Hello, newbie here from Rocklin, California

Discussion in 'Wet behind the ears??' started by STREETFIGHTER50, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Hello my name is Nic. Been lurking for a lil bit now. I’m finally on the search for my first Old School car after being a Foxbody nut all my life. I have my eyes set on this frame-off/restomodded ‘68 Skylark from Washington. I know the majority of GM-A body guys are Chevelles, but I’m actually glad that the Skylarks aren’t commonly built. Nice to have something different. Plus I really like the lines of the Skylark more than the other GM-A’s, especially the concave rear bumper. Anyways I hope to pick it up soon. I’ve been talking to the seller for almost two months now lol!
     
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  2. gsfred

    gsfred Founders Club Member

    Welcome aboard from NY
    Fred
     
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  3. Bad Boattail

    Bad Boattail Guest

    Nic:

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    Add your first name to your signature, so we will not forget about it [​IMG]

    And we would love to see photos of the Skylark! [​IMG]
     
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  4. 2001ws6

    2001ws6 last of the v8 interceptors

    Welcome aboard! :cool:
     
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  5. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Welcome from Montana!
     
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  6. Thanks for the welcome folks! It’s not actually mine just yet, but here’s the original ad.
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  7. I have a bunch of pictures from the build up. Painted Corvette Cyber Grey Metallic. Builder/seller has a busy work schedule, but needs some time to work on a interior light issue/popping fuses before I make the road trip up to Washington. Has all new wire harness thruout so it shouldn’t be too bad.
     
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  8. Electra Bob

    Electra Bob Well-Known Member

    Welcome from sunny Massachusetts :)

    Bob
     
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  9. BadBrad

    BadBrad Got 4-speed?

    Rocklin? LOL - Roseville's stepchild! (I'm in Roseville). :p:D Welcome Nic.
     
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  10. hwprouty

    hwprouty Platinum Level Contributor

    Welcome Nic from Washington State!
    Good lookin' Skylark!
     
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  11. Michael_G

    Michael_G Living the Dream... Fast with Class...

    Welcome! ...and I'm totally on-board with the concept of wanting "something different" than the pack... which is why I'm not only into Buick's but also Triumph motorcycles.
    -MIG
     
  12. Ok, finally heading out there next week! Our schedules are good to go and so is the car. He fixed the interior light issue (shorted relay) and had a fresh alignment done. Only has 360 miles on the clock since finished. Looks really good from all the pics/vids I got so far. Hope it’s the same in person.
     
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  13. Nailhead Ronnie

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

    Remember, when buying a car offer low and go up in small increments. Dont talk down the car just offer low. Good luck. I too like the 68/69 Larks
     
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  14. Bad Boattail

    Bad Boattail Guest

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  15. Yeah IDK exactly, it was popping fuses even without the light hooked up. All new wire harness thruout the car. Said it wasn’t too bad. Traced it wire by wire and figured it out.
     
  16. Doo Wop

    Doo Wop Where were you in '62?

    Howdy from Ontario Canada.
     
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  17. Here’s some build up pics. Hope it’s not too many :| 720FAD03-33B7-435C-8E7A-4EAE2DA7E390.jpeg

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    Only metal replaced was the cowl panel. Everything else was pretty solid. A4CEF958-C6B1-48A8-828A-C7868361D181.jpeg

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    Some rust repair/filling around the rear window and bottoms of both quarters.
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  18. Rear fenders were opened up a little to fit some bigger shoes. Very subtle. I couldn’t even tell until he mentioned it. You can see the line scribed around the fenders.
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