Building a 1964 Buick Special

1986 Buick GX1

GX1 #001 [The One and Only]
#46
Not sure about curb weight on a GN, but one of these is about 3200 lbs. It feels pretty strong in this chassis.
My '86 low optioned hard top (no power options) GN with aluminum bumper supports weighed 3300 lbs with larger front and rear swaybars, GNX body brace and dual 10" subs (1box). Not sure of fuel level.

This was back in the late eighties when I still had '85 Vette wheels, 1.5" aluminum wheel adapter/ spacers and 255/50-16 Comp ta's.
It's a pretty light one.
 
#48
about 15 hours the last couple of days have netted most of the reassembly done, as well as completion of the engine compartment. There's still some wiring to do inside.

Here's a few pics of the assembled engine compartment -



Love the old school stuff great job
 
#49
I’ve had this steering wheel since last fall, but finally got around to installing it. I’ve been waiting until I had functioning power steering. Although the turbo “6” emblem is new this year!

 

Anthony P

Active Member
#56
@Tim_D, I took the liberty to share this thread with the Ron Francis reps here at SEMA. There is some interest in your project - they don't sell a large volume of this kit for one and two, you're transplanting into a '64 Buick Special - not an every day common project.
 
#57
@Tim_D, I took the liberty to share this thread with the Ron Francis reps here at SEMA. There is some interest in your project - they don't sell a large volume of this kit for one and two, you're transplanting into a '64 Buick Special - not an every day common project.
Thanks @Anthony P . I actually worked pretty closely with RFW when I was putting the car together. Some of the circuits and connectors had to be changed on the fly, however Ron Francis was quite good at customer service, receiving information, and documenting for future recipients.

For example, the connectors for the wastegate solenoid, TCC connector, and EGR solenoid were incorrect, but they sent me replacement terminals and connectors, as well as a loaner crimping tool, free of charge. Shout-out to Chaz and Dave at RFW.
 

Anthony P

Active Member
#58
wonderful...I was getting the feeling that sales/marketing reps were going to look at your project a little deeper as in build pics to add to their catalog of build projects. a little more than just a sales rep noting that was a cool project using our product. who knows. sales/marketing is like on their own island, not knowing what the tech reps are doing to help their customers. most have no interactions with the tech or CS reps.