New project....$500 1972 skylark

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

  1. eganddg

    eganddg Well-Known Member

    Thanks! 295/50r15's on 15x10 wheels. Those wheels will most likely be coming off. I'm trying to decide on something different. Im going to need to run a drag radial. This car is real loose when you get into it.
     
  2. stangman

    stangman Well-Known Member

    You have made good progress and congrats on the work. You saved a skylark!! Cant wait to see how she turns out. Got a color in mind?
     
  3. staged70

    staged70 RIP

    I shure like those back tires and wheels :) wanna get rid of those PM me. I was going to 15X8 but hese look right I am guessing 5 1/2 offset?
     
  4. eganddg

    eganddg Well-Known Member

    I have been toying with few different color ideas.....If I can stay on it I can make a final color decision. I have a good Idea what I want but I dont want to let the cat out of the bag just yet. Hopefully....I will be at the stage in the next month or two where I can start shooting some paint. I have the panels all fitted and its time to pull the front clip and the doors back off. The final result wont be for the purists but I hope to keep it within good taste.
     
  5. eganddg

    eganddg Well-Known Member

    They are 5 inch back space. I like a fat tire with a deep dish. The rear wheel lips were slightly modified for extra clearance. I have a set of 305/35r20 nitto drag radials for the back and 245/40zr18 nt555 for the front mounted to a set of chrome riddlers. Im not sure they will end up on it yet either so I may end up with two good sets of wheels and tires for sale. I think Im going to need a sticky set of mickey thompsons. Unfortunately I Have been pulled so many times from this project I have had a hard time staying focused on my original vision for the car.
     
  6. eganddg

    eganddg Well-Known Member

    I did some work on the passenger door tonight. Removed the inner door bars from both doors. The doors on this car are surprisingly solid. The passenger door had been hit and the door lock was twisted out but I was able to weld in a patch for the lock cylinder from a chevelle door I scrapped.
     

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  7. 70skylark350

    70skylark350 Well-Known Member

    Please let me know if you decide to sell those bad boys. I would definitely be interested. Thanks, Dave.
     
  8. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    Did you buy "glass" bumpers & paint them??? Or use the steel bumpers & paint them. Is the re-chromed front bumper for sale???


    Tom T.
     
  9. 70skylark350

    70skylark350 Well-Known Member

    any updates? sure would like to see this car finished.
     
  10. eganddg

    eganddg Well-Known Member

    .....slowly loosing interest in this project due to a change in My current job and lack of time to finish this project along with others.....May be willing to sell as a roller with all parts I have for it or as it sits with all parts and 464 stage 2 engine and tranny. Shoot me a pm with a cash offer if interested! all realistic offers will be considered!!
     
  11. vonwolf

    vonwolf Silver Level contributor

    That's a shame it looks like you've done all the hard work and done it well, I wish I had the money. I wouldn't even know where to start?
     
  12. 70skylark350

    70skylark350 Well-Known Member

    I agree! I love the look of this car, seems like you have done quality work. If I had the garage space I would definitely be interested in this one....
     
  13. eganddg

    eganddg Well-Known Member

    Just putting out feelers....I Have a lot of parts I have collected to finish it up. Unfortunately I have taken on a lot of responsibility at work and I Don't have much time to work on my own cars in my garage. I also committed to a 72 nova project prior to accepting my new role at work so that is my priority now. I even found a nice 70 survivor Skylark Id like to purchase as a cool driver if I can sell off a couple of my toys. My though is that if I bought the 70 Skylark, at least I could enjoy that until things get back on track. I love old cars but I don't have the free time I used to have to enjoy working on them.
     
  14. eganddg

    eganddg Well-Known Member

    TTT.....Open to serious offers......I dont like seeing this car sit anymore. I picked up a '71 duster im going to enjoy for the summer. Id love to sell this to someone that would like to complete it. Lots of good parts come with it if we can agree on a fair price!
     
  15. eganddg

    eganddg Well-Known Member

    sold local to a friend that has been watching this car for a while now.
     
  16. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

    Cool!

    NOW, get him to pickup this thread you started for the car so we can see the progress all the way to it finished? Please, thanks in advance.



    Derek
     
  17. 70skylark350

    70skylark350 Well-Known Member

    did you sell it with those wheels and tires I wanted? if so tell him to contact me if he wants to sell them. Thanks.
     
  18. Buicksky

    Buicksky Silver Level contributor

    Enjoyed all the pictures and wanted to say what nice work you do. If I hit the lottery I will be calling ! LOL
     
  19. 70skylark350

    70skylark350 Well-Known Member

    what is the status of this car? did you buddy finish it up? man I loved the look of it, you know I wanted those wheels and tires.....lol.
     

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