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My new project 1951 Buick

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by aw1950, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. BJR
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    Nice color!
     
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  2. Peanut 1959
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    If those firewall shots are any indication, it's gonna' look stunning when it's finished!
     
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  3. Yes its a beautiful color for sure . Thanks for the positive vibes man !
     
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  4. gatz
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    Sooooo many great things about this car to look at !
    Certainly admire your top-notch work, aw

    btw, sent you a PM
     
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  5. BrerHair
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    Damn Bro! Love it
     
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  6. Love the color!
     
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  7. Kinda resembles your ford build color doesn't it . Its Mitsubishis' Classy Red Pearl 2004 I believe it to be the year . Stay tuned more to come !
     
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    Sooo this happened today , now onto running wiring so I can get err running and put cluster back in . Still out here plugging away.


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  9. Peanut 1959
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    Progress is progress. Keep at it!
     
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  10. BrerHair
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    Go Andy!
     
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  11. BJR
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    Looking good. Buicks have great looking dashboards.
     
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    A little more detail , steering wheel two toned , and the grill insert cleaned up some


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    Dash complete


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    Getting at it still , had to notch my trans crossmember for clearance. Without it my exhaust would be susceptible to road rash


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    She’s a runner now and one side of the exhaust is complete to the differential


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  17. Looking good! keep up the great work and you'll be cruising in no time.
     
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    So I am always making more work for myself , with the divider or without ? [​IMG]


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    Dropping the exhaust out the side at back of quarter panel . 30 degree flute 3” dump pipe . I might sink it into the body some more yet say another 1/2"!


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    Getting it knocked out , front end all together , brakes are mounted and plumbed , just gravity bled at the moment. Getting there !


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  21. BrerHair
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    Go Andy!
     
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  22. Cosmo49
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    KEEP the windshield divider!!!!
     
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    Not a lot of progress but it is what it is . Needed a way to keep the fingers in tact . That fan spinning without anything around it is a serious safety issue . A shroud will help with cooling as well .
     
  24. BrerHair
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    You’re killing it. So says a tired old man.
     
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    Annddd done , now moving on to throttle linkage as the off topic cable is to short to reach to the firewall . Thinking old school bell crank setup , we’ll see !!
     
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    Here’s a start , bell crank , throw rod to carb , stanchion that needed 90 degree redirect, will add more pics later . Gotta go for shot #2 . We all know what I am talking about . Get this behind us , geez!!!
     
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    Some progress for the devout followers to the end of’ say . Fitting in the TBird rear seats . Had a 7” void behind the seat backs that required the rear parcel shelf to extend . As you can see I created a floating console and a water fall armrest flowing from the rear parcel shelf . It’s a great grab point to lift yourself out of the back seat as well . It’s strong and sturdy . Will pull my 225 lbs out of there with no deflection . More progress to come , stay tuned !
     
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    Okay it’s been a while , here is what I am at now . Cutting down the window surrounds and touching up on some welding that was left undone on the door bottom when repaired a while back . First coat of etching primer applied . More to come . Slow and sure .
     
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    So, after the last comment above, of the doors in etch primer I was moving the passenger door around on the panel table , it got away from me , fell to the floor and bent the upper window frame backwards as it landed upside down on the front upper corner. I had to cut the door top off again and reset everything.
    Unplanned weeks of work as I don’t get a lot of time out here .
    Needless to say it was repaired, and I moved onto blocking the door to quarter panel and fine tuning . Was able to get the fender skirt mocked into place as well . I blocked at least a quarter of a gallon of filler off the side fine tuning with more to go .
    Was able to start the final mock up of the rear bumper with a 1950 overider assembly. I like it a lot better . They need repairs but try and find ones that don’t up here in my neck of the woods!
    That’s it for now , later !
     
  30. patsurf
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    wonderful!!-kind of like a custom merc and hudson combined love child!
     
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