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Postby h-bot » Thu Feb 14, 2002 4:04 am

From: sunbird440w_REMOVE_492952_THIS_@yahoo.com


does anybody know how many skyhawks have the stainless steel piece that go's across the roof? And was this piece used only in 78?


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Postby h-bot » Thu Feb 14, 2002 2:41 pm

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When I bought my first 76,in May of that year,
the dealer brochures didn't have any pictures showing
the band. It was only a couple of years later that I
started seeing pictures in the showrooms with the bands.
I typically killed time looking at brochures during
the wait while I was having service done. I wasn't
sure I liked the band at first so it left an
impression in my mind. My guess is that 78 was first year.
No recollection if it was the only year.


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Postby h-bot » Fri Feb 15, 2002 4:54 am

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I have a 77 Skyhawk and it has the roof band on it. Still has the original paint on a 52,000 mile car.....Barry


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Postby h-bot » Sat Feb 16, 2002 1:58 am

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My '80 skyhawk has it, not sure if it was an option. Ian


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Postby h-bot » Sat Feb 16, 2002 6:51 am

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My 80 buick skyhawk does not have it , but I
rescued one from the junkyard to put on it, mostly to
distinguish it from the monzas.
P.S. I have owned several
monzas and I am not sure if it is my imagination or not,
but it seems as if the skyhawks were built better. I
also own a mirage clone. I gave my 1977 mirage to my
grandson because I did not need two monzas and a skyhawk.
Plus the 400 small block in my monza is more thrilling
to drive than the 350 in the mirage.


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Postby h-bot » Mon Feb 25, 2002 3:39 am

From: Vegalover_REMOVE_732709_THIS_@yahoo.com


Ok here waht I know of the Targue Band. Some of
this info comes from my 79 hawks build sheet. In 78
the band was a factory installed option. In 79 the
option was avalble but was outsorced to American Sunroof
Corpartion of Youngtown Ohio from Buick production plant at
Lordstown Ohio.When the cars left the buick plant with side
door trim delete which when ASC added the band it also
added unquie side door trim panels. If you have any
qustions on this I can scan a copy of the build sheet for
my car. Later Jon


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Postby h-bot » Tue Feb 26, 2002 5:45 am

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Can you tell me what the door panel look like Thanks 440 doug


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Postby h-bot » Wed Feb 27, 2002 12:21 pm

From: mahoy78spyder_REMOVE_151352_THIS_@yahoo.com


The door panel looks just like the standard
two-finned unit normally on the backside of the doors,
however, it was painted the same color as the car, instead
of remaining the flat black from the factory. That's
all.

Also, to answer another question you had that I didn't
see answered, the Astro-roof and/or Roof Crown
Moulding was an option from 1976 thru 1980. About 99% of
the cars converted at ASC in Youngstown OH were only
fitted with the (targa band) Roof Crown Moulding and the
rest were fitted with both the targa band "and" the
Shadowlite Astroroof (glass roof).

Hope this
helps.

Ken


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Postby h-bot » Thu Feb 28, 2002 1:19 am

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Ken
The build sheet for my 79 hawk shows that
the factory molding were delete. So when the targa
was added they used the specil door trim moldings
that apprently only came with the targa band. If you I
can scan a copy of the build sheet for you if you
would like. Unfornly My car was black from the factory
so as for the color of the door molding ????, When I
took them of for cleaning I did not see any indication
that they had been painted the gloss black from the
factory. Also the Road Hawk also used the same door trim
also flat black not the body color.There one here in a
salvage yard owned by the owners brother which is for
sale and complete. Later Jon


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Postby h-bot » Thu Feb 28, 2002 2:45 am

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never seen a ASTROROOF is that a
sunroof?
never seen a ROADHAWK what is the differents between
that and a skyhawk? When you talk about door panels
are we talking about the INT. because my panels are
black with a siver aluim. stripe thats above the grab
handle and they came out of a MONZA and was wondering if
they also came on the skyhawk. My 78 skyhawk with the
stainless roof band has aflat black flat piece on the door
and is not painted. Now witch one is factory orig.
with this band the fin one painted or the unfined flat
black one.


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Postby h-bot » Sat Mar 02, 2002 7:19 am

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Ok I understand now what your wanting to know. Ill send you a pic of
my interior door panels. THese were i guess considered the deluxe
interior. Also the door trim panels out side is the unfined flat
black ones with the targa band option. The idiot who owned it before
primered thr whole car with spray bomb primer. I will send you some
pics of it now as Im slowly getting it back in shape. Later Jon

- In <a href="/group/buickskyhawkownersclub/post?protectID=014075020098221233213097046140166144078150166189251027252142105034177178083061152">buickskyhawkownersclub@y...</a>, sunbird440w wrote:
> never seen a ASTROROOF is that a
> sunroof?<br>never seen a ROADHAWK what is the differents between
> that and a skyhawk? When you talk about door panels
> are we talking about the INT. because my panels are
> black with a siver aluim. stripe thats above the grab
> handle and they came out of a MONZA and was wondering if
> they also came on the skyhawk. My 78 skyhawk with the
> stainless roof band has aflat black flat piece on the door
> and is not painted. Now witch one is factory orig.
> with this band the fin one painted or the unfined flat
> black one.




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