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  1. #26
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    Hey guys, let me tell you this is a MASSIVE UNDERTAKING, I've been working on the Boattail registry for quite sometime I try to put about a half hour ever night into it and it isnt easy (or I'm just slow) and that's only fitting in a small amount of what you're undertaking, good luck, and I'm with you but it is a lot to bite off
    Trevor
    1971 Riviera
    I must obey the inscrutable exhortations of my soul

  2. #27

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    Trevor, I agree, and that's waht I've been trying to say here.

    Hence, my decision NOT to register fullsizebuicks.com, and jsut to go with buickcenturion.com - much more of a comfortable load for myself, and something I'm passionate about.

    Guys, all you have to do is pick your poison and go with it!
    Adam Martin
    BPG# 1358
    BCA# 39765
    1970 Buick Skylark Custom 455 Coupe
    www.antiqueautomotiveservice.com

    http://www.antiqueautomotiveservice.com/images/logo_top.gif

  3. #28

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smartin
    fukksizebuicks.com
    I wouldn't have expected that from a moderator!!!
    Adam, could you PM me about all what's involved in creating a registry.
    Thanks

  4. #29

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    ROFL!!! I'll correct it....must've just been fat fingers

    PM'ing you
    Adam Martin
    BPG# 1358
    BCA# 39765
    1970 Buick Skylark Custom 455 Coupe
    www.antiqueautomotiveservice.com

    http://www.antiqueautomotiveservice.com/images/logo_top.gif

  5. #30
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    go for it phil, i'll be the first to register my car!!

  6. #31
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    Hey, count me in on some of the fun! (sheesh, I go away for a coupla days, and you guys run amok!)

    What sort of volunteer work we talking about, content and timewise?

    I'll handle the registry for "Green '71 LeSabre 2-door hardtops", if nobody else wants to...
    James BPG #1604
    Still own my first car: '71 LeSabre - the 2NABOT (formerly the World's 2nd Fastest 350-powered Big Buick) Now 455-powered.
    '62 Ranchero w/ '68 200 Six and Column-shift 3-speed. Cruuuuuise-mobile.

  7. #32

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    James,

    volunteer work time is really based on how much work you're willing to take on. I am working on my site every chance I get, and I'm just now able to get the formmail email form to work. Nothing on the site is designed yet....this is all I have so far

    www.buickcenturion.com - kinda cool background though...I wonder who's car that is
    Adam Martin
    BPG# 1358
    BCA# 39765
    1970 Buick Skylark Custom 455 Coupe
    www.antiqueautomotiveservice.com

    http://www.antiqueautomotiveservice.com/images/logo_top.gif

  8. #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smartin
    James,

    volunteer work time is really based on how much work you're willing to take on. I am working on my site every chance I get, and I'm just now able to get the formmail email form to work. Nothing on the site is designed yet....this is all I have so far

    www.buickcenturion.com - kinda cool background though...I wonder who's car that is
    Adam -

    I don't see a car in the background - try removing the path (F:\) from the background parameter
    http://www.buickperformancegroup.com - BPG #1039 - Webmaster | Member Northeast GS/GN Club

    http://www.stage1registry.com - Please visit the factory Stage1 registry website


  9. #34

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    woops! It looks right on my computer at home...never got a chance to look at it on another machine. I'll fix it tonight...

    Here is the picture that you're supposed to be seeing:

    Adam Martin
    BPG# 1358
    BCA# 39765
    1970 Buick Skylark Custom 455 Coupe
    www.antiqueautomotiveservice.com

    http://www.antiqueautomotiveservice.com/images/logo_top.gif

  10. #35
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    Adam

    Already marked the site count me in on the registry

    Rick
    Rick Martinez

    BCA Member
    BPG Editor
    Northeast GS/GN Club Editor
    1973 Centurion 455 convertible towcar
    1970 GS 482, Stage 1 TE heads
    9.25 @ 144.83 mph

  11. #36

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    Thanks Rick!


    I got the picture issue worked out.
    Adam Martin
    BPG# 1358
    BCA# 39765
    1970 Buick Skylark Custom 455 Coupe
    www.antiqueautomotiveservice.com

    http://www.antiqueautomotiveservice.com/images/logo_top.gif

  12. #37
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    Smartin, count me on the registry too. I Already put the link on my favourites.
    I don't know how you find the energy to run all these sites. $$$wise, couldn't you have put this Centurion registry as a sub division of the Buickpartsdirectory ?
    Jean-Luc
    Paris, France

    Centurion 1971 convertible
    Jeep Willys 1942
    PT cruiser 2002
    2 Harley 1977 and 91
    1 Royal Enfield
    3 Honda 1978, 79, and 81
    2 Motobecane 1954 and 59

  13. #38
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    I'll agree with what Adam is saying about work.I have been compiling all kinds of info for the 1973-1975 Century GS cars and work on it every night.I am trying to make a spreadsheet as to the options these cars came with.I can say 1 thing, it is essential to whatever you guys take on,get all of the options,upc codes,anything Sloan has on these cars and stuff you can find on Ebay or at flea markets for these cars.You can never have too much info at your fingertips.I am in the process of learning how to decode the daily car reports(71-72 right now) so when I get the 73-74 Reports very soon,I'll know a little better as to the UPC Codes and what they mean.I search Ebay and V8 here as well as other places to find people that have Century GS cars then contact them to see if they are interested in joining in.In my opinion,that is the hardest part,but there are several members that have been more than geneous to help out.I think Adam is right when he states you need volunteers.If you pick a body style that you like,you will be more apt to enjoy working on it and know all the little things about that car.I don't have any domain name or anything as of yet,but in the future when funds allow, I'll get there.Good luck in making a go of it.If there is anything you feel that I can help you out with,feel free to ask.
    Pat
    Pat Harmon
    1970 QQ GSX back half car
    1970 462 Skylark

  14. #39

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    Jean-Luc,

    I looked into using a subdomain of the parts directory, but unfortunately, I don't have the option on my hosting features for that site to allow subdomains.

    With www.buickcenturion.com , I got a killer package. I am really loving it!! I can use up to 10 subdomains and it gives me a massive amount of space to store files. Not to mention all the other cool stuff

    The Centurion registry will collect info about every option on each car as well as all the regular stuff like VIN and cowl tags, dealers, and possibly some pictures.

    I'm totally pumped about this...
    Adam Martin
    BPG# 1358
    BCA# 39765
    1970 Buick Skylark Custom 455 Coupe
    www.antiqueautomotiveservice.com

    http://www.antiqueautomotiveservice.com/images/logo_top.gif

  15. #40
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    Adam,

    I was thinking of funding a site for the boattail registry but not right now, maybe a few months down the road. How much is the hosting per month? Do I need to know HTML, Javascript etc? I this something I can setup without having to read a full manual.

    Im not sure if this is a good idea but to be able to have a database where people could enter there boattail's info. The only problem is people abusing it, entering false info and false cars etc. I know for sure the boattailregistry will have a database of each year's options but only the remaining boattails are entered, not the total from the factory. Whats your plan/idea?
    Rob

    1971 Buick Electra 225 Custom Limited 4dr, 56,934 miles
    1995 Buick Park Avenue
    BPG #2020

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    Rob, for hosting costs - www.doteasy.com

    This is who I use for all my sites...I have 5 of them.

    For the info entry, I am using a form that allows the registrant to select what options the car came with, and to enter info like VIN, cowl tag, dealer number, personal info, etc etc etc and it will be emailed to me so I can record it into my database. OR you could make your own database and have hte info automatically droppoed into that database - I believe Marco does this with his site.
    Adam Martin
    BPG# 1358
    BCA# 39765
    1970 Buick Skylark Custom 455 Coupe
    www.antiqueautomotiveservice.com

    http://www.antiqueautomotiveservice.com/images/logo_top.gif

  17. #42
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    This is a good idea. I think we should include as much information as we can on this page because it is hard to come by for the Buick full size cars. All the pictures I see of '76 electras are all the same taken from one site, all the links are broken. It'd be nice to have good info on these old cars. I had wanted to start a page like 1976Electra.com or something but this is just like what I was thinking.
    Mike

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    or,you can join my msn group:fullsizebuickowners!
    the link is: http://groups.msn.com/fullsizebuickowners

  19. #44
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    hotrod, sent you email last week asking for info on joining your site, recieved no reply. email came from the buickman@sbcglobal.net

  20. #45

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    John,

    It's too much work for me to set something that big up...but I've been wanting to start the Centurion registry for a long time, so I finally bit the bullet and did it.

    There is no plan currently in place to merge any of the registries in the near future, although that can always change. The only problem is finding someone to master all that stuff. It's going to be a chore just with the Centurion registry. Mainly because I have so much information that will be entered with each car.

    There could possibly a site in the future that acts as a sort of directory to these different registries....

    Well, now that I mention it, I've got a specific section in my parts directory that lists the different registries -

    Here it is about halfway down the page:

    http://www.buickpartsdirectory.com/misc.htm

    I haven't updated that yet to list my Centurion registry, but I will hopefully soon.
    Adam Martin
    BPG# 1358
    BCA# 39765
    1970 Buick Skylark Custom 455 Coupe
    www.antiqueautomotiveservice.com

    http://www.antiqueautomotiveservice.com/images/logo_top.gif

  21. #46
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    Adam,

    If you have time when your adding your Centurion registry in, could you include the boattail registry? Be sure to include Trevor's email too.(buick1971riviera@gmail.com) TIA bud. I'll make it up to you some day.
    Rob

    1971 Buick Electra 225 Custom Limited 4dr, 56,934 miles
    1995 Buick Park Avenue
    BPG #2020

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    WOah! THanks John....it made my computer go crazy. I fixed it now. I see Paolo got a real domain name -

    http://www.72electra.com/

    Rob, Whatcha mean by adding the boattail registry in, and where?
    Adam Martin
    BPG# 1358
    BCA# 39765
    1970 Buick Skylark Custom 455 Coupe
    www.antiqueautomotiveservice.com

    http://www.antiqueautomotiveservice.com/images/logo_top.gif

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    HERE-> http://www.buickpartsdirectory.com/misc.htm

    Then scroll down to registries. Just make something up and put Trevor's and my email as the link. Its up to you, if it costs extra or something dont do it.
    Rob

    1971 Buick Electra 225 Custom Limited 4dr, 56,934 miles
    1995 Buick Park Avenue
    BPG #2020

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    ohhhhhhhh I gotcha...I;ll do that now, but I don't forget.
    Adam Martin
    BPG# 1358
    BCA# 39765
    1970 Buick Skylark Custom 455 Coupe
    www.antiqueautomotiveservice.com

    http://www.antiqueautomotiveservice.com/images/logo_top.gif

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    Rob are you including all 71-73 Boattails??
    Adam Martin
    BPG# 1358
    BCA# 39765
    1970 Buick Skylark Custom 455 Coupe
    www.antiqueautomotiveservice.com

    http://www.antiqueautomotiveservice.com/images/logo_top.gif

 

 
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