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For the Classic Car Restoration Enthusiast

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1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal — Part 26 - Page 5

The newly installed passenger door.

The newly installed passenger door.


The next projects to tackle include the rear deck lid, completion of the interior, then fenders, lights and the hood. I plan to finish the car and have it licensed and on the road by May 1st.

So far, I've run my Buick for 2-1/2 hours and I plan to make my first oil change soon. My engine temperature readings are perfect and my oil pressure sees 45 pounds at speed and 37 pounds at idle. While I've only driven my Buick in my yard and up and down the adjoining grass runway, I can tell you I am enjoying the ride and proud of the work I've done, even if it isn't perfect. Just recently my son Pierce got to sit on my lap and steer the Buick for the first time. The look on his face is priceless and the sound of his laughter is beautiful. He doesn't see any of the flaws I see, he doesn't care which parts are professionally restored and which parts daddy did. All he sees is a fun old car and he likes it. The old car hobby, through his eyes, is amazing.

My son Pierce helps me bend and flare new rear brake lines.

My son Pierce helps me bend and flare new rear brake lines.