Register now to get rid of these ads!

History The Big Buick

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. J.Ukrop
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
    Posts: 886

    J.Ukrop
    SUPER MODERATOR
    Staff Member

    J.Ukrop submitted a new blog post:

    The Big Buick

    [​IMG]

    Continue reading the Original Blog Post
     
    catdad49, kidcampbell71 and LAROKE like this.
  2. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 4,101

    Ebbsspeed
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    One of the two years of the best looking Buicks! I prefer the '37 because of the more numerous grille bars. Here's a link dedicated to those two years: http://1937and1938buicks.com/
     
    tb33anda3rd and belair like this.
  3. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 8,904

    Hnstray
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Quincy, IL

    437A9C06-5966-4166-8E47-1157F111D582.jpeg

    My pride and joy.....;)

    I most love the Buick’s from the mid/late ‘30s thru ‘41, but am a Buick fan in general. I have had several.......a few ‘41 Sedanets, a ‘40 Super Coupe and a ‘49 Roadmaster. Currently the ‘38 pictured above and a ‘41 Special Sport Coupe (not a Sedanet....uses the GM A body like Chevy.)

    Ray
     
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2018
    Register now to get rid of these ads!

  4. dirty old man
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 7,156

    dirty old man
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Ok, I'm 80 years old and started school in 1944. Things were different then for kids from now, and I walked to school every day, rain or shine, slightly over a mile, and somewhat shorter if I took a shortcut thru a big field, walking a footlog over a creek along the way.
    My home, the same one I live in today BTW, is 1 ridge to the West of the school and somewhat higher in elevation.
    The school had a coal fired boiler for steam heat, and the janitor had the responsibility of getting there early and firing up the furnace to heat the boiler and thereby heat the school.
    He drove a big, black, shiny, beautiful Buick limousine that had the dual spare tires set into the rear side of the front fenders on each side. Being a young kid then, and it being 74 years ago, I'm unsure if it was a '37 or '38, but even then I was enough of a gearhead to now be certain it was one or the other.
    I could see that big Buick for the whole time I walked down thru that field till I got too low in elevation, and then again as I got to the school yard. Always admired it, and to this day have always had the desire to build one similar with modern running gear, engine, suspension and brakes.
     
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2018
  5. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 12,967

    tb33anda3rd
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    mmmmmmmm Buick. would take that over any ford of the same era......
     
    gggholson and kidcampbell71 like this.
  6. Ebbspeed
    Joined: May 7, 2007
    Posts: 55

    Ebbspeed
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    How about a picture of your Big Ol' 37?
     
  7. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 4,101

    Ebbsspeed
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    For those of you that think Ebbspeed and Ebbsspeed are one and the same, they are not. Ebb's Speed Shop was born by Ed, Bob and Brian, hence the Ebb.
    I am Bob, and Ebbspeed is Brian. Ed has newer muscle, and isn't on the HAMB.

    You asked for it Mr. Miller. Here 'tis..... 20171027_102638.jpg 20171027_102656.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2018
  8. Rocky
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,388

    Rocky
    Classified Editor

    37-38 Buicks are triple cool, especially the Centurys. When I was in 6th grade I'd walk to the high school to catch my bus home every school day. Even in our little town there were 2 guys with 38 Buick sedans...I believe they were Roadmashers. One was a dark Maroon with wide whites and on the lower front fenders, behind the tires it said "Untouchable" in old english lettering. The other one was a dark navy blue, also with wide whites and in the same spot it had lettered "Elliot Ness"....also had a little caricature of a short gangster with a gray overcoat, his hat pulled down and a tommy guy in his hands with a wisp of smoke coming out of the barrel right next to the name. Both had dual sidemounts and sat low with about 8 kids piled into each one.......they cruised together around the high school. I never forgot those buicks.
     
    catdad49 and dirty old man like this.
  9. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 1,806

    catdad49
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Uncle Joe had a black '39 mordoor sedan. Man, What a Car!
     
    gggholson likes this.
  10. Ebbspeed
    Joined: May 7, 2007
    Posts: 55

    Ebbspeed
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I have thought about changing my handle because of the Ebbsspeed Ebbspeed thing is so close. I do know one thing, I think that Buick needs to be taken on a fast ride to blow the dust off.
     
    Hnstray likes this.
  11. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 8,904

    Hnstray
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Quincy, IL

    :confused: thank you for clarifying that...........:)
     
  12. dirty old man
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 7,156

    dirty old man
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I also was thoroughly confused by that.
     
  13. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 4,101

    Ebbsspeed
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Leave it be Brian. There's a lot more confusing stuff posted on this board than a couple ID's that vary by one simple "s".

    For instance, when anything electrical is being discussed, or when someone says that an engine overheats because the coolant is moving too fast through the system.
     
    czuch likes this.
  14. Ebbspeed
    Joined: May 7, 2007
    Posts: 55

    Ebbspeed
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Ebbspeed it is.
     
  15. RainierHooker
    Joined: Dec 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,953

    RainierHooker
    Member
    from Tacoma, WA

    Sure do miss my big ol' Buick...

    smDSC_4797.jpg

    20 feet of two-seater sure does make a statement, dwarfs most other '30s hot rod fodder...

    smIMG_0133.jpg
     
    302GMC, 40two, J.Ukrop and 2 others like this.
  16. bhemi
    Joined: Sep 1, 2010
    Posts: 14

    bhemi
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Vancouver

    This is exactly what I am going to do with my '37 businessman coupe. My nailhead is going to be a 401 and I am going 5 or 6 speed manual with an open drive line and a 9 inch. I love body lines so few if any mods. I like the stock interior so maybe upgrade the materials add A/C and I am good. 1937driversside.jpg
     
    quick85 likes this.
  17. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 872

    quick85
    Member

    These was taken in 1974:

    Stillwell 75 - 11.JPG

    Stillwell 75 - 2.JPG
     
    Hnstray and 302GMC like this.
  18. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
    Posts: 3,768

    atch
    Member

    I sold my '39 Buick to someone who wanted it more than I did. Big mistake and I've regretted it ever since.
     
  19. The Shift Wizard
    Joined: Jan 10, 2017
    Posts: 779

    The Shift Wizard
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    A couple of acres of hood, out to the horizon from the driver's perspective. :cool:
    It's like a wedding cake in a pack of birthday cakes. :cool: :cool:
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2013 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.