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Chris, Mother Nature will probably eventually disassemble her  but I hope it is long after I am gone. She is starting to need some tin nailed back down and the cedar siding sealed etc, but like the old song......Ain't got time to fix the shingles, ain't got time to fix the floor, ain't got time to oil the hinges, nor to mend the window panes.....

 

 

 

This old house once knew my Buicks

This old house once knew my nailheads

This old house was home and shelter as we fought the storms of dynaflow dread

This old house once rang with nailhead valves

This old house heard many shouts

Now she trembles in the darkness when the Buick is rolling out

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Thanks alsancle. and pardon my ignorance but what is that car in your avatar, love the color.

 

Thanks Mr Earl. I agonized over the color for a long time.  It is a  Reo Royale built for the NY auto show in 1931 and they painted the whole thing red originally.  I just couldn't bring myself to paint a prewar car red - even if it was originally that way.  I have a restoration thread going here:  http://www.reoforum.net/thread/6/8-48-dietrich-sport-sedan

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Very nice.

Thanks Larry.

 

  Well, let us know when it debuts!!!!   

 

  I count it an HONOR to have spent a couple hours there. Neat place. GREAT couple.

 

  Ben

As I said it is just a short film but I will be getting a DVD of it. It was fun watching the filming. Never realized how many times they might shoot just one scene.

 

I don't see enough empty wall space for that 6'x8' sign you were talking about!

"The wall will be built"  In fact I am considering upping the size to maybe 7x9 or so. Just need to figure out the width and height ratio so I can order and fabricate the tin.

 

Just a really cool barn you have there sir!  So cool.  I love it!

 

Thanks Billy!

This old house once knew my Buicks

This old house once knew my nailheads

This old house was home and shelter as we fought the storms of dynaflow dread

This old house once rang with nailhead valves

This old house heard many shouts

Now she trembles in the darkness when the Buick is rolling out

 

Ahhh, not only a banjo player but a songwriter too.

 

You did such a nice job creating a sense of history and charm with a modern structure.  Very hard to do.  How many cars can you squeeze in there?

Thanks AJ. I love to just follow my mind in creating things around the farm. I can only squeeze the one Roadmaster in there. Right now I am storing 3 more drivers and a project car in an open front, pole barn which is not good.

 

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Mr. Earl, two weeks ago YOU couldn't even spell barn ( designer), and now YOU are one.

Dale in Indy

I just go where my mind takes me Smitty.

 

Thanks Mr Earl. I agonized over the color for a long time.  It is a  Reo Royale built for the NY auto show in 1931 and they painted the whole thing red originally.  I just couldn't bring myself to paint a prewar car red - even if it was originally that way.  I have a restoration thread going here:  http://www.reoforum.net/thread/6/8-48-dietrich-sport-sedan

Checked out your Reo Royale restoration thread AJ. Very impressed, lots of first class work on a very classic and stately automobile. Thanks for stoppin in.

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A few more of my fav shots of the old Buick Barn before I start a new thread,  my "Buick Sales and Service Garage" build.

 

Some real oldies here...

 

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and MrE after a FUN day of pulling parts

 

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On ‎10‎/‎1‎/‎2016 at 10:07 AM, Kosage Chavis said:

Pure Buick heaven.  I myself had the pleasure of seeing all this in person.  Where is your new thread for your progress on the new garage?

Me too!!!!

Do I  need to swing by in April and document your progress on the new facility ? I say that because from what I saw last time, it's gonna be much more than a garage.

 

Mike in Colorado

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Why Grasshopper, you and your lovely wife are always welcome, as are anybody else here. I should  be finishing up electrical and starting insulation 'bout then so a couple extra hands will come in handy :o :D

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12 hours ago, MrEarl said:

Why Grasshopper, you and your lovely wife are always welcome, as are anybody else here. I should  be finishing up electrical and starting insulation 'bout then so a couple extra hands will come in handy :o :D

Just remember, that the black wire goes to the brass screw............

See ya'll in mid April.

 

Mike

 

PS; going to Las Vegas for the "Shot" show in mid January. Will try to hook up w/ Las Vegas Dave then.

Big Buick show in Denver 2017 ? Will try to get the "Baby" over that way too.

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11 hours ago, wndsofchng06 said:

Mr. Earl has made a lot of progress in the past couple months!  Lamar, you need to post some more photos, why you making Bob do it? :-)

 

'cause ol' cod ain't got nothin else to do I reckon, ? me on the other hand....frame out interior walls, electrical, insulation, finish out walls, install cabinets....and put 3 fittyfo's back together. Been meaning to start a new thread, guess I need to make some time to do that. Retirement, huhhh never worked so hard in my life. Never been so broke neither... ?

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3 minutes ago, First Born said:

 

 

  If I lived closer, I would bring coffee and donuts.  And help?

 

  Ben

Make 'em chocolate covered, 1 sugar, 1 cream. 

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Actually for the record, about a month or so ago I did try to start a " My Buick Sales and Service Garage" thread and kept getting the -200 error message on half the pictures I tried to upload. Tried it again just now and 9/9 failed . ???

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On 2/27/2017 at 8:06 PM, progoofoff said:

He knows some stuff

 

Not what ya know, but rather what ya act like ya know and just DO. Right Willie? ?

And thanks for posting this Bob and your appreciation of what I've gotten done. ?

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I'm curious about how much of this you drew out and planned in advance of the work?  It's so well proportioned and the colors just seem to work.  Do the double doors have a galvanized metal clad or is that a painted wood?

 

It's very classy and I can't wait to see more of it.

 

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 Thanks Joel, I really appreciate that. Once the picture upload issues are resolved I'll start another thread. I've been taking pictures all along. 

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Winterville!?! I'm only about two miles outside the city limits of Winterville, heading toward Hull. I use to take my 54's to the V in the early days but got tired of all the Fords and Chevy's and muscle cars. Love Wagoneers, tried to talk my wife into buying one years ago by telling her how good she would look driving one, dint work. What color is(are) yours, wonder if I ever met you on Cherokee Rd. ? 

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cords, sorry I am just now checking back on this thread, time flies. Thanks for your kind words mate. I hear them white ants are worse down there than here in the US. A lot of the barn was built firs from out west and it is one of the hardest "softwoods" I know of. Had a short piece lay on the ground for several months next to a short piece of yellow pine and the yp got eat up while the fir didn't get touched. I understand y'all have some pretty hard wood down there also though.

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