Author Topic: 1926 buick roadster  (Read 69536 times)

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Re: Build thread 1926 buick roadster
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2013, 07:25:23 AM »
Ah crap! I need those hinges for my 29' Chevy!  :( If you haven't modified them too much, I would be interested in them, maybe help you offset the cost of new ones?

Nice work so far... I only wish my roadster was as nice of a project to start off with... Keep the pics coming John :)
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Re: Build thread 1926 buick roadster
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2013, 10:43:02 AM »
Ah crap! I need those hinges for my 29' Chevy!  :( If you haven't modified them too much, I would be interested in them, maybe help you offset the cost of new ones?

Nice work so far... I only wish my roadster was as nice of a project to start off with... Keep the pics coming John :)
NAW. I didn't hurt them at all. I just welded an extension on the door portion for now to make them adjustable. I will probably use them now since I have allready mounted half of them in the passenger side body. DANG The aftermarket  ones  in some of the magazines are around $200.00 or more.  Were yout hinges on the roadster hidden like the buick? I hope to see more of your project coming together...John 

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Re: Build thread 1926 buick roadster
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2013, 01:13:30 PM »
Yeah, they are identical to the 29-31 Chevy hinges. I am trying to keep as many of the OE parts on the car like hinges, latches, trim, etc.
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Re: Build thread 1926 buick roadster
« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2013, 10:28:29 PM »
I stood the buick on it's nose to make some room in my shop. I might as well weld up the bottom of the sub floor while it's up there. it looks kind like stone henge or some kind of crazy art project...John

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Re: Build thread 1926 buick roadster
« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2013, 07:11:22 PM »
That sure beats welding on your back and in my case...smelling my beard burning!
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Re: Build thread 1926 buick roadster
« Reply #35 on: April 06, 2013, 08:43:50 AM »
Good shot of your frame work. Looks great John.
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Re: Build thread 1926 buick roadster
« Reply #36 on: April 06, 2013, 09:36:16 AM »
Neat takes less room. And any welding can be done easy. Really coming together good!

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Re: Build thread 1926 buick roadster
« Reply #37 on: April 06, 2013, 05:05:21 PM »
Now that's what I call a great idea. Looking good

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Re: Build thread 1926 buick roadster
« Reply #38 on: April 09, 2013, 03:33:50 PM »
Great Job on the Roof , John ..... sorry I missed it.
But, Geri had the Surgery ,and we are back home again......going to take awhile to get better....like you...but, things can only get better now.Hopefully we can work together in the future..maybe some of your experience and know how will rub off....LOL
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Re: Build thread 1926 buick roadster
« Reply #39 on: April 10, 2013, 12:17:11 AM »
Thanks guys. Ray I am glad Geri is back home and on the mend I saw you called. I have been getting a little more done on the buick guys. The bottom of the sub flooring is all welded, I shortened the frame 6 inches , and cut the back half of the frame off where the gas tank would normally go. I didn't like it sticking out from the body. Pictures to follow...John

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Re: Build thread 1926 buick roadster
« Reply #40 on: April 20, 2013, 09:26:57 PM »
Not to much to report, but here are a few pictures of the frame where I cut off and that chunk of steel where the gas tank used to be mounted. I added a bump bar or thick gas pipe that will be welded to the frame and hidden just inside the body on  the rear of the car. It's coming together, but now I'm bringing a 33 plymouth 4 door sedan in for some hotrodding, so the buick will be on the back burner for awhile...John
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Re: Build thread 1926 buick roadster
« Reply #41 on: April 23, 2013, 07:59:22 PM »
Frame looks pretty solid John.  Got to have a good foundation to work with.  Hope it's not too long before you get back to it.
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Re: Build thread 1926 buick roadster
« Reply #42 on: April 23, 2013, 08:10:06 PM »
Looking good John.....Let us know when the Buick comes back to the front burner and keep us up to date.

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Re: Build thread 1926 buick roadster
« Reply #43 on: April 28, 2013, 11:01:02 PM »
Thanks I will keep you guys posted on the progress. I hope to work on the buick and the plymouth at the same time. I did set the body back on the frame so I could roll it around and I put the hood on it just for grins.
Have a look...John

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Re: Build thread 1926 buick roadster
« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2013, 07:06:49 AM »
I like it! Gonna be a cool ride. :)
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