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Poll: Real or model? (44 member(s) have cast votes)

Real or model?

  1. Real (36 votes [81.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 81.82%

  2. Model (8 votes [18.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

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#21 kasteer

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 04:39 AM

Wow! I got my first one correct... :(

#22 george 53

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 05:41 AM

;) AHA! got it down, Daddy-O! What gave it away for me was the shadow of the rear bumper on the ground. The gap between the bumper an the quarter panel is TOO real not to notice.Then I saw those 56 Packard tailights, an for some reason that clinched it for me. It's a BEAUTIFUL car, something I'd expect to see at the AutoRama. Just too cool!A GREAT JOB Harry! ;)

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 06:14 AM

Woohoo !!! Come on Harry, what is this... amateur night? ;) Knew it was real but what a beauty huh? 3 for 3 Harry, I want you to stump me. See ya Monday morning buddy. -Will

#24 Harry P.

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 06:19 AM

Woohoo !!! Come on Harry, what is this... amateur night? ;) Knew it was real but what a beauty huh? 3 for 3 Harry, I want you to stump me. See ya Monday morning buddy. -Will


I have to let you guys win one every now and then... ;)

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 07:51 AM

Wow, two in a row! ;)

Once again the bumper bolts, and particularly the tinted glass were giveaways------it fits almost too well if it were a model. :o

Yes R&R does a model of this one, but I ain't attemptin' it! ;)

I've got their '58 Olds Fiesta wagon-----that one's a lot better, but still needs work to make nice. Juha Airio did one years ago, and it's the nicest version I've seen yet of those '57-'58 hardtop wagons! He started I think with the R&R, but had to redo the chassis and interior, and of course the glass, because they are just soooooo bad! :blink:

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Caballero's are as scarce as hen's teeth these days.............a very classy wagon in it's day, especially in hardtop form!


#26 Harry P.

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 07:56 AM

Wow, two in a row! ;)

Once again the bumper bolts, and particularly the tinted glass were giveaways------it fits almost too well if it were a model. :o

Yes R&R does a model of this one, but I ain't attemptin' it! ;)

I've got their '58 Olds Fiesta wagon-----that one's a lot better, but still needs work to make nice. Juha Airio did one years ago, and it's the nicest version I've seen yet of those '57-'58 hardtop wagons! He started I think with the R&R, but had to redo the chassis and interior, and of course the glass, because they are just soooooo bad! :blink:

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Caballero's are as scarce as hen's teeth these days.............a very classy wagon in it's day, especially in hardtop form!


That's a great looking wagon, Bill. Very cool!

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 08:54 AM

Saw that one at the Good Guys show in Pleasanton.

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 09:13 AM

Saw that one at the Good Guys show in Pleasanton.

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I have to say this is one of the coolest customs I've ever seen. Just the right modifications, perfect color combo, nothing goofy, everything fits, workmanship looks top-notch, perfect stance/rolling stock, interesting subject matter...what a killer car!

#29 Harry P.

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 09:42 AM

I think I may have made one change... ;)

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Edited by harrypri, 22 August 2008 - 09:42 AM.


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Posted 22 August 2008 - 09:54 AM

I think I may have made one change... ;)

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Hey! That faster rake D pillar DOES look better!

I've always wondered if GM used the same rear roof sections from the '55-57 Nomad for their '57-'58 Olds and Buick four door wagons. Seems as though they use a similar flip up rear window section and rear curvature------just different ribbing on the roof section itself.

I can see the leading edge of the C pillar shape where the rear windows may have interchanged with the standard four door hardtops.........just graft on the rear roof section from the Nomad and you've got a NICE wagon!


#31 Harry P.

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 09:59 AM

I've never built a model station wagon in my life...but this one is really tempting (with my "improved" roofline, of course!) ;)

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 10:22 AM

Here is the heads up.

Car is a Kustom 57 Buick wagon, named "Dorthie"

Traditional Rod & Kulture Illustrated magazine. Issue #13, Spring 2008. Cover and pages 12 through 16. This exact picture shows up on page 14 and 15.

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 11:15 AM

Ya got me again Harry. I guess I'm not real good at this, Or maybe I should put my glasses on when I look.
Oh well, I still enjoy guessing every week!!!
Keep up the good work Harry,

Ed B)

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 04:50 PM

now this bugs me. I didnt get to vote and its done. Ah what the heck i say real :rolleyes: :) Love this car. Its the custom car delux magazine car. 57 buick, choped 56 packard lights and some sweet paint. Got the magazine it is in

#35 Harry P.

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 03:11 AM

now this bugs me. I didnt get to vote and its done.


?????? B)

It was open for voting all week long! Where were you?

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 10:35 AM

Hehehe, yah only got me on thet large scale corvette so far Hairy..... :lol:

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 11:27 AM

?????? :lol:

It was open for voting all week long! Where were you?



harri started new school(high school 9th grade) so i could visit here. So didnt see it and couldnt vote. But i voted still even after it was finished :lol: So after one week i was able to come back for the weekend

#38 Harry P.

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 02:31 PM

Hehehe, yah only got me on thet large scale corvette so far Hairy..... :P


I'll get you on the one coming Monday... :blink:

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 10:14 AM

I'll get you on the one coming Monday... :P



gona try and visit monday. So whats it going to be? Donk impala perhaps :D ;) Cant wait

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 08:59 AM

If the keys had been in it, I could have drove this one away last Friday:

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Pretty close.

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Edited by Ronster, 25 August 2008 - 09:02 AM.