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Ginky Weeds Restoration Project
« on: January 11, 2015, 10:33:46 PM »
After buying my 65 GS vert in 2009 and getting it running, that's as far as I got on restoration.  I've been driving it a few times every summer and its performance always brings a smile to my face. 

I turned 65 today, so think that's an omen that I'd better get my '65 GS restoration kicked into gear.  I have a painter lined up.  Time to begin disassembly. 

Be prepared for lots of questions!   :icon_scratch:  I look forward to getting reengaged here.  Good to be back!

Cheers!

Chuck
Steve Shuman's 1965 Skylark GS Convertible = Flame Red / 401 / 4 BBL / Automatic - BCA 2017 Archival Preservation
1965 Skylark GS Convertible = Verde Green / 401 / 2 x 4 BBL / 4-speed (restoring)
1965 Shelby Cobra Replica = Midnight Blue / Ford Racing 521 / custom 1000 cfm 4 BBL / 5-speed

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Re: Ginky Weeds Restoration Project
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2015, 09:07:52 AM »
I'm looking for a picture of a 65 GS vert in Verde Green with white top and interior.  One of my possible color combinations.  Anybody seen such a picture?  I've Googled unsuccessfully.  The closest I could find was this 64 Wildcat that looks REALLY nice.  Must not be a very popular color for a GS????

« Last Edit: January 15, 2015, 09:10:30 AM by cwmcobra »
Steve Shuman's 1965 Skylark GS Convertible = Flame Red / 401 / 4 BBL / Automatic - BCA 2017 Archival Preservation
1965 Skylark GS Convertible = Verde Green / 401 / 2 x 4 BBL / 4-speed (restoring)
1965 Shelby Cobra Replica = Midnight Blue / Ford Racing 521 / custom 1000 cfm 4 BBL / 5-speed

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Re: Ginky Weeds Restoration Project
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2015, 09:14:16 AM »
Or in Midnight Blue Poly?
Steve Shuman's 1965 Skylark GS Convertible = Flame Red / 401 / 4 BBL / Automatic - BCA 2017 Archival Preservation
1965 Skylark GS Convertible = Verde Green / 401 / 2 x 4 BBL / 4-speed (restoring)
1965 Shelby Cobra Replica = Midnight Blue / Ford Racing 521 / custom 1000 cfm 4 BBL / 5-speed

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Re: Ginky Weeds Restoration Project
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2015, 09:21:27 AM »
Mine is Verde Green with saddle interior and beige top.
It's still in 'as found' condition, awaiting restoration:
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Re: Ginky Weeds Restoration Project
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2015, 09:26:42 AM »
That looks to be in pretty nice shape, Walt.  Planning to keep this color scheme when its number is called for restoration?
Steve Shuman's 1965 Skylark GS Convertible = Flame Red / 401 / 4 BBL / Automatic - BCA 2017 Archival Preservation
1965 Skylark GS Convertible = Verde Green / 401 / 2 x 4 BBL / 4-speed (restoring)
1965 Shelby Cobra Replica = Midnight Blue / Ford Racing 521 / custom 1000 cfm 4 BBL / 5-speed

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Re: Ginky Weeds Restoration Project
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2015, 09:28:05 AM »
While considering color combos, what's the collective experience here with white convertible tops?  Hard to keep clean?  Black sounds easier, but I'm leaning toward white........
Steve Shuman's 1965 Skylark GS Convertible = Flame Red / 401 / 4 BBL / Automatic - BCA 2017 Archival Preservation
1965 Skylark GS Convertible = Verde Green / 401 / 2 x 4 BBL / 4-speed (restoring)
1965 Shelby Cobra Replica = Midnight Blue / Ford Racing 521 / custom 1000 cfm 4 BBL / 5-speed

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Re: Ginky Weeds Restoration Project
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2015, 09:30:09 AM »
Then and Now Restorations did a Verde Green/white 'vert. Just did a search and it's up for sale!
http://www.carsforsale.com/used-cars-for-sale/1965-buick-gransport-atlanta-ga-250807015
Walt K
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66 GS Astro Blue/blue 425 auto
66 GS Silver Mist/black 401 4 spd
66 GS Flame Red/black 401 5 spd
66 GS Saddle Mist/black 401 L76 auto
66 Special Flame Red/black 300 5 spd
65 GS vert Verde Green/ Saddle buckets 401 4 spd
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Re: Ginky Weeds Restoration Project
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2015, 09:37:12 AM »
Yes, I'll be restoring mine to it's original colors.
I like the saddle interiors. Light enough for a 'vert so it doesn't get too hot in the sun, and not so bright as white.... which will hurt my eyes on a sunny day!
Here's a pic of a saddle interior. Car was one of the dozens 'formerly owned by Mike':
Walt K
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66 GS Astro Blue/blue 425 auto
66 GS Silver Mist/black 401 4 spd
66 GS Flame Red/black 401 5 spd
66 GS Saddle Mist/black 401 L76 auto
66 Special Flame Red/black 300 5 spd
65 GS vert Verde Green/ Saddle buckets 401 4 spd
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Re: Ginky Weeds Restoration Project
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2015, 09:49:32 AM »
Then and Now Restorations did a Verde Green/white 'vert. Just did a search and it's up for sale!
http://www.carsforsale.com/used-cars-for-sale/1965-buick-gransport-atlanta-ga-250807015


Wow, that's a beauty!  I like that color combo.  Wish mine had A/C too.......
Steve Shuman's 1965 Skylark GS Convertible = Flame Red / 401 / 4 BBL / Automatic - BCA 2017 Archival Preservation
1965 Skylark GS Convertible = Verde Green / 401 / 2 x 4 BBL / 4-speed (restoring)
1965 Shelby Cobra Replica = Midnight Blue / Ford Racing 521 / custom 1000 cfm 4 BBL / 5-speed

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Re: Ginky Weeds Restoration Project
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2015, 10:09:29 AM »
Then and Now Restorations did a Verde Green/white 'vert. Just did a search and it's up for sale!
http://www.carsforsale.com/used-cars-for-sale/1965-buick-gransport-atlanta-ga-250807015


It is a nice car. Has a few things incorrect with it though.

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Re: Ginky Weeds Restoration Project
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2015, 10:19:20 AM »
Then and Now Restorations did a Verde Green/white 'vert. Just did a search and it's up for sale!
http://www.carsforsale.com/used-cars-for-sale/1965-buick-gransport-atlanta-ga-250807015


It is a nice car. Has a few things incorrect with it though.

  Loren


Mine already has a few things wrong that won't be changing during the restoration.  It's not numbers matching to start with, but I like it in its current configuration.  A nice driver is what I'm aiming for.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2015, 11:00:20 AM by cwmcobra »
Steve Shuman's 1965 Skylark GS Convertible = Flame Red / 401 / 4 BBL / Automatic - BCA 2017 Archival Preservation
1965 Skylark GS Convertible = Verde Green / 401 / 2 x 4 BBL / 4-speed (restoring)
1965 Shelby Cobra Replica = Midnight Blue / Ford Racing 521 / custom 1000 cfm 4 BBL / 5-speed

BCA 48497

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Re: Ginky Weeds Restoration Project
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2015, 11:12:41 AM »
Then and Now Restorations did a Verde Green/white 'vert. Just did a search and it's up for sale!
http://www.carsforsale.com/used-cars-for-sale/1965-buick-gransport-atlanta-ga-250807015


It is a nice car. Has a few things incorrect with it though.

  Loren


Mine already has a few things wrong that won't be changing during the restoration.  It's not numbers matching to start with, but I like it in its current configuration.  A nice driver is what I'm aiming for.


Let me expand on that thought.  The car was originally Arctic White with black top and interior; now is black with white interior (no top).  It was originally an automatic; now is a Muncie 4-speed.  It was originally a 4-barrel carb; now has dual quads.  The engine was changed when the 4-speed went in.  A previous owner simply swapped engine/tranny combinations to change to the 4-speed.  He also added the tilt wheel and consolette.  That's what I know about the car at present.

So I'm not trying to put it back to original or do a "better than from the factory" build like Mark Ascher's beauty is, for example.  I will install power front disc brakes, fast ratio steering gear, updated suspension, 15 inch rally wheels with radial tires, larger exhaust and possibly some engine upgrades.

That's my vision.  I hope I can achieve it in a reasonable amount of time!

Thanks for listening.....

Cheers!

Chuck
« Last Edit: January 15, 2015, 03:35:54 PM by cwmcobra »
Steve Shuman's 1965 Skylark GS Convertible = Flame Red / 401 / 4 BBL / Automatic - BCA 2017 Archival Preservation
1965 Skylark GS Convertible = Verde Green / 401 / 2 x 4 BBL / 4-speed (restoring)
1965 Shelby Cobra Replica = Midnight Blue / Ford Racing 521 / custom 1000 cfm 4 BBL / 5-speed

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Re: Ginky Weeds Restoration Project
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2015, 11:26:57 AM »
Sounds like a good project. I definitely like the look of verde green. My 66gs vert is that color but she has black top and interior. It is a very uncommon color for 65-66. Never seen one with white interior. My dads 65 Gs hardtop is a dark Aqua teal car with white interior. Although he did change the interior color to black. 




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Re: Ginky Weeds Restoration Project
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2015, 01:53:37 PM »
Verde green, black top. Can't recall whether this one had a black or saddle interior.

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Re: Ginky Weeds Restoration Project
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2015, 01:58:09 PM »
Not exactly what your after, but this one is Midnight Aqua with white.
A great color combo in my opinion.


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