Finishing a Late Friend’s Handmade 1956 “Baby” Buick Special Mini Car

Handmade Mini 1956 Buick Special

Karl Fisher at Make It Kustom is working to honor a late friend, Cam Fletcher (1973-2022), who started building this mini Buick Special from the leftovers of a car that was so rusted out, it only had small pieces of sheet metal that could be saved — thankfully they were the parts that gave the old Buick its character.

So, rather than scrapping everything, he figured that with some fresh sheet metal and a little creativity, he could build a miniature car from what was left.

Unfortunately, Cam passed away before he could finish the build, and Karl was given all the parts and pieces by the family as they knew he would make this mini car a running reality.

The body is essentially complete and it makes for a really cool little ride, but it has no chassis or drivetrain.

In this episode of Make It Kustom, Karl is working to make this little car a runner and driver starting with the chassis…

The Mini Buick Special is a Roller

Narrowing the Rims to Fit New White Wall Tires

Karl mounts new wide whitewall scooter tires on the 1956 “Baby” Buick Special mini car. The rims get narrowed for proper appearing fitment…

Looking Dapper in Wide Whites

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