Forgot your password?
in Buick - General
Posted September 21, 2011
in Me and My Buick
Posted September 20, 2011
Damn. Seriously? Nice job, Bob.
Nice job, Bob.
Thanks....just one more step I guess.
This one allows me to move the body to another garage that I just put up so I can get my soon to be powder-coated frame back in the main "heated" garage.
....sorry for the diversion here in this thread, this is a "Frame On" thread after all.
Again....I was to try this frame on resto myself at one point, there are days I wish I had stopped there but then again there are no regrets here.
I think a major aspect to consider what to do is if you have the dreaded undercoating. I can't imagine how some of you guys out there did it on your back.
Posted September 19, 2011
Thanks, it is and I have been meaning to get a build post on it...unfortunately I took no pics as I built it.
It works quite well and was really cheap to build ($400).....I am new at welding so I'm pleased it held together.
Posted September 19, 2011
Edited September 19, 2011 by stealthbob
(see edit history)
100% correct.It certainly doesn't help the hobby if a 24 year old pulls the body off of a decent running car and then runs out of money and interest and then the car gets sold for less than he has in it, THUS kicking out the real future of our hobby.
It certainly doesn't help the hobby if a 24 year old pulls the body off of a decent running car and then runs out of money and interest and then the car gets sold for less than he has in it, THUS kicking out the real future of our hobby.
How about a 39 year old?
I was adamant that I was not doing a frame off until I suddenly woke up one day and all that was left was to lift the body off.
Honestly I should have waited, I would have been driving this car by now but once the engine ceased and that gave me time to do the engine bay...the rest is history.
I am enjoying this adventure immensely, my only regret is I don't have an old Buick to drive.
So as some advice to those who are thinking about it....understand this; its a huge commitment. No corners cut no "That will do" its an all in at this point. So if you want a nice looking driver DO NOT FRAME OFF. If you want the adventure and satisfaction of going all the way I highly recommend it.
Posted September 15, 2011
BTW Jake, is that a rabbit or dog in your avatar http://forums.aaca.org/f131/hey-peter-about-avatars-310946.html#post933230and BTW Glenn that sure is a beauty of a 57 in your avatar http://forums.aaca.org/f131/hey-peter-about-avatars-310946.html#post933230
BTW Jake, is that a rabbit or dog in your avatar http://forums.aaca.org/f131/hey-peter-about-avatars-310946.html#post933230
and BTW Glenn that sure is a beauty of a 57 in your avatar http://forums.aaca.org/f131/hey-peter-about-avatars-310946.html#post933230
Oh the subtle nature of a hammer to the face...
in General Discussion
I peeked into my garage to make sure that nobody took my cars while I was gone for a few days.
First thing I do when I get home....take inventory!
in Buick - Buy/Sell
Posted September 12, 2011
Its completely free and we just tapped a new keg!
First one is one me
Posted September 11, 2011
One question....non painted torque tube?
Looks like there was alot of attention to correctness, even has the high top clamps.
Looks like some Greek Fisherman....
Posted September 10, 2011
Another "Beautiful Buy" at her finest!
Posted September 9, 2011
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?
Yes Derek...I think you can call that "The Beautiful Larceny"
Just talk with MrEarl....he is working on way to breed them.
Maybe a "Beautiful Conception" is in your future?
Rather than Spam the whole AACA site I'll post the latest promo here....
1954 Buick...The Beautiful Buy, Forever Beautiful
<iframe width="853" height="510" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ZoAXyrHLJkI?hd=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Again it is our hope that many will see these on YouTube who would never have been to AACA or other forums and decide to go to the Nationals.
We want to convey with this one that it doesn't matter what condition your Buick is in...it will always and forever be "The Beautiful Buy"
Posted September 8, 2011
Wow...what a day that was!
How can so many "Angry Eyebrows" look soooo happy?
Nice job, thanks for the vid.
Posted September 5, 2011
Edited September 5, 2011 by stealthbob
(see edit history)
Nice job TheDude!
My first thought was to do what you did but my PS skills are not that good.
Very well done!
Man all I can think about is the way the 54's parking pal would slip out of place...I'm guessing by 1959 they fixed that problem.
Posted September 4, 2011
Love the colours.....
Also looks good in a "Historic" context:
Thanks guys....our hope is these generate some "outside" interest as they will be viewed on YouTube over the next year.
To be honest I have a ball making these...more are to come!
Posted September 3, 2011
What an age.....
Thanks for sharing those!
Posted September 2, 2011
They are doing a fine job Bob!
Careful when you say you want one...
I did and it took less than a month...I was planning for the year after
For me it's more than the car...the 54B community is a great place to hang your hat!
As MrEarl laid out so well in his 5454th post our goal is to have 54-1954's at the Buick Nationals in 2012...can it be done?
Well it is a daunting task, we know....doesn't mean we can't try.
Get used to seeing us, this is going to last all the way to June 30, 2012!
Calling all the current and wanna-be 54'ers...come on and join in on the fun!
Come and be a part of it all!
<iframe width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/gQoBiICacYQ?hd=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Posted August 31, 2011
He just needs to make it rapid fire, late at night and know will see....
So it looks like we have about 300 registered 54's, making that we need to get 18% of those to come out to the Nationals.
Maybe we just have to get more registered
Posted August 30, 2011
Great post Lamar!
This will be a year long campaign to get the word out to all those 54 owners to get down to the Buick Nationals.
<iframe width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/5AVKRTX0UK8?rel=0&hd=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Geeze you guys are sure taking advantage of the situation.
Better watch out.....he's gonna come in and lay down a whopping.
Posted August 29, 2011
Achem...just as an FYI, I can "proxy" post for MrEarl.
Especially if it pertains to ANY 1954 Buick defamation :mad:
....soon folks, 5454 is comming!