Meet Buttercup, a 1972 New Yorker Brougham 2-door Hardtop

Fuselage Years

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    JBR MA New Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Looking good! Still no skirts on the rear?
     
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    ayilar Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    One thing at a time. Note that the center caps are missing too. The seats will be redone this summer, and then all the removable parts will get back on and road-testing starts!
     
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    JBR MA New Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Didn’t catch that in the photo (that what happens when you only have a phone looking at pictures). Nonetheless, car is really a nice looking ride, I would bet the road testing will be a blast. Buttercup looks to be a real highway cruiser. An amazingly sleek looking car for such a large vehicle.
     
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    The top is on!

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    JBR MA New Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Looks great.
     
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    sixpkrt Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Wyatt has done so much for you and your cars, bringing them back to life.
    That young man deserves a raise....just sayin'....:poke:
     
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    Just give him a dinner. . .
     
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    1969, 1970, 1971, 1972. Which one is the odd one out -- and why? There may be more than one answer to this question. Thanks to @david hill for making these photos possible.

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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    I did that, he Still wanted the money.
     
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    I swear. . . This car has my favorite color combination for a C-Body. Mighty mighty fine!
     
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    The odd one out is the 1969 white convertible - you don't own it. Its also parked in the driveway. It also can't be driven without going over the lawn..............

    The 72 NYB is the only one without a white top.

    The Monaco is the only one without road wheels (but I actually like those wheel covers just about as much).

    Obviously, the Durango is an odd one out, but that wasn't part of the selection list........................
     
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    I like that the top is finally installed but the seam on the A pillar should be lower to cover the A pillar to roof panel joint should the guy on the assembly line do a bad bondo job in covering that joint.

    Did SMS make that version as well? They ought to know better by now! The upside is that no one but a fanatical purist would note it possibly.

    Love the color combo on that car. A black roof would have killed it even though it has a black interior.
     
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  16. Marv

    Marv Wannabe C-body owner FCBO Gold Member

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    Turning your neighborhood into a 70s scene, I like that:thumbsup:
     
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    The A-pillar seam flub is one of the reasons I returned the first top I received from SMS. That top also had said seams at different heights.

    Send me to the asylum....
     
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    With this top I noticed that SMS didn't provide very much extra material...I'm sure the a pillar seam could have been positioned better if they gave the installers a little more to work with.

    Very few would notice that minor detail, however it is something to keep in mind for future vinyl top replacements.

    Can't wait to get it all back together. Looks good!
     
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    Yep! @Analog Kid gets a special thanks for helping with sellers. Here are the originals that Wyatt pulled out:
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    The big clips I ordered on eBay last November: I paid $23 at the time, but the price from the same vendor has fallen by half!
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    The small clips I also bought on eBay last fall; here the price is unchanged.
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    Finally, I got the screws on eBay too (price unchanged as well).
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