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RE: May 2010 Feature Car


Definatly looks sharp. Lucky to find it complete. Looks real simular to my ride. Whats the name on the color do you recall? Great choice for this month

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That is one sweet ride!!!!! Congratulations on having the feature of the month......

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da66 wrote:

Definatly looks sharp. Lucky to find it complete. Looks real simular to my ride. Whats the name on the color do you recall? Great choice for this month



The car had been repainted before I got it.  It was originally Aztec Bronze (still is inside the trunk).  The colour is close, not an exact match but comparing the paint in the trunk, it's actually fairly close, a little darker and more reddish.  Near as I can tell by comparing with other cars, the colour is from Chrysler.  Not knowing the exact colour has prevented me from getting the small dings repaired - afraid of not getting a good match on a red car... 

I have the original Owner's Manual & warranty booklet.  The car was originally purchased by a lady in Lloydminster, SK.   I tried once to track her down and found a person with the same last name and first initial in a small town near Lloydminster but never made the call.  The story has it that her son moved to Saskatoon, and he took the car with him and did the paint.   I've had it for going on 10 years now and the guy I got it from (not the son) had owned it for a few years too (seem to recall he said the paint was 7 years old then).  Whoever did the paint work did a very nice job.  I can't see any signs of repairs though I can't say for certain there weren't any.
 

68sd highlighted 5 cars in the registry that are very similar - same year, colours, all SD's.  It was apparently a popular combination.  I see yours is/was a 327 though.  Yours looks a little darker in the photo, but I've got a few photos of mine on an overcast day and in that light, the colour looks almost the same as yours.  It'd be great to see them side by side!

 



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Your car is a beauty.

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Beautiful car for the feature! 66 & 67 have always been my favourites. The story is great as well. Glad to see your kids involved in the car thing. I think the white interior is amazing!

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Most automotive stores selling paint will have a portable scanner, clean an area, position it and scan and it will tell them the paint code mix. Get a small amount for touch ups.

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Beauty! Hope you continue to enjoy it!

Dave

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Beauty! Hope you continue to enjoy it!

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Dave, Dave, Dave. Another post without "eh" in it? Do I have to come there and give you some "Canadian speak" lessons???

Oh, and Wes, when I logged in last night and our son saw the feature car he raced over the computer and admired it! He's a big Beaumont fan, especially the 66 and 67 cars.

 



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Glad to hear it! It's great when you see an interest in our old cars by the next generation. I look at new cars and just scratch my head as to how anybody could ever begin to do a rebuild on one of them 40 years from now. Too many electronic bits, massive rubber door/window seals, miles of plastic dash and console and one-off headlights and tail lights that can be >$1000 even today. I saw a nice little Suzuki SUV the other day. It's parked because the computer died which is apparently a common problem so it's almost impossibel to get one from a scrap yard. I'm told they sell aftermarket ones - starting at about $1200...

You'll have to get him a Beaumont of his own!

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I've been told they can scan the paint & get a match, but I have also been told (by a long-time bodyman) that red is probably the worst colour to get an accurate match and he wouldn't guarantee it. I have about 4 'dings' on the passenger front fender. They're about the size of a parking lot ding, but the paint is not broken. The worst one is right on a crease in the fender, so it'll take a little banging/sanding to get it out. I'd like to get them fixed, but would require painting all or a big part of the fender. Anything less than a perfect match on the paint would look worse than the dings... I'm afraid I'd be into a total repaint to repair the repair...

I tried one of those paintless dent removal places. He walked out, tried to flex the steel with his thumb and said he couldn't help me...

Have you tried to match a red colour with the scanner? Are they that reliable?

I have a bottle of touch up paint that is 'close enough' for tiny rock chips.

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If your worried about single master cylinder you can get a dual master for '67 chevelle (one year only) drums front and rear. You would also need to change out the splitter block at the frame.

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I know I'm somewhat biased, but I do feel that these have one of the cleanest, best proportioned rear ends ever.  (If only they could have used metal for the reverse lights...)

 



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Had to do a minor repair on my Acadian, big stone off the passenger quarter from a Northbound truck, scanned the paint got a quart mixed (smallest amount they would do) my restorer repaired and painted, near perfect match. Tuxedo Black matched but Red may be a different ballgame !

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Thanks Arcadian - I might try getting a quart mixed and see if they can try it in a spot where it can be buffed off if it doesn't match. That'd be worth a try - and it would be worth the peace of mind to know the paint could be matched!

03cts - I agree. The back-up light pots are a problem. I wonder if a person could have some machined out of aluminum or something that could be chromed. A good machinist, with some good tools could probably make a nice copy.

Then there are the front signal lenses to worry about...

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Great car and story, Thanks !! Love the color combo too with the white interior too !!

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...isn't it funny how there are some years and models that GM just got "right"? ..like the ''55-7's, 61-2 "bubbletops", the early Camaros and the '66-7 Chevelles/Beaumonts (I like the 66's better...). Yours is a timeless car Wes and very tastefully modified..

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That is a very nice looking car with a great story to boot. Congrats on getting her featured!!!

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very few 66 sd`s have all the trim...and man you got it all..that is a stunning looking car.. love it...congrats!!!!

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Great looking car.. If ever interested in selling  i am in the market .. Cheers.



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