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My 66SD, from rags to riches.


I don't think many would have saved this car as it was very rusty, floors, trunk, tail pan, inner outer wheelhouses, fenders, cowls, quarters, hood, doors,new frame, etc. But I thought it was worthy of repairing and I served I figure two years of apprenticing in body repair and welding on it. I was hoping to show it a couple car shows this year but we all know that never happened, so Here is a couple before and after pics.

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Has it never been the Canadian Poncho feature car????

I would say it hasn't. Well, THAT is a no brainer for the next feature car....



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1966 Strato Chief 2 door, 427 4 speed, 44,000 original miles "FAKE_66"



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I don't want to sound like a broken record but this car needs to be at the top of the page for a month as a feature car.

We are caretakers of history with the preservation of these cars.

That's quite the Ambassador,

for all Canadian made cars !



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Well you should be justifiably proud. I really enjoyed following your progress and then seeing the beautiful end result. Like you said most guys would have passed on the car and I hate to say it as I am guilty it may have just become a parts car.

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On the list,

 



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ABC123 wrote:



That's quite the Ambassador,



 Oh great, now it's a Rambler forum.hmm



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1966 Strato Chief 2 door, 427 4 speed, 44,000 original miles "FAKE_66"



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Gorgeous, drooling down here in the (soon-to-be-former) Trump Nation. Congratulations.


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Wicked ! Great job

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an exceptional job-beautiful car-just love it!

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loved watching this transformation ANY beaumont is worthy

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Wow, you should be so proud of that work. That type of talent amazes me.
Beautiful. Wish I was your neighbour so I could have slipped over to help (and mostly learn), throughout the process.


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Marvelous !

Well done!



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A very talented guy and one amazing car,  Well done!  One of my favourite cars  



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Very nice. What shade of blue is that ?

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Thx guys, color is sovereign blue, pictures dont do it justice.

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Weather was beautiful last week so I went out on a final run with the 4 speed and banged some gears. I decided to make some changes, my oil aluminum oil pan was leaking at the rear main and oiled my new clutch down so I am replacing it with a stock pan. I ordered a Tremec TKX 5 speed which should put me at 2200 RPM at 120K with my 3.73 gears. I am also yanking the thumpr cam out, although it sounds great it isn't very tune-able and will shake the car apart eventually. The practicality in me says to go with a more street-able and tune-able cam and am swapping to a roller setup. I don't want to go through the whole cam break in thing again. So for now I await parts and work to pay for them,lol.

 

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Would you create a new thread on the install and update on the drive-ability? I would be interested in first hand experience not a bunch of comments from the keyboard warriors.

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1935 Chev 3 Window Std Coupe

1957 Chev 2dr 

1967 Mustang Convertible

1969 Firebird 350HO Convertible

1969 Camaro X11-V8

1969 2+2 was a 396

1969 2+2 427

1980 Harley FXWG

1986 CJ7 Jeep

 



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Beautiful car, you should be proud!



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dcneric wrote:

Would you create a new thread on the install and update on the drive-ability? I would be interested in first hand experience not a bunch of comments from the keyboard warriors.


 Yeah, I will do that, will be a couple months, I think the trans was 6 weeks out.



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68beaumont wrote:

Beautiful car, you should be proud!


 Thank you!



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I was trying to get the hydraulic ram on my engine hoist working and when I turned around and saw this view it reminded me of being in my late teens and all the motors we pulled back then.

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I am pulling it because of a couple oil leaks and I am changing the cam to a roller hydraulic setup. I don't want to ever deal with another cam break in as long as I live. The cam I had sounded great but that is all it did, couldn't tune it and all it did was rattle screws out of the dashboard. I almost put a stroker 383 in it but succumbed to nostalgia.

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