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Technical 49 Buick sedanette

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Cheetahman, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. Cheetahman
    Joined: Sep 17, 2011
    Posts: 23


    Is the main body shell on a 49 Buick sedanette the same as all the other GM(49-52) cars, can the front clip sheetmetal be swaped among the other GM cars of this vintage along with fenders, doors, glass, etc
  2. 45_70Sharps
    Joined: May 19, 2010
    Posts: 331


    In 49 the Buick probably had the straight 8 and a noticeably long front end.

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  3. proartguy
    Joined: Apr 13, 2009
    Posts: 484

    from Sparks, NV

    I believe that body is similar to only the '48-49 Cadillac Club Coupe and '49-50 Olds 98. There are two GM fastback style bodies in those years, the smaller used by Chevrolet, Pontiac and Olds 88.
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  4. Almost anything can be swapped in but little else than Buick sheetmetal will bolt right in.

  5. Cheetahman
    Joined: Sep 17, 2011
    Posts: 23


    Been looking around for a Buick, but them fastbacks are pretty rare, was thinking of converting a Chevy over with the Buick front clip and rear fenders, but after looking more closely ,it looks like the main shells are different. the search for the Buick continues, thanks boys.
  6. morac41
    Joined: Jul 23, 2011
    Posts: 532


    Hi Cheetahman.....Cadillac..Buick.....Olds....Have a C platform floor pan will interchange most parts.....Chev is to small
  7. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 11,967

    from Quincy, IL

    That 'C' body shell was, as you say, '48/'49 Cadillac....but '48/'49 for Olds 98. Buick only in '49. The '50 Olds 98 and Buick fastback models were substantially reskined.

  8. Cheetahman
    Joined: Sep 17, 2011
    Posts: 23


    Thanks, guys, here's where I'm goin' with this. after the war(II) my dad got out of the USMC with a pocket full of cash and wanted a new Buick, welp ,there were few new cars avaliable so the dealer says" get on the list son", took 'till 49 for his name to come up. I always remembered pictures of that Buick, found a picture of the car going thu his stuff after he passed on,so now its my turn to try and get me one. Found one hidden behind Johnny's, in Elrama Pa, but this one is just about melted into the ground. Iffin anybody got one sitting around they are thinking of selling, give me a holler, thanks, c

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