All Wheel Drive AWD 71 Buick Skylark

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Brent, Dec 4, 2016.

  1. Brent

    Brent Well-Known Member

    I am guessing at least another year, lot's of life gets in the way. Not complaining though, I have 5 kids and even though they take up alot of time they are are what lifes all about.
     
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  2. Brent

    Brent Well-Known Member

    I did a few more things. First was to modify the seat to clear the raised tunnel and transfercase. I dissembled the seat down to the frame and cut apart the sheetmetal frame in the middle section. I left the top portion so it would still have the spring mounts, then reinforced it with 1/4 by 1 1/2 plate to strengthen it back up. This removed 1 1/8 inches from the height of the frame. Then I put it all back together, stretching the seat cover on was probably the hardest part. I like the seat tilted back more than stock so I turned 2 spacers to put under the front seat mounts. Sorry for not taking pics of the seat mods, but I was done before I thought about it. Needless to say, that little curve in the seat over the trans tunnel that looks so simple was 2 days worth of work.
     

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  3. Brent

    Brent Well-Known Member

    Last thing I did was to install the throttle cable, gas pedal, and brake pedal. After moving the firewall back and up for the motor to fit I lost the original mount for the gas pedal as well as the fact that the cable would need to be located in a new place to fit and clear the new location of the motor. I moved the gas pedal mount over to the left and made a new spot for the cable to fit. I had to be pretty selective to find a spot for the cable that cleared the motor, since it's so close to the firewall and still mount to the engine properly. The pedals fit nicely and all seems to function as it should. It went really smooth and only took a couple of hours.
     

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  4. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    You're doing amazing work, Brent! Very cool build, probably my favorite going on right now, and I've been following since the beginning. That thing is going to be a cornering and accelerating monster when you're done. Love the stance with the fat tires on front, very mean looking.
     

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