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Old 10-18-2011, 04:29 AM   #1
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Default My 49 Buick sedanette build

Here is the start of my build of my 49 sedanette.
The plan......
full re-build
frame off
no chop
air bags
shaved
stock straight 8
satin paint
new trim



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Old 10-18-2011, 04:31 AM   #2
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Looks like a great car to start with ... keep us posted!
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:51 AM   #3
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thanks mate,
so far i have found a few bad repairs but hey its all part of it hey
cheers darren
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:07 AM   #4
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yes it is ... but looks to be very solid.
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:11 AM   #5
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Your plan sounds good. I will follow this one.
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:35 AM   #6
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Default Re: My 49 Buick sedanette build

1st ride I remember (family car when I was pre-school) was a '49 Buick Super (three portholes) just like that one. I look forward to your build
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:33 AM   #7
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You may have to stay tuned in for a while, 6 months and it's only a shell.
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:12 AM   #8
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Man that is cool. I always wanted to do one these. My dad had one in the early 50's it was one of my favorite car that he owned and they are getting really hard to find.
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:27 AM   #9
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Hi Darren ... Great to see you are makeing a move..this will be one mother when its finished..looks really solid...you would have a heart attack is you saw the amount of fabrication I have had to do on my 49 Caddy ....will be following this build.......Doug
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:48 AM   #10
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Thanks for the comments on mine ausbuick . I will stay posted on your build , watching for updates . AW1950
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:50 AM   #11
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Hi Darren ... Great to see you are makeing a move..this will be one mother when its finished..looks really solid...you would have a heart attack is you saw the amount of fabrication I have had to do on my 49 Caddy ....will be following this build.......Doug


hi doug,
thanks mate, whats the update with yours?
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:24 AM   #12
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Hi Darren...The Caddy was originally a 49 fleetwood... was on its way to the crushers...Probally the only one in Australia..maybe a embassy car as it is RHD.......Chopped the top 4 1/2" at the front and 5 1/2" at the back to get stance flow...Have been plodding along on getting the left door finished...had to stretch it to make a two door..and shift pillar back...it all ties in with replacing the sill (rocker panel) and all the related sheet metal fabrication from the dog leg to the hinge pillar which had to be rebuilt as it was all missing or cheese with rust...I'll post some more pics in my album in the next few days........Doug
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:46 AM   #13
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gday doug, she is lookin pretty sweet.
cheers darren
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:07 AM   #14
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So what's with all the marks on the top of the Buick if you are not going to chop it...former owner...?
I'll be watching this one as I have a '48 Caddy sedanet in my shed awaiting...

And Morac41, I'm interested in yours as well...is it going to be a hardtop or a post car when your done...???

I just finished up on my '55 Caddy Coop Deville...drove it this summer to a lot of events...if you've got a few hours to kill and look at pix, you can see the complete 5 year build here:
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=329070&highlight=the+best+55+caddy+build

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Old 10-21-2011, 05:14 PM   #15
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Hi.. 40 Studedude...Have moved the post back...big job to make it a hardtop...I like the post look on a chop top....check out my album for some of the build so far....Doug
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:21 PM   #16
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I will also follow this build. Have had a 49 Sedanette since the mid 90's. Work on it when other projects are on hold. All the body work is done, M-II installed, caprice rear grafted to original trailing arms. 455 Buick big block. Will try to send you some pictures. I may have some extra parts. Dash, some external SS trim, front fender, etc. If I can help let me know
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Old 10-22-2011, 04:34 AM   #17
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Default Re: My 49 Buick sedanette build

[QUOTE=40StudeDude;7067282]So what's with all the marks on the top of the Buick if you are not going to chop it...former owner...?
I'll be watching this one as I have a '48 Caddy sedanet in my shed awaiting...

And Morac41, I'm interested in yours as well...is it going to be a hardtop or a post car when your done...???

I just finished up on my '55 Caddy Coop Deville...drove it this summer to a lot of events...if you've got a few hours to kill and look at pix, you can see the complete 5 year build here:
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=329070&highlight=the+best+55+caddy+build




hi mate,
yeah its from the old owner, not me.
cheers darren
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Old 10-23-2011, 04:05 AM   #18
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here is the right hand rear quarter, as you can see a pretty ugly repair form the previous owner, not to sure what he was thinking welding a patch over the panel bolt holes. i am going to cut this out and start again.
cheers darren
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Old 10-23-2011, 04:21 AM   #19
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Hi Darren ... Are you still going to get the paint stripped off....Doug
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:22 AM   #20
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Good luck! This is an awsome car!!!
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