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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ol'skool29, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. ol'skool29
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
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    its a '55 buick special 4 door hardtop. i got it from a friend for 300 bucks:eek:

    my plans are to shave a few things, do some custom work to it. it'll be a mild custom, and it's something to practice rot repair and custom work on.

    my dad, looking not too enthused about my new ride haha
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    all loaded up and ready to go
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    peep peep
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    heres where it'll sit for a few weeks till i can get to it.
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    the best part of the whole deal!!!!
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  2. Kirsten
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    You scored for 300 bones! Congrats!
     
  3. ol'skool29
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    thanks! i see youve got a buick yourself
     
  4. greasy50chevy
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  5. dickster27
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    from Texas

    Man, that mordor will make one heck of a cruiser.
     
  6. resqd37Zep
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    from Nor Cal

    That car has a ton of potential. Best of luck with it. I hope to see some progress pictures soon.
     
  7. biscuit
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    biscuit

    Good find! I have a line on a 4 door as well, and looking at yours, if it's worth it, I'll snap it up.
     
  8. ol'skool29
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    thanks, what attracted me to this car is the running nailhead, and the 4door hardtop body. i love 4 door hardtops. my grandfather tells me all the time about his 57 chevy 4 dr hardtop he had in the early 60's. he just saw the car today and that reminded him of his 57 haha
     
  9. zimm
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    from iowa

    nice use of $300!!
     
  10. George G
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    You done good. I love those. They are the best looking 4 doors ever made...
     
  11. Zumo
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    Yeah looks like a good score. Shave it and roll it 60's custom style.
     
  12. Okievoodoo
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    Double your money right now....
     
  13. FiddyFour
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    shit man, a runnin nailhead? for tree hunnert?

    stolen

    why not drive it home? lol nice score
     
  14. ol'skool29
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    haha i couldnt believe the price when he told me it was for sale either. i just couldnt say no.

    but it needs a title, new side glass, and most likely some electrical work before it can be put on the road. so i'll focus on getting it titled, registered, and driveable before doing any modifications.
     
  15. cagedruss
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    Sweet ride! I did one for s friend. Awesome car.
     
  16. DrewDay
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    from Austin, Tx

    Running? damn, thats nice for 300

    Hah, no matter how you look at it, if it needs a title, electrical. Its still a SWEET deal. You scored BIG
     
  17. Kirsten
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    That I do. Join us over in the Buick forum...lots of good info in there.:)
     
  18. acadian_carguy
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    $300? You got a great deal! It can be a real nice early 60's mild custom! Nothing wrong with it being a 4-door...some thin whitewalls, classic hubcaps or chrome wheels, some metalflake paint and/or satin finish, maybe some pinstriping and your cruising...
     
  19. ol'skool29
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    i'd like to put some thicker whitewalls on it, with 56 olds hubcaps. when i repaint the car, i'd like to flake the roof, and maybe flake the red on the bottom of the doors too, i'm not sure.
     
  20. ol'skool29
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    sounds good. i joined!
     
  21. Modeler Teysik
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    Man, keep that friend awhile, he gave you a deal!
     
  22. roughidle
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    That will make a sweet cruiser.
     
  23. DRUGASM
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    cool man cool. keep us posted.
     
  24. HOT ROD DAVE
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    damn, thats a hell of a score
     
  25. LeadSledMerc
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    I see you got it home, great score!
    You must have caught Will at a weak moment, cause he's usually not that generous.;)
     
  26. motoandy
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    from MB, SC

    that is a great car. There was one for sale in South Carolina that looked worse than that and they wanted $2,000 for it. You got a good score.
     
  27. ol'skool29
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    well my dad knows him from high school, so we got the friend discount haha. plus he needed it out of there for the speed shop party he's having next weekend.
     
  28. U.S.Kustoms
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  29. 454_4_ON_THE_FLOOR
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
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    454_4_ON_THE_FLOOR
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    from Selden, TX

    You seriously got a deal for 300 bucks. I paid that for my old 55 f100 back in 92, never thought i would see someone get a complete car for that these days!
     

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