John Force King of Funny Car

Cool CarsMarch 20, 20170 Comment

John Force King of Funny Car

Palm Beach Customs Made a few Videos that I thought our Readers would like to see

The Final Drag Race of the Day John Force Vs  Jonnie Lindberg NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway Fl.

John Force King of Funny Car

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John Force King of Funny Car
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John Force King of Funny Car, a sixteen-time world champion and the winningest driver in NHRA history, ran a 3.928 at 328.14 in his PEAK Chevy Camaro Funny Car for the 148th victory of his career, eighth at Gainesville and first of the season. He defeated rookie Jonnie Lindberg’s 3.971 at 314.83 in his Head Racing Toyota Camry.

“I made a lot of changes coming here. Don’t know if I’m smart or just lucky. I surround myself with great people. They’re the ones who make it happen, then the sponsors and then the cheer of the crowd. They made one mistake out here. They let me find the music. I found myself. A lot of things area about heart, and about luck. You always feel somebody up there likes ya. I believe hard work, dedication and what we went though, it’s been a draining day. I’m not accepting that I’m done. I’ve been real lucky.”

The victory marks the 2,500 Funny Car round-win for John Force Racing. Force raced past Del Worsham, Jack Beckman and Tommy Johnson Jr. on his way to the finals. Lindberg defeated Dave Richards in the first round and upset Robert Hight and Matt Hagan to get to the final.

John Force, Tony Schumacher, Shane Gray and Eddie Krawie were all winner Sunday in Gainesville. PHOTO BY NHRA

Final finish order (1-16) at the 48th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.  The race is the third of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

TOP FUEL:

1.  Tony Schumacher; 2.  Antron Brown; 3.  Doug Kalitta; 4.  Steve Torrence; 5.  Leah Pritchett; 6.  Clay Millican; 7.  Brittany Force; 8.  Troy Coughlin Jr.; 9.  Ike Maier; 10.  Chris Karamesines; 11.  Terry McMillen; 12.  Shawn Reed; 13.  Smax Smith; 14.  Pat Dakin; 15.  Scott Palmer; 16.  Larry Dixon.

FUNNY CAR:

1.  John Force; 2.  Jonnie Lindberg; 3.  Matt Hagan; 4.  Tommy Johnson Jr.; 5.  Robert Hight; 6.  Jack Beckman; 7.  Jim Campbell; 8.  Ron Capps; 9.  Tim Wilkerson; 10.  Alexis DeJoria; 11.  Bob Tasca III; 12.  Dave Richards; 13.  Courtney Force; 14.  J.R. Todd; 15.  Del Worsham; 16.  Cruz Pedregon.

PRO STOCK:

1.  Shane Gray; 2.  Greg Anderson; 3.  Jason Line; 4.  Chris McGaha; 5.  Bo Butner; 6.  Jeg Coughlin; 7.  Erica Enders; 8.  Tanner Gray; 9.  Vincent Nobile; 10.  Drew Skillman; 11.  Matt Hartford; 12.  Allen Johnson; 13.  Alan Prusiensky; 14.  Kenny Delco; 15.  John Gaydosh Jr.

PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE:

1.  Eddie Krawiec; 2.  Andrew Hines; 3.  Joey Gladstone; 4.  Steve Johnson; 5.  Jerry Savoie; 6.  LE Tonglet; 7.  Scotty Pollacheck; 8.  Matt Smith; 9.  Hector Arana; 10.  Cory Reed; 11.  Angie Smith; 12.  Melissa Surber; 13.  Mike Berry; 14.  Angelle Sampey; 15.  Karen Stoffer; 16.  Hector Arana Jr.

Finals 

Sunday’s final results from the 48th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. The race is the third of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

Top Fuel — Tony Schumacher, 3.703 seconds, 329.26 mph  def. Antron Brown, 3.764 seconds, 322.65 mph.

Funny Car — John Force, Chevy Camaro, 3.928, 328.14  def. Jonnie Lindberg, Toyota Camry, 3.971, 314.83.

Pro Stock — Shane Gray, Chevy Camaro, 6.535, 212.96  def. Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.560, 213.43.

Pro Stock Motorcycle — Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.763, 199.76  def. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.802, 197.10.

Pro Modified — Steven Whiteley, Cadillac CTS-V, 5.791, 253.52  def. Mike Castellana, Chevy Camaro, 10.192, 87.94.

Top Alcohol Dragster — Justin Ashley, 5.232, 275.96  def. Rich McPhillips, 5.258, 277.20.

Top Alcohol Funny Car — Annie Whiteley, Chevy Camaro, 5.412, 273.22  def. Dan Pomponio, Chevy Monte Carlo, Broke – No Show.

Competition Eliminator — David Rampy, Bantam Roadster, 8.099, 118.68  def. Wes Leopold, Dodge, Foul – Red Light.

Top Sportsman presented by RacingRVs.com — Jeffrey Barker, Chevy Cobalt, 6.554, 211.59  def. Casey Spradlin, Chevy, 6.789, 206.86.

Factory Stock Showdown — David Barton, Chevy Camaro, 8.131, 168.47  def. Chuck Watson, Ford Mustang, 8.227, 167.76.

Super Stock — Fred Allen, Chevy S-10, 9.295, 112.21  def. Michael Volkman, Plymouth Sebring, Foul – Red Light.

Stock Eliminator — Terry Nagel, Chevy Camaro, 11.067, 113.72  def. Richard Mace, Pontiac, 11.989, 110.40.

Super Comp — Jacob Elrod, Dragster, 8.917, 179.42  def. Troy Williams Jr., Dragster, 8.931, 174.23.

Super Gas — Sherman Adcock, Pontiac Trans Am, 9.908, 155.24  def. David Tatum, Chevy, 9.900, 166.42.

 

Round-by-Round Results 

Final round-by-round results from the 48th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway, the third of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

TOP FUEL:

ROUND ONE — Clay Millican, 3.741, 315.42 def. Terry McMillen, 5.345, 135.21; Leah Pritchett, 3.716, 323.12 def. Scott Palmer, Broke; Brittany Force, 3.716, 328.54 def. Larry Dixon, Broke; Tony Schumacher, 3.724, 321.27 def. Smax Smith, Foul – Red Light; Doug Kalitta, 3.706, 328.70 def. Ike Maier, 3.929, 289.69; Antron Brown, 3.711, 327.98 def. Chris Karamesines, 4.157, 231.00; Steve Torrence, 3.740, 325.22 def. Shawn Reed, 5.467, 120.80; Troy Coughlin Jr., 3.724, 322.42 def. Pat Dakin, Foul – Red Light;

QUARTERFINALS — Schumacher, 3.751, 326.24 def. Millican, 3.776, 322.42; Torrence, 3.759, 325.77 def. Force, 6.507, 90.02; Brown, 3.787, 321.42 def. Coughlin Jr., Foul – Outer Boundary; Kalitta, 3.754, 325.14 def. Pritchett, 3.738, 323.97;

SEMIFINALS — Brown, 3.719, 326.24 def. Kalitta, 3.738, 327.03; Schumacher, 3.715, 326.40 def. Torrence, 4.069, 266.64;

FINAL — Schumacher, 3.703, 329.26 def. Brown, 3.764, 322.65.

FUNNY CAR:

ROUND ONE — Tommy Johnson Jr., Dodge Charger, 3.863, 328.46 def. Cruz Pedregon, Toyota Camry, 12.342, 71.13; Robert Hight, Chevy Camaro, 3.828, 334.82 def. Bob Tasca III, Ford Mustang, 3.967, 321.04; John Force, Camaro, 3.881, 331.45 def. Del Worsham, Camry, 10.453, 77.20; Matt Hagan, Charger, 3.898, 331.94 def. Dave Richards, Mustang, 4.054, 287.05; Jim Campbell, Charger, 4.370, 209.26 def. Courtney Force, Camaro, 6.531, 104.87; Ron Capps, Charger, 3.895, 330.96 def. Alexis DeJoria, Camry, 3.925, 328.46; Jonnie Lindberg, Camry, 4.735, 187.05 def. J.R. Todd, Camry, 10.000, 74.70; Jack Beckman, Charger, 3.899, 329.83 def. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 3.906, 327.66;

QUARTERFINALS — Johnson Jr., 6.019, 177.37 def. Campbell, 8.841, 109.74; Lindberg, 3.980, 322.19 def. Hight, 7.776, 89.83; J. Force, 3.916, 328.14 def. Beckman, 8.835, 82.48; Hagan,  def. Capps, Foul – Centerline;

SEMIFINALS — Lindberg, 3.948, 324.98 def. Hagan, 4.300, 244.69; J. Force, 3.955, 324.05 def. Johnson Jr., 5.544, 134.32;

FINAL — J. Force, 3.928, 328.14 def. Lindberg, 3.971, 314.83.

PRO STOCK:

ROUND ONE — Tanner Gray, Chevy Camaro, 6.558, 213.06 def. Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.539, 212.93; Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.529, 212.46 def. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.523, 212.79; Shane Gray, Camaro, 6.526, 211.73 def. Allen Johnson, Dodge Dart, 6.557, 211.93; Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.502, 213.91 def. Matt Hartford, Camaro, 6.551, 211.96; Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6.521, 213.33 def. Kenny Delco, Camaro, 6.584, 208.84; Jason Line, Camaro, 6.481, 213.84 was unopposed; Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.495, 214.18 def. John Gaydosh Jr, Chevrolet Camaro, Foul – Red Light; Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.493, 213.87 def. Alan Prusiensky, Dart, 6.566, 211.13;

QUARTERFINALS — Anderson, 6.565, 212.90 def. Coughlin, 11.527, 77.14; McGaha, 6.540, 212.73 def. Butner, 6.578, 213.54; S. Gray, 6.518, 213.13 def. Enders, 12.220, 71.88; Line, 6.513, 213.64 def. T. Gray, Broke;

SEMIFINALS — S. Gray, 7.116, 207.18 def. McGaha, 17.189, 46.84; Anderson, 6.543, 212.90 def. Line, 6.542, 213.37;

FINAL — S. Gray, 6.535, 212.96 def. Anderson, 6.560, 213.43.

PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE:

ROUND ONE — Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.790, 197.22 def. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, Broke; Scotty Pollacheck, Suzuki, 6.876, 194.41 def. Hector Arana, Buell, Foul – Red Light; LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.805, 197.19 def. Cory Reed, 6.952, 190.16; Matt Smith, 6.826, 195.99 def. Hector Arana Jr, Buell, Broke; Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.764, 198.52 def. Angelle Sampey, 10.641, 69.49; Joey Gladstone, Suzuki, 6.881, 195.65 def. Melissa Surber, Buell, 6.965, 186.30; Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.888, 194.32 def. Mike Berry, Buell, 6.977, 191.78; Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 6.876, 195.31 def. Angie Smith, Buell, 6.956, 192.08;

QUARTERFINALS — Johnson, 6.863, 195.08 def. Savoie, 6.803, 197.39; Gladstone, 6.839, 195.96 def. Tonglet, 6.839, 196.04; Krawiec, 6.793, 197.65 def. M. Smith, 6.901, 192.63; Hines, 6.827, 196.27 def. Pollacheck, 6.870, 194.41;

SEMIFINALS — Hines, 6.793, 197.36 def. Johnson, 9.767, 77.55; Krawiec, 6.766, 198.70 def. Gladstone, 6.886, 195.85;

FINAL — Krawiec, 6.763, 199.76 def. Hines, 6.802, 197.10.

 

Points Standings

Point standings (top 10) following the 48th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway, the third of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series –

Top Fuel

1.  Leah Pritchett, 300; 2.  Tony Schumacher, 279; 3.  Antron Brown, 243; 4.  Doug Kalitta, 220; 5.  Brittany Force, 202; 6.  Steve Torrence, 185; 7.  Troy Coughlin Jr., 143; 8.  Shawn Reed, 136; 9.  Clay Millican, 133; 10.  Scott Palmer, 116.

Funny Car

1.  Matt Hagan, 308; 2.  John Force, 238; 3.  Ron Capps, 235; 4.  Tommy Johnson Jr., 209; 5.  Courtney Force, 177; 6.  Robert Hight, 150; 7.  Jim Campbell, 148; 8.  Jack Beckman, 144; 9.  J.R. Todd, 138; 10.  Tim Wilkerson, 117.

Pro Stock
1.  Greg Anderson, 319; 2.  Jason Line, 281; 3.  Shane Gray, 226; 4.  Bo Butner, 198; 5.  Jeg Coughlin, 187; 6.  Tanner Gray, 181; 7.  Erica Enders, 167; 8.  Drew Skillman, 157; 9.  Vincent Nobile, 149; 10.  Chris McGaha, 139.

Pro Stock Motorcycle
1.  Eddie Krawiec, 120; 2.  Andrew Hines, 97; 3.  Joey Gladstone, 81; 4.  Steve Johnson, 74; 5.  Jerry Savoie, 63; 6.  LE Tonglet, 58; 7.  (tie) Scotty Pollacheck, 52; Matt Smith, 52; 9.  Hector Arana, 36; 10.  Hector Arana Jr, 35.

 

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

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

Up for Sale is a 1984 Jeep CJ-7 Renegade

SOLD

We know this Jeep up for sale has sold, but we are continously 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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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

 

 


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 warrantee and free lifetime spin and balance

 

*New Mb 16 Off road Rims

 

*( Installed at Discount Tire)

 

*New rear axel seals

 

*New rear wheel cylinders, hard ware 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

 

*Break 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 tail gate 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

 


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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

 

Hand Blocked

 

 

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Paint work Includes

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*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 wont 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 feed back 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 feed backs 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 buyers 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

 

 

 

 

I have been Restoring cars since 1980

 

You will not be disappointed

 

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

 

 

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

 

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..

 

1955 Chevrolet Hot Rod Build

Auto Body Tips, Classic Car Restoration, Latest Projects, Metal Work, New Car Builds, RestorationDecember 12, 20150 Comment

 

The 1955 Chevrolet Hot Rod Build Part # 1

Starts out with a good solid 4door with zero  rust ,this happens to be a low milage car

from Bakersfield California we chose for the donor car .

 

 

                   Once in a while a good candidate will show up they are getting few and far in-between 

 

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This gives you a clear picture

How one can convert a 1955 4 door car into a 2 door

My choice is to buy 2 new full 2-door quarter panels and 2 New full doors for a 2 door and go with all new sheetmetal it adds about 2000$ to the project cost but gives for a much better job .

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It doesn’t get any better than this !  Art Morison takes us out of the 50s and directly into the new age with his custom built chassis.

set up to grip the road and set the power of 550hp to the street .

 

TRI FIVE FRAME

Here is a good look at the custom 4 link suspension . Chevrolet built a very hefty frame from the factory but originally set up with a lumbering leaf spring with any kind of real horsepower ..Parts were breaking rear end housings were twisting .. and fun was over real fast !

Art Morrison 4 link 

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This gives you a clear picture of where we are going with this build we borrowed this shot from our fellow friends from hot Rod until we dig into to The 1955 Chevrolet Hot Rod Build

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Project 1967 Cadillac Eldorado

Cool 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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Ron Noka’s ” Nite Hawk ” Chevy Truck Restoration – Bedliner – Graphics

Bedliner, Lettering, RestorationNovember 30, 20130 Comment

Ron Noka’s ” Nite Hawk ”  Chevy Truck Restoration – Bedliner – Graphics


 


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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.

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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 🙂

spray on bedliner

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.

Famous Palm beach customs spray on liner

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
2 new quarters and bed floor

2 new quarters and bed floor Hanging the doors  after the rockers were welded

Jay and Harry Hanging the doors
Jay and Harry Hanging the doors

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.

new quarter pannels

This is a clear shot of how clean Over the rail Looks for a Spray-on Bedliner.

Sprayon bedliner over rail
Sprayon bedliner over rail

The LAST picture has Nite Hawk in the tailgate and Ron's Spear very cool - Proud Narragansett Indian.

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