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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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Well it IS Grandparents Day 

 

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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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Who needs a birdbath when you can have a Buick!  Glad she made it home.

 

 

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So the beast is at its new home  ☺️

We want more pic's

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

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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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I'm wondering, if this is where the Nationals should be next year? Space and time permitted? Mr. Earl, thank you for sharing your space with us. Very cool!

Richie from Northern Indiana

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

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

 

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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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Now we finally got the story and pics. Good job.

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and the unloading was even more fun tan the loading 

 

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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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And you said you were just going out for ice cream. The old girl still has a purposeful life.  Looks great! 

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