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My name is William, however feel free to call me WhiteRipple. Allow me to explain the nickname...One day while shopping with some friends at the mall, a store called Hollister (pretty boy store) had one of their male models promoting outside their store. He was quite ripped and full of muscle, so I took this as a dare...I walked up to him and said "I bet I can do something you can't do." He looked at me while all his veins were popping out of his muscles and replied, I bet you can't!" I simple smiled...lifted my shirt to chest high and started to jiggle my bellyfat. Laughter surrounded the air and some of my friends yelled out, "yo, look at the white ripple on his belly." Hence the name WhiteRipple. :)

So I have been off and on working on my 36 Buick Roadmaster...mostly because I am in the Navy is why I cant find time to work on it all the time. But I am now stationed in VA and do have some ample time to do work.

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Just two pictures for now. First is when I purchased the Buick at a junkyard and the second is the most recent picture I have. As you can see I have come quite some way since day one. I will be on here to discuss what I have done also will be seeking out info on parts. For starters, does anyone have any idea on where I can find some torpedo style headlights!!! I have contacted a few people, but yet to hear from them for about a month.

Yep so thats my intro...its currently almost two in the morning and I have to wake up to work on a csb 400 tomorrow, new distributor and accessories. please feel free to contact me or criticize. Whichever will work, mostly the criticize b/c I love hearing people's opinions on what I'm doing wrong. But yeah I'm still typing, so its time to catch some Zzzzzz'z.

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.. does anyone have any idea on where I can find some torpedo style headlights!!! I have contacted a few people, but yet to hear from them for about a month..
Welcome to the forum

You had a rough car to start with

For headlights try http://forums.aaca.org/f165/dave-tachney-341710.html. All '36 are the same

Worth joining Team Buick. More guys with modified cars there. This forum tends to restoration

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Hi there. My name is Rob, I live in sydney Australia. I have just purchased a 54 buick special, from Jackson Tennessee. I'm still waiting for the car to leave America an arrival here for the to drive. This is my first 50s car, but I have live an breathed the rockabilly scene for 15 years. I also own a harley Davidson 97 heritage custom. And also a ski race boat with the 350 onboard

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Hi there. My name is Rob, I live in sydney Australia. I have just purchased a 54 buick special, from Jackson Tennessee. I'm still waiting for the car to leave America an arrival here for the to drive. This is my first 50s car, but I have live an breathed the rockabilly scene for 15 years. I also own a harley Davidson 97 heritage custom. And also a ski race boat with the 350 onboard

Man you gonna love that fitty fo. Welcome aboard.

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Hi Rob, Glad to see another "Aussie" on board, you will love this forum. I have a '55 and have learned a lot about these cars. Pay no mind to MrEarl's exhuberance, as you will soon discover, he is a '54 Fanatic and can likely answer any questions you have about the '54. Welcome!.....TexasJohn

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Hi there. My name is Rob, I live in sydney Australia. I have just purchased a 54 buick special, from Jackson Tennessee. I'm still waiting for the car to leave America an arrival here for the to drive. This is my first 50s car, but I have live an breathed the rockabilly scene for 15 years. I also own a harley Davidson 97 heritage custom. And also a ski race boat with the 350 onboard

Are there any Reattas "down under"?

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Welcome to the forum Rob....now tell us. How did you manage to buy that '54 out from under MrEarl's nose??? Tennessee is practically in his back yard!:D Just kidding but I'd love to see some good pictures when she gets off the boat. Keep us posted!

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Welcome to the forum Rob....now tell us. How did you manage to buy that '54 out from under MrEarl's nose??? Tennessee is practically in his back yard!:D Just kidding but I'd love to see some good pictures when she gets off the boat. Keep us posted!

Just makin sure there are some for me and MrsEarl to ride in when we go down when she retires in 5 years.I sent one down personally and I know of at least two others now. ;)

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Welcome aboard Robert,.......I'm sure that the guys in "Pre-War" forum can assist you as needed. I am concerned that a first time poster would admit to his sanity concerns though. It's OK to be "crazy" about old cars. TexasJohn, Philosopher and "Well Known Troublemaker"

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Welcome aboard Robert,.......I'm sure that the guys in "Pre-War" forum can assist you as needed. I am concerned that a first time poster would admit to his sanity concerns though. It's OK to be "crazy" about old cars. TexasJohn, Philosopher and "Well Known Troublemaker"

Don't worry Robert.

He isn't a therapist.

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Hi, I am /BuzGuy Giordano of Harveys Lake, PA and I'm the proud owner of a 1960 Electra 225 convertible. I just sold my 1967 Skylark convertible to fund the duce and a quarter acquisition. My new ride is great but I do need a gas tank and sender if anyone knows where to get those, please let me know. Thanks BuzGuy@gmail.com

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Well hello there. My name is Marcin and I came into owning a beautiful 1955 century riviera. I have posted pictures and everything in the "me and my buick" part of the forum.

I reside in Oklahoma City and have always wanted a 55.

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Greetings BuzGuy and Marcin. Welcome to this board. Two great years for the Buick Division. Looking forward to your participation areound these parts. BTW, are you in the Buick Club of America? If not, I hope you'll consider joining. You'd find a lot more folks within membership to the NAtional Club. Here's the link to the Clubs home page.

Buick Club of America - BCA - Welcome

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Hey everyone, Tim here from Carson City, Nevada. I just joined up recently and wanted to say hi. So, howdy.

I have a 1956 Buick Special 4-door that recently got repainted and all the chrome/stainless is out getting replated and dent free. My son decided I needed a blog so that we can document and share all the fun, so check that out if you want to see my progress. We have a ways to go with getting stuff on the site though. Anyway, I'm just looking forward to getting my car back together ready for showing, and Hot August Nights is coming up in Reno, in August of course. So, can't wait for that! Maybe I will see some of you there!

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Greetings everybody,

I just joined the AACA and wanted to say hi. My name is Pete and I have a 1965 Buick Wildcat custom hard top to restore, so I'll need a lots of lots new friends to make her float again :-)

That was my first car when I was 16!

Good luck with the restoration. When you get started start a thread in Me and My Buick.

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That was my first car when I was 16!

Good luck with the restoration. When you get started start a thread in Me and My Buick.

Thanks, I will. I guess it will be a good place to ask my zillionseven questions before I start the project right?

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I am Mike from Pearland Tx, Retired from City of Houston, Senior Arson Investigator, 1989, retired Senior Program Manager, Harris County Tx. Jan. 2013. Married 50 yrs to Carolyn, 2 sons, 5 gkids, 5 ggkids. Bought my first Buick 2 days ago. 63 Riv. barn find. Old Corvette guy who just decided to try to restore this beautiful old car without spending all the savings. Hope you guys can help me along.

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Happy for you,,,,,,,,

Anything you can do yourself will go a long long way in keeping your savings.

I wish you well, I too have been married over 50 years, and have a talented wife that supports my interest. It's a two way street, I support her also.

Being a Buick guy since the late 40's, I can relate, have fun,

Dale in Indy

P.S. I too am a Vette guy.

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I am Mike from Pearland Tx, Retired from City of Houston, Senior Arson Investigator, 1989, retired Senior Program Manager, Harris County Tx. Jan. 2013. Married 50 yrs to Carolyn, 2 sons, 5 gkids, 5 ggkids. Bought my first Buick 2 days ago. 63 Riv. barn find. Old Corvette guy who just decided to try to restore this beautiful old car without spending all the savings. Hope you guys can help me along.

Welcome aboard Mike. Hope you'll consider sharing your story and pics of the Rivi find and restoration down in the Me and My Buick forum, click here> Me and My Buick. In case you haven't found it already there is a forum dedicated to Rivieras here also. Buick Riviera - Riviera Owners Association and one more thing...certainly you're gonna want to join the Buick Club of America and receive all the great benefits of that membership including the great monthly magazine "The Bugle". You can do that here > Buick Club of America - BCA - Welcome

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Hi all. First post here for the new proud owner of 47 Super. Had to replace fuel tank first thing, now working on tail lights. To my surprise!! No outside rear view mirrors

My name: John Bell, in Western Arkansas

If any of you kind people could give me a hint where, and what type mirrors would be suitable I would be a bit grateful.

John

A few pics

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I will be waiting for the mirror answer as well. I have a 46 4-door RM, and I hate to drive it without mirrors, so someone HELP.

I have played with a couple, but the crank out vent windows cause so much glare, and interference.

Dale in Indy

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Hello, I am Gene, living near Seattle. I just inherited a 1986 Buick Riviera when my mother died at age 88. (What a lousy way to get a car.) I love the car but miss Mom sitting next to me on our drives. She bought the car in 1993 and drove it until she had a stroke in 2007, when I became her chauffeur. She loved the car and was delighted every time I pointed out something where her Riviera is better than my 2000 Lincoln LS. It has much, much better visibility; it has more power; it has a wonderful sunroof; the seats are more comfortable; and it gets better mileage. We sure did enjoy our drives in Mom's "silver bullet".

The car was purchased new from a local dealer by an elderly couple who garaged it and drove it until they were too old to drive. The dealer bought it back from them and disassembed it to repaint it. When my mother wanted a new car the salesman showed us everything on the lot. When Mom was not satisfied with anything he had he said they were painting a car in the body shop, and took us to see it. It was completely apart--no hood, trunk, bumpers, or doors. It had no seats, console, or dash. Or rather, all those parts were laying on the floor around it. Mom took one look at it and said that is what she wanted. The salesman and I were amazed, but she knew what she wanted. We made a deal with the salesman right then. I don't remember if we signed and paid then or later, but when we picked it up the salesman said he had gotten in trouble for selling it for the price he did. I didn't know whether or not to believe that, but we drove away in a wonderful car. It has been garaged at my home ever since, and has only 57,804 miles on it. I think it is safe to say it has only been driven by little old ladies in tennis shoes (and their chauffeurs)!

I have posted a few pictures in my gallery.

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Hi, I'm B.J. I have been an old and new car enthusiast since my earliest memories. I've always loved cars.I bought my 1939 Buick Special Business Coupe in 1986 and drove it on the 1987 VMCCA western national tour in Sun Valley, Idaho.My current "collector" cars besides my Buick are a 1978 Lincoln Continental, 1978 Corvette, 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL, 1988 Corvette convertible. My daily driver is a 2006 Land Rover LR3.I'm a member of the VMCCA, Mercedes-Benz Club of America and the Rolls-Royce Owners Club. Each for twenty plus years.

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Hi, I'm B.J. I have been an old and new car enthusiast since my earliest memories. I've always loved cars.I bought my 1939 Buick Special Business Coupe in 1986...
Welcome to the forum :)

The more '39 owner's the better. You can become a '39 team member. Click the link in my signature

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Hi all I joined your forum to ask a question about some parts my grandson found on an old farm and am not sure what they are from or for. I thought this would be the place to post a picture and see if I could get some more info on old car parts Happy to be here annieo11

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