1968-1969 GS 4 Speed Restorations

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by gd2227, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Blah, Blah, Blah

    OK Alan, I give up :mad: What am I missing :Do No:
     
  2. cjp69

    cjp69 Platinum Level Contributor

    SHOW OFF!
     
  3. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

  4. 54Rich

    54Rich Silver Level contributor

  5. 54Rich

    54Rich Silver Level contributor

    Yea the red lights really look better than the correct ones:rolleyes: I think you sould install some of that neon rope lighting under the car, red of course:moonu:

    Sure rub salt in a wound, I'll dive it someday:Dou:
     
  6. cjp69

    cjp69 Platinum Level Contributor

    Sounds like maybe it is a Custom, not a real GS. :bla:
     
  7. Tim N.

    Tim N. Platinum Level Contributor

    I thought it was illegal to have red lights in the front and that only amber/yellow were allowed?
     
  8. Tim N.

    Tim N. Platinum Level Contributor

    LOL I believe that is why there are yellow bulbs out there (unless they have discontinued them ), because I think the clear ones are illegal as well. Not busting on you, as I have to figure something out for my 68. I have been debating on going the LED route.
     
  9. 69GS400s

    69GS400s ...my own amusement ride!

    boy ... am I ever glad I passed on that car :moonu:

    If I hadn't, I never would have found this

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  10. cjp69

    cjp69 Platinum Level Contributor

    Dana has that thing looking sweet!

    If you would have bought the 4 speed, you still would have found the wagon, you just wouldn't have been able to buy it and maybe one of us would have instead. :beers2:
     
  11. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    ..and I would have been 'stuck' with this...

    Alan- she looks GREAT! Great find!!!:beer
     

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  12. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    Working on a 3-speed resto! Anybody have some rear trunk trim?

    GS 350 3-speed floor shift; Twilight Blue/ black buckets :TU:

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  13. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    Ted- looking good! Hit me up on the PM with what you need :TU:
     
  14. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    Nice, old thread. Since the convertible has been sold, I can begin on the 'other' 69 GS 4 speed AND the soon-to-be-home 68 GS 400 4 speed. Here is where I am at with the first:

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  15. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    After 20+ YEARS, this Stage 1 4 speed finally has a heart!!!! This is the 'fun' engine- 69 RR 400, standard rebuild, 113A cam, B4B, 800 CFM quadrajet, headers, etc.. The RS stage will be rebuilt and made to look 'concours'- correct colors, markings, plating, etc...
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  16. dl7265

    dl7265 No car then Mopar

    I'll buy you an adult beverage the first time it moves under it's own power!
     
  17. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    Here's something for the 4 speed crowd. MOST 1969 GS 400 4 speeds that have had the radiator tag attached have had a 350 4 speed decal on it. I also confirmed this with my current 69 stage 1 4 speed and Mike B's restored 69 Stage 1 ragtop. I found this and thought it was interesting.. The decal is clearly stamped 400 STAGE 1 MAN. TRANS.
     

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  18. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    Haven't update this in a while... So...

    1. For those of you on facebook, Rich Garber is getting his 69 GS 400 4 speed into paint. Here is his page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/1969-Buick-Restoration/131828133564349
    Great for reference pics, progress, finishes, etc.

    2. My 69 Stage is now RUNNING!! Thanks to Dave Hanlon (Dave H), who handled the front suspension, disc brake conversion, exhaust, shifter linkage and fine tuning of the engine!!! The plan is to break the engine in this week and home for final assembly this weekend. Despite the 113A cam, headers, 2.5" exhaust, it's QUIETER than the 68 350 Skylark?!?!? Pics after she returns home.

    I encourage ANYONE who is working on a 1968-1969 GS 4 speed to please post pics and progress on this thread!!!

    Thanks for stopping by!! :)
     
  19. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    That is awesome George! my progress: installed the GS qtr emblems...
     
  20. bbb72

    bbb72 Well-Known Member

    photo (1).jpg photo (2).JPG securedownload.jpg here is pic if my stage1 I am repainting the firewall and all parts that can be under the hood, all new front end parts(ball joints tie rods etc..) pic 2 is after many hr. with a wire brush, pic 3 is after primer. some one had it all done but I did not like the work.
     

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