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September 2009 Feature Car


I thought I'd do something different this time and feature two cars. Eric Deklerck (a.k.a Slinky) owns the sweet red 69 Beaumont which he restored as a tribute to the 69 SD396 he bought new that met it's demise only two years new on the 401 as a result of a fire.

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His tribute is the result of three years hard labor where he replaced the rear 1/4's, installed new GM front fenders, a one piece floor pan and a new BB hood.

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Power comes from a healthy 396 backed by a gas saving 700R4 transmission.

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The interior was in excellent shape and was left alone.

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Eric is not afraid to drive the Beaumont and has put 12000 miles on the car since it was restored. If I remember correctly Eric mentioned a cross country trip is in the works.

Eric actually purchased the 68 Beaumont feature car to rob it of it's BB hood. Instead he sold the car to his friend Frank Verberne who did an extensive restoration to bring the car up to it's current condition. This one also got new rear 1/4 panels (including inner fenders), new front fenders, bumpers, as well as a new interior. This one has a healthy 350 under the hood backed by a 200R4 transmission.
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With Beaumonts getting harder and harder to find, these two great examples prove that with some hard work and patience a diamond in the rough can be given new life and provide years of enjoyment.



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A Poncho Legend!

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Good choice!!!   Nice man!   Two cars !!     (not fairwink)   handshake.gifworship.gif

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nice beaumonts guys!! aww

what kind of wheels are those frank?



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A beautiful pair.

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Not one but 2 great rides!

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Very cool. Makes me jealous when I see guys with completed cars these days.

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Nice set thumbsup.gif

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Good to see another Beaumont feature. Really glad to hear he drives the heck out of that big block. A tribute car is the best driver.

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Great looking pair of Beaumonts, only hope my 69 turns out as nice as yours.

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Great rides guys!

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Nice work, glad ta see a pair of examples of "Canadian Art" back on the highways. Keep up the great work pontiac fanatics!

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GUY'S A nice display of sheet metal art

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nice cars hes got 2 of them i have enough trouble just with one nice job

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Nice Rides Guys! I still owe you a cup O' joe Eric whenever your in the neighbourhood!

Garry.

And drive the red beast....

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