1968-1969 GS 4 Speed Restorations

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by gd2227, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. 69GS400s

    69GS400s ...my own amusement ride!

    anybody thinking about one of these for their trunk ?? :Brow:

  2. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    Yup.. Been watchin those on the 'bay...

    Thank you very much, Marco!!!! :TU:
  3. 54Rich

    54Rich Silver Level contributor

    Were they original to our cars? :Do No:

    Looking forward to adding to this thread, nice to see some cars come out of the woodwork. I know of a guy that has a 69 Stage one 4 speed vert. I know he joined the forum, waiting for him to chime in. You out there Jim?

    Chris, good to see that 4 speed vert again! Although, I hope it's off the trailier by now :Dou:

    Brian, where in the midwest are you located?

    I did get a little time to work on mine yesterday, still taking it apart. I hope to soon have the GS Cal Shell all cut up and the pieces out of my garage. I still have some nice floor sections left, upper windsheild metal, if anyone needs it.

    I did find the tags under the front seat, looks like that will be the only proof of what it is. I don't think I'll find a build sheet.

    Is there a way to remove the inside fire wall insulation without ruining the plastic plugs that hold it on? They are the plastic pieces that you can push through one way. Any trick to removing them?

    Nice to see we have a support group! :beer

  4. Marco

    Marco Well-Known Member

    The Hurst emblems were not original to the Buicks.
  5. Mike Atwood

    Mike Atwood The Green Machine

    Thanks Marco....... been a busy morning here.
  6. stage169

    stage169 Well-Known Member


    Alan I'm sorry but I don't have the ProtectO Plate.

    Marco I will register soon.

    Rich I'm just North from the N.W. side of Indianapolis. I went to the Buick Horsepower Nationals last summer. The first Buick event for me. Brian
  7. 68 Skylark cust

    68 Skylark cust French Canadian Member

    Maybe this one is ? :Brow:

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  8. 70sportwagon

    70sportwagon Silver Level contributor

    Hey Rich!

    Its off the trailer and in my building since about 2 weeks after I drug it home. Trying to organize the shop and also find what I have for it. So far I confirmed I have the right motor, fan shroud, air cleaner, steering wheel, a workable hood, and a passenger door. Traded for the right trans, too. Soon I should have a list together.

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  9. 70sportwagon

    70sportwagon Silver Level contributor

    Here is why I am contemplating the massive undertaking. Believe it or not it was the red bucket seat interior/4 speed combination. Though red exteriors are not my first choice normally I think it looks great on the 68-69 body style for some reason. Especially with the red buckets!

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  10. 70sportwagon

    70sportwagon Silver Level contributor

    I have the seats and almost all of the interior. I need door panel trim though. Dash, back seat and passenger bucket are all surprisingly well preserved.

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  11. 70sportwagon

    70sportwagon Silver Level contributor

    Unfortunately the hump has been notched for an aftermarket shifter but it looks like the metal was just bent over after the slice so it should be salvagable. The rest of the floor is GONE. Don't have that on hand. Found the complete pedal assembly, shift linkage, Z-Bar and much of the misc. stuff minus the flywheel and bellhousing.

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  12. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Ugg

    Only 144 '69 GS Converts came with Red bucket interiors... :TU:

  13. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    Alan and I had a brief conversation about the interior colors-other-than-black...I believe he had a pic of an ebay ragtop with a solid red interior. I believe console, dashpad and even the carpet was red... Alan, any chance you still have the pic?
    It amazes me on how FEW convertibles have a LIGHT colored interior..... :Dou:
  14. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    To whom does this 69 GS 4 speed belong? :TU: :moonu:

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  15. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    and this?

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  16. Davis

    Davis Moderator

    Here is my '68 GS 4 speed motor going back in.

    This is a auto to 4 speed conversion car, I hope you all dont mind it not being a original 4 speed car in this thread,.

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  17. Davis

    Davis Moderator

    I was able to put some miles on it this last fall, it made an apperance at the Midwest Buick Challange

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  18. Davis

    Davis Moderator

    Completley tractionless on BFG DR in 1st and 2nd gear, but hold on to something when it hits 3rd.

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  19. Davis

    Davis Moderator

    Plans for next spring include a 1000 CFM Thermo quad, new ignition and tuning

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  20. 54Rich

    54Rich Silver Level contributor

    Ah, that would be my POS, soon to be nice :TU: OK, Someday to be nice :Dou:

    400 4 speed, Air, Tilt, PW Disc, F41, Center console, 4 Sp console, Speed Alert, Rear Defrost, Super Sport Wheels, Clock, and AM-FM w/rear speaker.

    Just love that color combo!



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