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Traded for this today..53 buick 2 door hardtop

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ratrodder34, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. ratrodder34
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 2,219

    ratrodder34
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    from Irvine,ky.

    Going to paint the wheels orange with some spider caps and thats it...has a 350 with a 400 automatic trans. Channeled 7 inches on a delta 88 frame. all glass is good and windows roll up and down easily...power steering and brakes,aluminum radiator,painless wiring and all the lights turn signals brake lights work.Has 1969 caddy tailights flipped upside down....runs and drive SWEET.

    Traded a 50 chevrolet pickup with a 350 on an s-10 frame....
     

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  2. Looks like a good deal!
     
  3. Hdonlybob
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
    Posts: 3,899

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    Cool ride....and that is no fake patina either..
    Good find. I like it..
    Cheers...............
     

  4. 45_70Sharps
    Joined: May 19, 2010
    Posts: 331

    45_70Sharps
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    Awesome!
    I've been wanting one of those myself.
    Not sure about some of the custom work that was done, but it might be able to grow on a guy.
    Either way, cool car.
    Now get a Buick engine in it!
    425 would be my first choice, 350 or 455 would be a fine choice also.
     
  5. BICKFORD
    Joined: Nov 18, 2003
    Posts: 906

    BICKFORD
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    from CA

    looks good. i would fix the rear wheel opening and take off all the bullet flare pieces. thats me. on the left coast a lot of use like custom with a lot less flare. less is more as they say. im not digging the tail lights. that just me. to big of a year gap. at least if you change it will be an easy fix. other then my nit picking. drive it and have fun.
     
  6. NumbNutz
    Joined: Mar 11, 2009
    Posts: 319

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    I like it but I'm a bit partial on this style Buick, since I have one. Good trade,lots of potential.
     
  7. Midwest Rodder
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,768

    Midwest Rodder
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    One of the best Buicks! I wish I never got rid of mine.:(
     
  8. ratrodder34
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 2,219

    ratrodder34
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    from Irvine,ky.

    The bullet stuff is for sure leaving and I will also have to get used to the rear fins.....it is different with lots of possibilties...
     
  9. nice trade!!! ya just gota love old buicks
     
  10. scotsmerc64
    Joined: Mar 28, 2007
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    hey if your gettin rid of the bullets on the grill, what do you want for them?????? Been lookin for those for ages!
     
  11. Strange Agent
    Joined: Sep 29, 2008
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    Strange Agent
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    from Ponder, TX

    I think you traded up.
     
  12. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    I chased one of those for years and was a day late and a dollar short when the owner finally sold it. Nice trade and that should be a great cruiser.
     
  13. ratrodder34
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    ratrodder34
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    from Irvine,ky.

    Might hang onto them in case I use them on the back wheels with some chrome lugnuts...still messing around with different types of hubcaps and pondering on what color to paint the wheels.....any photoshoppers on here wanna doctor the ole car up!!!

     
  14. aussie56
    Joined: Apr 10, 2006
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    aussie56
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    from Australia

    That's a cool looking dash.....
     
  15. truckncoupe
    Joined: Apr 4, 2009
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    truckncoupe
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    You did good....great trade for a cool looking sled for sure!
     
  16. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    I clearly remember my Dad driving out of the Norwalk, Ct. Buick dealership in a twin to that car, still have the bill of sale, I was 2 years old, it's my earliest automobile memory.
     
  17. leadhead51
    Joined: Mar 25, 2011
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    leadhead51
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    from ontario

    nice,not digging the tail lights but hey everyone has their opinion.goin to be a sweet ride i would think about heavy metal flake on the roof and wheels same colour
     
  18. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
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    low budget
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    from Central Ky

    Pretty cool ole ride,I have seen it around,and saw it at last months somernites cruise in somerset.
    If it were mine,I would consider some skirts, original factory wheel openings in the front fenders and paint..................oh,and did I mention skirts(even if you hafta make them);)
     
  19. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
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    KoolKat-57
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    from Dublin, OH

    Well, there you go!
    Good Trade.
     
  20. NumbNutz
    Joined: Mar 11, 2009
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  21. low budget
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    low budget
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    from Central Ky

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  22. ratrodder34
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    ratrodder34
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    from Irvine,ky.

  23. padorey
    Joined: Jan 20, 2007
    Posts: 282

    padorey
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    Nice trade. Any Buick is Special or Super. Any Kustom Buick is Special, Super and in a nitch all its own. My Buick will no longer be seen around the South West. WE will be moving to North East Tenn. in a few days. Long story. Look forward to meet newing Buick and Kustom people.
     

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  24. padorey
    Joined: Jan 20, 2007
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    More defined, we will be in Church Hill Tn. Just out side of Kingsport, tri city area. Hope to make the K Mart Friday night on the 23 rd. in Kingsport and then Elibethton on Sat. 24. th, if things go wright.
     
  25. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
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    low budget
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    from Central Ky

    I here ya,but some fender well adjustments and a little paint would do wonders,without breaking the bank on it:cool:
     
  26. robertsregal
    Joined: Oct 2, 2008
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    Sweet Ride!! not sure I would keep those taillights & Buick should have a nailhead for my taste but the car was a good trade!!
     
  27. Love those old Buicks!
     
  28. ratrodder34
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 2,219

    ratrodder34
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    from Irvine,ky.

    You're getting in my neck of the woods now!!!Hopefully I can get to see that car sometime....might slobber on the hood.


     
  29. pro1street
    Joined: Aug 10, 2008
    Posts: 351

    pro1street
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    Sweet looking Buick I currently live in Rogersville,TN will be relocating to neighboring Surgoinsville later this Summer,Surgoinsville has a small cruise-in on the first Fridays of the month and Rogersville has one on the second Friday ,hopefully will get a chance to see your 53 soon.
     

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