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  1. Well another long weekend of preparation and patience resulted in this: All I can say is
  2. My rear window molding came loose. Took out the rear window and put in a new window seal. Three of the clips holding the molding are rusted out and gone. I have looked and called everyone I can think of, but there is no place where they can be bought. I need three of them to put my window trim back on. I have a picture of what they look like. Please check through your things to see if you might have a few hidden away. If someone out there would make them, then they would be the only one in the world who would have them and they could be sold for '54,'55,'56 Buicks, Cadillacs, and Oldsmobiles.
  3. I have owned many cars being in the hobby for over 20 years, I have owned Hotrods, Kustoms, Roadsters, Gassers, Lowriders, and more. Currently I own a 64 Impala ss, 62 f100 patina shop truck, and a BONE STOCK 54 Buick Special 2 Dr post. Just picked it up and it is very original. 264 3 speed Black on Black. Very nice car..... My intent is to go the mild custom route. Give it a stance, kustom Watson style flame job etc. Etc. My problem is I'm conflicted. I'm not a stock guy, I get too bored with a stock car. But this car is as original as it gets and has only 40k or 140k miles. I have all local dealer documentation. bill of sale etc etc.
  4. Guys, this is amazing! There is a 1954 Buick interior trim book up for sale on Ebay. Its a bit pricey but it has all the options for trim in 1954!
  5. The windshield washer control does not operate properly. I have rebuilt the pump and it works quite well. The rubber tubing has all been replaced and properly reconnected to the control. The problem is that the vacuum supply can not be fully shut off allowing for a constant application of vacuum to the pump.This activates the pump with each start up of the engine. I removed the control knob\lever and found that vacuum will draw air from the center opening of the inner rotating shaft. This is the shaft that when turned moves the control wire to the wiper motor. The control knob has a rod attached that pushes inward to the vacuum "switch". The depth placement of the knob into the switch matters. Set too shallow and the rod doesn't reach the vacuum switch. Set too deeply and the vacuum switch is full on at all times. My problem is that regardless of the position of the plunger control the vacuum leaks past the switch. I have sprayed WD40 into the tube to the pump and the shaft opening allowing the vacuum to draw in the oil. I have also applied compressed air into the wiper control shaft and rubber tubes in an attempt free up any sticking parts or valves in the vacuum control. All of this has resulted in no real improvement in the vacuum switch performance. I have been stuck on this problem for too long and wonder if anyone else can offer a suggestion on how to repair the vacuum switch. Many Thanks, Red
  6. Dash Access

    For those that have worked behind the dash to replace bulbs and such, was it best to remove the top metal portion of the dash to access the bulbs and such?
  7. Parts for Sale

    Blue steering wheel and horn ring. Few cracks and patina $200 Steering Coulmn. Auto, good shifter and turn signal, gear indicator. Coulmn has been cut, Will NOT fit a factory car. Good for pieces $150 Left and right 1/4 trim for a Special. $75.00 each, pass side has a dent. Driver side is good If interested leave a message with a zip code for shipping estimate Will post pics soon
  8. Radiator air dam?

    Has anybody fabbed up a piece that would go from the top of the radiator to the top of the grille? I would think this would increase the cooling efficiency by limiting the air through the radiator to only outside air. All the other old cars I have worked on have some some of piece like this and it looks like it would be easy to make. Then again maybe my car is just missing this?......
  9. I went to change a turn signal bulb up front and one of the barrel screws snapped the stud. So tip for the day, put some anti-seize on those little buggers. Does anybody have an extra barrel screw and stud?
  10. J Seals

    There was a discussion a few days ago concerning wet carpet and a service bulletin that recommended a J seal. I purchased the J Seals. On my door jams there was drilled holes. These appeared to be the place to install the J portion of the seal. Let me know if this appears correct. It only seemed the logical place to put the seal.
  11. WTB Trim pieces

    I need a right rear 1/4 panel trim piece for a 56R hardtop. If you have one or know who does leave me a message. I have a few pieces to trade or sale also.
  12. numbers on liner

    Has anyone else noticed the model and trim numbers on the back of the original liners in their 54 Buicks? I was sitting in the back seat the other day and looked up and there were 6 backward numbers and they are 4669-61. Obviously, these were written on the liner before it was installed. It is the model number of my car, 4669, followed by the trim number, 61. See photo. Kevin
  13. 54 Buick background image

    Hey guys, check out the background image on the Old Cars Weekly website! It looks great. Is the owner of the car on this forum??
  14. Want to buy headliner trim. I'm missing the upper 4 sections of headliner trim that goes above the side glass on both drivers and passenger sides. I have the 4 lower pieces. Just missing the upper ones that overlap the lower sections. Must be for a Super or Roadmaster 2 door hardtop. If you have any for sale or any leads on this trim or a car being parted out please let me know I've been looking for about a year now. Thanks, Jon 719-963-1785
  15. 54 Buick build sheet

    Hi All, While pulling the front seat carpet back a bit to reposition it better, I found this 8x10 card under the front passenger carpet. (see attachment). It looks like some sort of build sheet with the options on my car. Has anyone ever seen one of these before? It describes my car to a T. Thanks... Kevin
  16. Here is another one up for grabs. Seller claims it is a solid west coast car. Like the saying goes, "Let your money buy you happiness!"
  17. Hi all, I have purchased a NOS stainless door trim for my 54 Century, right rear door (because my existing trim is a bit damaged). Any advice about replacing the trim? I notice 2 screws on either edge from the inside, but I am wondering if I have to take off the inside door panel or not. The new piece did not come with any clips, so I will have to use the clips that are there. The car has been painted once and I think all the trim was removed before painting. Thanks for any advice! Kevin
  18. Trunk interior question

    I have a question on the correct finish for the 72R Roadmaster trunk interior. What is the correct way to finish it out. We have found the correct trunk carpet but I'm stuck on how the sidewalls are done. Most suppliers list cardboard pieces that are painted. I think I have seen some trunk interiors that are carpeted on the sidewalls as well. Anyone have any trunk photos to share online??
  19. driver wheels

    The wire wheels are a nightmare to keep clean. They are cool, but I was at a swap meet and happened upon a set of 5 radials from a 52 Buick in pretty good shape. Great driver set, got em all for $40 at the end of the meet. So, what does a Skylark look like without wire wheels?- not bad. Always need 5X5 15 rims to push around a few basket case Buicks but I think these will be my street wheels.
  20. hello from Arlington VA

    Hi all, In November, I became the proud owner of a 1954 Buick Century Tourback 4-door sedan. I bought it in Salisbury, MD and drove it 130 miles to home without a hitch. It has 39,000 original miles on it. Was a little old lady that owned it until she passed in 1990, and a collector had it until I became the new happy owner. It has been painted once and the engine rebuilt, new carpet, new tires, but all original otherwise. In fact, the original tires were just removed in 2014. I had a '55 Buick Special as my first car at age 17 and always wanted another. I have come to like the '54 styling much better, I must say. I recently fixed the horn which had been bypassed to a button under the dash. Huge job, but worth it! I had the whole steering column out. I now randomly hit the horn going down the road -- people must think I'm a little off. Can't wait for winter to end, so I can get it on the road again. Just found this forum -- great way to share! Kevin
  21. Thought I'd start a tech thread for talking about paint colors and paint for our beloved 54's. Thoughts and opinions on certain colors, color combinations, correct/incorrect colors and color combinations. Experiences with painting, mixing colors, etc etc. Maybe some polls for helping people decide and maybe even gain a statistical count of how many colors were produced in a year. I'll kick it off with....... *
  22. how much paint

    Large body, More door is going to need full painting... so how much paint should I plan on for my base coat? is a gallon enough for the exterior and jambs? (i'm guessing twice as much for clear coat.) How much is needed for the interior? would you use single stage on the inside if it is not gong to be the same as the exterior? I don't know what im going to do yet, just starting to plan... All I know for sure is I wont be putting the original "Casino Beige" back on it. I'm leaning towards a bright blue. maybe not this brand but something around this color.
  23. new paint for debbie

    Been working on this car for two years. New carpet, repainted the interior, new bulbs in dash, cables, repainted trim, painted engine area, trunk area painted and new paint on body. All trim back on but special emblems. Seats are white and blue, look good. Maybe next year new interior. Almost forgot about the new coaker bais white walls. They are G-78 - 15.
  24. I can already see it in Cavalier Blue
  25. OK, fess up!!! I hope it went to a good home... And do you permit inter-library loans?