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Don't feel bad Matt.  I offered all those 37 Buick parts and no takers.  I even produced a very good nose molding with badge for a guy needing one and he never responded.  I didn't say it was free as crating for shipping would be a pain in the Butt, but hey if he walked up it would be his.  I guess even though he had been looking for a year and  another member said grab it as it was the best they had ever seen he didn't really need it. 😞  Still tripping over it on the office floor.  Time to head back o the loft I guess. 

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On 3/19/2019 at 9:29 PM, psychostang said:

I have a Gran Sport plate for the glove box door on a 1965 Buick Riviera.  The two studs are broken off, and it could use a cleaning.  If anyone is interested, I'll pay it forward for shipping cost.

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This is still available if anyone wants if mail cost!  🙂

 

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3 (three) 16” 1939 Buick Special wheels

 

They are rough, but they aren’t beyond repair by any means.  I used them during my restoration when moving the car around.  2 tires are 245’s off a 2003 Silverado and the other is an old, old, old, old Firestone.  They hold air for a few days at a time.

 

Free pickup at my place in Central Kentucky.  

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On 2/9/2020 at 6:05 PM, NC-car-guy said:

Rear glass for a small body 4 door sedan.  Should fit 54/55/56. No cracks only a tiny bit of fog at the bottom (hidden by the seal).Must pick up as building a crate costs me too much.  FREE.

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Still available (3/22/21).  I still have this.  I have a windshield too that I'm.pretty sure is small body 4dr sedan.  Tired of tripping over these...

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On 3/18/2019 at 9:04 PM, Matt Harwood said:

Awesome thread, Mr. Earl! I have a storage room full of Model A and V8 Ford parts that I'm not using and trying to turn them into money is just going to take too much time. If you come to my shop, I will give you any two parts of your choice, up to and including a complete flathead V8 engine (I have two long blocks and I'm going to keep the one that you don't take). I'm not going to try to identify everything or ship it, but if you want some parts that probably have value, come and look and you're welcome to take any two things you want. Most of the small parts are 1935 Ford, but big stuff has wider applications. I believe the exhaust manifolds are Chrysler 340 but might be small block Chevy, I don't remember anymore.

 

That's the deal. I'm not boxing and shipping anything, but it's free if you can come get it.

 

You can also hang out and look at cars all day if you'd like.

 

Here's just some of the stuff:

 

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Wow, I almost forgot about this thread. I gave pretty much all that stuff to one guy because he was the only one to show up with a truck and ask for it. I kept the two V8 engines and the stainless gas tank, but I probably gave away 4000 pounds of parts--his truck was FULL. Glad they went to a new home with someone who will be able to benefit from them more than I could.

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Hi, I'm a Dodge Brothers guy, but I came across this Buick axle for free and couldn't pass it up.  Anybody out there need any/all of it?  Not sure of the year, probably mid 20's.  Seems like it was for 21" wheels.  It was some sort of trailer or cart and the spindles are brazed to the axle, but should be able to heat and melt the braze away if you want.  Or you could just display it like I will until somebody wants it.  

Bearings are all there and in great shape.  No brake parts except the backing plates.  Springs are in good shape.

 

I'm in Massachusetts, feel free to message or email me.

Moose

 

 

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Update: These books have been taken and are no longer available.

 

Lot of Early 1920's Books:
Everyman's Guide to Motor Efficiency 1922, Questions and Answers relating to Modern Automobile Design and Construction Driving
and Repair Victor Page 1921, Gasoline Automobiles Moyer 1921, Brookes Automobile Handbook 1921, Hallock's Starting and Lighting
Systems of Automobiles 1921, Audels Automobile Guide 1922, Gasoline Automobiles 1922 Floyd Clymer reprint, Motor Vehicle laws
1921 CT, Motor Vehicle Laws 1921 RI. All free shipped as one lot via USPS Media Mail.

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I might be mistaken, but wasn't this thread posted at the top of the "Buick for Sale" forum? Just read a thread on the General Discussion Forum that suggested starting this under General Discussion. I have a couple of parts that I want to list and I wanted to post it in here. 

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10 hours ago, kingrudy said:

I might be mistaken, but wasn't this thread posted at the top of the "Buick for Sale" forum?

My memory has it pinned to the top of the Buick “for sale” section too.

NOT anymore - took 34 minutes to find it down on the 15th page or something.

(I’m currently living with a person with Alzheimer’s and down around page 8 I began wondering how far behind I was.)

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On 2/20/2020 at 6:31 PM, auburnseeker said:

Don't feel bad Matt.  I offered all those 37 Buick parts and no takers.  I even produced a very good nose molding with badge for a guy needing one and he never responded.  I didn't say it was free as crating for shipping would be a pain in the Butt, but hey if he walked up it would be his.  I guess even though he had been looking for a year and  another member said grab it as it was the best they had ever seen he didn't really need it. 😞  Still tripping over it on the office floor.  Time to head back o the loft I guess. 

Auburnseeker,  if I was within a reasonable distance to you I would have taken it from you. 

Has the demand for parts for a certain range of years dried up?  Not much in Canada.

Some stuff is just so hard to ship.  Heavy or bulky and light.   I shipped a couple of 37 Buick nose trims from Regina Sask Canada to Pacoima California for straightening and polishing.  The box was a flat screen tv box cut down to 48X19X9 inches.  I used some of the Styrofoam to maintain the boxes strength and integrity. It worked well.   It only weighed about 10 lbs.  But was pricey.

 

ps.  Is the 37 and 38 nose trims the same?

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11 hours ago, 1937McBuick said:

Auburnseeker,  if I was within a reasonable distance to you I would have taken it from you. 

Has the demand for parts for a certain range of years dried up?  Not much in Canada.

Some stuff is just so hard to ship.  Heavy or bulky and light.   I shipped a couple of 37 Buick nose trims from Regina Sask Canada to Pacoima California for straightening and polishing.  The box was a flat screen tv box cut down to 48X19X9 inches.  I used some of the Styrofoam to maintain the boxes strength and integrity. It worked well.   It only weighed about 10 lbs.  But was pricey.

 

ps.  Is the 37 and 38 nose trims the same?

I just got out of the parts business.  Too much left over stuff that wasn't rare and cherry once I picked the lots over, which in many cases had been picked over atleast once before I got them. 

I'm not sure if 37 and 38 are interchangable. 

The shipping was the whole reason I got out of parts.  All that big awkward stuff was a pain to ship and usually the shipping ate up most of the value of the part.  Once I spent a 1/2 hour boxing it up, it just wasn't worrh selling that type of stuff anymore, and that was with stocking several different box sizes and tubes.  

My new business only requires about 5 different box sizes and usually that takes very little time to box everything up. 

 

The parts are still here if anyone wants them.  Though I did dig out a pair of headlights and a trunk ornament assembly that I sold at our garage sale for someone's rat rod project. 

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On 8/21/2020 at 3:41 PM, NC-car-guy said:

55 service manual. Well worn but seems to have all its pages.  Free. You pay shipping. Media mail is cheap.

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I know this was posted in August of 2020 but I would like know if this manual is still available.  If it is I will take it!!

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Message for NC-CAR-Guy: I sent a private message your way.  Please make sure to let me know the shipping costs of that manual.

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I agree that this page should again be pinned at the top of the Buick Buy/Sell forum.  As others have said, it's a bit hard to find now.

 

I have three random items to offer to anyone who wants to pay the shipping from 94114.

 

First, a '41 Steering wheel that someone might want to have recast.  It is in good shape but for one cracked spoke.

 

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Next up, a '41 reproduction speedo face with the chrome/painted inner rim (not sure what to call this) included.  The inner rim was repainted by me in an attempt to match the original colors (it is brown up to 50 mph when it turns RED to alert you to excessive speed!).  I was going to use it when restoring my speedo, but at the last minute I found an NOS part online.  It looks pretty good, but not perfect.

 

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Finally, a new gas pedal that I got from Bob's Automobilia.  It was sold to fit my '41, but it did not fit.  The angle of the bottom hinge is much greater than the '41 (i.e., it is canted more sharply to the right when installed).  I think it fits a '39, but I'm not sure.  Bob's would not take it back and give me a credit for the purchase price because they insisted that it could be "bent" to fit!  (What a joke -- but that's a story for another day.)  Anyhow, I would be happy to try to take some measurements if anyone is interested.

 

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So anyone interested in any of these items should just shoot me a PM.

 

Happy motoring,

 

Neil

 

 

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'63 Wildcat hubcap - Just to keep it spinning and shining:

If you need 1963 Wildcat hubcap, this one has bold and clear medallion that can be swapped out.  Otherwise, slight imperfection in metal can be resolved with patience. Needs flat black paint touch up. Need cap or just filling out a cap collection, let's skip the hunt. Pay the routine shipping costs - agreed upon in advance. If you are in the Mid-Atlantic region, I'll drop it off or meet someplace. 

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