'39 Buick project/restoration

Oct 31, 2007
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Pretty close. The door panels are almost exact. The color is correct on the seats, but the material is slightly different. I have a receipt where the previous owner ordered the interior kit from Lebarron-Bonney, who is a renowned antique car interior company.
 
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Nice!! For some reason I was expecting a different type of fabric but I'm not sure where I got the expectation from LOL obviously I must not be as well versed in autos of this age :) looking great!!
 
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burb hoping for gucci headliner?


and if this build doesnt start moving you're going to need to clarify whether this is a 1939 buick or a 2039 buick in the future :run:
 
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MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Continuing to work on mocking up the interior, coming along beautifully. Installed the new gauge glass, and also found the old speaker grille actually shined better than the one in the parts car. Shopping for some better interior window handles. A few are baked to death and the parts car didn't have them.

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Oct 31, 2007
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Thanks guys, we are slowing continuing to mock up the interior and tinker here and there. A couple more body areas to weld and repair before we start final paint prep.

We want to make sure everything is good to go before paint that way we are less likely to scratch it up.

On TV they paint first, then assemble, but I guess mistakes aren't a big deal when you're on TV. We are assembling, disassembling, painting, then reassembling :D.
 
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Here is my thread on the aaca site. It's mostly dedicated to preservation and not alteration (not sure what you are planning), but there are some amazing experts there for sure. Some of the guys have 5-10-20+ cars. As you can imagine it's a different crowd than the one here. On average much older, wiser, more global, and wealthier.

http://forums.aaca.org/f190/1939-buick-special-restoration-273123.html

Check out all the Buick areas:

http://forums.aaca.org/
 
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Here is my thread on the aaca site. It's mostly dedicated to preservation and not alteration (not sure what you are planning), but there are some amazing experts there for sure. Some of the guys have 5-10-20+ cars. As you can imagine it's a different crowd than the one here. On average much older, wiser, more global, and wealthier.

http://forums.aaca.org/f190/1939-buick-special-restoration-273123.html

Check out all the Buick areas:

http://forums.aaca.org/
Thanks man, I'll check it out.

NEXT project? Shouldn't you be worried about finishing the first one?
Well its far from the first one and I'm not worried at all about finishing it. I know I will. Just looking ahead to the next adventure.