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  1. I just bought some glass from autocityclassic and its thinner than the original but it works. hopefully seals properly in the rain still getting the car together.
  2. Posted on the Buick 54,55, 56 forum on FB but no luck maybe someone here has some parts here and can help me out. I've been searching on ebay and the net for awhile no luck. Anyone parting out a 54 buick super? I have hardtop looking for the following if you have it: - Guide F4-53 front park light housing - Door latch release left and right smaller diameter splines if springs are good. mine have broken springs. I bought the first one black in the picture on ebay and the splines are different. the third one said it was for 54 buick super as well but the angle is off. I need one
  3. I took apart my vent window frames so I can get them chromed and took several pictures of how the seals were on it but didn't take one when I removed the window guide. I know the top is held in place by a screw but the bottom two holes, are they fastened to the vent frame using rivets?
  4. Yeah I've been lookng at sections 12 and 13 so I see what I need it's just the sizes sold are different and can't really tell if position 7 requires different mounts or not. definitely looks like a longer bolt is needed in position 7 as it has to go through the frame. I just received the ones from bob's and the locating boss, the round part that sticks out of the square pad that goes through the frame mount is slightly smaller, 15/16 instead of 1 1/16 so it moves around a bit. not sure if it matters. There is a metal spacer that comes with them to prevent the insulators from getting over tight
  5. Whats confusing is CARS has several different rubber pads and some say they have a metal insert: Body Mount 1942-56 1/2" Thick [BM426-1] Insulator body mounting pad with metal insert 1942-1956 Buick Most models as required 1/2" Thick x 1-7/8" Diameter with 3/4" Metal Sleeve Replaces OEM #1325094 They have no idea which rubber washer( insulator) goes with which pad and I don't either since I lost mine...
  6. avgwarhawk - I think I'll try these from Bob's https://bobsautomobilia.com/suspension-and-steering/1941-58-body-mounting-cushions-.-bm-518/ He said I can return them if they don't work but they come as a set with the bolts and washers. For Positions #7 near the Wheel I'm going to try BM52 from Cars. Do you recall if in the trunk there is a just a washer with the bolt through it or is there a rubber washer under the metal washer?
  7. There has to be someone that has replaced these mounts on this site. I can't believe cars doesn't have this information since they sell the mounts but they are no help. I know I need the OEM #1325095 but what insulators go with it? are the spacers built into the mounts? Does it matter which insulators are used as long as they fit???
  8. Did you ever find that rubber seal for the flipper? I’ll be needing one as well.
  9. I can't find my old insulators for my body mounts may have accidently threw them out. the square pads that go between the body and frame are OEM #1325095 and have the same dimensions as BM418A from CARS. They do not know what are the corresponding rubber insulators that go between the bolt and the frame underneath. Has anyone replaced these and which ones did you use? In the trunk was there a rubber spacer between the body and the bolt in locations 7 and 8 or just the metal washer on the inside? how about between the metal washer and the nut on the bottom side under the frame? At the time I di
  10. Hi Jerry, I made the same mistake and didn't take a picture of what I had where or write down the body mounts thinking there would be a kit available. Did you ever make a list of what you used? Thanks, Drake!
  11. Thanks 1953Mack! I just messaged him for some better pics. hopefully its in better condition than mine. Crazy how his mustache bar is broken. Looks like a tough repair!
  12. Hey Doug, yeah thats exactly what he said. I'll have to keep looking then for a right side grill. I have one whole grill but it so pitted it'll be an expensive chrome job.
  13. He's in Rockford Illinois if someone is nearby. He said he was told by other buick guys that OEM don't mix well with after market grills. I didn't even know there was after market grills but I guess there must have been in case yours was wrecked at the time.
  14. Is a NORS replacement grill made in chicago the same as the original grill? I have an original left side in excellent condition and the person selling the right side says he has an NORS grill but from what he heard the grill is not exactly the same. If I bought it would there be a noticable difference than the left side I have? I can't see it in person as I'd have to drive 6 hrs each way so thought I'd check here first incase anyone has seen them before.
  15. Link is https://www.mcmaster.com/catalog/125/3646 and I bought the 1/8 inch size. stiffer than the original but seems to work well. I bought 6 feet of it for $5 and just cut it to size. The guages cleaned up real nice. I took them apart, blasted them, sanded with 1500 grit then clear coated them. replaced the glass as the old glass wouldn't clean up well. I redid the two pictured on the inside, gas and amperes gauges, and they were just as bad as the two outside gauges.
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