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Old 06-05-2018, 11:39 AM   #1
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1940 Buick Coupe Convertible Question

Hi all, I am posting for a good friend who is in Cuba and has little internet access. She has recently bought a 1940 Buick coupe convertible. From pictures online we think it is a Special 46c Convertible, but we are not 100% sure. (Most of the pictures of that model show a side-mounted spare tire on the front fender. This car does not have that, was this an optional feature? Does the absence of a side mounted spare say anything about what model it is?



I am in the US for 3 weeks and during this time I am hoping to source a few of the parts that the car needs, (exterior door handles, interior door handles and window cranks, trunk handle, windshield wipers, steering wheel shaft-mounted gear shift and turn signal indicator, and canvas top). I am hoping to find either advice for where to source these items, or, alternatively, suggestions for similar parts from other makes that might be interchangeable. Additionally, I am planning on buying the canvas in the US and getting the top fitted and installed in Cuba. Does anyone have any suggestions for the best material to buy for the top?

We are also trying to figure out the original color of the car. We have the engine number, which is 53960328, can we find the original color and exact model from this number? It also says Body129, and we are not certain what this refers to.



Any thoughts or suggestions would be much appreciated, thank you for your time!



Best,

Lucy
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Old 06-05-2018, 06:36 PM   #2
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Re: 1940 Buick Coupe Convertible Question

I would suggest joining the AACA or a similar forum that focusses on antique cars for more precise info.
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Re: 1940 Buick Coupe Convertible Question

Hey! Did you ever find the parts you were looking for? If I can help, please let me know. We 3D print classic car part --plastics, composites & (most) metals.
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