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    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    Which is correct?
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    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    I assume it was painted originally, but I masked mine when the Special was painted. I'm going with painted on the convertible unless I hear differently.
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    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    I don't know about '55, but it is unpainted on my '50s.

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    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    I know Mike likes it when there is no wrong answer so ...... I have seen them both ways on my and others original paint 54 cars but more unpainted than painted. The last picture shows respray over original. As with lots of other paint issues, I think the plant where the car was produced had something to do with it. Personally, I think unpainted should be the answer. And like Ben, I will qualify my answer with "this is the way they did it in 54" Of course we all know that the 1954 Buick was so BEAUTIFUL and nice that it influenced thousands the next year and created such a flood of new buyers in 55 that the plants could hardly produce the 55's fast enough. In other words, they were going down the assembly line so fast the whole car may have only caught a misting of paint period.
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    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    I have some with no paint, some paint, some primer, all paint but I have found no paint UNDER the tags so: some plants may have masked the tag or maybe the paint just did not stick to the aluminum. I like the look of unpainted and too much paint on that tag will obscure the stampings.
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    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    Lamar, I could not help but notice all those tags were rivitrd to the cowel. My '50s use phillips screws..

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    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    Progress on the body has slowed to a stop.

    The seats are ready to install.

    I hope to be complete by the Hershey meet.
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    `35 - Hudson Terraplane
    `54 - Buick Landau - Motorama concept
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    `55 - Buick series 68 - Motorama prototype
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    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    I've been meaning to ask or if you've told me already, please refresh my memory, does this car have a 54 or 55 Dynaflow. IE 55 with the kick down linkage?
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    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    It`s a `55 which is a big improvment over the `54, as you know.

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    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    Cool. So that's probably a very early 55 engine too then.
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    1954 Century 66R 2 DR HT 3 Speed - '54 Muscle aka Morning Glory
    1954 Special 41D 4 DR Deluxe Sedan-The Blue Bird
    An assortment of 14 '54,'55,'56 parts cars

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    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    Some progress
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    `35 - Hudson Terraplane
    `54 - Buick Landau - Motorama concept
    `55 - Series 61
    `55 - Buick series 68 - Motorama prototype
    `55 - Buick series 66C
    `55 - Buick series 66R
    `55 - Buick series 69
    `66 - AH 3000
    `62 Honda Dream 250
    `62 Honda Dream 305
    `71 Vespa 150 Super

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    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    That is about as Red as it gets!

    Looks soooo wet.

    Where do you find the time...I would love to learn the way of your goofoffery. Teach me o'l wise one.
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    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    My '52 Super convertible has screws as well.
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    Lamar, I could not help but notice all those tags were rivitrd to the cowel. My '50s use phillips screws..

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    Oooo, red. It's a primal response, something to do with hunting and fighting and a lady's lipstick. I had a really red car, once. It wasn't actually very good but it's the only one of my ex-cars that I frequently dream about.
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    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    Rob, I think Dr. Freud would make a mint off of you, dreaming about your ex-cars Maybe he would call it the autopel complex...
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    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    Quote Originally Posted by stealthbob View Post
    Where do you find the time...I would love to learn the way of your goofoffery. Teach me o'l wise one.
    Bob...you haven't met the man...you may want to hold off on requests like these at least until you hear what the man who towed the Landau in that fancy new Ford with the pro goof-off singing along to Buickful music.

    Looks orange to me...on my screen...but then what do I know?
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    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    Paint comparison...may not be the exact color but it is as close as we could get.

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    `35 - Hudson Terraplane
    `54 - Buick Landau - Motorama concept
    `55 - Series 61
    `55 - Buick series 68 - Motorama prototype
    `55 - Buick series 66C
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    `55 - Buick series 69
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    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    Cherokee Red has a lot of yellow in it.
    Looks great Bob.
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    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    It`s getting there
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    `54 - Buick Landau - Motorama concept
    `55 - Series 61
    `55 - Buick series 68 - Motorama prototype
    `55 - Buick series 66C
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    `66 - AH 3000
    `62 Honda Dream 250
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    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    Your looking good in that pic...I swear, you look younger every time I see a pic of you.


    ..oh yea that "one of" show car is looking great too
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    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    See what doing something one likes does??
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    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    Hey Bob, you're gonna need a double deck trailer to tow both the Landau and the 55 to shows....

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    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnD1956 View Post
    Hey Bob, you're gonna need a double deck trailer to tow both the Landau and the 55 to shows....


    ...with a new paint scheme
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    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    I have a solution to hauling the `55. The Century will go in the toy trailer, just barely.

    I`ve yet to figure out the graphics for it.

    Anyone have an idea?
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    `35 - Hudson Terraplane
    `54 - Buick Landau - Motorama concept
    `55 - Series 61
    `55 - Buick series 68 - Motorama prototype
    `55 - Buick series 66C
    `55 - Buick series 66R
    `55 - Buick series 69
    `66 - AH 3000
    `62 Honda Dream 250
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    `71 Vespa 150 Super

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    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    I think your new avatar would look just splendid on it. so what if it doesn't match what's inside.
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    1954 Roadmaster 72R 4 DR - Buttercup
    1954 Century 66R 2 DR HT 3 Speed - '54 Muscle aka Morning Glory
    1954 Special 41D 4 DR Deluxe Sedan-The Blue Bird
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