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January 2011 Feature Car


January for most of us means more cold weather. What better time to feature a convertible to help remind us that warmer days will come. Soon those lucky enough to own one will be able to put the top down and soak up the sun's warm rays. One lucky fellow is Dan Boyd. He is the proud owner of this gorgeous 1963 Acadian Beaumont Convertible. It wasn't always this nice. It took a lot of blood, sweat, and tears on Dan's part to bring the Acadian back to better-than-new condition. Here's more on this great car from Dan:



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"When i first found this car in 1978  i was looking for a parts car for a 1963 Acadian Beaumont convert that was really rough.
I found it advertised in the Buy and Sell for $200 but when i phone the lady said i was number 13 on the list.
I asked if i could come and look at it anyway, when i got there  it had 4 flat tires and no Battery. She said someone had come 3 weeks before me and did not leave a deposit
and she did not know what to do, since it was the same style car as the one i had i told her i would give her $250 and have it out of there that night.
I drove home took the tires off mine and brought a battery and made the deal. it was in pretty good shape with minor rust in the rear Quarter and top of fenders.
All the chrome was good (did not replace any till this spring). The drivers front wheel bearing was shot (sounded like an airplane on the way home)
I traded Electrical work for the first paint job (silver cause every Acadian, and Chevy II i saw was red)
1963 ACADIAN BEAUMONT SPORT DELUXE CONVERTIBLE

I drove it to work off and on for about 5 years then only in the summer when collectors plates became available..
1963 ACADIAN BEAUMONT SPORT DELUXE CONVERTIBLE
When i retired i decide to just do some minor repairs so i could drive it again.
But when i started to take things off i got carried away and stripped it right down to bare metal My good fiend Bud did all the welding and we took almost till 5 months (starting in Dec 2009) off and on to get it ready to take to a painter.
1963 ACADIAN BEAUMONT SPORT DELUXE CONVERTIBLE
1963 ACADIAN BEAUMONT SPORT DELUXE CONVERTIBLE
1963 ACADIAN BEAUMONT SPORT DELUXE CONVERTIBLE

1963 ACADIAN BEAUMONT SPORT DELUXE CONVERTIBLE

Then i took it home and spent the next Month wet sanding and polishing new paint (scary !!) then i slowly started to put it back together and turned the motor over almost 1 year from when we started. We used new GM fenders and door skins, Full quarters from Classic Industries.
All that is left is to put my new top on  and my new carpet back in which i will do when it gets warmer.."
1963 ACADIAN BEAUMONT SPORT DELUXE CONVERTIBLE
1963 ACADIAN BEAUMONT SPORT DELUXE CONVERTIBLE

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1963 ACADIAN BEAUMONT SPORT DELUXE CONVERTIBLE
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That is the nicest Acadian vert that I know of so I'm glad it's bringing in the new year.

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Great pick for feature car Todd. I can just smell summer thinking of riding around with the top down in that sweet ride.

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Indeed, a meticulous restoration and no better choice to kick off 2011 with !

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Wonderful car!!!     Red  and a Rag top    Congratulations.....

good stuff to look at in January 2011


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Very nice resto and a great little sun cruiser!

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What a peach.

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I could look at this beauty all day!

Nice job Dan.

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I never had much use for most sixes, but in this car it seems...well... absolutely perfect!
I'd be honoured to cruise in this car anytime. She's really sweet.

Congrats, Mark

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The car is simply beautiful. Great choice for a feature. Very nice job restoring her, Dan. Looks like you could have a new line of work!

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Beauty!!! Don't wait 'til Summer, bring 'er down here now (80 degrees F. today), eh?

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Wow nice car and great job on the restore.Solid start for $250.Major changes from 62 to 63.

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one fine looking red convertible. i have a 63 beaumont and a red convertible but you have both in one car. i'm very jealous, so's my wife.

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Wow Dan, thats better than new!!! I'll "offer" $ 300 cash right now, thats a quick 50 bucks clear profit!! & I can have it "outa there" today as well!!!!! Really, you have done an "outstanding" resto on that wonderfull little rag top, "BE PROUD" my man!! OH I may go to $350 if that will intice you????

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Thanks everyone, I cannt wait till May to put hte plates back on so i can take it for a drive, but no more parking in shopping malls !!.
Only thing i left out (which most of you noticed). Is the it is not a beaumont Convert
but a Beaumont Sport Deluxe.. I did not know the difference when i bought it
and only know of 1 more in B.C.
And he wants us to Drive to Hot August nights in Reno !! but i would have to sleep in the car

Happy New Year !!

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very sharp car!!!

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Love the car, beautiful, and it's wonderful to see the 6 cylinder back into it.

Great choice of feature car

Happy New Year to everyone

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Happy new year Dan. That's a nice start to the new year having your car for the first month. As I said before you have a great looking car and last time I saw it there was no int and motor. I'll have to drop by an take a look. Or is it all tucked away for the winter.
Congrats

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Very, very nice car Dan!
Just curious, are you left-handed?

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Pontiacanada wrote:

Just curious, are you left-handed?



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Still in garage, Kim. I no longer have to push it out !!
just little things left, hole covers, carpet and mirrors .
You can drop by anytime and see.
cant wait for good weather to get it out !!
When i get back from Mexico, i will remove the seats and start the carpet..


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Carl Stevenson wrote:

 

Pontiacanada wrote:

Just curious, are you left-handed?



laughing.gif Ha, I hadn't noticed that!

 

 



When I posted that, I should have explained that I noticed one of the car pictures in the story has the negative reversed. Is that what you were referring to?

 



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thats for my english friends..


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Looks Real Sweet Dan, glad your not planning to go to Reno because you would put mine to shame. Cheers from the other guy with one of these.

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Tony, i will follow you with a tow truck !!
or if you want a co-pilot!!

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