Some pics, don't laugh

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Dylan, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Dylan

    Dylan Murphy's Law Is In Effect

    I have the week off so I finally took some pictures of my car. I know it looks bad but you should have seen it when I got it. It's a '66 but I think the front end is off a '67. The guy I bought it from said the engine is a '74 but after checking on some numbers it's looking more like '71. I can't find anything on the block number(1231447). The engine code is TO 173, I think that's '71 after checking at TeamBuick.
     

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  2. Ken Mild

    Ken Mild King of 18 Year Resto's

    Let me guess. Hawthorne? Midland Park?

    I think that block you have there can be either a 1971 or 1972 350 Buick. Others will confirm.
     
  3. Dylan

    Dylan Murphy's Law Is In Effect


    You mean where I live or where I bought the car? I'm in Ridgefield Park, I got the car in Allentown, PA.
     
  4. TODD'S 67

    TODD'S 67 Time for another Buick!

    Looks like the front clip is correct for 66. What makes u think it's from a 67?
     
  5. Ken Mild

    Ken Mild King of 18 Year Resto's

    Yeah I was trying to take a guess where you lived. I'm from Westwood area. I actually lived a few years in Little Ferry back in the 60's. I think that's right next door to you. :beers2:
     
  6. Dylan

    Dylan Murphy's Law Is In Effect

    The previous owner told me he put that front clip on becuase the original was damaged. He said that the original had vents on the fenders and was shaped differently. But I don't remember what car or year he told me this clip came off.
     
  7. sriley531

    sriley531 Buckle up, this could get rough....

    Dont know why you think we'd laugh, that looks like a decent foundation to make a nice car. If your that embarrassed, I'll come relieve you of it....:Brow: :Brow: :Brow:
     
  8. Dylan

    Dylan Murphy's Law Is In Effect


    Yep, Little Ferry is the next town over. If you're ever in the area feel free to stop by, I'm at the end of Sixth St. :beer
     
  9. Dylan

    Dylan Murphy's Law Is In Effect


    I'm not embarrassed, it's just that this car was neglected for too long and butchered up a little. When I brought it home the engine was covered in so much oily dirt that you couldn't see paint anywhere, not even on the valve covers. Leaked oil all over. Vacuum leaks everywhere. Detent cable dragging. The rear end was almost touching the ground. Wires hanging from under the dash. Ect, ect. It's actually pretty nice now in comparison, now that I think about it. And every month it gets a little better. :TU:
     
  10. scott kerns

    scott kerns Silver Level contributor

    Looks 66 to me.....at least you saved it.... :TU: BTW 66 rules!

    scott
     
  11. ubushaus

    ubushaus Gold Level Contributor

    Hey, at least your car is on the road! I bought my '67 over two years ago, and it has been parked ever since!

    That is a '66 front grill and bumper. The front fenders are interchangeable between '66's and '67's. The vents on the fenders are different, but neither were functional, and it looks like yours were removed.
     
  12. pro tour gsx

    pro tour gsx pro tour gsx

    gotta start somewere looks pretty solid I right around the corner in bergenfeild:grin:
     
  13. lostGS

    lostGS Well-Known Member

    My wagon looks worse so nothing the laugh about. Its a Buick that is all that matters.

    Tim
     
  14. 68TriShield

    68TriShield Have a Cigar!

    It looks solid to me. You are doing a good thing,taking care of the old girl :TU:
     
  15. Dylan

    Dylan Murphy's Law Is In Effect

    Thanks for the encouragement guys. It's slow going but I'll get this one back into top shape.


    Well you know where I'm at, so if you need a hand don't hesitate. :beer
     
  16. Lucy Fair

    Lucy Fair Nailheadlova

    Keep it alive:3gears:
     
  17. nekkidhillbilly

    nekkidhillbilly post whore

    66 front looks to be a special front cause no vents on fenders
     
  18. nekkidhillbilly

    nekkidhillbilly post whore

    just noticed its a post car sweet wish mine was
     
  19. Freakazoid

    Freakazoid Gold Level Contributor

    Nice, what color do you plan on painting it.
     
  20. Dylan

    Dylan Murphy's Law Is In Effect


    I'm not sure yet. I want to have it all one color but I don't know how it will look with the moulding that separates the body from the white top.
     

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