Project 1967 Cadillac Eldorado

JohnCool Cars, Latest Projects, RestorationOctober 11, 20150 Comment

This blog Post we give you a inside peek of the restoration Project 1967 Cadillac Eldorado we are doing at our New shop

In Ocala Florida ,For Janice & Rich that live about 150 miles South inFor Janice & Rich that live about 150 miles South in we service the entire State many of our Jobs come from Tampa , Orlando as well as SWFL including Naples ,Fort Myers and Sarasota ..kEEP your Eyes peeled for 4 Classic Car Restorations Projects From Sarasota including a 1966 Mustang convertible , 1950 Chevrolet Truck with a Art Morrison Frame .. 383 stroker Fuel Injected .. lets see also We just completed a 1970 Gsx Stage 1 car ..

Finally some really cool clients with  a 1961 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud .. only 5300 Original miles .. Wow

Got a bit side tracked .. Back on Point ..lol

On the Caddy Project on  the bottom of the post I will share a link to two early blog post in the beginning of

this Classic 1967 Cadillac Eldorado .

Take a peek at this Video I share how for 35 years we have a certain Procedure we follow to Get a show Quality Finish 

Its a Long and Time Consuming Process and Takes more material To Get the Results but so worth it !

This Video I explain the Grits of sand paper and how we Go about wet Blocking a car after the First 4 coats of Clear

and The secret Next Step ( most people ) don’t do this !

Auto Paint in Cape Coral and Fort Myers

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Did you Know that the was the first front wheel drive car Built By the Big Three ?

Here is some info on this Classic Car Below

The new Eldorado was a nice departure from the previous iteration, which had emerge as little more than a dressed-up variant of Cadillac’s De Ville. Its crisp styling, initiated by way of GM styling chief invoice Mitchell, was once exotic and particular, extra angular than the streamlined Riviera and Toronado. This was the one creation Cadillac to be prepared with hid headlights in the back of vacuum operated doorways.

Efficiency was zero–60 mph (zero–96 km/h) in not up to 9 seconds and a high speed of 120 mph (192 km/h). Roadability and handling had been enormously praised by means of present day stories, and earnings were high-quality regardless of high record costs.

The success of the Buick Riviera and Oldsmobile Toronado didn’t escape the attention of Cadillac executives. They wanted a private luxurious car and 1967 proved to be the right time for Cadillac to make their move. This automobile used to be loosely headquartered upon 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado “GM E-physique” technological know-how, but used Cadillac’s possess engine and extraordinary sheetmetal together with a moderately longer wheelbase and revised frame.

The Toronado-type front torsion bar suspension was broadly carried over and shared, as was the exact turbo-Hydramatic 425 automated. A silent however huge hy-vo chain carried the vigour a hundred and eighty levels from torque convertor to transmission (which nestled beneath the right financial institution of the V-8). The final power was in front of the transmission, and the left driveshaft used to be routed via the oil pan. GM Styling Chief invoice Mitchell was once liable for the styling, and it was once decreed that the car could be constructed exclusively as a two-door hardtop. Performance was once superb, with 0-60 in not up to 9 seconds (now not bad given that the 4,seven hundred kilos plus weight) and top velocity used to be in the vicinity of 120 mph. Drivability and dealing with had been lauded in road tests of the day, and 17,930 units offered helped Cadillac to a great-promoting year. Entrance disc brakes had been not obligatory. 1968 cars had minor changes, along with a greater, all-new 472 cubic inch V-eight engine making use of much elevated foundry systems and hollow crankshaft.

This engine belted out 375 hp and seemingly enough torque to topple the Washington monument at will. Entrance disc brakes have been made commonplace. 1969 and 1970 automobiles were elevate-over cars with a few enhancements. Primarily, the 1970 car bought an enlarged 500 cubic inch V-8 boasting 400 horsepower, and traditionally adequate torque to pull down the Chrysler building.

 

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Here is the post when we first started incase you didn’t see Here 

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The Latest High Quality Jeep cj7 Restoration For Sale

JohnBedliner, RestorationJune 25, 20142 Comments

Jeep cj7 Restoration For Sale

 

Jeep cj7 Restoration WITH the soft doors and Hard top installed

 

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The Latest High Quality Jeep cj7 Restoration For Sale

1985 CJ-7 “CALIFORNIA” JEEP 
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  • This is a Hard  to find 1985 CJ-7 from California that was bought and shipped to our shop
  • We’ve restored over 500 antique cars over a 30+ year time period for the love of old vehicles
  • this is definitely one of the cleanest Jeeps I’ve seen !!!

 

It is in awesome condition with absolutely ZERO rust

The original stickers under the windshield and on the firewall look like new.

The shop completely dismantled the rust free body repaired the few dents It only had the original paint

so removal was a easy task we took the body down to bare metal and epoxy primed and block sanded getting it ready for the final color all doors and panels were removed of hardware and refinished sealed and new rubber weatherstripping and class channels were installed

we took the extra time and stripped all hinges and refinished ( jeep originally bolted the hinges on bare steel at the factory ( bad Idea )

of course wee took the extra steps and refinished all the pieces separately and installed every nut and bolt with never seize took the extra time   its not every day that you see a

Jeep cj7 Restoration For Sale

 

The engine runs great — it’s the original 4.2L 6 Cylinder.

The spedo reads 113,362 miles on the clock and we believe this to be true, but unfortunately no guarantees.

The engine compression all tested out at 130 per cylinder. It idles at 800rpm nice and quiet.

 shifts through all the gears beautifully. No noises, rattles, or anything of that nature.

It comes with the (best top)  soft-doors, which are also included in this sale,

along with the hard top and roof rack

and the Full doors ( that we totally restored ) see below

We took some pictures of the “before” stage that you can check out in the gallery…

  •  On this Jeep we have: NEW
  • Rancho series 2 1/2 inch leaf springs
  • Rancho 7,000 series shocks -Master cylinder -Rotors and pads in the front   -Rear brakes
  • Radiator   -Upper & lower hoses   -Heater-duct (that connects to the dash)
  • Indicators lights (on dash) -Fresh oil change
  • Rock crusher skid plate on rear and front differential
  • The hubs in front lock for the 4WD with Super Wrench lock outs
  • All axles have new spicier U joints
  • Exhaust is factory manifold with new catalytic converter and a nice Flo master muffler

The tires are BFGs in good condition with about 85% tread on them and aluminum rims that have

locks on them (along with the key). The spare tire mount is included with the original OEM rim.

For the body… We did a complete disassemble

  • We stripped it down to bare metal, repaired 3 little dings ( it was straight )
  • epoxy primed, four coats of red base with 4 coats of high grade urethane clear, with some black accents.
  • The hardtop is in great shape with fresh Black Satin > the rear glass shuts perfect and all locks work on all doors and rear hatch
  • Underneath we wet blasted and sprayed with DP-90 black epoxy to protect the underside.
  • Inside we laid down a new, black Reflex Spray-on bed liner inside the body tub .
  • -New floor mats from Quadretec
  • -New rubber kit installed, belt molding door edge seal, channel run
  • cleaned glass and all hardware has been cleaned and greased (Nice )
  • -New plastic glovebox
  • -The windshield frame was taken off and painted separately and new rubbers on the cowl.
  • -The windshield is original with one little chip up high… the rubber is perfect
  • with new wiper blades installed
  • -We installed new R & L park light assemblies on front
  • -New Best Top front seats (driver and passenger)
  • -New Smitty built bumper
  • it has a tough box center console with lock and key ( that works )
  • After 175 man-hours put into this ¾ restoration
  • $2,500 in paint and parts was included ( see picture with invoices )
  • it was done right ( never seize ) on all nuts and bolts
  • Any mathematician can figure out that with the hours,
  • materials, and a rust free California Jeep – it’s all here.
  • Keep in mind that this is also being listed locally in Branford, Florida 32008 and to local buyers

Don’t miss out on this amazing  Jeep cj7 Restoration For Sale 

Keep in mind that this is also being listed locally in Branford, Florida 32008 and to local buyers

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Classic Car and Muscle Car Restoration Services in SWFL, Ft. Myers

JohnRestorationSeptember 8, 20120 Comment

Looking for classic car or muscle car restoration services in South-West Florida? Consider this: Palm Beach Customs in Ft. Myers has a track record of over 500 restoration jobs since the early 1980s. When it comes to car restorations, this is the Go-To place. There are over 500 happy clients to vouch for this.

 

Classic Car Restoration Services

Classic car restoration services require considerable skills and insight to be successful. In fact vintage automobiles that are no longer in production can be worth a lot of money. The process involves repairing classic cars to restore back to its original condition. Such kind of restoration work involves:

  • doing body work and paint of the exterior of the car
  • engine and the mechanical repairs of the car
  • repairing of the interior of the car

Palm Beach Customs is dedicated to provide extensive vehicle restoration services, including classic car restoration works. Located in Fort Myers, our store offers parts and components to car owners that are difficult to acquire. There is also the inherent issue of wear and tear that exists with regular usage of automobiles which can be maintained by our service techs at work.

41 Lincoln Zepher Award winning Paint

Muscle Car & Hot Rod Restoration Services

Muscle car and hot rod restoration offers you your dream car. These fuel guzzling monsters once used to rule the streets. In the age of engine efficiency, these muscle cars come to be known as classics. Such cars include both muscle cars and hot rods. Our specialists at Palm Beach Customs have still held on to the most popular muscle cars of that time.  Not because it’s a classic but since its appearance and design is coming back  in the cars today.

Order your muscle car restoration at our store we’ll get it restored for you. These cars require maintenance and proper care to ensure that they remain in good state for years to come. Restoring muscle cars like Ford’s Mustang to life can be performed by suitable mustang restoration. For many owners these restoration services become a necessity. Restoring this amazing American motoring icon to mint condition brings a smile to any car lover’s face, guaranteed.

Jasons pro street Nova Fresh out of the down draft bake booth

1968 Mustang Fast Back Restoration

 

Ever since its first year of production in the year 1964, the mustang body has allured many people. This two door classic muscle car has acquired great recognition and is considered one of the most popular vehicles around the world. Even the 57 chevy acquired immense accolades during this time which packed a real punch on the performance and mechanical front. It scores high points due to its style and design which was unseen previously. This new highly styled version of pickup trucks becomes the most recognized symbols of that time. At Palm Beach Customs we work on your car  to restore to  original or custom whichever you prefer.

In 1968 Ford Mustang got a body expansion which made it look massive with included features as well. However, by the time the 1970s had arrived, the Mustang could no longer be stated as the sleek elegant pony car it was originally styled to be. Our specialist service techs at Palm Beach Customs provide exclusive mustang car restorations and making the car of your dreams within your specified budget. Our range of services includes classic and antique car restoration, lettering, bedliners, collision repair works and more.

1968 Mustang Fast Back Restoration

 

With over 500 car restorations completed for our customers since the early 1980s, consumers now have great choices in our services that have only evolved with time. In 2009, the new concept of the Camaro hit the big screen making a comeback in the movie “The Transformers”.  In 2011, Camaro celebrated its 45th year in production.

Restoring the 1969 Camaro big block

 

Order your classic car or muscle car restoration from Palm Beach Customs. It’s your choice:

  • we can restore your car, or
  • locate a project car for you

In United States peoples’ dream is to own a vintage car. There are many car lovers who tend to get these valuable possessions restored to enhance the performance and appeal. Getting your classic car restored is an extremely satisfying activity. Choosing the right assistance in the field becomes necessary to guarantee maximum pleasure, and with over 500 restorations, Palm Beach Customs is the best place in South West Florida for a car restoration job.

1970 SS Nova In Down Draft Booth

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1970 ss nova In Down Draft Booth Final Clear coat

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