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#1 progoofoff

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 10:35 AM

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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#2 MrEarl

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 11:07 AM

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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Posted 22 September 2011 - 01:23 PM

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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Posted 22 September 2011 - 04:30 PM

or he could just bring it to M&W's Fitty Fibe Buick Restoration Shop located in beautiful Austin, Texas.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 01:18 PM

Oooh, I like that!
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 01:21 PM

I`m sure those Cods would do a good job

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 01:29 PM

We are slow, but at least we are expensive...
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 01:35 PM

Where the slogan is "Yesterday's technology redone at tomorrows prices!" :)
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Posted 24 September 2011 - 12:28 AM

Bob,

Will this one be done for Charlotte as well?

#10 progoofoff

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 08:59 AM

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

Edited by progoofoff, 09 November 2012 - 04:43 PM.

`35 - Hudson Terraplane
`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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Posted 24 September 2011 - 06:08 PM

. 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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Posted 19 October 2011 - 03:42 PM

The fun begins

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Edited by progoofoff, 06 January 2012 - 11:22 AM.

`35 - Hudson Terraplane
`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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#13 progoofoff

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:32 AM

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
`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
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 03:11 PM

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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Posted 06 January 2012 - 04:42 PM

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

Did he show you the TIDY SHOP? LOL.

It is looking good.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:16 PM

The shop is a bit messy buy can`t find fault in his work.

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`35 - Hudson Terraplane
`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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Posted 20 January 2012 - 10:36 PM

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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Posted 21 January 2012 - 04:02 AM

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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Posted 21 January 2012 - 04:08 AM

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

Nice, look forward to this one as well!

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:34 AM

Getting closer to paint

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`35 - Hudson Terraplane
`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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