66' finally done after 9 years

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by ojthornapple, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. ojthornapple

    ojthornapple Well-Known Member

    455 4speed posi car that was purchased new in IL. went to PA. then to WI and finally here to Meridian Idaho./Originally a all white Full dress Skylark, 340/300. Now 1970 Cascade blue w/1970 455 .060 over mild build. 4 speed is a rebuilt 7K T-10 out of a 65' GS. 70' disc brakes, PST front end. Not a pedigree but it all comes together nicely.
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  2. scott kerns

    scott kerns Silver Level contributor

    Congrats! I am Jealous! Looks great.

    Scott
     
  3. TODD'S 67

    TODD'S 67 Time for another Buick!

    She turned out nice!
     
  4. DaWildcat

    DaWildcat Platinum Level Contributor

    Gorgeous! Congrats on the results after such a long time.

    Devon
     
  5. Oldskewl59

    Oldskewl59 Silver Level contributor

    Very nice ride!
     
  6. nekkidhillbilly

    nekkidhillbilly post whore

  7. ojthornapple

    ojthornapple Well-Known Member

    Hey Guys, I been doing this trip for about 50 years now and in that time I've been criticized for everything from shopping swap meets to my cars not being "Correct". Well, I'm not or never been a high dollar collector. I do most everything myself or on a shoe string. I have always built what "I" liked and how I thought the car looked or ran the best. All on a tight budget. Maybe I'm getting sentimental in my old age but the comments you all left me here mean allot. Been a long time coming. Thank you! OJ
     
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  8. batcar

    batcar Well-Known Member

    Look's GREAT
     
  9. TODD'S 67

    TODD'S 67 Time for another Buick!

    Nothing wrong with customizing a car to your liking, that's what makes us unique!
     
  10. 19richie66

    19richie66 4:13

    Your car looks great! It still looks like a buick,still is powered by a buick and is tastefully simple.Nothing wrong with that.I would drive it anyday. :TU:
     
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  11. 65specialconver

    65specialconver kennedy-bell MIA

    Your car looks great!:TU: Having bought my convert in 1975,and just getting it "my way" a couple years ago,i know the pleasure your feeling:laugh: I took a few libertys on my car too,i think you should have it the way you want,good job.:beer
     
  12. Fenno

    Fenno WILDCAT

    Bloody great. Fantastic finish,, enjoy the ride.
     
  13. skylarkpaul

    skylarkpaul Well-Known Member

    You should be proud of your car. No need to defend what you've done to it to make it YOURS ! I love it man.
     
  14. austingta

    austingta Well-Known Member

    I'll bet that thing will scoot, too. Very nice.
     
  15. nekkidhillbilly

    nekkidhillbilly post whore

    i know that budget and searching for used parts deal still doing it
     
  16. PaulGS

    PaulGS Well-Known Member

    It all comes together nicely - color, wheels, stance.

    Well done!
     
  17. urbancowboy0307

    urbancowboy0307 Silver Level contributor

    Awesome looking '66!
     
  18. ojthornapple

    ojthornapple Well-Known Member

    Thanks Paul. As if this was't enough I'm now doing a 66' Sportwagon. Hope I live another 9 years to see it complete. OJ

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    Hey Bill, this is not were your parts are going, got a 66' Sportwagon to keep me bleeding for the next 9 years. Thanks, OJ
     
  19. vonwolf

    vonwolf Silver Level contributor

    That car looks grate, I admire your tenacity. I too am trying to build a 67 GS on a shoe string budget and really don't care if I;m 0 correct. I just want a cool car that runs good and is fast, You have achieved that goal in spades, your car is beautiful wait a go!

    PS;
    Are any car's really %100 finished?
     
  20. urbancowboy0307

    urbancowboy0307 Silver Level contributor

    I figured you had something else you were working on.
    Good luck!
     

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