2008 Suburban 5,3l LC9
1986 Jeep CJ7 LS1 swap
1968 Cadillac Deville Coupe
1967 Camaro RestoMod
1930 Chevrolet Stovebolt 194 cid engine
1967 Mustang Fastback S-Code
1953 Ford F100
1993 Chevy VAN G20
1971 Pontiac Firebird AC LS6 swap
1965 Rambler Marlin RestoMod
1967 Buick Riviera
It’s obvious that the Riviera has had a long and colorful life including some kind of crash: the left fender and door come from different donors, the right fender is partly made of body filler. Rusted areas have been patched “the American way” – using roofing sheet, rivets, screws, glue, paper and insulation foam, covered with a thick layer of anti-rust treatment. When the excess layers get removed, the body goes to sandblast and then the amount of bodywork comes clear. The car’s electrical wiring is interesting thanks to the various electricians who have worked on it over the years. But it’s not so bad and so far all the projects here have become cars. 1967 Riviera is definitely worth it .
Body after sandblast – quite as expected
primed, waiting for bodywork
Bodywork begins. Rocker panels are full of wool and nutshells (nothing unusual 😉 ) – we’ll have to cut a bit more to get it all out.
1951 Ford F1
New project arrived – this time already sandblasted
New body parts never fit perfectly. It needs skills, time and patience to get a good result.
Correcting uneven door gaps
Shortening the frame
Fitting the bed
at the Retro Garage paintshop. Primer had to be removed because there was rust under it.