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    Cool 85 H&E Convertible Century

    Here are the original photos as I have begun to resto-mod my love. What is currently being done is the hood is being painted along with the cowel and trunk lid, mirrors and the metal strip between front and black windows. The pin stripe is being deleted. I am putting on American racing wheels with Goodyear triple tread and they will be 15x7rims w/195/65 tires. This should be completed within the next two weeks. Then it will be rust sanded on the undercarriage and ziebarted and sound coated. I will post the pics as I progress through this retro-mod and also ask opinions on various issues.
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    Hopefully that works...
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    Very nice, not sure what you wheels are going to look like but I'm not feeling your tire size. Seems like a large overall diameter and a skiny tire. Century t wheels were 14 and took 215 65's I think, someone else can correct me if Im wrong. Seems with 15's you would want at most 60's if not less and at least 215's. I have 225 60's on my t-type wheels which is about the right overall diameter and a great well planted stance/appearence.
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    Cool project! I read your other thread, and I'll be watching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by razoredge View Post
    Very nice, not sure what you wheels are going to look like but I'm not feeling your tire size. Seems like a large overall diameter and a skiny tire. Century t wheels were 14 and took 215 65's I think, someone else can correct me if Im wrong. Seems with 15's you would want at most 60's if not less and at least 215's. I have 225 60's on my t-type wheels which is about the right overall diameter and a great well planted stance/appearence.
    Buick with "turbine wheels" took 215/60R14.
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    Talking New Top, Wheels and Tires

    Here is my love with the new grey speckled top ( doesn't show as dark as it is in photos ). The new wheels and goodyear tires. Costing me a fortune, but I don't care if I go broke. I love my fireball....

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    I like the grey top alot better, looks great on it. The wheels also look really good, nice choice on those.

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    Looks great! Top looks good, as do the wheels.
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    Looks amazing. I didn't know there were A-body convertibles made until I saw this. I'm guessing they're pretty rare. Any idea how many were made?

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    look super good. what wheels are those, and yes the grey top looks so much better

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    The wheels are American Racing Coil wheels, The tires Goodyear triple tread because with that tire and front wheel drive, I'll be able to plow through snow. (15x7rims w/195/65 tires). For those asking there were 124 Buick verts made, 800 cieras, 200 Celebritys, 6 6000's-none ever made it to market for the 6000's. I went with that size tire because of an article on the Buick Century on MotorTrend about updating the wheels on tires. It was an old article from the 1990's.
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    Somebody found a 6000 convertable in a junkyard not to long ago, i saved the picture even
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    Unrelated car, but years ago I saw an ad for a 1995(?) Pontiac Grand Prix convertible. Made by GM as a show car, and somehow sold. It used mostly Olds Cutlass Supreme ragtop parts.

    I live in Michigan though, so some of these cars sneak out and show up in various places.

    Always wanted a convertible though. Need to find one of those Cieras

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