'67 GS 400 pinstripe confusion

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by Chi-Town67, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Chi-Town67

    Chi-Town67 Gold Level Contributor

    Well, this is how I had mine painted on................
     

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  2. Mr. Sunset

    Mr. Sunset Platinum Level Contributor

    :idea2: Thats it...I'm painting my car Black w/red pins. :dollar:when I get enough cash to do black paint. :kodak:
     
  3. Chi-Town67

    Chi-Town67 Gold Level Contributor

    Copycat!!! :laugh:

    Don't do it Joe. Not unless you mind taking on the full time job maintaining it. What a PITA. But I knew that going in. I'm ALMOST sorry I didn't repaint it white.
     
  4. ctlikon

    ctlikon Well-Known Member

    It might be a lot of work, but the reward of how it looks is worth it I'm sure.
    Looks great.
     
  5. Mr. Sunset

    Mr. Sunset Platinum Level Contributor

    Thats right, down to those red pinned tires. ima clone mine as your twin. #1Black widow,#2black widow 2, #3yours and #4mine. it will be multiplicity.
    [video=youtube;pRtVMLwh6mY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRtVMLwh6mY[/video]
     
  6. gokitty

    gokitty Gold Level Contributor

    Nick....just gimme a call if you need any help keeping your '67 clean....I'll bring my California duster....and a rollback.:grin: Archie
     
  7. ctlikon

    ctlikon Well-Known Member

    Guys, has there ever been any talk about starting a 67 Special/Deluxe, Skylark, and GS group?
     
  8. flippermtc

    flippermtc Valley Forge Pa- Go Phillies!

    That would be neat. :)
     
  9. gokitty

    gokitty Gold Level Contributor

    And fun,too!:TU: Archie
     
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  10. Mr. Sunset

    Mr. Sunset Platinum Level Contributor

    1967 Buick GS 400 only on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/168883174948/
     
  11. ctlikon

    ctlikon Well-Known Member

    I did check that out previously. A pretty good page. I was thinking here on this site. I'm fairly new and am just not sure what would be involved or what the benefit would be but I see the option "join group" and was just wondering.
     
  12. Mr. Sunset

    Mr. Sunset Platinum Level Contributor

    I would think you would miss a lot of advise and other information being exclusive like that. members here have or have had
    67 Buick skylarks, still have parts and knowledge.
    Then others would start a GSX only, stage 1 only ect.
    No need to start segregating the Buick family.
    especially on a respectable site like V8Buick. My .02
     
  13. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Loch Ness Monster

    Another early 67 with lower chrome behind front bumper, and the correct red bird caps:TU:

    Pretty sure I found this pic of Facebook. There is a board member who restored a 67 with this color combo(wonder if there's any chance it's the same car?) Has to be an unlikely color combo I would think, especially with the painted roof??

    I thought only red or white for pinstripe colors? Hard to see, but they don't appear to be either color to me?
     

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  14. priariecanary

    priariecanary Stacey

    My '67 has an 09C build date (3rd week of September 1966) and has the same chrome trim piece under the front bumper along with the 2-piece front wheel well trim. Pinstripes aren't original though, they are tape. The wheels aren't original either. I am wondering if my Flint built car would have had the red bird center caps or not?

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  15. Chi-Town67

    Chi-Town67 Gold Level Contributor

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Miller View Post
    "Another early 67 with lower chrome behind front bumper, and the correct red bird caps"

    I'm going to start referring to those cars as an "early bird GS". There is another tread where Scott is looking for a section of that elusive 4 piece trim. His car was built in Flint in Sept.'66.

    Here's the tread..................http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.p...pic-included&p=2519003&highlight=#post2519003
     
  16. priariecanary

    priariecanary Stacey

    Thanks for the link. Upon closer inspection my car has 4 piece wheel well trim, not 2 piece. I had too zoom in on some photos to figure it out, the car is in storage.
     
  17. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Loch Ness Monster

    My car is an 09c build(3rd wk of Sep 66) and body number 00132 built at the Freemont Ca plant. So the Red Bird caps and multi piece trim looks like it wasn't plant specific as much as it was an early build date reason. We now have cars built at different plants that came with the extra trim, what they have in common is an early build date.

    It's fun and neat at the same time to figure stuff out with these cars nearly 50 years after they were built.

    But here is a discrepancy, my parents Flint built 67 was a "late" built car, April of 67 I think, and it came with Red Bird caps:Do No:
     

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  18. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Loch Ness Monster

    Here's another "Early Bird" with extra chrome and red bird caps.:TU:

    A couple pics had "mag" wheel covers like the Chevelle's could have been ordered with. Wonder where this car is today?
     

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  19. ctlikon

    ctlikon Well-Known Member

    Back to the Old original subject of the thread, Chi-Town67 might be onto something when he stated:

    "Chi-Town67 Hmmmm...I wonder. Did GM ever build GTO's and GS's at the same plant somewhere? Possible cause for the upside down stripes on the black car??"

    BUQUICK brought up another good point when he stated:

    "BUQUICK Pontiac used the same pinstripe on a '67 GTO as a '67 Buick GS, but Pontiac specified in the assembly manual that the thick stripe be on the bottom. Here is a photo of an original paint '67 GTO. Sorry to keep posting things that don't answer your original question. When I find the other photos I have of an original paint '67, I'll post them."

    This prompted me to do a search of the Baltimore plant where my car was produced and has the upside down by Buick standards but not by Poncho's pin stripe. This is what I found.

    Although Chevrolet cars and trucks had represented the largest portion of the Baltimore plant's production, other car lines also have been manufactured. The versatility of the plant was tested in 1964 when Buicks, Chevrolets, Oldsmobiles and Pontiacs were assembled one after another on the same passenger car line. In the ensuing years, the number of car lines produced has changed several times. GMC Truck and Coach Division shared Baltimore's truck production as early as the 1947 model year.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore_Assembly
     

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  20. Vecch

    Vecch Well-Known Member

    Did all GS's have the stripes or was that just another option? I have a '67 GS400 in gold mist that was restored but I'm debating if I should add the stripes. If it's standard to the GS, then I'll probably have it done. Funny thing is the chart says the stripes should be white, but any gold 67 I've seen on the web that has stripes has them in red.
     

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