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  • Re: Buinicorn the 1964 Skylark wagon sleeper

    now we're talking about brackets. For an LS motor. no Corollas.



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    • Re: Buinicorn the 1964 Skylark wagon sleeper

      Bumper update. $1300. The bumper wasn't repairable (which I would dispute because anything is savable, just look at this car), so they're bringing a replacement in February. I might have been able to do better, but given no one on the Buick forums have piped up before now with an alternative, and finding another one has not been easy.... well, it is what it is.... and maybe even underscores why I'm putting the LS in for the moment (as cost savings)
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      • Re: Buinicorn the 1964 Skylark wagon sleeper

        Dang..I thought a grinder speck could be chromed..

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        • Re: Buinicorn the 1964 Skylark wagon sleeper

          Gulp, pow der coat?

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          • Re: Buinicorn the 1964 Skylark wagon sleeper

            new tool to replace old, stripped tool

            put to work immediately

            messy thing

            all that to check this

            cap looks close but it is removeable

            removed


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            • Re: Buinicorn the 1964 Skylark wagon sleeper

              Open box day
              I don't know if I should be thankful or hide because the top box.... that has a plate in it to cover the firewall hole... that's it - I figure I probably killed 3 baby seals and one polar bear with the box and blow foam inside...



              I'm not certain I'm going to use this on the Buick, but it was $30 (Amazon returns) so I bought it


              cam and springs are here... I've always had a soft spot for Sig Erson - long, long ago, I met him ... must have been 8 or 9, he was beyond nice to me... when the stars align, I still buy from them (even though he and his company are no longer the little cam shop in California)


              and a balancer bolt. I'm dangerously close to pulling the motor and doing the updates....
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              • Re: Buinicorn the 1964 Skylark wagon sleeper

                Saw this. Figured you'd appreciate the caption and would like to gaze upon it fondly.

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                • Re: Buinicorn the 1964 Skylark wagon sleeper

                  time to attack the holes

                  start

                  other end

                  remove the old

                  trimmed

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                  • Re: Buinicorn the 1964 Skylark wagon sleeper

                    I'm continually amazed by the amount of work you get done! Looking good!
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                    • Re: Buinicorn the 1964 Skylark wagon sleeper

                      tools help, but I'm no MP&C - most especially in the need for filler ;)
                      Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; November 27th, 2019, 10:32 AM.
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                      • Re: Buinicorn the 1964 Skylark wagon sleeper

                        Filler hides all evils. It's worked for me for 50+ years.

                        Dan
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                        • Re: Buinicorn the 1964 Skylark wagon sleeper

                          I hate filler, mainly because it seems that everyone who has owned a car before me used it as rust repair...
                          "I am not what you so glibly call to be a civilized man. I have broken with society for reasons which I alone am able to appreciate. I am therefore not subject to it's stupid laws, and I ask you to never allude to them in my presence again."

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                          • Re: Buinicorn the 1964 Skylark wagon sleeper

                            Oh, I weld in something behind it. It I was MPC I wouldn't need any - but alas, I am not.

                            Dan

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                            • Re: Buinicorn the 1964 Skylark wagon sleeper

                              never let perfect get in the way of done....

                              a bit more rot removal

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                              • Re: Buinicorn the 1964 Skylark wagon sleeper

                                I got some done today, but between grading and all the other stuff, I didn't get as far as I'd wish.... then the power blew out

                                fitting


                                chopping


                                more fitting

                                welding



                                all welded in place, all I have left is the rearmost corner and beside being a bugger to finish, shouldn't be too hard to fit
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