All Wheel Drive AWD 71 Buick Skylark

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Brent, Dec 4, 2016.

  1. Brent

    Brent Well-Known Member

    Well it's been quite awhile since I posted again, I haven't done a lot but I have gotten a few things done over the past couple of months. We moved the car onto the lift which was pretty exciting to actually roll it since its been in the same spot on stands for over 2 years. We also dyed the front seat, which is a lot of work. Mostly prep, scrubbing it all down and cleaning it with acetone and prep before painting. It's Phantom White which is just a little lighter than the og color. Next we installed knock off dyno mat on the floor.
     

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  2. Brent

    Brent Well-Known Member

    I had the core support and front fenders sand blasted then repaired the right side of the core support. I wonder how many of these Buick's need that spot on the core support repaired? lol After it was repaired I had them all primed and painted the core support with bed liner. Also installed the brake master cylinder and bled the brakes, only had 3 leaks so that went pretty well. I now have brakes anyway. Sorry no pics of any of this, I guess I'm not a good blogger. Next we fabricated the exhaust system, I started with a TA 2.5 system and years worth of left over parts and started fitting it all together. The tail pipes fit as factory but nobody makes an exhaust to fit around a transfer case in an A body, go figure. Turned out ok and I wrapped a fair amount of it to keep the under car heat down. Yes, I did paint it all black.
     

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  3. Brent

    Brent Well-Known Member

    Just today we installed the fenders, core support, and finished the fitting and fab on the radiator and fans. The fan fit quite well, I bent the og tabs on the radiator cover and welded a couple of small tabs to hold the fans in place. There was a lot more to it than that but that's the short story version. Now I need to install a trans cooler, fab lines, rebuild the carb, do a little wiring and I think I can start it. That would be a milestone. Has anyone here converted a factory column shift to a cable shift using the column? That's my plan.
     

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  4. DasRottweiler

    DasRottweiler -BuickAddict-

    "Fire it up, fire it up, fire it up"
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