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Odd ball hotrod

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ghost28, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Ghost28
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,162


    Well after going through double knee surgery and on the mends I decided to sell off my delivery project to pay some dr bills, and have enough cash left over to fund another starter project. Here is what I found and bought today locally in Colorado. It wil take a little work and time, but with my new knees GAME ON. It's a 1926 buick roadster. I am thinking full fendered if possible. I still have a 62 buick 4 barrel 401 nailhead from a past sold project. This one is gonna be fun. Have a look.

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  2. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,152


    Nice to see a non-Ferd roadster build. And a Nailhead powered one at that!
  3. millersgarage
    Joined: Jun 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,026


    I like that cowl, should be a cool ride.
  4. Ole don
    Joined: Dec 16, 2005
    Posts: 2,915

    Ole don

    Some assembly required, but that roadster with fenders, a full hood, and a 401 would be the coolest car ever. Heal fast - - - - -

  5. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,688

    from vail az

    Very nice. That grille is bitchen.
    Heal up quick.
  6. black 62
    Joined: Jul 12, 2012
    Posts: 1,895

    black 62
    from arkansas

    ambitious project should make a really neat ride---good luck
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  7. Ghost28
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,162


    That's what I was thinking.

    I will try to do it proud

    When I looked at it those visions kept popping up. I hope to have the fastest recovery on record.
  8. Indychus
    Joined: Jun 9, 2010
    Posts: 134

    from Irmo, SC

    That visor is killer! The anti-ford.
  9. Black Primer
    Joined: Oct 1, 2007
    Posts: 966

    Black Primer

    Definately has some cool lines to it. Good luck on your new project!
  10. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,515

    from Michigan

    Yeah, do it!.... Git'er done!!....:cool:
  11. pumpman
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,667


    WOW, that will really be a great hot rod!
  12. FiddyFour
    Joined: Dec 31, 2004
    Posts: 9,008


    definitely put a nailhead mill in that car :cool:
  13. VoodooTwin
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 3,455

    from Noo Yawk

    Different = cool. Love all the curvy details in the Buick.
  14. Very nice looking car,look forward to the build. JW
  15. Ghost28
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,162


    politics, but I like it:) The windshield is split top to bottom which I am gonna try to keep in the build. I know the visor has to stay. Gives it a
    wicked look

  16. Cool car but if I had a nailhead for in it it would be sans the hood and fenderless and low, but you gotta please you, have fun.
  17. Ghost28
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,162



    Thanks me too

    Might happen. It's still early in the build, you never know how it will flow.
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  18. FiddyFour
    Joined: Dec 31, 2004
    Posts: 9,008


    never hide a nailhead bro... lol
  19. eddie1
    Joined: Jul 27, 2006
    Posts: 558


    I love the shape of the cowl. I too would lean toward no hood or fenders and like you say, still early & things may change.
  20. Ghost28
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,162


    I was just looking over all the parts. It has the original 1/4 eliptical springs and all the hardware for the rear suspension, all the door and trunk hardware including hinges for both and most of the top hardware if I use it. I might try for a soft top style? all the original guages, steering collumn and steering wheel spokes I will probably use it.So far so good.
  21. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,965

    from Dublin, OH

    Is that an AMT or Revell kit?
  22. Morgan91
    Joined: Sep 12, 2010
    Posts: 560

    from Australia

    Awesome start! Subscribed!
  23. Nice buick good luck with it ought to go quick with the new knees
  24. GREASER815
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
    Posts: 973


    Looks like a ton of work, but will make a killer rod and something you dont see everyday, can't wait to see this one.
  25. Now this is refreshing! Traditional but still unique.
    I like it - keep us posted!
  26. Oh, yeah, a nicely-built Nailhead would be a GREAT choice!

    I can see fully-fendered build with the hood top, but without sides to give folks a glimpse of of that 401 :)
  27. PKap
    Joined: Jan 5, 2011
    Posts: 593

    from Alberta

    I really like the look of the cowl. Is it a bit bigger than a Ford? I think the coolness of this car will be in how well you rod this car and keep it true to what it is. It's a shame to see cars like this getting a Ford deuce grill shell and Milner coupe proportions. I can see it with a dropped axle stretched forward a little, Buick headlights and a hood top only still showing the nailhead. Maybe 3 2s and frog mouth scoops through the hood. Full fenders and a couple inches out of the windshield height, and if you are keeping the visor, a drop top. For color my vote would be mile deep black. I am looking forward to seeing what you do with it. Good luck, Paul

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  28. Ghost28
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,162


    It will take a little bit of glue to say the least.

    My legs and I haven't felt this good in a long time.

    True, but I am not a stranger to the early GM builds. I will take a lot of pictures.

    Thanks... Will do, I can't wait to get started on the mockup.

    It need it to keep the buick theme going.

    Thanks Paul. I see you have thought it through also. To bad the headlight are long gone they would be perfect as a finishing touch. Maybe I can locate a set during the build. I will take my time on this one for sure.
  29. belyea_david
    Joined: Sep 21, 2010
    Posts: 134

    from Regina, SK

    Can I suggest a three springer?

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