That's right kids - it's parts car time! It's a 1958 Buick Special 4 door, and it's reasonably complete. I'm buying it for a few odds and ends I need and then I'm selling off pretty much everything else.
You can email me to ask questions or make an offer on a part. There is a list below of parts that are already gone - please read it before sending me parts requests. Also, this page has photos of almost everything on the car with the most recent photos being at the bottom - check them also. If you want a specific trim piece, your best option is to grab the a photo, use a graphics editing program to highlight the part(s) you want, and email the highlighted photo to me with your request. It's the digital version of walking up to the car, pointing at at piece, and saying "I'd like that part". As a side note, .BMP files are huge to email; .JPG files are much smaller. The version of Paint Brush that comes with Windows XP can edit and save .JPG files. If you're not running Windows XP, you should be. :-)
Here is how it arrived - sitting in my driveway quietly awaiting parts removal.
What's Gone or Not For Sale
If you wanted these parts, sorry, but they're gone or were never with the car in the first place:
If you wanted these parts, sorry, but I'm keeping them for my own use:
That leaves a whole lotta car, so ask away.
It's out, and it was quite the chore. No major mishaps, though, so it's not too bad. The engine is supposed to have been recently rebuilt before it was stored, and based on what I found when I tore it down for a pre-sales inspection, I'd believe it. It was in nicer shape than the one in the '58 Special I'm trying to restore! The guy who bought the engine got a helluva good deal - I want to see some pics of his car doing a smoky burnout with my old engine. :-)
These are some shots of various parts for people who have requested them to see if they want to buy the parts. Any circled or highlighted pieces in these photos are for the reference of the person interested in that part. Intermingled in here are pictures I took as I was dismantling the car to use as a reference for myself (and for others) when I have to re-assemble things on my car - just think of this as a pictorial manual for the car.
This is stuff that's been sold or has to do with stuff that's been sold.
This was Car #18. Another parts car, but the first one I did not plan to cut to shreds as fast as I could. My first experience with folks emailing me and making parts requests. My first experience with selling parts off one of my parts cars. Also, while trailering it home, I had my first experience with major trailer sway and having a trailer try to "come around" on me at highway speeds. Scary, but I managed to recover without trauma, and apparently without my passenger (my Dad) noticing it was as bad as it was. Good think he wasn't watching the trailer in the rear view mirror. :-)
Comments? Kudos? Got some parts you'd like to buy/sell/barter/swap? Nasty comments about my web page so far? See Contacting Us.
Page last updated 12/27/2011 10:23:21 AM