Page 3 of 6 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 75 of 135

Thread: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

  1. #51
    BOB progoofoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    Location
    Winston Salem, NC
    Posts
    1,105
    Images
    16
    Last edited by progoofoff; August 8th, 2011 at 08:47.
    `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

    AACA - 5097
    BCA - 35775

  2. #52
    Satisfied Driver JohnD1956's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Schenectady, NY
    Posts
    4,244
    Images
    976

    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    Quote Originally Posted by progoofoff View Post
    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?
    Just the sweep spear and 4 portholes...

    John C. De Fiore BCA # 3757
    56 Super 56R: acquired September 1974 :D
    69 GS 400: Convertible Added in 2003 :rolleyes:
    69 Electra Limited 2 dr. bought 1995 or so. Sold March 2009!
    72 Electra Limited added July 2014...
    78 Estate Wagon: added 10-2008 :cool:
    95 Riviera Supercharged: added May 1998. Sold September 2006
    06 Lacrosse CXL Purchased July 4th 2006. Traded in Aug 2013
    2013 Regal GS acquired Aug 2013 ( thanks to the La Crosse)

    "Yes! I'd really rather drive my Buick!"

    Member of the UPSTATE NY CHAPTER
    check it out at : http://unybca.com

  3. #53
    On the '54 Buick Highway stealthbob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Perth, Ontario
    Posts
    1,210

    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    On the back just have this...


    "Follow me to this years Motorama"

    Where ever you are Bob...that is about as close as it gets
    Robert (Bob) LeBlanc
    BCA#44892
    1954 Roadmaster 76R "Shelby" (In a state of extreme restoration)
    1954 Roadmaster 72R "Harriet" (My daily driver)
    2012 Enclave CXL1 (Family bus and wife's car)

    Calling all 1954 Buick owners to register their Buick(s) at the 1954Buick.com Registry


  4. #54
    Senior Member Thriller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Posts
    2,162

    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    Just put "Bob's Beautiful Buicks" with or without plural with a cartoon car. I've seen something similar before and it was great.

    I've been debating adding something to my hauler, but keep bouncing between not wanting folks to know exactly what is in there and telling the world the contents.
    Derek Thille
    BCA #39416, MBCC #1984, BGR #11
    88 Reatta Coupe / 76 Century Pace Car - "Spirit" / 75 Electra Limited 2 door HT / 66 Wildcat Custom Coupe - "Ellie" / 62 Special Convertible / 61 Invicta Convertible - "Vicky" / 56 Special 4-door Sedan / 54 Century Estate Wagon / 52 Roadmaster 4-door / 41 Special 41SE / 29 McLaughlin Buick Model 51 / 23 SD-4 Combination Passenger & Express (replica)

    2006 Buick Rainier - "Ruby" / 2005 GMC Sierra K2500 - "Max"
    Thriller's Out of Date Buick Page

  5. #55
    Proud BCA Member buick5563's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Austin,Texas
    Posts
    3,218
    Images
    7

    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    Quote Originally Posted by progoofoff View Post
    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?


    It's too bad there isn't white below the sweepspear.

    Combined with John D's suggestion, it'd be cool to paint the sweepspear (to the proportion of the trailer) THEN paint Cherokee Red above and Dover White below, making a two-tone trailer....with portholes, of course!
    Mike Middleton

    http://www.midtownrestorations.com
    Regional Co-Director South Central Region BCA
    Vice Director Alamo Chapter BCA
    Assistant Chairman BCA Driven Class

    1955 Special 2 dr. sedan (BCA Gold Senior Driver)
    1955 Century convertible (Updates at Me and My Buick http://forums.aaca.org/f163/55-centu...ct-272999.html)
    1955 Century Estate Wagon (Driven Hard and Fast)
    1948 Buick powered hot rod
    1931 Model A hot rod

  6. #56
    BOB progoofoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    Location
    Winston Salem, NC
    Posts
    1,105
    Images
    16

    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    Slow go but looking good.....
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Aug19-2011.jpg 
Views:	265 
Size:	135.9 KB 
ID:	97599  
    `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

    AACA - 5097
    BCA - 35775

  7. #57
    On the '54 Buick Highway stealthbob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Perth, Ontario
    Posts
    1,210

    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    Slow?

    Relative to what a wash and wax?

    Looking real nice Bob!
    Robert (Bob) LeBlanc
    BCA#44892
    1954 Roadmaster 76R "Shelby" (In a state of extreme restoration)
    1954 Roadmaster 72R "Harriet" (My daily driver)
    2012 Enclave CXL1 (Family bus and wife's car)

    Calling all 1954 Buick owners to register their Buick(s) at the 1954Buick.com Registry


  8. #58
    Satisfied Driver JohnD1956's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Schenectady, NY
    Posts
    4,244
    Images
    976

    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    Quote Originally Posted by buick5563 View Post
    It's too bad there isn't white below the sweepspear.

    Combined with John D's suggestion, it'd be cool to paint the sweepspear (to the proportion of the trailer) THEN paint Cherokee Red above and Dover White below, making a two-tone trailer....with portholes, of course!
    I wonder what it would cost to do half of the trailer in Cherokee Red? Probably huge!!! I bet for the money you could have plastic decals made and just paste em on the trailer.

    John C. De Fiore BCA # 3757
    56 Super 56R: acquired September 1974 :D
    69 GS 400: Convertible Added in 2003 :rolleyes:
    69 Electra Limited 2 dr. bought 1995 or so. Sold March 2009!
    72 Electra Limited added July 2014...
    78 Estate Wagon: added 10-2008 :cool:
    95 Riviera Supercharged: added May 1998. Sold September 2006
    06 Lacrosse CXL Purchased July 4th 2006. Traded in Aug 2013
    2013 Regal GS acquired Aug 2013 ( thanks to the La Crosse)

    "Yes! I'd really rather drive my Buick!"

    Member of the UPSTATE NY CHAPTER
    check it out at : http://unybca.com

  9. #59
    Proud BCA Member buick5563's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Austin,Texas
    Posts
    3,218
    Images
    7

    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    The Landau trailer was "wrapped", I don't see why a sweep spear on red would cost any more. Paint would indeed be steep!
    Still think it'd be bitchin' in two-tone.
    Mike Middleton

    http://www.midtownrestorations.com
    Regional Co-Director South Central Region BCA
    Vice Director Alamo Chapter BCA
    Assistant Chairman BCA Driven Class

    1955 Special 2 dr. sedan (BCA Gold Senior Driver)
    1955 Century convertible (Updates at Me and My Buick http://forums.aaca.org/f163/55-centu...ct-272999.html)
    1955 Century Estate Wagon (Driven Hard and Fast)
    1948 Buick powered hot rod
    1931 Model A hot rod

  10. #60
    BOB progoofoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    Location
    Winston Salem, NC
    Posts
    1,105
    Images
    16

    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    Slow?

    Relative to what a wash and wax?

    At my age nothing needs to be slow.

    Honest Charley`s body and paint guy is one of the best.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	101_0256.JPG 
Views:	140 
Size:	134.0 KB 
ID:	98301   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	101_0260.JPG 
Views:	139 
Size:	116.7 KB 
ID:	98302  
    Last edited by progoofoff; August 27th, 2011 at 13:13.
    `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

    AACA - 5097
    BCA - 35775

  11. #61

    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    Until reading this thread I did not know XP stood for "experimental production" but guessed it may have meant "experimental project" or "experimental program." A few months before Chuck Jordan passed away I asked him about "SO" and he was absolutely certain it meant "shop order." Jordan should have known; he headed two Motorama design projects, the 1955 GMC L'Universelle and the 1956 Buick Centurion. However, evidently in some cases "SO" did also mean "special order." The latter seems to have been the case with production cars unusually equipped. When writing my book, "GM's Motorama," I tried obtaining all the relevant "XP" and "SO" numbers, but came up well short. Some cars may not have had both.

  12. #62

    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    Quote Originally Posted by progoofoff View Post
    It`s getting there
    Magnificent! Keep the pictures coming.

  13. #63
    BOB progoofoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    Location
    Winston Salem, NC
    Posts
    1,105
    Images
    16

    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    I`m told I can pick it up in two weeks. A bit optimistic, I think.

    The interior will be done here. Looks like Charlotte in April will be it`s first time out.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Sept 02-2011.jpg 
Views:	115 
Size:	1.06 MB 
ID:	98944   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Sept 02-2011-1.jpg 
Views:	137 
Size:	1.16 MB 
ID:	98945   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Sept 02 2011-2.jpg 
Views:	123 
Size:	1.19 MB 
ID:	98946   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Chrome parts.jpg 
Views:	158 
Size:	93.7 KB 
ID:	98947  
    `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

    AACA - 5097
    BCA - 35775

  14. #64
    On the '54 Buick Highway stealthbob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Perth, Ontario
    Posts
    1,210

    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    Drooooooollll....

    They are doing a fine job Bob!
    Robert (Bob) LeBlanc
    BCA#44892
    1954 Roadmaster 76R "Shelby" (In a state of extreme restoration)
    1954 Roadmaster 72R "Harriet" (My daily driver)
    2012 Enclave CXL1 (Family bus and wife's car)

    Calling all 1954 Buick owners to register their Buick(s) at the 1954Buick.com Registry


  15. #65
    Senior Member old-tank's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    Location
    Seguin, TX, USA
    Posts
    3,317
    Images
    56

    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    Really looking good. Somebody must have put in a power antenna before because that is how you do it...not after you put on the fender (don't ask how I know this...). I also noticed the absolutely correct voltage regulator with the screws in the corners. Details, details, details...it should be ready in 2 weeks or less since it will literally fall together at this point.
    Willie
    http://forums.aaca.org/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=30648&dateline=124664  3804
    55 Centurys: 63; 63; 66C
    1951 Ford F-1 with 264 nailhead
    1976 Olds Delta Royale
    People who use tools bleed a lot!
    Nobody has too many friends!
    BuickRestorer

  16. #66
    BOB progoofoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    Location
    Winston Salem, NC
    Posts
    1,105
    Images
    16

    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    Getting to look like a `55 Buick again. The guys at Honest Charley Garage have

    done an outstanding job. The glass installation has beem subbed out and they

    are working at night and HC boys are on it during the day. I`m told this will

    ensure completion at the end of next week.

    Thanks for editing the pic, Bob. All were about the same.

    Just cleaned the gauges.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	55ConceptatWaldrofEstoriaRedv2.jpg 
Views:	134 
Size:	213.8 KB 
ID:	99678   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Sept9003.jpg 
Views:	149 
Size:	1.24 MB 
ID:	99679   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Sept9002-12.jpg 
Views:	123 
Size:	1.23 MB 
ID:	99680   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC_6218.jpg 
Views:	108 
Size:	110.4 KB 
ID:	99683   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	9-8-11-5.jpg 
Views:	147 
Size:	182.0 KB 
ID:	99685  

    Last edited by progoofoff; September 9th, 2011 at 19:37.
    `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

    AACA - 5097
    BCA - 35775

  17. #67
    On the '54 Buick Highway stealthbob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Perth, Ontario
    Posts
    1,210

    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    Man...talk about a fast transformation.

    That Chrome is beautiful and the all white dash, did you use the old gauges?

    Hey Bob...wasn't there a later version of that Waldorf pic?
    Robert (Bob) LeBlanc
    BCA#44892
    1954 Roadmaster 76R "Shelby" (In a state of extreme restoration)
    1954 Roadmaster 72R "Harriet" (My daily driver)
    2012 Enclave CXL1 (Family bus and wife's car)

    Calling all 1954 Buick owners to register their Buick(s) at the 1954Buick.com Registry


  18. #68

    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    Bob, your Buick is receiving the high-quality restoration such a car deserves. Just magnificent.

  19. #69
    EastCoastReattaParts.com NCReatta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    3,595
    Beautiful!! Look forward to seeing it in April at Charlotte!
    Marck Barker
    Marck@EastCoastReattaParts.com
    EastCoastReattaParts.com
    (919) 233-1973
    BCA# 45231
    BCA BOD 2013-2016

    Lots of parts cars, lots of parts. You name it we've got it in stock. Call or email with your needs.

  20. #70
    BOB progoofoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    Location
    Winston Salem, NC
    Posts
    1,105
    Images
    16

    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    It`ll be there, Marc

    Well, I went to get it but as I expected it was 100% ready.

    It was down the street having the glass installed. The glass shop was

    ready to work day and night to finish but hurrying doesn`t

    necessarily get you a good job.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	9-15-11.jpg 
Views:	99 
Size:	109.2 KB 
ID:	100573   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	9-15-11-1.jpg 
Views:	120 
Size:	136.2 KB 
ID:	100574  
    `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

    AACA - 5097
    BCA - 35775

  21. #71
    Satisfied Driver JohnD1956's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Schenectady, NY
    Posts
    4,244
    Images
    976

    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    OMG! What a beauty Bob. How are you gonna decide which one to take to shows?

    John C. De Fiore BCA # 3757
    56 Super 56R: acquired September 1974 :D
    69 GS 400: Convertible Added in 2003 :rolleyes:
    69 Electra Limited 2 dr. bought 1995 or so. Sold March 2009!
    72 Electra Limited added July 2014...
    78 Estate Wagon: added 10-2008 :cool:
    95 Riviera Supercharged: added May 1998. Sold September 2006
    06 Lacrosse CXL Purchased July 4th 2006. Traded in Aug 2013
    2013 Regal GS acquired Aug 2013 ( thanks to the La Crosse)

    "Yes! I'd really rather drive my Buick!"

    Member of the UPSTATE NY CHAPTER
    check it out at : http://unybca.com

  22. #72
    Brian DePouli, BCA #8927 38Buick 80C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    1,027

    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnD1956 View Post
    OMG! What a beauty Bob. How are you gonna decide which one to take to shows?
    I'm sure Lamar will help him drive that fity-fo around!!
    Brian DePouli
    1930 Buick Series 61,
    1938 Buick Roadmaster 80C

    1969 Dodge Charger
    1994 Chrysler Lebaron GTC Conv.
    2007 BMW 335i Coupe
    2008 Dodge Charger Super Bee #68
    2008 Buick Enclave CXL


    Buick Club of America Past President '11-'12
    BCA BOD 2009-Present
    BCA Carolina Chapter Director 2006 - Present
    BCA 36-38 Buick Division
    BCA Pre-War Division
    AACA Life Member
    HNR AACA
    CCCA

  23. #73
    Senior Member Bleach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    SW, WA
    Posts
    3,057
    Images
    15

    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    It's amazing to see a car like this restored in such a short amount of time. I doubt if I would get an engine rebuilt that quick.
    Absolutely beautiful.
    ~DJ~

    There's nothing like that old car smell.

    1956 Ford Fairlane Town Sedan 30K original miles

    Used to own:
    51 Cadillac Series 62 coupe
    63 Buick Riviera
    63 Dodge Dart 270 2dr sedan
    63 Ford F-100 Custom Cab
    67 Cadillac CDV Convert
    68 Cadillac SDV
    70 Ford Maverick
    72 Chevy Impala Sport Coupe
    72 Ford Courier
    73 Ford Gran Torino Hardtop Coupe
    74 Mazda RX-4 Coupe
    77 Plymouth Volare Premier Wagon
    77 GMC Sierra Grande 4X4
    + many more...

  24. #74
    Satisfied Driver JohnD1956's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Schenectady, NY
    Posts
    4,244
    Images
    976

    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    Quote Originally Posted by 38Buick 80C View Post
    I'm sure Lamar will help him drive that fity-fo around!!
    LOL...I 'll agree on this comment!

    John C. De Fiore BCA # 3757
    56 Super 56R: acquired September 1974 :D
    69 GS 400: Convertible Added in 2003 :rolleyes:
    69 Electra Limited 2 dr. bought 1995 or so. Sold March 2009!
    72 Electra Limited added July 2014...
    78 Estate Wagon: added 10-2008 :cool:
    95 Riviera Supercharged: added May 1998. Sold September 2006
    06 Lacrosse CXL Purchased July 4th 2006. Traded in Aug 2013
    2013 Regal GS acquired Aug 2013 ( thanks to the La Crosse)

    "Yes! I'd really rather drive my Buick!"

    Member of the UPSTATE NY CHAPTER
    check it out at : http://unybca.com

  25. #75
    EastCoastReattaParts.com NCReatta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    3,595

    Re: The first `55 4 Dr HT - Concept

    Are you going to bring one to the Southeast Regional Tour in October in Danville, VA, Bob?
    Marck Barker
    Marck@EastCoastReattaParts.com
    EastCoastReattaParts.com
    (919) 233-1973
    BCA# 45231
    BCA BOD 2013-2016

    Lots of parts cars, lots of parts. You name it we've got it in stock. Call or email with your needs.

Page 3 of 6 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Reatta concept car???
    By gr8scott in forum Buick Reatta
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: December 31st, 2009, 10:23
  2. Riviera Concept Car
    By Peter Gariepy in forum Buick Riviera - Riviera Owners Association
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: August 15th, 2007, 08:39
  3. Concept cars on TV
    By norb in forum Buick - General
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: May 31st, 2005, 01:34
  4. concept reatta
    By maybe2fast in forum Buick Reatta
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: December 25th, 2004, 12:30
  5. Buick concept cars
    By in forum Buick - General
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: March 15th, 2002, 21:51

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •