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  1. #1
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    Default Start of another rebuild - GSX

    Couple nights work. Hope to get the frame stripped down in a short time and take it to the powder coater.
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    Default Re: Start of another rebuild - GSX

    Looks like a long road ahead of you. Can't wait to see it completed.

    458 SOCOM VS 5.56
    IYAAYAS!!!

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    this is a piece of cake, right?
    MarkO
    "There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die."-Raoul Duke
    Street Sleeper~'70 Skylark Holiday Coupe
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  4. #4
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    Default Re: Start of another rebuild - GSX

    Love that side view mirror! Gonna put 'er up fer sale?
    BadBrad
    '70 GS455 - Power Brute Super T10 4spd
    ex. '70 GSX
    New Project: 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis - for the kids to drive.
    New Muscle: 2013 Ford Taurus SHO - Twin Turbo Terror

    Spare 455 on the stand, just in case!


    Slideshow of BadBrad's Car: http://s517.photobucket.com/albums/u...view=slideshow

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    Cool Re: Start of another rebuild - GSX

    Lookin Good...
    "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway" John Wayne

    BCA # 45934 / Central New England Chapter, BCA / BPG #2313
    Buick GS Club of America # 2943 / Northeast GS/GN Club

    Now: 1970 Buick GSX Tribute Car, Stage 2 455, SP TB 400, 3.42 Positraction
    Before:
    1968 Buick GS California, Midnight Blue, 350 ST300, than a 1974 455 TB400
    1971 Buick GS, Lime Mist Green, 350 TB350
    1974 Buick Century Wagon, Dark Brown, 455 TB400
    2000 Buick Regal

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    Default Re: Start of another rebuild - GSX

    Yup, the side mirror is definitely a gem! Not going back on for sure. It is going to be a long road, but well worth the effort I think.

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    Default Re: Start of another rebuild - GSX

    Late night again... Got frame stripped. Have a few parts to take off a-frames, then hopefully to powder coater.
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    Default Re: Start of another rebuild - GSX

    Frame back from powder coater. Now if I can get some time to work on it (been sitting for a month)
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    Stage 1 engine/heads painted and ready to be rebuilt.
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    Took motor to engine builder today. In line so don't expect it back til spring. Thinking about starting on rear end next. Now I need to win the lottery to pay for it all.....

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    Default Re: Start of another rebuild - GSX

    can you catch me up on the car like where you got it how long you have had?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacekar View Post
    can you catch me up on the car like where you got it how long you have had?
    I have owned the X about 10 years. Finally getting around to restoring it, the history of the car; local guy owned car for quite a few years. He purchased from a guy (John M.) in Bathgate, ND. John had purchased car from Richard Lasseter. On the way back from Georgia, John had some motor problems and towed it back to ND. Car has been in pieces since 1977. Shows 60,000 miles on the clock. Richard had bought the car from George Bassett of Florida. And that is where the trail ends, he couldn't remember who he purchased the car from.

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    Default Re: Start of another rebuild - GSX

    JW worked on one of George's X cars.
    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: Start of another rebuild - GSX

    In mid to late 70's? or a different car of Georges?

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    Default Re: Start of another rebuild - GSX

    You would need to ask JW. JW is not old enough to have worked on one in the 70s is my guess. This car was once posted on JW's website, if I remember correctly. Florida was the location, I think.
    Jim Lore
    BPG 1037
    "If you cannot clear up the confusion at least make the confusion clear."

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    Default Re: Start of another rebuild - GSX

    This vehicle was sold to John M in 1976 or 77 and has resided in North Dakota since. I have all original parts that the car was born with except the Stage 1 carb (still looking - April build date)

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    Default Re: Start of another rebuild - GSX

    Well, there goes my fantasy of tracking that one down.
    I'm a friend of John M's son.

    If I make it up there around Christmas time, can I stop in to see the car?
    Mike

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    Default Re: Start of another rebuild - GSX

    Would be happy to show it to you. Just call before to give me some notice. Dean 701-772-8530

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeansGSX View Post
    Would be happy to show it to you.
    Dean
    Great.
    Now I'm really motivated to get up there.
    Mike

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    Look forward to meeting you Mike.

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    Default Re: Start of another rebuild - GSX

    Frame is starting to come together. Hope to start getting into the rearend in the next couple weeks.
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    Default Re: Start of another rebuild - GSX

    Coming together nicely Dean, I'm shocked how these Buick muscle cars keep coming out of the woodwork up here in North Dakota.
    Ryan

    '67 GS400 triple aqua, auto, under reconstruction.

    '00 Buick Lesabre Ltd- daily driver

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    Default Re: Start of another rebuild - GSX

    Thanks Ryan

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    Last Wednesday rearend came apart. Washed all parts and going to replace bearings.
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    Default Re: Start of another rebuild - GSX

    Last week found out my 2 piece rotors were warped, so ordered some from local auto parts store. They came in as a 1 piece rotor. Long story short found some at SS396.com, took a chance and they are an exact match to my Buick rotors.
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