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1965 Canadian Pontiac Laurentian 6cyl


Hi Guys Im new here and i would like to have some advices. My grandfather before he passed away he promised that his Pontiac will be mine :) the car was at Greece (Corfu island) and i live at Cyprus . So i arranged and i brought it here in a container .. i would like to start the restoration of the car but us the knowledge of mechanics here is very little for this cars i need your advices . 1) chassis parts (like bushes , etc...) from which model I should buy and will fit on mine? 2) engine compoments (has a 3.7? 6 straighf cylinder ) 3) body parts like the chrome parts , grills etc... 4) interior mostly the dashboard wiring and the jack for the windows Thanks in advance George

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Here are also some pictures of the car

 

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Welcome here. That looks like a beautiful car.

If your questions don't get answered before I have some time later today, I can help with many of the questions.

The most important one is for the chassis parts. Order chassis parts for a 65 Impala. If you order for 65 Pontiac you will likely get the wrong parts from many of the suppliers.

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Thanks a lot For the answer . Any possible help would be appreciated as i have no idea what to do .. also need some info about the engine the car has 



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Welcome from Canada's east coast!

Canada to Greece (Corfu), and back to Canada. Quite a round trip! Nice car! Looks to be in great shape ... especially the chrome/trim!



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giorgos wrote:

  1) chassis parts (like bushes , etc...) from which model I should buy and will fit on mine? 2) engine compoments (has a 3.7? 6 straighf cylinder ) 3) body parts like the chrome parts , grills etc... 4) interior mostly the dashboard wiring and the jack for the windows Thanks in advance George


 1) Your 1965 Laurentian chassis is identical to a 1965 Impala, Bel Air or Biscayne. If you undo the body mounts and lift the body off the frame, you would not be able to tell if it was a Chevrolet or a Pontiac. So any time you are ordering parts, just think about if it's a part of the car that would remain on the ground and lifted up the body. If it would be on the ground, it's a Chevrolet part you need to order.  In North America a very popular place that many people order from is Rock Auto. I don't know if they will ship to your or not but you could check.

2) It sounds like your Pontiac has the engine that we usually refer to as the 230. Most parts places won't list it in liters. What parts do you need? Tune up parts? Or do you plan to rebuild the engine?

3) For the body parts, likely the 2 best places to search would be on this site, or on Kijiji in Canada. Are you familiar with Kijiji?

4) The wiring for these cars is a bit tricky. It's not the same as Chevrolet and it's not the same as the US Pontiacs. It's similar to the Chevrolet in 65 but there are some differences. Do you need new harnesses, or just some parts?

5) The jack for the window, do you mean the mechanical linkage that raises and lowers the windows in the doors? If so, we call that a window regulator and it would be the same as Chevrolet (Impala, Bel Air, Biscayne) for 1965. It might fit from a 1966 as well, I can check if you like.



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By the way, it looks like your car has a rear power antenna. That is a really rare option.

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Not back at Canada. From Corfu to Cyprus :)



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4SPEED427 yes the car has electric power antenna .. and it works :D

about the engine i want to refresh gasket kit , engine wiring , hoses , carburetor service ,servo . Not in the inside



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Also i need to find for exterior:

rear center part which says PONTIAC

Side chrome trimming front to the back and those which are around the windows

and front grills

front bumper

headlights

driver side mirror

Interior :

floor mat and the soundproof under it

the side plastics at the front  rear and left side next to the legs

sun visors

center chrome part of the dashboard

fuel gauge

door handles to open door and for windows 

 

 

any idea someone selling or where i can find?



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giorgos wrote:

Not back at Canada. From Corfu to Cyprus :)


 Sorry, I misread. Need more coffee!smile



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'64 Parisienne CS "barn find" - last on the road in '86 ... Owner Protection Plan booklet, original paint, original near-mint aqua interior, original aqua GM floor mats, original 283, factory posi, and original rust.



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looks like soft ray all around, don't see that often on non-AC cars in 65

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nice car rockauto.com

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George, a hardy welcome aboard from Milton, Ontario, Canada. Your 65 looks like a good solid beauty and being your fathers car makes it so much more special. George most or all of your questions will be answered here by the brotherhood. Good luck with the restoration and you might want to consider making your car a Canadian Poncho feature car in the future. Cheers. 



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I started removing some of the front body parts to check better what is going on down there . I attached some pictures . Looks that i need all the bushes . Can anyone send me the correct links for the correct parts ? 



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Try Rock Auto. This link will take you to 65 Chevrolet Impala, Suspension which is what you'd need.
www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/chevrolet,1965,impala,4.1l+250cid+l6,1323021,suspension

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Hi Guys I just finished my cart from RockAuto . Does anyone have some time to forward him my cart list and let me know if its all ok ? I will need email address.Thanks

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