New project....$500 1972 skylark

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by eganddg, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. eganddg

    eganddg Well-Known Member

    I sold my 1968 GS400 to free up some cash to get ready to buy a house. I had quite a few parts laying around including a fresh 464 and th400 transmission. I figured I better find a new home for them so I picked up a $500 1972 Skylark from another board member. Im hoping to have it rolling by summer time...We will see what happens.
     

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  2. eganddg

    eganddg Well-Known Member

    The car is surprisingly solid...Im very happy with what I have to start with...
     

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  3. eganddg

    eganddg Well-Known Member

    Already set up with 455 frame pads, 3:73 10 bolt possi, Dual exhaust with "H" pipe...
     

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  4. eganddg

    eganddg Well-Known Member

    Included re-chromed front bumper and a few extra parts in the trunk also....
     

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  5. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    Nice score for 500$'s Did you get the rest of the front clip?
     
  6. eganddg

    eganddg Well-Known Member

    Came with a hood, repairable inner fenders, and core support. Front fenders long gone. Still a great buy compared to some of the stuff I have fixed in the past. repaired the drivers quarter today....
     

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  7. eganddg

    eganddg Well-Known Member

    464 pictures...
     

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  8. Skidmark

    Skidmark 69 Skylark convertible

    nice.... keep the pics and updates coming!:grin:
     
  9. killrbuick66455

    killrbuick66455 Well-Known Member

    Great job Man !! I cant wait to see the finished product.
     
  10. Oldskewl59

    Oldskewl59 Silver Level contributor

    Nice project. I am looking forward to the rest of the build!
     
  11. BigBadBuford

    BigBadBuford Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear you are happy with the car and glad to see it being fixed up. Looks like you've made a lot of progress on it already. Looking forward to seeing the finished project!
     
  12. eganddg

    eganddg Well-Known Member

    400 trans ready to go....
     

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  13. eganddg

    eganddg Well-Known Member

    welded up "SKYLARK CUSTOM" emblem holes.....possible clone of some type in the future? we will have to wait and see what the "budget" allows.
     

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  14. eganddg

    eganddg Well-Known Member

    been a while since updating......life happens! bought a house in May-finally closed and started moving in august! Still trying to get the garage set up and everything moved into it. Along with that, we had a new addition to the family tuesday night, Liliana Grace Marie! The skylark has yet to be moved but will be soon.

    While waiting to close, I did get a chance to put together a custom mail box.

    I hope to get back to the project soon. It was tough seeing everyone playing with their toys over the summer while I was in limbo waiting to move.
     

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  15. nekkidhillbilly

    nekkidhillbilly post whore

    stole it imo
     
  16. low buck Jim

    low buck Jim Well-Known Member

    Congradulations ! Nice job on restoring your buick. With a home and family our Buicks often are on "the back burner" so to speak
     
  17. 2791 lark custo

    2791 lark custo Gold Level Contributor

    Looks like a great project. Love the pics of the work!
     
  18. dl7265

    dl7265 No car then Mopar

    Wish I could do paint & body .. Nice mailbox too .
    DL
     
  19. LowFlyLark

    LowFlyLark Time for a mild custom.

    Congrats on the new home and baby!

    Love your car, love the price and love the mail box too. Keep up the good work.
     
  20. eganddg

    eganddg Well-Known Member

    The weather turned to crap before I could get the skylark moved. I don't want to move It as long as the roads are covered in slush and salt. I'm hoping for a nice day in the near future so I can get it moved.:pray: My new garage is quite a bit larger than I'm used to working in. I got my heat hooked up and am slowly getting set up again. I will post more as I get up and running again. I got a great deal on a rotisserie so I may end up doing a frame off on this one. I can't wait to get back at it. I enjoy doing this type of work and I truly miss it.

    Thanks for the compliments.
     

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