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Post by Brenda074 on Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:25 pm

Hi I'm Brenda074!

My Husband is Tom77 with the Malibu Classic 77 red with Flames.  He has a picture of My new Project Buick Century Luxus 74. You can Visit us on UTube under Americaniron Addicts. So far The color must GO! I hate the color Green!  So far I think the Carpet will be Black and I'm thinking about Silver Matalic with maybe a Black racing Strip to minimize the Green Color. I will have. 455 Big Block with a Shift kit.  I want Mags not sure what kind.  Like Tom said, Looking for Some ideas what would you do if you had this awesome car!

Very Happy  Can't wait for warmer weather to start cleaning the inside and working on it!
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Post by pila on Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:08 pm

Welcome Brenda, to a great place ! Very Happy Which engine is in your Buick now ? I've owned a few Buicks, and still own one, a Park Avenue Ultra. I don't remember the Luxus model..
Have fun with it !!

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Post by REVINKEVIN on Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:09 pm

Welcome. You are going to have a super sweet ride. Can't wait to see how you make it your own. Warmer weather? It was 80 today.
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Post by Brenda074 on Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:31 pm

pila wrote:Welcome Brenda, to a great place ! Very Happy   Which engine is in your Buick now ?  I've owned a few Buicks, and still own one, a Park Avenue Ultra. I don't remember the Luxus model..
Have fun with it !!

Bill

Thank you Bill! There is nothing but open space in the engine no trans either so it's perfect, nothing to take out. We haven't heard of a Luxus either we looked up this type and it said there was only approx. 6000 of these made.

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Post by Brenda074 on Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:36 pm

REVINKEVIN wrote:Welcome.  You are going to have a super sweet ride.  Can't wait to see how you make it your own.  Warmer weather?  It was 80 today.  


Thank You! I can't wait to see what it's going to turn into also, there are things you want to put on the car but it just doesn't work out the way you intend. 80s? I'm jealous! Can't wait til winter is done.

Have a Great Day! sunny
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Post by Tom77 on Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:47 am

pila wrote:Welcome Brenda, to a great place ! Very Happy   Which engine is in your Buick now ?  I've owned a few Buicks, and still own one, a Park Avenue Ultra. I don't remember the Luxus model..
Have fun with it !!

Bill

We have picked up a 455 with a turbo 400 trans out of a 76 duece and a half to be the power plant.
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Post by Tom77 on Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:50 am

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Post by thatfnthing on Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:56 pm

Welcome Brenda!
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Post by Brenda074 on Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:56 pm

thatfnthing wrote:Welcome Brenda!


Thank You! ☀️🌈
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Post by ant7377 on Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:14 am

Put a set of Weld Prostars on it and lower it a little and it will look great.
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Post by ant7377 on Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:15 am

Welcome!
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Post by Brenda074 on Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:27 am

Hmmm I like prostar style that looks really awesome.
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Post by Hawk03 on Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:37 pm

Welcome! I will hopefully run into you guys this summer around Indy!
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Post by Brenda074 on Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:10 pm

Tom77 and I go to Suds on Main in Greenwood and Edgewood ave and Madison on Fridays on a certain day Tom will know details on that. Lol!!
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Post by pila on Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:03 pm

From that picture of your "walk around", that appears to be a nice Car !!

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Post by clanceman427 on Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:33 am

well, I think this is a 1973 and it's yellow but here is a look at one with Weld ProStars, looks good:

http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/2a/64/ce/2a64ce226ca6b17a884890cc2ecf4c83.jpg
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Post by Brenda074 on Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:43 am

Oooooooohhhhhh Wow!!!!!!!! COOL!! I Love that! 😍

Yea! There's a lot Yellow there, but the prostate are Very nice! The car itself is very nice! Thanks for Sharing!
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Post by 77mali on Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:47 am

Welcome, always nice to see a couple enjoy these great cars together. I love the G3 Buick's.
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Post by Hs1973 on Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:40 am

Hi and welcome. You have a Nice car. Not Many left, i remember as a kid a yellow with white interior. It had the rear up High and cragars, red rear axel and blue frame. In the 80s it was all about color here in Copenhagen anyways.

I would Think about classic cragars or maybe a western turbine, and as others Said the weld prostar is a cool rim to. Im pretty old School and i dont like the Big 19-20 modern setups, but thats just me.

Also colorvise, i know you Said you hate green. But i would consider a wery Dark green pearl color. Anyway it is a cool car.
Regards from Europe.
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:04 pm

Welcome to the site, Brenda!  I'm very interested to see which direction you go with this project.  I was kind of thinking the same with the dark green and maybe some subtle black graphics.  Green doesn't have to be ugly...just certain shades. Besides, green is making a comeback. I know this is a '71 GS, but what a cool color combo!

http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Buick_Gran_Sport

BTW...there are at least two '74 Luxus Buicks sitting in a salvage yard I often visit.
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Post by clanceman427 on Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:52 pm

Check out this 6 minute 1974 Buick dealership training video on the Century's. They get into the Luxus about mid way through when they are describing the interiors.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPcHvgZIHcE
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Post by Brenda074 on Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:16 pm

77mali wrote:Welcome, always nice to see a couple enjoy these great cars together.  I love the G3 Buick's.

The Buick Century 75 was my very first car in the early 80s  loved that car. It's wasted with a landu top white interior.  As we speak Tom is separating the trans from the 455 to sendit in for a rebuild.  Trans turbo 400 will be a rebuild also. Tom is teaching me auto Machanics and reservation along with whatever comes along.  😀
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Post by knightfan26917 on Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:40 pm

WELCOME, Brenda ... glad to see you here now, too!


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Post by Tom77 on Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:58 am

Brenda074 wrote:
77mali wrote:Welcome, always nice to see a couple enjoy these great cars together.  I love the G3 Buick's.

The Buick Century 75 was my very first car in the early 80s  loved that car. It's wasted with a landu top white interior.  As we speak Tom is separating the trans from the 455 to sendit in for a rebuild.  Trans turbo 400 will be a rebuild also. Tom is teaching me auto Machanics and reservation along with whatever comes along.  😀

Next week end its my turn. You work on the car and I'll play on the computer. LOL Very Happy
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Post by Brenda074 on Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:21 pm

Let's do that! I am really anxious to wipe down the inside I will wait to decrease the engine compartment until it's warmer. 😀
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