My new 72 Skylark Convertible

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by carmantx, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. carmantx

    carmantx Never Surrender

    Scrolling through my own thread to see what it even looks like. Finally in my house, maybe I can get this finished now.
     
  2. 2791 lark custo

    2791 lark custo Gold Level Contributor

    a little inspiration for you Mark sunshine.jpg
     
  3. carmantx

    carmantx Never Surrender

    Thanks, I needed that.
    My car is 400 miles away now. Since we were moving, I told my buddy I wouldn't have a place for it for a while, so now I will tell him to finish it up.
     
  4. 2791 lark custo

    2791 lark custo Gold Level Contributor

    If he finishes the car up for you Mark, I am going to ask you to introduce him to me, I could use a buddy like that.:TU:
     
  5. carmantx

    carmantx Never Surrender

    He has done all my paint work, new or old for 30 years.
     
  6. carmantx

    carmantx Never Surrender

    Went by to see the car this week. Quarter panels are finished. Only thing left is hood, then it gets final primer, top installed and paint.

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  7. carmantx

    carmantx Never Surrender

    Final sanding and primer this week. Finally. Should be Saturn yellow in another week or so. His business let up for a couple of weeks so he is trying to get it finished.
    I would be excited, but not yet.
     
  8. carmantx

    carmantx Never Surrender

    Paint is going on now. Assembly and stripes next week. image.jpg image.jpg
     
  9. carmantx

    carmantx Never Surrender

    Coming together.
     

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  11. 70gs2nv

    70gs2nv Rick Pirch

    Mark, Looking good!! More pictures needed.
     
  12. carmantx

    carmantx Never Surrender

    More pictures

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  13. pdn1976

    pdn1976 Well-Known Member

    Car looks great, I have a 72 custom convertible that im hoping to have paint on by next year this time, going with a graphite gray, still up in the air about what motor, it has stock 350-2 right now but thinking big block, im also turning it into an air conditioned car. I got everything except the condenser, just finishing the firewall work for that
     
  14. carmantx

    carmantx Never Surrender

    Car is home, finally. Now to finish interior and the other odds and ends.
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  15. V8Sky

    V8Sky "Scarlett"

    Awesome looking Buick Mark! :TU:
     
  16. 70skylark350

    70skylark350 Well-Known Member

    Very Nice. I am new to these forums so I just was able to read over three and a half years worth of work in fifteen minutes. The car look great and I am glad you didn't give up on the project as I am sure you are as well. Love the rear wheels and tires, I may go back to Buick rally's!!!
     
  17. carmantx

    carmantx Never Surrender

    Almost ready to be my daily driver. Still need a front end alignment. A few other bugs, but will be fun to drive.

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  18. gsman66

    gsman66 Only in Texas....

    Nice! So that's the one you're planning to take to Temple. :cool:

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  19. V8Sky

    V8Sky "Scarlett"

    The Buick is looking great Mark!:TU:
     
  20. carmantx

    carmantx Never Surrender

    And the track test went well. 13.98 just putting it in drive and letting it shift about 4500. 2.0 60' was best because it broke the tires loose every time.

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