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Bobs21x

1962 Buick Skylark (Pro-Street)

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I am a newbie here, but glad to see a place where the car fits in. I made a post when I completed the car and all the purist lashed out.

Anyway, this is a complete restoration. I put a SBC (Dart SHP Block), TH350 in the car. The on;y changes made was the hood scoop and center console was from a 2nd Gen. Z28 camaro.

I added the Buick hood tack. The car has a Fatman's tubular front stub, narrowed 9" rear and we channeled it with chromoly to ties it together front to back. It has a 6 point cage to keep the twist out from the HP.

It has a rear 4 link with double adjustable shocks, and nickel plated A-arms up front with coil overs.

It took about five years for me to put together, but I only averaged one day a week working on it.....There's a lot of other things that was done along the way. I hope you like it. It's been a blast!

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It's a nice car, but we have very different definitions of the word "restoration".

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17 hours ago, joe_padavano said:

It's a nice car, but we have very different definitions of the word "restoration".

 

 True, but he IS in the correct forum.

 

  Not what I would have done, engine wise, but I LIKE THAT.

 

  Ben

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On 9/30/2019 at 8:44 PM, joe_padavano said:

It's a nice car, but we have very different definitions of the word "restoration".

I must say, I have heard this more than once.

The car was restored as I saw fit. I am able to let these type comments roll off as I realize some of the purist would be offended.

I wanted to build something different that wasn't a Mustang or Camaro. I did just that.

However, as this car has been completed for exactly 12 months, I have taken 9 awards with it. Those results speak for themselves in my opinion.

It draws a lot of attention, and is built as a Pro-Street driver car, so it will run a little bit...... The first picture was from the Good -Guys Fueled News when I introduced the car last September.

Thanks, for viewing. I was told about the new "Modified" category being added, but it seems some still don't get it.

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4 hours ago, Bobs21x said:

Thanks, for viewing. I was told about the new "Modified" category being added, but it seems some still don't get it.

Yep.  I will be the first to tell those misguided individuals to just stay out of this forum.  Keep posting with pictures of that nice car!

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Beautiful workmanship and nice looking car.  That looks like it could surprise somebody coming away from a stoplight.

 

Thanks for sharing.

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Love your car.........!

I got the same treatment from “chevy guys” that hated my installation of a Stage 1 455

in my 51 half ton panel truck..... Then won Best Chevy Truck award at a large show...... go figure.

 

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