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PostSubject: 1950 Olds    Wed 21 May 2014, 6:07 am

I'm going to mess with your head a little here. Pics will follow after I've in inflicted my imagined story of the Olds.

Lee has just made junior partner at Batten, Van Atta & Harken's law practice in Marion, Indiana. A subtle hint from a senior partner that
Lee's 1942 Chevrolet is not suitable transportation for an up & comming lawyer has caused him to go car shopping.

Fords are too common, and something more upmarket than a Chevrolet is needed. Chryslers only offer flat head sixes- too sedate for our hero,
Mercurys are just a tarted up Ford.  A convertible or hardtop would be nice, but he can't be too flashy, it wouldn't do to upstage old man Harkens new Buick Roadmaster.

What to buy? An Oldsmobile 88 fits the bill. A sober color & modest Club Coupe body. Since is is a partner after all, lets splash out on trim rings,
a heater & a radio. No Hydramatic for Lee, he's a stick man.

Boy, is that new Rocket 303 engine something! Lucky he's a lawyer- there could be some speeding tickets in his future.


Now back to reality. Waiting for the PVA on the rear window to cure. Window fell out during the final wash, so you'll have to wait until tomorrow.

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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Olds    Wed 21 May 2014, 5:05 pm

 Cool I am hanging around to see his pick.
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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Olds    Thu 22 May 2014, 2:40 am

Here she is. Got to paint the tail light lenses, that's about it.









In company with my other Oldsmobiles & Buicks.
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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Olds    Thu 22 May 2014, 3:00 am

The Olds looks great. And that is one nice collection of Oldsmobiles and Buicks!
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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Olds    Thu 22 May 2014, 5:23 am

Both are out standing. The 50 Olds and the collection. Nice work. That Red Paint really shines in the sunlight.
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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Olds    Thu 22 May 2014, 10:27 am

You did a great job on it Chris. The paint, the BMF, the fat walls all work well together to create just the right look.

  

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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Olds    Thu 22 May 2014, 1:59 pm

When whitewalls were w-i-d-e ! Nice work and a good example of the chrome era. Really good collection too of Buicks and Oldsmobiles. I see a brown car, top row 4th from the right that looks pretty rare, don't think it's a Toronado, maybe a late model Riviera. Top row lt. blue Cutlass or Buick Special is unusual too. Thanx for sharing fotos!
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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Olds    Thu 22 May 2014, 2:04 pm

Wow! It looks great - and the collection too! Story is a nice touch.

  
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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Olds    Thu 22 May 2014, 7:46 pm

Nice pictures! It looks real! Nice collection too!
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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Olds    Thu 22 May 2014, 9:37 pm

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When whitewalls were w-i-d-e ! Nice work and a good example of the chrome era.  Really good collection too of Buicks and Oldsmobiles.  I see a brown car, top row 4th from the right that looks pretty rare, don't think it's a Toronado, maybe a late model Riviera.  Top row lt. blue Cutlass or Buick Special is unusual too.  Thanx for sharing fotos!

Toronado it is. And spot on with the Cutlass too. The wagon is due for restoration- the BMF is falling apart. I've run out of space in this cabinet, to get the 1950 Olds in I had to remove the '63 Starfire.

It's currently in for a light makeover- polish & New BMF.

Cheers & thanks for all the compliments.
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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Olds    Fri 23 May 2014, 12:10 am

Magnificent Classic build!  
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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Olds    Fri 23 May 2014, 4:07 pm

Hi Mr W,

This looks sweet, you have some really, really, reeeeeeally big trees near you...

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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Olds    Fri 23 May 2014, 6:58 pm

Great job. The color is spot on for 1950. I'm old enough to remember the excitement when Olds brought out the OHV engine. Seems like everybody, at least in my family, wanted one.

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