Do you have a project car?

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by Nailhead Ronnie, Aug 9, 2019.


Do you have a project car

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Hunting

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  4. Never I'm to cool

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  1. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    Wondering how many of you have a project car or are all your cars done.

    And since I got you here what Buick are you holding out for?.
    This year I said no to alot of new projects because I'm holding out for a convertible, a business coupe, or a 4 door flat top.

    What is your project car and goals?
  2. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    The Riv for all practical purposes is complete. Still many things that can be done over time. Just bought a upgraded radiator. In the future mandrel bent exhaust and some day a Sniper EFI. Hope to get some stuff done on the Wildcat over the winter. Looking for a new race car. Something small and Buick. Skyhawk ?
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    JESUPERCAT No Slow Boat

    Yes several.
    When the speed and ET bug bites deep you will never be done.
  4. 70staged

    70staged Well-Known Member

    I have a few project cars, and the it’ll never be done car.
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  5. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    At this moment, no, both of my collectibles are drivers. I'm hunting, and I want something unique. I'm looking for a 50s vintage Mercedes or a funny little 50s vintage German car called a Borgward Isabella. I won't say no to a nice 61-62 Olds Starfire either, but it would have to be nice and probably not a project.
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  6. GotTattooz

    GotTattooz Well-Known Member

    20190802_135805_HDR.jpg 20190714_210043.jpg My 65 skylark wagon is my daily driver.

    My current project car is me trying to graft a 1968 Jeep Wagoneer body onto a 2006 trailblazer ss chassis.

    Future project that it'd like to tackle would be a 1959 Buick invicta build. I love the body lines on the 59, especially the diagonal headlights.

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  7. Duane

    Duane Member

    It is a 1970 442 Convertible numbers matching car and it is for sale.:D
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  8. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    I have my 1968 Skylark.
    It's a 350/2bbl. ST-300 and 2.56 open.

    Building a 430/.060, 10.1 TRW forged.
    Deck is zeroed and I did all the oil mods.
    TA Stage 2 SE heads/headers, timing cover/oil pump, roller rockers, 413 roller.
    Johnson rollers.
    B4B intake, FiTech EFI.

    ST-400 Switch Pitch with ST-300 Switch Pitch Converter Jim Weise rebuilt both.
    8.5 3:42 posi from Jim @ JD Race

    (finally) starting assembly this weekend.
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  9. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    I have a 70 GS, had previous sportsman's certification, bought it as frame, cage, and body. 3 of us picked it up and walked it onto the trailer.

    Figure it would come in close to at least 1000 lighter than my current car. Just talking myself into spending the 10-15k it would cost to do it right, just to go bracket racing 5-10 times a year.........its alot of money. And that's me transfering alot current car

    Had it 7 or so years now just sitting inside.

    Who knows maybe if I stop having other big expenses I might find a few dimes to go its way
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  10. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    See I think the whole project car or any project is good for the brain. Glad to see everybody's plans.
  11. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    Pushing it past practicality, nice. One man might see it done but another doesent. 61-63 skylark and specials are small too... Just giving you some ideas. What would u do with the skyhawk because I'm currious.
  12. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    The speed bug bite me young and it was a Buick speed bug. I was 15 and my neighbor Keven ( a good ol country boy who always was wrenching in his overalls) took me for a ride in his led sled 51 Buick coupe. He chopped the top completely off. I dont think he even had a windshield, cant remember because when he slammed the pedal all the way down from a dead stop the buick 455 made my head snap back so fast my memorys got all rearranged lol.
    I went home and forgot where my clean boxers were because i sure needed a pair lol
  13. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    Whats the "it'll never be done car"
  14. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

    Those are the ones you never plan on selling because that is the only time they are done after they are sold.
  15. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    Some of my projects I cant sell.
    Borgwad Isabella coupe looks nice, with some lines that remind me of a 53 skylark.
    I wont say no to a 61-2 olds starfire even if it had mold, no floors and an extra mother in law in the trunk.
  16. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    I know I'm not slow lol. I'm asking him what year/model car his is? Where you been at? Call me tommorow so we can try to persuade each other trump is good/bad
  17. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    I was reading your wagon thread the other day, you got down buick brother. That's a cool project, bet you had to change plans, adapt and adhjust.
    I would not let a 59 invicta slip through my fingers
  18. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    Duane you cant play your the "project whisperer" making us all look like blind car painters, lol just playing.

    You dont want the 442 for yourself? BBO 455? Is it a stick car? Im curious not interested.
  19. Harpboys4

    Harpboys4 Well-Known Member

    My 54 chopped Studebaker pickup. I have had this along time and did lots of work and then stopped. I sold another truck I had to use the money for the Studebaker but bought the 70 GS that lead me here. I should not have bought that car and put more into my truck but I have a The Studie was the last classic my father rode in as he was dying from brain cancer. He would just say Hey lets go for a ride and didn't care where. There were times we just drove around the neighborhood because he would forget he was in the truck and want to go home. I will never sell the truck.
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  20. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    Hey Michael, whats the 430/400 going in? The 68?
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