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    Default Re: Chucks 72 skylark custom convertible to GS clone

    Chuck, don't forget to fill in the hood emblem holes, Skylarks had the hood emblems not GS.
    Tim

    Quote Originally Posted by 2791 lark custo View Post
    Well I have been working on the hood for wayyyyy to long and she finaly looks good enough to paint black.
    Tim
    72 GS455 4 speed 1 of 84
    TSP built 455. .030 over forged pistons, 9.3-1 cr, TA113 cam, ported 430 heads, TA headers, Performer intake, MSD digital 6 ign. 3.42 gears
    Dyno'd at 455hp, 518lbs torque
    13.01 at 108mph with a 2.28 60'

    Former cars:
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    70 GS455 12.50/113.50mph
    68 Riviera
    72 Stage 1-4 speed Sloan Documented

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    Default Re: Chucks 72 skylark custom convertible to GS clone

    And I thought I had everything all buttoned up for paint this week, well I will give the body shop a call this morning and have them weld those holes shut. THANKS Tim!!!
    Chuck
    Pro 1972 Skylark custom convertible/ cloning to GSX
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    Truck 98 ford f150 4wd
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    Default Re: Chucks 72 skylark custom convertible to GS clone

    Quote Originally Posted by 2791 lark custo View Post
    I have never worked on cars other than changing oil ...
    WOW! You do fantastic work for never doing a car to the frame and back. Looking forward to more pics.
    Brian R.

    Low Flying 1964 Skylark, 355 Wildcat, 200 4R. My build link... http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=213961



    My great cars that got away;
    Totaled 67 Camaro SS RS 350 4 speed.
    69 Camaro RS Convert. Scored 96 out of 100. Investor talked me out of it, it's been collecting dust every since.
    63 Lemans conv, white with red int, rare side skirts, low mile original, also collecting dust in a private collection.

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    Default Re: Chucks 72 skylark custom convertible to GS clone

    my car could be painted by next week. Here are some pics in primer. Getting excited to start putting her back togather
    Chuck
    Pro 1972 Skylark custom convertible/ cloning to GSX
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    Truck 98 ford f150 4wd
    Scooter 2001 Yamaha RoadStar


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    Default Re: Chucks 72 skylark custom convertible to GSX clone

    Nice work.

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    Default Re: Chucks 72 skylark custom convertible to GSX clone

    Looking forward to seeing your Buick after paint Chuck!
    Chris Gullo
    1972 Skylark Custom Convertible
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    2.5" Magnaflow X-pipe N-25 exhaust
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    Buick Super Sport wheels
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    Default Re: Chucks 72 skylark custom convertible to GSX clone

    Right now having trouble figuring out how to load pics. Have reduced size but still getting a pic to large kick back???
    Chuck
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    Default Re: Chucks 72 skylark custom convertible to GSX clone

    pic
    Chuck
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    Default Re: Chucks 72 skylark custom convertible to GSX clone

    finaly
    Chuck
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    Default Re: Chucks 72 skylark custom convertible to GSX clone

    Just save the pics to your hard drive. Then click on the tree icon in the bar above your reply.

    I want to see a pic of your painter in order to see if he has any hair left.
    Jim Lore
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    "If you cannot clear up the confusion at least make the confusion clear."

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    Default Re: Chucks 72 skylark custom convertible to GSX clone

    Let me try to post Chuck's photo by using the board's attachment function:
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Sent from my computer, using a keyboard.
    กกกก ʞ ɐ ɥʇıʍ pǝllǝds s,ʇɐɥʇ ʍoN -----> ʞıɹƎ

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    Default Re: Chucks 72 skylark custom convertible to GSX clone

    I've converted Chuck's photo from a BMP file (1.97 MB) into a JPEG file (98.6 KB), and resized from 720 x 960 pixels to 720 x 765 pixels.

    The attachments are restricted to 800 x 800 pixels:



    So I can't figure out why Chuck isn't able to upload the resized photo....
    Sent from my computer, using a keyboard.
    กกกก ʞ ɐ ɥʇıʍ pǝllǝds s,ʇɐɥʇ ʍoN -----> ʞıɹƎ

    "No, it's a Buick Centurian Riveria post sedan Grand Sport convertable with a straight six Nailhead 455, V8 of course...."

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    Default Re: Chucks 72 skylark custom convertible to GSX clone

    My car has been sitting at the painters for two weeks ready for paint and just haven t found time to get it done. The bad side of the car being fill in work

    But I have been polishing some stainless and it it looking nice. I also just picked up a set of headers for the little 350.

    I started this build not wanting any engine mods, now 4 bbl and headers with the dual exhaust should help get her down the road a bit quicker
    Chuck
    Pro 1972 Skylark custom convertible/ cloning to GSX
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    Default Re: Chucks 72 skylark custom convertible to GSX clone

    Everybody needs a 4bbl and headers.

    Sounds like you are ahead of me. I just cut off a quarter panel from a parts car to replace the "under bondo" surprise on my car.
    Mark
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    72 "GSX" 464, TH 400, 3:42 10.71@126, street tires and mufflers
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    Default Re: Chucks 72 skylark custom convertible to GSX clone

    My Buick hit the paint both this morning for a fresh coat of Saturn Yellow paint Still will need color sand, stripes, more clear, sand and buff but making progress
    Last edited by 2791 lark custo; 05-11-2012 at 12:06 PM.
    Chuck
    Pro 1972 Skylark custom convertible/ cloning to GSX
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    Default Re: Chucks 72 skylark custom convertible to GSX clone

    Looking forward to seeing pics of your vert with the new paint Chuck
    Chris Gullo
    1972 Skylark Custom Convertible
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    2.5" Magnaflow X-pipe N-25 exhaust
    3.23 Posi Rear
    Buick Super Sport wheels
    BPG #2034
    BCA #40234

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    Default Re: Chucks 72 skylark custom convertible to GSX clone

    That makes two of us
    Quote Originally Posted by V8Sky View Post
    Looking forward to seeing pics of your vert with the new paint Chuck
    Chuck
    Pro 1972 Skylark custom convertible/ cloning to GSX
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    Default Re: Chucks 72 skylark custom convertible to GSX clone

    GSX paint 007.jpgGSX paint 010.jpg Still a ways to go but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and it's yellow wow is that bright
    Chuck
    Pro 1972 Skylark custom convertible/ cloning to GSX
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    Default Re: Chucks 72 skylark custom convertible to GSX clone

    Looks awesome Chuck!
    Chris Gullo
    1972 Skylark Custom Convertible
    350-4bbl
    2.5" Magnaflow X-pipe N-25 exhaust
    3.23 Posi Rear
    Buick Super Sport wheels
    BPG #2034
    BCA #40234

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    Default Re: Chucks 72 skylark custom convertible to GSX clone

    It has been a group effort, and everyone here on V8Buick derserves a little credit. From finding parts to teaching me how to do things corect I have enjoyed it.GSX paint 007.jpg
    Chuck
    Pro 1972 Skylark custom convertible/ cloning to GSX
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    Default Re: Chucks 72 skylark custom convertible to GSX clone

    Chuck, I can't wait to see it in person!!!!
    Cheers!
    Tim
    72 GS455 4 speed 1 of 84
    TSP built 455. .030 over forged pistons, 9.3-1 cr, TA113 cam, ported 430 heads, TA headers, Performer intake, MSD digital 6 ign. 3.42 gears
    Dyno'd at 455hp, 518lbs torque
    13.01 at 108mph with a 2.28 60'

    Former cars:
    65 Lark with 430-4, TH400 13.85/101mph
    70 GS455 12.50/113.50mph
    68 Riviera
    72 Stage 1-4 speed Sloan Documented

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    Default Re: Chucks 72 skylark custom convertible to GSX clone

    As my above post says it is a group effort to restore a Buick and I still need to paint the GS grill I got from you Tim
    Last edited by 2791 lark custo; 05-12-2012 at 02:59 PM.
    Chuck
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    Default Re: Chucks 72 skylark custom convertible to GSX clone

    Chuck, nice progress.. I too have mine at the body/paint shop... Quick question,, any pictures of your deck lid?
    I am having a little trouble getting a nice even fit and was wondering if you experienced the same thing?

    Dan C.

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    Default Re: Chucks 72 skylark custom convertible to GSX clone

    Deck lid fit well before restoration and still does
    Chuck
    Pro 1972 Skylark custom convertible/ cloning to GSX
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    Default Re: Chucks 72 skylark custom convertible to GS clone

    You were right about the pricing of the total job. And to be honest the $10k would have been low at $50 and hour. My neibor took the car in as fill in so he is only charging me $25 and still over my $5k But all that is left is the red pin stripes clear coat and a buff. My baby shoud be home by the midle of next week

    Quote Originally Posted by 72buicklt1 View Post
    Oh, I forgot to mention that the custom shop said $10 grand will get me a straight job.. So if your budgeting $5k thay may be low for a full out color change..

    Also the more prep work or strip down you can do will save you cash..

    Dan C.
    Chuck
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