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July 29, 2017
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 !
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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This is a pretty cool story this Project meant a lot to me.
Ron had owned this truck for over 30 years and had decided that It was time for a complete restoration. So he discussed with his Dog Tundra (and not after Toyota) you might think In crazy telling you this but I grew up on a large chicken farm and we always had dogs. So I understood There was only one problem Ron and Tundra had to come to an agreement that if truck was getting a re-do
They were a part of our life like many of us and Ron was no exception his dog was a Big golden Retriever and rode in the back of the truck with Dad .If you grew up in our local community and you didn't know Ron you were a foreigner ( just Joking ) But everyone knew Ron and was happy to talk to him I always said when I retire I pray that I'm as easy going and happy !
Ron - He just had a cool way about him and was always sporting a larger than life smile.
You will notice I did this post - Ron Noka's " Nite Hawk " Chevy Truck Restoration - Bedliner - Graphics from finish to start it’s just nicer when you can see the finished result in the beginning!
You will see here we are wet- sanding and buffing the final finish after a Black Sapphire metallic paint Job with 2 gallons of clear coat.
What we do on a project as massive as a big k series Chevy truck is cut and buff first then assemble and then back tape the moldings for a final glaze so we don’t get the compound in the moldings once we are all finished with assembly it's easy clean up at that point.
No skimping on this project
We installed a brand new dash, new seat all new door rubbers rocker moldings and visors when you stepped inside this baby it was like brand new.
You will see below some very detailed pin-stripping on the side we included the Indian Feathers and on the tailgate the spear.
Ron was a Proud Narragansett Indian and I was friends with a lot of the local Tribe.
This gives you a side shot of the Body work straight as an arrow truck really came out nice I was fortunate to have 3 of my favorite - Team players on this Job Harry , Jason , and Slink - You are as good as your team in the real world and we all has our hands in this Job 🙂
Below you will see this full restoration project we even installed our Famous spray on bed-Liner Ron fell in love with the bed liner I think he liked it because his partner in crime didn't slip around as much. Also, you can see we went over the rails so he had full protection on his bed rails.
Below you will see the bed from the truck in prep stage.
I had to get a new floor and 2 new quarter panels we replaced all the sheet metal on the truck new doors, fenders, inner fenders ( you see them in the bed picture, rocker panels, quarter panels and rear bumper the only sheet metal that was original was the tail gate and the hood .. we gave the truck a full undercoating before the final coats of paint .
2 new quarters and bed floor Hanging the doors after the rockers were welded
Jay and Harry fitting the doors
This shot is to give you a clear picture of how a new bedside comes
complete with the inner and outer panel it is bolted and welded then seam Sealed before paint.
This is a clear shot of how clean Over the rail Looks for a Spray-on Bedliner.
The LAST picture has Nite Hawk in the tailgate and Ron's Spear very cool - Proud Narragansett Indian.
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