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    Hey guys im from Lubbock, Texas and im an addict lols... i have a 1972 buick skylark suncoupe. but i need some help locating parts for the sunroof. and would anyone that has one of these cars please take some pics from underneath and help me figure out how to put it back together. and is there anyone on here from the area that has one of these cars? i really fell in love with the car and i want to make sure to keep it as original as possible. ANY help please?

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    Welcome to V8. From another local.

    I have a suncoupe, but it is a parts car. Badly rusted and I sold the roof parts to keep another one alive. There are people on this site that will respond, that will have parts and information that you can use.

    How long have you had the car?
    Mark
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    we just got the car and would love to come out and see if you might have any parts we could use. glad that we found this site and we sure do hope the good people here can help.

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    I have some parts for the sunroof. I am doing a resto myself and will be selling extra parts soon. Please send me some pics of what you have now
    john.kemper@sbcglobal.net
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    Default Re: 1972 suncoupe

    Quote Originally Posted by bryanpauley View Post
    Hey guys im from Lubbock, Texas and im an addict lols... i have a 1972 buick skylark suncoupe. but i need some help locating parts for the sunroof. and would anyone that has one of these cars please take some pics from underneath and help me figure out how to put it back together. and is there anyone on here from the area that has one of these cars? i really fell in love with the car and i want to make sure to keep it as original as possible. ANY help please?
    Glad to see another Sun Coupe in Texas. Welcome!
    You need to register your car on Steve Caruso's Sun Coupe Registry at http://www.carusoperformance.com/suncoupe.html

    Also, see if these diagrams help with putting the car back together.
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    Default Re: 1972 suncoupe

    There are some great people on this site that can and will be very helpful. All you have to do is ask what you need.
    Mark
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    Welcome to V8buick! I'm in Midland and have some 70 - 72 parts also.
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    Welcome to the board. I've only been here a bit longer than you, but I've found the folks here to be very helpful.

    I definitely recommend you register with Steve Caruso's Sun Coupe Registry as Dean suggested - Steve can send you a packet of good information on the Sun Coupe including parts lists and service bulletins to help you work on the top.
    Tom

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    Man you dont know how much it means to have so many people willing to help.. I have been checking the car out a little at a time.. well i took it into the shop yesterday and decided to go over the driveline and brakes... so far so good. only issue i have found is the oil pressure drops to near nothing... at an idle. anyone know what these buicks run at a warmed up idle? i will be calling on some of yall to get this car rolling thanks guys!

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    Ok the registry has been done and I look forward to getting some things done to the car this week. I will post pics.

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    Buicks tend to have lower oil pressure at idle than some. You might need to put a booster plate on your oil pump available from TA performance.

    We'll be glad to help you out if we can. Not too far away.
    Mark
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    I'll second what Mark said about the booster plate. I just installed gauges and discovered that my car has the same issue with low oil pressure at hot idle, so I'll be getting one of the plates on order soon myself. Here is a direct link to the item Mark is talking about:

    http://www.taperformance.com/proddet...prod=TA%5F1510

    If you do a search on this board for "low oil pressure" you'll see a lot of discussions about the issue - it's fairly common on these cars.
    Tom

    1972 Skylark Sun Coupe
    Flame Orange & white
    350 4-bbl

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    ok thanks i will get that one on order along with a lower end kit. The next question i have is does anyone have a 4 barrel intake you would be willing to part with cheap lols.

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    Bryan, I have several Q jets, but I don't think I have a 350/4 intake at this time, but may soon.

    You could ask in the parts wanted section. Stock intakes are heavy to ship.
    Mark
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    Nice to see another SunCoupe owner here. I know what you mean by "fell in love with the car" they are a blast. Put up some pics of your new ride, I'm also curious as to what options your car came with?
    You call it pollution... I call it advertised horsepower!
    Clayton
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    the board is saying i have to have 5 more posts before i can do any links and put up pics. so i guess im going to have to comment of some stuff so i can get it done lols

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    Here is the car as it sits now.

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    it does have factory air, but the compressor had been removed and its in the car. will be getting that fixed soon but first need to get the car water tight. so anyone with information on the sunroof please help.. the diagram that was posted helped but i need some actual pics of one of the sunroofs from under and over finished so i can get it done.
    Thanks Bryan

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    OOps almost forgot this pic lol

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    Can you tell how thrilled my wife was when i brought it home LOLS

 

 
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