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Old 11-10-2010, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by 1939-buick-8
And to be honest i dont really want to cut this frme. i would like to set it on a diffrent frame and put this frame out back untell my kids are grown the redone the org frame.
I can't figure out why the original frame has such an allure to you, but hey, different strokes for different folks. You can roll the old Buick into a shed and lift the body off the frame with a winch and proper strapping to prevent twisting and warping of the body while it is hanging there. Make up a working area and build a flat table to take measurements off of and to weld from. Set the Buick frame on the table and measure it every which way from Sunday. Write down every possible dimension that would be necessary in the building of a new frame.

Autoweld has the facilities to bend up 2" x 3" or 2" x 4" rectangular tubing for you, once you have all the dimensions. I'm not saying have them build the whole mess, just have them bend some of the more difficult bends and angles, then weld the whole thing together yourself.

There is a certain rewarding feeling to putting the car back together with stock front end pieces, but you are stuck with Armstrong steering and brakes that are perhaps....less than adequate in today's driving arena.

I guess we need to find out a little more of how you want the car to perform....

Stock drum brakes or Power-assisted disc brakes?
Stock steering or Power-assisted rack & pinion or power-assisted worm & sector?
Stock drivetrain or later model Buick motor/transmission?
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