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1970 Catalina Vs StratoChief


Still digging the web to find a correct clone material, must be a 1970 StratoChief but Laurentian could work..  I noticed the 70 Catalina had a chromed molding around the window frames.  Is anybody know if these moldings are removables to match a StratoChief?  What are the main differences between models ?  What could be the best choice to make another model look just like a StratoChief?  



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The Strato Chief was the lowest model Pontiac offered here in Canada. You are better off to try to stick to another Canadian Pontiac if you want to make a clone (eg: Laurentian). There are quite a few differences between the US and Canadian cars that you'd find it a lesson in frustration. My 2 cents anyway.

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That's exactly what I tought and sadly cheaper models are much rare today. Still looking Tho. A fellow in the US told me Im better to wait and find the correct model than trying to change things to another.

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I've got some photos of a 70 Stratocaster Chief on my PC. I'll post them later today.

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What model do you currently own Marty?


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Here's a couple shots of a Strato-Chief 4 dr sedan.   They're not the best because of the bright sun, but there is no body side moldings, nor bright work around the windows.    At one time there was a 2 dr hdtp Strato-Chief around Calgary, but I haven't seen it in nearly 20 years.

70 Pontiac StratoChief 1.jpg

70 Pontiac StratoChief 2.jpg



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Have a Strato hardtop here, unfortunately I used it for a winter car,wish I hadn't now.yard count 2016 158.JPG



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Here's a 70 Laurentian

70 Laurentian V8 2dr hdtp front.jpg

70 Laurentian V8 2dr hdtp rear.jpg

70 Laurentian V8 2dr hdtp right front.jpg

But not sure it's any help.



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I presently own a 1967 Bonneville ambulance (American Superior as a coach builder). I posted some pictures on the members ride forum! That's my holy grail I followed that ambulance 15 years and sold 2 classics to affort this one Looking for a 70 StratoChief to replicate a canadian provincial police cruiser, Doesnt matter the body since the car will be repainted but deeply looking for a running car.

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Marty1 wrote:

Looking for a 70 StratoChief to replicate a canadian provincial police cruiser, Doesnt matter the body since the car will be repainted but deeply looking for a running car.


Here's some vintage photo's posted on here quite a while ago.  454 Strato-Chiefs, at your typical Western Canada RCMP prairie detachment. 

70 Pontiac RCMP11.jpg 

70 Pontiac RCMP22.jpg

70 Pontiac RCMP33.jpg



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The 454 Laurentian I sold a couple years ago would have been a good candidate for you.   Just remove the body side moldings, and put in a plain interior.    It had a cloth interior, in 70 Laurentian's had the same pattern as the Catalina.

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Actually it needs to be 4 doors.  

 

That Laurentian sold in BC few years ago was perfect to my eyes :

With a tan-gold interior, very similar to what Chevy had.

 

Our provincial police used 350 in their cruisers:

 

 



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Have you tried a want ad on Kijiji, Facebook (we also have a FB page), on here etc? You'd be surprised what pops out of the woodwork when you put up a want ad- especially on Facebook.

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I tried on an american page, nothing... but I think I will write it on Facebook you're right! fack is kijiji works well but you can't get out of your province you need to change it in the search engine. Works well when you search for something for sale but not if you want something. let's try !

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