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Old 05-20-2009, 11:05 AM
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Both cars belong to my grandpa, he's currently sort of flipping the Buick, the Ford is his baby that's he's been building for the last 6-7 years. These are his 4th and 3rd classics, respectively.

My car knowledge with V8's and such is limited, so bear with me

1937 Buick Eight
-Stock/origial motor with 8 cylinders.
-Straight piped exhaust
-15" mag wheels
-JVC head unit w/ 3 speakers inluding a center channel :rofl:
- Sun 5" tach (speedo doesn't work, we use the tach to guess the speed
-Repainted with a custom hand mixed "super secret" black, 4-5 coats clear. The paint is about 36" deep, meaning when it's washed and waxed, you can hold a tape measure to a body panel and read all the way up to 36" clearly. He voluntarily teaches autobody at the school I'm attending this fall, his students 2 years ago repainted it in class and used it at their booth for Back to the 50's (MN classic car show with 12k+ cars) last summer.

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My reflection in the paint
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Grandma shows up pretty clear standing 10 feet away
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Garage where dreams come true...and Accord clutch replacements
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1935 Ford Cabriolet
-Boss 302 block with 351 heads
-Full PnP heads, port matched with 3 angle valves yada yada yada
-4 barrel carb
-Comp 3 cams
-Roller rockers (next weekend)
-4-1 headers
-A/C and power steering
-Full coilover suspension w/ rubber rake (aka larger rear tires make the rake, not the coils.)
-17x7F/17x9R Intro Swirl Classic wheels
-Used to have Corvette 8-piston calipers...
-Full leather interior w/ power seats
-Shaved doors and trunk
-Power actuated trunk
-LED tails
-Chopped top w/ custom ragtop
-Way too many other custom things... it started as a rolling chassis w/ body.
-Everything except upholstery was installed/built by my Grandpa
-He won't dyno it, but is very certain it pushes 450hp+ after it's final tune and roller rockers.

Sorry no engine pics... I'll get them next time

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Other cars in the garage include an '06 Explorer and an '05 Accord EX-L. His first car was a 1967 Mustang Fastback, followed by a 1933 Ford Roadster, both 100% built in his garage.

Thanks for looking and what I get to ride in and hopefully drive soon
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beautiful cars
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Can think of a lot of other things I'd rather have.
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