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    Re: Hey, this is something close to Buicks...Pontiacs

    Thanks, Robert, I feel like you and I are friends, as are others, reading about our plights and our great achievements...Like mine, too!!
    We all go through good days and bad ones, where nothing works!!
    I enjoy when I feel like I made good progress at the end of the day, but these treasures can be elusive!!
    Some days can be disappointing, until I look here, and see some other's progress.
    That makes it OK!!
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    ROBERT, I love your new animated signature! You are a man of many talents and well-developed interests, whom I also consider to be a friend.

    MIKE, I understand your desire to share your new project excitement with your pals here in the Buick world. It really is a special community. I lurked around the Packard Forum for a while, when I was seriously considering the purchase of a '48 Station Sedan last year. It was a dry experience, with scant humour and much more interest in the price of things than you'll find 'round here. On some level, that turned me off buying the car, although there were other significant dissuasions, too.

    Asking the moderators to help set up a Woodie Forum could be an option. There are already sites for commercial cars, replicas, and electric- and steam-powered vehicles. The only one of these with a lot of activity, though, is for pre-1916 Horseless Carriages, which overlaps many other brand-oriented sites. I'd be afraid that your posts would get lost out there.

    Keith does have a good point, of course, that keeping things categorized is part of this website's function. Maybe, too, Pontiac people are being denied the pleasure of your adventure because they're not looking in the Buick section. Still, I selfishly ask you to keep posting here, at least until your bring the other almost-a-Buick home.

    Naturally, we will keep enjoying your progress on the Buick woodies also in your care.
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    Re: Hey, this is something close to Buicks...Pontiacs

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob McDonald View Post
    Keith does have a good point, of course, that keeping things categorized is part of this website's function. Maybe, too, Pontiac people are being denied the pleasure of your adventure because they're not looking in the Buick section.
    Why, thank you, Rob! I consider you a good friend as well. I can see the point you have raised about the Pontiac guys missing out down on their section. Perhaps, from now on, one could do like I did with my "Scenes From A Georgia Junkyard" post recently. I wanted to make sure that my Buick buddies saw the thread, but at the same time I realized that the number of non-Buicks pictured in my post was far greater than the actual Buicks. So, I posted the thread on the appropriate forum(AACA General Discussion in this case)but I also posted a thread on the Buick section under the same name which simply contained a small explanation and a link back to the post I made on the AACA General section. That way, all of the guys and gals that frequent the AACA General section could see it as well as all the guys and gals that hang out primarily on the Buick section. This seems to have worked out well and allowed many more people to view what I had to share. On a lighter note, Mike, I can't wait to see the next Pontiac to come out of the woodwork.....oh wow, that was a lame joke. Sorry, I couldn't resist!
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    Re: Hey, this is something close to Buicks...Pontiacs

    Hey Mike-- The second set of pictures on the Pontiac tell the whole story. It was Walt Disney's first attempt at what is now "Imagineengineering" at the Disney Company. As far as posting the "Indians" here I totally agree with Robert. I've found most of the other forums interesting and informative but not near as lively and fun as the people that I've encountered here. IMO as long as it has wood on it and GM stamped somewhere on it belongs here. We all have made or taken a "spurline" on this forum. I just don't see being a big deal. Mark

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    Re: Hey, this is something close to Buicks...Pontiacs

    I think that this seems to a very nice and active forum, one of the best that I belong to.
    Doesn't bother me that this thread is a bit off-topic.
    Keith

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    Re: Hey, this is something close to Buicks...Pontiacs

    Quote Originally Posted by Buicknutty View Post
    I think that this seems to a very nice and active forum, one of the best that I belong to.
    Doesn't bother me that this thread is a bit off-topic.
    Keith
    X2. The thread is noted that it's off topic, and I am glad to see other cars shown on here. Without the metal top as in the case of the Buicks, this car is going to require a extra special touch, and you do such nice work Mike that I anticipate following this thread and seeing how you accomplish rebuilding what is not even there.

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    Re: Hey, this is something close to Buicks...Pontiacs

    John, only 1949-1953 Buicks had steel tops, prior to that they were all wood.
    I have a bundle of the steel tops, but I am working on a 1947 Wood-roofed Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon, pretty slowly though!!
    Perhaps I should start a thread on that one.
    I also have a 1942 Oldsmobile Wagon, all wood bodied, one of two left.
    I added a couple of shots of each.

    I want to add a thanks for all your positive inputs, I'll hang in here!!
    And will try to spice it up with some Buick stuff!! LOL
    Cheers, Mike
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    Re: Hey, this is something close to Buicks...Pontiacs

    I thought I would add a few shots of the 2nd Woodie, but they took forever to upload...must be really big files.
    I had emailed some of the original pics of both Pontiacs to some friends, and they took ages to upload.
    They all were sent to me by the seller.
    My camera takes pretty nice pics, and they can be enlarged quite successfully, with good detail, but they upload in less than half the time.
    Go figure!! Over my head!!
    I will take more when I go on Sat, if I can only remember to take my camera!!
    You youngsters out there can only begin to look forward to old age, and memory loss!!
    Although it can be fun at times!!! Usually not!!
    I was 2 hours on the road when going for the first one before I realized I had forgotten my camera!!
    Will try to avoid that on the second!!
    Cheers, Mike
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    I had scheduled to pick up the 2nd Woodie Sat., 3-31, but heavy rain was forecast, and my buddy, Gary, had to back out at the last minute. He let me know he couldn't go on Wed. evening. So Thursday AM, I called Jenny, and asked if she would like to go on a venture, and she said, "No, not on Sat. in the rain, let's go today!"
    So after a few phone calls, we were on our way, got it, and it is now here.
    The first few pictures show it enroute, complete with every tie-down, bungee cord I own, and of course the shade cloth and cargo net!!
    The last few pics show it today, with all the safety netting removed.
    I was amazed to see the rear license plate, yellow with black letters. It was issued in 1956, and replaced in 1963 with a black plate with yellow letters. But this wagon still carries the yellow plate with a 1962 sticker on it, meaning it was not registered since 1962. Only 14 years of service.
    The odometer shows 17,xxx miles, and the foot pedals look old and original, but do not show any wear at all, making me think that the odometer is correct.
    The rear has collapsed from years of neglect, but it looks much worse than it is. The missing front passenger door is in the back.
    I won't be unloading it until next week, when I have finished making a spot for both of them, so I will be covering it to keep the rain off it.

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    Re: Hey, this is something close to Buicks...Pontiacs

    As long as it's a USA design/built piece, well, I enjoy reading/seeing about it.

    Thanks,

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    Re: Hey, this is something close to Buicks...Pontiacs

    Mike;
    Looks like quite the car! A bit more original than the other one.
    Keith

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    MIKE, MIKE, MIKE. Does every barn in California hide an amazing old car that's just waiting for you to come and get it? Remember that bus that you thought just missed you last year? Actually, it flattened you and you're now texting us from heaven. Ever wonder why you never have to go outside, except to go pick up another dream machine? Lord, take me now!
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    MIKE, you've gotta step over to the AACA General Discussion Forum, under Our Cars and Restoration Projects, "1915 Fiat Tipo 2B Skiff". There's a guy in New Zealand doing things with a couple of cords of wood and a little bit of car, that's got to be categorized as Fine Art. Here's a teaser...
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    Re: Hey, this is something close to Buicks...Pontiacs

    Sorry it took so long to respond, Shadetree, but I have been so very busy.
    I appreciate your opinion, and wholeheartedly agree.
    I must confess I was a little self conscious in starting this thread, and the comment about why it is here hit home...knocked the wind out of my sails, so to speak.
    I have not made very much progress on the Pontiacs, except for gloating over them!!
    But, I will be soon, they are going to be power washed...truly needed...and will come into my shop...a complete reshuffling endeavor, but worthwhile!!
    One of them had a packrat nest under the hood!!
    Meanwhile, I have been finding some good parts they need on eBay...what a wonderful "swapmeet" without all the walking!! Especially past vendors selling non-car related products!!
    I just let my fingers do the walking!! LOL
    Thanks again for all your support, it truly helps me to keep going!! Mike

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    Re: Hey, this is something close to Buicks...Pontiacs

    Hey Robert...I had thought I had responded earlier, but had a senior moment!!
    I checked this thread, and didn't notice page 2, so commented from the last entry from page one!!

    Talk about "Red-face dept"!!

    Anyway, thanks again!!

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    Re: Hey, this is something close to Buicks...Pontiacs

    "packrat nest under the hood" - hey, I thought this story was about a packrat nesting in the loft. Sorry, some quips just beg to be set free.
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    Re: Hey, this is something close to Buicks...Pontiacs

    Rob, apology accepted!!!

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch...
    I am expecting a 1951 Buick Super to come back from being cherried out and painted, this Sunday, so I spent yesterday shuffling all my Woodies around to make room!!
    So, now there is room for the 51, and the pair of Pontiac Woodies!!!
    I will take some pictures tomorrow, I am still recovering from all the moving!!
    Hey, these old Buicks are no lightweights!! LOl
    And the Pontiacs are no less, either!!
    But, I am!! (No laughing matter here!!)
    It will be worth the efforts to see them all inside, though. Mike

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