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  1. #51
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    My 1965 Skylark daily driver
    300 4v, .030 over, headers, cam, X-pipe w/flowmasters, urethane bushings, 1.25" sway bar, (2004r soon)...
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    Dan
    1965 Buick Skylark - 300 4v & 2004r
    1965 Buick Skylark- Survivor
    1965 Buick Skylark Gran Sport - '66 Q-Jet & 2004r

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    Engine bay:
    BTW
    A correct throttle rod and kickdown bracket sure would look nice under that hood. (See parts wanted section)
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    Dan
    1965 Buick Skylark - 300 4v & 2004r
    1965 Buick Skylark- Survivor
    1965 Buick Skylark Gran Sport - '66 Q-Jet & 2004r

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    Default My `66 GS cosmetic clone

    Herr is an older pic of my `66....
    `66 Skylark/Modified
    `71 Olds Cutlass Wagon

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    Default New Member Riviera

    Check it out... Super Wildcat and A/C
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    Hi Dave.

    Looking good. Slightly too invisible for my likings though. Where's the pic?

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    Default uhh i dont know

    here is my 67' Riv ,its all original,never restored,i did a a perf. exaust system put on it so it sound good but thats it
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    Oh yea ,thats nice
    Tim Goheen
    73 GS stage1 first car(ex)
    72 Riv(ex)

    67 Riv 455 13.25@101.75 m.p.h.(ex)

  8. #58
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    Here are a couple of pics of my 67 GS400. It really hasn't been anywhere in 5 years. Moved, got married, kids in college...Yada...Yada...Yada....you know the story.
    Just did a complete brake job and cleaned it up. Hope to make E-town on the Saturday of Labor Day or Cecil County Md in October.
    Looking forward to meeting some of you folks there!

    Regards,
    Mark
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    Mark DeConti

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    Here's the other pic.......would like to know how to put more than one in a reply.

    Thanks,
    Mark
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    Mark DeConti

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    Mark,

    Looks great! I'm still messing with color selections, mind if I ask what that is? color blind, pls bear with me...
    Clint
    79 Century Wagon 464 Stage 1
    78 Century Wagon
    67 Skylark

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    Hi Clint,
    The color is called "Sapphire Blue" and is an original 67 color. It was painted in an enamel from PPG back in 1985!
    I don' t think it was Centauri and may have been a version of polyurethane. Somewhere I have some of the paint in the can from the body shop.
    The dupont # is 867-98142 and Ditzler # is 13349. With these #'s I am pretty sure you could have it mixed (assuming you like it) in poly or 2 step like Deltron.
    Honestly, I am surprised how well it has held up. My 70 GS is painted in Centauri in a similar blue (Gulfstream Blue) and it needs to be polished every so often as it dulls. Not the case with the 67. Just wash it and it looks great.
    If I can anwer any other questions, just ask.
    Thanks,
    Mark
    Mark DeConti

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    Thanks Mark, the car looks really straight & clean.

    I'm really fond of that coloring scheme, light blues, greens, silvers. It'll help hide some of the nasty bodywork I require. Did you spray that yourself or was it done at a shop?

    Ever heard of that color in a base/clear system?
    Clint
    79 Century Wagon 464 Stage 1
    78 Century Wagon
    67 Skylark

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    Clint,
    I had it done in a shop by one of the guys in our NE club at the time. He had a shop on Long Island and did a great job on the car. There was rust at the fender bottoms and rear qtr bottoms. The wheel wells are original. Just some small patches in the trunk.
    I can do motors trannys etc. and can take the whole car apart but metal and paint work I leave to the pros.
    As to the paint, I have been told that any color can be made into base/clear coat. I got a pint of "Wedgewood Blue" for my 64 Skylark and was told it was available in that. That is why I gave you the paint codes. With them, you can have the color mixed.
    Here as some pics of the 67 the day I got it in 1981.......what a difference.
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    Mark DeConti

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    Another angle show some of the work needed.
    A lot of our cars start out this way. Most of the time we see the finished work on someones car and not how it began.

    Mark
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    Wow, thanks for the update. I'm in the same boat, need pros for the bodywork. I'm patching the quarters as well as the doors. Complete replacement on the trunk.

    I also killed off my vinyl roof wasn't sure if the dofference in look would be bad, seeing hte difference o yours put it in perspective!
    Clint
    79 Century Wagon 464 Stage 1
    78 Century Wagon
    67 Skylark

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    Default My '65 GS Convertible

    Here is my GS convertible... It has GS Club headers and new cam stock cut fresh by Comp Cams. 15" wheels, Vacuum trunk release, 3 speed manual (1 of 123) and correct Midnight Blue Paint. This car has been a blast to take to shows for the last three years... Seems nobody has ever seen one of these before. Makes great conversation!
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    Here's a pic from 1990 before I'd even tried to get to first base with my steel girlfriend.

    I know, I know: she just screams "race me!", doesn't she?

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    MARK ~ 59-4637

  18. #68
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    Smile My V8 Buick.

    When I bought it :gt: :


    August, 1988 - When it first hit the streets after the resto :


    I used the GS as my daily driver for a while before aquiring the GN. About 8 years ago, after a rod bearing went, I decided that I would go through the entire car again. The driveline was removed, the body was separated from the frame and there it sits.


    Many know the drill; new house, two children are born, yada yada. I really need to get back to it. I miss driving it.

    Here's more.
    Greg Friend
    GSCA #618
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    1967 GS400 convertible | 1987 Grand National Astroroof
    1984 Cutlass Supreme Brougham | 1992 Custom Cruiser Wagon
    1987 Grand National GNX'd
    < STOLEN & STRIPPED 4/19/06

    Lakeland International Raceway

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    wow,no wonder i havent heard from you or your car around the area or the boards,so u took it apart again hey as long as you like what your doing,what exactly happened to the motor?


    Thanks
    George
    George



    "If ur going to beat a Hemi you better have a Buick"

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    There's been some lively discussion around here as of late about me turning wrenches on the ol' GS again. Heck, my son is now 6-years old (actually closer to 7) which means he can lend a helping hand now.

    As for the motor, well it just developed a rod knock. When I tore it down I had one spun rod bearing and damaged crank journal. Don't know why but that'll need to be rectified. Cylinder walls should clean up fine with a hone. It's the numbers-matching original block, bored .030. (Those stinkin' pistons were a bear to find back in 1987. Can't imagine locating any now.)

    BTW, George, this car, like me, is originally from NJ (hence, the body rot ). That is where I restored it the first time. I brought it with me to Tennessee when I moved here in 1991.
    Greg Friend
    GSCA #618
    Friends' Garage
    1967 GS400 convertible | 1987 Grand National Astroroof
    1984 Cutlass Supreme Brougham | 1992 Custom Cruiser Wagon
    1987 Grand National GNX'd
    < STOLEN & STRIPPED 4/19/06

    Lakeland International Raceway

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    Cool Greg,i wish u luck,maybe we can meet up some day i live across the river in NYC,nice meeting you.


    Thanks
    George
    George



    "If ur going to beat a Hemi you better have a Buick"

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    Default Re: Buickstreet.com wants you to submit!

    BuickStreet said:I want everyone of you to submit these incredible cars to http://www.buickstreet.com .

    Please guys, submit your high quality photos to me at bill@buickstreet.com and I will notify you each when your cars are featured.
    I really enjoyed your web site. Great pictures and great stories. Lots of good history on our Buicks! Thanks for a great job!

    Lee
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    '70 GS 455 Stage 1 convert (until it burned in 1999)
    2000 Grand Prix GTP
    Drive safely and do your racing at the drag strip.

  23. #73
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    Here's my 1966 Skylark.

    I was 21 when when my parents brought it home from the dealer.

    Inherited it in 1996. Could have bought a new Regal GS for what I've spent restoring it.

    But, I still think it's sporty and fast and fun to drive around on nice weekends and take to car shows.
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    Harry Newman
    1966 Skylark 340-4
    Parents bought new
    frame-off;200-4R;many other upgrades

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    Nice car Harry
    George



    "If ur going to beat a Hemi you better have a Buick"

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    You're welcome Lee.

    It's been a while since I added any new content but I have some pictorials from my recent visit to the States that I'm working on and of course I have a huge backlog of submitted cars that I will eventually get around to. I'm only one guy working on it so it's slow going sometimes. I'll be sure to post any substantial new content as it appears.
    Bill

 

 
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