Classic car lovers get giddy when they see customization performed in a traditional old school style. A 1963 Buick Skylark belonging to a Car Domain member named Juan received an old school makeover complete with a few modern touches. According to the owner, the car was soda blasted before the bodywork even started; luckily the ’63 was free from rust and required no extensive work when it came to prepping for paint.
Paintwork was performed at Fins Customs and Classics in Turlock, CA and the end result truly representative of a bygone era of cool. For the main body color PPG DBC Jet Black paint with PPG 2060 Flat Clear with 20 percent gloss was used to achieve what owner describes as an eggshell finish. The roof was treated to a mix of House Of Kolor Red Flake and PPG DBC 500 paint with several coats of PPG 2042 High Gloss clear.
Prior to paint the door handles, trunk lock and all of the emblems were removed and the remaining parts were shaved. Thanks to California Auto Stereo the installation of an Autopage Alarm now keeps the car safe and opens the doors and trunk. A modern audio system featuring numerous Boston Acoustics components was added to give the Juan’s ’63 Skylark a vibrant sounding audio system.
The existing interior was bit tired and worn, so a trip to Castillos in Modesto, CA took care of the ’63 giving it a much-needed facelift. With the project nearing completion Angelo J. Maisano added come distinctive pin striping to the Skylark that provided a polished and complete look the project.