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Kurt Arends
09-05-2017, 06:25 PM
'67 Superior High Top. Been there a long time, but still lots to offer in parts. Great yard with lots of '50s through '70s stuff!

Kurt Arends
09-06-2017, 08:02 PM
It still has all 4 of its CC rims. I would have taken the 6 remaining bullet light bases had I had more time. This one has bucket seats and a console which are still intact. Original cabinet still there and usable. Unfortunately, I only get down here once a year.

John ED Renstrom
09-06-2017, 10:38 PM
will there you go those of you that wanted a 91 to 96 ambulance. just find you a presidential roof line 6 door and marry that top and back door in to it. a lot better then buying one incomplete.

Kurt Arends
09-07-2017, 02:27 AM
Why a Presidential roofed 6-door?? Why not a Masterpiece or a Victoria?

Clay Sellick
09-07-2017, 07:51 AM
These finds are never close to me, like torture:(

John ED Renstrom
09-07-2017, 11:17 AM
You could use a hearse but most of the limos were rear wheel drive And cheaper.

Kurt Arends
09-07-2017, 10:13 PM
Much easier to convert a hearse and the '93-'96 hearses were all RWD and are getting cheap now as well.

John ED Renstrom
09-07-2017, 10:59 PM
really it would be about the same. the advantage of the hears is you would have a flat floor. but you would still have to deal with the rear seating and roller holes. with the limo you would have to redo the rear axle hump and fill in the rear doors.

Kurt Arends
08-28-2018, 10:56 AM
Going to be stopping by to visit this rig again next week. Let me know if there is anything that you need off of it. I am grabbing the bullet bases for myself, if they are still there. Might grab the 4 rims too, but the ability to get them back is the issue.

Wayne Krakowski
08-28-2018, 10:59 AM
Wondering for the folks redoing headliners if the zippers could be salvaged???

Kurt Arends
08-28-2018, 11:16 AM
Wish I could grab the entire rig. Just too far away. It still has its original bucket seat & console, rear cabinet, and looks to be a rust-free rig. Just spoke with yard... they will dis-mount tires, so I will be bringing the rims home.

Paul Steinberg
08-28-2018, 11:42 AM
Ask them to save the lug nuts. Hard to believe that lug nuts are worth saving, but the new ones coming from China are soft, and strip easily. The CC lug nuts are a little deeper than the standard lug nut. Besides, they are just going to throw them into the dirt if you don't ask for them.

John ED Renstrom
08-28-2018, 11:58 AM
Mark me down for a pair of those wheels. Still need a set for this 67 I can't believe that I haven't lost one of those front caps yet. But we haven't done any rough road running. Should be able to catch up with you mid sept.

Peter Grave
08-28-2018, 07:00 PM
Easy rim haul, pull back seat cushion wrap in cheap blue tarp tape up send home UPS , or tie on roof or on trunk lid (less wind resistance). Passenger front seat all the way front you will be amazed at space.

Kurt Arends
08-28-2018, 07:54 PM
As long as they will take the tires off of the rims, I won't have any issues with those. Trust me, I can pack a CV to the roof! I have hauled F-W stretchers, rims, tires, etc. Key is to have blankets along to keep from trashing the interior. Didn't even have long pants or a jack along last year. I will be prepared this year.

Peter Grave
08-28-2018, 08:54 PM
Slip them a couple of extra bucks the issue today is it costs about $3.00 a tire to get rid of them.Labor is the bug a boo today too. Just bought 10 Crown Vics and two Expeditions from a large township they left everything on the cars except,the radios (county owned),the laptops,and cameras (even left three cameras too old). Chief said too expensive to move to new cars. Only a little more to go to new.

Kurt Arends
08-28-2018, 11:13 PM
These folks at this yard are very helpful and very reasonable in their pricing. I will defintely slip them some extra $ for not having to deal with the junk tires on my end! I'll take some photos as well. A lot of '60s iron!

Kurt Arends
08-29-2018, 01:58 PM
Very limited access to internet once I am down there, so speak up now, if you have needs. It will be at least another year before I get back down there again.

Blake Sherwin
08-29-2018, 02:22 PM
If you find anything I need for my 68 mm:

- rear dome light cover
- 2x accent stars
- 1x MM body badge
- Passenger glass

Bill Leverett
08-29-2018, 02:41 PM
Do they have any 1953 Pontiac Chieftan parts?

Looking for a set of headlight buckets, lamp holder and bezels. Also the very rare Chietan Wagon rear taillight housings and lenses.

Thanks

Kurt Arends
08-29-2018, 03:42 PM
If you find anything I need for my 68 mm:

- rear dome light cover
- 2x accent stars
- 1x MM body badge
- Passenger glass

Which dome light cover do you need?

Blake Sherwin
08-29-2018, 04:00 PM
Which dome light cover do you need?

Right above the rear door

Kurt Arends
09-05-2018, 06:11 PM
This is what happens when you attempt to lift a Superior high top by the roof with a fork lift!

They had moved it to the front of the yard, which made my work easier, as someone else had recently purchased the 429 out of it. I bought 3 of the 4 CC rims and a bunch of other stuff that I will never need or sell.

Steve Ahlstedt
09-06-2018, 09:26 AM
Blake:
My 1976 Superior also needed a replacement dome light lens. I removed the "chrome" base and found #8732781 on the back. An internet search showed that was also used on a 68-87 El Camino. The replacement I ordered from eBay for $9.75 was a perfect fit. Your rig may have a different base, but I suggest you try a similar route as an original lens is often burned brown or very fragile.

John ED Renstrom
09-06-2018, 11:00 AM
A picture is worth a lot at these times. You will find these type of things were all sourced from GM suppliers old stock. The only thing you know is it can't be newer then the car.

Blake Sherwin
09-06-2018, 11:56 AM
Blake:
My 1976 Superior also needed a replacement dome light lens. I removed the "chrome" base and found #8732781 on the back. An internet search showed that was also used on a 68-87 El Camino. The replacement I ordered from eBay for $9.75 was a perfect fit. Your rig may have a different base, but I suggest you try a similar route as an original lens is often burned brown or very fragile.

Thanks, thats helpful. Will try that and see what I can turn up

Kurt Arends
09-06-2018, 08:34 PM
The Superior dome lights were totally different than what M-M used. I have a drawer-full of the style that Superior used. They used them on the El Caminos and also in the rear of most GM station wagons with third-row seating. If I have one, I have 2 dozen of those.