Full Size Buick Registry

Discussion in 'A boatload of fun' started by Stage1 Jeff, Dec 25, 2004.

  1. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Dave if there's someone willing to take on the project....:Brow:

    Let's see..

    Electra 225, Limited

    Would Estate Wagons be included in this group? What am I missing?
  2. 65gs76limited

    65gs76limited Well-Known Member

    you forgot the park ave. guys!!!
  3. JohnD1956

    JohnD1956 Well-Known Member

    What's involved

    Can we get some information on what would be required of the volunteer? Smartin, I see you paid for a web address. Is this what's needed from other volunteers? What else is needed?

    I'd be interested in helping but I have no clue what's involved. I'd hate to volunteer and then find out I can't commit sufficient resources ultimately just to screw it up for the others...
  4. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Copied from my thread at the BCA board:


  5. Phil Racicot

    Phil Racicot Well-Known Member

    I'd also like to have a registery for the 1953-1985 Buick B-C-E bodies with Buick V-engines and full frame construction. That would include most pre-76 LeSabre-Invicta-Wildcat-Centurion-Electra-Riviera, from 1977 to 85, V-6 and 350 Buick powered cars.
    Of course, we could choose to include non-Buick powered cars but then, we would have to include most of the non-Buick powered eighties Buick full-size cars (there are many) and the 1986 -90 Estates and 1991-96 Roadmasters too...
    I'd be interested to help too, just don't know how! Adam, explain me what to do and I'll do it!
  6. crazyjackcsa

    crazyjackcsa Big and Untame

    Hey guys, let me tell you this is a MASSIVE UNDERTAKING, I've been working on the Boattail registry for quite sometime I try to put about a half hour ever night into it and it isnt easy (or I'm just slow) and that's only fitting in a small amount of what you're undertaking, good luck, and I'm with you but it is a lot to bite off
  7. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Trevor, I agree, and that's waht I've been trying to say here.

    Hence, my decision NOT to register fullsizebuicks.com, and jsut to go with buickcenturion.com - much more of a comfortable load for myself, and something I'm passionate about.

    Guys, all you have to do is pick your poison and go with it!
  8. Phil Racicot

    Phil Racicot Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't have expected that from a moderator!!!:laugh:
    Adam, could you PM me about all what's involved in creating a registry.
  9. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    ROFL!!! I'll correct it....must've just been fat fingers:laugh:

    PM'ing you
  10. Stage1 Jeff

    Stage1 Jeff Guest

    go for it phil, i'll be the first to register my car!!
  11. jamyers

    jamyers 2 gallons of fun

    Hey, count me in on some of the fun! (sheesh, I go away for a coupla days, and you guys run amok!)

    What sort of volunteer work we talking about, content and timewise?

    I'll handle the registry for "Green '71 LeSabre 2-door hardtops", if nobody else wants to... :rolleyes: :laugh: :laugh:
  12. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member


    volunteer work time is really based on how much work you're willing to take on. I am working on my site every chance I get, and I'm just now able to get the formmail email form to work. Nothing on the site is designed yet....this is all I have so far:laugh:

    www.buickcenturion.com - kinda cool background though...I wonder who's car that is:bglasses:
  13. Marco

    Marco Well-Known Member

    Adam -

    I don't see a car in the background - try removing the path (F:\) from the background parameter :beer
  14. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    woops! It looks right on my computer at home...never got a chance to look at it on another machine. I'll fix it tonight...

    Here is the picture that you're supposed to be seeing:

  15. 9secStage1

    9secStage1 Worlds Fastest GS Stage 1


    Already marked the site count me in on the registry

  16. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Thanks Rick!

    I got the picture issue worked out.
  17. jlv58

    jlv58 Well-Known Member

    Smartin, count me on the registry too. I Already put the link on my favourites.
    I don't know how you find the energy to run all these sites. $$$wise, couldn't you have put this Centurion registry as a sub division of the Buickpartsdirectory ?
  18. bignastyGS

    bignastyGS Maggot pilot

    I'll agree with what Adam is saying about work.I have been compiling all kinds of info for the 1973-1975 Century GS cars and work on it every night.I am trying to make a spreadsheet as to the options these cars came with.I can say 1 thing, it is essential to whatever you guys take on,get all of the options,upc codes,anything Sloan has on these cars and stuff you can find on Ebay or at flea markets for these cars.You can never have too much info at your fingertips.I am in the process of learning how to decode the daily car reports(71-72 right now) so when I get the 73-74 Reports very soon,I'll know a little better as to the UPC Codes and what they mean.I search Ebay and V8 here as well as other places to find people that have Century GS cars then contact them to see if they are interested in joining in.In my opinion,that is the hardest part,but there are several members that have been more than geneous to help out.I think Adam is right when he states you need volunteers.If you pick a body style that you like,you will be more apt to enjoy working on it and know all the little things about that car.I don't have any domain name or anything as of yet,but in the future when funds allow, I'll get there.Good luck in making a go of it.If there is anything you feel that I can help you out with,feel free to ask.
  19. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member


    I looked into using a subdomain of the parts directory, but unfortunately, I don't have the option on my hosting features for that site to allow subdomains.

    With www.buickcenturion.com , I got a killer package. I am really loving it!! I can use up to 10 subdomains and it gives me a massive amount of space to store files. Not to mention all the other cool stuff:bglasses:

    The Centurion registry will collect info about every option on each car as well as all the regular stuff like VIN and cowl tags, dealers, and possibly some pictures.

    I'm totally pumped about this...:beer
  20. GoldBoattail455

    GoldBoattail455 462 -> TH400 -> Posi


    I was thinking of funding a site for the boattail registry but not right now, maybe a few months down the road. How much is the hosting per month? Do I need to know HTML, Javascript etc? I this something I can setup without having to read a full manual.

    Im not sure if this is a good idea but to be able to have a database where people could enter there boattail's info. The only problem is people abusing it, entering false info and false cars etc. I know for sure the boattailregistry will have a database of each year's options but only the remaining boattails are entered, not the total from the factory. Whats your plan/idea?

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