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Height of 1927 Buick 121" wheelbase standard 5 passenger hardtop sedan

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I am going to pick the car up this weekend(it's 12 hours away) and no one nearby to measure.  Does anyone know the height of one of these?  I want to put it in an enclosed trailer and need to know if it's over 6' tall. Height of 1927 Buick 121" wheelbase standard 5 passenger hard top. Can anyone help???  

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My 1928 standard is 71.5 inches, should be about the same with your 1927.  I just hauled it up and back to Hershey.  It was close to get in through the door.  Less than an inch to spare.  You can let out some air in the tires for some additional space.  Have someone watch as you load it in and be prepared to stop just in case it looks like it might not fit.  Good luck and keep us posted.

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4 minutes ago, Leif Holmberg said:

3800 pounds 1927 Buick Coupe 4 pass. model 48  Wb.120".(5 passenger hard top ????????????)

Leif in Sweden

I was trying to make sure it's understood it's not a convertible.  Sedan...   According to the book I looked at it called it a 5 passenger...  I posted pics in a prior post. 

 

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Plain City Harley,

Acording to the 27 shop manual the 120" wheel base 2 door and 4 door sedans are 76" high. It doesn't look like it will make through a six foot high opening. :(

 

Dave B

 

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I would have thought the height is less than my 27 Cadillac sedan , a larger car , at 75". Could you simply remove the rims , perhaps only the rears , and roll it in on the felloes on plywood "tracks" ? I don't know if that would put weird loads on the wheels for travel , I highly doubt it , but you could remount the rims after clearing the door in that unlikely event. Do not over torque the rim bolts. They can not take modern ft/lb's of torque.   - Carl

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Well boys we are going to find out tomorrow.  Making the long trek to pick her up.  One way or another in the trailer she goes.  I'll take pictures and post.  Think on flat tire I might just make it.  Wish me luck!!

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My 1929 Model 51 (129" wheelbase) fits in my enclosed H&H easily enough. The trailer does have a dovetail though which may impact that geometry. The car typically isn't on a level when going through the door (at least most of the car isn't). 

 

 

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Well done.  You will have to post some more pics before you start getting it running, stopping and driving.  That is what I would do first.  And you will be amazed at what a good cleaning will do.  

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