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Old 03-09-2012, 11:08 AM
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'95 Roadmaster Donor for '37 Roadmaster

Got to tell everyone I'm pretty stoked. After lots of research and searching I finally bought a donor car for my '37 Buick Roadmaster.
I bought a '95 Roadmaster with a LT1 engine, 4L60E transmission, Impala SS wheels, and only 52K miles.
I'm not planning on using the rear drive because I already have '97 Tbird irs.
I am planning on using the engine, transmission, steering column, wheels, leather heated seats (with some mods), instrument cluster, electrical harness.
1) Does anyone know if I can use the:
electric windows,
power locks,
door hinges,
air ride system on my t-bird irs,
floor to replace wood floor in my '37,
and AC & heating systems?
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:29 AM
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You lucky! I've always wanted one of those. What condition is it in?
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:39 AM
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I inherited the '37. It is all complete, but sat outside for 25 years so rust repair req'd. Has not ran since 50's. The '95 Roadmaster donor car is in excellent condition. Will part out anthing I don't use.
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Don't sell or throw away any pieces off the '95 until the entire project is done. I speak from experience.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:47 AM
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Swapping floor

One hot rod builder said that the trans hump of the '95 Roadmaster floor may not be tall enough in my '37, just depends on where the engine and trans sit.
He said if it is not tall enough I can build a custom hump.
1) If the hump is not tall enough, is it still worthwhile to cut out the donor floor?
2) The metal on the newer car is probably thinner than my '37 Buick. Is it thick enough or would I be better off with thicker metal.
3) Are the replacement panels that can be bought a lot easier to install and can anyone recommend a good source if I go that route?
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