Here we go Apollo

Discussion in 'The "X" bodies' started by Tankinitup, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. Tankinitup

    Tankinitup Member

    Well I pulled the trigger on a 74 Apollo and have been collecting parts to get started on this baby. Body has some dings, but the only rust issues are the trunk pan and tail panel. Still has the stock 350 2bbl not sure of the condition of the engine yet, but the odometer reads 77,000. I plan on building my own version of what I think a GSX Apollo should’ve been in 1974.
     

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  2. johnriv67

    johnriv67 Well-Known Member

    Looks like a very solid car, can't wait to see more!
     
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  3. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

    I'm working on a 73 for the wife. If you are pulling the factory ac I need a few parts!
     
  4. Tankinitup

    Tankinitup Member

    I will be keeping the A/C in this one. No A/C would be a deal breaker for my wife as well lol. If I were pulling it I would’ve helped you out for sure though.
     
  5. Bill Nuttle

    Bill Nuttle Well-Known Member

    He’s a Marne man. SVC 2/41FA 3rd ID. 84-86
     
  6. Tankinitup

    Tankinitup Member

    Rock of the Marne Bill! I was in 3rd ID from 06-11 ( 1-30 IN, 3-7 CAV).
     
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  7. Tankinitup

    Tankinitup Member

    Well I started the tail panel and trunk pan extravaganza. I was lucky enough to find a complete trunk pan. I was only able to find a partial tail panel, but it took care of the part that’s not covered up. I guess I am going to have to fabricate the rest. Shouldn’t be that big of a deal since it’s covered up on the Apollo anyways. The taillight body gaskets are toast. Any ideas on what material to make them out of and where to get it?
     

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  8. partsrparts

    partsrparts Silver Level contributor

    there is a company out there that makes weatherstripping and has a catalog of all the different shapes and styles of gaskets and stripping, but of course I can't remember the name or find the add now. I believe it has the word Steel in it, sorry.
    Keith
     
  9. Tankinitup

    Tankinitup Member

    Thanks, I think I found what you are talking about, steelerubber.com. I checked out the products they have listed and it didn’t pop up. Maybe I will give them a call. I don’t think anyone reproduces them so I will likely have to just make some. I have awhile before the tail lights are going back in so I will have time to try and find some.
     
  10. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    Believe it might be Steele Rubber Products, or something close to that. This car was in the U Pull it here, with good tail pan, but it was only in yard for short time, then crushed. Member here did purchase the rear bumper and tail lights.
     

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  11. Tankinitup

    Tankinitup Member

    Man that would’ve been perfect. I’m over here Frankensteining this thing up. It will work out it just won’t be a show quality repair, which doesn’t really bother me bc it is covered up anyways. I can always cut this one out and put a correct one in if another one turns up. At least someone got the tail lights and bumper. Also here is a pic of an apollo I have been checking in on for the past few days, it’s in your neck of the woods.
     

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  12. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    Yep the auction states it's in Albuquerque. However that car appears to need everything I don't have - front clip parts. The U Pull it car was hit hard in RF corner. i did get the parts off it that also fit the more common Chev Nova - driver's door, L side glass, trunk lid, etc. There were a few good interior bits I purchased too - visors, B pillar cover, upper seat belt covers, etc but they are pea green.
     

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