1954 Olds 2dr Hardtop (Restomod Project)

Old September 24th, 2013, 10:21 AM
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Any updates on this car yet sir?
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Old September 24th, 2013, 11:17 AM
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Trying to fill my vault to build it. There is lots of echoing when I walk inside it right now.
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Old September 24th, 2013, 08:38 PM
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Trying to fill my vault to build it. There is lots of echoing when I walk inside it right now.
I hear ya Richard! Hope you're able to get workin' on it soon.
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Old March 12th, 2014, 04:55 PM
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Hi Richard.
Any updates on the 54?
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Old March 12th, 2014, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by tru-blue 442 View Post
Hi Richard.
Any updates on the 54?
I wish there was but it has not been touched yet. We ended up buying land across the street and plan to build a house there in the next two years. Until thats done I won't be doing much with the 54. Anything I do needs to be making money toward the house. Once it and a new shop is built I sell this one and hopefully have a little left over for the 54.
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Old March 13th, 2014, 05:16 AM
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Buying property is always a good thing.
Congrats! Building a new home, sweet.
Good luck with it, and watch out for the MAW's...
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Old March 13th, 2014, 05:42 AM
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new shop??????

New shop? Bigger and better????? Sasafrasasasafras . I will be looking forward to that thread too .
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Old May 24th, 2014, 05:52 AM
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Richard, give a call. Need to come to our new place maybe get some ideas. We have been here 1 year now.
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Old May 26th, 2014, 12:29 PM
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Richard, give a call. Need to come to our new place maybe get some ideas. We have been here 1 year now.
Its crazy how time flys. Seems like its only been a month or two.
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Old August 19th, 2014, 04:50 PM
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Congrats!!!! How much did you pay for her?
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Old August 20th, 2014, 07:01 AM
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Congrats!!!! How much did you pay for her?


Perhaps he is just overly curious, but this is the second time in as many threads that I've noticed 'bespokemotoring' asking what people paid for a car - my grandmother would have slapped my wrist for asking such questions that "are none of my concern". Just my opinion.
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Old August 20th, 2014, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by bespokemotoring View Post
Congrats!!!! How much did you pay for her?
I paid what I thought it was worth.
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Old August 20th, 2014, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by gearheads78 View Post
I paid what I thought it was worth.
Well played...
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Old August 21st, 2014, 03:18 AM
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The reason I was asking is to find out what is the average price of a vehicle in this condition. I just bought a 56 98 and a 56 88 in similar condition in a package deal for $2500 and was wondering if I got my money's worth.
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Originally Posted by bespokemotoring View Post
The reason I was asking is to find out what is the average price of a vehicle in this condition. I just bought a 56 98 and a 56 88 in similar condition in a package deal for $2500 and was wondering if I got my money's worth.
you did good
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Old August 21st, 2014, 10:42 PM
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bespoke, any pic's of the two?

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Old August 21st, 2014, 11:05 PM
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bespoke, any pic's of the two?

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Yes, posted them in the newbie section.
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found them

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Old February 23rd, 2015, 08:09 AM
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Anything happen on this build yet?
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Old February 24th, 2015, 06:53 AM
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Anything happen on this build yet?
Yea but the only building right now is a full housing devolopment for yellow jackets.

Life , family , job keep getting in my way and I won't want it to be one of those cars that get blown apart and never finished so I have not touched it yet. I have a couple quick driver builds to do and a little customer work and then I hope to at least move this one inside later this year.
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Old December 19th, 2015, 10:33 AM
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stay with the 54, ive owned one and several 55 one of which I still have, the 54 was a better built car than the 55. I have the original 324 engine in mine with hydramatic, 154 k miles, runs and drives. love these cars.
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Old December 29th, 2015, 04:53 PM
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stay with the 54, ive owned one and several 55 one of which I still have, the 54 was a better built car than the 55. I have the original 324 engine in mine with hydramatic, 154 k miles, runs and drives. love these cars.
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Its not going anywere. My kids might be grown when I can build it but it will get built.
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Old July 1st, 2016, 09:29 AM
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Any updates??
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Old July 1st, 2016, 06:06 PM
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to keep you inspired, Here's a pic of a 54 I'm putting the finishing touches on. The color of this one is a custom green pearl I custom mixed. ~BOB
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Originally Posted by gearheads78 View Post
Its not going anywere. My kids might be grown when I can build it but it will get built.
Richard that makes me think of my 57 Chevy 210 2-door sedan. I have had the car since 1968 and have paid more in storage than it would be worth if Chip Foose restored it. I have collected parts for years. My biggest problem is lack of space. It is now going to be a retirement project since I will be retiring next year. Don't let your 54 do that.
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Originally Posted by redoldsman View Post
Richard that makes me think of my 57 Chevy 210 2-door sedan. I have had the car since 1968 and have paid more in storage than it would be worth if Chip Foose restored it. I have collected parts for years. My biggest problem is lack of space. It is now going to be a retirement project since I will be retiring next year. Don't let your 54 do that.
Feels like the way things are going. At least I don't have to pay for storage LOL
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Just remember Richard its hard to build a car on social insecurity
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