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1958 buick special

Postby bcraig » Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:54 pm

hi all, new to the site and have many questions. i just traded a running halfway restored 1978 chevy nova for a 1958 buick special 4 door sedan. it is completely original down to the tires. its been in dry storage since 1972 the interior is rough but no rust, it was rearended got a small dent in trunk lid and the rear bumper is missing. trunk and floors are solid no holes. no carpet, door panels are actually really nice. everything is there all chrome is intact just dingy eyebrows are a little dinged up, i really like the car just appears to not be alot of resources to find parts that i need. i have restored several old cars like a 62 belair, 64 el camino i still own and a 78 nova there just seems to be many more resources for old chevys any help would greatly be appreciated ill post pics as soon as i upload them thanks in advance.... Brian
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Re: 1958 buick special

Postby Smartin » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:14 pm

Welcome to the board, Brian! We look forward to seeing photos of your project. And of course, we'll help out in any way we all can 8)
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Re: 1958 buick special

Postby dvonk » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:13 am

welcome, brian!
i too have a '58 4dr Special project car. here is my Project Thread. things slow down alot for me in the winter, since my garage is detached and unheated... brr. :lol:

feel free to ask us questions, and like Smartin said, well try to help any way we can. :D
1958 MOD. 43
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TRIM 412
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Re: 1958 buick special

Postby 58limited » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:05 pm

Welcome to the board. Read through the old posts, there are links to parts suppliers and there is also great advice. Do not be afraid to ask questions, everyone is willing to help out or refer you to someone who can.
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Re: 1958 buick special

Postby bcraig » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:44 pm

hey all thanks for replying havent had a chance to start working on it yet i used some bleach and degreaser and a scotchbright pad to the old paint and its actually shining how do i post pics ive tried and havent quite figured it out
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Re: 1958 buick special

Postby 58limited » Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:59 am

Here are the directions for posting a picture:

http://www.1958buickforum.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7
1958 Buick Limited Riviera Coupe Model 755

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Re: 1958 buick special

Postby bcraig » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:11 pm

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Re: 1958 buick special

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Re: 1958 buick special

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Re: 1958 buick special

Postby bcraig » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:22 pm

This is a couple of pics when I found it with 25 years of dust on it... and a couple after cleanup started
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Re: 1958 buick special

Postby dvonk » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:28 pm

nice barn find! looking forward to seeing more progress photos! 8)
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Re: 1958 buick special

Postby bcraig » Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:01 am

so i finally had time to start working on it a little found the missing chrome still need rear bumper is there any other gmc vehicles that have a similar rear bumper that i could use.... i tried turning motor by hand no such luck took first three sparkplugs out couldnt find a 3/4 swivle to reach the rear two on each side put marvel in the 6 holes i could get to, and gonna see if i can get it to budge a little in the morning, put new belt on cleaned up insides a little put down covers on seats put battery in, no headlight, radio, horn, turn signal, one brakelight, one running light, interior light works, no dashlights, no blower motor, speedometer stuck on 60, just updating yall if u have any suggestions that would be great
thanks alot in advance, Brian
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Re: 1958 buick special

Postby 58limited » Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:45 am

Brian, no other bumper will interchange. Keep an eye on ebay for one. Also, there are a couple of '58 Buick specialists who might have one. They are the '58 Buick tech advisers for the Buick Club of America:

Frank Lyle - buickranch58@msn.com

Gene Reynolds - mr58buick@aol.com

Gene is retired so I don't know if he still has many parts

As far as the nonworking lights, etc, I would check the fuse block first. But, after sitting in a barn for all those years the wiring might have been chewed by vermin.
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Re: 1958 buick special

Postby Smartin » Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:23 pm

Where are you located, Brian? There might be one of us close by that could lend an hand if you need it.
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Re: 1958 buick special

Postby bcraig » Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:37 pm

I'm in the south down in central Mississippi
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