70 Stage1 Convertible

Discussion in 'Projects' started by Smartin, Oct 27, 2019.

  1. docgsx

    docgsx It's not a GTX

    That is one darn fine looking shift lever!
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  2. flh73

    flh73 Gold Level Contributor

    Well deserved, congrats. The amount of work put into this kind of restoration is not understood by many but those that do simply get it. Car looks awesome by the way!

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  3. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    It is a beautiful car! Where’d you get the tires?
  4. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I am pretty sure they're Cokers. I got them through Rusty Small at Rusted Tires. He is a distributor for Coker and a few of the other manufacturers. Also a board member "smallhurst"
  5. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Cool. I’ve talked to him in the parking lot at the Nats and picked up a flyer from his booth. I’ll check with him. Thanks!
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  6. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    Do you know if the single or double ww stripe is what came originally on these cars or was it random? IIRC, the double ww wasn't an option in and of itself but maybe I'm wrong there.
  7. cjp69

    cjp69 Gold Level Contributor

    There were a lot of nice Buicks there, but this one was definitely my favorite. Fantastic job!

    Actually not just my favorite Buick, but one of my favorites of all the cars. Ryan asked me if I could pick one car to have, but couldn't sell it (for the money), which one would it be. I said that would be very difficult to decide, but I was leaning towards this car as being my pick.
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  8. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    The reason we went with dual stripe, is because all of the sales literature and the trim book has dual stripes on the wheels that show the wheel options. The crappy thing is, they don't make an oversize H78-14. We had to go with a G78.

    Chris, thank you! That means a lot.
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  9. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    Interesting... I'm planning on switching mine from ww to red line & mine also had H78's orig.
  10. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    This is a road test from 1970 of a GS350. It was wearing the optional H78-14s (vs. the G78 14 whitewall option that was also listed). The H-78s are definitely twin stripes…
    Patrick image.jpg
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  11. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member


    BUQUICK I'm your huckleberry.

    Here is a '70 Skylark with 8,066 miles that was still riding on its original dual stripe tires. This was posted on V8Buick back in 2018.

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  13. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Here’s a ‘70 Skylark from a test where it’s contrasted with a Stage 1. The ‘Lark is wearing G78-14 twin stripes…
    Patrick image.jpg
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  14. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    Good job, Gary... I can hear the drips from Dano DROOLING from up here in Boston... LOL
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  15. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    Pretty sure I'm going to go w/ redlines on the "weird green 4-sp. car" as @Matt Knutson aptly named it. I think w/the emblems, rocker stripes, and the little bit of red in the wheelcover medallion along w/the two-tone green that they'll look a lot better than ww's. It's one the very few changes I plan on making to how it was orig. equipped (or not as the case may be).

    BUQUICK I'm your huckleberry.

    Beat this dead horse one more time...this photo is the original spare tire in the trunk of a very low mileage '70 GS350:
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  17. 446379H

    446379H Well-Known Member

    CB7972AF-0FB7-4B1A-A8D9-A3109FA18D7B.jpeg Interestingly dual WW are not on the 70 order form. They’re on the 1971 Buick sales brochures . Are these late production ‘70 cars ?
  18. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Circling back around on this one. Previous owner's brother attended the show and took this video...

    I have one in the works, but haven't done any editing on it yet.

    Thanks to Joe Castrigano and DL Hutson for being my cover handlers :D

    Last edited: Dec 11, 2021
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  19. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Here's my video of MCACN 2021


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