1955 Super Almost finished

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  1. nineteenfifty5

    nineteenfifty5 Well-Known Member

    325DA726-1F69-44E7-881D-4D2F958EC21A.jpeg 4E7AC01D-E6FC-48CE-93B3-C43B735CE4E6.jpeg finally she is almost ready

    My 55 super is back together , I keep the Nailhead and dyna, all the chrome is on wiring done , she is running , driving , stopping etc

    I’m hunting for a red 1955 steering wheel I know 56 will work so if anyone has for sale let me know .

    Also looking for drivers side window flipper turn out I have century flipper doesn’t fit
    Passenger side is good to go

    Also Looking for set of rear tail light bezels for rechroming , I know I can get them on eBay etc just asking here first, must be in good condition for rear chrome so no pitting

    Still trying to figure out what to do with rear vision mirrors any ideas?

    looks like my chrome took my door handles and sent back some century or Chevy door handle as these ones do not fit.

    She goes to my friend shop in Jan for some upgrades to poorly installed air ride suspension job I had done years ago , Scott at chuckles garage will fix her and run a new exhaust and she will be done done


  2. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Proud Liberal

    Beautiful and a stately color to boot. The red wheels and interior will really pop with that color
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  3. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

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  4. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    Rearview Mirror 1954-56 Outside (B) Set

    1954-1956 Buick Super and Roadmaster
    These beautiful reproduction mirrors are exact in detail
    Each kit include 2 mirrors (1 left and 1 right) gaskets and hardware
    Can be purchased separately

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  5. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    Absolutely gorgeous, it looks fantastic, love the colour!
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  6. nineteenfifty5

    nineteenfifty5 Well-Known Member

  7. Houmark

    Houmark Well-Known Member

    Perfect two tone, with red wheels.. Looks really really good..
  8. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    Very sharp car!
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  9. 421-6speed

    421-6speed Well-Known Member

    Looks great, congratulations...
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  10. nineteenfifty5

    nineteenfifty5 Well-Known Member

    17A7AE31-2123-4542-9C95-BEA56847F96E.jpeg C73E2331-1190-46C1-8A3B-C41F0069FE1E.jpeg 91CA090C-133F-410F-87FC-0639700F8ADF.jpeg 23D2DB14-8431-41FC-B6CB-77308BB8E5FB.jpeg 96504C11-4436-49E0-934E-6660645E8371.jpeg 9F541F8E-47BD-4580-94EE-67DE86D013D7.jpeg 6D779F4E-4FBC-4B28-A4C5-676EDFA3D3A2.jpeg E5CFCF95-D815-4F26-867F-3A2E03CB570A.jpeg 17A7AE31-2123-4542-9C95-BEA56847F96E.jpeg What do you all think about these door handls, are they correct or incorrect, cause they do not seems to fit the car at all , there are large gaps and the angles seem wrong
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  11. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    Definitely NOT the same.
    the angle against the door is reversed doorhandle75r.jpg doorhandle wills.jpeg

    doorhandle wills.jpeg doorhandle75r.jpg
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  12. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    The Century/Special don't have the belt line at the top of the door.
    Those cars' handles attach on the curve of the door.
    It looks to me that you have handles for a Special/Century
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  13. nineteenfifty5

    nineteenfifty5 Well-Known Member

    Thanks I thought so , figured they messed and sent the wrong set back from the chrome guy , thanks very much for that info
  14. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    A further thought
    , the Special/Century lock cylinder is separate from the handle.
    Someone has installed a lock cylinder in those handles that didn't have a lock before.
    Unless they are from some other car that does have the lock in the handle.
    Does your key fit that lock?
    Originally, our cars had one key for all locks. (switch, doors, glove box, trunk.)
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  15. John Codman

    John Codman Platinum Level Contributor

    Most Cadillac interior trim will fit. Not sure what you mean by window flipper turn out, but Super, Roadmaster, share most trim with Cadillac, not Special and Century.
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  16. nineteenfifty5

    nineteenfifty5 Well-Known Member

    The window flipper that the front windows lock into when up
    ,looks like I found some tail light bezels
    Well the shop I had her at was not the best, look at that 1st photo hard and you might notice the rear bumbler is on upside down , I was looking at it when I got her home and it didn’t look right so I google 55 Buick images and sure enough it’s upside down never thought google would be so useful
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  17. nineteenfifty5

    nineteenfifty5 Well-Known Member

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    John this the part I’m trying to describe and failing lol these three I’m told are incorrect and do not fit the drivers side, the passenger s side is in and function correctly

  18. nineteenfifty5

    nineteenfifty5 Well-Known Member

    No my key doesn’t fit it , I’ve talked to the chrome guy and they have admitted their mistake. I guess I will have to get my new handles rekeyed or have two keys and the the trunk lock is goneas well ! so I will need to find one for that which means. 3 keys
  19. John Codman

    John Codman Platinum Level Contributor

    I now know what you meant by window flipper. I had completely forgotten about them. I never owned a Super or Roadmaster; the Specials and Centurys don't have them. You will need parts from the Super, Roadmaster, or Cadillac. I think some Caddys had Fleetwood bodies - I'd look for models with Fisher bodies. As I recall, Cadillacs with Fleetwood bodies were called (ready for this?) Fleetwoods.
  20. oldstimer1959

    oldstimer1959 Member

    The color is fantastic. What is it called?
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