Introduction to our 1967 Cadillac Eldorado show car Build

JohnRestorationAugust 10, 20152 Comments

Tech Tips

How are you doing today? Welcome to Tech Tips with John Russo. In this video we will be giving you a look at one of our upcoming build’s and some of the things we will be going over during it’s restoration! This car is 1967 Cadillac Eldorado show car we are doing for a client. Did you know that this thing is actually front wheel drive? With this 429 big block you’ll be drug around by a cloud of smoke! Check out the more below, Enjoy!

The Restoration

These are the parts we will be replacing an rebuilding:

  • Body and paint
  • Vinyl top
  • Leather seats with logo
  • Leather dash
  • Engine Rebuild (to 20 over)
  • Flywheel
  • Starter
  • Axels
  • Suspension
  • Upper and lower ball joints
  • Wheel bearings
  • Rotors and pads
  • Brake lines
  • New AC compressor
  • 134A Conversion

Below are pictures of the 1967 Cadillac Eldorado show car from when it rolled into the shop to where we are today, and the direction we are heading for the finished car.

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Here’s the car as she rolled up

 

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First we broke everything down and got to sanding!

 

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Took it all the way down to metal to find any pesky rust to repair.

 

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This car was in great shape however we did find some rust.

 

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We replaced the bottom of the door skin here.

 

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Came out looking brand new!

 

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We also had to take care of some floor pans.

 

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Then we got into priming and sanding.

 

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Here is the hood and front quarter panels ready to go.

 

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Then we moved on to prepping the rest of the vehicle.

 

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All primed up and ready for our next move!

 

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Similar to what we are hoping for in the finished look

 

Here at Palm Beach Customs we focus on creating the highest quality product possible. Along with over 35 years in the business our team of top body and paint pro’s use many techniques and materials that were not available for the original mass-produced versions of these vehicles. At PBC we hand craft one of a kind automobiles for you and will deliver more than just a car, but a work of art. In this tech tip we give you a behind the scenes look into our upcoming project car the 1967 Cadillac Eldorado, come back to see the process of how we achieve our high quality work.

Whether you are seeking a 1967 Cadillac Eldorado show car or another classic car to be your daily driver Palm Beach Customs is dedicated to finding and restoring an original high quality numbers matching vehicle for you. We will produce a work of art for you that is better than the day it rolled off the line.

Make sure you check back for more Tech Tips from our very own John Russo. Do you have anything you’d like us to teach you about? Let us know if you have questions or if we can help you with your classic car restoration or customization below, by email, or give us a call at (239) 281-6754. Until next time, keep cruisin’!

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