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Username Post: My Belair.        (Topic#346542)
64ausbelair 
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08-12-17 04:08 PM - Post#2703903    

So thanks to photobucket most of my old pictures are gone. So I thought I'd repost a few from early days to now. I've had the car off the road now for about ten years. What started out as a front screen rubber replacement turned into a complete restoration. I've done as much of the work as possible myself. Paint, mechanical interior fitment, engine and transmission rebuild ect etc ect. I love doing as much as possible myself. It gives you an intimate knowledge of the car and how things work. I don't think there has a been a single nut bolt screw or rubber I havnt touched through this.
I think I can only post theee pictures per reply so it may get long winded.
Thanks for having a look. Jas.

The car years ago before dismantle.


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64ausbelair 
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08-12-17 04:12 PM - Post#2703904    
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Some of the early pictures of paint and panel work.



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64ausbelair 
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08-12-17 04:15 PM - Post#2703905    
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64ausbelair 
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08-12-17 04:20 PM - Post#2703906    
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Steering wheel and dash pad repaired and painted. Did a two tone on the steering wheel with a chrome pin stripe. Kind of like the impala wheels but the poor mans verison

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64ausbelair 
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08-12-17 04:31 PM - Post#2703908    
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Skip forward a few years and the trims rubbers glass and interior goes in.

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64ausbelair 
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08-12-17 04:34 PM - Post#2703911    
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64ausbelair 
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08-12-17 04:40 PM - Post#2703915    
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At one point early in the project I couldn't find a couple of the fender spear trims. So decided I'd make my own. I made a press that cam successfully press out door and fender trims pretty darn close to original. A couple of pics of an original with one of my pressed out ones beside. Bare in mind they aren't polished or anodised in the pictures.

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Andy4639 
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08-12-17 04:41 PM - Post#2703916    
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Very nice sir! One fine example of old GM metal work!


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64ausbelair 
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08-12-17 04:45 PM - Post#2703917    
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All the suspension steering etc. was rebuilt or still being completed. I rebuilt the engine and transmission over time while everything else was going on.


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DonSSDD 
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08-12-17 05:31 PM - Post#2703923    
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Other than it needs a clutch, its awesome.

63 Pontiac Parisienne Sport Coupe(CDN Chev mechanically (409, 4 speed),62 Bel Air SC (sold), 59 El Camino (sold), 62 Bel Air SC(sold), 63 SWC Vette (sold),
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08-12-17 05:33 PM - Post#2703924    
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WOW..Thanks for the pictures...Nice to have this in the rear view mirror i'll bet. Love the color combo....Keep us posted, look forward to the next ones. Michael J.



 
64ausbelair 
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08-12-17 08:06 PM - Post#2703950    
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  • DonSSDD Said:
Other than it needs a clutch, its awesome.



Haha. Yes I do like manuals. Stick shifts in yank talk. But I also love sitting back with my foot up on the centre hump and just cruising along.
Next project may get the stick for some fun.



 
junky 
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08-13-17 09:23 AM - Post#2703984    
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You have done a remarkable job on your restoration. Looking forward to more pictures in the future. Makes me want to put a Pontiac dash into my 1962, since the Pontiac dash has a lot more "bling" than the stock Chevrolet dash.

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Tri5man 
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08-13-17 10:10 AM - Post#2703986    
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64ausbelair, great job on the BelAir side trim. These cars have had their side trim beat up in parking lots for over sixty years and nobody manufactures replacements. Tool up and make some money.

Gary



 
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08-13-17 01:35 PM - Post#2704000    
    In response to 64ausbelair

That is looking real nice.

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dogdish 
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08-13-17 03:51 PM - Post#2704006    
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  • 64ausbelair Said:
  • DonSSDD Said:
Other than it needs a clutch, its awesome.



Haha. Yes I do like manuals. Stick shifts in yank talk. But I also love sitting back with my foot up on the centre hump and just cruising along.
Next project may get the stick for some fun.



Had to think about that foot on the hump for a minute ! Love seeing the Pontiac dash in those Wrong hand drive Chevs.

Bob G.
1964 Belair barn find
409/4speed NOM
8700 orig. miles
never restored


 
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