1970 GS350 Survivor

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by 1970 STAGE 1, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. alain

    alain Well-Known Member

    :) I wish I wish maybe someday I will run into a O/E car .:(Congrats totally awesome
    Alain:)
     
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  2. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Great score, Scott!

    When you get a chance, can you get a clear shot of the hose that goes from the radiator to the overflow tank?
     
  3. 1970 STAGE 1

    1970 STAGE 1 Well-Known Member

    Merci beaucoup . That is some French I think..
     
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  4. 1970 STAGE 1

    1970 STAGE 1 Well-Known Member

    It is not correct , the hose from the tank to vent is correct though.
     
  5. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Gotcha.
     
  6. 1970 STAGE 1

    1970 STAGE 1 Well-Known Member

    I bought a re cored SJ radiator today . You can bet I will find that hose when it gets put in the car..
     
  7. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    I saw that.

    That hose is a tough one to get a hand on, though.
     
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  8. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    Funny you mention that Ryan being that I recently bought a nice pair of them. I was looking in the assembly manual for something else not long ago, but happened across the page showing them and unless I completely missed something (I was in a hurry and have been meaning to go back & look again) '70 GS 350's did not come with Cross Bar stiffeners. '71-72 did because the 455 was simply an option rather than a separate series as in '70. Someone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong here.
     
  9. Philip66

    Philip66 Well-Known Member

    Wow!!
    This is a fantastic car! Congratulations, and thanks for all of the detailed pics. It’s definitely inspiring and I really love the color combo.

    Drive that thing and enjoy it!
     
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  10. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    So I checked 2 versions of Assy. Manual pg./dwg. 11.4.3 (Revs. 2/3 & 4/24 of '70) and while I'd bet that a few '70 GS 350's rolled off the line by mistake with the "braces" (I'm quite sure none of the assy. line workers were sitting home @ night studying their Assy. manuals and probably were barely paying attention during training:)) and I'm pretty sure I put them on my last '70 GS 350 build, the only cars that should've come with them are GS 455 and GS 455 & Skylark convertibles.

    I'm sure on Scott's car, they were never there and if they were, the marks from the hardware would still be present.

    What jumped out @ me on Scott's beautiful survivor was the black dash bezel. I'm sure my old Dark Saddle bucket seat car had a woodgrain dash and unless I'm mistaken, afaik, it should've had the woodgrain overlay. Maybe they ran out of bezels with woodgrain that day or it was simply a mistake on the line or the line worker thought black would look better w/dark saddle:).
     
  11. 1970 STAGE 1

    1970 STAGE 1 Well-Known Member

    Dano is correct . I checked last night and the holes in the radiator support have never had anything in them. The black paint is in the holes . They are not there and have never been on this car. The black dash bezel has stumped me since I saw the photos on the eBay auction. The bezel on this car does look original in looks to the radio bezel also. I will think it has been there since day 1 , but do not have solid proof of that. It does look better than faded woodgrain ! Thanks to all of the comments that you guys have put on here.
     
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  12. 70staged

    70staged Well-Known Member

    My 70 GS350 car never had the cross braces on the support either
     
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  13. alain

    alain Well-Known Member

    :)Enjoy the GS Do not over analyze this car. It is beautiful;)
    Alain:)
     
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  14. 1970 STAGE 1

    1970 STAGE 1 Well-Known Member

    Thanks ..
     
  15. sriley531

    sriley531 Big green hunk of $#*^....

    Gorgeous car!!! Congrats on landing such a nice clean ride!
     
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  19. Rich Johns

    Rich Johns Platinum Level Contributor

    Radiator support braces were standard in 1970 GS 455 and GS Stage 1 cars.

    Regular 1970 Skylarks and GS 350 cars did nor receive them.
     
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  20. 1970 STAGE 1

    1970 STAGE 1 Well-Known Member

    Thank you , I will !
     

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