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About elpad

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  • Birthday 09/24/1953

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Miami, FL


  • Gender male
  • Interests & activities 1954 Roadmaster 72R "Almendrón"
    1950 Special 51 "Tubby"
  • BCA member number 999674

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  • 1954 Buick(s) Roadmaster

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  1. Lamar, I think steering wheels are the same from 1948 to 1954, not sure. Looking for a complete assembly preferible in black for the 50 Super. Any Idea$. The previous savage cut a perfect steering wheel. Also looking for a set of original steel wheels, don't know if the 54's fit. This one take 15x6.50 wheels. Again the previous savage installed aluminum wheels. they have to go!

  2. Like the radio amateur tag

  3. Still waiting for the masterpiece!

    1. maybelle


      Silly little things slow us down.  Found out my replacement interior door handles and window cranks don't work for a 72R.  Just sent off the originals to be redone.  Oh well, good things are worth waiting for.

      love all the pics of your car at the shows!

  4. Hi Carol 

    Either tomorrow or next Monday, I'm sending the old ashtray that I got from the Buick Gardens, straight to Graveyard Run. I took the roll door out to use on my ashtray housing. It was difficult to disassemble since I did not have the proper tools and boy!, this thing was made well on the good old USA. Lamar called me asking if I have anything left over. I think all you need is the roll door which I have in pieces from Almendron. All slats are, I counted 11 plus the one with the solid handle which is missing the two miniature bolts. I think Mark can work with these pieces by laying and affixing them to a sturdy, yet flexible material. The complete door can then be polish and installed or worse case scenario, they could make a pattern to make a new one.

    Looking forward to see her finished...no doubt shel will be an award winner.

    Best Regards.

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    1. maybelle


      You are a prince!  Sorry it has taken me so long to respond.  Too busy working for a living right now!

      Mark is down to the nitpicky little details.  We did not know that there was such a difference in interiors depending on what options were on the car.  The power seat out of High Society has different side panels and includes the medallions on the sides.  Mark has been working hard to repair the cracked plastic.  I think he is putting in some metal reinforcements at key stress points.  Just about ready to paint them.  Now Mark is trying to figure out how those medallions should be painted.  Madam Maybelle was originally a standard trim level with no power seats so the medallions weren't installed.

      I'm enjoying Almendron's show pictures!

      Best to you,