1972 GS Stage1 in Flame Orange

Discussion in 'Projects' started by Smartin, Aug 2, 2020.

  1. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    This will be a fairly easy job since it's super solid. It will stay bolted to the frame...but mostly blown apart and restored to factory correct. It just needs to be freshened up. I only found one mouse nest behind the back seat...and a partial build sheet.

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  2. BennyK81

    BennyK81 Well-Known Member

    love it...love all orange Buicks...

    BUQUICK I'm your huckleberry.

    I really like this car and I'm happy to see it being freshened up. Looking forward to seeing photos as it will be a great looking '72.

    Be on the look out for more build sheets in that interior. One of our '72s was also built at the Fremont plant where that orange car was assembled and we found three inside the interior alone. One was under the bottom of the rear seat, one under the package tray, and one folded in 1/2 under the driver's side bucket seat. Here is the very old thread that shows more precise locations. We actually overlooked two of them on the first inspection. I would not be surprised if there was one more above the gas tank too.


    Keep up the good work Adam.
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  4. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member


    I will double check under the package tray. I'll be pulling the gas tank, so hopefully a complete one there. The bucket seat cover had been replaced already at one point, so there was nothing there.
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  5. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    No build sheet under the package tray.

    Today I started to line up front sheet metal better than what was on it when I got it here. The front fenders appear to be NOS...so I’m checking to see if the hood-to-fender issue shows much. If any, it’s very minimal so far.

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  6. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    IF I liked 72's, I would have bought this from "the farmer". This car was nice!
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  7. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    It took a lot of restraint for me not to jump on this one, too.
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  8. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    That is a nice car. I'd have loved to bought it when it was for sale - Just wasn't in the cards.
  9. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    As can be seen, the fenders were replaced at some time, and mostly just bolted on for transport. They were roughly gapped so the doors and hood wouldn't hit. I spent a couple hours today just moving things around and making sure there aren't any surprises before I hit them with paint. Even though these are "NOS" replacement fenders, I don't see any issues with lining up with the hood. Everything seems to jive pretty well. At least, I don't see a need to cut any spot welds and fix alignment that way.

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