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April 2009 Feature Car


Ahh, Spring is in the air. The best part of Spring is not seeing the flowers starting to grow and the birds return from their winter trip south. Oh no. It's seeing great old Canadian iron on the road again. And the epitome of great Canadian iron is Marty Chapman's awesome '66 Beaumont SD. With a healthy 327 backed by a 4 speed trans, you can surely bet the song from this Beaumont's tailpipes is far sweeter than any Spring song bird could produce! Here's a little more about this SD in Marty's own words:

"I purchased this beaumont in July of 2003 from Quesnel BC. I made the deal over the phone being told it was a 66 chevelle SS. I live approx 8hrs from where the car was and figured for the asking price it would be well worth it. I was told the car had recently ran and that the rust wasn't that bad. I arrived in Quesnel with trailer in tow and went to get my new project. As soon as I saw it I knew that it wasnt a Chevelle, but a 66 Beaumont 2dr hdtp SD with a 4speed. I had looked the car over and realized that this was going to be a ton of work but with what it was I went ahead with it.

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I got it home and started collecting the parts that were needed to get the car completed to stock. I tried to turn the motor and unfortunatly is was siezed solid. I was getting ready to purchase a crate motor from my local Chevy dealer but got conformation that it was the #'s motor for the car so off to the machine shop that went.
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The next 3 years was nothing but collecting parts and in the summer of  2006 the Beaumont resto was started. First got the body off the frame to evaluate what I have. Well to make it short for you both 1/4's, both inner tubs, full trunk pan, both doors, both floor pans, and the left fender were replaced with new metal. The motor was fully rebuilt.

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A full interior kit (chevelle) was installed and the car has been painted Dark Torador Red (01 GM color)

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The car was originally Aztec Bronze with white interior. It does have the F41 suspension package and a few other options. Unfortunately, I can't find the build sheet. The car was completed in April of 08 and has definately been a chore. Approx 99% of the build was done right at home in the shop except the motor build and the final paint I have to pass along a huge help to a friend that if it wasnt for him this Beaumont wouldn't have gotten near the resto that it finaly did."

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Sharp car !

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Very nice ride and good choice for the April feature car!
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Very nice

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Very nicely done!!!Nice Ride from another B.C. SDclap.gif

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SWEET RIDE

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Nice work Marty. 
Nice to see one with all the correct trim and stock under the hood
gotta love the doggies too!

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nice choice, love the color with the with the white seats, nice lookin car.

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VERY NICE  !!   handshake.gif

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VERY NICE!!! LOVE THE DOG DISH CAPS.

-- Edited by invader wagon on Tuesday 31st of March 2009 10:02:05 PM

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Another interesting Beaumont on CP! Love it! Love the colour combo, the powertrain combo, as mentioned, the stock trim and the uniqueness of another Canadian only car.

Nice work on it.

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Nice job. Great color choice, I love the contrast with the white interior. I'm sure there was a little dissappointment with the condition you found it in but I bet that's just a distant memory now. You've got a car to be proud of.

-- Edited by jmont64 on Tuesday 31st of March 2009 10:14:08 PM

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Nice Car, Nice Pics Marty. You can see that you have put a lot of hard work, time and energy into getting the car into the shape that she is in now. Congrats on being the April Feature Car.
Mike

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Having seen this in person. It is a beautiful car. Way to go Marty

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Nice machine! The 'ol dog dishes are killer!

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You did a great job !!!  It looks fantastic !!  Love the dog dish caps.

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The car is nice and to have the #'s motor was a bonus!! It's funny because when you look for a car it seems to find you instead. Nice to have a friend to get you motivated. Take care , Paul

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You've got an awesome car. Great colour combo and dog dishes!

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Great One this month for Sure!!!! NICE JOB!!!!

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Beautiful car. You did a great job. The only improvement I would make is a nice set of cragar mags or some nice deep chrome wheels.
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Sweet ride!!!
Love the deep steelies w/ beauty rings and dog dish cap look!

So no build sheet but did you get the documents from GM Vintage?.
And by the tag, originally a factory Bucket/Glide car?.

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Beautiful!

Where did you ever find a new rear bumper (first phots looks like when you trailered it home there was a nasty dent or two)?

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Niceeeeeeee! Cool ride, way to go

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BEAUTY,EH !biggrin

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Wow guys I cant say enough for all the positive comments I appreciate them all I will probably take a bit of time to answear all the questions

About the bumper I was fortunate to find a parts car that was in prince george and made the run for it I managed to get a large majority of the parts off it

And also about the powerglide I was aware that it was a 2spd but thought it would be alot more fun with the 4 gear so I decided to leave it as everything was there that was needed

-- Edited by da66 on Wednesday 1st of April 2009 03:50:42 PM

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