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  1. I am doing a restomod on my '37 40 series coupe. Part of the process was putting in a T56 transmission and a new frame. We ended building a new floor. I have a complete floor from toe boards to trunk extension available. It was taken out by professional metal workers and includes the drop that is the inner rocker. It's in Surrey BC. It's a big piece but I would hate to scrap it at the end of the project. It has very little rust or damage. Pics are available for the serious. When the border opens I am happy to take it to Blaine WA to ship.
  2. Does anyone have a spare '37/'38 40 series right front fender? I am making progress again on my '37 and it turns out both of the right fenders I have are pretty poor. One had accident damage including a bad patch and the other is full of rust pinholes. Does anyone have a spare? I am in Vancouver Canada. The border should open August 21st so potential to ship to Pt. Roberts, WA
  3. Some progress. The trunk lid kicked our butts. All of edges had micro pinholes of rust. We re-skinned the edges but then it warped and no amount of metal work would get it to fit so we split it in two and made a whole new skin. In the meantime we finished the modified trunk pan and tool tray. That looks good at least. In July it will be three years since we started.
  4. For example this was the door fix. Now it fits the door opening. The power window motor works and it looks like the door on the other side. If one more guy tells me "it works in a '37 Chevy so it will work in a '37 Buick" I may go postal. When we phoned NuRelic they claimed to have told us about the "fix" to make it work in a Buick..... All good now but delay after delay.
  5. Every new thing we add we have to keep asking ourselves. "does it interfere with anything else and can we service it and the components around it?" The power steering pump had to be that tight to make sure we could still access the suspension to do a wheel alignment. We keep grinding away on the body work. I am slowly getting frustrated with the issues that crop up after years of work. The new tool tray and rear pan showed us the deck lid was warped. Getting the power windows in made us realize the passengers door had taken a pretty good hit at one point. two steps forward.....
  6. These pics show how tight the nailhead fits. This is the power steering pump.
  7. Whilst we wait to fix the deck lid or hopefully find a better one they have moved to making adjustments to the front sheet metal. The right side of the nose still has a little modeling clay on it from when were experimenting with a different nose treatment. I decided Buick got it right in the first place and left it stock. We have cut the hood down to make the nose cone more rigid. The hood will be modified to have removable side because the nailhead is so pretty If anyone has a 1937 coupe trunk lid they don't need please contact me.
  8. I need a solid rust free deck lid for a '37/38 40 Series coupe. Please pm me with what you have.
  9. Thanks. I appreciate your kind words. When this in paint I will be over the moon. It's been 2 1/2 years of work so far. I think it will be pretty unique when done.
  10. More progress. I measure progress in inches on this project. Every change seems to bring another change and more hours making stuff fit. The original Buick frame was not symmetrical but the Art Morrison one is. The front of a '37 coupe narrows dramatically as you get up to the radiator. Also I am adding A/C and power steering and the nailhead is wider than a straight eight. I also wanted era (nailhead era) correct pulleys as I think a billet serpentine system would spoil the vibe. I want the fully "dressed" engine to stand out and the accessories to fade into the background so no chrome on the A/C pump or PS pump. When done it will have a fresh coat of Buick green on the engine before installation. I think it looks pretty good. Getting all that to fit in front of the radiator was a Tetris exercise.
  11. Other than the seat work continues on the firewall and the trunk area. Motor is out again and fenders back off. Maybe two months from paint?
  12. more seat pics. We split the seat in half but when sitting it will look like a solid bench.
  13. My coupe came as jigsaw puzzle. As I finally get it near to paint the fellow building is asking about inner fenders. I don't believe the 40 series cars had metal ones like the bigger series cars. Was there any type of splash shield?
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