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Customs Chopped 57 Buick -- pickup or nomad or what ??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by twochops, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. twochops
    Joined: Feb 28, 2006
    Posts: 1,510


    buick pickup.jpg BUICKNUMAD-crop.jpg While chopping my 1957 Buick two-door hardtop, I got
    on the computer to photoshop some ideas that radically
    changed it. Here are a couple I thought would be nice.
    If anyone is interested I have other ideas, too.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2015
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  2. chevsotolac
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
    Posts: 1,886


    Love the Nomad look but will be pricey to build....nomad stuff is not cheap....stan
  3. Stu D Baker
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 2,642

    Stu D Baker
    from Illinois

    Two Chops: I looked your car over at the Rust Revival. It's just drop dead beautiful. Also spoke with you for a while. Thanks for taking the time to tell me about the build.
  4. jerseymike
    Joined: Sep 25, 2008
    Posts: 680


    the nomads pretty cool but that top picture i don't know. that's an awful long body for that short of a roof. would love to see the other ideas.

  5. Sauli
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
    Posts: 499


    I like the look of Your car as it is, I remember seeing it on here before over the years. Always thought the nicest quality about it is with the radical alteration of the roofline and all, You kept the original rear window and all brightwork. Very factory custom -ish, and classy without none of the all too common "kustom" cliches.
    With that said, was there ever a build-thread or such, on how exactly You went about the roof-chop..? That particular bodystyle has to be not exactly the easiest of rooflines to chop properly..?
  6. phat rat
    Joined: Mar 18, 2001
    Posts: 4,482

    phat rat

    Are you thinking of doing another car. I sure wouldn't change your 57. As I've often said " you can park it in my garage anytime"
  7. john walker
    Joined: Sep 11, 2008
    Posts: 1,114

    john walker

    love the 3 window idea!
  8. twochops
    Joined: Feb 28, 2006
    Posts: 1,510


    mildnice-vi.jpg Phat Rat -- no I am not building another custom, eights enough.
    What this thread was designed to show some of the photo shops I
    did when I was building my 57 Buick. This photo shows different
    window and taillights. Just ideas -- that's all.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2015
  9. That El Bumino is way cool! I photo shopped my old 63 rambler American and I think it would have worked but your Buick idea is really snarky. Love it! americanpickup.jpg
  10. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,545


    I'd think you will have someone thinking chopped two door Estate Wagon with the "Nomad" photo" They could take a two door hardtop that was missing a few pieces and add the proper Buick trim to it.
    Personally I like the long deck coupe that could have a very long deck lid to work like the hard cover like an Elkie bed but include the tailgate part in the lid.

    I just like 57 Buicks though as my dad had a white Roadmaster 4 door hardtop when I was a kid.
  11. twochops
    Joined: Feb 28, 2006
    Posts: 1,510


    That's all for tonight folks-----TwoChops

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