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1953 Suburban with a V8

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For what it's worth, I like the '53. The flat black used to be my cup-o-tea, and I can still find some appeal to the paint job (or lack thereof, I suppose), but I am leery of buying others previous mods. Be it paint, bodywork, engine/tranny swaps or any other modifications that I wasn't there to witness the quality of. I have seen a wide array of quality to not-so-quality "upgrades". I've heard horror stories about frames splitting and engines falling out due to someone else's interpretation of safety. If I were to invest money into a car, I would want to find something as close to stock as possible. Anything I were to do to it afterwards would be on me. It's a sharp looking ride and I'm sure someone out there will pay the asking price without trouble.

 

 

Lead heavy, exactly why I have not modified anything. The exceptiona are the disc brakes and I chose a kit that is road tested and a mfgrd kit harness for the electrical. Even the cabin paint. It shows some primer and that is factory primer. I will only put as good of a shine on it that it will provide, the next owner then will know what he is buying and could increase the car's value somewhat. 

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36 minutes ago, leadheavy52 said:

For what it's worth, I like the '53. The flat black used to be my cup-o-tea, and I can still find some appeal to the paint job (or lack thereof, I suppose), but I am leery of buying others previous mods. Be it paint, bodywork, engine/tranny swaps or any other modifications that I wasn't there to witness the quality of. I have seen a wide array of quality to not-so-quality "upgrades". I've heard horror stories about frames splitting and engines falling out due to someone else's interpretation of safety. If I were to invest money into a car, I would want to find something as close to stock as possible. Anything I were to do to it afterwards would be on me. It's a sharp looking ride and I'm sure someone out there will pay the asking price without trouble.

 

-Austin

I am now to the point where I prefer original paint,surface rust,rust holes,and all. Who knows what is hiding under shiny paint,and after having bought two shiny cars that were just coated with plastic and the old paint not even really sanded before the new paint was applied,I'm done buying shiny cars unless I know or a friend knows who did the bodywork and paint,and the methods they used.

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