Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby Alexxx1966 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:49 am

Just one more question
Where to find or what the alternative for hood lining/insulation. I don't have it at all. Hood was repaired after accident so no good looking inside. Need to cover it
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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby Alexxx1966 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:56 am

Hello Everyone!
Just returned from car show. It was more than 1000 cars there. Buick attracted a lot of attention and finally came into the top and was nominated as Star of the Show in retro category. I got Star award and certificate.

Best Regards, Alex

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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby monzacoupe » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:48 am

Congratulations!!!

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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby classic_cruiser » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:56 pm

Very nice Alex! You have taken this car a long way!

I saw your earlier post about hood insulation. Here is a related thread from a couple years ago. Clyde might still be able to get this material for you, or possibly some of the alternatives in here might work:
http://forums.h-body.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30576

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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby Alexxx1966 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:56 am

Thank you very much All!
Yes it was not easy job but now it looks like close to its end.
First 200 miles to car show and back was very useful in understanding of what need to be done more. The only problem pop up is that on speed 100-120 km/hour engine is over rotating in my point of view. On 100 km/h - 3500 - 4000 rpm, on 120 km/h - 4000 - 4500 rpm. I don't think it is normal. Will try to find out.

Re hood insulation found and bought at e-bay new one replica

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hood-Insulatio ... SwiDpbEB2S
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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby hammerdown7 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:14 am

Alex, congratulations on your show award. All your hard work is paying off and there will be more awards in the future.

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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby Alexxx1966 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:23 am

Thank you very much Dick!
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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby SOLSAKS » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:45 am

Alex,

i am impressed at how good the car looks !

you did a great job.

i restored a 1977 monza coupe

it took 5 years in USA and was very difficult to find all parts needed.

i cant imagine how hard it is in russia to restore an H Body car !

again,.....great job,...congratulations !

dave in USA :D
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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby Alexxx1966 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:35 am

Thank you!
Really appreciate
Keeping in mind it is the only one Buick Skyhawk H-body in Russia process of its restoring was 2.5 years of one big adventure :D

Recently had professional photo shooting and in couple of weeks it will be report about it on youtube (but in Russian). This week end going to another car show. So now harvesting the results of my efforts))

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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby SOLSAKS » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:00 pm

Alex,

great car !!!

wonderful work !!!

i admire your ambition and hard work !!!

i did a 5 year resto on a 1977 notchback ( coupe )
monza with 305 V-8

so i really appreciate what went into restoring your car.

dave in North Carolina USA :D
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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby Alexxx1966 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:28 pm

Dave!
Thank you very much for high rank of my efforts!
Will keep you all posted on further developments
Still a lot of small things to do
Best Regards,
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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby Alexxx1966 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:45 am

Decided to make some improvements with side passenger mirror i.e. make passenger mirror remote as well
Manual passenger mirror is not so convenient to me

Bought pair of remote mirrors same as my Skyhawk ones from 1986 Oldsmobile cutlass supreme 442 on e-bay with passenger remote mirror

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And Chevy Monza remote mirror bezel clip bracket from drivers door

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Received all stuff last week. Matched mirrors compared to mine. They are the same

So what I am going to do
1. Paint passenger mirror to my color
2. Change remote cable from passenger mirror to driver's one. Passenger mirror cable is much longer I guess it designed for joystick to be installed on drivers door (which for me two joysticks on one door will not look so good)
3. Flip over mirror bezel clip bracket down side up and it will become passenger one
4. Install mirror and joystick mirror bezel clip bracket same level and place as on drivers door
5. Will have two remote mirrors with same style and shape identical remotes

Before I make it share your visions or it is stupid idea?

Will share photos when made. :D
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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby Monza Harry » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:36 am

Alex I have wanted to do this for a long time but I kept trying with all H-Body parts and my "undoing" has been trying to get the cables undone from the joy stick, always ended in some sort of breakage. :x :( The passenger remote typically on the large cars they came on were center(ish) on the dash or in the passenger door [more of the mid-sized cars]. Harry
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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby Alexxx1966 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:08 am

Here I am after pretty long silence.
Thing are moving
1. During winter time did my wheels. Sandblasted and repainted them. Put D slots))
2. Bought and receive brand new carpet. Not yet installed
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Re: Restoring 1978 Buick Skyhawk in Russia

Postby Alexxx1966 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:11 am

3. My pull handles were in quite poor condition. By surfing web found out they are the same as on 2nd gen firebird. Bought them and already install. They are a bit more brighter color but condition is much better than were before
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