72 GSX Stage1 4 Speed

Discussion in 'Projects' started by Smartin, May 30, 2018.

  1. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Preliminary body work on doors is done and first coat of poly is on. These doors were solid, but are littered with dings.
     

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  2. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Picked up some spray bling today... can't wait to get it on the car.
     

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  3. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    What brand bling are you using?
     
  4. Smartin

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  5. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Fenders are primed and will be ready for the first blocking in a few days. Doors are blocked and ready for the last coat of high build (hopefully). I started blocking the body shell while I waited for other things to dry...found a couple small spots to correct, but nothing major so far.
     
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  6. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Body is almost finished blocking...fenders and doors are curing for the last round of blocking. Only a couple more steps until color!
     

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  7. sriley531

    sriley531 Big green hunk of $#*^....

    Awesome progress Adam! Great thread, really bringing back some memories.
     
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  8. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    Excellent job Adam!! You're really knocking this out fast.
     
  9. Ken Mild

    Ken Mild King of 18 Year Resto's

    I have a pic of that GSX somewhere. He had it at a show in Charlotte back in early 2K or maybe even late 90's and I was amazed at its rarity. I think it was at this show with Jarvis.
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  10. 71staged

    71staged Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I've been too busy to post a few photos, as promised. I don't want to take away from your rebuild thread. Perhaps, I might start a new thread, titled, "Where Are They Now?"

    We had a chapter of the Buick Gran Sport Club of America named the B.C. Buick GS Club, and our chapter was very involved in many club events since its inception in the late 80's. One of the annual events, our club participated in, was The Vancouver Motorsport Car Show. Armin's 1972 GSX was in one of the shows and won a trophy in its class. In fact, our club took home a number of trophies with the Buicks we had on display. I would have to look back at my newsletters from the time for more details, as I regularly contributed articles for our newsletter.

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  11. Smartin

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  12. 71staged

    71staged Well-Known Member

    From left to right: Marlon McMillan's 1972 GS Stage 1, Armin Lippman's 1972 GSX, Dave Knutsen's 1970 GSX, my 1972 GS with GSX option package, and Dave Knutsen's 1965 GS convertible 4-speed:

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    All of us on our way to the Seattle International Raceway for the Musclecar Shootout & Car Show in, I believe, 1988.

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    Nando.
     
  13. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    All blocked out...surfacer applied. Almost time for some color!
     

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  14. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Hosed off a few key spots on the car today to get rid of residual dust, and did the same to the garage. There was about 2" of...whatever...on the floor under the car that had collected since it got here.

    Guide coat is applied and ready for final sand...
     

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  15. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Not much to see, looks pretty much the same. Body shell, doors, and fenders are prepped for paint. Installing doors tomorrow. Will probably wait until the weekend to paint though.
     

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  16. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Doors are on! Definitely a two person job to adjust those things. I was dreading this. I'll be dreading the fenders just as much.
     

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  17. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I sprayed some red paint its general direction today...some of it made it onto the car. I guess I need to start on the door and trunk...and the rest of the little bits.
     

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  18. Chi-Town67

    Chi-Town67 Gold Level Contributor

    That looks great Adam! It that single stage paint? Looks like it laid down really flat.
     
  19. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Thanks! No it’s base/clear. It’s got some orange peel, but that’s to be expected. Gonna let it cure for a few weeks while I start the engine compartment, so I can install the front clip when it’s ready.
     
  20. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Which clear did you use 2021 or DC4000
     

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