lancemb

Yet another 57 Roadmaster

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All ready for assembly...I am installing a few things like taillights and rear bumper so I can get it to my exhaust guy before it goes home.

 

 

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Taillights and rear bumper installed..

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Sweet!

Yup, Chrome on a black car, can't beat it!

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Removed as much paint as I could and repainted lid with "hammered" finish paint to give it a similar look to original.  Not perfect but much better than I started with. 

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Black is at the exhaust shop for the week while I bask in Buickness at OKC.

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The black 75 was delivered Saturday with much fanfare!  After unloading there wasn't really time to do more except enjoy some Mexican lunch with Mr. And Mrs. Smartin.  Sunday was family day so nothing until today, which I took off work to begin to reacquaint myself with the car.  I started the day removing the front seat and loading it to bring to the upholstery shop to get the fabric in the center replaced, and some new foam.

 

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I then began to clean up and install the trunk and side scripts.  After dropping the seat off and doing some parts swapping with Gary (G-G-Go) who will be having one of his 57's finished up in the same shop (which I can't wait to see in person), I headed off to get some paint mixed for the sweepspear trim, using an NOS piece for a sample.

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By the end of the day, I'd installed the trunk trim, side scripts, swapped the wheels and tires for some better tires on blasted and painted wheels, and painted the sweepspear trim.  Still lots to do, but a very productive day!

 

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Wow Lance she is lookin' good!

 

Difficult to say it looks better than your blue baby but... I do like the black! 😎

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@lancemb  @Smartin  Another gorgeous job!  Absolutely GREAT color combo!  and a killer paint job!  That car will be the envy of many, starting with this author! 

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19 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

@lancemb  @Smartin  Another gorgeous job!  Absolutely GREAT color combo!  and a killer paint job!  That car will be the envy of many, starting with this author! 

Thanks sir!  It is not a perfect show car, but has definitely been given a new lease on life.  This is what it looked like April 2018 before rescue.

 

Also, I agree on color!  The black with silver/blue interior was a big draw for me.

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Added wheelcovers, side trim, and rear quarter panel extensions today.  Amazing how long it takes to do this stuff, but worth it!  Next is the front.

 

I am liking this car more the more pieces I put on it...20190722_182853.thumb.jpg.c37102b3d0183417c9eba53946fc5ac1.jpg20190722_182919.thumb.jpg.951fc2a5d748dfeb8ef811a39e6578a1.jpg

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WOW!  The sweepspear trim really makes the car.

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Spent a good part of the day doing more assembly.  Got the front bumpers and grille stuff all on.  I was working up ti the dinner bell so I didn't have time to pull it out to get a good picture but here's a teaser in garage up on the lift.  The front is gonna look really nice!20190727_201728.thumb.jpg.a4afed8722c4ba99b2ee806815e90e23.jpg

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Looks like you found the marker lights?  Man those tires look like they cleaned up well.

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Wowee! Beautiful car!

 

Your chrome work looks fantastic. I love the look of that script on the trunk!

 

 

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1 hour ago, Smartin said:

Looks like you found the marker lights?  Man those tires look like they cleaned up well.

I did find the marker lights but I used another set and replaced a stud on each.  I think I am going to perform harness surgery on those snd use them on the coupe.

 

The tires look pretty darned nice!  I only wish I had one for the spare...

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32 minutes ago, WhipperSnapper said:

Wowee! Beautiful car!

 

Your chrome work looks fantastic. I love the look of that script on the trunk!

 

 

Thank you!  The chrome is not perfect; it has a few warts visible close up, but it's all 1957 chrome...nothing rechromed.

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1 hour ago, WhipperSnapper said:

I'll be doing the chrome on my 51' Super soon. How did you get it looking so good? 

 

Well, most of it is not the chrome that came on the car (a few pieces are).  I plucked and collected nice original examples from all of over the place to assemble a collection of nice original chrome.  Unfortunately, no magic cure!

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Got the rest of the items on the outside installed today except for the parking light lenses and bulbs (since I didn't have new gaskets yet), and a few things buttoned up under the hood.

 

I pulled it out to wipe a few smudges off and take pictures, and MAN I wanted to drive it, but still sitting on a step stool for a seat.  Hopefully next weekend I can clean up the interior and the seat will be ready soon.

 

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