what little bit I may know and gleaning as much wisdom and knowledge as I can from this group.

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Corrected info after conferring with the Boss (see edit history)

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Hello from East Freetown Mass. You guys are going to like this story! The other day me and the wife were driving past a metal scrap yard and an old car caught my eye, so I drove in to find a all original 1967 Buick Lesabre with 48000 miles that an old fellow had in his garage for years. He wanted it out of his garage so he junked it. It was heading for the crusher that morning,"BUT" not if I hadn,t bought it for four times what they gave him for junk price, it came home with me. There is no title to this car or name of who owned it how can I go about getting it titled????? YOURS TRULY Classic68

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HELLO Kenny! Welcome. Do you have any classic cars at this time?

Hello, from East Freetown,Mass. I don,t know if you mean me, but I,m always happy to make a new friend. classic68 Kenny:)

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My name is LOU, I live in Lake Havasu City, AZ on the Colorado River. I build street rods and do LOUVERS for people.

The cars I own are:

1929 Ford Model A 2 dr sedan

1946 Ford 2 dr sedan

1939 Ford 2 dr sedan

1950 Hudson Pacemaker CUSTOM

1951 Plymouth 2 dr wagon

1953 Cadillac 4 dr sedan

1953 Chevy 5 window PU

1967 Buick Riveria

1968 GMC Bus conversion

I really like the AACA:)

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how can I go about getting it titled?????

Welcome to the forum classic68!! Don't know if anybody has answered this question for you yet but here is a link to a site maintained by SEMA that has info on titling classic cars for every state. It might help you out some.

http://www.semasan.com/page.asp?content=tag_title_toolbox&g=SEMAGA

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Hello, from East Freetown,Mass. I don,t know if you mean me, but I,m always happy to make a new friend. classic68 Kenny:)

Yes Kenny, I was aiming that at you. I live in Glenville NY, about 20 miles west of Albany, NY. I see on the map that you are not that far from my Brother who lives in North Providence RI.

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HI John, glad to meet. I have a 1967 Lesabre that is all original with 48000 miles. It purrs like a kitten but needs the usual resto work. Is your brother into old cars? Would like to meet him and you or talk. buick68@comcast.net Kenny

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Hi Robert, I,m happy to meet you and thanks very much for the info. Got a couple leads on tracking the title. It was sold at Getz Buick??????? classic68 Kenny

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HELLO MY NAME IS MARK,I LIVE IN ERIE PA.I OWN AN UNRESTORED 1955 BUICK MODEL 43 THAT I ABSOLUTELY LOVE TO DRIVE.I HOP IN AND GO BACK IN TIME.I GO TO CAR SHOWS/RETIREMENT HOMES ETC.GET A LOT OF SMILES FROM THE OVER 70'S CROWD.I THINK IT TAKES THEM BACK TO A BETTER TIME!!! P.S. I LOVE YOUR WEB SITE. THANKS STEVE M!!!!!!!

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Welcome Mark. How about some pics in the Me and My Buick forum? We like pictures.

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Hi Guys-

I wanted to take a moment and introduce myself. My name is Matt and I've owned and loved a 1964 Buick Wildcat Convertible in my past (looking for photos). My goal is to find another and relive some of that goodness.

I work for Microsoft and I live and work here in Austin Texas. I enjoy the car hobby and have restored multiple military vehicles (and have even co-authored a book about restoring the M151 series 1/4 "Jeep"). In addition to the military "Jeep" thing I also have a 1960 Austin Healey 3000 roadster which quite honestly might be on the outs (owned for a long time though).

I'm married and my wife and I have two little girls. I'm looking seriously at the '64 Wildcat convertible (again) because it's comfortable, cool, actually extremely cool, and it would suit all of us for a drive or short trip around town (as a family). The Healey and military vehicle stuff is more for me... not so suitable for the entire posse.

In my garage I have a 4-post Bendpak lift, which I use to work on my cars, and I'm very much looking forward to getting back into Buicks and contributing here. If anyone knows of a real solid #1 or #2 car, or a low mileage original, please let me know. Here's where it would go :)

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Regards,

Matt- (aka mrdibbles)

P.S. The Buick sign has been in my garage on the wall ever since selling my '64 Buick Wildcat way back in 1996. I guess it's been constantly reminding me where I need to be :)

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Damn, another clean garage. LOL... Welcome Matt. Hope you find what you want.

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Hello, I am Terry, live in Versailles, KY. I am very new to this and not even sure if i qualify. I have a 1939 Buick Coupe, Special, street rod. So, it looks like a '39 Buick, and still has many orignal parts, such as vac wipers, door hardware, windows and seals, etc. But the drive train is all newer equipment.

I recently retired and am looking forward to meeting others who like older cars and rods.

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terry

What drive train did you use. Post some pics. I am building 1950 Hudson lead sled.

Welcome aboard.

LOUVER LOU

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Hello, my name is Cyndi and I'm just out here looking for information about how to figure out what my inherited vehicle is worth. I haven't found much information on the internet as to how to evaluate the worth of an older Oldsmobile, so I'm hoping that someone can point me in the right direction out here. Possibly, this isn't the right place to look either, but a friend's Dad said this might be helpful, so here I am.

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Hello, my name is Cyndi and I'm just out here looking for information about how to figure out what my inherited vehicle is worth. I haven't found much information on the internet as to how to evaluate the worth of an older Oldsmobile, so I'm hoping that someone can point me in the right direction out here. Possibly, this isn't the right place to look either, but a friend's Dad said this might be helpful, so here I am.

Hi Cyndi,you are in the wrong place, this is a Buick forum but we can help, need to know what model it is, how many miles etc. Try this link below.

1976 Oldsmobile Prices, Values & Specs - NADAguides

Hope that helps!

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