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I add to this list from time-to-time as I come across vendors that can help out fellow Buick owners.  If I have experience with the vendor, I will make not of it.  Your mileage may vary of course, but it's good to see feedback when available.

Last Updated: Nov 2012
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A/C - Heat Old Air Products http://www.oldairproducts.com "You will find our online store full of A/C and Heating Parts, Accessories, Custom Units and Factory Replacement parts. There are also tech articles, online car galleries, forums, and customer profiles." -- from their website 
A/C - Heat Farley's Radiator Shop (heater core rebuilder) radmanfly@yahoo.com 263 Ridge Rd Owego, NY 13126 Telephone: (315) 343-7741. Scott Farley rebuilt my heater core for me perfectly, with pictures of progress along the way. Highly recommended. 
A/C - Heat Classic Auto Air http://www.classicautoair.com/ 920 Minters Chapel Road, Suite 400 Grapevine, TX 76051 (Local Phone - 817-442-4822) We’re not just a retail sales facility. Our people install, repair and restore air conditioning parts and systems all day, every day. We still do it all and no one else does. We still put air conditioning in Rolls-Royces; we still offer America’s most extensive in-house restoration and duplicating department; and our Perfect Fit™ series is the best retrofit air conditioning system on the market. Call us and find out why cool enthusiasts everywhere are proud to say, My ride has Classic Air. Stay Cool! 
A/C - Heat Classic Heaters http://www.classicheaters.com/ 566 Fulton St. (Rt 109), Farmingdale NY 11735 caparad@hotmail.com or sales@classicradiator.com Phone 516-293-9026 Classic Heaters and Radiators is a cooling and heating specialist established in 1982. With over 28 years experience in the radiator, heater and air-conditioning industry we have the experience to know what works and what doesn't. We welcome the opportunity to help you select the correct parts for your classic car or truck. Whether it is a Street Rod, Muscle Car, Hot Rod or 100% stock Antique or Classic Car or Truck we can help you take good care of it so you can enjoy cruising worry free. Please call us at 516-293-9026 Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm EST  
A/C - Heat Rebuild Ranco Valves - Joe Hudacek Hudacekjj@chartermi.net  Joe Hudacek 6606 Banks Ave Superior, Wi 54880 Phone 715-392-6169 also known as "DELCO JOE" 
A/C - Heat Rebuild Ranco Valves - Jim Tucker http://www.heatercontrolvalve.com Jim Tucker Valley Center CA 92082 Phone 760-749-3488 Web www.heatercontrolvalve.com Email jthcv@juno.com Cost around US$95.00. 
All General CARs, Inc http://www.oldbuickparts.com CARS, Inc. 205 Pearl St. Neshanic Station, NJ 08853 Phone: (908) 369-3666 Fax: (908) 369-7595 Disclaimer: some folks in the Buick community have had a "hit-n-miss" relationship with this vendor. I will include them here as an alternative source for parts should you find what you are looking for difficult to find. I personally have not had any issues with them, but I do patronize the other vendors more frequently than this one. 
All General The Buick Farm http://www.buickfarm.net/ (302) 698-7701 The Buick Farm • PO Box 384 • Clayton DE 19938. At the Buick Farm we sell not only New Old Stock (NOS) factory parts, but also a small amount of hard to find reproduction items. In most cases parts are in new condition. Due to the age of some of these parts (60 or 70 years old) some may show minor shop wear. If a part has any damage it will be noted on our printouts. 
All General Classic Buicks http://www.classicbuicks.com/ Classic Buicks P.O. Box 28 Dallas, OR 97338-0028 Classic Buick parts of exceptional value and quality are what we carry. We thank you for visiting us here at Classic Buicks. Our customers know that the value of their antique or classic car depends on the quality of the parts they use, it's that simple. Our unique line of products from the very best manufacturers has been carefully selected. We feel the best interest of our customer is 1st priority. Select, quality products are better than a lot of marginal products. This is our basic mission and philosophy.  
All General Bob's Automobilia http://www.bobsautomobilia.com Bob's Automobilia 3352 S.El Pomar Templeton, CA 93465 (805) 434-2963 Bob's Automobilia started out in 1979. We specialize in new and used restoration parts for 1920 to 1957 era Buicks. We have over 3,500 items available, including quality originals and reproductions. We appreciate your patronage and thank you for the opportunity to serve you. It is our aim to supply an ever increasing number of quality items for your antique auto restoration. 
All General Antique Auto Supply http://www.antiqueautosupply.com/ Antique Auto Supply 1225 Colorado Ln. Arlington, Texas 76015. Phone: 817-275-2381 Fax 775-234-9858 Email: antiqueautosupply@yahoo.com We carry a full line of NOS and REPRODUCTION parts for DOMESTIC cars and trucks from 1909 to 1972. We provide New Old Stock, reproduction, and hard to find parts for: Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge, DeSoto, MoPar 
All General Classic NOS Parts www.classicnosparts.com classicnosparts@aol.com (815) 399-1075. Classic NOS Parts sells old car parts that are hard to get. Get parts for your Buick, Chevrolet & Chevrolet Truck, GMC, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Cadillac, Ford, Lincoln, Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, Mopar. Our stock comes from closed Dealerships and Old Parts Houses. 
All General Kanter Auto Products http://www.kanter.com Kanter has a parts business as well as an Auto Restoration Shop. 76 Monroe St Boonton, NJ 07005 (800) 526-1096 (973) 334-9575 This hobby has been in our hearts and souls since 1960. We take pride in offering the finest merchandise and will continue to do so with new and innovative products. For over 40 years, Kanter Auto Products has helped enthusiasts like you keep fun on the American road. We are committed to the hobby and keeping the "old fashioned" idea of outstanding service, quality, and value. Please call upon us to help with all of your restoration needs. 
All General Bill Hirsch Automotive www.hirschauto.com 396 Littleton Avenue Newark, NJ 07103 USA Phone (973) 642-2404 Toll Free USA Only (800) 828-2061 This company was started over 40 years ago by Bill Hirsch. It sprung from his hobby, collecting & restoring antique cars. Bill is a Packard Buff, so many of the early products we had focused on the Packard automobile. As time went on though and the demand for other types of cars requiring restoration products grew, we adopted many more products to encompass these cars. Today we have products for almost every type of car ever made. The company started with 1 can of paint and has grown to hundreds of products over the years. Our goal is to help provide the automotive restoration community with products necessary to complete a restoration. We strive to provide excellent customer service, a high quality product and a guarantee of satisfaction at a fair price for each and every one of our customers no matter large or small. If you cannot find what you are looking for here on our website, call us to see if it is available.  
All General Fusick Automotive Products, Inc. http://www.fusick.com/buick_parts.htm 22 Thompason Rd, East Windsor, CT 06088 (860) 623-1589 Manufacturer and Supplier of Classic and Antique Automobile Parts Buick Parts for 1949-60 Full Size Buick Special, Century, Super, and Roadmaster. 
All General Buick World, Inc. rivierajim@excite.com Jim Macy PO Box 581 Enumclaw, WA 98022 (360) 825-3787. Large assortment of NOS Buick parts. Shop can be busy so keep trying the phone or email. 
Body Panels Fender Skirt King http://fenderskirtking.com/ Fender Skirts, Continental Kits, Collectors Antiques, GM, Ford & Chrysler Products Ect. Largest Supplier in North America and Fully Computerized with 1000's in Stock. 
Body Panels Bob Russell Continental Kits 516-352-7865 "CONTINENTAL KITS. Now available for Cadillac, Buick, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Thunderbird, Ford, Edsel, Mercury, Lincoln. Exact duplicates of factory originals. Call 516-352-7865 New Hyde Park, NY"  
Body Panels Classic Fabrication http://www.classicfabrication.com They make new 18gauge steel floor component replacements for your '56 Front Toeboards Front Floor Pans Side Extension Pieces Rear Floor Pans Inner Rockers Panels Outer Rocker Panels (2 dr.) Tops of Rockers Electrical Covers 
Body Panels Rocker King http://my.execpc.com/~sonoma/ "Welcome to one of the largest collections of after market body repair panels in the U.S. I have a couple of thousand rocker panels, quarter panel sections, front fender sections, head light panels, dog legs and door skins that were made back in the late 1940's to the early 1960's. The auto panelsstart with 1935 and go up to 1964." -- from their website 
Brakes Inline Tube http://www.inlinetube.com "Inline tube offers a variety of products ranging from preformed brake, fuel and transmission lines for all classic cars and trucks, straight length tubing sets for the street rod enthusiast and our exclusive products; stainless and OEM parking brake cables, brake and fuel line clips, stainless and OEM brake flex hoses, proportioning valves, Disc Brake Conversions and many other brake products." -- from their website 
Brakes Superior Friction  Superior is also a recommended place for brake work on you monstrous all-steel Buick. Apparently some readers have used this company to have their brake shoes and drums resurfaced with alternate materials to increase stopping power. 
Brakes White Post Restorations http://www.whitepost.com "White Post Restorations has a unique brake cylinder sleeving and rebuilding service, the ultimate solution to your brake cylinder problems. * Our rebuilt cylinders are better than new, they will never rust, pit or corrode, because we install brass sleeves. * We disassemble the cylinders, glassbead clean, bore oversize, press in the brass sleeve and size them to original specifications. We rebuild your cylinder with all necessary new parts and apply an original finish on the outside. * We rebuild vacuum boosters for all cars and trucks. * We also reline brake shoes and disc brake pads. * All work is guaranteed with a written Lifetime Warranty. * Quick Service - Same Day & Overnight. (Normally 2 to 3 Days.) * When you receive your rebuilt brake cylinders, they're ready to bolt on your car, and you'll never have to touch them again!" -- from their website 
Brakes BSC Parts Warehouse  "Our specialty, and one of our passions, has always been classic cars, whether they are vintage, street rod, hot rod or muscle car. When it comes to classic rides, we specialize in braking applications, custom and original equipment. Our custom setups include manual to power brake conversions, drum to disc brake conversions , booster modifications (7”, 8” and 9” boosters) . Original equipment setups include: remanufacturing your existing power brake booster (ideal for “numbers cars”), remanufacturing our vast collection of vintage power brake booster cores, chrome plating, cadmium plating or our collection of Bendix and AC Delco new old stock (NOS) . We truly are the power brake booster experts ." -- from their website. Nice folks, very prompt in responding to questions. 
Brakes Scarebird Mechanical http://www.scarebird.com "Disk Brake conversion kits using OEM components. Some companies offer conversion kits that work well, but often require expensive custom rotors, along with calipers and pads available only through mail order or special sources. Scarebird Classic Brakes offers quality conversion brackets that require no spindle modifications, and use quality, inexpensive off-the-shelf parts available from your local NAPA or Autozone - and thru discount internet suppliers such as RockAuto.com. The typical 2 wheel conversion costs are $350 to $400 depending on your application. We also can sell wheel kits, and in some case complete kits." -- from their website. They have a front disk brake conversion kit for your 1956 Buick using parts from 70's full size Buicks. 
Brakes Wilson Welding and Machine http://www.wilsonweldingandmachine.com Wilson's makes some Buick brake drums, and is said to be creating some reproduction "Finned" aluminum drums as well. Several members recommend them. 
Brakes Apple Hydraulics, Inc. http://www.applehydraulics.com/ Rebuilders of brakes, carbs and lever shocks 
Brakes Wilwood Brakes (disk brake conversion for 1956 Buicks) http://www.wilwood.com 4700 Calle Bolero Camarillo, CA 93012 (805) 388-1188 Wilwood's new FDL Pro-Series Front 1 Piece Hub and Rotor Kits for Buick vehicles 1941 to 1956, offer disc brake upgrade solutions for OEM Drum spindles. A completely new kit design, utilizing a large 11.88" x 1.29” rotor and hub. assembly . Based on the venerable forged billet Dynalite caliper, these versatile kits are easily optioned to suit the braking requirements and style preferences for a daily driver or the most discriminating show enthusiast. Intended vehicle applications require no modifications for installation, and provide plenty of clearance inside popular 15" wheels. FDL 1 piece kits can be used with either manual or power boost master cylinders. Kits come complete calipers, rotors and, hub assembly brackets and hardware. Requires purchase of additional brake line kit shown below. 
Chroming / Plating Paul's Chrome http://www.paulschrome.com Small shop in PA that does, according to testimony, fabulous work. 
Chroming / Plating The Finishing Touch http://www.thefinishingtouchinc.com Another good source for concourse quality plating. "The Finishing Touch, Inc. has serviced thousands of clients with quality specialization of metal restoration, plating and polishing for classic and antique vehicles for over Ten Years." -- from their website. 
Chroming / Plating The Bumper Boyz http://www.bumperboyz.com We Specialize in reconditioning vintage classic bumpers. We carry a large stock of GMC, FORD, and Chrysler bumpers. You can buy out right, with a trade in, or rechrome yours. We also chrome grills, guards, moldings, pot metal and miscellaneous parts." -- from their website. No experience with them, just another alternative to call when you are shopping prices and quality. 
Chroming / Plating The Bumper Shop http://www.thebumpershop.com "Over 35 Years of Serving the California Communities. We Specialize in: * Antique and Classic * Reinforcement Bars * Cars and Trucks * Urethane Bumpers * Reconditioned Bumpers * Rear Step Bumpers * Aluminum Bumpers * Replacement Parts * Chrome Plating * Sand Blasting * Wheels * Gold Plating * Emblems * Die Cast" -- from their website. Now don't get too excited, but they list bumpers for your 1956 Buick (with and without exchange), both front and rear. Located in Los Angeles, CA 
Chroming / Plating Iverson Automotive georgeiver@aol.com, 952-932-9026, or 800-325-0480 "Nobody ever likes to hear "Find a better piece to start with...", but short of that, I'm completely confident George Iverson at Iverson Automotive could restore it to perfect condition. It won't be cheap, but it will be perfect. The man does incredible work." -- quote from BCA member 
Chroming / Plating Emblem Magic http://www.emblemagic.com "Are you looking for those hard to find car emblems? Here you will find information, pictures and price lists that just may end your search, or at least point you in the right direction! We specialize in two types of emblems. They include the enamel or cloisonné emblem, which is made of glass and copper and is commonly found on the pre-war car, as well as the clear top plastic insert emblem, which is found on many post-war vehicles. Emblems are the sole focus of our business. In fact we can help with any emblem that conforms to our two specialties. If we don't have that emblem you need, chances are we can restore your original. Our emblem services are unsurpassed. We are the first choice for both the professional and hobbyist restorer." -- from their website 
Chroming / Plating Sherm's Custom Plating http://www.shermsplating.com/ 2140 Acoma Street, Sacramento, CA 95815 (916) 646-0160 Maintaining the highest quality work means that Sherm's Custom Plating must meet the highest industry standards.With our state-of-the-art facility and over a quarter-century of experience, it is easy to understand how we can consistently give the customer a finished product that literally outshines the rest. Our experts give Sherm's the ability to repair almost any of your damaged parts. 
Chroming / Plating Van Nuys Plating Inc. (818) 785-5885 Talk to LInda or Joan @ 818.785.5885 - The Real Silver Cad Plating Service. Prices are quoted by dollars per pound. 
Chroming / Plating Advanced Custom Chrome http://www.advancedcustomchrome.com/ We specialize in antique automotive and motorcycle parts. Whether your part is pot metal, steel, aluminum or stainless steel we can recondition it back to a stock finish or to a mirror like show appearance. All of the work is done at our facility even full length bumpers. Our objective is simple: To give you the best looking, and the best quality chrome anywhere, at a fair price. 
Convertible Parts Convertible Service http://www.convertibleparts.com "At Convertible Service, we carry a full line of parts for your 1946 to present convertible. From hydraulic and mechanical parts, to convertible tops and weatherstrip, we've got what your looking for. Convertible Tops Folding top frames & parts Hoses Window & seat cylinders Pump motors/Hoses Top cylinders Relays & switches Scissor Top parts/71-76 GM Top Care Products Top latches WeatherstrippingWe are also top repair and installation specialists! We perform convertible top installation and convertible top mechanism repair at our San Gabriel, California manufacturing and repair facility." -- from their website 
DIY Repair Muggy Weld, Inc. (pot metal repair) http://www.muggyweld.com PO Box 11927 Olympia WA 98508 (866) 684-4993 or (360) 357-4770 For over 25 years, Muggy Weld, LLC has been supplying industry professionals with high quality maintenance welding alloys and electrodes that are not sold at your neighborhood welding supply store. In 1998, we expanded our business to include an online catalog, enabling the general public to make the same impossible repairs professionals do. Watch our free online welding training videos to learn how to make those impossible repairs yourself--at a fraction of the price! Videos featured: aluminum marine application, aluminum boat repair, cast iron exhaust manifold welding, pot metal repair and restoration, auto radiator and air conditioning repair, cast aluminum welding, filling large holes in aluminum....check out our videos page for all the details. Save parts, save money, eliminate downtime. Take a little time to explore these unique products and discover why these tools are so different from anything you have seen before: 
Electrical YNZ Yesterday's Parts http://www.ynzyesterdaysparts.com "We have thousands of original wiring harness patterns in our inventory, for all makes and models. Since we use an original harness as a pattern, we can guarantee our product to fit perfectly. The harnesses we manufacture are exact duplicates of the original. We use original type lacquer-coated braided wire. Wire colors will match your factory specs perfectly, and all original style metal terminals are soldered when applicable. Harnesses are covered on our own cloth braiding machine or with auto loom like the original." -- from their website 
Electrical Antique Auto Battery http://www.antiqueautobattery.com "We take great pride in being able to supply the correct battery for your antique/classic car or truck. Hundreds of man hours go into properly engineering each battery style. All of our materials are of the highest quality and originality is our number one priority. The lead acid plates we use are dry charged with envelope separators. All of our antique batteries have a 48 month warranty pro-rated after 90 days. Our superior batteries are not produced by an automated assembly line; each battery is painstakingly hand assembled, inspected and tested to insure top quality. We wish to introduce you to our new epoxy type material, POLY TAR**. This duplicates the appearance of the old style tar material that got sticky, dirty and sometimes leaked acid, but without these obviously undesirable qualities. POLY TAR** is our registered trademark. When you see POLY TAR**, you know you have the finest in appearance, quality, and durability. Our caps are of the correct color and design for each battery and they are made using the highest quality material. They are officially licensed by the big three because of our expert craftsmanship and manufacturing techniques" -- from their website 
Electrical South Texas Antique Electronics http://southtexasantiqueelectronics.com PO Box 1062, Portland, TX, 78374. (361) 739-4181 radios@southtexasantiqueelectronics.com Original Radio Repair I repair/restore all tube-type car radios from the 1930's onward and AM and AM/FM mono transistor sets up to ~1970. I do not service AM/FM stereo sets. Due to the high failure rate of original electrolytic and paper capacitors, these must be replaced to get a radio working and keep it working! 
Electrical Allan J. Kriss (Radio Rebuilder)  416 Norris Brook Rd Middlebury Center, PA 16935-9654 570-376-3942 Highly recommended Antique Radio rebuilder, advertises in the Buick Bugle. 
Electrical Bob's Speedometer http://www.bobsspeedometer.com Bob's Speedometer 10123 Bergin Howell, Michigan 48843 toll free: 800-592-9673 tel: 810-632-0400 Bob's Speedometer is a family owned business that was started in 1929. The shop was originally in Detroit as United Motors Auto Service. By the mid 1950's we worked exclusively with Speedometers & Gauges. In 1987 the business moved northwest into Farmington. Ownership changed from Father Bob to son Bruce in 1969. Bruce has been working on guages since 1956. Bob passed away in 1980 (RIP). In 2004, we moved our Farmington location to Howell, Michigan 
Electrical Clock Works www.clockwks.com THE CLOCK WORKS, 1745 META LAKES RD. EAGLE RIVER, WI 54521 800-398-3040 info@clockwks.com THE JOB'S NOT FINISHED UNTIL "THE CLOCK WORKS"! Whether your car is a show winner or a daily driver, we can get your clock ticking. Our vast experience, affordable prices and exclusive 24-hour turnaround on many standard repairs, have helped make us the #1 choice in the automobile clock service industry. And since automobile clocks are our only business*, our customers are assured of the quality and attention to detail that they and their cars deserve and have come to expect! 
Engine Terrill Machine -- (254) 893-2610‎ Google Link "Terrill Machine in DeLeon, Texas is wonderful! I have bought engine bearings, mechanical lifters, valve guides, and valves for straight-8 Buicks from them. They are ususally half the price of Kanter or CARS, the service is quick and polite, and they know what you are talking about. But, they are a machine shop, so they only handle engine rebuild parts. Excellent place to do business! " -- quote from BCA member 
Engine American Restorations Unlimited http://www.american-restorations.com No experience with these folks yet, but they claim to offer rebuild services for your 322 nailhead at their Ohio facility. 
Engine Egge Obsolete Parts http://www.egge.com "Egge Machine is Your Complete Source for Obsolete Engine Parts! Since 1915 Egge Machine Company provides the automotive aftermarket with the quality obsolete engine parts that keep America's classic cars alive and running.Egge has manufactured high quality pistons, valves and valve guides for more than 70 years. We stock a wide variety of internal engine parts and rebuild kits" -- from their website 
Engine Swanson's Vintage Buick 916-646-0430 One man shop in Sacramento, CA that specializes in Buick engines and Dynaflows.  
Engine TA Performance www.taperformance.com  TA Performance Products 16167 N. 81st Street Scottsdale, AZ 85260 (480) 922-6807 taperf@aol.com The Ultimate in Buick V6 & V8 High Performance Parts. The Buick Power Providers. Featuring Stage 1, 2, 3, 4 Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Intakes, Headers, as well as many stock and restoration type drivetrain components. We are also the leader in Mandrel Bent exhaust systems for GM Muscle Cars. Check out our World Famous Rear End Girdles, for most popular differentials! 
Engine The Carburetor Doctor http://www.carbkitsource.com/ The Carburetor Doctor Box 2752 Stony Plain Alberta T7Z 1Y3 Canada 888-664-6462 doc@carburetor.ca The Carburetor Doctor has the world's largest selection of new carburetor rebuild kits and parts for American carburetors in cars, trucks, marine and industrial applications. We ship worldwide. 
Engine Centerville Auto Repair http://www.centervilleautorepair.com Centerville Auto Repair ~~ Pine Cone Circle ~~ Grass Valley, CA 95945 ~~ 530-272-1564 Specializing in Nailheads. We do most types of repairs on vintage and late model American and Japanese cars and trucks. We have over 40 years experience so we have the tools, equipment and knowledge to do it right. Most of all with our low labor rate and "no guess" trouble shooting we will save you money to boot.Example, we repair most starters saving you 100.00 or more over other shops that replace them. Customer satisfaction is number 1 , we want your repeat business. We are small shop so you will talk to the same person that works on your car for personalized service. We are looking forward to serving you, we will make sure your experience is painless. Please call for an appointment . . . Russ 
Engine The Flying Dutchman http://www.rebuilt-water-pumps.com/ Tony Coenradi, 200 Davis Creek Road Selma, OR 97538 USA We rebuild, restore and remanufacture antique, vintage and obsolete water pumps for any automotive, industrial and agricultural engine application. We specialize in Aston Martin, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Jeep, Kubota, Land Rover, Maserati, Mopar, Morgan, Perkins Diesel, Packard, Peugot 505, Rolls-Royce, Studebaker, Triumph, Volvo marine, Volvo Diesel, Yanmar, and most other domestic and import autos. We also offer remanufacturing services for those seemingly impossible jobs where parts are no longer available. Please take a tour of the water pump rebuilding process. Our pumps are rebuilt with the highest standards in the industry and come with a two year transferable, unlimited mileage warranty. You can trust in the Dutchman's expertise, with over 40 years experience in the automotive industry and exclusively specializing in water pumps since 1992! 
Engine The Damper Doctor http://www.damperdoctor.com/ 1055 Parkview Ave. Redding, CA 96001 Email: sales@damperdoctor.com Phone: (530) 246-2984 Damper Doctor is the source for new and rebuilt harmonic balancers. We stock thousands of dampers for domestic and import vehicles. Even if we don't have the right harmonic balancer in stock for your vehicle, we offer a custom rebuilding service of your worn out damper. Damper Doctor also offers rebuilding services for motor mounts and drive shaft supports. We specialize in harmonic balancer, motor mount, and drive shaft support rebuilding for hot rod, classic, and vintage vehicles. With over 15 years of experience, you can feel confident that the job will be done right. They have rebuilt my harmonic balancer, no issues. 
Fuel Moyer Fuel Tank Renu http://www.gas-tank.com "Your original gas tank will be sandblasted inside and outside, repaired, then coated inside and outside with the patented Renu process, sealing out rust and corrosion. We do not "lock in" loose rust. We eliminate it completely. PROCESSED gas tank NO MORE RUST We take pride in our workmanship. We do not skimp on material or time. We offer a QUALITY product at a FAIR price. " -- from their website 
Fuel Tanks Incorporated http://www.tanksinc.com Has replacement steel gas tank for 1956 Buicks. I measured my Series 50 Super tank when it was out, and the dimensions, pickup and filler locations match their "B-1C" with 13.5" filler offset listed for 1941-54 Buick/GM cars. The filler is equidistant from each side, so at 27.5" tank width, the 13.5" on center offset B1-C tank is very close. The straps to use are the "Strap A" for B1 series tank. They have the fuel sending unit too, you want the 5/16" one. Fuel Line is 5/16" as well for the sender unit. 
Fuel Classic Car Auto Parts (fuel tank sending unit) http://www.classiccarautoparts.com/ Has the correct 5/16" fuel tank sending unit plus strainer for 1956 Buicks. 
Gen / Alt / Starter ACE Alternator & Starter Exchange http://www.acewichita.com "We take great care, as well as pride, in rebuilding antique starters & generators. We use no short cuts or second measures. We use a transformer varnish process that bakes on a hard heat & vibration resistant finish on all armatures & field coils. All starter armatures are replaced or varnished, resoldered & undercut (when appropriate), all generator armatures are replaced with either new old stock or rewinds, replated metal parts (Gold Zinc or Clear Silver), media blast & seal starter & generator cases, new small parts. All original look with correct ID tags when possible" -- from their website. Again, more photos of beautiful restorations of classic generators and starters. 
Glass Classic Flat Glass (The Glass Man) http://www.classicflatglass.com/ The Glass Man · 4512 Missouri Flat Rd · Placerville, CA 95667 · phone: (530) 626-6923 · fax: (530) 642-1634 · All of our Flat Auto, Truck and Big Rig glass is hand made from original factory patterns by us. Your car was made by American hands using exact factory patterns, demand the same from your replacement parts. We have classic auto glass, Steele gaskets, rubber, felts, seals and window channels for vintage antique classic autos and trucks. We can also locate most curved and V-bend auto and truck windshields, doors, vents, quarters and back glass replacement parts. Call us at (530) 626-6923 
Glass Sanders Reproduction Glass http://www.sandersreproglass.com/ 6005 NE 121st Ave Vancouver, WA 98682 1 -800-468-4323 For restoration, classic, vintage cars, hot rods and custom cars: Choose from our large library of original patterns and sample windows OEM Glass windshields, door windows, vent windows, quarter windows and back windows for over 30 different domestic and 36 foreign auto manufacturers. Take a look at our full list of manufacturers The only company in the US to offer Black Edging. 
Hardware McMaster-Carr http://www.mcmaster.com Large assortment of Fasteners 
Hardware WCL Fasteners http://www.wclco.com/Lock_Washers/Toothed_Lock_Washers/Toothed_Lock_Washers.php Fasteners of all types, including oddball washers 
Hardware Quality Steering Wheel Restorations http://www.qualityrestorations.com/buick.html Recast steering wheels 
Hardware Restoration Supply Company www.restorationstuff.com "The Right Stuff". 15182-B Highland Valley Rd. Escondido, CA 92025 (800) 306-7008 or (760) 741-4014 Authentic, hard to find restoration supplies and accessories for antique automobile and marine enthusiasts. Bakelite, brass, alemite, battleship linoleum -- you name it. 
Hardware Restoration Specialties & Supply, Inc. http://www.restorationspecialties.com 814-467-9842 148 Minnow Creek Lane, Windber, PA 15963 Restoration Specialties & Supply, Inc. was started in 1974 as a small antique auto parts supplier. As the "old car" hobby grew in popularity so did the company. We are now a leading supplier of hard to find antique and street rod restoration parts. We carry a wide variety of items such as window channel, belt weatherstrips, rubber bumpers and grommets, weatherstripping, clips and fasteners, finishing screws and so much more. We pay close attention to detail and make every effort to see that the parts that we are providing to our customers are correct. Our catalog is available on our website to download as a free PDF. If you feel that you need help choosing the correct part you your project call our knowledgable staff or send us a sample of the part that you require.  
Hardware R.J.&L. Automotive Fasteners and Vintage Wiring Supplies http://www.rjlautofasteners.com/ P.O. Box 143 Penfield, N.Y. 14526-9998 Phone/Fax: (315) 986-7121 rjlfast@gmail.com Est. 1988 We are proud to be the Leading O.E.M. Style/Remanufacturer worldwide for molding trim clips, spark plug wire sets, battery/ground strap cables for pre-1970 cars and trucks. All our molding trim clips are made in the U.S.A.  
Hardware Auto-Vehicle Parts Co (au-ve-co) http://www.auveco.com/product/index.html Auto-Vehicle Parts Co. PO Box 76548 100 Homan Dr. Cold Spring, KY 41076 (800) 354-9816 | (859) 341-6450 mail@auveco.com Founded in 1916, Auveco (Auto Vehicle Part Co.) started as a manufacturer of trim parts and accessories for horse drawn carriages. After three generations, Auveco is still family owned and now distributes the world's largest selection of specialty automotive and industrial fasteners. There is one thing that has not changed though. Our company goal remains the same as it was over 90 years ago: Complete Customer Satisfaction with our Products and Service. 
Interior Vinyl Specialies (Interior Auto Sunvisors) http://www.autosunvisors.com/ Vinyl Specialties, Inc. 67 Lou Ann Drive Depew, NY 14043 716-686-0577 vinylspe@roadrunner.com Vinyl Specialties has been in the general vinyl recovering business for 29 years and specializing in automobile sun visors for 25 years. In 1987, unable to locate visors for my own classic car restoration nor find a quality restoration vendor, I recovered the visors myself. I then developed tools, processes and skills for specialized custom car sun visor recovery, along with locating authentic material suppliers. Over 58,000 classic car visors constructed and promptly delivered Over 23,000 visors reupholstered and restored Exact reproduction vinyl for coupe and convertible cars All visors have correct 2-edge binding and correct stitching. 
Interior Retro Belts www.retrobeltusa.com RetroBelt USA is Dedicated to designing and engineering 2 and 3 point vehicle specific belt systems for the Classic car Market under our Retrobelt brand of seatbelts. All belts we create meet or exceed all government FMVSS 209 & 302 DOT standards and are qc batch tested prior to shipping to our warehouse. Located in Chino, California our company's employees have many decades of combined experience in the 12 volt and consumer products industry. Our company is always working on making our products better and providing superior value and quality. Please visit our other division, Retro Manufacturing, LLC, at: www.retrosoundusa.com. Retrosound specializes in Vehicle specific radios and speakers with modern features and functions! Feel free to call us at 909-364-1372 or email us at: support@retrobeltusa.com 
Interior Quality Auto Carpet qualityautocarpet@yahoo.com Call john at Quality Auto Interior -- PO Box 390478 Chicago, IL 60639 (773) 622-7404  
Interior Ricks Upholstery  15959 E 14th St San Leandro, CA 94578 (510) 481-0441 
Interior Armand's Auto Upholstery  2660 N Main St Walnut Creek, CA 94597 (925) 934-4373 
Interior Stock Interiors http://www.stockinteriors.com/ 273 Applewood Center Place #329 Seneca, SC 29678 1-866-868-4577 mail@stockinteriors.com Whether you are putting the final touches on a classic show car, or just replacing the family car or truck carpet, your total satisfaction is our #1 goal! All of our vehicle carpet kits include: High quality replacement auto carpet Vehicle Carpet correctly molded to the actual vehicle Floor Pan Over 70 Color Options to chose from for your automotive carpet Heel Pad is welded to the replacement automobile carpet Jute Padding Attached to back of the automotive carpet Wide Variety of Auto Carpet Materials (Cut Pile, Essex Plush Pile, Nylon Loop, 80/20 Loop, Tuxedo) Matching Auto Accessories Available (Door panels, kick panels, wheel wells, floor mats) Optional Mass Back upgrade on most auto carpets 
Interior Original Auto Interiors http://originalauto.com/ 7869 Trumble Rd, Columbus, MI 48063 (586) 727-2486 With Over 30 Years of Fast, Courteous and First Class Service, Original Auto Interiors is One of the World’s Largest Inventories of N.O.S. “Factory Overrun” seat cloths, vinyls, and headliners for American made GM, Ford, and Chrysler vehicles years 1950′s thru 1990′s. Although our main focus is supplying upholstery yardage, we also offer N.O.S. and reproduction seat covers, OEM carpets, sewn headliners, vinyl tops and a host of other interior trim items too numerous to mention. 
Paint Slip Plate (graphite based paint) http://www.slipplate.com Phone: 1-877-371-4690 / Fax: 1-913-371-1572 If it needs to slide, roll, turn, twist or spin – it’s a job for SLIP Plate®! SLIP Plate® brand products are the original, graphite-based lubricants and coatings engineered to consistently reduce sliding friction, material build-up, and premature part failure without hurting the environment. 
Paint Powder 365 http://www.powder365.com (877) 350-2343 Wide range of powder coatings and RAL colors to match stock part colors with the durability of using powder coating. Powder 365 was developed by the custom powder coater for the custom powder coater. All of our powder coating powders are stored in an environmentally controlled atmosphere. All orders placed before 1:00 PM EST are shipped same day. 
Paint POR-15 (Paint Over Rust) http://www.por15.com/ PO BOX 1235 MORRISTOWN, NJ 07962 (800) 726-0459 POR-15 is the product that changed car restoration permanently and is used by manufacturers world-wide to protect their factories from rust and corrosion. POR-15's non-porous coating keeps moisture away from metal permanently. The secret lies in POR-15's curing process. Most paints dry through evaporation, but POR-15 dries faster when moisture is present. Now add to that POR-15's incredible hardness, toughness, and flexibility and you have a coating that is practically indestructible. POR-15 is great for auto restoration, but it's also a state-of-the-art concrete preservative and floor coating. Try the many uses of POR-15 and you'll understand why this incredible product is now sold in 52 countries around the world! 
Paint APS - Tower Paint Company http://www.apstowerpaint.com/ These folks can custom mix cans of 1956 OEM color code paint. 2120 West Nordale Drive Appleton, Wisconsin 54914 Phone: 920-235-6520 Toll Free: 800-779-6520 
Paint AutomotiveTouchup http://www.automotivetouchup.com/touch-up-paint/buick/1956/all-models/ With a longstanding history of mixing its own proprietary formulas for body shops and collision centers, ATU has grown to become the nation’s leading provider of specialty automotive aerosol spray paint cans, touch up bottles, pens and more. From its state-of-the-art facility in New Orleans, the AutomotiveTouchup team coordinates a precision driven process for the formulation of 60,000 original OEM colors. Employing over 300,000 custom mixed formulas and pharmaceutical grade scales calibrated to precise tolerances, AutomotiveTouchup modifies each color by using only the highest quality auto paint from the most credible names in the business. - See more at: http://www.automotivetouchup.com/about-us.aspx#sthash.SJ0COKv7.dpuf 
Rubber / Weatherstrip Steele Rubber Products http://steelerubber.com/ 6180 E. NC 150 HWY Denver, NC 28037 Phone: 704-483-9343 Steele Rubber Products is located in Denver, North Carolina. Our company manufactures and provides only the highest quality rubber parts and weatherstripping for classic cars, trucks and street rods. Steele was founded on a simple philosophy; it is less costly to “do it right the first time” than to buy inferior products that won’t stand up over time or meet our customer’s high expectations. 
Rubber / Weatherstrip Rubber the Right Way http://www.rubbertherightway.com/ 7158 Convoy Ct. San Diego, CA 92111, USA TOLL FREE - USA ONLY : (866) 789-7879 DIRECT LINE - INTERNATIONAL: (858) 278-0675 or (858) 278-0676 We offer a full line of rubber car parts & rubber weatherstrip for classic GM, Ford, Mercury, & Packard vehicles. Our automotive rubber parts are exact reproductions and are made to standards that meet or exceed the originals. In addition to our 50+ restoration parts suppliers from across the country, we manufacture many rubber car parts here in our San Diego facility. Working closely with customers, friends, & parts books we meticulously reproduce every detail to make our parts the “right way". 
Rubber / Weatherstrip Metro Moulded Parts, Inc. http://www.metrommp.com/ 11610 Jay Street NW Minneapolis, MN 55448 (800) 878-2237 Toll Free MetroSales@metrommp.com Metro is one of the top reproduction rubber manufacturers in the nation. • Smooth sponge products • Textured finishes to high gloss • Black and colored rubber • Hard-as-plastic rubber • Soft to extremely soft rubber • PVC vinyl dipped parts • Rubber to metal vulcanizing • Splicing (hot and cold) • Die stamping • Extrusions (solid and hollow) • Sponge extrusions • Rubber to rubber bonding • Parts with steel cores • Mass production to limited run 
Salvage Moore's Auto Salvage http://www.mooresautosalvage.com/ From their website. "Our location in western South Dakota centers us in a region known for excellent quality vintage cars and trucks. Due to low humidity and minimum road salt use, many older cars found in the area still have good quality sheet metal and chrome. We continue to increase our inventory while these prime-condition vehicles are still available. We look forward to helping you with your vintage auto parts needs or complete vehicle for your restoration project. Please call or email us and be sure to visit our website again soon. Moore's Auto Salvage 1761 Country Road • Rapid City, South Dakota 57701 • (605) 348-4926 " 
Salvage Buick Bonery  https://plus.google.com/109947805507472102496/about?gl=us&hl=en Address: 4700 8th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95820-1511. Phone 916-599-3934. Email: buickbonery@hotmail.com Mike has purchased the boneyard from the late Ken Schmidt who was a great Buick vendor and contributor. Has a large collection of parts cars kept "hidden" offsite 
Salvage Big M Automotive Classic Car Dismantler http://www.bigmauto.com 271 N. 7th Street Williams, Ca 95987 (530) 473-2225 Currently there are 800-1000 cars for parts and others available for restoration. Good Clean Western Metal - the best there is! Because of the amount of cars, please be patient when leaving messages. He is the one man yard owner, receptionist, picker and packer. John still ships worldwide and local. He takes pride in the quality of the parts that he sells, and is very honest in his descriptions of what he sells! Click on the mailbox above to inquire on any parts you need or ask any questions that you may have. You'll always get a straight answer from him! Big M Auto is located in Williams California, about 60 miles north of Sacramento and 100 miles south of Redding. You can see our yard from I-5. Yes, we are that Old Car Place off of I-5. 
Salvage Wheatbelt Antique Auto http://www.wheatbeltbuick.com Ken and Sue Reeves are great folks -- over 350 Buick parts cars, from 1941-1979. ... EMAIL: info@wheatbeltbuick.com 11907 Oklahoma 132, Carrier, OK 73727 Phone: (580) 855-2449 
Salvage Fremans Auto Wreckers http://fremansauto.com Located in Montana, large yard with new inventory cycling through. Another great source of Buick parts. Neil E Freman Freman's Auto (406) 287-9103 (fax) (406) 287-5436 (shop) fremansauto@bigplanet.com We have a large wecking yard in Southwestern Montana with over 3500 cars. We only buy cars from the 1940's, 50's, 60's and 70's with our main focus on the 50's and 60's. If you have a car newer than the late 1970's we can probably find parts for it also as we sell parts for 15 other wrecking yards that are within 200 miles from us. This gives us an inventory of over 30,000 cars to work with and increases the availablilty for the newer cars that we don't have. We also have contacts all over the world that we do business with on a regular basis so we can locate almost any part you need. We try our best to meet your needs, but because of the distance between wrecking yards it does take time to locate and get the parts here to ship out to the customer. Because of our location and our dry climate most of the chrome, potmetal and sheetmetal that we sell is in good condition. We have a body shop so we can sell sheetmetal parts as is or we can repair any damage and send them out to you in primer and ready to paint. In the future we will be opening a new "Restoration" shop offering complete restoration servces. We will be able to build a car for you the way you want it and for a reasonable price. We have a talented crew of body, paint and mechanics along with a good upholstery man. 
Steering Lares Corporation http://www.larescorp.com/ Cambridge, MN 55008 (800) 555-0767 sales@larescorp.com For more than 25 years Lares Corporation has been supplying the highest quality re-manufactured power steering gears, manual steering gears, control valves, cylinders, & pumps. We re-manufacture more antique and classic steering parts than anyone else in the country. We also supply many of the largest fleets and auto stores in the country and have sold over 200,000 units. All of our products carry a LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY (commercial use one year). 
Steering Quality Restoration (Steering Wheel Restoration) http://www.qualityrestorations.com/home.html Quality Restorations, Inc. Tel: 858.271.7374 Email: dennis@qualityrestorations.com © 2011. All Rights Reserved Quality Restorations, Inc. has been in business for 25 years and is a full time steering wheel restoration and custom design shop specializing in show quality craftmanship. The web site contains photos of some of the types of wheels we do from recasting to custom wheels. This is only a representation of some of the wheels and we are always creating more molds. Please contact us for any questions you may have. 
Steering Auto Air and Axle http://www.autoairandaxle.com Custom rebuilders of power steering lines, amongst others. 
Tires Coker Tire http://www.cokertire.com 1317 Chestnut St Chattanooga, TN 37402 Toll Free 800-251-6336 Supplier of period correct vintage tires 
Tires The Wheel Smith http://www.thewheelsmith.net/ 1601 W. Commerce Street, Corona, CA 92880 (951) 898-4563 The world leader in custom hot rod and wire wheel manufacturing has a 20,000 sq. ft. facility in Corona, California. Our wheel line includes Tru-Spoke, 30-spoke, 2-piece Aluminum, Smoothie, Vintage, Artillery, OEM, Rallye and Billet Aluminum wheels. We also have a complete line of accessories and apparel. 
Transmission Automatic Transmission Parts (David Edwards) http://www.autotran.us/ David Edwards 56 Dale Street, Dept. A Needham Heights, MA 02494-1218 Phone: 1-781-449-2065 Anytime by chance. Automatic transmission rebuilding kits, bands, washers, pumps, sprags, bushings, and many other transmission parts for Dynaflow, Hydramatic, Jetaway, RotoHydramatic (Slim Jim), Powerglide, TH400, Fordomatic, C-4, C-6, and many other transmissions and cars listed below from 1946 to the mid 60's and later. Rebuilding kit prices range from just $145.00 for some Powerglide & Fordomatic kits to $420.00 for Bentley & Rolls-Royce kits. Most (99% plus) parts listed on my web pages are in stock and are normally shipped within one or two days via USPS (or UPS) upon receipt of your PayPal payment, check, money order or COD order. I sell all parts that are in my kits individually, from the smallest o'ring, seal, gasket or clutch plate to any other part that makes up any of my rebuilding kits. 
Transmission Moore's Automotive (Dynaflow Rebuilder)  Moore's Automotive 998 Atwater Blvd Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 358-0091 California Central Valley dynaflow rebuilder that is well recommended. 
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