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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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!

This forum Oldsmobile - General - AACA Forums on this web site may help

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I'm John - I have a 1939 Buick Business Coupe (original engine and tranny) I purchased just over a year ago. I found the car in New Mexico and purchased it from a man who bought it in 1971 and did the maintenance and restoration. It is a driver and I have put about 1,800 miles on it so far. I have added some NOS and restored or rebuilt parts in the last year, and still have a few things to do, but am having a ball with the car. Have entered a few shows and have several awards so far, but the real pleasure is the joy people get seeing the car in traffic here in the Dallas area - lots of horn honks and thumbs up. Only scary thing is when they start trying to get a photo while driving and about run into me.

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Hello, Mike here with a 1928 Model 28-29 Town Brougham. I am fortunate to have the history of the Buick from day one. My purchased began in the fall of 1989,but the deal was not sealed until 1994.The old girl completed her first Glidden in 1995 in Reading, PA. Certification in the AACA HPOF followed. Since then 6 Gliddens and many national and local show followed, the most recent Fall Bristol. I have always wanted to show her at a Buick National and certify in the archival class, but things never worked out. 2012 Charlotte is on the books. Hope to see ya there.

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Hello everyone,

My name is Scott. Taking a break from Turkey dinner to send of an intro. I just joined this forum from a reference I found over on V8Buick.com - I've been a member there since '07. I live in the Western Mass, USA area and am a major old car fan. The '70's are my favorite era of American cars, although anything made before 1980 is okay in my book! I have a few pics of my rides on my .net site in my signature.

Hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving holiday.

- Scott

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Hello, My name is Lloyd. I am entering the back half of restoring a 1935 Buick Sedan, 40 Series that has been in my dad's barn for nearly fifty years. It will be his Christmas present. I am looking for the hood ornament that was attached to these beautful vehicles. I beleive it was the flying goddess with either her hair or cape flying back. If anyone knows where I can locate one (within $ reason), I would appreciate it very much. Thank you kindly.

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Hi;

My name is Pete I own a 67 GS 400 with a auto 400 trans, pb,ps,pw and most importantly here in Florida A/C. The car's in rough shape I plan to just get it running and driving it as I try to fix the rust bucket up. It wont be a show car and probably wont even be ready to be driven for a long long time. I'm not sitting on a ton of money but it will get done eventually.

I picked up a 66 parts car and a lot of sheet metal will be coming from there like I said it's going to be a long haul.

Pete

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My name is Pete I own a 67 GS 400 with a auto 400 trans, pb,ps,pw and most importantly here in Florida A/C. The car's in rough shape I plan to just get it running and driving it as I try to fix the rust bucket up. It wont be a show car and probably wont even be ready to be driven for a long long time. I'm not sitting on a ton of money but it will get done eventually.

I picked up a 66 parts car and a lot of sheet metal will be coming from there like I said it's going to be a long haul.

Pete

Hey welcome. You should put up some pictures, I'd love to see the thing. You sound like you're kind of in my position as far as the project goes. Baby steps get the job done eventually though.

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Hi, my name is Charlie. I joined today to try to learn some things from you guys. I have two 1966 Grand Prix's that will take a back seat to a 1950 Buick Super 4 door that I am hoping to have ready for my daughter's birthday in August.

The car is in pieces with carb and generator off to be rebuilt and chrome pieces off to be rechromed. The shock absorbers in the front are shot and my brake system sprung a leak somewhere and ran dry.

Thanks for your help and hospitality!

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Thanks Ben,

With my PONTIAC hat firmly on the shelf I stepped 16 years backwards into the crumbling cloth covered wiring and lever arm shock absorbers that are the 1950 Buick. It will take some real doing to become a full-fledged Buick man like you guys but I feel like I will have some real fun in the process.

I love your postings and pics. These old cars are sort of scary looking and this past Halloween I was tempted to put a lit jack-o-lattern in the driver's seat of this one. Steven King had the right idea with his Buick 8 book!

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What a cool angle to that pic. Good thing you didn't put that lit pumpkin inside the car though. Chances are you'd be putting the Pontiac hat back on whilst the smoldering hulk was towed away.

BTW, Did you know the Buick Club of America was holding the next National Meet right over in Concord NC? Not far from you? Good time to join the https://www.buickclubofamerica.org/subscribe.html

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hi my name is mike from NH. i put a down payment on a 71 riviera boat tail it needs some work but i see the beauty it holds i will be picking it up in Jan. wen taxes come in lol

the one thing i really need is the head light bezels i find it easier to find the back window any help would be good

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hi my name is mike from NH. i put a down payment on a 71 riviera boat tail it needs some work but i see the beauty it holds i will be picking it up in Jan. wen taxes come in lol

the one thing i really need is the head light bezels i find it easier to find the back window any help would be good

Mike,

If you'll check the rest of the site, you can post your wants in the Buy/Sell forum. Welcome anyways! I hope your car becomes everything you imagine it will be. There is a "world" of help here on the forum, and as long as you're patient, someone will answer your questions. We all have our babies that we are working on and sometimes don't get a chance to get right back with you.

:)

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i did post buy/sell and i will be patient and ty

Hi Kozaka, I didn't see anything in the Buy/Sell Forum. I don't have your parts but the 71 Riviera is a sweet car. The Riviera group which is part of the Buick section is probably your best bet but since the car is basically Buick, if you have general questions you should feel free to start a new thread in this section as well. We love all Buicks here.

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