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Projects 57 Buick Special 2 door post

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 57Buick, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. 57Buick
    Joined: Dec 2, 2013
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    57Buick
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    from Alabama

    I have had this ol Buick for 3 or 4 years now and its been a real slow go but I have made a little progress here and there. I have put in a new floor and trunk, redone the seats and door panels. I sanded her down and put primer and blue scallops on it. It's got the original 364 nailhead, as best as I can tell, which will run when I hot wire it, since the ignition needs work. My short-term goal is roadworthy then go from there. Here is a pic or two
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  2. I like the way it looked before the primer, but that's just me. Keep up the progress photos, good luck.
     
  3. 57Buick
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    57Buick
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    from Alabama

    I wish I would have kept the patina look now, but I had to do something with the rust I felt.
     
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  4. x2 on that! '57 is my favorite year of the Buick.

    Any pics of the new floor (without carpet) and trunk?
     
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  5. 57Buick
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    57Buick
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    I got some but I ain't too happy with my work, so I wont embarrass myself any further by putting them out there. I just got it in the best I could, made it work and carpeted over it :) Anyway, it's done, the seats are back in and I am working on bigger and better things now like motor stuff :)
     
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  6. tfeverfred
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    Keep at it, man.
     
  7. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
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    I love those cars. Don't be ashamed of what you can't do. Be proud of what you can.
     
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  8. Are you going to rebuild the Nailhead? I took many pics when I built my 401 that I can share.

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  9. 57Buick
    Joined: Dec 2, 2013
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    57Buick
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    from Alabama

    We checked compression and it's ok so I think at this point I will try and get it on the road first, then if and when I can afford it do a rebuild. I totally love the nailhead's and so look forward to working with it :) I appreciate the offer of the pics and I sure may take you up on it !
     

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