Classic Car Restoration in Florida

developerClassic Car Restoration, Cool Cars, New Car Builds, RestorationMay 9, 20180 Comment


The classic car restoration of a Tri-5 Chevy is how it all started here at Palm Beach Customs…..

Classic car restoration 57' chevy nomad

John restored a 57′ Nomad wagon after picking it up at Carlisle Hershey Car Show in Pennsylvania. A total restoration was done after 2500 man hours and that led to John doing quite a few cars, and opening PBC.

Here is a video showing you photos of some classic car restorations done at PBC.


Best Classic Car Restoration


41′ Lincoln Zephyr

This restoration was done for Craig Walkins, the owner of Seattle Mariner. He grew up a Microsoft child and ended up being vice president. He also went to school with bill gates and a few of the other guys from New England area.

The 41′ Lincoln Zephyr has a V12 engine in it, all new braided wiring harness and gold plate on the dash. All the bezzles were gold plated and had a full leather hide from Europe. This was a 2500 man hour job.

Fun facts about the 41′ Lincoln Zephyr:

The 41′ Lincoln Zephyr was designed by Raymond Loewy, who also designed the Concord plane, the Coke bottle, and the Dominos logo. Loewy was hired by Ford to come up with a new design for the Lincoln and he did a great job. What’s so special about the car is that Ford decided to weld the body to the chassis, creating a Unibody and a heavy duty car.

Here is a video that shows an old Lincoln Zephyr commercial.


Below is a photo of the Lincoln Zephyr all done with restoration
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Below is a good shot of the front of the car, you can also see the show quality paint shining very well

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Cool Fact: The steering wheels were made out of soybean at the time before fiberglass, and when you ordered your car, the car comes gold plated 

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Below is John Russo standing with the restored Lincoln Zephyr

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27′ Buick Roadster

This restoration was a father and son project, originally painted with a brush back in 1927. You were lucky for Grey and Black and that car ended up being painted Yellow, Olive and Black tricolor with the golf doors. Pretty cool.


Below is a photo of the roadster in the shop in the Car-o Liner 

27' buick roadster classic car restoration

Below is the roadster all taped and ready for paint 

roadster classic car restoration

Below, you will see the first color (Yellow) being added to the car 

classic car restoration 27' Buick Roadster

Below you can see the Olive and Yellow paint that was decided for the car 

27' Buick Roadster Classic Car Restoration

Rolls Royce

We did this 51′ Silvercloud build for a local collector in Ft. Myers who owned a big company that did electrical systems for the U.S. defense before he retired. PBC helped bring his car back to life. We also did some mechanical and upholstery work on the project.


Here is the Rolls Royce finished with restoration.

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At this stage, the Rolls is blocked out and ready for paint.

Rolls Royce Restoration

Below is the last moments of the Rolls Royce being in the shop. 

Classic Car Restoration Rolls Royce


Here is a video of the Rolls Roye being driven shortly after the completion of the restoration. 

Cadillac El Dorado

This El Dorado was one of the first front-wheel drive American cars and it was also kinda difficult to find parts for the car because they only made 17,000.

However, Lin Steel Rubber was able to come thru with some of the parts. They actually made a lot of the rubber pieces for the trunk, door jams, and garments to be able to put the car together. The car left with a 429 big block, all new wiring chrome, full paint, leather interior with embroidered caddie logos and new vinyl top.


Below is a nice photo of the front of the Cadillac, you can also see the show quality paint up close.

Cadillac El Dorado Classic Car Restoration

You can see the tires and another good shot of the reflective paint. 

Classic Car Restoration Cadillac El Dorado


El Dorado Cadillac Classic Car Restoration

36′ Ford


This was a 1936 Ford coupe five-window that John restored. It was done with an all original frame and had super bell front axel done old school with a small block Chevy turbo 400.

Below is a demonstrative photo of what the client wanted the car to look like. 

36' Ford Black Classic Car Restoration

Below you can see the steel body blocked off and ready for paint

Below is a photo of the restoration in progress, next is the parts assembly.

36' Ford Classic Car Restoration


That’s just a little sample of some of the cars that we have done here at the shop. If there’s something we can help you with, feel free to hit us in the comments or contact us. We’d be glad to help you!

1967-1969 Camaro Steel Bodies, Parts, and Services at Palm Beach Customs Muscle Car Restoration Shop Florida

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’67-’69 Camaro Coupe & Convertible Steel Bodies Available at Palm Beach Customs Muscle Car Restoration Shop Florida



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Re-live your childhood by building a Camaro with the Real Deal Steel camaro coupe steel bodies and the convertible steel bodies from Dynacorn.



Palm Beach Customs has a wide range of selections available for the 67-69 Camaros replacement bodies in our online store




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The start of a camaro build at the Real Deal Steel warehouse…



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Camaro build almost finished…



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Completed Camaro steel body being wrapped for shipment



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Real Deal Steel Camaro wrapped and ready for shipping to the customer!



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We also offer Real Deal Steel Camaro parts in our online store!





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Find Your Camaro Steel Body in Our Store Here




Customize your steel body with Palm Beach Customs premium quality paint services or have us build you a turn-key Camaro dropped right off at your door!


>> Learn More About Steel Body Options Here <<

1940 Ford Steel Bodies and Services at Palm Beach Customs Classic Car Restoration Shop Florida

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1940 Ford in PBC’s Classic Car Restoration Shop Florida


The 1940 Ford Coupe is an iconic classic car, but solid original steel bodies are becoming hard and harder to find.

In PBC’s classic car restoration shop Florida we are all about the replacement bodies manufactured by Real Deal Steel.


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New Steel Bodies for Your 1940 Ford

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Check out this cool photo the 1940 Ford Coupe sitting in the Real Deal Steel warehouse


1940 Ford Restorations and Builds at Palm Beach Customs…

Interested in owning your very own 1940 Ford Coupe? We don’t blame you!

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Take a look at your Ford Licensed 1940 Ford Steel Bodies Here 

Keep in mind that at Palm Beach Customs we are more than happy to help customize or restore your steel body… >>Read More About Your Steel Body Options Here<<

1940 Ford Steel Bodies
Order Your New 1940 Ford Steel Bodies









Nova/Chevy II Steel Bodies, Parts, and Services at Palm Beach Customs Muscle Car Shop Florida

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Build Your Nova/Chevy II in Palm Beach Customs Muscle Car Restoration Shop Florida


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For all the Nova/Chevy II lovers of the muscle car world – Palm Beach Customs offers


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  • Nova/Chevy II Steel Bodies
  • Custom Muscle Car Restoration Services




Watch a Nova Being Built at Real Deal Steel

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Chevy II / Nova Steel Bodies in Palm Beach Customs Muscle Car Restoration Shop Florida …




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Here is a 1966-67 Chevy II Body Shell Column Shift Bench Seat With Quarter Panels, Top Skin, Doors & Deck Lid



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Nova/ Chevy II Steel Body with Epoxy Primer Option



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In our muscle car restoration shop Florida, you can have the PBC team give your steel body a custom paint treatment or a full, turn-key build!



Interested in the steel body services we offer at Palm Beach Customs? >>Read More Here<<

Tri 5 Chevrolet Steel Bodies, Parts, and Services in Palm Beach Customs Classic Car Restoration Shop Florida

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For the Tri 5 Chevys at Palm Beach Customs Classic Car Restoration Shop Florida…


Got a Tri 5 Chevrolet in mind?


The ’55, ’56, and ’57 Chevys are the ultimate classic!


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In our classic car restoration shop Florida, we’ve made sure you can fill all your Tri 5 Chevy needs.





See a Chevy Being Built by Real Deal Steel…


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Palm Beach Customs provides Chevy lovers with:


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  • Steel Replacement Bodies (2 Door Sedan, Hardtop, and Convertible)
  • Car Parts
  • Custom Restoration Services


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1957 Chevy is all wrapped and placed on the truck for delivery…



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Ready for Shipment to a Happy Client!




262.	Tri 5 Chevrolet Steel Bodies, Parts, and Services in Palm Beach Customs Classic Car Restoration Shop Florida

One of the bodies all wrapped up and ready to ship out!



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One of Palm Beach Customs’ many Tri-5 Chevy Restorations – pictured is a 1957 Chevy Nomad Wagon



You have numerous body options to choose from in our store.


We have the 1955-57 Sedan body either Hardtop or Convertible and you can order just the skeleton or a complete car that comes with the doors, quarter panels, and deck lid.



4 Recessed Smoothie Steel Firewall Upgrade
Pictured is the 4″ Recessed Smoothie Steel Firewall Upgrade available on all the Tri-Five Chevy Steel Bodies



Other options are to upgrade your firewall, have the body sealed in an epoxy primer, along with the options to add custom paint or have Palm Beach Customs do a full build for you.



We also have the front end sheetmetal packages!




Our classic car restoration shop florida really started with the Tri 5 Chevys. Check out the new steel body replacements to build your own classic car below!



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Palm Beach Customs is happy to work with you to customize any steel body order – we actually have 3 stages available for you to choose from >> Read more here <<


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  • Stage 1: Steel Body As Is
  • Stage 2: Steel Body with Custom Paint by Palm Beach Customs
  • Stage 3: Turn Key, Full Build of Your Steel Body



CJ-7 Jeep Steel Bodies, Products, & Services in Palm Beach Customs’ CJ-7 Jeep Restoration Shop Florida

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What we have available at Palm Beach Customs CJ-7 Jeep Restoration Shop Florida is a selection of services.

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You can buy Omix-Ada steel bodies, replacement tubs (both un-stamped or stamped with the Jeep logo)

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  • CJ-7 Steel Bodies/Replacement Tubs
  • Body Parts (fenders, doors, etc.)
  • General Jeep Parts (seats, weather-stripping, mirrors, etc.)



CJ-7 Jeep Steel Body Products Page Here 

CJ-7 Jeep Parts Here



How to Build Your CJ-7 Jeep…

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CJ-7 Jeep Steel Body Replacement Options


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Jeep Steel Body Tub Replacement Ready for Paint in Our CJ-7 Jeep Restoration Shop Florida at Palm Beach Customs


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One of Our Finished CJ-7 Jeep Restoration Projects



Our CJ-7 Jeep restoration shop Florida sells the Omix-Ada un-stamped body tubs and kits along with the Jeep stamped, Mopar licensed tubs and kits.

You can also purchase CJ-7 Jeep parts from our Jeep store.




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For Sale is a 1984 Jeep CJ-7 Renegade (SOLD)

JohnCar Sales, Cool Cars, Gallery, Latest Projects, RestorationMarch 24, 20161 Comment

Up for Sale is a 1984 Jeep CJ-7 Renegade


We know this Jeep up for sale has sold, but we are continuously doing restorations just like this. If you are interested in ordering or restoring a Jeep like this for yourself get in touch to work with us. We would love to hear from you and help you create a Jeep – or any classic or muscle car – of your dreams!


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Contact Us to Get Started on Building Your Jeep 

Keep reading to learn more about this 1984 CJ-7 Renegade Jeep Restoration…



For Sale is a 1984 Jeep CJ-7 Renegade


This is a Nevada Titled Jeep in Very good shape before Restoration

Comes with Factory Hard Top Fresh Satin Black



Comes with Factory Doors Completely rebuilt with all New Rubbers and glass Channel


Vin # 1JCCF87E2ET062189


On the Bottom of this post, you will see Many pictures 



This Jeep has a Reman Factory 4.2 engine that was installed @ 97,038 miles


123,499 Before Restoration


Engine Has 26,500 since Rebuild



New clutch, flywheel and pressure plate was installed at the engine install time


With new Radiator New Hoses, water pump starter, Aluminum Valve cover, Webber Carb with fuel pump…


New Master Cylinder

Jeep Renegade Restoration


Here is a list of what we did for the Restoration in the last Month…

*4-New BF Goodrich 31 inch All Terrain Ko2


*With warranty and free lifetime spin and balance


*New Mb 16 Offroad Rims


*( Installed at Discount Tire)


*New rear axle seals


*New rear wheel cylinders, hardware kit


*New differential oil


*New rear NiCad Break lines on rear housing


*New Speedo cable


*New Skyjacker shocks front and Rear


*New Exhaust, Flange Studs and Hangers from manifold back


*New 5 year battery, cables


*New Fuel filter


*Plugs, Cap, Wires


*New Rotors, Pads


*Brake Fluid Flush


*New rear bumper


*New Reese Hitch


*New Jeep Frame cover between front bumper and Grille


*New park lights


*New blinker assemblies


*New stainless hood hold-downs


*New stainless hood hinges


*New front windshield


*New front windshield Rubber


*New windshield to cowl rubber


*New wiper blades


*New glove box


*New glove box stainless door


*New dash indicator bezel assemblies ( all )


*New control knobs


*New Pioneer cd/ blues tooth connect


*New Sony explode speakers with new boxes


*New Smitty Built Front seats


*New  Sprayon -Bedliner in the tub (professional)


*New front Floor Mats ( Quadra Tek)


*New tailgate weather-strip


Completely disassembled Hard doors and replaced all


Door Rubber, channel Run- inner and outer belt moldings and inner jamb seals


Both sides complete door rebuilds cleaned and greased


All bolts for hinges and cleaned trimmed black and never seize applied


Hard Top Painted with Satin Black


Jeep renegade Restoration and Build

Restored Jeep Renegade

Jeep Renegade Restored and Sold

Jeep Renegade

Jeep Renegade Restoration (SOLD)

Jeep Renegade Restored and Sold

Jeep Renegade

Jeep renegade restored

Jeep Renegade Restoration (SOLD)

Here is the eBay listing ==>>Here


Inside top was cleaned it was in very good shape


Inside engine compartment was cleaned it was also clean so we left them factory original


Complete body doors hood and gate was professional body worked and urethane Primed






Paint work Includes




*4 coats of Urethane original color Sebring Red Base


*4 coats of High solid Urethane Clear ultra fined and buffed


*we did take out the factory rivet waves in the quarters


*Behind aluminum quarter caps is sprayed and then we installed with new rivet’s


*Underside is sprayed with black dp 90 and urethane black satin



We call this a ¾ restoration 



This is your chance to get into special Jeep CJ-7


Where it will hold its future value and you won’t have to work on it daily


We have done everything that we could ( or we would do personally on our own jeeps )


You have made it this Far 🙂 Congrats



In short its a Great solid Jeep with Fresh Mechanics I described everything the Best I can


check my feedback and Bid your best If you find you want a different color


or miss this one ( there will be only one WINNER )  feel free to contact me we are currently


Building More so You can place your order 🙂



Listed Locally .. reserve the right to end the auction


Please Bidders with less than 5 feedbacks please contact me before Bidding


This is a No – Reserve auction so Highest bidder will win


Here is the eBay listing ==>>Here



Feel free to get your Shipping  quotes our zip code is 34470


(I will meet the carrier and get it loaded onto the truck), but all shipping is at the buyer’s expense and the buyer will arrange.


Feel free to ask any questions by message or phone


If you would like to see we are available for appointment



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I have been Restoring cars since 1980


You will not be disappointed


239-281-6754 10 am – 10pm eastern Time.



Thanks for reading “For Sale is a 1984 Jeep CJ-7 Renegade (SOLD)”


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If you want to work with us to create your own custom Jeep build, contact us and we’d be happy to see it though. 

It’s a Jeep thing and we understand…


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