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59 minutes ago, Ben Bruce aka First Born said:

Welcome, Bryan

  Last year for the Nail.  What part of the world do you hail from?

 

  Ben

Texas, car came from Ennis. 

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Well, I am certain I fall under the 20 point rule,  so here goes nothing.   I am a 46 year old who is smitten with anything Buick it would seem.   Dad always had a LeSabre and I have always been drawn to the Buicks of pretty much every age.  Currently I have a mostly restored 57 Estate Wagon that is sporting pink paint and it's .30 over 364 with fuel injection.   (FiTech)  Just a great car.  This weekend I am bringing home a 1947 Model 56-C Super convertible.  A bucket list car for me.  Super excited to bring it back to life and make it my own.   

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6 hours ago, Scott Farrington said:

Well, I am certain I fall under the 20 point rule,  so here goes nothing.   I am a 46 year old who is smitten with anything Buick it would seem.   Dad always had a LeSabre and I have always been drawn to the Buicks of pretty much every age.  Currently I have a mostly restored 57 Estate Wagon that is sporting pink paint and it's .30 over 364 with fuel injection.   (FiTech)  Just a great car.  This weekend I am bringing home a 1947 Model 56-C Super convertible.  A bucket list car for me.  Super excited to bring it back to life and make it my own.   

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Waiting to see pics of the 47 , on my bucket list to.

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Ben:

The FiTech is a great system.  Had to wire around the start switch on the carb. Beyond that, it is a great system and I no longer worry about the car vapor locking or being hard to start for the wife!  It is a pretty clean install and I am VERY happy with the performance.  The car just stands up and GOES!  As far as the pictures of the '47 - tomorrow she will emerge from the barn and begin her long journey to beauty again.  Here's a picture of the rear of the car and her sitting on 4 flats!  Note the room we have to put the tires on in this barn!  At least it was on concrete all these years- you guys are not going to believe how good the underside of the '47 looks!!  The second and third pictures are of the installed FiTech system on the wagon.  Note that the canister for the fuel pump is in the place of the washer bottle - this can be hidden in the tank now for a cleaner and more OEM look if you desire. 

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OK Beemon -- this may be the answer to your 4GC/WCFB dilemma!  ;)

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Hello.  I just inherited my Father's 1939 Buick Special recently.  It has been in my family since the 1960's.  He bought it in California and drove it back across the US when they moved back to Pennsylvania.  My fondest memories from my childhood were in that car going to parades, shows and just driving around in it.  My father passed in 2008 and my Mother just passed this past April, thus why the car has come into my possession.  It was unexpected (her passing) so the title and unfortunately it's keys cannot be found.  My sister who inherited their house went through everything like a tornado throwing things away and I fear these items were thrown away.  In order to get a new title for it I need to locate the VIN number.  I have an old registration card for it, but I don't know where to look on the car for the number.  Can anyone kindly point me in the right direction?  I hope to get her back on the road soon and out to some shows for my kids to enjoy.  Thanks so much for any help!  I enclosed a picture of it from our Wedding day in 2000.  It was our ride for the day :)  It has been in a garage ever since.  

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Probably used the engine number. Passenger side down low on a machined ledge about 1/5 in by 3 in. If the number has sixes or nines, they will/may look like lower case b. 1's will look like an I.

 

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I can't help you with your question but I will say welcome and thanks for the stories about what you remember about the car.   Brings back memories of my dad and his 38 Special.

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Hello from Rock Hill SC.  My name is Philip and I have recently become a proud owner of a 57 Roadmaster

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome. She will be a beaute when done. What are your plans? Maybe you can start a thread on “ Me and my Buick” so we can see the progress as you go along. We all like to see pics.

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Elpad,

 

   As far as plans go. It will be a resto-mod I will keep the 364 nail head, I want to give it a better stance and change the original color of the car. The car at some point in its life was registered in Fort Leonardwood MO that is the same place that I started my military career. I will post pictures once I get started on it all I am trying to do now is find parts that I need for it. That has been a task that I did not realize how difficult it would be.

 

One question, do you know of any way to research vehicle ownership records for buicks. I would really like to try and track down who had this vehicle while it was registered at Fort Leonardwood

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Nothing wrong with a mild mod, me particularly like original. As you probably know “evilBay” is one of the major source for used parts however; there is a healthy forum right here for used parts and a list of services and new part suppliers. Looking forward to the pictures. As far as ownership research, DMV is a good source and you will be surprised if someone recognizes the car by pics thus the hearsay stories and history.

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Yes, ebay has collected an awful amount of money from me already. I am really having trouble finding inner front fenders and the center arch of the sweep spear molding for the right rear quarter panel. 

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16 hours ago, Idntknowpr said:

Yes, ebay has collected an awful amount of money from me already. I am really having trouble finding inner front fenders and the center arch of the sweep spear molding for the right rear quarter panel. 

Try the CTC AUTO RANCH outside of Denton Texas.

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On 8/31/2018 at 4:42 PM, Idntknowpr said:

I will post pictures once I get started on it all I am trying to do now is find parts that I need for it. That has been a task that I did not realize how difficult it would be. 

 

Look forward to following the build. Hopefully the hunt for parts will become easier now that you found the best Buick forum on the internet. Not to mention all the technical help these folks here have to offer. So welcome aboard!!!

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14 hours ago, MrEarl said:

 

Look forward to following the build. Hopefully the hunt for parts will become easier now that you found the best Buick forum on the internet. Not to mention all the technical help these folks here have to offer. So welcome aboard!!!

Thanks MrEarl

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Hello everybody,

 

I am Julle and I just came to this forum. We have a 7-seat Master Touring 25-49X in Finland. There are a lot of good restoration tips in the forum.

 

Brgds,

Julle

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New here, from Tennessee. Always been interested in old cars. Now that i'm down to 1 child in the house I want to restore one. I've found an early 50s Buick I'm going to go look at Monday and will probably buy.

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Welcome! We like pictures so show us your ride once you get it.

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Hello from Pittsburgh. I am working on restoring a 1929 Buick series 58 Coupe. I will be asking you guys alot of questions. I know my way around cars fairly well but this is my dads car. it is really solid survivor but in my 33 years I've never seen it on the road. so for my dads 60th birthday I am hopefully going to get it going and cleaned up a good bit. he has no idea because he stores it at my grandfathers so i was able to steal it and get it to a shop to get it worked on and have access for me to do stuff to it as well. looking forward to picking all of your brains.  

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Welcome to the Buick Forums @MSCHAUT . Great that you're pulling the '29 Buick Coupe out and breathing some life back into her for your dad!! To be sure you get the help you need for the '29 I'd recommend talking to the good folks down in the PreWar Division forum  HERE

 

Also so everyone can enjoy following, please consider sharing your story in our Me and My Buick forum  HERE    So how long before your dad's birthday?

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Greetings All: My name is PAUL. I am a new member with AACA but have been viewing AACA's website for the last 15+ years without joining until a few weeks past. I am a transplant from South Carolina to Sacramento  in 1990. My Father was a B-26 Bomber navigator (Martin Marauders I think is the nickname for that Model Military airplane). After WW2 my father purchased a 1933 Buick Victoria Coupe 50 series from a retired doctor in Greenville SC. Sales price: $50.  While in SC he used that car to travel from his residence to Furman University (Greenville SC) on the GI Bill. His 4 kids (including myself) loved being driven in the old car back in the 1960s and 1970s. The 1933 Models for Buick to me look just as attractive today as back when I first was induced to them was a kid.   I have little kids (started a Family late) and have educated my kids on the history and craftsmanship of the 1930s cars including Buick.

 

Aside from some other non-Buick collector vehicles I have the following FOUR Buicks, all 1933 Models: 

 

Two  1933 Buick Model 96 Victoria Coupes with a 138 Inch wheelbase. I am told that these vehicles were the longest production Buick Coupes in Buick's 120 year history. If I am wrong someone please alert me as to which other Buick for the years 1899 to current model year production date 2019 is longer for a coupe. [CAVEAT:  I am aware that a 1933 Victoria Coupe may not technically qualify for a "coupe" under the modern definition of a "coupe". However, BUICK in the 1930s marketed the Model 96 and all other 2-door 5 passenger cars that they manufactured in Michigan as "coupes" albeit "Victoria Coupes".  I am including in the definition of a "coupe" all the examples of a "Victoria Coupe" as the name includes "coupe"]. Interestingly, with a few other manufacturers in 1933 such as AUBURN and Studebaker they called their 5-passenger 2-door vehicles "Brougham" instead of "Victoria Coupe".

 

QUERY: Does anyone have any thoughts on a "Victoria Coupe" coming within the definition of the word "coupe"? Or thoughts and comments as to what coupe is the longest coupe Buick ever made? 

 

Both of my 1933 Buick Model 96 Victoria Coupes cars come with duel sidemounts and both are unrestored.  One is is pristine condition while the other looks like it was submerged 100 times over 4 years in a vat of Mediterranean sea salt 60 years ago and then parked in a Minnesota Forrest for 20 years. I will be restoring one of the vehicles  being the rust bucket.  The 2nd unrestored vehicle (originated out of LA area) is in such great shape that I am afraid to do anything to that car as it was left in a garage in LA area for 57 years before I got it a few months past. I think I have the last two unrestored vehicles of this model 96 that survived out of only 557 units produced.

 

After 30 years of searching I only found two other 193 Buick Model 96's other than the two that I have. The 3rd example is parked outside in a Midwestern field. That unfortunate 3rd example was almost totally destroyed in a fire 45 + years past and had what appears to be a telephone pole that fell and crushed the body. That rusty example is missing many parts, such as hood, grill, radiator, etc.  Due to the chemical change to steel once sheet metal is exposed to extreme heat in a fire the metal in that example likely is unable to be bent back into shape. I cannot image what it would cost to get all the parts that are missing in that vehicle and turn that unfortunate example into a restored vehicle.  But assuming someone has unlimited funds then anything is possible. The only other example of a 1933 Model 96 Victoria Coupe I am aware exists was located  in a 2-page article in the October 1995 Street Rodder Magazine at pp. 77-78 showing a 1933 Buick Model 96 Purple extreme Hot Rod. Yet, that vehicle unfortunately received a  haircut with 2.5 inched being chopped off its top. That example also has a lowered frame, a 1971 Buick LaSabre 455 Engine, recessed alloy wheels, modern interior and a modern steering wheel. It also has painted headlight buckets, and a custom grill. This was an expensive Hot Rod back in 1995 and also a nice looking Hot Rod. Sadly, other than the distinctive six louvers on the hood and the long wheelbase at 138 inches one would not know it was a Buick unless you were told.   

 

I also have a 1933 Buick Victoria Coupe Model 86 (100% complete and unrestored), with the spare tire on the back and no sidemounts. That vehicle is one of only 758 units produced in 1933 of which only 4 are known to have survived (one of the 4 survivors being a  McLaughlin Buick in Canada with dual sidemounts and wire wheels).  The Model 86 looks longer than the Model 96 even though the wheelbase for the Model 86 is 8 inches shorter at 130 inches. I am waiting for my 1933 series 50 sedan to arrive on a recent purchase from Virginia.  Does anyone out there know of any existing Model 96 or Model 86 Buicks from the production year 1933?   

 

 

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