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Does anyone remember "The Busonic"?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Crusty Nut, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. Crusty Nut
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    I've been storing this car for a buddy of mine for a while. He came to pick it up today so I snapped a few pictures. I don't know a whole lot about it, but it has a pretty rich history. It is a 1955 Buick. I am a hot rod guy, but I can dig this custom. It has been re-painted and plated, but the interior is untouched. Hydros in the front and the original nailhead and manual tranny. The battery was low so the we got the front up in the garage and left it that way. It looks rad laid out.
    On a side note it is also for sale or trade, but this is not spam. I just thought you guys would like looking at it.
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  3. Evel
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    1. 60s Show Rods

    Love that car.
     
  4. WOW!!!! Thats piece of nector! Is the grill Lucite?
     
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  5. Kustom7777
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    COOL!!!!!!!!!.............this is definitely the BEST message board out there...where else can you see so many survivor rods and kustoms??....
     
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  6. JimA
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    Get me in contact with the owner please. I still have his info book on the car from the time I wrote a feature on that car R&C. Thanks Jim

    PM me!
     
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  7. GizmoJoe
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    Love the exterior.
    The interior... :eek: well. The memories it brings back... or are they called flashbacks?
    Seriously though, nice custom.
     
  8. Sam F.
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    i was thinking that was the same one in R&C a few years back,,,

    really cool,,wasnt it like the 2nd car ever lifted acording to the article?
     
  9. Crusty Nut
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    Yeah it was. It was one of the first hydro setups.
     
  10. Dreddybear
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    Holy Crap! This thing is sweet!
     
  11. zman
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    Sorry I don't dig it, way to much going on, a product of the "I did more to my car than you " custom trend.....
     
  12. Sean
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    So that's where Chico is this weekend.
    The Busonic was gong to live in my garage for awhile, but he found another home for her in Campbell so that interested buyers would be able to see it easier.
    I really dig the Buick, maybe we can force him to drive it once in a while.
     
  13. Crusty Nut
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    If you can get him to drive it, your a better nagger than I am. Ha ha
     
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  16. seventeenseconds
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    that's one of my all-time favorites... thanks for sharing. Seeing new pics is a huge inspiration for my to finish my 56. I love the fins on that car. Any more info on the lifts?
     
  17. Sean
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    If I remember right the fins are from a '57 Lincoln. Larry Watson painted her the first time around. Original juice, the second custom to sport hydros.
     
  18. Stu D Baker
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    Nice car, but I wonder how many weird "specimens" are growing in that dash. Stu
     
  19. Rikster
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  20. A32Flathead
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    Ahh....so thats what it looks like....Nice & subtle & understated...Like Chico.....

    I'll have to go see it at its new home.
     
  21. rusty48
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    To each his own,but I'm with zman it shows off somebody's bodywork skills but to me it's buttugly.
     
  22. rik you are amazing. the most dedicated car nut on the planet. thanks again......Jim
     
  23. Crusty Nut
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    Ive seen some pictures of this car when it was still a regular car, just a mild custom. It was fucking rad. Then Roy decided it was time to go full on showcar with it. It is just indicative of the time period for show cars. It is equiped with a record player AND a rullette (sp) wheel in the console.
     
  24. StrangeC10
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  25. I like it, but, that interior looks like a 70's porno. Muff for miles.
     
  26. rat pink
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    i love that car, i own a buick centry and it fooled me ,and every time you notice somethang new,its a sweet heart
     
  27. StrangeC10
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    its period perfect the car is amazing
     
  28. Dat Dirty Rat
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    Ditto...Too KOOL!
     
  29. mikes51
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    Long live the Angel hair era!! Well, we wish. pic from the HAMB

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  30. A32Flathead
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    Nice one Mike.....

    Shot from its current location...

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