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Projects My 49 Buick sedanette build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ausbuick, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. ausbuick
    Joined: Jan 31, 2011
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    Here is the start of my build of my 49 sedanette.
    The plan......
    full re-build
    frame off
    no chop
    air bags
    shaved
    stock straight 8
    satin paint
    new trim
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  2. Just Gadget
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    Looks like a great car to start with ... keep us posted!
     
  3. ausbuick
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    thanks mate,
    so far i have found a few bad repairs but hey its all part of it hey
    cheers darren
     
  4. Just Gadget
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    yes it is ... but looks to be very solid.
     
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  5. Orn
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    Your plan sounds good. I will follow this one.
     
  6. LAROKE
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    1st ride I remember (family car when I was pre-school) was a '49 Buick Super (three portholes) just like that one. I look forward to your build :cool:
     
  7. ausbuick
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    You may have to stay tuned in for a while, 6 months and it's only a shell.
    Cheers guys
     
  8. Thorkle Rod
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    Man that is cool. I always wanted to do one these. My dad had one in the early 50's it was one of my favorite car that he owned and they are getting really hard to find.
     
  9. morac41
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    Hi Darren ... Great to see you are makeing a move..this will be one mother when its finished..looks really solid...you would have a heart attack is you saw the amount of fabrication I have had to do on my 49 Caddy ....will be following this build.......Doug
     
  10. Thanks for the comments on mine ausbuick . I will stay posted on your build , watching for updates . AW1950
     
  11. ausbuick
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    hi doug,
    thanks mate, whats the update with yours?
    cheers darren
     
  12. morac41
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    Hi Darren...The Caddy was originally a 49 fleetwood... was on its way to the crushers...Probally the only one in Australia..maybe a embassy car as it is RHD.......Chopped the top 4 1/2" at the front and 5 1/2" at the back to get stance flow...Have been plodding along on getting the left door finished...had to stretch it to make a two door..and shift pillar back...it all ties in with replacing the sill (rocker panel) and all the related sheet metal fabrication from the dog leg to the hinge pillar which had to be rebuilt as it was all missing or cheese with rust...I'll post some more pics in my album in the next few days........Doug
     

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  13. ausbuick
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    gday doug, she is lookin pretty sweet.
    cheers darren
     
  14. 40StudeDude
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    So what's with all the marks on the top of the Buick if you are not going to chop it...former owner...?
    I'll be watching this one as I have a '48 Caddy sedanet in my shed awaiting...

    And Morac41, I'm interested in yours as well...is it going to be a hardtop or a post car when your done...???

    I just finished up on my '55 Caddy Coop Deville...drove it this summer to a lot of events...if you've got a few hours to kill and look at pix, you can see the complete 5 year build here:
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=329070&highlight=the+best+55+caddy+build

    R-
     
  15. morac41
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    Hi.. 40 Studedude...Have moved the post back...big job to make it a hardtop...I like the post look on a chop top....check out my album for some of the build so far....Doug
     
  16. Fat47
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    I will also follow this build. Have had a 49 Sedanette since the mid 90's. Work on it when other projects are on hold. All the body work is done, M-II installed, caprice rear grafted to original trailing arms. 455 Buick big block. Will try to send you some pictures. I may have some extra parts. Dash, some external SS trim, front fender, etc. If I can help let me know
     
  17. ausbuick
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  18. ausbuick
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    here is the right hand rear quarter, as you can see a pretty ugly repair form the previous owner, not to sure what he was thinking welding a patch over the panel bolt holes. i am going to cut this out and start again.
    cheers darren
     
  19. morac41
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    Hi Darren ... Are you still going to get the paint stripped off....Doug
     
  20. nikkke
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    Good luck! This is an awsome car!!! :D
     
  21. ausbuick
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    Doug,
    Yeah mate where goin to use poly beads for the body. Just been held up by the dude
    Cheers darren
     
  22. ausbuick
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    Cheers mate
     
  23. Buicks have the best smiles!
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  24. resqd37Zep
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    Whats up Darren,

    Now thats what I'm talking about! I'll be keeping a close eye on this one. I'm sure it's going to be a head turner when she hits the road. I'll get the vent windows off to you this week. Keep us posted on the progress.

    James
     
  25. desotot
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    these look so nice chopped, more pics please.
     
  26. morac41
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    Hi Darren If you want to chop you car dont worry about the wind screens I have all that in order when you do it.....Doug
     
  27. ausbuick
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    Thanks Doug,
    But nah sticking to the stock roof height, are you a glass man?
    Cheers darren
     
  28. Looking forward to seeing this one not many Sedanettes left. Rags
     
  29. 50Fraud
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    These are such pretty cars, I'm glad you're keeping it close to stock. If it was mine it'd have shiny paint, though.
     
  30. morac41
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    Hi Darren..I'm not a glass man ..but the 70s VW Kombie wagon is the glass to use and just get it cut to suit the hole..there are several people around Melbourne that can cut the curved screen glass..If you need glass for your car the Kombie screen has plenty in it for your stock screens as well....Doug
     

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