1964 Skylark build thread Project Angry Bird First a little background. I have been a long time Buick Fan and have owned a 65' Special and a Triple black 72' GS 350 cloned to a 455 stage one car prior to this car. My grandfather was a die hard Buick man and I guess he passed it on. After selling my last project (72' GMC Sierra Grande truck) I was ready to start something new but it was going to have to be on a budget since my family comes first. I wanted to start with a solid driver and the 70-72 GS cars were to expensive at the time. I always liked the 64-65 cars for there simplicity and they fit in my budget better. I purchased this car from a board member in March of 2007. It was a nicely optioned early build car with back-up lights, AM radio, all the exterior trim, bucket seats, ironing board console, and an automatic. My orginal intention was to purchase a nice stock car and transplant a Grand National drivetrain. Shortly after the purchase I began to collect the parts and aquired a 87' GN engine and trans. I promised myself I wouldn't tear the car down until I had the majority of the parts for the conversion. While slowly collecting parts my family and I enjoyed the car with the stock drivetrain. We did weekend cruises and the occasional car show. Here is a picture of me and my Grandparents circa 1965 (notice the car in the background). The next pic. is the car as purchased and the GN engine and trans.