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Projects Oh No!!! It Can't Be...Another Gasser Build? Yup, 1961 Buick Skylark

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BloodyKnuckles, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Strange Agent
    Joined: Sep 29, 2008
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    from Ponder, TX

    It's funny to see you posting in this thread with a sig. like that. :D
     
  2. Cool...can't wait to see it in person...been contemplating a gasser project myself but will have to wait until I liquidate and get back there
     
  3. Jersey Meathook
    Joined: Feb 9, 2009
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    I'm waitin for more!
     
  4. ***Area-51***
    Joined: Mar 25, 2005
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    from Ohio

  5. There's always room for a Nailhead.....!!
    Great project.
     
  6. thechopperguy
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
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    I'm really looking forward to seeing this!
     
  7. Toast, you have the cleanest garage I have ever seen. What's wrong with you, man?
     
  8. S.F.
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
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    Man, that thing is going to be cool.
     
  9. 1000!!!!! Wooo fuckin wooo!!!


    Alright, back on track.

    Earl Schieb, you've got nothing to worry about, I'll make you proud. I'm thinking of removing the vinyl top and spraying a really heavy silver flake.

    Laydrag, think about it!

    I love street freaks but it will be moderately raised and stretched.

    PBRmeASAP...I think you're gay.

    Evilone...ask Jeffery James, he'll tell you that I have tons of money and don't need to work!!:D

    Everyone else thanks for the vote of confidence. I'm hoping you won't be disappointed.


    Also I was looking at the firewall and the stock set-up is seriously congested. When I removed the fan and heater core it gave me tons of room. I will probably also remove the windshield wipers and motor.

    So my question for you guys is...Is there an HVAC system that is self contained that can be mounted under the dash to completely eliminate the under hood mess?


    Thanks again.



    BloodyKnuckles
     
  10. All that and congratulations on your 1000th post, too.
     
  11. JeremyJames
    Joined: Aug 11, 2008
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    from concord NC

    haha if he only knew what the club shop looked like a week ago!
    im super pumped about this thing after seeing your front crossmember and hearing your ideas tonight at shop night....this thing is gonna be bitchin, and built right!
     

  12. Thanks brother! I'm equally excited about your shoebox (..DEADEND..). You better be pecking away at it alot.


    BloodyKnuckles
     
  13. Greasy64
    Joined: Nov 1, 2008
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    I'm watchin' too! Those cars could use all kinds of improvements, I drove 'em in H.S. Isn't that a '62 or is my memory AFU?
     
  14. What would make you think that it was a '62? It is a '61 but is there some sort of marking that I'm not aware of? I am curious. There is a limited amount of info on theses cars.

    "All kinds of improvements" is an understatement.


    BloodyKnuckles
     
  15. Greasy64
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    My dad had a '61 and it looked different. we had two '62s and they looked just like yours except hardtops. one was a factory (t10) four speed. I'll find some pics if I can and post 'em.
     
  16. CJ Steak
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    The only thing better than a gasser is a wierd unusual one. That car is a good looking car as is, but will be even better when you're done with it. I can't wait to see it.

    Now i'm thinking about gassin' my '58 Commander HT... tempting... dammit...
     
  17. zman
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    The smaller Vintage Air setups should work. They have the dimensions on their website as well, so you can measure and see for sure.
     
  18. Circus Bear
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    DAMN YOU JEFF!!!! Now I gotta "Do Work" :) :) :)

    Ron that's gonna be cool.

    Maybe you could call it the "Pasta Peddler" or the "Stompin' Wop"

    Looks good bro keep us posted.
     
  19. WOW Ron! This is gonna be wicked!
    I think you've got the advantage over Dave since you're "not cutting" and just going with "bolt-ons" . You should be done in a couple of weeks.:rolleyes::D
    What a birthday presant for Heather...driving her gasser to Dixie Fried '09:cool:
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2009
  20. Now they also made the "Special". It has different tail lights but is mostly the same.

    Dvanecek, Stompin' Wop...fuckin right doggie!! Or maybe the "Flying Pierogi"?


    Zman, thanks for the heads up. I'll check into them.


    I plan to hit the shop again tomorrow by myself. I should be able to get some stuff done.



    BloodyKnuckles
     
  21. autobodyed
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    that's gonna be rad. ya know, right now there is one of "those" buick guys, whose asshole just puckered up in disbelief!!!
     
  22. J Man
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    you can send that 215 up my way if you do not have any use for it. :)
     
  23. Cabbage
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    hEY Ron! I have heard about a self contained unit that is used in planes but dont know anything bout it. you might look up some hobby plane stuff to get you started. The electric cars have to have someting like that i would think. maybe put it in the trunk??? Good luck and congrads on the 1K
     

  24. Now that's a cool idea.....
     
  25. SteadyT
    Joined: Sep 11, 2007
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    Awesome, do it!!!!!!!!
     
  26. Well boys, I've got a 401! I'm a very happy man right now.

    I bought a complete 1961 Buick Electra 4 door hardtop with air, power everything, POSI rear :), finned drums, the whole nine yards!!

    So I'm thinking of adapting the finned drums to the straight axle and using the rear if it's not too wide.


    Maybe I'll call it "The ElectraLark"


    More news at 11....




    BloodyKnuckles
     
  27. Circus Bear
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    Good score bro. That 215 would look great in a modified. Maybe pick up a Rover twin SU sidedraft intake.

    [​IMG]
     
  28. Pir8Darryl
    Joined: Jan 9, 2008
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    Let's see some pics of said "61 electra".... Your not going to cut up a salvagable car are you???????
     
  29. Come on man.




    BloodyKnuckles
     
  30. ol'chevy
    Joined: Nov 1, 2005
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    So, I take it the nailhead at U Pull It is still up for grabs?
     

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