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    Default 1955 Buick with a Hemi

    I am in progress of building a 1955 Buick Special with a Gen 3 5.7 Hemi, and air ride suspension. I am from the Calgary area and have posted here a little bit before. I am trying out making YouTube videos of showing the progress and the work that goes into it. I have a intro video where I tell you about the history of this car and the changes up to Dec 2020, then I started making individual videos for the little project I do along the way. Here is a link to the playlist for this Buick. I will be uploading a new video every week so subscribe if you find them interesting!

    https://youtu.be/7-2gVWtqmyM

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    Neat and unique car.

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    Thanks man! Also thanks to the mod for putting this in the right area.

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    Cool car. Tough deal on the rear axle. At least it worked.

    Interested to see this with a boat behind it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy643 View Post
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    Cool car. Tough deal on the rear axle. At least it worked.

    Interested to see this with a boat behind it.
    With good disc brakes on all corners, 350hp, and good trailer brakes I think it will handle a 5k lb boat pretty well. I was doing some reverse engineering on other newer cars and I think I have enough vehicle weight to keep everything under control.

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    Here is the build thread for the car I worked on before this Buick, a 1929 Willys I build from ground up! It was alot of fun to make!


    https://youtu.be/rlbSYqdBxxU


    I also finished the video for the air ride suspension setup. The car has around 7" of air ride travel.


    https://youtu.be/IAkCiGkTtkY

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    I did a few more little jobs while waiting for some parts. Worked on beautifying the parts you will pretty much never see because that seemed like a good use of time! It was a lot of work so I drafted in a helper. Let me know if you liked the paint schemes!

    https://youtu.be/bATIVeVvgAg

    https://youtu.be/NUMJf9A3sWo

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    Looking good. That oil pan seemed like a ton of effort went into it.

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    For something that no one will ever see it was a ton of work..... Those are the type of thankless jobs that go into building a car cheaply though I think.

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    Cool build man!
    Last edited by JfuckinC; 02-05-2021 at 11:40 AM.

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    Somehow in the past 50+ years the fuel filler assembly from the car vanished. I have tried searching for a stock replacement with no luck. I decided to make my own using a generic fuel filler assembly from Amazon, some mandrel bend 2". pipe, and a whole lot of cutting and welding. I am happy with the result other than I need to replace the silicone orange coupler from the tank to the first hard line since silicone isn't fuel rated. I have a rubber piece on the way and will install it before I fill it up for the first time.

    ​​​​​​​Here is the video!
    https://youtu.be/GECzLXq5tN0

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    Thank you for doing something different vs "LS with twin turbskis"

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    LS with twins is almost too cheap, dependable and powerful now. I would rather waste my money on a engine that has less aftermarket options, worse components, lower redline etc...... I am not a smart man.

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