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    New project-------1955 66C

    I said I wasn`t going to have any more restoration projects. That was 3 cars ago.

    The car is complete with the exception of the jack. Rust issues are minimal.
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    `35 - Hudson Terraplane
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    `55 - Buick series 68 - Motorama prototype
    `55 - Buick series 66C
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    Re: New project-------1955 66C

    WHAT not a "54?
    Congrats Bob, that baby is gonna be beautiful when done. Love the white and Gulf Turquoise over and under like that. So 50's fun in the sun colors. I bet the interior is green? Do you know the history of the car. It must have been the first to do "something" for you to own it. So you'll be dropping it off at HC's when you pick up the four door I reckon.

    If you start running out of room I can help with storage of one....
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    Re: New project-------1955 66C

    Honest Charley will be the "go to" shop for 55's.

    'scuse me, I gotta go work on my 66C so I don't get embarrassed.
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    Re: New project-------1955 66C

    or he could just bring it to M&W's Fitty Fibe Buick Restoration Shop located in beautiful Austin, Texas.
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    Re: New project-------1955 66C

    Oooh, I like that!
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    Re: New project-------1955 66C

    I`m sure those Cods would do a good job

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    Re: New project-------1955 66C

    We are slow, but at least we are expensive...
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    Re: New project-------1955 66C

    Where the slogan is "Yesterday's technology redone at tomorrows prices!"
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    Re: New project-------1955 66C

    Bob,

    Will this one be done for Charlotte as well?
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    Re: New project-------1955 66C

    Glenn,

    Probably not, HCG is booked up but I`m talking with a local restoration

    shop who can get right on it. It`s a three man shop and won't be as

    fast as Honest Charley. I think it will take a year to complete.

    Bob
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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
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    Re: New project-------1955 66C

    Quote Originally Posted by progoofoff View Post
    . Rust issues are minimal...
    Reminds me of the 78 Electra I once looked at, advertised as no rust on the car. And it was true. It was all on the ground around the car. LOL

    Bob, great car. Gonna look great next to the prototype. Pretty soon you'll need one of those old style car carriers to get to chows.

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    Re: New project-------1955 66C

    The fun begins
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    Last edited by progoofoff; January 6th, 2012 at 06:22.
    `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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    BCA - 35775

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    Re: New project-------1955 66C

    Went to check on the progress.

    Floor, trunk pans and quarter panel have been replaced.

    He tells me that he is good, slow and expensive. I agreed.
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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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    BCA - 35775

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    Re: New project-------1955 66C

    Reminds me of the motto we once had for the maintenance shop here, "We'll fix it immediately, no matter how long it takes.........."

    great project, would love to own a mid-50's GM convertible....
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    Re: New project-------1955 66C

    "He tells me he is good, slow and expensive. I agreed"

    Did he show you the TIDY SHOP? LOL.

    It is looking good.

    Dale in Indy

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    Re: New project-------1955 66C

    The shop is a bit messy buy can`t find fault in his work.
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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: New project-------1955 66C

    Hey, if you are happy, I AM TOOOOOOO!

    My shop gets out of shop, OFTEN, so doesn't always mean POOR WORK QUALITY.

    I wish you well,

    Dale in In Indy

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    Re: New project-------1955 66C

    Heck, most of the time I gotta move something outta the way to get to my car. Have to be selective on which side I work on when. Matt
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    Re: New project-------1955 66C

    Geeze..missed this thread, another nice project by "Mr Buick Motorama"

    Nice, look forward to this one as well!
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    Re: New project-------1955 66C

    Getting closer to paint
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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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    Looking Good
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    Re: New project-------1955 66C

    Getting ready to set back on the frame.
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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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    BCA - 35775

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    Re: New project-------1955 66C

    I guess that's what you call, 'TAKEN IT ALL APART', HUH!

    I wish you well,


    Dale in Indy

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    Re: New project-------1955 66C

    Bob,

    It is finally starting to come together, a long way to go but it is lookin'good.
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    Re: New project-------1955 66C

    I like the color combo! What is the name is the blue green color?

    What color(s) are you doing the interior and the convertible top?
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