Gettin' there

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by tubecatgs, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. tubecatgs

    tubecatgs Finally a 4 speed......

    Well, what started out as wanting to fix a leak in my rear end...... ended up in a novice weekend warrior frame on daily driver restoration of my 72 Skylark Custom Convertible 4 speed. Many folks here have helped along the way and hope to get the motor back this week from a mild 350 rebuild. Not looking to win any trophies and as this is just a driver for cruise nights and get ice cream with the kids.

    This is what I've done.
    Rebuild rear end 3.42 posi (Brian Trick)
    control arms blasted and new bushings
    Muncie M20 rebuilt
    new clutch, pressure plate, throw-out bearing, pilot bearing
    Engine rebuilt (Crower cam, v6 flat pistons, .030 over, Stage 1 intake, 5/8s oil pickup, TA cam bearings, .020 off heads, heads/valves done, Holley 650 and more etc.)
    2.5 Flowmaster Dual exhaust with H pipe
    frame sanded/painted
    underbody, firewall and engine compartment sanded/painted
    new rear springs/shocks and all brake cabling(including E-brake)
    new gas tank/sending unit
    new front springs, shocks, ball joints, tie rods, idler arm steering bar, swing arm bushings
    front control arms blasted and all new bushings
    Power steering setup from Hector
    Disc brake conversion (Right Stuff) with new booster, all new brake lines etc.
    Rebuilt steering column (Brian Trick)
    100's of bolts and brackets wire wheeled, sanded and painted....
    This is just some of what I remember :)

    Just a few pics before and after before engine install...

    Can't imagine what I would have done without all of your help.... Will have more questions I'm sure once engine is installed... Thanks all!

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  2. GSST1

    GSST1 Well-Known Member

    That looks great!
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  3. sriley531

    sriley531 More Luck than Skill....

    Nice work! Funny how a small need will turn into a much larger endeavor, isn't it?? A transmission R&R evolved into a frame off resto on mine, so I feel ya on that one!
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  4. jim

    jim Well-Known Member

    I will have to look for you next year at cruise nites Great Job on the car
  5. tubecatgs

    tubecatgs Finally a 4 speed......

    Thanks and absolutely Jim.... Don't see many Buicks at the ones around here.....

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