Build thread: Psalm 65

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Nailhead Ronnie, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Well-Known Member

    I'm going to start the a build thread on my car, 1965 Skylark. Please PM on how these things work. It's gonna be my 1st build, let alone my 1st build thread. Please have patience and understand it might take a year or two. I will be asking all my newbee question here on this thread. I'll be back in a week, but after March 15th I'll be back strong on V8buick.

    Take care and be good.

    How I Got her
    1965 Skylark Hard top.
    No drivetrain.
    Chevy 350 welded moter mounts.

    What I have so far for her.
    A 430 BBB
    B4B intake
    750 Q Jet.

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  2. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Well-Known Member

    Any input on how what can be done with these motor mounts to get my 430 in would be very helpful.
  3. 455monte

    455monte Well-Known Member

    Cool project!
    I would carefully cut those chevy mounts off and get a set of ta or used frame pads for a big block car from a member here.They are easy enough to bolt on using the factory holes once those other pieces are cut off
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  4. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Well-Known Member

    Thanks Bud. I'll do just that. I have a sawzall with a torch blade just for that. I believe I have the moter mounts from my 430.

    Bought a chassis and service manual for 15$ each on Amazon yesterday. And starter bolts plus an AcDelco oil filter last week.

    My 1st thing to do is to run the engine on a test stand to check it's status and compression.
  5. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Well-Known Member

    Any tips on what I can do to box my frame? In as thinking welding square stock, but don't know what strenght metal?

    And how bout refreshing my leather seats, any tips?
  6. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill Well-Known Member

    For one, you don't really NEED to box your frame in, all you really should get is the rear control arm frame ties.

    And b) your "leather'' seats are actually vinyl if not ripped or shredded can be cleaned, if really faded then repainted with vinyl paint with the color of choice. The vinyl paint works great, doesn't flake off and is very durable.
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  7. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Well-Known Member

    Thanks Derek,I will look into rear control arm frame ties.

    And here I thought I had leather. By the way I do have a tear. So soap and water? Thanks for the vinyl paint tip
  8. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill Well-Known Member

    The paint can should have directions for what to use to clean before painting, so read those for best results.

    As far as I know, someone correct me if in I'm wrong but I don't think that the '65 Skylark could be ordered with leather? If it is actually leather it could be custom installed?

    Post some pics of the rips on the seat, maybe we can figure out a way to repair them?

    Here is the braces I'm talking about;


    Without them big block torque can rip your frame apart, they started installing these on the big block A-body cars from the factory IIRC starting in '67. Here is the link for the ones in the pic;

    These are the proper '64-'67 braces for your car's frame. You can get the stamped steel factory repop version from OPGI or one of those restoration companies, same as Chevelle if you don't like those?
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  9. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Well-Known Member

    Here is the tear, it's on drivers seat.
    Derek, thanks for your help big bro. Those pictures and link help me out alot. I dont want to twist the Lark up, I don't want to be scared when I hit WOT.
  10. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Well-Known Member

    Came in the mail today.
  11. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill Well-Known Member

    Not sure how to fix a diagonal rip like that other than a new seat cover? You might be able to duct tape it before painting it? Or if you can find some good vinyl tape before repainting?

    The wider the vinyl tape the better, maybe something like this;

    Tape that whole section straight up and down from the top seam to the bottom seam butting the tape next to itself as close and straight as you can. This would be after cleaning the seats for the vinyl paint but before applying the paint. Paint after tape is installed.

    Never done this before so not sure how good it will or won't work? Would be a temporary fix until you can get new seat covers? Who knows it might last a long time?

    Here's something that may work better;

    You can cut one piece to cover that entire section from sewed seam to sewed seam before painting it your color of choice! Not sure if it has adhesive already on it but if not there should be a glue out there that would make it permanent? Or possibly sew a new piece of vinyl in that section over the top of the ripped section?

    Would be a cheap fix, let us know what you come up with.
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