my 69's resurection/modification

Discussion in 'Wrenchin' Secrets' started by skymangs, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. Bad '69

    Bad '69 Well-Known Member

    Sounds great..i can't wait.

    Hey, atleast your wife lets you have a car budget :grin: I have trouble even putting mine in the garage.

    I agree with the wheel change...that was about my only reservation with the build...i think you will love the full polished with that color.

    Keep on keeping on.
  2. Bad '69

    Bad '69 Well-Known Member

    youtube video out there yet?
  3. Troys69GS

    Troys69GS Well-Known Member

    Wow I just read through a number of years of someones life including working in he11 and all I have to say is, WOW. Just wow. My lil project is lint compared to your long sheet of activites.
  4. skymangs

    skymangs Bad boys drive Buicks!

    Here it is, Finally. She purrs like a LION.

    At the time I had no belt on, so the Alternator is not spinning. The local machine shop is making me a custom serpentine pully for the crank.

    Sorry this took so long!
    :Do No:
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  5. evil16v

    evil16v Midwest Buick Mafia

    SWEET! we need to see it out and about:TU:
  6. Bad '69

    Bad '69 Well-Known Member

    Nice...but what a teaser! we want more!:laugh:
  7. 69GS400s

    69GS400s own amusement ride!

    SLACKER !!!

    ...seriously - good to see you get back to it :TU:
  8. Andy69

    Andy69 Well-Known Member

    Looks liek a good 64/65 Elky there too
  9. Scot69GS400conv

    Scot69GS400conv Stepchild

    Is it my imagination or did you get a new camera? The pics in the first 13 or so pages were pretty rough and dark. When is the "other" motor going in? I must have have made a bad career choice along the way 'cause it seems like the service is treating you very well (and deservingly so I might add).

    I can't wait to see good shots of the finished product. Keep 'em coming. :TU:
  10. DCx

    DCx Well-Known Member

    im subscribed!
  11. 85_350regal

    85_350regal g bodys allday

    it really sounds good nice job on it:TU:
  12. 64LeSabre455

    64LeSabre455 Well-Known Member

    Hello, I have spent the last two hours marveling at the work you have done. I am impressed, to say the least. I am a medic stationed at Fort Lewis, and I wish I could find someone up here that is compassionate as Buicks as you and I are. I understand how hard it is to work on a car with a demanding job, a wife, and kids. Keep up the good work. If this pace of field exercises and deployments continue, I will be retired before my car is finished.
  13. VandaLL

    VandaLL The Buick Life

    hey 64LeSabre455, have you gone to any NW events? like the Puyallup show or Bremerton races, there are some gatherings of Buick freaks around. granted, we are more rare in this corner of the country, but we are around. :grin:

    Skyman nice work! I've been lurking on the thread for a long time.. really inspiring work.
  14. skymangs

    skymangs Bad boys drive Buicks!

    Hey pal, I spent 3 years stationed in Lewis. Local legend lived in Puyallup while I was there. Went by "Dan the Riv Man". He died in 2001, his whole collection (100 plus cars) went to "Buick Specialists" in Kent. My old 68 actually came from a towing auction in Lakewood. Small world huh?
  15. skymangs

    skymangs Bad boys drive Buicks!

    Oh, and the Lewis Craft shop used to have an AWESOME body shop there. That is where I learned body and paint. Painted my 64 Riv there.
  16. skymangs

    skymangs Bad boys drive Buicks!

    Thank you all for the kind words. Just a backyard mechanic trying to figure out how it's done. driveshaft is back and installed, pulley is supposedly done, (just need to go pick it up) and the rear axles are STILL being turned. Hopefully this thing will move when I try to put it in gear huh? Someday, I will be able to drive it to work!!! LoL
  17. skymangs

    skymangs Bad boys drive Buicks!

    Yeah, upgraded cameras somewhere in the middle. After nearly 5 years of wrenching, it all gets a little fuzzy on me. The "Other" motor? I'd like to get the car to move on it's own power before I worry about upgrading it! Hopefully I will get the time and the money in the same place at the same time this winter to get the stroker finished. Thanks
  18. GS464

    GS464 Hopelessly Addicted

    Seems to be an all too common problem in our sport/hobby!:Dou:
  19. skymangs

    skymangs Bad boys drive Buicks!

    :bglasses: You bet, and with the number of toys that most of us have, it is rather einnie, minnie, minnie, moe on which one gets attention this paycheck!!! :dollar:
  20. Scot69GS400conv

    Scot69GS400conv Stepchild

    Yeah, in my case it's my 17 month old son!!

    He is the best and I don't mind putting the Buick projects on hold if he needs something.

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