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Offline sixinarow

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« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2010 9:30 PM »
Good score Pete! Where is it from? I think I have seen it before.
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« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2010 10:23 PM »
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Good score Pete! Where is it from? I think I have seen it before.


You probably have.



If you look closely you can see it.

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« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2010 1:09 AM »
that belonged to Lance i believe...  Groundpounder on the hamb

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« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2010 3:18 AM »
Yessir it did. He did a good job of giving it "the look".

Been slowly cleaning stuff out of it. There is a box with about 5 gallons of water in it and I kept that in there. We assumed I'll need it. However, maybe its simply because of something I learned about Lance. He was apparently known for his skills in packing a trunk full of devices and chemicals to help keep most any car going on a run. Perhaps I'll continue that trend. . .
Stephan and I discovered the genius of some unknown engineer and his trim fastener design tonight as we replaced the drivers quarter panel splash trim without tools while consuming a Grain Belt. Removal/reinstallation was simple and made a big difference. At this point we're simply trying to clean up the car a little. Looking for a drivers fender trim piece next.
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« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2010 4:40 AM »
Neato!  Still working on that '57 Buick grille- I really don't know what to offer a guy that thinks he has everything.  That bum from the bus station doesn't want any cash, just old dirt track tires.

The car looks good- get it in the right light and it'll look even better. :)  I think for a minimal amount of cash it could be easily transformed into the coolest '57 more-door around.  A little tuck and roll, maybe a laced top, and perhaps some fender skirts?...

Congratulations Pete- You're officially Suedesworthy.  Maybe the license plate should read HANDCHK ?
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« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2010 5:50 AM »
Looks like there's a nice '57 Buick grille on Ebay right now $99/side + $35/side shipping...
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« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2010 10:54 AM »

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« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2010 1:48 PM »
Thats a fun car. I know! I'll keep my eye open around here for parts for you. Never know what I'll come up with!

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« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2010 2:27 PM »
did you get your club plaque mounted yet?

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« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2010 6:12 PM »
Can I get a ride?
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« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2010 9:18 PM »
No, yes, and I found and sent payment for a 57 buick special grille. Score.
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« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2010 11:07 PM »
Congrats!  I'm excited to see it in person!
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« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2010 5:47 AM »
Well, some of you have felt the neck jerk of the poor throttle linkage geometery coupled with the solid motor mounts.

Found a pair of front fenders on craigslist, one of which is the matching green 210 fender for the drivers side. The trim even looked good. Hopefully they're still available and I hope they'll separate or I'll have a white 57 passenger side fender for sale shortly. The non-matching green fender is more hokey than I'd like, but then again, I'm trying to match rusty green fenders to the rest of my rusty green car. . .  :roll:
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« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2010 5:48 AM »
Well, some of you have felt the neck jerk of the poor throttle linkage geometery coupled with the solid motor mounts.

Found a pair of front fenders on craigslist, one of which is the matching green 210 fender for the drivers side. The trim even looked good. Hopefully they're still available and I hope they'll separate or I'll have a white 57 passenger side fender for sale shortly. The non-matching green fender is more hokey than I'd like, but then again, I'm trying to match rusty green fenders to the rest of my rusty green car. . .  :roll:

Oh yeah, its gonna be licensed as a ND vehicle shortly. You can paint license plates to match the car, right? :D
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« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2010 1:41 PM »
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Oh yeah, its gonna be licensed as a ND vehicle shortly. You can paint license plates to match the car, right? :D


Sure you can paint it any color you want, just make sure you have the right color when you take it to the DMV and hope if you ever get pulled over the cop doesn’t know the diff.
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