Build Thread: Project Rusty Hulk

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by sriley531, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Hahaha.....I remember the camoflauging the tears in my Mustang's driver's seat at car shows. I always did like you, put the little fliers they'd leave on your car over it, magazines, whatever was handy. It's nice when it's finally fixed and nothing to be embarrassed about anymore. Looks like you did a great job, especially for your first attempt!
  2. SmittyDawg

    SmittyDawg Need another garage....

    Looks great, Shawn! And it's always kinda satisfying when you do something new and it turns out well. :)
  3. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    double tasty Shawn!

  4. Taulbee2277

    Taulbee2277 Silver Level contributor

    That one wasn't me.
  5. sriley531

    sriley531 More Luck than Skill....

    Haha, no, you're innocent. We both know who the culprit was though... o_O:eek::confused:

    Next up, the headliner started coming apart at one of the seems (which really sucks because it's the original and still looks great otherwise) so I bought a new one and am going to dive in head first (as I always seem to do for some reason) on that one.
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  6. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    The back corners suck, rest is easy...but them back corners... I wanted to destroy everything around me ha
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  7. 64 skylark mike

    64 skylark mike Well-Known Member

    A Buick guy I know told me about a '64 Skylark he had once with the silver headliner. Evidently it is one color that nobody reproduces. My '64 has that color in it, and it is a beautiful color where you can see the original fabric that is tucked behind moldings etc. that hasn't been damaged.

    Anyway, he was trying to do a correct restoration on that car and he had the same problem you do with some seams splitting and good condition otherwise. So he took the headliner out and had the seams re stitched and re installed it. Might be worth considering.
  8. sriley531

    sriley531 More Luck than Skill....

    Coming soon, to a Rusty Hulk near you.... :cool:

  9. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Nice, that will be cool! A friend of mine has a Camaro with Fitech and a turbo and it has been running 8 second quarter miles all self tuning and fully steetable.
  10. SmittyDawg

    SmittyDawg Need another garage....

    Very nice, Shawn! A friend of mine up in Montana put one on his wife's 71 GS, and they love it! He was the service manager for a Buick dealership back in the 60's and 70's, and he and his partner campaigned a '70 GS for years on the racetracks of Idaho and Montana, and held class records. So he knows what he's doing, and I think you'll love the EFI unit based on his experience!
  11. sriley531

    sriley531 More Luck than Skill....

    Thanks Cole, I'm looking forward to it! I popped into some of my old stomping grounds recently, a local engine builder/speed shop that does some pretty serious business. They had a few engines in the shop with fitech systems going on, and had built and tuned a good number more already. Had a good chat with them, and their input has me pretty optimistic (as well as other members I know with first hand experience). The owners been doing this since the 60's and has an insane amount of experience, even he said he's been very impressed with them. I'm intrigued to see how it does considering I really do have my carb dialed in nicely. It'll probably be spring before I really get to it, but it'll obviously be documented right here! Stay tuned!

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