1958 Buick Special

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We intended on keeping a full and price list online too to know what we need to buy and to track of just how big of a money pit is. Like most other it got put on the back burner and forgotten, so long since out of date.

an article we found about a Buick Chrome Dream and in.

I have a a 1958 Buick parts car. Read all it, ask about parts you might etc.

I had the radiator re-cored and had a overflow tube added so I mount a overflow tank on the Here’s the page about it. still in progress, but the car is running after the work, so that’s something. As part of this, I converted the car to a more modern controlled clutch-style fan .

As part of resurrecting the car, I had to the steering column to fix a problem a really tight shifter.

converting to electric wipers and to figure out how to integrate the new electric controls with the entirely original wiper controls.

Since the car is running, I made a of it starting up and revving a bit. a pretty crappy recording the microphone in the laptop I was using but hey, it’s better nothing.

Cowl and Body

You can visit my 1958 Buick Codes page for more on how I decoded these tags to what I had. My tags down to the information below. are some details that are not yet, but I’m still those.

1958 Buick 2 Door Riviera — 46R

Body #2226

Two tone paint scheme

White Top

Casino Cream

Gold Pattern Cloth and Cordaveen Interior (Not about this one. the interior is just that

Accessory Code E-P3

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in South Gate, MI


Carpet and Floorpans

As part of the to asses what to do next, it was to remove the carpet/padding and inspect the Not too bad, but there is some that will need to be with.

New Fuel Line

The rubber line from the fuel to the carb started leaking and to be replaced, so I decided to replace it a custom bent hard-line and a chrome inline fuel tucked up closer to the carb and air I started with a simple 90 male pipe fitting to hard line fitting to thread into the fuel and a piece of appropriately sized line with a connector on end. I made a template out of a of hanger wire and then bending the hard line to fit the I had.

I used a small piece of hose to connect the filter to the and cut the hard line so that a short piece of rubber would be needed to connect the to the new hard line.


This was Car #14. The first car I for my wife. My first experience a Buick NailHead V8. The first car I as a result of networking through my BCA chapter.

My first experience a 50’s car and learning about the of the era. The first car I started advertising and literature for.

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