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Post by Mcarlo77 on Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:54 pm

Had to check out this pair of Buick Centurys that arrived at the U Pull this past week.  Maroon one is a '75 "Special" and gold one is a 4-dr '76.  Both were sporting the V6/Auto drivetrain...and, virtually no options outside of pwr strg/pwr brakes & A/C!  Haven't seen any of our era cars at this yard in at least 3 yrs.

Interesting info on the '75...there was a pocket note pad in the glove box where the owner kept meticulous records of each gas purchase/odometer reading beginning in 1981.  Last entry was in '87 with a note that the car has been "parked" with 42K miles on it...and, that's what is currently showing on the odometer. Would be interesting to know why?

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Post by 73ss on Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:59 pm

Thats neat.  Thats the first year of the 231  3.8 buick v-6.
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Post by 77camino on Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:26 pm

Being that they are side by side I wonder if they came from the same person. Our local u pull yards only separates by brand and never model. They just clear out a roll and put the new arrivals together. If we are lucky we might get 1 G3 per year.
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Post by marx3 on Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:59 am

I could go for that 2-door :-)
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Post by ant7377 on Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:30 am

Shame to see a car with such low miles end up in a junk yard.
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Post by marx3 on Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:07 am

Maybe it is rusted out completely. Rust don't seem to care about low miles :-)

What condition is it in, overall?
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:00 pm

[quote="marx3"]Maybe it is rusted out completely. Rust don't seem to care about low miles :-)

That's a fact! Road salt ate these cars alive back then in relatively short order. Rear bumper had rust-thru (typical of our cars as the frozen slush got kicked up and packed in the nooks and crannys only to eat away at the metal all winter long). From what I recall, the body panels weren't in bad shape. Underside was a little crusty...but, I've seen worse.
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Post by ant7377 on Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:14 pm

marx3 wrote:Maybe it is rusted out completely. Rust don't seem to care about low miles :-)

What condition is it in, overall?

I live in NY I know about rust/rot. I dont think that is what got that car. Bottom of doors/fenders are still there.
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Post by marx3 on Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:12 pm

I live in Denmark, Europe. it's pretty humid and damp here... all the time. PLus they salt in the winter. It's a terrible place to own a car.
I worked as an undercarriage rust protector once, and we had a car come in for a full treatment, an 5 year olds Alfa Romeo. That car had surfacerust that was pretty bad and even an actual rust hole in part of the subframe. Holy smokes...
I think I see something on at the bottom of the quarter panel, where it meets the door. Also looks like something's going on at the bottom of the front fender.
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Post by 73guna on Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:42 pm

Get the quarter window mouldings

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Post by Mcarlo77 on Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:34 pm

Qtr window moldings were typical junk.

I did pull most of the interior headliner. sail panel and kick panel trims. Also, nice sunvisors and lower door panels. Color is Dark Saddle if anyone is interested.
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Post by 73guna on Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:55 pm

Was "75 quarter window trim plastic.?

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Post by Mcarlo77 on Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:14 pm

Yup...'74 and up were plastic.
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