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  1. #26
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    sorry i havent posted lately, ive been busy working on my car

    i have now layed 3 coats of polyprimer on the buick, tomorrow im going to sand with 220, 320, 400 with guide coat

    i still have some repairs to do arround the front and rear windows, hopefully i can finish those soon

    here are some pictures with the new high build primer









    -Alex Prins-

    1972 Skylark 350 seamist green, currently under restoration
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=71874
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  2. #27
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    Hi alex,
    fantastic job you are doing to the buick....You must have a ton of hours into it so far. You must really know what you are doing and have alot of patience when it comes to body work (unlike me). great job so far! I'll be following this thread to monitor your progress.
    Mine needs a new paint job too. How would you like to tackle a 67 ?
    Craig B.

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    Current Project...1979 Skylark 455

    1967 GS400
    1979 Skylark (Second Chance)
    1997 Park Avenue Ultra GS

    Doing what's easy isn't always right and doing what's right isn't always easy!

    1967 GS400 Project

  3. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze333
    Hi alex,
    fantastic job you are doing to the buick....You must have a ton of hours into it so far. You must really know what you are doing and have alot of patience when it comes to body work (unlike me). great job so far! I'll be following this thread to monitor your progress.
    Mine needs a new paint job too. How would you like to tackle a 67 ?
    lol, one thing about bodywork is that it seems that it never ends, if you werent so far away i would help ya out with your 67 (which hapens to be my favorate year buick) , yes i got alot of hours in the body, lost count...well actully never started counting but i think/hope all this work will be worth it.

    Updates- today i epoxy and polyprimed the hood, tomorrow im gonna put it back on the buick, block sanding has begun on the rear of the car, the trunk was blocked using 220 dry with a guidecoat and i think im going to start using 180 on the medium-long dura-block because the polyprimer goes on rough, but has more than ennough "fill" to be able to block with 180. after blocking with 180 i plan to block with 400, then spray 2 light coats approx 1 1/2 quarts of an reduced acrylic urethaine 2k primer and block with 600
    ---will post some more pictures soon----
    -Alex Prins-

    1972 Skylark 350 seamist green, currently under restoration
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=71874
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  4. #29
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    nice job Alex!!

    You are definitely progressing well on this! Where did you learn about the painting and bodywork?
    Kyle Price

  5. #30
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    i never really learned, this is my first attempt at this stuff. no one in my family is "really" into old cars, i have read alot about paint and bodywork online, and kept asking questions at the paint store. i have found that i realy enjoy doing this, its fun (well when your not frustrated ) and definatly rewarding. i have a few updates and i will post them soon. you can also check out my website, its preaty up to date, but has alot of pictures so it may take a while to load if you dont have dsl

    http://my72skylark.bravehost.com
    -Alex Prins-

    1972 Skylark 350 seamist green, currently under restoration
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=71874
    Visit My 72 Skylark Project Website

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    Wow! I am impressed. I have pretty much followed the same method as you - looked on this site, online, asked the auto supply store etc. I too have found this very rewarding. I am envious that you are 25 years younger and having this much fun! Our project will likely slow a bit - money and I went back to work today. I hope we can replace the floorboards and get the body back on before fall. Good luck with yours. It will be interesting to see these two '72s develop!
    Kyle Price

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    here are some of the pictures of my car in the process of block sanding with 220




    -Alex Prins-

    1972 Skylark 350 seamist green, currently under restoration
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=71874
    Visit My 72 Skylark Project Website

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    tomorrow a friend is going to come over to help me weld in a replacement rear window channel, because my was rusted out from the vinyl top
    -Alex Prins-

    1972 Skylark 350 seamist green, currently under restoration
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=71874
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  9. #34
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    Alex, you rock brother! My first Buick was bought from a good friend in was I was 15 (1989), and it was none other than a 1972 Seamist green 2 dr Skylark 350-2 with green interior and and green top. It was EXTREMELY rusted out, and basicly junk, but I learned about engines that year by messing with the Skylark. It was towed away in 1990 to the junk yard , but replaced with the 1970 Skylark that I still own. It needs what you are doing to your car right now. I applaud you for tackling a large project like that. You got balls kid, you got balls.
    Derek
    BPG #1665
    1970 Skylark 350-4
    1971 GS455 (Sold)

    "No good deed goes unpunished"

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    well my friends and i got the rusty window channel cut out and the new one in, alot of work ahhh, but worth it, were not done, i need to trim the new metal down so it fits better, i will try to get some pictures up by tomorrow.
    -Alex Prins-

    1972 Skylark 350 seamist green, currently under restoration
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=71874
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    i havent posted in a while because ive been busy working on my car, well its finally painted lime metalic gold a 2005 gm color, looks like limemist but with more pazzaz i hopefully will through up some pics tomorrow.
    -Alex Prins-

    1972 Skylark 350 seamist green, currently under restoration
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=71874
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    here is the color i choosed
    http://www.saturnoffarmington.com/im...electric_lime/






    im picking my car up tomorrow from the painter he should be done with wetsanding and buffing and the window guy should have the windows in
    -Alex Prins-

    1972 Skylark 350 seamist green, currently under restoration
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=71874
    Visit My 72 Skylark Project Website

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    here she is

    the color has a strong metallic gold in it



    gold reflecting

    green reflecting




    -Alex Prins-

    1972 Skylark 350 seamist green, currently under restoration
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=71874
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    Great job Alex!!!
    Now I cant wait to see it with all the pretty pieces put back on it.
    I have been following your post and waiting for paint. Finally! yeah!
    Do you plan to put some wheels on it or leave the hubcaps.
    Craig B.

    Watch my Video Here
    Current Project...1979 Skylark 455

    1967 GS400
    1979 Skylark (Second Chance)
    1997 Park Avenue Ultra GS

    Doing what's easy isn't always right and doing what's right isn't always easy!

    1967 GS400 Project

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    i plan to put some 15" buick rally rims on it, and right now im polishing out all the chrome
    -Alex Prins-

    1972 Skylark 350 seamist green, currently under restoration
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=71874
    Visit My 72 Skylark Project Website

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    Wow! Nice job! You must be pleased with the results. Congratulations on the color. I like it!
    Kyle Price

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    Wow, awesome Alex! I like the color you chose.
    Rob

    1971 Buick Electra 225 Custom Limited 4dr, 56,934 miles
    1995 Buick Park Avenue
    BPG #2020

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    thanks guys, the color photographs weird its really gold at the right angle then at another totaly green??? BUT THATS WHY I LOVE IT, ohh man im soooooo happpppy now i just gotta wait for the paint to totaly dry, still scrachs very easly and its just in time for school, starts the wendsday after labor day
    -Alex Prins-

    1972 Skylark 350 seamist green, currently under restoration
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=71874
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    Alex,

    Any updates on your car? How about some more pics.
    Mike C.
    '66 Skylark Conv. w/455
    1/4 mile - 12.49@107.40 w/1.77 60'
    1/8 mile - 7.97 @ 89.3 w/1.76 60'
    '66 Sportwagon, You mean I still have this thing?

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    ya hahah thanks for the interest, currently my engine is getting pulled hopefully out by Sunday (spun bearing, i think), also working on the interior, new carpet was installed about a month ago, now i am painting interior pieces and will be dieing door panels etc. after finishing engine

    i will post some current pictures soon
    -Alex Prins-

    1972 Skylark 350 seamist green, currently under restoration
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    -Alex Prins-

    1972 Skylark 350 seamist green, currently under restoration
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=71874
    Visit My 72 Skylark Project Website

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    Nice, but I need a few more pics and bigger ones too!
    Rob

    1971 Buick Electra 225 Custom Limited 4dr, 56,934 miles
    1995 Buick Park Avenue
    BPG #2020

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    Rob, hahah i will snap a few more soon, i cant find the ones i took awhile ago
    -Alex Prins-

    1972 Skylark 350 seamist green, currently under restoration
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=71874
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    here are some current pictures of the engine replacement



    i should be getting the engine back on Monday, i have begun detailing the engine compartment, I'm using por15 on the inner fenders and core support, as well as decreasing where the engine or shall i say grease bucket once sat.
    -Alex Prins-

    1972 Skylark 350 seamist green, currently under restoration
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=71874
    Visit My 72 Skylark Project Website

  25. #50
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    Default Re: 1972 Buick Skylark first Build

    So its been about 5 years since i last posted on this site, i left for college in june of 2006, and my car didnt work well in LA city traffic, so i ended up leaving it at my parents home for the last 4 years, until they moved and i brought it back to my house (with a garage finally) last month.
    The last years by the sea, the Buick has not faired well. Rust started to form on the common areas; rear window, lower quarter panels, core support. I was thinking about selling it, but cant let her go. So i decided to help me stay working on it I will document the comeback of The Green Dinosaur.
    Stay tuned.
    -Alex Prins-

    1972 Skylark 350 seamist green, currently under restoration
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=71874
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