old-tank

54 Skylark project

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I guess if you are going to put the effort in to a 1950s car,  you could think of worse projects.

 

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If I recall tha's about what you started out with, right @old-tank .

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3 hours ago, MrEarl said:

If I recall tha's about what you started out with, right @old-tank .

Mine was much worse.  Probably no welding required on this one.

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One has to just hope that all the parts are there on a basket case like this.

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Can't wait to see what you do with this Mr Willie.  Is there any major part that is missing?

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1 hour ago, Kosage Chavis said:

Can't wait to see what you do with this Mr Willie.  Is there any major part that is missing?

Ha!  Not for me:  2000 miles away and and I would need it to be 30-40 years ago to consider.

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4 hours ago, old-tank said:

Ha!  Not for me:  2000 miles away and and I would need it to be 30-40 years ago to consider.

Okay.  Got the wrong impression.

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All of us remember the restoration Bhigdog did on the 55 Century convertible a few years ago. This would be a piece of cake for him relatively speaking.

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There are several off the top of my head that are capable of this feat!

 

Bhigdog

Oldtank 

Smartin

Mudbone

Mike Middleton 

 

Not opening a can of worms on who can or cannot do it.  Just people off the top of my head that are beyond capable!

 

Matt

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I have enjoyed owning a few cars like that. And that one would be tempting if I had the space. Space has been holding me back from two cars I have been looking at for over a year now.

 

There are a lot of car hobbyists who get hung up on the idea that a car HAS to be completed. Other than the random self appointed concours judge that might enter the garage, I am comfortable answering the burning question "When are you ever going to get that done?" with an overly casual "Maybe never."

 

Given the space, a project shaped like a '54 Skylark in the garage would suit me just fine.

 

When I tire of an incomplete project I just clean it, make a good sales presentation, price fairly, and find the next guy to continue on. Once in a while I get lucky and spend the money on a nice collector, but mostly I buy another project and a new challenge.

 

My wife knows. She will say "All your cars run and drive. Aren't you anxious for another project?"

 

I haven't been without one for very long since she met me.

Bernie

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$17,600 with commission, it would be cheaper to buy one done, but this would be a great fun project.  

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This is one of my top fave Buicks.  I damn near bid on it.  If I had one less car I would have.  It will be some time before I could pop for one already restored.  This would have been a good placeholder.  Thing is I already have a placeholder 57 76C too.  Somebody will be happy to get this car.

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On 9/17/2019 at 10:14 AM, jackofalltrades70 said:

There are several off the top of my head that are capable of this feat!

 

Bhigdog

Oldtank 

Smartin

Mudbone

Mike Middleton 

 

Not opening a can of worms on who can or cannot do it.  Just people off the top of my head that are beyond capable!

 

Matt

 

On 9/17/2019 at 10:14 AM, jackofalltrades70 said:

There are several off the top of my head that are capable of this feat!

 

Bhigdog

Oldtank 

Smartin

Mudbone

Mike Middleton 

 

Not opening a can of worms on who can or cannot do it.  Just people off the top of my head that are beyond capable!

 

Matt

 

On 9/16/2019 at 11:34 PM, Glassesguy said:

All of us remember the restoration Bhigdog did on the 55 Century convertible a few years ago. This would be a piece of cake for him relatively speaking.

You are too kind.........bob

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12 hours ago, Bhigdog said:

 

 

You are too kind.........bob

Bob, your restoration is something for the ages.  I'm still amazed at your work and results. 

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Thank you.                            I,m sure most here could do likewise.........Bob

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