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RE: Another 70 B-body in the stable, this time a Parisienne 2 dr hardtop


Here's a good one.  When I had looked at the car, the Protect-O-Plate was in it, but when I bought the car it was nowhere to be found.  The owner had died, and I purchased the car from his widow.  She said she'd keep an eye out for it, but really didn't know where it could be.

I got an e-mail from her this week, she'd located it.  Sounds like it was in the garage, but under a box.  The box was moved recently, and there it was.  That's pretty good, for someone a year and a half later to find something and let the buyer know.  I stopped by her place last night and picked it up, it's in excellent shape.

As I'd seen it previously, I knew the car had come from McKay Pontiac in Calgary, and I'd even written down the purchase date.  Now I've got the document.

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Stuff like that is priceless.

As you said, that's sure thoughtful of the seller to do that.

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Whitewalls rule!! Curious if it is the 300 HP version?? Beautiful car.

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For those following my adventures, you've seen I purchased a 69 2+2 from Johnny Ringo for the chassis to go under this 70.  Another thread shows that purchase, the dismantling of the body and chassis, and getting the dirt & clay out of the frame rails.

Well, I've had a productive couple months.    After debating whether to sandblast the chassis, that was done on Easter Monday, followed by some pretty healthy coats of Krylon primer and satin black paint.   A lot of parts were done over the winter, so now basically it's assembly time.  

This past weekend we put the front springs in, and assembled the front steering and suspension with all new components.   Tonight I popped on the rotors and calipers, mainly for photo purposes.   The differential is all painted, but likely won't get a chance to put it in for a few weeks.

Many thanks to the members who have provided their advice and guidance.  While the car had disc brakes, one rotor was shot so I've gone the route of Corvette rotors on drum brake hubs. 

 



-- Edited by seventy2plus2 on Wednesday 4th of June 2014 11:40:39 PM Differential.jpgPassenger Suspension and Brake.jpgChassis Front Right.jpgChassis Front Left.jpg

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It's looking beautiful Clint.

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

It's looking beautiful Clint.


 Thanks Carl.  Not sure if you can see it but it's got the z-bar bracket welded on already. 



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Nice work Clint....looks like brand new out of the factory.....no,.....even better.



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LOOKING GOOD! GM SHOULD HAVE OFFERED A 4SPD IN THE '70 FULLSIZE LINES.



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Did they offer any manual trans?


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65Camino wrote:

Did they offer any manual trans?


 You could get a column shift 3 speed manual.   The 4 speeds and floor shifts were gone by 70.



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Looks fantastic. I'm glad you went with the drum hub and vette rotor. It's an easy way to go.

Will you use a F40 bar on the back?



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cdnpont wrote:

Will you use a F40 bar on the back?


Yes, I've already drilled the holes in the lower control arms, and you can see the rear bar hanging in on the wall in one of the photo's.  I've got the spacers made, they're at home.    I used the larger front sway bar as well, it came out of a 70 Laurentian years ago. 



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Great looking car Clint.... Congrats.... Can't wait for your future updates...... I too love the white walls....

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I got the differential in the chassis today, and it's now a roller complete with rear sway bar.   Will install the lines etc soon, and then make preparations to move the body onto the new chassis.

Rolling Chassis Front Left.jpg

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-- Edited by seventy2plus2 on Tuesday 8th of July 2014 11:34:08 PM

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Since the photo's of the chassis were taken, some minor repairs were done, and the brake and fuel lines run.   It's now moved into another spot so I can take the Parisienne body off the rusty chassis.  

I started the work a few days ago, by removing the front valance and front bumper, the rear valance and rear bumper.    Tonight I pulled off the rocker panel moldings, and I wished I still had the really nice ones I sold to a fellow on Vancouver Island a few years ago.   The intention is to pull off the front clip as an assembly, remove the doors and front seat, drop the fuel tank and remove the trunk lid.   Then just lift the body off the chassis a bit.   The whole setup is jacked up quite high now, and once I split the body and chassis, the body will go up a bit, and the chassis will drop and roll it out.  - That's the theory anyway.



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I like theory's .....that's how I roll too!

 

nice work by thee way!



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with photo's.

 



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Coming along very nicely Clint....If you need a hand just give me a shout, you know where I live. smile



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wow wow !!!

 

looking great !!!!!!!!!!!biggrin



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Front clip off, doors off.  The body's ready to come off the frame:

 



-- Edited by seventy2plus2 on Sunday 24th of August 2014 07:16:22 PM

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Keep it up there Clint. Good to see the progress.

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Up, Up and Away - Just needs to go up a few more inches then roll the chassis out.  You can see the bad section of frame along the passenger side behind the front tire.

 



-- Edited by seventy2plus2 on Wednesday 27th of August 2014 11:41:04 PM

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Cool I need a bigger garage... Ls or ls6 would be sweet.Dave

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I meant to take photo's of us rolling the chassis out, then with the body hanging is mid-air, then rolling the new chassis in, but forgot to.   Here's the body sitting on the new chassis:

 



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Looks like you're putting something really nice together. Looks great! Clean, very impressive.

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