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Projects My '50 Buick special build

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by PraiseDLowrd, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. Gleid
    Joined: Oct 15, 2014
    Posts: 62

    Gleid
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    from Norway

    Sweet ride! It begs for a roof chop don't you think
     
  2. PraiseDLowrd
    Joined: Apr 11, 2014
    Posts: 161

    PraiseDLowrd
    Member
    from Texas

    It's a survivor though and I'm in no rush to cut it up. When the time comes and I just can't stand it any longer.... I'd like to chop it like the Sam barris '50.
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  3. EBW
    Joined: Oct 16, 2011
    Posts: 544

    EBW
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    Thanks for the link ! I will check them out for sure. Looking forward to seeing yours installed !
     
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  4. PraiseDLowrd
    Joined: Apr 11, 2014
    Posts: 161

    PraiseDLowrd
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    from Texas

    The visor and skirts came in yesterday. The visor is at a friends shop to get smoothed out and primed. Should be out in a week or so. Hopefully...
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    The skirts are another story. I knew they were fiberglass repops but im kinda disappointed. First of all the packaging said made in china then the skirts themselves said made in mexico, WTF???? The fiberglass was a decent fit but the clips/brackets that supposedly hold them in place are a complete joke. I'm probably gonna end up ditching them or making something from scratch to hold them in place securely.
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    You know it can't always be hard work in the shop or it ain't fun. We're sittin around drinkin beer talkin shit about putting a hood ornament on my buddy's brand new truck.
    He said "I want me, all in chrome... on the hood like this" (did this awkward pose)
    So I came up with this masterpiece haha
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    We also Refinished this 14
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    And Started on some bar stools
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  5. cycledelicjohn
    Joined: Mar 9, 2008
    Posts: 866

    cycledelicjohn
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    now i c all the poss. mods i could have done when a teen w. my dads buicks !
     
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  6. jocktherock
    Joined: Mar 16, 2013
    Posts: 168

    jocktherock
    Member
    from Sweden

    PDL,i'm telling you:it is yours car... You did a highscore on visor with brackets but please put those plasticpieceofashitskirts under a stone out in the wood,but once again:it is yours car...


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  7. PraiseDLowrd
    Joined: Apr 11, 2014
    Posts: 161

    PraiseDLowrd
    Member
    from Texas

    Haha! Don't worry Jock, I wouldn't shame the ol girl with some foreign fiberglass. I'm gonna stash em in a dark corner and keep an eye out for some OE skirts. It'll be worth the effort... Just like the visor.
     
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  8. PraiseDLowrd
    Joined: Apr 11, 2014
    Posts: 161

    PraiseDLowrd
    Member
    from Texas

    Bustin ass this week to get this thing ready for LSRU... new door glass, new weather strip/ felt strip, glass channels, and reworked the window regulators in both doors. I also tried my hand at upholstery by making two new door panels. Get ready for some pics....


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    All better
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  9. PraiseDLowrd
    Joined: Apr 11, 2014
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    PraiseDLowrd
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    from Texas

    Started on the panels by carefully peeling the fabric off the old water damaged door panels.
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    Made new panels
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    Glued some padding down
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    The old shit
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    That's a wrap
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  10. I just want to say great job so far. Your car is turning out awesome. The 1950 Buick sedanette is my dream car.
     
  11. Kustom Graphics
    Joined: Aug 17, 2010
    Posts: 17

    Kustom Graphics
    Member

    Hellyeah! Great job! Love it!
     
  12. EBW
    Joined: Oct 16, 2011
    Posts: 544

    EBW
    Member

    Awesome progress !
     
  13. PraiseDLowrd
    Joined: Apr 11, 2014
    Posts: 161

    PraiseDLowrd
    Member
    from Texas

    Thanks I appreciate the compliment. it's my dream car as well. I saw one years ago and I had to have one. hands down the best looking car out of the early 50's. No matter how you tilt your head lookin at it you can't find a bad angle.
     
  14. PraiseDLowrd
    Joined: Apr 11, 2014
    Posts: 161

    PraiseDLowrd
    Member
    from Texas

    Electric fans are in. man I love this flexbraid wire cover, it kinda cleans everything up...

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  15. PraiseDLowrd
    Joined: Apr 11, 2014
    Posts: 161

    PraiseDLowrd
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    from Texas

    We're ready. Just waiting for the visor!
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  16. Love the rebuilt door cards and glass work.
    She's certainly a beauty!
     
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  17. anythinggm
    Joined: Dec 1, 2007
    Posts: 445

    anythinggm
    Member
    from Oregon

    I want your car!! :D Just saying.. Looks great, love it.
     
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  18. LONG
    Joined: Aug 20, 2011
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    LONG
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    I want yours. or either, both, whatever.
     
  19. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    BJR
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    Looking good, sedanett's rock.
     
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  20. Brentphx
    Joined: Aug 12, 2014
    Posts: 256

    Brentphx
    Member

    Nice pics! That phrase always cracks me up. Anyone that's seen the size of these cars in person knows there's nothing "-ette" about them :)
     
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  21. Devin
    Joined: Dec 28, 2004
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    Devin
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    from Napa, CA

    She's a sexy beast!
     
  22. Really nice car.
     
  23. Kustom Graphics
    Joined: Aug 17, 2010
    Posts: 17

    Kustom Graphics
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    I love the Door Panels with the flowers!!
     
  24. PraiseDLowrd
    Joined: Apr 11, 2014
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    PraiseDLowrd
    Member
    from Texas

    The visor turned out great. Should be at the lone star roundup tomorrow. It rained the whole way here and I found out the hard way she is not waterproof. The floorboards and trunk were soaked.

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  25. What a beautiful car that 50 is. You have a great canvas to work from. I never really paid a whole lot of attention to any 50's vehicles but as I get older I appreciate the nice lines they had back then. Good luck!
     
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  26. That's bitchin'......have fun !!
     
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  27. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
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    Slopok
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    Welcome back man, missed your comments.
     
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  28. PraiseDLowrd
    Joined: Apr 11, 2014
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    PraiseDLowrd
    Member
    from Texas

    Thanks fellas. The show kicked ass! So many badass rides and I met alot of really cool people.
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    Saw one other 50 but unfortunately never met the owner
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  29. MrEarl
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    MrEarl
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    Nice PraiseD, very, very nice. Just perused your whole thread, some nice work you did. Very tasteful. Watchin!!!


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  30. PraiseDLowrd
    Joined: Apr 11, 2014
    Posts: 161

    PraiseDLowrd
    Member
    from Texas

    Thank you!


    I took a ton of car pics at the show but these were my favorite. I think all of you could appreciate these

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