Protouring Buick Sportwagon 1969

Discussion in 'Pro-Touring' started by studio57, May 27, 2015.

  1. studio57

    studio57 Active Member

    Here is my "protouring" Buick Sportwagon 1969 with 540bbc + 4L80E + 9", ridetech tubulars and swaybars,unisteering rack&pinios, viking coilovers
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    BTW looking for 1968-1969 GS hood! if any has one to offer one let me know !!
     
  2. Doo Wop

    Doo Wop Where were you in '62?

    That's a really nice ride.
     
  3. studio57

    studio57 Active Member

  4. 19Skylark68 455

    19Skylark68 455 Neighborhood Nuisance

    Very nice! The world needs more pro touring stepchildren.
     
  5. lostGS

    lostGS Well-Known Member

    Way cool, gotta love the long roofs. but then again I am a little biased.

    Tim
     
  6. Zoomin

    Zoomin Skylark Pilot

    Really nice! That should haul... :cool:
     
  7. 69GS400s

    69GS400s ...my own amusement ride!

    Very interesting ..
     
  8. Ken Mild

    Ken Mild King of 18 Year Resto's

    Nice! I'll tell you, that Sportwagon platform is just screaming "make me a 2 door". Anyone else think so? I wish they would have made a two door model. Like maybe the 2 seaters could have been 2 door and the 3 seaters the 4 doors.
     
  9. studio57

    studio57 Active Member

    always been a big fan of 2door wagons, 64-65 malibu 2d wagon is one of my favorite cars ever.
     
  10. redsixty9

    redsixty9 Platinum Level Contributor

    Really nice but missed the mark with the BBC. Why? Why? I always ask myself. Would have really been unique with Buick power. Nothing against Chevrolet power unless it's not in a Chevrolet.:rolleyes:
     
  11. studio57

    studio57 Active Member

    only reason was that i have been working mostly with chevys for nearly 20-years and when i look at a price tag on building 700hp buick big blocks i just took one of the engines i had on my garage and run :) ls platform was an other option .

     
  12. BennyK81

    BennyK81 Well-Known Member

    plus one on that...
    same like putting sbc's in Ford HotRods...never quite understood this...

    It's just kind of wrong for me...
     
  13. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    Nice ride(s)! Did You build them all? Really dig the '65 Malibu.
     
  14. chucknixon

    chucknixon Founders Club Member

    Nice, and as a fellow Sport Wagon guy we need more of them to show up. You need a broom for your 'garage' :grin:
     
  15. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    Nice ride! How do you like the viking coilovers, specifically in the rear? Thanks!
     
  16. 1100kaw

    1100kaw Well-Known Member

    You know i like this.

    Very very cool.
    Dd
     
  17. redsixty9

    redsixty9 Platinum Level Contributor

    I copy that but from plenty of experience when building a 700hp motor of any make is expensive. From my experience it's too much for the street if you have that power it's hard not to use it. In my opinion 500hp with massive torque is a nice combo. My experience of having 700hp motors on the street wasn't enough power for me. It's just a matter of time until it bites you. I wrecked a nice car I had for over 20 years doing the same things I've done since I started driving. I finally realize what's too much power for the street. Had a lot of fun though. Getting older and wiser sucks sometime. It's a shame how things turn out

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  18. studio57

    studio57 Active Member

    on back i have single adjustable ritech shocks, on front vikings twin adjustable coilovers. both are nice quality shocks.

     
  19. studio57

    studio57 Active Member

    on my 1970 chevelle i have 1480hp and i dont think that is too much, been drive that for streets for 2000miles now.. it is even economic on fuel.. uses E85 and uses less that many new cars.. but on vot it eats all :) everybody has different taste and build cars on there own needs.
    i sold the 1965 malibu last year, i really had no time for racing i wanna take the kids to icecream and enjoy daily the cars on summer.

     
  20. Houmark

    Houmark Well-Known Member

    1480 hp sounds to be enough for getting fast food in :)
     

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