The frame off restoration of this single owner 1970 Pontiac GTO in Atoll Blue Poly has been completed and is ready to be driven away for it’s next fifty years on the road.
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A must read article from our friend Colin Comer.
After: 1951 Willys M38
Finished in Gunmetal Grey Metallic the 1951 military Jeep has been transformed with a couple modern and more convenient touches. The owners father who originally owned the Willys has his racing number displayed on the tailgate in remembrance.
After: 1959 International Metro AM 150
Now finished and equipped with a 7000 watt gas powered Onan generator this International Metro is ready to go home for conversion into a shop for anything the owner might want to sell.
6.6L 400 CID V8
The original numbers matching 400 cubic inch engine to the 1970 Pontiac GTO is now rebuilt and restored. The block has been painted back to the original Pontiac color of Pontiac Blue Metallic.
The 1970 Pontiac GTO is now repainted in it’s original color of Atoll Blue Poly known as Code 28 and shown on the original build sheet.
The 1970 Pontiac GTO didn’t need much rust repair but the tin worms had made it into the rear quarters and they had to go. New quarters will be fitted to bring them back to match the condition of the rest of the car.
After: 1976 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
Pontiac celebrated it’s 50th anniversary with the 1976 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am created a special model available in this year. Every year of the Firebird saw small changes mostly influenced by the rapidly changing safety and emissions requirements giving a wide variety of cars to choose from today.
Painted: 1959 International Metro AM 150
The murals and camper windows are now gone. A three tone paint scheme picked out by the owners daughter has been applied and the results bring back the classic look to the van.
Buses like this 1938 White Model 706 were used to move tourists around the Yellowstone National Park. The park had 98 Model 706 buses added to their fleet from 1936 to 1939. A little welding, painting and maintenance was needed on this one with great care taken to not damage the original patina.
After: 1970 Chevrolet Corvette
Before: 1966 Ford Bronco Roadster
Be careful who you have paint your car and that they have done it correctly. This 1974 Alfa Romeo GT Veloce has a beautiful looking paint job but the heat from the engine caused the paint in the center of the hood to start flaking off. The paint had no adhesion to the layer below and is like the candy coating on a M&M. How fragile is the rest of the car as well?
Before: 1959 International Metro AM 150
Welded: 1976 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
Vehicle bodies are made of several layers of sheetmetal consisting of at least an interior wall and an exterior wall and sometimes another wall in between for more structure. When repairing the body it may be required to repair all of the layers not just the exterior layer.
For years we have been testing homemade ultracapacitor banks in the old cars such as the one on the right. Now commercially available they are a considerable upgrade on original generator powered cars giving you constant power for lamps, quicker charging, easier on the generator, and most of all is not affected from being fully discharged if your car sits around. Due to the power output they are dangerous if you are not careful so do not install one yourself if you are unsure how to do so.