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Lets See Some 1953 Buicks!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Zombie57Ranchero, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. Zombie57Ranchero
    Joined: Oct 7, 2009
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    My brother just picked up a 53 Buick 2dr hardtop roadmaster a couple days ago (ill post up some pics asap) Lets see some cool Buicks! :cool:
     
  2. fryguy
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    Congrats 2 your brother, I think the 50-53 Buicks are one of the best looking cars out there. I have a '53 special Riviera and a '53 4d Special. On the 4d I have suicided the rear doors and started the 4 inch chop. Here are a couple pics of the progress.

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    Here it is after it has started goning under the knife

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  3. Blackcat333
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    Nice! Build thread?
     
  4. Philbilly
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    I've heard that a chopped 4 door is hard to do, but you did a great job! The lines are perfect!

     

  5. love these,
    there is a cool one in the 'theory of a deadmans' -all or nothing music video at the end too if you are curious
     
  6. fryguy
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    Thanks for the compliments. I didn't want to take too much off as to make it look to cartoonish. In the pics you can see the roof hasn't been rounded back out, its still flat from the cutting and shrinking during the welding process. We ended up using a '50 Merc Rear window as it seems to fit the body nicely and rounds out the flow of the rear. Hopefully I can have more pics of it posted shortly.


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  7. Zombie57Ranchero
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    Awesome the chop is perfect! Ya i agree i love Buicks my brother totally scored ha
     
  8. Zombie57Ranchero
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    This is my brothers 53 Buick
     

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  9. padorey
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    Here are some pictures of our '53 Buick Suped enjoy we do
     

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  10. gasser300
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    from Ft Worth

    There is a car lot in Arlington that has 2 of them for sale. One a driver and one a parts car. Both have the straight 8 in them.

    I think the driver is 6k
     
  11. fryguy
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    Very nice, solid Buick to start with. I like the 55 Pontiac rear bumper. You brother has a nice score.


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  12. fryguy
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    Here is how the Buick is looking as of Yesterday. Had to fix the front top so the windshield will lay in flush now. Using a 50 Merc back frame and window.

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  13. Zombie57Ranchero
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    Damn perfect chop man i love it!
     
  14. GLinOH
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    from Ohio

    Nice chop! Very nice lines, flows well, and looks mean :)
     
  15. padorey
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    Looks like you are coming along real good. Keep up the great work, can't wate to see the white walls on it.
     
  16. oldcarfart
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    I would love to find a set of those headlights and trim for my '53 chevy pickup!
     
  17. Twelvizm
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    Bump

    Ill be joining the club unless the guy sells it out from underneath me, I'm heading to pick up a 1953 V8 Buick Special. It's a runner that just needs the door latch and tail lights installed to be road worthy.

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    All the missing parts plus some NOS parts and a bunch of Buick literature on car come with it.
     
  18. fryguy
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    Very cool score! They are very nice cars to drive, float down the road. Good luck with the project. Hope you get to drive the snot out of it.
     
  19. Twelvizm
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    Thank you. Here's some photos now that I have it home.

    Video of that puuurty inline 8 running.
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  20. Shawn M
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    OK, you asked for it!:D
     

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  21. Twelvizm
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    Wicked! What's the suspension setup?
     
  22. Bodger45
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    I love 1953's. Here's mine.......
     

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  23. BenzDoctor
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    Here is mine, when I brought it home on the trailer with no trans. to this summer running and driving with different springs in the rear.
     

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  24. Shawn M
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    Fatman dropped uprights in front, air ride front and rear, 2 inch c-notch in the frame in the back. The front and rear suspension is still stock other than those mods. I've been busy under the hood this summer, so I'll post pics of that later.
     
  25. I had one, now i have a 50, i think i like 40's better. Rags
     
  26. Twelvizm
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    Here's the best view (click on video to watch the video):

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  27. padorey
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    Re: Rickster Bozio Buick

    Built in 1956-57 out side of Hartford Ct. Was firtured in Custom Illistrated (?) in 1957.
    I found the car in 1977 in a farmers yard up to the rocker panels in mud, filled with rat droppings. I bought the car and cleaned it up. freeded up the eng. A knock at the door and a man said I have to have that Buick. Looking at move to AZ. the money offered looked pritty good. He got the car drivabel, took it to Hersey Pa. And off to Sweeded. Last known pictures were in 1986. After moving to AZ. I could not get the Bozio Buick out of my mind. So I built one some what like it. Now enjoying it in north eastern Tn,
     
  28. padorey
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    Re: Rickster Bozio Buick

    Built in 1956-57 out side of Hartford Ct. Was firtured in Custom Illistrated (?) in 1957.
    I found the car in 1977 in a farmers yard up to the rocker panels in mud, filled with rat droppings. I bought the car and cleaned it up. freeded up the eng. A knock at the door and a man said I have to have that Buick. Looking at move to AZ. the money offered looked pritty good. He got the car drivabel, took it to Hersey Pa. And off to Sweeded. Last known pictures were in 1986. After moving to AZ. I could not get the Bozio Buick out of my mind. So I built one some what like it. Now enjoying it in north eastern Tn,
     

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