New project....$500 1972 skylark

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

  1. TODD'S 67

    TODD'S 67 Time for another Buick!

    Real nice car for $500, that's cheap! The bumper was worth that! Hope u gitter done by spring!
  2. aleenwilliams

    aleenwilliams Member

    Good looking project..Congrats on the new Daughter.
  3. Emrick07

    Emrick07 Member

    Sounds like you are pretty expert in car repairing and all other works I guess this by seeing your work on the car. Anyhow great work you have done. But I am waiting for completing your project. I hope you planned to make something difference and unique. Good Luck for you project and thanks for sharing it with us.
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  4. stumper

    stumper Well-Known Member


    Also, nice skylark... try to keep the momentum going.
  5. GKMoz

    GKMoz Gary / Moz

    My thoughts too !!
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  6. WarHawg75

    WarHawg75 Well-Known Member

    Awesome score with or without the bumper! Congrats on the house and kid. I wish I could just knock out a 1/4 repair in an afternoon! Looks like your project is coming along nicely. Keep us updated.
  7. eganddg

    eganddg Well-Known Member

    well, the car is moved and I have been tinkering a little the last week or so. I have a '72 Chevelle in the shop that has been consuming what little garage time I get. I did manage to get the firewall and front frame painted. I removed the heater box and slightly smoothed the firewall. I still have to convert it to manual disc brakes so dont mind the black brake booster. The goal is a light weight street/strip car. The plan is to remove any un-necessary weight wherever possible.
  8. eganddg

    eganddg Well-Known Member


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  9. eganddg

    eganddg Well-Known Member

    Just a few updates. I came across a set of ported stage 2 TA heads. When I removed the iron stage one heads, I noticed a mess inside while checking things out. The babbit from the cam bearings was squashed out around the cam-with only break-in time on my stand! I didnt build this engine so I had no idea what I was getting into. I tore the entire thing down and checked out everything. The only thing I could find was a bent cam. The cam broke in nicely but something was not right with it. Off to the machine shop to get the bearings replaced and the block checked out and dipped to remove all the metal that went through it. I built it myself this time-a good chunk of money, some new bearings, gaskets, seals, cam, lifters, pushrods, ect and it is back together and running. Broke in on the stand and everything seams ok this time. For the record, Im not going to mention any names, but the person I got this engine from has stepped up and is trying to make things right- a great stand up guy.

    I opted to put the engine in the car and try to get a tank or so of fuel run through it to make sure things are goint to be ok before they drop salt. I had to test fit the fiberglass fenders, bumpers, and hood anyhow. All I can say is WOW! The car is just what I wanted! absolutly SICK! It puts a smile on my face every time I drive it. Lots more work to do but at least I got to take it for a ride.
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  10. eganddg

    eganddg Well-Known Member

    Ground it down and put a couple coats of epoxy primer on it to protect it. yes, its ugly-Lots more work to do. Im hoping to make some progress by spring. This project is taking much too long. Spare time has been hard to come by over the past year. pictures:

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  11. killrbuick66455

    killrbuick66455 Well-Known Member

    Hey Dave, What kind of welder do you have I'm just waiting for the electrician to come and install 220 for my Miller 160. Great Job !!!
  12. eganddg

    eganddg Well-Known Member

    I use a Hobart Handler 140 mig for welding body panels. I also own a Hobart LX235 ac/dc stick welder I use for HEAVY STEEL. Hobarts are the cheaper version of the millers. I have owned both miller and Hobarts and they both produce quality results when used properly. Im considering upgrading my mig to a Hobart 210mvp-not that I need it, Im just considering an upgrade.
  13. vonwolf

    vonwolf Silver Level contributor

    That car is far from ugly, I think it looks great:TU:
  14. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

    What do you mean "ugly"? That thing looks great,all you need is some satin clear coat and its done!

    It looks sinister that way,very cool, I guess color would be cool too though. Good job!:TU:

  15. Tim N.

    Tim N. Platinum Level Contributor

    I know many don't care for the painted bumper look, but I think it looks killer. :TU:
  16. eganddg

    eganddg Well-Known Member

    Just an update. Prior to our move I took on a '71 chevelle project. It turned out to be a lot more work than planned. The po installed his own panels (with a brazing torch!)and warped most of the metal. It has consumed what little spare time I have but the body work is about done so i can send it back to the owner for final assembly and then I can get to work on my car. I still need to shoot the trunk and hood, Then sand and buff the entire car, and send it home! Here are a few pictures. I can't wait to have my garage to work on my junk again!

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  17. ceas350

    ceas350 "THE BURNER"

    Very nice color!
  18. eganddg

    eganddg Well-Known Member

    finally getting back at it!!!!

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  19. eganddg

    eganddg Well-Known Member

    I just noticed I didnt show the final pictures of the Chevelle. It was finished a year ago last november. This is how it left my shop for final assembly by the owner.

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  20. 70skylark350

    70skylark350 Well-Known Member

    The Buick's looking GREAT man! I freeking love those rear wheels/tires. What size? and where did you purchase them?

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