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My taildraggin -57 Buick Century

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Vincent, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. Vincent
    Joined: Aug 28, 2005
    Posts: 76

    Vincent
    Member
    from Sweden

    Heres my -57 century I picked up about 2 or 3 years ago.Bit rough round the edges but some work and it turned out to be pretty nice taildraggin daily driver anyway,just got it out of the garage this summer.
    Next thing for it will be a set of Lancer hubcaps or just chromed wheel nuts and a chromed center bullet.
    Sure it could use some new chrome like bumpers and interior and some other work but I can´t afford that for now because of my other cars so it´ll just have to do for now.<O:p</O:p
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  2. Vincent
    Joined: Aug 28, 2005
    Posts: 76

    Vincent
    Member
    from Sweden

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  3. Vincent
    Joined: Aug 28, 2005
    Posts: 76

    Vincent
    Member
    from Sweden

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  4. 57 Buicks are one of the best looking cars ever, You did a great job ! nice cruiser...
     

  5. KustomCars
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
    Posts: 3,457

    KustomCars
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    from Minnesota

    Awesome job! Looks sweeet!
     
  6. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,555

    zman
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    from Garner, NC

    Very nicely done, it's good to see her looking so much better.
     
  7. Fringe
    Joined: Jul 16, 2011
    Posts: 36

    Fringe
    Member
    from Sacramento

    Very nicely thought out and executed. I really like how you cut in the paint around the front wheel well. Great job!
     
  8. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,555

    zman
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    from Garner, NC

    that's the way the factory did it for the two tones. you see a lot of bad repaints where they don't...
     
  9. wallyringo
    Joined: May 19, 2010
    Posts: 709

    wallyringo
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    real sharp, cool
     
  10. Olds Tinman
    Joined: Jan 20, 2011
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    Olds Tinman
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    from W.N.Y

  11. BLUMEANIE
    Joined: Apr 26, 2011
    Posts: 183

    BLUMEANIE
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    from St. Louis

    Bringin the white down and trimming it off with the chrome makes it. Looks killer. :cool:
     
  12. Doctor Detroit
    Joined: Aug 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,015

    Doctor Detroit
    Member

    I like it... the new paint looks great. What's next? The rear bumper looks like you cleaned it up or painted it flat silver in the after pictures. What did you do?
     
  13. Keith English
    Joined: Apr 20, 2006
    Posts: 400

    Keith English
    Member

    awome car bud looks killer.
     
  14. Vincent
    Joined: Aug 28, 2005
    Posts: 76

    Vincent
    Member
    from Sweden

    Thanks,glad to hear people like it :D

    Got lots of plans for it but nothing that will be done for a while.I wanna bring it down even more in the back,put on some lancer caps,do a all white tuck´n´roll interior,repaint it,build a custom grill, and get new bumpers for it and some other stuff.

    The rear bumper was in so bad shape so I had to build up the corner pieces with the exhaust outlets from basically nothing,it was made out of ducktape when I started with them as seen on the before picture.
    Other than that I just welded the mounting brackets on the backside so I got rid of the bolts and welded the holes from them and then painted it silver but it´s not flat silver,couldn´t afford rechroming them and it´s in to bad shape for that anyway.
    There is also two square reflexes on the after pitures,they are gone now,they´re only there for the 2-year annual swedish car inspection.

    I appologize for my bad english,i´m from sweden you see.
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2012

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