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Re: My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2009, 05:07:03 AM »
Hey Joe.. glad to see you check in.. we missed you around here.   ;D

The car is coming around nicely and we're all waiting to see pictures of her.

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Re: My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2009, 07:28:11 PM »
I will install the lines next. No big deal. I will be using the Right stuff stainless because I allready have them. Now as far as the fuel lines are concerned, I guess i'll use them for the stainless fuel line as well.

Loren, Mark, Walt and Chris. If you guys have another better source for new stainless fuel lines, then let me know.

As always I appreciate all the valuable and needed advice.
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Re: My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2009, 09:22:50 PM »
Hey Joe, I really like watching your progress. The tent is a testament to your dedication to your Buick project.

The last '65 GS I did was for Rod Johnson back in MN. That was maybe a ten years ago or so. It went to the GSCA nats that were in Ohio not too long after being finished. Can't remember the year.

So I'm looking for the new sources also.

 Don't forget to drive this thing when it's done.

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Re: My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2009, 09:49:59 PM »
Oh yea, the tent. Turns out I had to take it down. I only needed it to disassemble and restore my frame. So the frame is done and now it's down. The body is on the rotissirie in my driveway wrapped up till I need to start to work on it. I'm leaving my garage empty for now until I get the doors, fenders hood and trunk done. Then it goes in my garage for refinishing.

My 65 Lark is in my neighbors garage, next to his 67 Goat. Great neighbor.
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Re: My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« Reply #34 on: January 21, 2009, 09:53:44 AM »
Joe,

I also enjoy your restoration's progress.  Keep us updated.  With my first GS restoration, I detailed the frame first.  Then took it to the body and paint shop.  We covered it in plastic the best that could be done (I thought).  However when the car was ready to be picked up, I was not happy with the shop.  The plastic was ripped and in disarray.  A lot of dust and overspray was all over the pristine chassis.  Took a lot of time and effort to clean up and repaint over the overspray.  A little over spray is okay but this was nasty. Therefore, on my current project (my second), I decided to have all the body and paint work done first.  Then pull the body off and work on the frame.  At this date, the rolling chassis is detailed and back together, ready to roll back under the body.  So, I would suggest doing the best job possible with bagging up your beautiful, clean frame once you get it at the body and paint shop.  Good luck. 

BTW, Classic Tube made my fuel lines in stainless steel.  They had the pattern for the fuel line but not the return line.  So I sent them mine and they did a great job with them.

John

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Re: My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« Reply #35 on: January 21, 2009, 05:32:16 PM »
John ,

I'm liken it!!!!

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Re: My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2009, 06:47:22 PM »
Thanks for the insight John.

Your frame is a work of art. And it looks like the one I have here!!!!

If I had to move the body around, I have a spare unrestored frame in my yard that I pibked up for thr 65 Lark Vert I got. So My frame will stay home until everything is painted.
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Re: My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« Reply #37 on: January 25, 2009, 02:06:35 PM »
Joe, your project looking really good ;D keep us posted so we can see how nice it turns out to be. I see you have a ?65 vert for sale? how rusty is it? Thanks Jan
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Re: My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« Reply #38 on: January 25, 2009, 09:35:17 PM »
Joe, your project looking really good ;D keep us posted so we can see how nice it turns out to be. I see you have a ?65 vert for sale? how rusty is it? Thanks Jan


Jan thanks for the kind words. It really is a dumb back breaking passion but I can't stop!!!

As far as the vert goes, it needs a trunk pan, probably quaters or at least the whole lower sections. It does start run and drive, thats the sad part. I want to cruise it so bad!! I never had a drop top. The frame has surface rust and someone put a small flat stock of steel under the drivers side rocker.
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Re: My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« Reply #39 on: January 26, 2009, 12:42:38 PM »
Was it possible you maybe had some pics of it? and what do you think the price should be? If you have time you can email me at jan.l@stofanet.dk. Thanks Jan
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Re: My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« Reply #40 on: February 26, 2009, 08:40:01 AM »
Finally started up into my car. We stripped the fenders first. I need to weld a couple of spots before I can get them into etching primer.
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1965 Skylark 462, 12.21@109.8
1964 Special FireBall V6, 3 on the tree 4 Sale
1987 Grand National
1987 SS Monte T-Tops 4 sale
1995 Slammed Asstro
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Re: My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« Reply #41 on: March 29, 2009, 09:33:09 PM »
Done yet? ;D
We're FINALLY getting some painting weather here on the east coast! My red 66 is coming along nicely, I hope to have it drivable for Yard's picnic.
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Re: My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« Reply #42 on: April 02, 2009, 11:09:31 PM »
Done yet? ;D
We're FINALLY getting some painting weather here on the east coast! My red 66 is coming along nicely, I hope to have it drivable for Yard's picnic.

Ha! I wish Walt. I got my fenders in etching primer. Now I have to go back over the body work and finalize them and get them in primer. Then it's onto the doors. Then the deck lid and hood. Then I finally get to start on the body.

Man oh man, it's a ton of freaking work.
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Re: My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« Reply #43 on: May 04, 2009, 03:17:04 PM »
Hi Joe, any new pictures?

I'm going to post some very soon!
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Re: My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« Reply #44 on: May 04, 2009, 08:04:31 PM »
Hi Joe, any new pictures?

I'm going to post some very soon!

Hey Ted, not much progress because paint and body guys are flakes. Since I can't afford to drop it at a shop, i'm at the mercy of guys doing it on the side.

But will post pics of my fenders in etching primer tomorrow. ;D
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1965 GS 4 Speed Hard Top (Under Construction)
1965 Skylark 462, 12.21@109.8
1964 Special FireBall V6, 3 on the tree 4 Sale
1987 Grand National
1987 SS Monte T-Tops 4 sale
1995 Slammed Asstro
17 in Boyd Coddington
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