Scott Farrington

1949 Roadmaster Riviera Hardtop PARTS CAR

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I checked the shop manual and from my understanding, I believe that the fuse block is the same for 1949 Buick Series 50 and 70.

 

Were you able to pull one out of the other Buicks?

 

Also, were you able to locate the bracket behind the dash?

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I had a client in town last night.  I am going to pull these after work today.  I will find the bracket - both of my other 49's are complete and as they were parked 40 years ago.  They both have glass in them.

 

Scott

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Do you have any pictures of the 49 super? I might be interested in buying just the engine/trans to put in my car or the entire thing if the parts would transfer to a 51 buick. Thanks 

 

-Edwin

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Don't forget about my interest in buying the sweep spear moldings, front to rear, both sides of the car.

Pete Phillips

Bonham, TX 75418

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19 hours ago, Pete Phillips said:

Don't forget about my interest in buying the sweep spear moldings, front to rear, both sides of the car.

Pete Phillips

Bonham, TX 75418

Pete:

They are removed from the car and I need to pack them up.  One of the quarter pieces was cracked at the screw.  I have all the studs that were loose as well.  

Scott

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Great! Comparing the connections between the two, they look identical, woukd you agree?

 

I’ll go look through my pictures and see if I’ve got a better picture of the bracket. 

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I'll only sell you the top one as it is for the Riviera. 

Just Kidding! 

I would like $50 for the panel just for my time.   That will include the bracket if it exists.   This literally bolts to the bottom of the dash all the way to the left.   Interestingly,  the Riviera fuse block was mounted above the ashtray in the center of the car.  The panels are identical and the terminal markings are near perfect on the one I'm sending you. 

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Haha! That price sounds fair! I've attached some more pictures. Do you also have the bracket for the fuse block as shown in the pictures?

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Hey Scott, just wanted to give you an updated list of items we're looking for:

  • Fuse Block
  • Bracket for headlight switch
  • Bracket for fuse block (that holds the fuse block)
  • Piece of stainless steel trim above the steering column
  • Windshield wiper bottle with lid and pump
  • A complete antenna

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On 8/7/2019 at 8:32 PM, Pete Phillips said:

Don't forget about my interest in buying the sweep spear moldings, front to rear, both sides of the car.

Pete Phillips

Bonham, TX 75418

Hi Pete, any chance to buy these sweep spears or anything that is left from you? The ones on my just acquired green 49 Riv are not totally bad, but pitted everywhere. Thanks for letting me know. I was quite surprised that these are chromed and not SS as on my 52 and 53. 

Best,

Hans

 

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Hi Scott, on my newly acquired 1949 Riviera there is a chrome part missing under the glove compartment, looks like a lever for the  ventilation adjustment. Is that on your parts car and is it possibly for sale? Thanks, Hans 

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This sure a shame that this car can't be saved, but as the old man used to say, "you can't save them all."  This model is the only Buick I ever wanted and never was able to acquire at a price I could afford..............just one time when I was young and had no money.......$125 intact in the area of Odenton and Fort Meade, MD.  I've had over sixty old and new Buicks in my 81 years.  Earl Beauchamp, Past National President AACA, BCA #55.  Those side moldings are extremely important and extremely hard to find.  Good luck.

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"Those side moldings are extremely important and extremely hard to find.  Good luck."

 

I have the sweep spear die-cast side moldings, but they are quite pitted and in need of replating. I did get the right rear (the long one) replated and it's beautiful, but will be expensive if anyone wants it. Sold the left rear one.

Pete Phillips, BCA #7338

 

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On 1/14/2020 at 7:21 AM, Hans1965 said:

Hi Scott, on my newly acquired 1949 Riviera there is a chrome part missing under the glove compartment, looks like a lever for the  ventilation adjustment. Is that on your parts car and is it possibly for sale? Thanks, Hans 

 

I have one, NOS in the Buick parts box. Also fits 1950.

Pete Phillips

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