Need a 1967-69 Camaro Muscle Car Restoration in Florida?

Muscle Car Restoration, ProductsJuly 4, 20170 Comment

The 67-69 Camaro Muscle Car Restoration in Florida


 

It’s the 1960s, Ford unveiled its latest - The Mustang - and amazed the world with its power and elegance.

 

Chevrolet was not far behind as it launched what quickly became an American classic, The Camaro.

 

 

These cars were made through the years ’67 – ’69 and extensively in 1969. This rear –wheel drive sported a GM F – Body platform with either a Hardtop or a Convertible version. This 2+2 seater was every child’s delight in the mid-sixties. The Engine under this beauty was either a V8 or a six-cylinder.

 

 

Now coming to its selling point, the drive train and transmission was where these cars excelled.

 

They came with either – 327/302 cu in (5.4/5.0 L) in V8 engine or a 230 cu in (3.8L) a 6 cylinder engine. The transmission systems available were – Two speed Powerglide automatic, Four Speed manual, and ‘Turbo Hydra 350’/ Turbo 400 three speed automatic.

 

Chevrolet had offered from 8 engine models to almost 12 in its built years.

 

 

We at Palm Beach Customs are here to restore your faith in love as we bring back your nostalgic Camaro. Be it a car from scratch or on of your build projects, Palm Beach has the know-how to help you.

 

 

We have been building and repairing cars since the 80s, so you know that you have got the perfect joint. In our restoration shop in Florida, we turn your dreams into reality. Call us now and know about the many options tailored to your needs.

 

 

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One of the best aspects of this car was the different packages it was bundled with – The RS (Appearance package), the Z/28 (Custom package with modified abilities used for Trans-am racing) and the SS (Performance Package with nifty added features). Now, you would think is all that still available? Well, only if you want it. Palm Beach would go out its way to provide you the satisfaction you deserve.

 

 

 

Muscle Car Restoration in Florida and More at Palm Beach Customs...

 


 

 

The work we do can briefly classified into 3 categories:

 

 

  •  Classic and Muscle Car Restorations – Have an original car in need of some TLC? We’ve done over 1100 full restorations over 34 years and would love to work with you. Contact us and get started on your project.

 

  • Steel Body – So, you just need the body and nothing else? Fret not we have got you covered. Log in to our website from the comfort of your home and order any of the steel bodies which are licensed from Ford, Mopar, and GM. You can order any of the pre-built steel bodies from our website and we will have it delivered.
  • We have ties with chassis manufacturing giants such as Art Morrison. All our materials are licensed and authentic. You can choose from the wide variety of colors or just describe your fantasy and we will deliver.

 

  • Full Custom Build – You can even order a Custom build with any number of modifications. We promise to deliver a Turn – Key product which will capture your imagination and render your wishes fulfilled. Just explain to us your wants and desires and we will make you your dream car in no time.

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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A Love for the Tri-Five Chevy from Our Classic and Muscle Car Restoration Specialist in Florida

Classic Car Restoration, Muscle Car RestorationJune 5, 20170 Comment

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Tri-Five Chevy Love from our Classic and Muscle Car Restoration Specialist in Florida


 

The Tri Five Chevy is accompanied with a powerful V8 engine yielding 162 horsepower proving to be the most influential model in its years. During mid 50s the Tri-Five series referring the Chevy 150,210, Bel air and Nomad was an exclusive series for the generation.

 

 

The legendary Chevys has still been the cult favorite because of its rear-wheel drive out and a powerful thumping engine under the hood. With the High compression, short stroke design and a modified Overhead valve rather than a side valve turned this hot rod the favorite one for the riders.

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Being not just a muscle car restoration  specialists, the Palm Beach Customs also encourage the spirit inside you to go for your classic dream car. Start building your fantasy car right here at Palm Beach, Florida. We have everything that you need in our one-stop store. Since 80s Palm Beach has been in the restoration and customization business. Hurry up, call us here and keep chasing your dream car.

 

 

 

Though we endless offers for customizations and repair, our services include:

 

 

  • Custom Restoration Services – Are you muddled with which color to go with? Never mind we can help you with that. We provide high quality custom paints along with other restoration options be it a new firewall, grill or new top. Take it easy if you don't find the right thing for you, our inventory will surely satisfy your needs. Palm Beach will even safely deliver your product right at your doorstep.

 

  • Steel Replacement Bodies – Here at Palm Beach we offer just the right replacements fro your car. Chevrolet's Tri-five series has the Royal Vintage styling. So be it a Hardtop, 2 – door Sedan or even Convertible, we ensure that you get the authentic parts for your car. Being a veteran player in this business, we have an outstanding and exemplary inventory only for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Do you have a project build in mind? Or is that Batmobile dream bugging you now? We provide Steel Bodies which are licensed (GM, Chrysler, Ford) and handcrafted to perfection.

 

 

 

With assured quality we also provide steel bodies and chassis from top manufactures in the State like Dynacorn, Art Morrison (Yes!) and Omix-Ada. The following three stages sum up the work we do

 

 

 

Does you dream car still lay in your fantasy world? Fret not, we are here to dig through your dreams and turn them real. The Steel Bodies we provide are licensed (GM, Chrysler, Ford) and handcrafted to perfection. Oh yes! Our steel bodies and chassis are manufactured from Dynacorn, Art Morrison and Omix-Ada. Here are following three stages of work that we do -

 

 

 

  • Full Custom Build – A turn-key finished product from Paint to the Engine, everything

 

  • Steel Body – We deliver what you choose.

 

 

 

Have a Tri-Five Chevy or other classic/muscle car in need of some TLC from our Classic and Muscle Car Restoration Specialists in Florida?

 

 

Get in Touch!

 

 

You might also find this related post interesting - Short History of the Tri-Five Chevy

 

 

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Top 3 of the Best Classic and Muscle Cars to Restore

Classic Car Restoration, Muscle Car RestorationMay 31, 20170 Comment

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If you’re looking to start your next classic or muscle car restoration project, we decided to create a list of the Top 3 Classic and Muscle Cars to Restore if you’re looking for ease of finding parts and for resale.

 

Here are Your Top 3 of the Best Classic and Muscle Cars to Restore…

 

 

Top 3 of the Best Classic and Muscle Cars to Restore in Florida

 

  • 1955-1957 Chevrolet Bel Air a.k.a The Tri-Five Chevys

 

These make the list not just because they are our favorites, but also because you can find just about every part you need to build yourself either a brand new Tri-Five or to completely restore an original body. Whether you're looking to build from a new steel replacement body or restore an original car, there is no shortage of these cars thanks to the popularity and the massive production of these classics back in the day.

 

 

These classic cars have a huge following all around the world, which makes them easy to sell at a good price (if you're looking to capitalize on your build). We've found that demand for the 1955-1957 Chevrolet Bel Air has never faltered and we doubt it ever will. This has to do with the history of the Tri-Five Chevy  to its status as the iconic American car.

 

 

Wondering which of the Tri-Five Chevys are most affordable? The 1955 models (2-door sedan, 2-door hardtop, and then convertible) are your best bet but you can't go wrong with a 1956 or 1957.

 

 

Most importantly, do your homework and keep your eyes out!

 

 
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  • 1965-1970 Ford Mustang a.k.a The Pony Car

 

 

 

Just about everyone loves the 1965-1970 Mustang which is one of America's iconic muscle cars and was at the forefront of the muscle car wars. Now, we're not here to debate today - but Mustangs make an ideal first project for a novice looking to get into the classic and muscle car restoration world. Practically any part you could ever need is a quick click away or an easy flip through a catalog. There are numerous companies that supply all the parts and accessories you need for your restoration or build.

 

 

The Pony Car has a huge following and numerous clubs filled with people willing to help out a novice. With tons of original Mustangs available for projects and new steel body options licensed by Ford on the market, you can't go wrong with the ease of the build. Their popularity also ensures that once you're done - these early muscle cars will practically sell themselves for you.

 

 

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  • 1967-1969 Chevrolet Camaro

 

Just like the Mustang, everything you need to build or restore a '67-'69 Camaro is practically at your fingertips. Terry McGean at Hemmings Muscle Machines calls the 1969 Camaro the "32 Ford of today" and we have to agree with him.

 

 

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No matter how rusty your project car is (but we do suggest finding a solid Camaro body to save you time, money, and sweat) you can find a reproduction part to replace it. There will always be a huge demand for these cars - at least for the remainder of our lifetimes - and you can't lose out by choosing to restore one.

 

 

Top 3 of the Best classic and muscle cars to restore in florida

 

 


 

Hope you liked the Top 3 of the Best Classic and Muscle Cars to Restore list that we came up with. Which cars do would you add to the list? Let us know in the comments.

 

 

You might also be interested in this post about the Dodge Challenger which is another great, easy to restore muscle car.

 

 

If you're looking to restore a car or build one, we'd love to work with you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Things to Consider When Restoring Classic and Muscle Cars

Body and Paint, Classic Car Restoration, Muscle Car RestorationApril 6, 20170 Comment

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What to Look for When Restoring Classic and Muscle Cars

 

If you’re crazy about classic and muscle car restoration in Ft. Myers Florida, you know how many headaches just one restoration can cause you.

 

 

How Much Does a Classic and Muscle Car Restoration Cost?

 

 

 

Yet, sometimes our love for the restoration wins over the problems it can cause.

 

 

So, if you’re hoping to start working on a new-to-you classic and muscle car in the near future, here are a couple of areas you’ll want to pay attention to during the restoration process.

 


Frame & Body

 

When you’re starting to restore your classic or muscle car, the first thing to consider is the condition of the frame and body to make sure it is as rust-free as possible and still a solid car.

 

You really don’t want any surprises.

 

I once had a customer bring me a car and as we got into the project we found that the person who worked on the car before-hand used 11 license plates to fill in a hole in the body.

 

Ensure that the vehicle is as solid as it can be…

 

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Engine

It’s hard to know what a car has been through with out-and-out certainty.

 

A previous owner might not have taken good care of this car, so be very cautious when you check the engine. Check all of the fluids and put the car through rigorous tests.

 

New, complete engine packages are often the best way to go for a restoration project.

 


Upholstery and Paint Job

 

There are lots of great tutorials out there in Florida how to make simple repairs yourself, and sometimes a spanking paint job can breathe new life into a classic and muscle car.

 

But high quality paint work needs to be done by a professional.

 

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People who have a little bit of time, money, and determination will most likely find restoring cars – especially classic and muscle cars – to be a lot of fun.

 

Read the above points cautiously to make yourself prepare for you next classic and muscle cars purchase in Florida.

 

 

 

If you need help with your restoration project, please check out our restoration services page to learn more about us or get in touch with us to work with us

 

 

 

 

Order your Tri Five Chevrolet

 

 

How to Keep Rust from Attacking Your Classic Car

Auto Body Tips, Body and Paint, Classic Car Restoration, Muscle Car Restoration, New Car Builds, Tech TipsApril 6, 20172 Comments

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Hate Rust? Here’s How to Keep Your Classic Car from Rusting

 

If you’re a classic car lover then this article should help you…

 

Unlike many of the new cars in production currently, some of which have the bodies and metal parts dipped a zinc-coating or anti-corrosion primers… One of the best car manufacturers out there for protecting the bodies is Porsche. They were way ahead of the curve.

 

Unfortunately the classic and muscle cars, when they were built back in the day by the Big 3, they used very little sealer and virtually no paint on the undersides.

 

Below is how to keep your envy-inspiring dream machine from, slowly but surely, turning into a rust bucket:

 


 

First of all, if you are just building and restoring a car, then you are going to be able to take different steps than someone who already owns a complete car.

 

 

These steps are if you are building a car and what to do as you are building it to prevent it from rusting away due to moisture.

 

Below you will see my weapons in the war against rust when I restore a classic or muscle car:

 

 

  • PPG DP90 Epoxy

DP90 Is the first step in how to keep your classic car rust free

 

PPG makes an awesome product that has been out for a long time. When we do media blasting on the frames and the underside of the bodies, DP90 is a nice Epoxy Primer that comes in black which is awesome for the chassis and steel bodies. This would be my first line of defense. Of course then at that point, it will be refinished in whatever color we are shooting the chassis and undersides.

 

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  • Debeer Primer

The Debeer Primer is the best I've seen in 34 years. We started using this primer about 10 years ago. What turned me onto it was that it was a very heavy, high-build primer that came in black, white, and buff. Most high-end automotive finish paint companies don't offer high-solids urethane black primer (which is absolutely necessary if you plan on having your high-end job laser straight after body work).

 

  • 3M Bare Metal Seam Sealer & 3M Heavy Bodied Seam Sealer

 

 

The 3M bare metal seam sealer is, believe it or not, on the 64-70 Ford Mustangs and the 67-69 Camaros, the factory did horrible with sealing the cars. This let water come in from the inside and from underneath. We use the 3M bare metal seam sealer in certain areas and then we use the heavy bodied seam sealer where were are filling big voids.

 

  • RusFre (brand) Clear Inner Panel Undercoating

This is really good stuff to shoot inside:

  • Inner panels
  • Doors
  • Inside Quarter Panels
  • Inner Front Fenders
  • Inside Wheel Wells
  • Inside Rocker Panels
  • Even Inside Frame Rails

 

This is basically like the old war days when they used to shoot the cosmoline on the military Jeeps so that they wouldn't rust on the transport ships overseas.

 

 

Pay Careful Attention to Underside and Wheel Areas.

 

Due to the accumulation of mud, sand, road salt, and everything else on the road - rust is likely to target your classic car’s underside and wheel areas. Pay special attention to these spots.

 

Also, be careful when using a high-pressure washer, as these can remove the protective under seal.

 

We suggest rinsing out your cars when you get them dirty and make sure to keep dirt out of the wheel wells. You can even use a blow-gun to blow-dry the car when you're done to remove the water from behind the stainless moldings and whatnot.

 

 

I'm sure everyone has heard of the Mother's Spray mist where if the cars not dirty just give it a little mist and wipe it down. This keeps your car dry.

 

 

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The smartest and best way you can keep your classic car looking and running beautifully for years to come is by befriending with a classic car restoration specialist in Florida.

 

You’ll get the expert advice you need to keep rust and other threats at bay.

 

And just as importantly, you can be assured that you’ll be supported by a team that cares as much about classic cars as you do.

 

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If you’ve landed yourself a car that needs a tetanus shot – check out our new replacement steel bodies and chassis. Sometimes getting a new body is the best way to go.

 

 

 

If you've landed yourself a rot box Click Here to Learn More About Steel Body Replacements for your Classic and Muscle car restoration.

 

 

 

 

Order your Tri Five Chevrolet

 

 

Muscle Car Restoration Services

Auto Body Tips, Latest Projects, Muscle Car RestorationFebruary 15, 20170 Comment

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Putting the Pep Back into Your Muscle Car… choosing PBC for your muscle car restoration 

 

Here at Palm Beach Customs we really love our muscle car restoration projects. They bring us back to our younger years – the rules today were made because of us! 

 

Here at PBC we’ve restored over 1100 cars since 1980 – Novas, Mustangs, Chevelles, Cobras  – and really – we could go on forever. See a restoration project explained here by John Russo of PBC

 

Read more about Palm Beach Customs in About Us.

 

When you bring your car to Palm Beach Customs, we really treat your car like it was our car. It’s our hobby which makes all the difference because we have fun doing this! So you can rest assured that we will take painstaking care to ensure the quality and craftsmanship of our work.

 

Featured Muscle Car Restorations

 

"The Hemi Killer" 1970 Buick GSX 455

With  Buick’s style and quality builds this was truly one of the all time top 10 of the True Muscle cars... READ MORE 

In this post you will see a few pictures and how to restoration videos... This car was Buick's Answer to the American Muscle Car Wars. 

 

 

1968 Fastback Mustang

This "California car" 1968 Fastback Mustang was suppose to be rust free and in decent shape, but once  the nose and rear bumpers were dissembled we noticed a very different story .....

What as underneath the (then) shiny blue paint when we pulled the curtains back? Click here to read the full story!

 

1970 SS Big Block Nova Muscle Car Restoration

This Particular car has a Sunnex 502 big-block with an Iskey Crank-Crower-Cam and Brodex heads.... and on top of all that was a Littlefield Blower and  2-1150  CFM Demon Carbs - all with a clutched automatic.

Wow, now that we've got that out of the way.... Read More About this Nova Restoration Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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American Muscle Car Restoration Services

Auto Body Tips, Latest Projects, Muscle Car Restoration, RestorationApril 23, 20150 Comment

Putting the Pep Back into Your Muscle Car…

Here at Palm Beach Customs we really love our muscle car restoration projects. They bring us back to our younger years – the rules today were made because of us! 

Here at PBC we’ve restored over 1100 cars since 1980 – Novas, Mustangs, Chevelles, Cobras  – and really – we could go on forever.


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Read more about Palm Beach Customs in About Us.

 

When you bring your car to Palm Beach Customs, we really treat your car like it was our car. It’s our hobby which makes all the difference because we have fun doing this! So you can rest assured that we will take painstaking care to ensure the quality and craftsmanship of our work.

 

Featured Muscle Car Restorations

 

"The Hemi Killer" 1970 Buick GSX 455

With  Buick’s style and quality builds this was truly one of the all time top 10 of the True Muscle cars... READ MORE 

In this post you will see a few pictures and how to restoration videos... This car was Buick's Answer to the American Muscle Car Wars. 

 

 

 

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Mustang Fast Back

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