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    looking good!
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    interior done

    i worked some late hours this weekend , absolutely everything in the interior is finished , except the crank handles an final stereo wiring as I am still waiting on my amps . I also made the decision to not worry about the vent window issue I have at this moment till I have had more time to find an new left and right frames but those will have to be taken care of befor I paint .

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    trunk work

    started working in the trunk last night , made the sight wall in front so the trunk looks nice an clean, laid the first carpet an built a box for the sub woofer ,an covered it all . a buddy of mine told me I'm going overkill on the stereo . lol . I had to explain to him that after working in a local ,large ,entertainment venue for some very big name artist's running stage monitors an some of front of house sound for 11 years you gain a appreciation for GOOD CLEAR SOUND that has the full range of tone an some low end chunk it becomes hard to listen to a standard stereo after that . ( at least for me )

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    trunk work almost done

    I have been at the trunk work off an on for a few days making new side cards was a challenge but there they are . so now im thinking about a double hinged floor and enclosing the rear body panel then DONE ! for a while . an enjoy it this season before the big make over in the off season when I repaint it , silver top, lace paint , black body magenta flake , silver scallop .

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    trunk done an did a thorough diagnostic on the engine

    trunks done ! so I went up to the motor I was having some stumbling issues when pulling out from a stop and accel on the highway , members of another forum helped me sort these out , as well as checking an resetting spec on timing , idle an plug gap , followed by some adjustment of the throttle linkage an various vacuum and compression tests . over all compression is a bit low but consistent between cylinders an carb is adjusted perfectly enough .

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    1954 55 or 56 vent window assemblies ARRRGH

    SO frustrated 54 55 or 56 series 50 or 70 ,vent window assemblies are like trying to find hens teeth , an evey one who says the have them are scams or the wrong parts, I ask for pics no pics ,no reply this maddening ! any body actually have even a left side ? im inching closer an closer to just deleting them an making those doors 1 big pane of glass I have every thing I need in my scrap pile {perk of owning a bodyshop} from wrecked doors . but id really rather have the vent window assemblies . anyone know of a set or just a good left side ?

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    Probably not much help, but:

    According to my Hollander, the '54-56 56R, 76R, 76RX Riv. Cpe use vent glass 1022 which is shared with '54-56 Cadillac 62 Cpes. exc. Conv.

    These may be them on ebay: Buick vent windows

    There was one more for 475.00, but I couldn't make it come up on the search.

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    http://www.ctcautoranch.com/Parts%20...20Car%201.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Probably not much help, but:

    According to my Hollander, the '54-56 56R, 76R, 76RX Riv. Cpe use vent glass 1022 which is shared with '54-56 Cadillac 62 Cpes. exc. Conv.

    These may be them on ebay: Buick vent windows

    There was one more for 475.00, but I couldn't make it come up on the search.

    https://klassiccarparts.com/cars-par...ck-roadmaster/
    http://www.ctcautoranch.com/Parts%20...20Car%201.html
    ANY LEAD IS A GOOD LEAD ! Thank you sir

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    trusted enough for a good drive

    we had a beautiful weekend an I thought it was time to take the roadmaster out for a good drive . after all the repairs I have made it was like driving my couch ! all went with out a hitch till I gassed up an the fuel tank leaked ! { so very upset} well I had to drive out the gas I put in it . I hate draining an dropping a tank with a lot of fuel in it so 100 miles later tank almost empty I took it back to the garage . my new tank should be here tomorrow or today if I'm lucky . other than that it was a good day to cruise around . stopped at joann fabrics while I was out an found the lace patern I want to spray on the roof !
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    what do you do with the cloth? pre-paint it and let it dry so when you're spraying the roof it doesn't just soak through?
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