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« on: March 30, 2008, 10:41:35 AM »
This section will be for my Brothers 54 Buick that he bought as a restored car. So far the roof was removed, 57 Olds roof was installed then choped. Many more body mods are on the list of things to do.

Whats the best thing you can do to a restored car???....................Cut it up!



Thats the Buick as we removed all the windows and trim, It was MINT before we started.

No going back now..


will post more tomorrow!!!  
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2008, 07:56:40 AM »


With the roof removed we spent a long time triming and fitting the new roof, here you can see the package tray has been removed but the trunk hinge are is still in place. We used the new roof and package tray from the 1957 Olds, first test fit below.



Note the much cooler 3 window style roof and nice body lines that run the length of the center roof section.




A test fit of the rear window area..


More triming..





Above, the chop starts..



Sectioned and hamer welded...



A new attitude!!



More to come!
 
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2008, 07:50:20 PM »
Body Mods!!
Laurie is the king of the body mods..

First is a set of quad head lights to replace the factory 54 units.



Laurie formed a new surround and peak for the headlight to sit in.





Stock vs New custom fender/light



Next the drivers side and the radius on the hood corners.



Next it was time to do a little custom work to the port holes..





A little body work..


More coming soon!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2008, 08:58:48 PM »
cool!!! i love the rear corner windows.

is that an old valiant hiding behind it in the first pic?

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Re: 54 Buick Special Hardtop
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2008, 08:28:41 PM »
anything new? finished? if i ever wanted an engine infront it would be in a buick!!
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Re: 54 Buick Special Hardtop
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2008, 02:32:51 PM »
It's getting close to paint but we have been busy on a 1950 Merc and my Bro's new Avanti is also in the works.
I'll add a few updates soon!

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Re: 54 Buick Special Hardtop
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2008, 12:42:20 PM »
Ok, Here's a quick update...
The Car is now in final primer, New body mods to the rear fenders and tail light area as well as continuing the raised roof lines thru the trunk. As of yesterday it's now sitting at it's new ride height in the front. The rear will be coming down another 3"



As well the orig front windsheild has been cut to test fit.



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Re: 54 Buick Special Hardtop
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2008, 04:40:30 PM »
this car is going to be sweet ride  ;D
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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2008, 06:03:16 PM »
awsome cool work! colours at all?? wait no no i think we can wait! mods look cool indeed what make of tail lights ya gonna run?
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Re: 54 Buick Special Hardtop
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2008, 11:31:32 PM »
Wait until you see the Avanti and what lies in store for it. Ultra cool
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« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2008, 12:38:41 PM »
Wait until you see the Avanti and what lies in store for it. Ultra cool

Yah. I want to see what they are going to do to the Avanti. These guys have got mad skilz. O0
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Re: 54 Buick Special Hardtop
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2009, 08:36:23 PM »
so anyways i see the custom shop out at the indoor show but no one around to hassle just some guy james something sitting in a socal booth, anyways is this bad ass rig done? updates? as long as its not red  :laugh:
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Re: 54 Buick Special Hardtop
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2009, 08:26:02 PM »
80% done, waiting on Interior. It should be at the next Tradex show......here's a small preview.


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Re: 54 Buick Special Hardtop
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2009, 07:08:43 AM »
sweeeeet! nice work indeed
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