Garnet Red 57 Roadmaster 75

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Smartin, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. Smartin

    Smartin Staff Member

    I bought this for ME :D

    My wife is calling it her 30th Birthday present. I am ok with that LOL

    We found this by accident when we were looking at another Roadmaster for a buddy of mine. I made the deal happen this last week, but the snow storm the started Friday night and ran all through the weekend killed my plans to pick it up. I hope to pick it up today.

    It has been painted and looks really good. Upholstery has been replaced. Correct seat material, but dash pad is not quite the right grain, and headliner is not correct material. I can handle that for now, as it is clean and well done.

    Transmission has issues and it needs a full exhaust system. That’s all I know for now. To be continued!!

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  2. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    Very nice!!! I'm sure it will serve her well and you two have fun together working and enjoying the car.

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  3. Mike Sobotka

    Mike Sobotka Founders Club Member

    Can't wait to see it.
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  4. Smartin

    Smartin Staff Member

    More snow coming this weekend, Mike :rolleyes:
  5. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member I see AC??
  6. Smartin

    Smartin Staff Member

  7. sriley531

    sriley531 Buckle up, this could get rough....

    That thing oozes class!! Tell Mrs. Smarten I said she has fine tastes in classic Buicks!

    Her taste in men on the other hand.....

  8. OHC JOE


    Sweet ride congratulations
  9. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    Wow, Nice accidental find! I think you need more parking spaces...
  10. Smartin

    Smartin Staff Member


    Target procured..

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  11. BrianinStLouis

    BrianinStLouis Silver Level contributor

    That's nice of you to get that for the Mrs.
    Party on!
  12. ajesh35

    ajesh35 Well-Known Member

    Congrats mr ad Mrs. Smartin on a nice car
  13. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    Nice score!
  14. Smartin

    Smartin Staff Member

    I dug into the supposed transmission problem today. Jacked up the rear end and spun the wheels....this is what I heard:

    It sounded like it was coming from the u-joint just ahead of the rear end, so I yanked it out this afternoon. That's always a fun job with a torque tube. When I got it out, I spun the wheels by hand and watched the end of the only moved a little bit. So something is broken between there and the pumpkin.

    Off came the torque tube and driveshaft. I found the female splines that slip over the splined shaft on the pumpkin are pretty much completely stripped out. Good thing I have a parts car here.

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  15. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Buick Guru

    Beautiful and in your hands it will be stunning
  16. Smartin

    Smartin Staff Member

    Thanks, Keith! I hope so...I'd like to get it to OKC this year. I was hoping to get Lance's 57 Roadmaster 75 done for OKC as well, but he is having second thoughts on going due to it being Father's Day weekend. I don't want to rush it, either, being a BLACK car.:eek:
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  17. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Who else has that particular part in stock!
  18. Smartin

    Smartin Staff Member

    Sheer luck, Jim. Lord knows how much fun that would be to find if I didn't have one here. The only problem is, the parts car is still drive-able. I'd like to keep it that way. I'll have to rig it up enough to lot drive it.
  19. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Nice ride Adam! Now the car needs "Smartin-izing"!
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  20. chucknixon

    chucknixon Founders Club Member

    Awesome find, congrats to you and the Ms.

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