my 55 roadmaster day 1 an the changes i've made since.

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  1. gnu01

    gnu01 Member

    damned console 003.JPG console assembled 003 (800x600).jpg console build 005 (800x600).jpg back on track 003 (800x600).jpg last of the brake work 010 (800x600).jpg buick 002.JPG buick 003 (800x600).jpg buick rear seat conversion 006.JPG seats 003.JPG last of the brake work 001 (800x600).jpg last of the brake work 010 (800x600).jpg back on track 003 (800x600).jpg console build 005 (800x600).jpg console assembled 003 (800x600).jpg damned console 003.JPG day 1, I had built a 400 ci mazda rx7 {because I could omg fun an fast just not really me} an traded it for the 55. I don't know how this car didn't kill me coming home it drove so sloppy an stopped just as bad in a nut shell someone had glitter painted the dash {awful idea, roached out interior you get the picture} an the list of wrongs could go on for days. so I started getting the mechanicals right king pins front disc conversion, dual master cylinder, new rear brakes, replaced most of the steering assemblies. then went inside gutted the complete interior built a console installed power leather seats from a 05 Pontiac Bonneville {I may be off a few year there but I had them . repainted everything an dyed what was good to match . upholstered the trunk installed a good stereo an re wired it swapped the gauges. an began looking for a donor car to return the motor to a 4 barrel an other misc parts it was missing,
     
  2. gnu01

    gnu01 Member

    more progress photos . an found my parts for the motor. took it all from a 56 super that was going to be scrapped (couldn't afford to buy the whole car but the fellow who had it let me scavenge it !an I took all I could .) I've driven it for a year now an finally moved on the repaint. those pics to soon follow. interior done except for crank handles 002 (800x600).jpg interior done except for crank handles 004 (800x600).jpg interior done except for crank handles 006 (800x600).jpg 56 buick.jpg buick mot4.jpg buick motor7.jpg 29432384_1367362463368663_6316540911111110656_n.jpg 29570652_1370859573018952_307133568397158452_n.jpg 31143865_1397938126977763_8619710900183498752_n.jpg
     
  3. bostoncat68

    bostoncat68 Platinum Level Contributor

    beautiful work on the console ... no doubt a HUGE amount of work on this car...from top to bottom. Congrats on the effort!
     
  4. Mopar

    Mopar Well-Known Member

    Nice console. Keep us posted on the rest of the work.
     
  5. gnu01

    gnu01 Member

    heres some more , the front end did not have a lot of issues not beat to bits or rotted to he11, other than me learning it wasn't properly assembled , missing bolts wrong bolts , just enough wrong to make disassembly a pain it the azz. cant wait to put on all the new stuff I have . but bumpers are going to have to wait , rechroming is costly! im thinking about doing them in silver nitrate , or giving the dagmars an upper lip a touch of my own maybe a lil modern touch {paint possibly something different }. front end work 001.JPG front end work 002.JPG
     
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  6. gnu01

    gnu01 Member

    got more progress , wife thinks shes a widow . haha . ordered all new tinted side glass , had the deck lid off which turned out to be a lil rough but acceptable, repaired the jamb an lid an refitted them . dove into the left door an front section of the door jamb . I don't like the way the door fits at the lower rear corner so when I get to the 1/4 panels i'll handle that then along with the rocker . the door had a few pin holes that its previous owner stuffed with mud , I welded them up .good solid metal now. left door an trunk 002.JPG
     

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  7. gnu01

    gnu01 Member

    lot of progress on the 55 right rocker an lower 1/4 all straightened out . god the sins some one hid in there . left rocker an 1/4 were much worse .thank god I know how to use a Sheetmetal brake , shirnker stretcher an welder. its taken me since my last post to get all the rot cut out an new made an put in sorry no pics of the fabing up of panels was too bent out of shape after seeing all that rot SAM_2986.JPG SAM_2988.JPG SAM_2989.JPG SAM_2990.JPG SAM_2991.JPG .
     

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