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About AussieBuick

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  1. AussieBuick

    1923 Model 23-4-35 Buick Restoration Australia

    Hugh , Kevin Thanks this is great advice / info, this will save me much trial and error. Norm
  2. AussieBuick

    1923 Model 23-4-35 Buick Restoration Australia

    Thanks Hugh, I hadnt noticed the grooves before, yours is the only frame I Ve seen disasembled . I think my most challenging issue will be the outside curve the only reference points I have are the cowl, front door and a rear tub in poor shape. Also rust mark on the valance panel .
  3. AussieBuick

    1923 Model 23-4-35 Buick Restoration Australia

    Thanks Hugh , I was a bit hesitant about mentioning the no glue in case it stirred some debate . Our timber these days is cut from less mature (smaller diameter) trees so there would be a need to laminate and join pieces to get the required profile/size at a reasonable cost.
  4. AussieBuick

    1923 Model 23-4-35 Buick Restoration Australia

    Thanks Rod I think the local Bunnings stocks it as well. I met up with an old retired coach builder in 1980 most of his wrk was with Queensland Maple and Coachwood when in short supply they used straight grain Oregon. Interestly he said they never used glue as frame needed to flex. No doubt due to the poor state of the roads.
  5. AussieBuick

    1923 Model 23-4-35 Buick Restoration Australia

    Hi Rod, thanks for the tips in your last post very handy. What is your preferred body frame timber? Norm
  6. AussieBuick

    1923 Model 23-4-35 Buick Restoration Australia

    Hi Kevin, Great work , the forum is a great source of "how to" information for skills seldom seen these days. I look forward to follow your construction journey thanks for the post. What hardwood will you be using ? Regards Norm
  7. AussieBuick

    1923 Model 23-4-35 Buick Restoration Australia

    Hi Rod, The car was recovered off a farm and had been uted at some stage. Apart from a front door all the original timber was long gone, rear doors and centre pillars also missing when I got the car.! Given its farm use it will need a full strip down and everything checked and refurbished. I have collected over the years many mechanical parts but have never been able to locate anyone who saved replaced timber frame pices or a parts car with woodwork intact. It makes a more interesting restoration 😀 Kind regards Norm
  8. AussieBuick

    Newbie with 1922 Buick Model 35 Touring car

    Thanks Brice It appears that a 22 and 23 may be narrower at the front than the 25. ..? Hugh has done an amazing job documenting his 25 , I can at least identity all my missing pices now..😀 And have a handle on how the frame goes together structurally.
  9. AussieBuick

    Newbie with 1922 Buick Model 35 Touring car

    Brice, According to the manual 5/32"for 1922 and 3/16" for 1923 ...Norm
  10. AussieBuick

    1923 Model 23-4-35 Buick Restoration Australia

    Minus the sheet metal!!
  11. AussieBuick

    Newbie with 1922 Buick Model 35 Touring car

    Brice, When you have a spare moment could you post a photo of the sill (main runner) from the centre pillar to the foot well under the cowl ? I tried lightening your earlier post of the cowl / dash but no luck.. Many Thanks Norm
  12. AussieBuick

    1923 Model 23-4-35 Buick Restoration Australia

    Thanks Hugh, I remember reading an article on how Ford painted Model T bodies, the picture showed the painter using what could be described as a garden spray, evidently they poured 11 gallons of paint over each body of which 1 gallon stuck !
  13. AussieBuick

    1923 Model 23-4-35 Buick Restoration Australia

    Chassis Restoration. Can anyone confirm the original paint finish ? I am surmising gloss to match any exposed frame to the sheet metal. Regards Norm