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Old 01-04-2007, 08:39 PM
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Frosty, I have to agree, that Buick COULD have been a cool ride, but the way it sits I wouldn't wnat to drive it at the 70-80 the seller indicates he's driven it at. Of course it "rides good", I bet the frame flexes with the undulations of the road! It needs a shorter wheelbase, and it needs a proper front axle/suspension. Did anyone else look at it? The front suspension is from a VW Beetle with coil over shocks helping it hold that V-8 up! Sure, it's safe... maybe... doesn't look it! I know looks CAN be misleading, but this jumble of parts is to mismatched to be on the highway.
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I just realized it was a five window sedan with a bed on it.

I mean, would it have been too hard to just shorten the wheel base to a "normal" length? I'd imagine traction must be horrible.

Also, they could have saved thereself the trouble of putting that bed together, and all the other crap they threw in there, if they would just have had their rear axle positioned normally on the car. Then again, its also huge too.

Hmmm...at that price?
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This is alot better done example of a Small truck frame.


Sure, It would be kinda fun to drive, it would be some work also. It won't look as "right" as a straight axle either.

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Old 01-07-2007, 02:46 PM
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Some people might like that....but its too cluttered looking for me. In my opinion... A nice frame built out of rectangular tubing and a straight axle looks a whole lot nicer unless your going to hide all that ugly with fat fenders.
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I wouldn't want to waste a decent body on it though. That truck is good from about 5 inches up. How my 37' used to be.

Still looks rough though, but out of some of these "Mini-Rats" its probably the only one that actually looks somewhat normal. One example i had was a S-10 Frame with a 48' Ford F-1 cab on it, with 20 inch wheels, and the bottom of the doors were made from license plates.

Also used to have a link to a 40's ford cab on a 50' Shoebox frame, all stock, you actually couldn't notice that it had IFS.

But a straight axle is really the only set-up that will look "right".
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My 41 Chevy Pickup is on a 92 Nissan Pickup frame, just had to weld on new body mounts.
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