So, I've been pretty anti social here the last few months and a bit bitter after the 66 GS fiasco along with the comments and less than flattering theories by some members about that whole situation. in fact I went so far as to dump all the Facebook Buick pages and Buick friends with the exception of a couple of guys who were more than just Buick friends. I had requested JW delete my member status here on the board and he recommended against that. If I had done that my seller feedback for the 66 GS would have went away as well. anyhow I decided I'm not going to let one asshole seller and a bunch of other uninformed guys drive me away from what I love.. it's not the first time I lost my ass in a car deal but it will surely be the last!! plus I believe in Karma. I had to decide if I wanted to repair the GS or find something else instead. I had a local friend who owns a body shop take a look at the GS to see what it would take to repair it. he called me down to the shop after a couple days and said I needed to see this. the entire floor pan of the car was paper thin. so not only would I need to repair or replace the rear clip I would have to do complete floor pans as well as trunk pan. apparently the front and rear window seals were completely gone and the car had been taking on water when it rained for years and years. this was the cause of all the interior pot metal pitting and the back seat frame rusting away from inside. at that point saving the GS was no longer an option. I found a 66 Special Deluxe in eastern Idaho and after some back and forth negotiations I bought it. the only less than desirable thing about the car in my view was the factory A/C but I have something in mind for that. I'm going to chronicle the project here and if ya like it great and if ya dont well that's life. so this is the car as I bought it. not much to look at right? it does have a very nice original interior and the body panels and trunk have zero rust.