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Old 12-26-2014, 07:57 PM   #76
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Re: Bride of Young Frankenstein - 1957 Buick Super

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That looks like a fun heater core to change out!
Ughhh, can you imagine? Pull the passenger fender to get to it!
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Old 12-26-2014, 08:02 PM   #77
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Nice looking project Drew
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Old 12-26-2014, 08:03 PM   #78
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Frankie's new parking buddy - our 4 door parts car from Nebraska/South Dakota.

Well, now we know where Chevy came up with "medium blue".
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Old 12-27-2014, 10:08 AM   #79
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Hello everyone, it's Biz here. Update on the road, again. We are now headed up to Connecticut for the "other car."
Here's what we picked up in Montana. The hood is super straight and fenders have a couple of dings each, well worth the effort to get these fine parts.
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(I've decided that the Star Wars smily is going to be my new sign off)
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Old 12-27-2014, 12:13 PM   #80
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Parts and progress looks great. Have a safe trip!

PS...love the Star Wars smily!
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Old 12-27-2014, 01:23 PM   #81
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Nice job on the dis-assembly so far. Good luck on trip and you guys be safe!
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Old 12-27-2014, 06:33 PM   #82
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There is a 57 Buick body service manual FS on the Atlanta CL.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/pts/4814571074.html
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Old 12-27-2014, 09:38 PM   #83
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Good to see you back to work on another one, great choice on the platform, not many Buicks out there, and I'm guessing "none" with your special touch?

BTW, that 4dr HT looks like something I'd drive, what a great patina!

Get to work, y'all, we're waiting
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Old 12-27-2014, 09:44 PM   #84
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On the second day we took a 30 minute detour before we crossed over to Montana. Something about the side of a mountain and 4 dead presidents???

Check that off the bucket list.
They're not as big as I had expected, I somehow had the idea they'd be 2-3 times as big as they are. Incredible job nonetheless, i guess years of TV and my imagination made them grow a bit in my mind.
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Old 12-28-2014, 01:01 AM   #85
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OOOOHHHH count me in! If this is anything like Frankenstein I want to see how it turns out!
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Old 12-28-2014, 02:56 AM   #86
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After a lot of thoughtful study and consideration we decided we would want to end up with something different than every other guy at the next car show.
Something different?
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Old 12-28-2014, 09:20 AM   #87
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Something different?
This has a tad too much wind resistance for us..
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Old 12-28-2014, 09:29 AM   #88
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Earlier my dad said that he thinks we have enough Buick parts to finish the car, and yet we are going to pick up the "other car" today. I'm actually surprised that no one has been interested in knowing what it is!
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Something with forced induction?
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Buick Turbo V6 isn't modern enough. Keep thinking.
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Old 12-28-2014, 10:45 AM   #91
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Firebird? T/a? Camaro?
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I am thinking the Bride of Young Frankenstein will be getting the Rare corvette option. or a 6L super charged.
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Torque tube rear axle/drive shaft assembly is out of the car, never to be put back in. Name:  IMG_4934.jpg
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The rear axle doesn't have a normal driveshaft, but instead uses a torque tube filled with gear oil, which is notorious for leaking. That old technology has got to go!
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I am thinking the Bride of Young Frankenstein will be getting the Rare corvette option. or a 6L super charged.
Getting warmer, but actually not worrying with the engine choice right now.

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Old 12-28-2014, 11:31 AM   #95
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Ctsv???
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Very nice progress on the tear down. Looking forward to the new powerplant.
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Buick Turbo V6 isn't modern enough. Keep thinking.
With your taste its a modern GTO
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Hmmmm... you said no to all my options... latest camaro? I'm still wondering if it is a body on frame LT1 powered Buick.
I know. .. it's a Tesla
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Old 12-28-2014, 01:17 PM   #99
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With your taste its a modern GTO
You are all over it, but we aren't even concerning ourselves with the powertrain on this trip. The Bride will need both this car and a powertrain car. (Hint: what did we just pull out of the bride? It's a classic Hotroder's trick)

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Old 12-28-2014, 01:22 PM   #100
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Hmmmm... you said no to all my options... latest camaro? I'm still wondering if it is a body on frame LT1 powered Buick.
I know. .. it's a Tesla
That would be a very interesting engineering challenge, but probably above our pay grade.

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