1974 Buick Apollo

Discussion in 'The "X" bodies' started by Thomas Squires, Jul 24, 2020.

  1. Chuck Bridges

    Chuck Bridges Well-Known Member

    Lots of potential there. Have fun with her. She has the makings of a beauty.
     
  2. partsrparts

    partsrparts Silver Level contributor

    Welcome to the X Bodies, we are few and far between.
    Keith
     
  3. I was surprised to find it for the most part intact. Few things that are broken but still decent.
     
  4. partsrparts

    partsrparts Silver Level contributor

    I have a 76 skylark and I know with it just about anything I need except engine parts and a few body parts i just get for a 76 Nova. I would think that it would be the same for your 74.
    Keith
     
  5. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    Yes that is true, much of the car is Chevy Nova. Front clip, tail lights, rear bumper are division specific. Doors, Glass, trunk lid, structural sheet metal all interchange, for most part. 73-74 is carryover 68-72 X body stuff. 75-79 is a whole new generation. Have a few interior bits in good condition - but they are pea green. And perfect trunk lid, a drivers door Shell, and L side side glass. Dave S dona Ana NM 88032
     

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  6. Got her running and the brakes fixed. Order new control arm bushings, sway bar links and bushings and rear leaf spring bushings.
     
  7. partsrparts

    partsrparts Silver Level contributor

    Maybe look into doing your body mounts also. I replaced all suspension and body mounts with poly ones a few years back. Just installed sub frame connectors this past weekend, big difference, now the suspension does it's job instead of body flex taking up alot of it.
     
  8. Actually I was looking at ordering those as well. Figure get it all done in one shot.
     
  9. verdantgil

    verdantgil Member

    I haven't seen one of those in ages.
     
  10. I got one side of the control arms done before I messed up my back. Getting the subframe bushings and hopefully getting the other control arms done soon.
     
  11. partsrparts

    partsrparts Silver Level contributor

    This hobby is hell on us old guys!
    Keith
     
  12. I'm only 40. My back shouldn't be this bad.
     
  13. C.Rob

    C.Rob Well-Known Member

    Where can I find a 73 Apollo
     
  14. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    Phoenix or Tucson would be places to look
     
  15. aayers

    aayers New Member

    I just picked up a 74 Apollo myself not too long ago. Any idea if the bench seats are the same as the Novas, I am having a hard time finding seat covers for an Apollo specifically.
     
  16. partsrparts

    partsrparts Silver Level contributor

    The nova ones I would think would work. I know that if it's not listed for my Skylark I usually go with nova. 75-79 is supposed to be a different animal but I have a 76 Skylark with alot of interior parts out of a 74 nova, even the same color.
    Keith
     
  17. Finally got the tail panel to fit correctly
     

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  18. partsrparts

    partsrparts Silver Level contributor

    Looks good, are those the originals?
     
  19. They are the originals. The drivers corner was cracked and smashed in. The center and passenger side were cracked. The repairs worked good though.
     

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