The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Nick32vic, Feb 6, 2009.
nice looking project there , what color is it going to be ?
Looks great! I am also happy to see saftey glasses on the kid
nice build nick!~!!!
Beautiful Buick. One of my favorite 50's cars. Can't wait to see it when it's all done!
Cool car! Looking great so far. Keep goin'!
nice ride nick
So what's the latest, Nick/Nick? Gotta be some color on that thing by now Roundup's , what, next week?
I guess its time for an update.
haha, yeah right. Once again, life gets in the way and we haven't done much lately. Obviously we didn't make it to the round up. My dad has been working on the car ALOT lately.
We had a little change of plans though. Since cruisin season is basically here we decided to just rebuild the stock suspension and save the rivi sub-frame for this winter. We are still gonna use the 65 rivi rear end though.
My dad scrounged up new front suspension parts on the internets and took it all apart and painted everything. Its pretty much ready to go back together.
He also cleaned all of the grease and dirt out of the engine compartment. On top of all that he finished smoothing out the fenders and quarters. I think this car is gonna be pretty damn straight.
I got the engine all stripped down and cleaned up. Its almost ready to be painted. I guess we better figure out some colors to put on it. Any suggestions? We definately wanna do some combo of flake/lace/candy/panel paint on the roof.
My girlfriend also stripped for us. It was nice having her help.
back to the top so you can see my hot girlfriend. haha
Looking good so far
Any NEW Progress? You guys were cruisin on this thing before!
Progress has been SUPER slow. I haven't worked on it in I dont know how long, my dad has worked on it quite a bit in the last week.
He got the trunk and the area around it all smoothed out and primed. We are gonna set it down and strip, smooth, and prime the roof and then start working on the chassis. We changed our minds again and now we are gonna go with the sub-frame and air ride.
Wow, I cant beleive its been so long since weve worked on it. My dad got the roof primed and ready for paint and the car is on the ground waiting for the sub frame. He also cut the rotten stuff out of the floor. Hopefully after we get our new garage door in and get the place straightened up a bit we will start workin on the Buick alot more.
Love those 50's Buicks. Looking good so far!
Maybe you'll have it done by next year's round-up;-)...or not!
I think im gonna work on it Friday night John. Got any plans? You should come on up and hang out!
Dont stop now and leave us hanging...WE NEED PICTURES!
More pics of the car and girlfriend stripping!!!
Check the post between the rear glass and the side window. It has rust in all the other comon spots Ill bet you have some there also. Love the car!
She is hot, no doubt.
hay NICK...what a wonderful find, but i must say it's worst than looks. but you gents have it under control! YES! you will be very happy with the outcome. and believe me, she will ride better than any car you've ever been in...POP.
Thanks for the comments everyone.
nads, I was just telling her about your Charmin Ultra Plush FB status today. haha
Judd, thanks for the tip, we stripped the entire roof including that post and there wasnt any rust there.
I hope it gets a motor bad as the rest of the car.
Sadly enough It probably wont. Im saving all my good parts for 2 future hot rod projects.
Oh and both those motors look great! They yours? Ive been envious of that 32 since i first seen it in all the magazines. So much chrome! I love chrome!!!
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