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Buick 52 custom build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by nikkke, May 7, 2011.

  1. Hey Niklas,

    you did some real nice work to the Buick. Never thought it makes sense to remove the port holes, but I m real suprised how it turned out.

    I got to go back to the states to finish up some more things on my Buick before i can bring it to Germany.

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  2. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
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    Hi Niklas, had a great time cruising with you guys! Thanks again. You've got your self one cool Buick, something to be very proud of!
     

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  3. Hotrod95
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
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    Wicked car! Sweet 50's look you have going on too!
     
  4. nikkke
    Joined: Feb 15, 2010
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    Thanks for so nice comments!!

    And that brown color is so cool!!
     
  5. nikkke
    Joined: Feb 15, 2010
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    I been looking at those tail lights and also frenching a "tube" and just have the lights visible.
     
  6. i like both ways ,with or without the holes. I guess i would leave them would it be my car . But....
    And now for the first time in hamb :hey youngster_'52 see you this weekend in the garage ? :)
     
  7. I'll be there, running some wires in your Lincoln :)
     
  8. nikkke
    Joined: Feb 15, 2010
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    This could be a taillight idea??
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    Finaly got me some stripes
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    On the Squirrels BBQ
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  9. Jonnie King
    Joined: Aug 12, 2007
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    from St. Louis

    Very Nice ! You could actually fit a pair of '56 Chrysler or '54 Merc lenses in those fenders...they would add "body" and an extra dimension to the build and set-off your cool paint work !

    Just a thought...but you've done the "heavy lifting", and right now it's just detail stuff. (Take a look at my '53 in my Album Section if you have time.)

    All the best to you,

    Jonnie www.legends.thewwbc.net
     
  10. padorey
    Joined: Jan 20, 2007
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    Getting a late look at this post Like the Corvette taillights. Portholes should go. Do you want the car to be a Buick, keep the portholes. Do you want it to be a Kustom ? Its your car do it your way.
    I did away with them and a lot more.
     

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  11. padorey
    Joined: Jan 20, 2007
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    Oh Yea
    What ever you do, Keep the 50 Mercury side trim. They are getting to hard to find
     

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  12. manya1
    Joined: Jan 22, 2010
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    That's 1953 Buick side trim, aint it?
     
  13. hozem396
    Joined: May 4, 2011
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    from ohio

    Yea, I was wondering about the headliner myself. I guess when it gets cold you could pull it down & cover up in it!

    Nice car though & you do whatever you want with it!
     
  14. SuperFleye
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    Not a big fan of the buick "reflex" taillight idea Niklas.... but this looks kool:

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    It gives it a late 1950s look, but it still looks good.
     
  15. nikkke
    Joined: Feb 15, 2010
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    My latest taillight idea is to french in one 62 corvette taillight on eatch side, right over the bumper in height of the sideline in the fenders :)
    They are ordered, so im excited to see how it will look :D
     
  16. ricktard
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
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    from spokane

  17. That is a great looking Buick. Very nicely done . I too have seen great looking customs from Norway and sweeden. Knowing the hassle it must be to just get the car over there is one thing.Then the parts hunting, plus all the body work etc makes me admire your cars a great deal, and the ambition of the owners/builders even more. Rock On !!
     
  18. farmer12
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    I've seen this car in person and it's one great looking custom. And it's driven daily like it should!
     
  19. bonez
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
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    from Slow lane

    I missed all the updates....
    I think this could be a great side repeater idea (turn signals), and you can bet nobody will have'em!


    Can you put this into a picture? i cant visualize them. You do know they are angled right?
     
  20. fryguy
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    . . .nobody, except for the '48 Buicks they came stock on ;)

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  21. nikkke
    Joined: Feb 15, 2010
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    Thanks for the compliments!

    I have been busy with school but hope to start working with the car soon again.

    I have purchased 4x SU carbs that i gonne try to build an intake to, and fabricte headers so i can drive with straight pipes and flametrowers this summer :D
     
  22. 91bluecamaro
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
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    Very nice build! When I saw you took out the ports I was like "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO". You did a great job. Cant say that I would have the heart to lose my ports. I wanna add more!
     
  23. Brizo
    Joined: Jan 15, 2011
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    from Indy

    It looks good without the portholes--but it looked good with em too! It gave the car detail, and many people feel that "its not an old Buick without the portholes". A few pages back, someone said "Customizing was intended to make you guess what kind of car it is". I dissagree !---- it was an attempt to improve on the original design--and that often didnt happen ! Many guys got carried away and ended up with an unidentifiable mess!
     
  24. nikkke
    Joined: Feb 15, 2010
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    91blue camaro:
    Sometimes i agree with you of feeling like adding more and more, and i can look great!
    But for this build i want a mild clean early custom look :)
     
  25. 91bluecamaro
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
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    Im talking the wife into getting a welder. I wanna make my ports into actual exhaust ports and put the flamethrowers in them...
     
  26. Lowrders
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    from DUBUQUE IA

  27. trickrick
    Joined: Sep 11, 2011
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    from michigan

    I looked at this car when it was for sale in the US. A guy in West Virginia owned it. Nice job on modifications.
     

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