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1954 Buick Wildcat II ( no guts, no glory )


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#41 bryan_m

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:26 AM

all that beautiful work on the clip, and barbeque too!! who could ask for more.....

i just noticed your bbq site, nice!

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:27 AM

PM sent Ken

#43 uncle potts

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:19 PM

I know that projects can stall and life gets in the way, but has there been any progress since June? I would love to see how this project has progressed, if you've been able. If not I understand, I've been away from the bench since may, due to summer activities, and then ahome improvement project forced upon me by a broken water pipe inside a wall in my house. Can you update us please?



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:56 AM

Sorry no updates. I'll be getting back to it soon. Family health issues and work have taken most of my time but I haven't given up.



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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:13 PM

Incredible work!  It's a beautiful car.  Here's another view that I hope helps you out a little...

 

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#46 H.A.K

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:57 PM

Dude that is slick lookin. Hope to see more soon. I'm lovin it.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:20 AM

Outstanding work! what a great idea of using wood to create the master.

 

This is an incredible car with a lot of technical challenges. I look forward end (see marketing) of this car.



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:00 AM

Awesome work!!!!!



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:27 PM

Hey Rick... I also found this early photo of the Wildcat.  Check out the hubs.  It looks like they don't turn, and act as a scoop for the brakes...

 

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:01 PM

Maybe a little over a year but I'd hate to see this one just die. Any new updates?



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:35 PM

Add me to the list of wanting to see progress. Great project. I hope to see more of it.

 

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:28 PM

COOOOOOOL Car, and coool project!!  We need more!!



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 04:51 PM

Nice work indeed and an interesting part of GM history.....you are a real craftsman!!!

 

If Harley Earl had his way in the fifties....  this car would have supplanted the Corvette and Zora Duntov would not have been hired or he would have been fired after a year or two as chief design engineer for the Corvette.....(he nearly was!!!).....   this car would have failed in the long run (as the Corvette nearly did in '54).... and GOK what we would be driving now!!!!

 

Just my two cents from a Corvette sick-o...   1:1 & little....

 

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 04:14 PM

Outstanding build, look forward to more updates.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:48 PM

Looks great, can't wait to see more!



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 04:54 AM

Congratulations to the brave project ! I enjoyed how fine you curved the mold for vakuum forming. I made similar way my Chevrolet XP 700 model. The difference is only that I needed remove the very end of the front of a Corvette 1962 model only. I replaced it with a block of wood and after than curved the shape. A late advice: I use for such molds (and nearly to all curvings) linden wood - there is nearly no wood graining. You get a perfect surface after fine sanding and rather easy to curve too.
I shall follow your work because the Wildcat II is one of my popular concept car !