In the beginning

This page has pictures of my 1937 Buick Special.

My next challenge, front door posts. I'll have to brace this area pretty good before I remove the body from the frame. When the front doors are opened they fall about 2 inches. The floor just inside of the door post areas are rusted out and flex from the weight of the doors.

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Driver's side door post area.

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Passenger's side door post area.

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Bracing the front door posts for the rotisserie.

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My son Andy and his friend Matt helped pulled the body off the frame and mount it on the rotisserie. It went very easy and I didn't get any flex so I must have braced the weak floor enough.

After mounting the body on the rotisserie I pressure washed the frame. There was a lot of caked on gunk on the differencial and front suspension parts. I didn't find any more bad spots on the frame, all of the rust damage seems to be confined to the front crossmember.

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by Robert A. Jones. All rights reserved.Last updated on March 6, 2010