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1950 Buick Roadmaster Fastback - Done - Engine pics added.

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1950 Buick Roadmaster Fastback - Done - Engine pics added.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, November 29, 2012 12:07 PM

This idea has been "Perculaton" for a while. Got all the parts including the chromed Buick grill from an after-market manufacturer, and just bought a Buick donor kit for the hood "Portholes".

Gonna take a lot of plastic and "Putty" to make this right, but that's what I LUUUUV to do Smile, Wink & Grin.

I used a Mercury coupe, and Chevy fastback to get things started. Should be a fun, and fairly straight forward build, that I can add some 24 inchers too, and a bright metalflake or pearl paint job too.

 I LOVE THIS STUFF Cool

Here's some beginning pics. Thanks for lookin' in.

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Posted by nottheband on Thursday, November 29, 2012 2:36 PM

Go for it Dave, the late 40s and early 50s Buicks are such classic machines.  I'll be following along.  Black paintwork maybe?  Cheers

Steve

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Posted by del austin on Thursday, November 29, 2012 9:04 PM

Sweet!

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Posted by Space Cowboy on Thursday, November 29, 2012 9:21 PM

Hey Dave I can see the Buick coming out of the parts...Keep it coming................

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Posted by streetrodnut on Saturday, December 01, 2012 12:14 AM

Hey Dave. Can't wait to see more on this baby. I bought a resin body off of ebay last year for the Revell '49 Merc kit that had the same front grille in it and had 2 hoods with it for the Buick nose and had the Buick side trim molded on it. I got mine from GMS Customs, but I want to say it is a Modelhaus body.

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Posted by Too Old on Saturday, December 01, 2012 5:53 AM

Cool  ,   I like it !  I think we are going to see a lot of these type of conversions .

TooOld

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Posted by Foxer on Saturday, December 01, 2012 4:50 PM

Will be fun watching this one!

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Posted by avidinha on Saturday, December 01, 2012 5:42 PM
Sweet! '50 Buicks are one of my all time favorites!

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Posted by ericmac on Monday, December 03, 2012 12:20 PM

Hey Dave,

Very cool. Where in the world did the '50 Bucik grill come from? I had a '50 Buick 4door fastback when I was in college so I would love to try this build myself sometime. Do tell and keep us posted on the progress.

Eric

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Monday, December 03, 2012 2:36 PM

ericmac

Hey Dave,

Very cool. Where in the world did the '50 Bucik grill come from? I had a '50 Buick 4door fastback when I was in college so I would love to try this build myself sometime. Do tell and keep us posted on the progress.

Eric

Check with Don at Modelhaus. It's a two-piece set, and is very nice.Thumbs Up

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Monday, December 03, 2012 11:01 PM

This is a fun stage. The beginning. The body design is a bit wedge cut, and will be "Stockish" looking enough to retain the recognizable line, but a bit altered, just for personal taste Cool.

Here's a few update shots.

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I like this.

 

 

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Posted by del austin on Wednesday, December 05, 2012 9:03 PM

Looking forward to watching this one progress.

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Posted by gramps-xrds on Thursday, December 06, 2012 11:59 AM

Dave you never cease ta amaze me. This is gonna be cool. ( except for the donk wheels lol )

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, December 06, 2012 5:19 PM

Thanks Gramps, and everyone else.

Just getting a good start on one side. Still got the other side to get done, and then start on the front, which will be a pretty major change. Working on other projects too, so it'll take a while, but it is fun getting to sculp the shape, and watch the reults appear. Still pretty rough, but coming along.

Not sure about wheels/tires or color yet. Right now just getting the shape right.

Here's a few progress pics. Thanks for looking in Thumbs Up.

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Posted by streetrodnut on Friday, December 07, 2012 12:24 AM

I like this one big time!!!! I also like the pic of the yellow car you posted as a possibility. Can't wait to see more.

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Posted by v6mike on Sunday, December 09, 2012 7:24 AM

Gonna watch this one close!

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Sunday, December 09, 2012 4:21 PM
Well done. Can't wait to see more

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Monday, December 10, 2012 10:55 AM

Thanks all for the kind remarks Wink.

 Havin' fun with several projects, but will get back to this one shortly. Hope everyone is having fun getting ready for the holidays. I sure am Thumbs Up Cool.

Dave

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Posted by IMPALA SS 427 on Monday, December 10, 2012 7:03 PM

very very cool, nice body work so far, its gonna look great when done.

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Posted by Space Cowboy on Monday, December 10, 2012 9:28 PM

Dave you are doing some very impressive body work..Keep it coming.......

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Posted by customsrus on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 1:08 AM

always nice to see your work. body is looking nice. keep up the good work

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Posted by zelkam on Friday, January 11, 2013 11:37 PM

it is a good idea, or is the project now?

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Posted by ericmac on Thursday, February 07, 2013 11:42 AM

How are you progressing on this one Dave?

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, February 07, 2013 1:36 PM

ericmac

How are you progressing on this one Dave?

Hey Eric Smile

Not doin' much with model stuff right now. Sorta takin' a break, and doin' some other things. Nice to step away once in a while, so I can be fresh when I get back into it. Suns shining today, so been outside enjoying it. Have a good day yourself.

Thanks for asking. Yes

Dave

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Posted by dragon3870 on Thursday, February 07, 2013 1:40 PM

nice project  looks sweet

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Posted by ericmac on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 12:04 PM

Hey Dave,

Are you still working on this one?

Can't wait to see the end result.

Eric

Why can't I stand to slap these things together like I did as a teenager? On the bench 1930 Packard 734 Speedster Victoria, 1932 Duesenberg J Judkins Coupe, 1934 Ford Cabriolet, 1926 Ford Model Ts-the complete set of all six bodystyles.

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 1:57 PM

ericmac

Hey Dave,

Are you still working on this one?

Can't wait to see the end result.

Eric

Does looking at it and thinking about plans for it count??QuestionSmile, Wink & GrinSmile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by markdoo on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 2:51 PM

Does looking at it and thinking about plans for it count??

Well... we'll "let" you count it, but we really want to see some more progress on this great Buick project!  

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 7:21 PM

markdoo

Does looking at it and thinking about plans for it count??

Well... we'll "let" you count it, but we really want to see some more progress on this great Buick project!  

OK, OK Smile, Wink & Grin

I forgot that I got a little work done on this a few months back. Always got something in the "works".

I added headlight buckets and a crossbar for the hood to be extended to, from a '53 ford kit from lindberg. You also get to see my dusty shelf (The sun has been out, and I have been re-modeling my kitchen so things like house work get ignored right now Yes), and you also get to see one of my notes around the house that reminds me of how good life is for me. (Not a very good pic. Sad)

Not much, but it get's me off the hook for a while Cool.

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Posted by hemi hunter on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 8:24 PM

looking good

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