Como Estas fellow Hamboners. So Ive got this '57 Buck model 48, I picked it up from a guy in Chehalis, WA roughly 5 years ago. Somebitch was badass right; 364 nailhead ran like a top, two doors, two speeds, louvered hood, and some rosy damn glasses. It was between the Buick and a Plymouth "Gold Duster" with some 17" torque trusts on it, same guy same price. Needless to say the oldie won my heart and my green backs. Fast forward a couple years, been driving the car daily around Portland, turns out it aint quite water tight, fuck it, it doesnt rain that often in PTown. Right? At least the wipers worked great, as long as you were headed downhill. At any rate, I drove her around, alot, coolest dude in town. So I fix misc mechanical bugs; mostly 57 chev parts, easy to find, I figured the whole car was like that. You know they're related, unfortunately, not quite the case. Well it came to the point I moved out of Oregon, I loaded all my worldly possesion in the back seat and strapped my bicycle and snowboard to the trunk like the spoiler on a civic. I was off and sailing. Made it to Idaho with no problems, I meet up with a few old friends, good times. Welp, I pulled up to a buddies house for the night and as I shut the car off I get popped in the rear end. My dood ran into the bike rack with my shit stacked on it and knocked a bigass flake of paint off the deck lid. I was livid. After I got home I started picking at that deck lid and turns out its not the first love tap shes had. Hell turns out the driver rear quarter had been replaced, and it must not have been water tight for awhile, the trunk floor was swiss cheese along with the window sill area on both sail panels and into the rear of the pass compartment, at some point someone sculpted the majority of the trunk sills out of fiberglass filler and wood dowles. Pretty clever really. It snowballed like a mofo. Anyway long story long, it ended up on the back burner for awhile, but the time has come to finally do something about it. So here I am, Im looking to build up a mild custom, no bags, no big wheels, just a classy refined beauty that isnt stock but isnt bastardized either. Im a fan of Bob Palladinos '57 Buick, especially the taillights, and Jack James' flamed jobbie is bad ass but a little too flashy. I suppose im just looking for pics of traditional Bucks and trying to get some ideas. The attached pic is what she looked like before I got carried away. Thanks for reading my bullshit.