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Metal bars inside rumble seat compartment of 1935 Buick Special 46C

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I have just purchased a beautiful fully restored 1935 Buick Special 46C.  I do have a few questions.

In the rumble seat compartment there is a long cloth sleeve holding two long metal bars painted the

same color as the car.  What are these for?

This car was restored over 10 years ago and there are a few cosmetic touch ups I will need to do where

the paint is worn.  Is there a good source for paint for 1935 Buicks?  The color is said to be Raleigh Blue.

Thanks in advance for your help.

John Payne

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Got any photos of the bars in question?

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With those rubber channels(?), it looks like they go on a window to me.

Edited by keiser31 (see edit history)

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Are those items on the sides screws or snaps?

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Are those channels on the parts rubber?

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I am thinking that they may go between the side windows and the roof.

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Are they as long as the side windows?

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Those chrome twist knobs look to be top hold downs.

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Those are the tops of the side windows. The tabs go into the windshield frame and the threaded  wing bolt goes through the back of the mid bow then back into the piece to hold it in place on earlier cars. Your look like they clamp down on an inside roof iron. The rubber helps seal the top of the door window frame. Keiser was on the right track. Most every Cabriolet I’ve seen has them.

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On 10/22/2019 at 11:45 PM, chistech said:

Those are the tops of the side windows. The tabs go into the windshield frame and the threaded  wing bolt goes through the back of the mid bow then back into the piece to hold it in place on earlier cars. Your look like they clamp down on an inside roof iron. The rubber helps seal the top of the door window frame. Keiser was on the right track. Most every Cabriolet I’ve seen has them.

Correct, they go in the top over the doors when the top is in the up position - 30's tops can often be a bear to raise and lower with removable parts too as thinking of the time was different than perhaps today were you hit a switch and ....

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