Horns - what shape are yours ?

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Horns - what shape are yours ?

Postby ceejay » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:09 am

Hi all,

I have noticed from photos on the internet, that some horns on the 58 Buicks are like.... stocky things with a short bell shaped "mouth"

On my 58 Century, I have 2 long trumpet shaped horns... I was wondering if these are incorrect for the car.

They have a roundy shaped "pot" and then a slim tapering tube which is quite long (about a foot) and it expands into the trumpet like mouth.
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Re: Horns - what shape are yours ?

Postby dvonk » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:00 pm

ceejay,
here is a picture of a horn from the 1958 Chassis Service Manual. from your post, it sounds like your first description; your 'long trumpet shaped horns' sound like an aftermarket replacement.

i have included another picture of a pair of '58 horns that i found on the internet as well.
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1958 MOD. 43
STYLE 58-4439
BODY No. BK2451
TRIM 412
PAINT CG
ACC. E (also BFG)
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