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Hello everyone, great pictures all.  Love that '52 Studebaker Cruiser these were great cars ... my BF in high school had a '57 Hawk with 3 duces on the V8.  My offering today happened just by chance.  Took the wife to her antique booth and discovered a small flea market in the parking lot.  Found this guy for $2 so couldn't resist.  Its a 1953 Buick Century convertible and unlike my '54 Chevy I posted awhile back this on has the top down!  Carpetrainman, you said you liked the GM soft yellows so this one should please you.

Here she is in a soft cream yellow with tan leather interior.

Buick 1

Here is a shot with the door opened to show more of the interior.  Both doors open as well as the hood, although the engine is not modeled very realistically, just overall chrome.

Buick 2

Here is the front view, I need to find some headlight lenses but its otherwise nearly perfect.  Just look at that bumper, in solid steel on the real car that thing might weigh nearly as much as my Honda!!

Buick 3

Here is a shot showing the full interior.  Take a close look at the dash board.  My recollection is that it is indeed fairly accurate showing the multi function push buttons in the center on each side of the radio grill.

Buick 4

Finally the rear view.

Buick 5

So there is my car of the day.  Not bad for $2 if I say so myself.  Its perfect year for my layout which is sort of in the "steam to diesel" transition period of the late 50's to very early 60's.

Happy weekend everyone, best regards

Don

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@mike g. posted:

Thanks guys, I was able to get out to the train room this morning and get a little start. Here is what I have so far!IMG_20210306_060740730

As you can see I am going to need new tires! LOL

Wow Mike, you're off to a great start'..  You'll find these restores all need new rubber'.. A bonus you have is the window insert.  Most come with out it or it is all broken up....  Nice job getting those rivets out'.. They are a pain in the neck.........

@JDFonz posted:

This is the one that is on my restoration bench right now.17E3FAF9-4E50-4291-BD7B-EF70FAF973C0557D2CB6-C88A-4254-BEA1-5E77B5E2BEA7B158ECBF-591F-406F-902C-5A4020775A15A corgi Plymouth Suburban Wagon.

Another beauty coming up I see... Is that a 57 Joel?  I had a 59 Belvedere, sedan'.. was a pretty good car'... AR you going for actual colors on this one.. I don't recall too many two tones on those years'...

Dodge and Desoto were big on the two tones in that era'.... Good luck with it'...😁👍

Joel, great looking find, I am with Ted looks like it's going to be a beauty!

Thanks Ted, the window did crack up in the roof area but I super glued it back together so it wound not break all the way. Yep your right the rivets sucked! LOL

Lee,  The IXO International looks outstanding! I was wondering what the super glue and soda was for. Thanks for explaining that one for us new folks here! LOL So now a silly question before I go out to the train room, How do I tell the tire size? Is it printed on the side like real tires?

@mike g. posted:

Joel, great looking find, I am with Ted looks like it's going to be a beauty!

Thanks Ted, the window did crack up in the roof area but I super glued it back together so it wound not break all the way. Yep your right the rivets sucked! LOL

Lee,  The IXO International looks outstanding! I was wondering what the super glue and soda was for. Thanks for explaining that one for us new folks here! LOL So now a silly question before I go out to the train room, How do I tell the tire size? Is it printed on the side like real tires?

Thanks for the complement Mike. Mike just measured the inter “The Hole”Diameter of the tires in inches for me I think I have some I’ll give you

@lee drennen posted:

28D5CBFB-309B-4588-AA72-A01A006D6731Thanks for the complement Ted. Here’s a pic of my dad’s truck he drove I’m building this after this was taken in 1964 that’s my older brother on the truck

Lee, great restoration "re-do" on the cab above...looks like the real thing...being your dad's truck right above, you must be the little blond guy up on the cab??

All you guys, coach, Lee, Ted, Joe are putting me to shame with the great restoration work you do...I'm hoping when more of my layout is complete, I'll give the restoration challenge a try 

Ted, keep those "Model U's" comin'...great detail work on those, and nothing like a 50's Roadmaster convertible

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