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RE: November 2008 Feature Car


I enjoyed your write up on your car. I think you you should stay with the hubcap look. Those give a great look to your car and makes you stand out in a group of Pontiac's. Very nice car and hopefully you'll have some before and after time slips to share after you complete all the changes.

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Please, please, please Hillar, do not change those wheels. That was the way it was mean't to be and absolutely anybody can own a set of rally wheels. The car is what we called back in the 60's a Sleeper and it is what it is. I realize the gentleman that ordered it wasn't thinking of a sleeper however inadvertantly that is what he asked for and personally it is likely the last year you could obtain such a dinasour. By this I mean that even though it was only two years earlier we were, in 1968, used to seeing sleepers on the street however by 1970 you could get a ss, rs, sd, or whatever and these sleepers were now unheard of. I can remember back in the late 60's sitting in the A&W in Brantford or the Millionere in Hamilton and guys comming up to my car and checking out the 427 signs and not believing what they saw. Your car will get that same attention now at any cruise night or show you attend and due to those wheels will be recognized as the last of the great sleepers. Thanks, Doug.


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+1 to that Hillar. The poverty caps absolutely "make" your car. I wouldn't change them.

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Hey Doug, if you ever decide to sell your car....
(If it worked for Hillar, it might work for me! wink)


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Please, please, please Hillar, do not change those wheels. That was the way it was mean't to be and absolutely anybody can own a set of rally wheels. The car is what we called back in the 60's a Sleeper and it is what it is. I realize the gentleman that ordered it wasn't thinking of a sleeper however inadvertantly that is what he asked for and personally it is likely the last year you could obtain such a dinasour. By this I mean that even though it was only two years earlier we were, in 1968, used to seeing sleepers on the street however by 1970 you could get a ss, rs, sd, or whatever and these sleepers were now unheard of. I can remember back in the late 60's sitting in the A&W in Brantford or the Millionere in Hamilton and guys comming up to my car and checking out the 427 signs and not believing what they saw. Your car will get that same attention now at any cruise night or show you attend and due to those wheels will be recognized as the last of the great sleepers. Thanks, Doug.




 



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I do remember the Pontiacs new in 1970 but had never seen one with a 454. There were a few 1970 2+2s around but all had 350s that I saw. Hillar, I think your car is outstanding! I think the poverty caps look great on the car. I think that the folks at this site "get it" when they see the low options. Speaking of which...

Dad bought a Biscayne new back in January 1970 and it was truly stripped, right down to the radio blockoff, blackwalls and 3-in-the-tree. I recall one day in 1973 we were driving along in Hamilton in our 70 when we were approaching another 1970 going slowly. As we got closer I saw that it was a Bel Air coupe (the 2-door Bel Airs were Canada-only from 1970 through 1981). I began to see unusual things on the car, like a rear stabilizer bar, dual exhausts, redline tires on Rally Wheels (redline tires were an option that was disappearing in 1970). As we passed the car I saw 454 numerals on the front fender! To this day I have never seen it or another one like it. It did inspire me to scan the picture of the Bel Air 4-door in the brochure and turn it into an exact likeness of the car I saw (see attachment). It was not easy to do but I really wanted to recreate it.




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Please, please, please Hillar, do not change those wheels. .... I can remember back in the late 60's sitting in the A&W in Brantford or the Millionere in Hamilton ... Doug.



I remember the Millionaire! It was back at the corner of Mohawk and Upper James. For a sign they had the huge "Millionaire" guy  with his handlbar moustache holding a big overflowing mug of rootbeer (presumeably), with the neon detail including the head flowing from the mug. All the cars pulled up and a carhop came out to take your order. I remember a lot of jacked up cars with big rear tires on the site. It was 1974 when they tore they place down if I recall correctly.


I remember being up north near Timmins in 1974 and I saw a 1970 Laurentian 4-door with a six cylinder at a boat launch, pulling a wooden boat of about 16' powered by a 1960 Johnson 75-horse V4. We were there in our six cylinder '70 with a 14' boat on the roof and a tent trailer out back. The six got us there and back, but in the era of cheap gas a nice high-compression V8 would have been nice.



-- Edited by CdnGMfan at 20:10, 2008-11-09

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Aw right, aw right, you guys have worn me down, the dog dishes stay!  I may throw the rallys on for a trip to track though...wink

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CdnGMfan wrote:

 As we got closer I saw that it was a Bel Air coupe (the 2-door Bel Airs were Canada-only from 1970 through 1981). I began to see unusual things on the car, like a rear stabilizer bar, dual exhausts, redline tires on Rally Wheels (redline tires were an option that was disappearing in 1970). As we passed the car I saw 454 numerals on the front fender! To this day I have never seen it or another one like it. It did inspire me to scan the picture of the Bel Air 4-door in the brochure and turn it into an exact likeness of the car I saw (see attachment). It was not easy to do but I really wanted to recreate it.




or you could make your own real car, like 69 belair did. wink



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good looking car, I remember back then that green was not such a cool color, now it certainly is!

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That thing is sweet. Great color & it also looks great with the poverty caps.

Of course I am partial to them myself.

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