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Interior Design of a 1936 Series 40 Business Coupe.

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Finally traded for a barn find dream car but it appears the interior is shot and some of it is missing.  Do any of you guys who have restored one of these have a series of pictures I can use to begin planning my rebuild?  Not sure if there was a shelf behind the driver/passenger seats....as well as in the trunk space. 

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Wow, that's a beautiful car. Almost makes me want to trade out of the '40 and go back a couple years.

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Isn't the '36 the last year with wood in the interior framing? I own a '37 coupe and share quite a few parts with '38 is '36 a one off or does it share parts with '35? The three window design is gorgeous. 

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26 minutes ago, bhemi said:

Isn't the '36 the last year with wood in the interior framing? I own a '37 coupe and share quite a few parts with '38 is '36 a one off or does it share parts with '35? The three window design is gorgeous. 

Correct, on the wood, and pretty much nothing fits a `36 but a `36. Was also the first year without a hole in the roof. My `36 Buick Business Coupe, no shelf or back seat.

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Apologies for the quality but here are some interior shots of a 1936 Series 40 Coupe. The first 4 photos are from a restored car and shows nothing in the rear, just storage area.

 

The last 3 are a different 1936 coupe supposedly original but has a shelf in the rear compartment.

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I lost the pix of you bring it home.   You said it had a two tone paint on the '36'  and some one said it was not standard.   I have a '35' 50 series 'Vicky"  with the two tone paint.   It is pony Brown and Fraizer  Lambs wool tan.   Attached is my '35' with those colors.     I like the colors.21F2C0EB-2869-4064-8CA7-3A0E9F3DB60E.thumb.jpeg.2c326a2f8dbbc2c29368f24593863b14.jpeg

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This color groupe is a standard color for the '35' 58 series.   The car was available in two colors in '35'.    This one and a Forest green.

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I would assume someone could special order a paint scheme, including two-tones.  I am keeping mine as is because a paint analysis showed no signs of the car ever being one color.

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A picture of your firewall tag would nail down what it originally had for paint and upholstery. I don't know how to decode it but there are people in here who do know how. I wouldn't be in a big rush to paint it either, particularly if you like the colors.

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