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My name is Johannus from the Netherlands. I am a Life Member.  A friend of me has a  Buick Master  Six 1926.  He sent several  parts for nickelplating to a chroming company with a good reputation , they did a great job and sent the finished parts back with parcel post.

  

But the parts never arrived.    Now the man is desperate as he is missing :

both headlamps - sidelamps-radiatorcap-senior motometerframe-rear bumper strips four pieces - and the bolts and nuts.

 

Please can someone help him in finding new parts ?  The email adress of the chroming company is ; info@verchromen.nl

They are helping the owner in getting replacement parts. 

 

I also give you my email adress is :  dayfox@planet.nl    Information can also be send to me.  

 

My friend and me would appreciate it very much !

 

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I had a shipment of car parts that were delivered to an auto body shop about 10 miles from my house, (yes my name, address and phone number were clearly listed on the label).  The guys at the auto body shop were expecting a shipment so they opened up the box and saw old car parts, then they called me and I came and picked up my parts.

Your friend should call the parcel post company and have them check other deliveries the driver made that day.  Somehow the delivery driver made a mistake and dropped off the parts with some other customer.  

In case the parts are not found, 1926 Buick master headlights are common, and there are several on e-bay right now. The lights priced at $500 are no better than those priced around $100.   I have a pair with 10 3/4" diameter bezel I believe is Master. Mine are missing lenses, correct reflectors and wiring sockets. 

Did the plating company have the headlight buckets, bezels and reflectors ? Were these parts for a Master Sport model with nickeled headlight buckets ?   

If the bucket is to be plated, it must be a near perfect without surface rust or dents.  Rusty or slightly dented buckets can be cleaned up and painted for non sport models. 

Brass bezels are often cracked but they can be repaired by soldering a piece of brass sheet on the inside. 

One of these buckets I have has no cracks in the bezel and the bucket is good. The other bucket has some deep surface rust and 2 cracks in the bezel. 

Cowl lights do show up on e-bay but not very often.  Open car cowl lights are harder to find. Closed car cowl lights are most common. 

Kevin 

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Johannus, I hope you don't have crazy postal workers like we have here.

 

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    You think this kind of thing just happens in other cities but it happened right here in Palm Springs.

I had one of those older, grumpy women mail people who delivered my regular mail daily to my house for several years.   I get package deliveries almost daily as well from USPS.  One day an auto parts package did not arrive but showed on the seller's site as delivered.  I was home all day that particular day.  I am in a good neighborhood so I did not suspect postal pirates.  I went down to my local post office for an explanation.  They checked, said the delivery gal had marked it as delivered as well.  We argued, I asked if they might be employing one of those crazy workers who dumps packages rather than deliver them, they finally get a senior worker out to "calm me" with the explanation that all deliveries are clocked with a hand held GPS unit at time of delivery.  Then he proceeds to pull it up, right then and there, on computer to prove his point.  His eyebrows raise and he looks at the counter person whom I'd been speaking with previously, she is also looking at the computer screen, and she visibly blanches (bad poker player).  He says "The GPS field on this one is blank.  That's not supposed to happen"  In other words, she'd checked off on her sheet that the package had been delivered to my house but when they checked further, the GPS could not confirm that she'd even been on my street that day.  The delivery person had lied and been caught and I likely wasn't the only victim of her laziness.

Long story short, they apologized but wouldn't reimburse me without a lengthy struggle so I had to repurchase the parts, luckily from a very understanding vendor who gave me a fair discount after I'd related this drama to him, but I never saw that grumpy delivery gal again.

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On 5/11/2021 at 5:44 AM, Oregon Desert model 45 said:

I had a shipment of car parts that were delivered to an auto body shop about 10 miles from my house, (yes my name, address and phone number were clearly listed on the label).  The guys at the auto body shop were expecting a shipment so they opened up the box and saw old car parts, then they called me and I came and picked up my parts.

Your friend should call the parcel post company and have them check other deliveries the driver made that day.  Somehow the delivery driver made a mistake and dropped off the parts with some other customer.  

In case the parts are not found, 1926 Buick master headlights are common, and there are several on e-bay right now. The lights priced at $500 are no better than those priced around $100.   I have a pair with 10 3/4" diameter bezel I believe is Master. Mine are missing lenses, correct reflectors and wiring sockets. 

Did the plating company have the headlight buckets, bezels and reflectors ? Were these parts for a Master Sport model with nickeled headlight buckets ?   

If the bucket is to be plated, it must be a near perfect without surface rust or dents.  Rusty or slightly dented buckets can be cleaned up and painted for non sport models. 

Brass bezels are often cracked but they can be repaired by soldering a piece of brass sheet on the inside. 

One of these buckets I have has no cracks in the bezel and the bucket is good. The other bucket has some deep surface rust and 2 cracks in the bezel. 

Cowl lights do show up on e-bay but not very often.  Open car cowl lights are harder to find. Closed car cowl lights are most common. 

Kevin 

26 buick headlights 1.jpg

26 buick headlight bucket.jpg

Hello Kevin,

I am the guy from the plating company. Do you still have these parts available. I can nickel plate the buckets.

What are the costs? Do you ship to Holland? My email is info@verchromen.nl

Kind regards. Frank

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