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1925 Buick Standard Barn Raising


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8 hours ago, ROD W said:

Larry,  ( dibarlaw )  what does Beulah mean.

It's a Hebrew word meaning "married" (Wikipedia). It's an appropriate name since we spend so much time and treasure on them !

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Rod:

 The name Beulah was picked for our 1925 Standard at the whim of my wife. We love old radio shows of the 1930s through the 1950s.

 One of the characters on the old Fibber Magee and Molly show was "Beulah" their domestic help with an infectious laugh. …."laugh laugh......love that man".  When we picked up our 1925-45 we tried to come up with a name that fit. "Remley" was chosen. A character from the Phil Harris Alice Faye Show. "Remley "was supposedly a member of Phil Harris's band who was always nursing a hangover.

 Now you know the rest of the story.....

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I have had to move on to other projects than the Buick lately, but I did finally complete my dashboard for the 1925 Buick Standard.  Mark Kikta's 1922 Dash photo reminded me that I had not posted this photo.  It takes a while to get all the correct gauges and to put each of them in order.   The car came with several replacements of each that were in coffee cans.  Unfortunately coffee cans hold water and the previous owner did me no favors by not protecting these hard to locate parts.  I had all the parts working for a while but I was waiting on taking another batch of bezels to the plater so that I could finish the ignition switch.    Hugh

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I have started on the upholstery, and now the weather in Texas is finally nice, but this is short lived as winter does come here as well.  With that, I have to work on outside projects and my Buick work has stopped.  I will get back to sewing the interior once the weather drives me back inside.  I have a shed where I do a lot of my "dirty work" and it is needing repairs and upgrades.  These photos are from the first time I have been able to drive the car with leather back on the seats.  I have only done the seat backs so far.   I still need to spend a little more time on the details and the hidem for the edges.   I still have the seat bottoms that I have not started yet.      Hugh 

 

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Wow, stunning results Hugh. Your car has a ‘healthy ‘ look in that it looks a bit bigger all the way around than my 1921 touring does. Mine just looks skinner and yours looks ‘bulked up’ if thats makes any sense. The dark paint, wheels and top may be contributing to my impressions.  You need to do a Texas tour so us Texans can see the car first hand and admire your work👏👍

 

Chuck

 

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Thank you for the compliments.  That was a morning shot leaving the house early and returning as the sun was getting low.  Trying to replicate the fine craftsmanship that the Buick employees started.   I did make the side curtains as well.  Same patterns as original.  Just finding side curtain photos is a challenge, much less patterns.  I have original side curtain patterns for several years, thanks to others on this forum.  1921 to 1928 Buick Touring and Roadster.  I have a tech paper to show anyone how to fit and make side curtains if you are needing them.   I hope to do a Texas tour some time Chuck.  I am getting close.  The 1924 styling change raised the radiator height and 1925 was the first year for Balloon tires and it gives the car a more substantial look.          Hugh

 

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