Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby Kev442 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:02 pm

My fender is not worth shipping, it is rusted on the bottom and would need a few hours of tricky metalwork. Sorry. Unfortunately, 90% of Canadian fenders are going to have a rust hole in that same spot.
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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby Alexxx1966 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:41 pm

hammerdown7 wrote:http://tampa.craigslist.org/psc/pts/5637751211.html


hammerdown7 thank you very much for the link!

Now little more update. I've called Richard and told him I need right fender with shipping to Russia and asked him to check on local USPS could it be sent by post.
Next day I called him again and he told me - Yes. So I paid his paypal $150 for fender and $187 for shipping and packing. He offered me blue color fender which was not posted on craiglist. It is on the picture below

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Toady it was sent to me and now I am waiting for USPS tracking number and for fender itself.

Richard been restoring H bodies for long and now selling out rest of surplus parts.

Below is his collection he have sent to me and allowed to publish

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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby hammerdown7 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:53 pm

Yes, Richard has some beautiful examples of a variety of h-bodies. From what I understand if you buy his house you get most of the cars!

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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby beakerztoyz » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:23 pm

Glad you found what your looking for !

Amazingly enough I've read often on this site of this car collection but I never remember seeing any pictures of any of the cars, those are some really REALLY nice looking cars in that collection
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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby Alexxx1966 » Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:14 am

Great Day!

Received fender from Richard and John toady. The fender is in excellent shape. Not a single rust spot.
So now I can go on with body works and painting. Will post updates.

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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby hammerdown7 » Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:10 pm

Great looking piece, should make the job easier!

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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby Alexxx1966 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:42 pm

Good News!
Most of the car is painted. Just bumpers has left to paint :dance:

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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby Monza Harry » Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:29 pm

My first Monza was a dark grey a little darker than yours but real close from my old memory. Grey really suits these cars, if you don't believe me just ask Clyde his is just a smidge lighter than yours. That is looking SWEET Alexxx :th: Harry Now I am thinking about grey again! :bang:
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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby marco_1978_spyder » Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:28 pm

Hey cool man, Is the original trim tag still on this one? looks clean for it's age.
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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby Alexxx1966 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:36 am

marco_1978_spyder wrote:Hey cool man, Is the original trim tag still on this one? looks clean for it's age.


If you mean the one under the hood on left drivers side - Yes it is intact/

The car is back home now. Next weeks will start assembling

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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby Alexxx1966 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:36 am

Hello friends!
Little update from my side. Going on with assembling my car. Photos attached. On one of the photos my son is seating in Buick.

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Would appreciate your help in following points below

1. On photos there are parts we can not determine where they are coming from

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2. If you have pictures detailing parts of front and rear bumpers assembly especially their inner parts


4. How under dash ventilation system is looking

Will keep you updated on the process.

Best Regards from Moscow
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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby Alexxx1966 » Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:20 pm

Restoring and renewing plastic parts

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Assembling is going on

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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby Monza Harry » Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:37 am

Alexx if you post only one part per pic' and put a description I could help out with about 2/3 of those parts but when replying with a quote the page doesn't show the picture so it makes it rather difficult to make a understandable reply. Those flat metal strips with welded studs are to hold the "bumper cover" parts on, and there is a black one that is for the rear seat hinge. The bigger curved piece is for the jack mount on the aluminum bumper the cover. and the rest I just don't remember. And your trim is turning out fabulous! Harry
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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby Alexxx1966 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:26 pm

After half year of cold and snowy Russian winter coming back to restoring my Skyhawk '78

Here are part needed to go on with my works on Buick

1. Hood insulation lining

2. Hood release cable, hook and assembly with cable and handle

3. Aluminum rocker panels trim both sides with fisher body logos (mine are completely rusted)

4. Steel rally wheels slots trim bezels

5. Drivers side vents deflector

6. Glovebox door red color. No matter with lock or not. Mine is cracked

7. Plastic lower dash right side part which is under the glovebox.

8. Rear vinyl bumper upper chrome trim complete (on picture attached high lined in red)

9. Front bumper upper chrome trim - right side from the middle with round corner section or complete (on picture attached high lined in red)

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You can send parts to my friend Nick in Mustang, OK he will pay and resend them to me.
Thanks in advance!
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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby zzip » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:08 am

Nice job Alex

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