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Projects 51 buick special "the Shane Asylum"

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  1. hacknwhack
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    I'm going to try to show a build project thread in retrospect.
    I have 9 years on and off into this kustom
    I have 80% of this project done.
    All work done solely by my self.
    In a one car shed. And in my basement.
    Working on the interior now.
    Here is what I started with.


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  2. Jalopy Joker
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    more pics and details needed
     
  3. timelord
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    Looks good. Can't go wrong with a Buick
     
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  4. layedout49
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    As a new buick owner , I'd agree !


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    Unfortunately the pics from the time I bought it are lost. I.will try to discribe it here. As we move on there a hundreds of pics.

    It was a nice original special deluxe, sitting in a field for 20 years.
    It had original black lacquer, all its trim and glass. Looked so cool sitting low with four flats.
    The engine was stuck as was
    the brakes and the stick transmission .
    Mice had done a number on the original grey cloth and black vynil interior. Relocating the seat padding to the headliner and the far reaches of the body panels.
    Of course there was those white faced hornets that kept any takers at bay.
    The pasenger side of door and quarter were convoluted from some mishap, then reworked by an upstart bodykid. Unfortunately his tool of choice. Was a drill and slidehammer. At least 50 holes
    Were there. A shotgun from the interior side may have
    proven better
    Having taken on worse in my past . Feeling confident this could be a quick job for a primered cruiser. I offered up a mere 100 bucks. Then another
    300 to tow it home.

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    1394970206006.jpg

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    Sometime in 2005 gave it a quickie backyard single stage paint job
     

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  8. hacknwhack
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    Good enough 1394974075079.jpg

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  9. hacknwhack
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    Time goes on and I decide to pull the trigger and chop it the first time 1394974420982.jpg

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    Had a good plan
     

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    Looks like a lot of fun

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  12. bengeltiger
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    Subscribed. Sounds like a great story! Looking forward to more.

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  13. Looks like a good start.I can relate to those pesky white faced hornets in a BIG way:
    I bought a chopped 54 Chevy from a friend of mine that had been lodged under another friend's shop for several years.Dragged it out and got it running finally and was driving it down to a friend's shop to work on it(on borrowed repair plates)and the vibration from the Olds engine started making these white faced buggers start falling out of every conceiveable panel on the car(no interior panels anywhere and no rear seat).Unless you have experienced a flock of these critters buzzing around your head while you're trying to drive an unfamiliar car(and keep it running)and squinting through a dirty chopped windshield you just haven't lived!
    I bailed out of the car post haste and abandoned it on the side of the road and walked to the shop where I borrowed a car and drove to the nearest hardware store for the most toxic hornet spray available.
    Drove back to the car and emptied all 4 cans(that's all they had)into every crack and crevice in the car.Let it sit for an hour and then got back in to drive to the shop not far away.Even with the lack of windows in the car(just a windshield and rear glass)the atmosphere was still poisonous and when I got to the shop I stumbled out coughing.
    Even though I had thoroughly sprayed the car I was finding live ones for almost a month afterward.You just can't get rid of them things.
     
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    @ sarfari. Now thats a story!
    I hace been laughing all day.

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  15. good luck
     

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    Back to this first round of choppin.
    Now this is before I joined the hamb.
    So the only thing chopped, that was close to this model, that i could find was the blue danube by barris. Another barris was Kopper Dust. problem was they both started as hardtops. Then there was the Zocchi 51 olds. I wanted a blend of all these.
    So off it comes a simple chop right... just my first.... by my self..
     

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    I think its okay 1395103897921.jpg
     

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    But im discontented with the the back glass.

    Its just all wrong to me

    IF I had the Hamb then....
    Maybe things would be different.

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  19. Shane I made it over . I will be watching for more storyline . This stuff can drive a guy crazy by times for sure . Later , Andy..
     
  20. hacknwhack
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    So I finish all the metal work. Any way Working in the tiny garage . Only to take it back out to give it a look . And just hate the flow of the rear glass.
    Its just all wrong to me.
    Most of the problems are from refusing to not remove the rear beltline molding. And I stuck with it.

    Back in the garage it goes.

    So I move on to my other projects. Trying to find a solution to this mess.
    A couple of junk runs.yeilded a 1950 chevy coupe backglass section. A 1950 merc section.
    And even a 1952 cad 3 piece section.
    In the end after trying all three .
    Nothing was satisfying. The merc got traded cad scrapped, and the 50 chevy went to my buddy's 53 chevy.
    Now the car just sits waiting for a miracle.


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    I wanna say the zocchi olds has a cut down rear window ? But I may be wrong. Jk I just looked at it again. Looks like a Packard rear glass or some kind or some kind of desoto Hudson dealo, could even be a newer model gm car


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  22. That's a shame. Got a profile pic of how it is now?
     
  23. hacknwhack
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    @james d ....check my avatar

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  24. If that's how it looks now, then I can't see the problem, although it's a small pic. Clearly it could sit a little a lower, which is making it look a bit off with that much of a chop on it.
     
  25. hacknwhack
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    @james, but wait it isn't over yet.

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  26. swap the end pieces side to side on the 3 part cad or stock hardtop unit
     
  27. hacknwhack
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    after finishing the chop on my friends 53 chevy, wanting to return the favor
    He says he found an old yard thats been closed for 25 years

    ( now cleared, thanks to the EPA, so dont ask its gone).

    "got a bunch of old buicks man, 200 a truckload" He says

    So off we go at dark-thirty for a 2 hour drive into the woods.
    loaded with a generator and anything that would cut.
     
  28. hacknwhack
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    @paperdog wish i thought of that
     
  29. hacknwhack
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    1395445007802.jpg 1395445023127.jpg

    Found this 88 hardtop

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  30. hacknwhack
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    And this poncho

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