64 Skylark......."ALPHA LARK"

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Steve Reynolds, Oct 22, 2017.

  1. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    I'm not sure how often I'll post, but I thought I'd start a thread with my build. The "real build" commences this winter, but I did have a little time this summer and fall to at least "get started" on the project. My goal is simple............an 8 second street car on pump gas. Sounds kind of "crazy", but with the new block and boost it's become fairly simple.
    1964 Skylark
    535 Tomahawk with Procharger
    TH400 W/ Reid case and all good internals
    9" Ford with Moser internals, Wavetrac 35 spline
    Mini tubs w/pinched frame
    Coil overs all around
    Wilwood discs all around
    Rack & Pinion manual steering
    10 point cage

    So far I've collected a lot of parts, but the only thing I've really accomplished is getting the rear end finished up and installed. Some pics of the progress, more to follow at some point.............. 20171020_174035 res.jpg 20171021_115753 res.jpg ] 20171020_174110 res.jpg 20171021_112537 res.jpg 20171021_112543 res.jpg [/ATTACH]
     
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  2. Gallagher

    Gallagher Founders Club Member

    Oh man. That’s gonna be awesome.
    I’ve been waiting for this build to start.
     
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  3. mbusher83

    mbusher83 Well-Known Member

    That's awesome Steve, keep us posted with lots of pics!
     
  4. Jim Rodgers

    Jim Rodgers Well-Known Member

    Show us some pics of the car! The underside looks nice and solid, and clean.
     
  5. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    The car is quite solid, although covered in dents and holes to weld shut. It came from Georgia.
     

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  6. badbuik

    badbuik Well-Known Member

    Very nice Steve! Mine looks like a turd compared to yours and some of the others that are "coming outa the wood work"!!! Keep up the great work, and sharing progress pics.
    Gary G.
     
  7. Chi-Town67

    Chi-Town67 Gold Level Contributor

    That's gonna be a bad boy!! Can't wait to see it done. What color are you thinkin'? Black,Black,Black.Black,Black.....
     
  8. 455monte

    455monte Well-Known Member

    Very nice!
    Following this thread!
     
  9. stg2NW

    stg2NW Well-Known Member

    Looks great Steve! Looking forward to seeing your latest project come together.
     
  10. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    Thanks guys.
    Color.......not sure yet. Going back and forth on a few.
    Not black though.........I LOVE black, but don't love keeping it up. My Shelby was black......sold that this spring and bought a black Camaro SS. Enough black for me for a long while! LOL

    I'll post more when I have progress. Right now it's still minimal build time available.
     
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  11. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    Just making sure the tires fit! Plenty of room.......may be able to fit 295's. 20171025_173509 res.jpg 20171025_173516 res.jpg
     
  12. dan gaither

    dan gaither Member

    That looks amazing Steve. Can you post any pictures of the frame narrowing /wheel tub modifications you did? Thanks.
     
  13. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    Dan,
    I traded my 65 post car for this 64 hardtop. One of the reasons I traded was because the frame was already narrowed and the wheel tubs widened. Saved me a lot of time and grief. I did weld some extra reinforcements to the frame but it was minor. I'll post some pics of what was done when I can.
    Thanks
     
  14. britt'sStage 1

    britt'sStage 1 A Lone Wolf In D.C.

    Steve...I know you're gonna meet your goals...if the car you're building now is as half as bada$$ as the GSX...We all may have to bow down.
    I'd like to see a custom set of Rallye wheels on it. Front and rear (rear with Beadlocks...!!!) Mr.Jay B.Britt,Jr.
     
  15. britt'sStage 1

    britt'sStage 1 A Lone Wolf In D.C.

    As for color...the Teal Green that was Lawrence Conley's TWEAKED, is a nice color. Mr.Jay B.Britt,Jr.
     
  16. sriley531

    sriley531 Getting Carried Away....

    Awesome Steve! I look forward to following along, your talent and attention to detail will net a beautiful result I'm sure!
     
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  17. MIKE Z buicks

    MIKE Z buicks Well-Known Member

    Steve, you're going over the top again. We talked about this before- street cruiser, flat black, fun to drive street car, no fancy paint. I thought I'd better chime in before you got too far!
     
  18. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    Yea Mike, I think of that every day..........usually while I'm ordering something!!
     
  19. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    Tried the hood, just to get a feel for how it'll look. I like it!!
    Taking it to the frame shop this weekend. Need to have the front end tweeked and corrected. It must have gotten a slight hit during it's 53 years of existence. Easy fix, just something I can't do in my shop. Then I'll start the front end work, followed by the cage installation.
    All in due time!! LOL
     

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  20. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    Stocking up parts. Some goodies came Yesterday!!
     

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