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Username Post: 1969 Beaumont rebuild        (Topic#347488)
Sauceman 
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Loc: Napanee, Ontario
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10-03-17 04:14 PM - Post#2709683    

Hey troops,

Got going on this one, she needs a little lovin! Staying pretty much stock with a brake upgrade.



Interesting front brake line placement



Front clip removed, nothing too dramatic here,




The 307 going to get a rebuild,



Floors and braces pretty rotten,



Body being lifted!






Front right cowl/rocker area,



Frame needs a little work,



Rear frame is good,




Trunk floor cut out,




Already started patches on the rear 1/4s,





cheers


Good judgement comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgement.

Yugoslavia '94' , Israel/Syria '99 , Bosnia '02 , Afghanistan '08-'09



Edited by Sauceman on 11-27-17 05:13 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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rcr3 
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10-04-17 01:37 AM - Post#2709710    
    In response to Sauceman

Cool project! Keep the progress reports coming.

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my3rd64 
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10-04-17 05:50 AM - Post#2709722    
    In response to Sauceman

Great project!! Love those oddballs.....!



 
raycow 
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10-04-17 12:09 PM - Post#2709761    
    In response to my3rd64

  • my3rd64 Said:
Great project!! Love those oddballs.....!


You bring up a good point. How does a Beaumont differ from a "normal" Chevelle?

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
Sauceman 
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10-05-17 03:22 PM - Post#2709871    
    In response to raycow

  • raycow Said:
  • my3rd64 Said:
Great project!! Love those oddballs.....!


You bring up a good point. How does a Beaumont differ from a "normal" Chevelle?




The grills and headlight bezels are different, bumpers are the same. Tail lights are different. Sheet metal is the same. Dash is from a GTO, seats and door panels the same.

And it's a Pontiac with a Chevrolet engine.


cheers

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Yugoslavia '94' , Israel/Syria '99 , Bosnia '02 , Afghanistan '08-'09



 
raycow 
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10-05-17 04:23 PM - Post#2709874    
    In response to Sauceman

Thank you for clearing up my confusion. I didn't realize that a Beaumont was a "Pontiac" Chevelle.

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
Sauceman 
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10-06-17 02:14 PM - Post#2709954    
    In response to raycow

Yes a Canadian Pontiac, like the Parisienne and Canso, also the Mercury Monarch and Meteor and the Mercury trucks in the 50's ans 60's.



cheers

Good judgement comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgement.

Yugoslavia '94' , Israel/Syria '99 , Bosnia '02 , Afghanistan '08-'09



 
Sauceman 
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11-27-17 05:06 PM - Post#2715979    
    In response to Sauceman

More sheet metal work done on the 69.

New upper cowl installed,



New one piece trunk floor and drop downs. We also decided to replace the wheel wells.







New floor pan all finished,




New toe boards going in,





Along with the new toe boards we are installing new front body mount braces. As this is a convertible the part isn't available, but if you order parts for a GTO hardtop they are exactly what you need, go figure! The issue is that the convertible has two rubber mounts on each side while the hardtop has only one (same as a Chevelle). The Pontiac apparently has them both so there we go.



Left side all done,



Right side underway,



New 1/4 skins patiently waiting their turn,





Until next time!



cheers

Good judgement comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgement.

Yugoslavia '94' , Israel/Syria '99 , Bosnia '02 , Afghanistan '08-'09



Edited by Sauceman on 11-27-17 05:15 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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