Hello, newbie here from Rocklin, California

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  1. STREETFIGHTER50

    STREETFIGHTER50 Well-Known Member

    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. 2001ws6

    2001ws6 last of the v8 interceptors

    Welcome aboard! :cool:
     
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  4. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Welcome from Montana!
     
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  5. STREETFIGHTER50

    STREETFIGHTER50 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the welcome folks! It’s not actually mine just yet, but here’s the original ad.
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  6. STREETFIGHTER50

    STREETFIGHTER50 Well-Known Member

    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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  7. Electra Bob

    Electra Bob Well-Known Member

    Welcome from sunny Massachusetts :)

    Bob
     
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  8. BadBrad

    BadBrad Got 4-speed?

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

    hwprouty Platinum Level Contributor

    Welcome Nic from Washington State!
    Good lookin' Skylark!
     
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  10. 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
     
  11. STREETFIGHTER50

    STREETFIGHTER50 Well-Known Member

    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 460 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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  12. 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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  13. STREETFIGHTER50

    STREETFIGHTER50 Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  14. Doo Wop

    Doo Wop Where were you in '62?

    Howdy from Ontario Canada.
     
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  15. STREETFIGHTER50

    STREETFIGHTER50 Well-Known Member

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

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    Some rust repair/filling around the rear window and bottoms of both quarters.
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  16. STREETFIGHTER50

    STREETFIGHTER50 Well-Known Member

    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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  19. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    Nice
     
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  20. STREETFIGHTER50

    STREETFIGHTER50 Well-Known Member

    Well we finally drove out there and picked her up! Got stuck in quite a bit of traffic in a few spots. Took us 14 hours with a couple of rest stops, gas, and food. Before test driving we inspected thoroughly underneath while she was on the lift. Everything is new. It’s basically a better than brand new upgraded Skylark. Only 460 miles on the clock so I didn’t get into it very hard. Drives and sounds really nice! The owner/builder was super cool too. Gave me some extra misc. parts, car cover, dusters, chemicals, and a 4” thick binder with all the paperwork and receipts that went into the car. Told me “Do me a favor. Don’t ever add everything up in this binder and tell me the amount. I don’t ever wanna know!” LMAO!
    After checking out a few cars, being patient, and talking to the owner for the last 3 months with tons of questions. I’m really happy with my first old school purchase. I feel like I really got a lot of car for my money...
    It was hella funny driving home. Every gas station was a conversation. Got a bunch of “Is that a Chevelle?” One thought “GTO?” Haha love it!
     

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