One of 15!

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by upstaged, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. Tyler Northcutt

    Tyler Northcutt Just an old pile of parts

    Wow thats a beautiful car.

    I just need to save up my money for a convertible car.
    Last edited: May 14, 2009
  2. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    That's good stuff!

    Is that Burnished Copper??
  3. upstaged

    upstaged Well-Known Member

    Tyler, Brett, Yes there is nothing quite like a droptop, especially with a big block and 4-speed to go along with it. Yes the color is Burnished Copper with a white top and sandalwood interior. One of the best colors for the 1972 year in my opinion. Parts were hard to locate and then obtain ( re: money) but it was all worth it. I have some "extra" parts that I may list here after I sell the Burgundy Mist 1970 Skylark and the real 1972 GS 350 parts car. Regards, Upstaged in Michigan.
  4. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    I'm kinda partial to the color as well as that model (minus the drop top) as you can see if you click on the link in my signature.

    Very impressive!
  5. upstaged

    upstaged Well-Known Member

    My Stage 1 is put away for the Winter now in the heated polebarn. Anxious for Spring/Summer 2009 and the GS nats. Thanks for the compliments. Keep your projects moving forward. It is very pleasurable once their completed. Upstaged in Michigan.
  6. 1 bad gs

    1 bad gs Well-Known Member

    kind of crappy here in the chicago area. i usually wait until after thanksgiving to put the X away for its long winter sleep.:sleep:
  7. bigJayDee

    bigJayDee Active Member

    Beautiful car :TU:
  8. upstaged

    upstaged Well-Known Member

    big jayDee, Thanks for the compliment. She is a real beauty and I cannot wait to put some miles on her next Spring & Summer. I got alot of help and insight from board member's here and the final result has certainly paid off. Upstaged in snowy Michigan.
  9. Fl Buick

    Fl Buick 72 350 4 gear

    Five years!!!! I can feel the relief of " is it done?"

    Were you a nervous wreck the first time out on the road? I was having panic attacks going throught the test and tune out on the open road for the first time in 25 years plus the 10,000 hrs of work!
  10. slowride66

    slowride66 "TAKE IT EASY"

    Very Nice!

    May I ask are those tires Good Year Poly Glass?

    How old are they?

  11. upstaged

    upstaged Well-Known Member

    Slowride 66, Very observant of you. They are "vinatge" early 1980's with the tall lettering. After driving on them for about 15 miles, I am going to keep the tires and wheels just for show. I was nervous about having 25 plus year old tires on my Stage 1, at any speed. They look great and add a certain touch but I know of too many horror stories about old tire failure on musclecars. Something we should all consider when it can lead to wheelwell damage and other injuries, both to the occupants and the sheetmetal. I am heading down to Gatortown tomm. for the holiday. I hope to attend the Turkey Rod Run. Thanks for the compliment on my Stage 1. Upstaged in snowy Michigan.
  12. slowride66

    slowride66 "TAKE IT EASY"

    Its a Gift & a Curse .

    Most people get tired of me pointing out what is wrong all the time.

    I am getting better @ throwing out compliments.

    Now I try to throw out @ least 3 compliments to every Robservation .

    I am going to the TRR also I don't have the Buick on the road & they wont let me show my 85 BURB Unless its on Sunday.

    I will be looking for ya!

    By the way does any aftermarkets like Coaker make replacements ?

  13. trisheildfan

    trisheildfan Well-Known Member

    woweeeee...what a great looking resto....great color combo too!
    Sure wish my '64 Skylark Conv had your hp & torque....the lil 300's pretty weak.....enjoy your travels in 2009
  14. upstaged

    upstaged Well-Known Member

    I did not attend the TRR in Daytona this past weekend. Too much family stuff going on in Fla. Any GS's as nice as mine in attendance? I am a little bit biased but I know what I have got and the quality restoration project that was completed on my 1972. Upstaged in snowy Michigan.
  15. slowride66

    slowride66 "TAKE IT EASY"

    Dere comes the TRR Buicks now keep in mind Over 5000 cars I usally try for everything but I limited myself to what I like & what is weird.

    OK Dont kill me if I post a pix of something other than a Buick.


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  16. slowride66

    slowride66 "TAKE IT EASY"

    You Got to feel emapathy for this poor guy with the red Poncho.

    At least they were not hurt, this is a unmolested car original paint &...& his fualt:puzzled:

    The Truck!!!:pray: :pray: :pray:

    Is what I would gladly accept as a Cristmas present,

    I would change religions for one of them.


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  17. upstaged

    upstaged Well-Known Member

    Approx. 30 degrees with rain turning to snow this week. Man I really, really enjoy my heated polebarn. I really, really, really enjoy my Stage 1 even more. Upstaged in snowy Michigan.
  18. upstaged

    upstaged Well-Known Member

    Indoor Storage Warning. See / read my post under the Bench. Scary stuff for all of the cars stored indoors this time of year. It is great to hear a Stage 1 rumble but beware of the exhaust. The race gas smell reminds me of Spring / Summer. Upstaged in snowy & colder michigan.
  19. upstaged

    upstaged Well-Known Member

    I know it is only January 21 but I am getting anxious for Bowling Green this upcoming May!! Almost 3 feet of snow on the ground and still too cold for much else. All I need now is a 28 foot enclosed trailer with the gooseneck hitch. Regards, Upstaged in Michigan.
  20. Joe65SkylarkGS

    Joe65SkylarkGS 462 ina 65 Lark / GN

    How long did it take you take revive that beauty!?!?!?

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