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Old 07-23-2013, 02:36 AM   #1
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Default 1967 Buick Wildcat

Yep, got another hotrod/cruiser. This one has the big block 430 and a THM400. And it sure lays the rubber down. It's all power, windows, locks, and 6 way power bench seat. Even the rear quarter windows are power. It's also an AC car. It drives like its new, and has the bigger 15" power drums and stops on a dime surprisingly. Power steering makes it super easy to pitch sideways on the road. Lol. A few pics, more to come.









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Old 07-23-2013, 05:54 AM   #2
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Good looking car. How's the leather under those seat covers?
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:52 PM   #3
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Good looking car. How's the leather under those seat covers?
It's vinyl like most cars. And it's cracked. Not the worst ever, bit definitely not ideal. Getting a new driver inner door lever and glove box latch tomorrow. Got the driver side window working (thank god, what wi all this heat and all...). Need to get all new signal lights and brake light bulbs. Every contact in the car should get some dielectric grease. There is lots of surface rust under the hood. But it's not deep or bad really. It'll all clean up fairly well. The wiring in this car is actually near perfect. But the heater motor is out, and the turn signal cam is out. Pass rear quarter regulator is either out, or a lose wire like what was in the driver front.

Current plans are cleaning under the hood and under the car. Fixing misc things that need attention. And new tires. Possibly a carb rebuild and valve adjustment. Otherwise, it runs perfect with zero smoke, and hauls major arse.

Long term is to fix all the exterior rust, which isn't much, delete all the side stainless and "gills". Whole car will be gloss black with re chromed bumpers and blacked out grill. My wife is going to redo the vinyl covers, new carpet. Run and drive daily. I love this car.















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Old 07-24-2013, 02:16 AM   #4
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Nice ride! Had a 65 SS Impala and a 65 Gran Prix with a 421 tri-power, TH400 in the late '60s, both great road cars. If the QJet is original look closely at the float, if it is plastic they are prone to soak up fuel and sink, get a replacement brass float. Good luck!
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I got a 2wd 4L80E that needs to go in that puppy
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Interior isn't bad for the age, considering most cars with vinyl anything cracks within a couple years.

Looking forward to seeing pictures of it done!
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Bad ***. The gills and rocker trims might look good left on actually with the rest all gloss black
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Never heard of a Wildcat. Nice looking car though.
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My dad had a '67 Wildcat that he bought new...I was 8 years old and still remember that car... 'nuff said. Nice....
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Thanks guys. I am so happy to have this car. I cannot wait to dive into it. This weekend I am doing new u joints and some cleaning underneath. I hear an exhaust leak from the manifold I am going to check out. And it has a small gas leak near or on the tank I am going to look at as well. Just cruised to anchorage and back. Does 100 without blinking an eye! Hahaha...
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:20 PM   #11
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Well, got the door lever an glove box lock installed, some new fuses and flasher/signal clickers. Cleaned it up some. Did an oil change and have run 2 tanks of premium with lead substitute through it. This thing just flat hauls the mail for how heavy it is. I really think my next move is to remove the side stainless trim and put the whole car in a few coats of semi gloss black. Get it one color. Before I do it, I can knock off some of the light rust. My thoughts are that it will seal it up till I can get it in for a real paint job. What do you all think?
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What kinda milage that beast get? I'm guessing your not being light on the pedal either
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Paint?
Personally I would wait for the paint for last (less likely to mess it up and have to repair as you continue to fix, maintain etc..)
possibly sand down the rusty areas and do your best to protect what you sand down after. It may be blotchy for a while, but you wont have to worry about scraping the little button on the hip of your jeans across the fresh paint job while you are reparing or replacing parts. plus the paint in my eyes is costhmetic at this point. Get it running good and handling exactly the way you want it, then reward yourself with a good paint job. consult the professionals at that point
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I think my trailer wheels are like those.
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I'm definitely a fan of these old Land Yachts. Would look awesome black. I'd say put the chrome "WILDCAT back on the quarterpanel though. Definitely wanna see where this build goes.
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Black only looks good when its PERFECT , go for something different
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Yes, agreed on perfection for black paint. But this is temporary paint. I don't want this thing looking like a cow rolling down the road as I do work to it lol. Gus had to post this pic, and now I can't get the green out of my head. But, I am thinking satin black with a green roof and wheels with scallops. Don't know, it's miles away from now. I have plenty of time to think. Haha. Did get some new tires for it. And I pulled the side stainless. I'm not messing with the gills till I'm ready for real body work.

Found a squeal coming from the actual TH400. So I'll be taking the trans to Arctic when I get home. Then I'll take the DS to Jones for a rebuild and balance. After that I'm taking out the gas tank to see where I am getting a small leak from. Hopefully it's not rust.









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On it like a fat kid on a doughnut...
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Nice! Where the Hell do you keep finding these cars?!?!?!


That Apple green is phenominal. When you see that car coming around the corner, its like waking up to a sucker punch from Broc Lesnar.
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Haha, I am convinced they find me. It's probably a good thing I am not a millionaire. Because if I was, if have so many cars, I'd hardly be able to fill the tanks. Oh and insurance. I have 4 vehicles under full coverage. I remember when I was paying 375 a month for liability on a 73 Chevy short bed. Street racing in Cali is bad lol.
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Had my cbr painted in 2012 chevy camaro synergy green. Come check it out if you haven't seen it yet. I like it!
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I have 5 or 6 vehicles insured and I don't pay even half that

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I have 5 or 6 vehicles insured and I don't pay even half that



One day I'll have a car for each day of the year.
I pay less than that for 4 cars under full coverage now. Lol
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