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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. So after 3 weeks of absolute thrashing I backed the Buick out of the garage under it's own power after it's 4 year slumber. I was totally giddy, like a little bitch.

    Within the last week my Buddies came by the shop and helped with wiring and finish detail. My good friend Jimmy Tu-Tone busted his ass and was excessively patient with me as was my friend David.

    What it came down to was, with the help of my boy Jerm, we spent the last few nights until very, very late finishing up all the final things and firing the engine for the first time. Jerm came through for me and I greatly appreciate it.

    Quick pics;


    ...and the icing on the cake. I finished the car at 11pm the night before Steel in Motion, loaded it on the trailer. Ended up winning the "Most Bitchin" award from the Sock Fuckers Car Club. You guys are awesome!!! Thanks!

    Many more updates coming.

  2. Merlin
    Joined: Apr 9, 2005
    Posts: 2,546

    from Inman, SC

    The Buick looks killer, Congrats.
  3. Always like the little Buick, you made this one a GIANT KILLER!
    Make sure you reinforce your trophy shelf or it will be saggin' with all the gold this gasser will garner you!:cool:
  4. Nice work Ron!
  5. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 7,681

    from Oregon

    Great stance, and what a super body style. Always loved those old Buicks as a gasser!
  6. Looks awesome Ron! Here is a little clip from my phone. I didn't get the wheel stand after the water box burnout. Maybe someone else caught that.
  7. marks73turbota
    Joined: Jun 27, 2009
    Posts: 210


    Nice job and great build. Lots of fun miles in that car. It's so nice to start out with such a solid car. Your cool meter is pegged right now. Love it.
    I was watching to see how you plumbed the radiator from the back to the front and back again. Can you tell me what you did? What you used? I'm attempting that also and am very interested. Thanks.

    Mark L
  8. Thanks man.


    Thanks brother. Wish you could have seen it this past weekend. Next time.

    Thanks. I like the stance but think it may sit a bit high up front.

    No wheel stand vid? You suck!!
    That simple video made me giddy all over.

    I used 1" id steel tubing and hose. I was told to use an inline pump but I think I won't need one. I will take some pics for you.

    Thanks guys for the kind words. I'm happy with the final result.

  9. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
    Posts: 12,377


    Dammit that sounds good!

    I just bought you something! :D:D


    They were out of the "Toupee Tormentor"....
    Last edited: May 20, 2013
  10. hotrod_willie
    Joined: Mar 10, 2004
    Posts: 868


    Thanks for letting me hang with you during the show. The car looks great. Hope to see run down the track next year. Don't let the Gold Chainers put you down? The Irons are the real hotrods. Peace

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    Last edited: May 22, 2013
  11. so did you run it at the track?
  12. Model Man
    Joined: May 3, 2013
    Posts: 13

    Model Man
    from Georgia

    Buick fans are gonna either luv ya or look for a rope. I think most cars are candidates for gassers...this is gonna be kool.
  13. It's always a good time with you Wild Willy!!

    No. Still have a few Items I have to deal with before I feel comfortable. Soon, bay. Soon.

    Agreed. We'll see.

    Cooling issue is fixed. I had the coolant lines reversed. What a jackass...
    Steering next.

    Joined: Oct 1, 2008
    Posts: 408


    Awesome! Glad to see the finished product.
  15. A few detailed pics;


    After sitting for 2 days, a damn birds nest!


    ...and some pics of the whole set up.


  16. See...even the birds love that thing!! Great pics man!
  17. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,663

    from Garner, NC

    Just lose the fire starter air cleaner. One hiccup and that thing is going up... Seriously.
  18. You know that pos is only on there to cover the throat. I have heard many horror stories. Thanks for pointing it out though.

    I'm still looking for a carb hat/bonnet to finish the Paxton. Man, I can't wait!

  19. Sitting so high the birds thought it was a tree!
  20. knoxbrendon
    Joined: Feb 9, 2012
    Posts: 92


    Now that's funny right there
  21. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

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  22. Thanks JJ!

    Man, I have a lot of bugs to work out.

  23. The Plymouth will soon be forgot! :D

    That's awesome - congrats Ron.
  24. ol'chevy
    Joined: Nov 1, 2005
    Posts: 1,283


    Damn hot rodders. Hell raising hoodlums causing a ruckus in the middle of town.
  25. Check that, headlights all I mean!! Great to see 'er hit the road man, I know you're lovin' it.
  26. HotRod60F100
    Joined: Jul 13, 2004
    Posts: 1,197


    Biitchin ass Buick!
  27. mustangmike6996
    Joined: Apr 7, 2013
    Posts: 147

    from the D

    not your average Buick for sure!
  28. Thanks a lot guys. I just had a fellow HAMBer hook me up with a carb hat and tubing for the Paxton. Getting closer and closer....

  29. rlynch1977
    Joined: Mar 5, 2009
    Posts: 4

    from PA

    WOW, very cool. Im a sucker for gassers. I have a 56 mercury in the barn and would love to do a gasser, since i havent seen one, but i have no idea where to start.

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