Register now to get rid of these ads!

Projects Scored a '49 Buick Sedanette

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rockable, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. ausbuick
    Joined: Jan 31, 2011
    Posts: 676

    ausbuick
    Member

    Nice find mate, gotta love those sedanette's!!!!
    It looks like a pretty bloody good starting point.
    Cheers Darren


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  2. I want one !!!

    [​IMG]

    And without spending a bunch of money, fix your bare spots and blend the areas in with matching paint instead of just priming the entire car.
    That's how I'd do it.
     
  3. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,798

    BrerHair
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Fantastic score! Happy for you, love the 49-52 Buicks!
     
  4. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 3,856

    rockable
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I have a set of wide whites and Smoothies with trim rings and caps to go on it. Unfortunately, some health issues with my wife have delayed me getting the rims painted and tires mounted. Not to worry, I will get them done soon.

    Thanks for the compliments, guys.
     
  5. my47buicksuper
    Joined: May 23, 2013
    Posts: 294

    my47buicksuper
    Member
    from sunny fl.

    I say don't worry about it and send it down to fl I'll take care of it
     
  6. once you get the title figured out please rethink the black primer and red wheels ,there is even a traditional honda civic in town with red wheels and black primer just like in the 50's ?. I feel that the paint is better left on and re prime or even krylon the bare areas to protect . it has been my experience over the years that many primers offer very little water barrier. good luck ,cool car
     
  7. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
    Posts: 129

    Jbuhl1954
    Member

    Nice man!! Good score!!! Great looking car!!


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  8. EBW
    Joined: Oct 16, 2011
    Posts: 544

    EBW
    Member

    As a fellow 49 Sedanette owner, I also agree with others on leaving the paint on and just work with what you have. They are Timeless classics !!

    Once you install the WWW tires, the Sedanette will stand out even more !
    Look forward to the progress.
     
  9. Wilf13
    Joined: Aug 30, 2010
    Posts: 93

    Wilf13
    Member
    1. Dutch Hambers

    I'd say the same. That's my plan too. When it finally arrives, that is... It has been sitting in the harbour for over two weeks now... Ship already!
     
  10. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 3,856

    rockable
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    AAARRRGGGHHH! I have worked on this car and worked most of the bugs out of it. I got a new exhaust put on it and bought new smoothies and wide whites. Last weekend, painted the wheels and got the tires mounted up this week. This afternoon, I went to put them on the car and guess what. I have two different lug patterns! Only one pair fits.

    You never know what you have when you buy a hot rod someone else built. Damn.
     
  11. ausbuick
    Joined: Jan 31, 2011
    Posts: 676

    ausbuick
    Member


    What a bugger mate!!


    Check out my 49 Buick sedanette build
     
  12. BuiltFerComfort
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,620

    BuiltFerComfort
    Member

    That's why they make dual-pattern wheels, no?

    Are the wires that came off it dual-pattern?
     
  13. Get with rottenLeonard here. He has a great line of redrill jigs, 100.00 & 1 hour and you'll be rolling. Prolly cheaper and easier than new pair of wheels, paint and remount.
     
  14. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 3,856

    rockable
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    These are dual pattern, 5 on 5 and 5 on 5.5. I need 5 on 4.75 for the rear. This also means that I can't get one spare that fits both front and rear. I guess I'd better keep my AAA dues paid up. :)

    The wheels are only 64 bucks apiece, so it's not worth re drilling two of them. It's just a temporary, but frustrating, setback. The darned unilug wire wheels are ugly and impossible to get to ride smoothly. Getting rid of them is non negotiable.

    Damn.
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2014
  15. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 3,856

    rockable
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Wait. Is this for re drilling the axles? That's the hot lick! Thanks!
     
  16. robertsregal
    Joined: Oct 2, 2008
    Posts: 743

    robertsregal
    Member

    She's a Beauty!!!! Great lookin Buick!
     
  17. el_bole
    Joined: May 12, 2011
    Posts: 125

    el_bole
    Member

    That is one sweet score!!!
     
  18. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 3,856

    rockable
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I borrowed the rears off my Plymouth until I can redrill the axles next weekend. I'm digging the way it rides and looks. The wire wheels were either out of balance or out not true with the unilug slugs. Anyway, I like where it is now.

    I'm about to get it where I can drive it without worrying about a breakdown. Lots of little things that are not readily apparent have been done. A new exhaust, wheels and tires were the biggest things.
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Apr 12, 2014
  19. Zerk
    Joined: May 26, 2005
    Posts: 1,418

    Zerk
    Member

    That looks a ton better than the wires. The Buick would make a really impressive-looking daily driver, wouldn't it?
     
  20. EBW
    Joined: Oct 16, 2011
    Posts: 544

    EBW
    Member

    Looks 100% better with those new shoes !! Sexy Sedanette
     
  21. oldwood
    Joined: Mar 13, 2010
    Posts: 1,023

    oldwood
    Member
    from arkansas

    Nice!!! I had a '50 sedanette that I had to sell.
     
  22. JD Miller
    Joined: Nov 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,908

    JD Miller
    Member
    from Wildomar

    I take it you are joking
     
  23. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 3,856

    rockable
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I'm just going to drive it as is for now. :)
     
  24. kbgreen
    Joined: Jan 12, 2014
    Posts: 341

    kbgreen
    Member

    Wow, the new wheels and tires look great. I'd like to suggest a rust converter on the bare areas, primer and the best match of black paint that you can find until you are ready for a full resto. Do you part the car under cover? on dirt? garaged?
     
  25. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 3,856

    rockable
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    That's the plan. There is no rust. The lead seam is off gassing and it just let the paint peel off along the seam. I keep it in a garage, so no worries.

    Got some gauges I trust and a tach installed today. The speedo doesn't work, so I needed some indicator of speed. Also sealed up a bunch of "heat holes" that were letting engine bay heat into the passenger compartment. The punch list is getting shorter.
     
  26. 1great40
    Joined: Jan 1, 2008
    Posts: 474

    1great40
    Member
    from Walpole MA

    What a great looking car! I'm partial to the paint as-is until you restore it. The red wheels are the ticket!
     
  27. LOW LID DUDE
    Joined: Aug 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,222

    LOW LID DUDE
    Member
    from Colorado

    Very nice,wish it were mine.I would lower it,remove visor and for sure WIDE whites with smoothy wheels. I like it just the way it is also. Art deco is so cool.
     
  28. oldwood
    Joined: Mar 13, 2010
    Posts: 1,023

    oldwood
    Member
    from arkansas

    How about a pic of the hood up and engine. There is nothing like a straight 8.
     
  29. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 3,856

    rockable
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    No straight 8. 455 Buick with TH400 and GM 10 bolt rear.
     
  30. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,688

    czuch
    Member
    from vail az

    I had a '49 Super. They are truly a work of art.
    The horn button,first thing to get stolen, is fantastic.
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.