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12 minutes ago, auburnseeker said:

Looks like the weeds are starting to take over ;) 

 

 

I’ll be sure and advise Rita of your concerns 😬😆

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Great picture with all of the wild flowers.  Kinda' makes ya wonder if there isn't a little 'shine makins' goin' on down there in Goor-Jah.  Sure would easy enough to fool the revenuers. 

Beautiful setting.

 

 

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and the flag was still there.... 

no disrespect to old glory meant, loaned the ladder out to a friend 🙄

 

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Between the sun and the other elements Mother Nature has to offer we end up replacing our flag at least yearly also.

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I don't require a ladder to get at mine though...

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On 2/12/2020 at 7:27 PM, 38Buick 80C said:

Thrilled it's home. how did you make out with the trailer and fitting that beast on it?

 

Oh, with some improvising of the deck height, it fit, but it was H-E-double-L getting it up there.  Pictures coming....

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On 2/28/2020 at 7:06 PM, 364nailhead said:

 

I'm wondering, if this is where the Nationals should be next year? Space and time permitted?

 

 
OK , so I’ve expanded the parking lot for the show field. Now I guess we need to decide how they will be parked. 
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On 3/3/2020 at 10:28 AM, dei said:

Looks like Elvis is marking it out for you (or about to?).

 

 I think he's headed over to water the hydrant...

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9 minutes ago, MrEarl said:

and the reason for expanding the parking lot.....

 

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Now that looks like it will be a fun project.  I can understand now why you bought 2 cases of beer.  Always good to have a beer after a long day at the "project" shop (kinda looks like you'll need more, though).

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and of course there's a fun story of how it got there and since it's really not a runner and will just spend the rest of it's life on display here,  I guess this is the place to post it rather than the Me and My Buick forum.

Back in December I responded to a pretty fresh ad by @bullrun  in the AACA forum for a '36 Roadmaster parts car up in Virginia for $350. I've been looking for a 30's Buick that was to far gone for restoration for to park and display in front of the BS&S. I knew from the pictures in the ad (below) that THIS was it.

 

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yea, we’re talkin real patina here folks

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The seller assured me that the tires would never last long enough to roll the car up trailer ramps so I set about trying to figure what to do about that. Posted a thread in PreWar asking for help in determining suitable wheel interchanges.

 

https://forums.aaca.org/topic/337545-3638-wheel-interchange-question/

 

In short, discovered that if I cut the centers out of the wheels from some of my 54 Buick wheels so that they would fit over the hubs they just might fit on the 36. Pulled five off some of my parts cars and discovered cutting a circle with a 4 inch grinder wasn't easy but that a pentagon would provide plenty room. Unbelievably 5 out of 6 tires that have been flat on the ground for probably 10 years pumped up and held 32 lbs 

 

 

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Knowing from past experience of unsuccessfully attempting to load a friends '38 Roadmaster onto my trailer and now checking the '36 specs and seeing that it's width was 1 inch narrower than the space between my trailer fenders I decided to raise the deck of my trailer so the fenders and running boards would clear the tops of them.

After watching the weather for several weeks we were seeing a break in the rain pattern for between Georgia and Virginia and decided to make a break for it.  So we loaded up all the tires, jacks, jack stands, 2X's, tools, gloves and coveralls and headed for Manassas, VA. There was 2 inches of snow on the ground and still coming down when we left GA but the weather was great on the way up. The next morning we met the seller (Nick) at the car and he already had the car jacked up ready to receive the altered 54 wheels. It was just beginning to sprinkle rain. As I tried to mount the first wheel, a terrible realization struck. I had been wrong in my thinking that 54 wheels were 5.5 on 5. They are 5 on 5. So we were only able to get one lug bolt into each wheel. You should have seen the cant of the wheels as they rolled up the ramps and onto the trailer deck .../I -- I\...  By this time the rain was coming down but realizing I really cared not to have that one lug bolt shear off and a wheel go flying off down the interstate we decided to jack her up and put the original flat tire wheels back on. Nick was right there with me helping.  Spent a while chatting with him about the Manassas battlefields which we had hoped to visit but with the rain coming down just decided to head home  

 

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While Nick lives in the middle of the battlefields, this is the closest we got to visiting them. 

 

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My new good friend Nick 😆

 

 

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Back home, was quite a fun 2 day run, right Rita.... 

 

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2 hours ago, MrEarl said:

and the reason for expanding the parking lot.....

 

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Does this qualify for Girls on Buick's... no wait that's a different thread... 🙂

 

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3 minutes ago, 38Buick 80C said:

 

Does this qualify for Girls on Buick's... no wait that's a different thread... 🙂

 

 he he , yea, tha's my girl Kowpi

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Need to get the interior cleaned out and some air holding tires on him ( his name is Manassas). 

 

 

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It was listed as a parts car but it never hurts to get a second opinion. Kowpi confirmed. 😆

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I bought this car for the sole purpose of displaying it, not for removing and selling of parts. I will actually be looking for the 6 stainless trim pieces that fit on the bottom of the front fenders (3 on each side) as well as the body side trim pieces,  especially for the passenger side. (the hood pieces are in the car). Also missing the rear door handle and trunk lid ornament. Any condition and hopefully cheap. I am hoping at least two of the wheels will take tires with tubes. I would also be interested in 16 inch old used tires correct for the period.

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4 hours ago, MrEarl said:

I bought this car for the sole purpose of displaying it, not for removing and selling of parts. I will actually be looking for the 6 stainless trim pieces that fit on the bottom of the front fenders (3 on each side) as well as the body side trim pieces,  especially for the passenger side. (the hood pieces are in the car). Also missing the rear door handle and trunk lid ornament. 

 

Hmm! 

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5 hours ago, 50jetback said:

 

Hmm! 

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Hmmm! is right. Probably too nice for my needs but I'll bite. PM me if interested in selling Good buddy, ol friend , my mate, ol cobber....

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19 minutes ago, Larry Schramm said:

 

Obviously "ran when parked"

Boy do I wish. This was probably one of the toughest loads and unloads I've ever done and I've done a few. In addition to the flats, the left front wheel locked up.  Plus my helper had a bit of a hard time coordinating the steering with letting the trailer winch cable out as it was coming down the ramp. I couldn't figure out why the hand winch cable was so taut and appeared to be about to snap and looked down and the trailer winch cable was as taut as the hand winch cable. "OK baby, you can let out on the winch now"  But I ain't complain, no siree.... she's a champ!!!

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16 hours ago, avgwarhawk said:

The old girl still has a purposeful life.

 

I think so too Chris.  I feel so lucky to have found a 30's era Buick in this condition and that I could afford for use as sort of an archival display for the BS&S. Again THANK YOU @bullrun  While obviously it is too far gone to even consider restoration, it is almost complete. I guess some will think me crazy for trying to procure parts for what they may consider a parts car but I would like to try and replace the missing parts to get it as complete as possible, maybe even including the missing driver side door. Yea, pretty crazy eh? 

I've been back to working on the inside of the building lately, in addition to still trying to get the wagon tow worthy. Maybe I'll try and post some updates on all that too.

 

 

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