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HI ,Greg in Maine, Shoe-string budget. Restoring 48 roadmaster 4 dr. I'm 54. My very first car was a 51 super. I fried the engine (over-heated to the max) on route 3 in massachusetts in 1975. I was trying to meet a girl in weymouth. That what you call sex-drive !

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Well it has been a while since I have visited the forum and posted but I will be here more often as I just sold my 65 Riviera GS and purchased a 73 Riviera driver. I will need advice and sources for parts, especially the interior. Car was in California all its life and the heat and sun have dried out the plastic parts including the dash that is split.

I have been doing internet research and have run across 4-5 sites that specialize in Buick parts so I am make a list of what I need and will get busy locating the parts.

Right now it is a 20 footer but hope to improve on that. Any and all advice welcome. My 32 67S sits in the heated garage awaiting better weather to show up here in Texas.

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Welcome back Chuck. I have seen your spectacular 1932 and am looking forward to seeing the Boattail.

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Hey guys,heard about this forum from another buick forum group,came over to check it out and join.

My name is Paul,I'm from CT,and see that the BCA show will be in MA this year,which is not all that far for me,and will try strongly to attend.Have been into buicks since my first car in 1985,a 76 Skylark aquired from my aunt.Then it has taken off since then.

My current Buicks are 87 GN,70 Stage1 GS,69 Special 455 street/strip car,and my last one recently purchased 75 Regal survivor.

Which in tracking owner history of the Regal,the furthest most owner I have had contact with says he had bought it from the Buick Nats in Batavia NY in 2005,from the second owner.Did'nt know there was such a show that close.

After registering ,I just started surfing your site forum,and was in in the cars for sale section and noticed it goes back rather far.So,I kept going back as far as 2005,and what I found might actually be my car!!!!!

Sadly it looks like the member registered,placed the add and has not been on since.I don't know if this forum is like others I'm on when you send a personal message,you would get a message in your reg email notifying you of a message to go and check it.Does this forum do the same thing,as I did send him a PM,and hope he would get it,log back on and maybe get back to me.There is no direct email address in his profile.

And also,for those of you in the Buffalo,NY area,the story goes that this car is from Cali,and orig owner brought it to Buffalo.Where I can see the story getting accurate,as it was sold at the 2005 BCA show in Batavia.

It is a 75 Regal,light seafoam green,green int,350 4bbl,very clean,orig paint,survivor.Maybe someone here knows or even seen it there when it was for sale.

Anyway,nice to meet you all,and hope to enjoy this site like a few others I visit.Will try to upload a pic.....

Paul

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Hey all. I'm Matt and live in Clarks Summit,PA. I am currently starting re-construction if a 1947 Buick 56C car. I'm really excited about finding this group of guys with worlds of information and knowlege.

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Hello all, I'm SteamBoy.

I own a 1947 Sedanette that I'm just getting started on, she's had some better days, but remained complete! :D

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Welcome aboard guys. What are the odds of a couple new members in a row having '47s? It is a great looking body style.

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Howdy, my name is Mark, I think I have owned my Buick for twenty five or more years, and am just now starting to look at her like something I can get to soon. She seems to have been born a super, in 1942, with 4 doors, and a inline 8. As much as I wish that I couls leave her alone and shine her up, It ain't gong to happen. When I was just a youngin' I saw a picture of Harley Earl's "Y Job" I couldn't think if much else. So here I am with a 42 super, a pic of a "Y Job" and a machine shop and a 1974 Cadillac fleetwood. So here is the plan, I am going to use the chassis from the Cadillac, 472 and all, and putting it under the Buick, the thing is I need a shop truck, so I will shorten the body a bit and will end up with an ElCamino type pickup with modernish rinning gear. Right wrong or indifferent, that is the plan.

thanks

mark

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Hello, I am in Minneapolis, I grew up in Buick family, dad was older had many cars, 54 62 70 78 01, and so on.

I drove and have a passion for Cadillac but as was early married, caddys cost too much for parts. BUICK was a suitable fix, and was same ride, nice big cars. I also loved when dad took me to the dealer and did see many odd cars buick made, and compacts that you dont see anymore.

1987 a 72 for 225.00 dollars, was a driver from OKlahoma, no rust and and dings. I then bought a 58 special post 2 door. baby blue , We put skirts, hunted many yards at time was no problem finding 58 parts. , later sold it, and aquired a 58 Limited, from FT Benning GA, was a staff car in US army. black NO a/c. I then later traded it for a 2 door Roadmaster 1958. Did alot of hunting again. skirts etc. I was low on cash and future cost on the car to restore was 30k or more. So it went to Ontario CA.

I had my 72, so in turn always looked for parts etc. and bought a car from Iowa, farm field car. Turns out to be one of 37 cars made by Buick for Park Av series in 75, as a proto type. Documented now. I am working on this . I time I had 3 park avenue cars I drove 75-76's, 2 I parted out, one sold. The Interior of the parted car went into my 72 as a custom, and has been in the Bugle. It was recovered in white leather, and dark blue carpet, in a 72 duce. Now with a 468 (455), modified motor, and large dual exhaust, sports a 441hp 557ft pds torq . yea 10.5 mpg too.

Dream hopes, I told a member in MONTANA , I was looking for an APOLLO, he called me 6 monthes later. He found a hatchback 73, with AC 350. I bought the car, with a montana title, NO notary was done, Minnesota cleaned the title. I was repainted over cracked lacquer. So recracked thru paint. I am going to strip totally. I have the slider sun roof here to put in, option rear defrost, amfm, ac and now 455. The car has 76 Skylark seats in new black upholstery, new carpets. I have a new head liner. ralley rims and dual exhaust. Car will have a tach on hood, gs scoops welded in, GSX saturn yellow paint and 74 gsx logos and stripes. with black out hood GS. I have the GSX tail on the back cut down 4.5inch to fit Apollo body, real nice. Has been in Apollo issue of BCA Bugle.

REAL dream come true. When out with my son at time about 10, we found a "roadhawk" skyhawk version done out of buick by co In MICH, for buick then sent them to the dealers on order for cars. The car sat on its belly, no wheels, no steering wheel, no alternator, etc. We scavanged the yard for H body rims and tires, and misc, Now I have both option alum and steel sport wheels, and hubcaps in garage. I have taken it one National meet this past year in IOWA. , again Pete Phillips posted pics of the car in the BCA BUGLE, thanks. The car needs stripping and repaint. Decals must be restored in off car first before stripping. I had only seen pic of the car , and dealer info when i was a kid. I paid 250.00 for the car, and have put lot into finding parts.

I am 20 year member in BCA local Gopher state. I have cars at this time that many bca members dont, and I like to be little different, but I do love 53-54 58 67 70 any other years.

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Hi All Im Randy (aka Bluesdaddy)and about as new here as you can get :-) I did post a thread thingy LOL looking for some help.... Nice to meet you all and thanks in advance for your help.

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Well I have been a lurking this site for a while, I should at least share a little info on my car. I have a 1950 buick special 4 door 41D. I bought it off ebay in 07 site unseen (my mail order bride). It was from new mexico and very solid. I have some rust on the rockers, some small holes in the floors, but that is about it. The interior is toast, side windows broke and the motor and trans had some issues.

So far I have rebuilt the trans, the motor, replaced the brakes and bought a new carb. My goal is to get the car mechanically repaired and drive it before I start on the body. I also have to replace the wiring harness(rhode island should help on that). The car needs ALOT of work but enjoy working on it.

My fear with a project like this(and I have seen other people do it) is to tear a car so far apart that it will never get back together, especially a car like a special that is not worth a lot of money when it is done. Anyway this will be cheaper than a $15,000.00 fishing boat. Okay the buick is still a boat, but the whole project is about the journey and not all about the end result.

This week end I am going to send my water pump off to Bob's for a rebuild and see if I can find a local guy to boil out my radiator.

The first photo with the car on the trailer was the one from e-bay. Hopefully I should get it on the road late this summer.

I am in Mchenry Illinois

Thanks

Joe

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Welcome Joe. That's a cheap boat (knowing what I paid for my Lund...).

I think it is a good attitude that you have. One thing along those lines is that these were cars that people bought and drove. Convertibles may be valuable, but they are less practical...that is part of the reason fewer sold initially. It is great to see some of the less glorified cars getting restored. I wish you well and hope you have many happy years with your Special.

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My name is Chris, I'm 19, and I love Buicks of all shapes and sizes. My first love was a 1990 Buick LeSabre Custom that I bought for a bargain beater, but after proving to be one of the most reliable vehicles in my family and then some, she had won a permenant place in my heart. Since then, I have owned a total of 6 LeSabres, (including one T-Type), and 1 Park Avenue. My next goal is a G-Body Regal/Grand National, but I would be happy with just about anything with the tri-shield badge.

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Hello everybody!

My name is Chuck, 30 years old, I live in Norwich, Connecticut AKA casino coutry. I recently traded my 67 ford LTD/Galaxie for a 1950 Buick Super 4dr. Car runs and drives. Needs some body work, being a northeast car. I wish the snow here in CT would go away so I can start to get the body work underway. The car is currently under about 4 to 5 feet of snow in my driveway under the bare bones of a portable garage. Anyway, I love old automotive and I am looking forward to getting her on the road. Plan is to have her road ready in May so I can drive my little sister to her wedding! Wish me luck, please

Chuck

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Hello everybody!

My ... 1950 Buick Super 4dr. ...is currently under about 4 to 5 feet of snow in my driveway under the bare bones of a portable garage.... Wish me luck, please

Chuck

Hi Chuck. Welcome aboard. Just wanted to take a moment to point out that even snow rated portable garages can collapse under heavy snow, but you probably already knew that.

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Hi Fella's,

Luckily enough it didn't collapse, yet it did start flying like a kite until I caught it. Regardless Here are a few pictures for your viewing pleasure. Again I can't wait to get back at it, I think this weekend I am going to start making new door panels and seat covers. We will see what happens from there....

Chuck

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i am looking for a 50 series straight 8 motor, the car is a 1931 model 54 Buick Sport Roadster, the motor has 220.7 cid and is on a 35" mount... I understand a 1932 and 1933 50 series will fit...I am also looking for {2 }12 spoke wooden 18" with 5 lugs

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Hello:

My name is Dan. I've got a 57 2 door hardtop [Century]

I'me trying to find any information about a concept car from 1955.

The 1955 Buick Wildcat III.

There are only three pictures of it on the net, or so I've found.

Side view [red], rear 3/4 view, front 3/4 view. All posed.

No history, no information.

It was introduced at the Chicago Auto Show.

Did it get shown anywhere else, how long was it around before being destroyed, how, when, where.

Can anyone direct me to pictures, information, anything.

Thanks

Dan

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Hi,

my name is Nicole and I am from Lexington Virginia. I am new to the world of classic cars but have always wanted a 1955-1957 Buick. Now I finally decided to go ahead and get me one to restore. This is going to be my very first project. The victim is a 1956 Buick Super 2-Door Hardtop 322 V8 4-Barrel (Nailhead). The engine runs smooth but it needs a fuel pump (found) and the Dynaflow transmission rebuild. The Dynaflow is not just a bit leaking but gushing somewhat like the Niagra Falls. Hoping to get by with replacing the torque ball seal but that is probably wishfull thinking and it will need to be rebuilt by a professional. It also needs some body work on the rocker panels and the front and rear lower quarter panels ( holes ). The good news is all the glass is looking good and most of the trim and chrome is there and in good shape with some pitting. The interior needs only some cosmetic work such as new seatcovers and carpet and a nicer steering wheel.

So not such a bad project to start out with I think :). I will have help from my husband who's got a 1956 Plymouth Belvedere 4-Door Sedan himself.

I'm looking forward to meet everybody on here and will probably quite often pick your brains for information.

Nicole

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Hey yall,

Been here a while, but never formally "introduced" myself.. so I thought I'd do so on this thread. :D

I'm Marck, age 15 3/4. I've essentially dove straight into Reattas head-first.

I don't even have my license yet, and I've already owned lets see.. 6? Reattas, with many more on the way. I'm still starting out, but I'm beginning to build a business of buying, "restoring" (as much as you really can with a 22 Y/O car), and reselling Reattas. Anything from drivers to high-end, low milage cars. Got a couple in the works as we speak. I also can provide parts for most years, and if I don't have the part, I can normally either find it somewhere, or direct you elsewhere. I'll also restore your Reatta that you already own if you so desire.

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Sergeant Major:

Thanks for the reply. I've seen those sites along with a few others. All with the same images and wording. Surely the car was shown at other shows / events and someone took pictures.

I'd like to see views of the interior.... anything. And more info on it's existence. [how long it was around, what shows it was in] And demise.

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