Trade 70 GSX

Discussion in 'Cars wanted' started by Redmanf1, Dec 10, 2019.

  1. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    I would be interested in doing some trading for a 70-72 skylark convertible body and GS hood. It MUST be rust free no patch panels.... With it I would be interested in an LS3 6.2 with trans. Other parts, pro charger, coil over tubular suspension, 4 wh disc brakes and 9" rear. I am thinking of doing a 70 front with 71 rear N25 bumper restomod. I have absolutely No interest in anything or parts with rust.
    I am not looking for a GS because of the modifications that I am doing.

    Send me a PM with what you have...

    Thanks
     
  2. 70staged

    70staged Well-Known Member

    I don’t have anything, but why not a 70 rear bumper with Rusty’s N25 conversión on it?
     
  3. tubecatgs

    tubecatgs Finally a 4 speed......

    Hmmm... sending you a PM...
     
  4. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    I think the 71-72 rear bumper looks better, it does not look as massive as the 70.


     
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  5. wheelz

    wheelz 'B' is for Buick.

    Well Nelson, this might NOT be as radical as you want, but it sure is an AWESOME-seat-of-your-pants monster 462...all dolled up and ready to go too!!!
    Originally birthed as a 71 Skylark, Reborn in its later years into a 462GS Stage 1 "X" Tribute... AWESOME CAR.
    However, might be too good to cutup to make into what you're planning to do...

    Wheelz, Tampa Bay
     

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  6. Ryans-GSX

    Ryans-GSX Have fun, life is short.

    Thats what I would like to do for mine being my car is a 1970 but I like the N25 look on it.

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  7. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    The 71 rear bumper just has a better look to it. License plate location, the 71 bumper looks smaller..
     
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  8. gs66

    gs66 Well-Known Member

    That’s going to be a great project, good luck!
     
  9. Dan Healey

    Dan Healey Well-Known Member

    Thought 70-71 looked the same minus the "Buick".
     

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  10. Duane

    Duane Member

    Nope,
    Different bumpers, brackets, rubber spacers etc. If you ever wondered why your rear bumper did not quite fit correctly it is often due to using the wrong year rubber spacers behind the bumper. They have totally different cross-sections.
    Duane
     
  11. PackerBacker

    PackerBacker Blake's Dad

    Duane isn't the angle of the filler neck also different? Seems I could purchase a 71/72 tank years ago with the neck attached but for a 70 tank I needed to reuse the old neck.
     
  12. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    Yes, the filler neck is also different.
     
  13. Ryans-GSX

    Ryans-GSX Have fun, life is short.

    I never knew that about the rubber spacers. I never looked at them that closely. Wow
     
  14. Duane

    Duane Member

    Ryan,
    Yeah, I forget which car we were working on but the rear bumper would just not line up right. I had both the 70 style & 71-72 style rubber spacers and once the correct ones were installed it was a done deal.

    They aren't too much different but they are different enough.

    The license plate doors are different also and so are the small rubber filler pieces on the ends.
    Duane
     
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  15. Duane

    Duane Member

    I posted a pic of the 2 different rubber spacers on Fritz's parts wanted thread.
    Duane
     
  16. GKMoz

    GKMoz Gary / Moz

    71's were always my favorite GS's like the grill better & the rear bumper better ! my $.02 worth :)
     
  17. flh73

    flh73 Well-Known Member

    Ok wait a minute know I’m not in agreement. I must like butt’s because I like the 70. This leads me to a question about gas tanks. Is the 70 and 71^ different?
    Gary
     
  18. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron 475 IRON HEAD STAGE 2

    Yes the filler neck.
     
  19. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    I like the 72 grille better than the 71.
     
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  20. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    I like a bigger rear myself
     

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