It has been a while with any posts on the progress of this car. In the fall of 2010 after replacing most of the sheet metal from the doors back, it was discovered theat the frame was rusting from the inside out! I found a complete rolling chassis in San Bernadino CA. 54 hours later I was back with a nice rust free chassis. It was out for sandblasting, checking the frame for straightness and paint.
 
 
Body off the frame and cleaning off the underside.
 
 
Old chassis and new.
 
 
With the undercoating off, the underside is stripped and cleaned of seam sealer etc.
 
 
 
New seam selaer is applied.
 
 
First coat of satin black paint.
 
 
Front suspension going together.
 
 
 
 
Rear suspension and diff installed....
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Carl at Maximum collision has recently come up with a great idea for a rotisserie for his Nova wagon streeet rod. We all know how hard it is to get to the bottom of a car for restoration work. Rotisserie's have been around for some time, however buying one would most likley require some alteration for your particular vehicle. Not to mention the cost. Here is a great example made of exhaust tubing and some steel.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Being an octagon it can be rolled with 2 people and would need a 10' ceiling to roll over. A fairly straight forward project to get your car up in the air.
 
Here you can see the alterations made to the rear wheel tubs to allow for the bigger tire.
 
 
An extra stock frame rail being added for strength as the...
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                                                               Chevelle/Malibu?
 
 
63 Riviera that the owner has had for 25 years! 3rd owner. Last time it was on the road the owner made a trip to a Riviera show in Lake Tahoe, on to San Francisco and up the coast. Great road trip in a very cool car. It's currently getting a makeover with new paint and interior.
 
 
 
 
 
Check out the sensor for the auto headlights on top of the dash.
 
Then...
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