Brad and Gale Bez' 1948 Buick

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The Buick as it sat when Brad and Gale found it. Photo courtesy of Brad and Gale Bez.
The Buick as it sat after Brad and Gale dragged it home. Photo courtesy of Brad and Gale Bez.
Photo courtesy of Brad and Gale Bez.
Photo courtesy of Brad and Gale Bez.
Photo courtesy of Brad and Gale Bez.
Photo courtesy of Brad and Gale Bez.

1948 Buick Roadmaster sport custom owned by Brad and Gale Bez. Brad and Gale's roadster is actually a cut down Sedanette, and it features extensive lead work behind the seating compartment, across the fender top ridges and in the trunk surround. Brad and Gale bought the one-off custom in 2014, and they are currently looking for more info about it. It was located in Milwaukee and then moved to the Chicago area where it was in a garage fire. In 2009 it was purchased by a St Louis Buick collector. Brad and Gale were totally knocked out when they first spotted the old custom at the property of the Buick collector, and they literally flipped a circle in the middle of a busy road in order to go back and take a look at it. They bought the car, as they were looking for a cool 1940s car to pair with their vintage late 1940s - early 1950s travel trailer. Brad and Gale are in the business of classic car restoration, running the company Bez Auto Alchemy, and they plan to do a frame-off restoration with some minor adjustments. Future plans include more body line smoothing, different bumper treatments, some grill work, mild frenching here and there, a custom interior and dash treatment along with a convertible top and a removable hard top. The Fireball 8 engine will be rebuilt with custom engineered intake and exhaust, mild porting on the head, modern pistons and rings, addition of a pvc valve and an electronic ignition.[1]

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