1970 GS455 Stage 1 "Bimbo"

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by JesiM, May 16, 2018.

  1. TWO72"s

    TWO72"s Silver Level contributor

    Awesome you still have it in the family !!! Best of luck on the restoration you found the right place for help and parts !!!
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    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block


    So sorry for the loss of your father but how cool to see one of his wrench turners pick up the Buick torch and charge ahead!

    I am sure I speak for everyone that we will help you however we can.

    Personally speaking I am working on a kinda barn find "Poor Touring" 70 GSX tribute to keep my costs down. The interior,under the hood and in trunk will be as nice as I can make it and power will be as good as I can afford. Other than that it's gonna look down and dirty on the street and I am cool with that. Love your Lakewood traction bars and the vintage stickers (got both of those also on mine) and just general overall patina even though that is taking "Let Buick light your fire!" a little too literally!:D

    Anyhow you can save a ton on paint and body work and possibly enjoy it more not sweating scratches and I have just used friends on here "trashed" (read cheap) parts and they flow right in perfectly lol

    Your choice though, full resto or crispy kritter it is gonna be cool. If you go the rough route I was mentioning I will have spare parts as I collected spares of a lot of things so I could chose which one looked most correct with the looks of my car.

    Either way a BIG Welcome from North Carolina! : )

    Here's mine lol 455-4 speed! Woo Hoo!
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  3. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    I figured that.

    At the very least, get it out of the engine bay and somewhere safe.
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  4. JesiM

    JesiM Well-Known Member

    That'll be the next step, for sure!
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  5. HeavensDevil

    HeavensDevil Well-Known Member

    Best thread going right now!
    Im 35 as well, its nice to be in a place where thats considered young haha
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  6. JesiM

    JesiM Well-Known Member

    It feels like I'm part of this awesome nerd group now :) I know all I talk about is the car. I've been spouting off specs to anybody who will listen, my phone is full of car pictures and diagrams, not to mention all my texts threads are about cars at this point. Thank you guys for bringing me in!

    Ps I didn't get to work on the car today, I had to work late :(
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  7. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

    Hello, my name is Jesi and I'm a Buick addict!

    HI,.............. Jesi.(fellow Buick addicts acknowledge in the far near distance):D:D:D

    Pretty soon before you know it your signature will grow with more Buick Toys in your stable. You'll be REALLY hooked when you feel that Buick torque! Welcome aboard, contrary to what some women think, cars ARE fun.
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  8. DBS

    DBS Well-Known Member

    Awesome! My daughter is the one who takes after me. Very cool & special car, not only because it was your dad's, but also because there were a handful of people in '70 who knew exactly what they were doing when they ordered these "stripper" (straight bench seat 4-sp. being the ultimate) GS's. As you know, Buick was a luxury car & most GS's were mu h more highly optioned, but these people knew that the torque was the number that really mattered on the street (& @ the track). I still find it somewhat amazing that Buick even offered these low option 4-sp. cars.
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  9. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    #bimbothestripper :D:D
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  10. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    Now, now Brett...This is a family friendly show. Let's not get carried away here:).
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  11. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    Be thankful it wasn't a bench seat/manual steering car:). IMHO, other than maybe swapping the power steering for disk brakes (or just dropping the PS), it's actually optioned about darn near perfectly. Buckets/consolette/Rallye steering wheel/F-41 is about as Muscle Car as it gets.
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  12. PGSS

    PGSS Well-Known Member

    What,,, no more pic's of your puppy's and kitten's:D
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  13. Mike Sobotka

    Mike Sobotka Founders Club Member

    It's all good, we're here to help. Carry on!
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  14. turbotimmer

    turbotimmer Stage 1 4 speed

    Awesome car! Subscribed.
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  15. StagedCat

    StagedCat Platinum Level Contributor

    Yeah, that work thing gets in the way of what we really want to do, party on Garth......
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  16. JesiM

    JesiM Well-Known Member

    I have disk brakes in the front, wasn't that normal?
  17. rkammer

    rkammer '71 GS455 Arctic White

    No. Manual drum brakes were standard even on GS455s. Power drum brakes was one option and power disc brakes another option. Power disc brakes were standard only on the GSX.
  18. rkammer

    rkammer '71 GS455 Arctic White

    Jesi, Here's a copy of the 1970 GS wholesale order form you might find interesting. Shows all the options and what they were available on.

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  19. Taulbee2277

    Taulbee2277 Silver Level contributor

    Cool project! Welcome to the Buick 'nerd' group, where most have phones full of car related text and enjoy hearing (reading) specs and adventures.
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  20. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    When you get those docs from Mike, send a copy to Mike Trom here on the board and he'll make a very cool reproduction window sticker for you.

    Here's the one he did for me.

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