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Projects My 1950 Buick Sedanette rebuild officially kicks off!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 1950_Buick, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. 1950_Buick
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    Letter to previous owner regarding the movie and the check stub for commission payment to use the car in the movie "Inventing the Abbotts"

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  2. 1950_Buick
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    Pics of the Buick on the movie set of "Inventing the Abbotts" (1996)

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  3. 1950_Buick
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    I purchased the Buick in May 2013 off of the daughter of the 2nd owner who bought it in 1950/51 from the original owner (NC I believe) and brought it to California - the car has been in CA since then. Here's the pics loading the car for the trip from just north of San Fran (Marin County) to the OC.

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  4. 1950_Buick
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    another interesting fact... on the pic below, you see the bridge in the background? That's the trestle on which Clint Eastwood was standing in Dirty Harry when the guy was driving the school bus.

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  5. DoubleJ52
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    A great story behind the car and a great start to your build. The trestle in the background is way cool too. You can't go wrong with the LS engine either!
     
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  6. 1950_Buick
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    Thanks... found a pic of Clint jumping from the Bridge!

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  7. ausbuick
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    Kooll


    Check out my 49 Buick sedanette build
     
  8. 1950_Buick
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    The deconstruction begins...

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  9. Blase
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    I'll be watching this one! I for one like the LS platform. Glad too see it hasn't gotten this thread deleted. If you don't get hammered too hard for it I might do a build thread on my car.
     
  10. GirchyGirchy
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    I don't know why this would be deleted...there's tons of threads on here with modern engines.
     
  11. Those cars are one of a kind (and hard to find), hopefully you keep the outside looking stock. I wish I still had mine as I would buy your old drivetrain.
     
  12. 1950_Buick
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    Thanks for the comments.

    Yes I love the look/style of the '50 and want to keep that in tact. Basically the goal is to update/modernize the internals, but more than that really, going the high performance route. I will also bag and lower it as I think the lowered look on this car is killer.

    I'm doing a frame off restoration. However I don't have unlimited funds so my bank account will need to recover. After boxing the frame, doing the driveline/suspension - I'll put it back together. Then when the funds save up again, I'll rechrome, repaint and reupholster - keeping the same look (no chop)

    So as to not offend anyone, or worse get the thread deleted, I decided to only post pics going forward regarding the restoration work and not all the high performance components.

    If you are interested in more detail, you can see that on a Facebook page I've setup at https://www.facebook.com/1950BuickSedanette?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

    Thanks again for the vote of confidence - it's appreciated!
     
  13. 1950_Buick
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    I've got a guy coming on Monday to buy it - I think he's getting a great deal with everything I'm throwing in and seems like it's going to a worthwhile project - a 49.
     
  14. 1950_Buick
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    driveline out and sold to a couple of great guys who will be putting this into their 49 sedanette...

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  15. 1950_Buick
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    Frame off!

    Frame is solid, no rust just a little dirty.

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  16. LONG
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    kool, also following on FB.
     
  17. 1950_Buick
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  18. 1950_Buick
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    24 oz of wd40 later...
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  19. 1950_Buick
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    Ford 9" sand blasted, before and after...
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  20. 1950_Buick
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    Testing the travel on the Bags with the angle of the driveshaft (Slam Specialities Bags SSF6, 8" bags)

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    Pic from the back with the 4 link in place

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  22. 1950_Buick
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    A pic from the front...

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  23. Nostrebor
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    "Add $100 for Imron"

    Oh glorious 1982... how I miss your paint prices!
     
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  24. Blase
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    Turbo!! Turbo LS.....now I'm REALLY watching!!
     
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  25. 1950_Buick
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    Thanks! It will be a twin turbo when finished.
     
  26. 1950_Buick
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    Here's some pics of the engine and trans.

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  27. 1950_Buick
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    The trans is a Stage 5 - 4L80E transmission with trans brake from Jakes Performance.

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  28. 1950_Buick
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    Here's a a pic of the billet street/strip converter from Jake's Performance complete with Texas flag color customization!

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  29. 1950_Buick
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    Had to rework the plates for the bags... wasn't happy as I noticed some flex, out with the old in with the new.

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  30. InDaShop
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    AWESOME BUILD! Keep it up. And ZERO complaints about the motor update from me. You wanna drive it, in todays traffic thats near mandatory.
     

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