It was a sad day yesterday. But sooner or later, I knew that the day would come when my 1954 Belair would be gone.
Sold to a young man and his wife. He will be changing the car into a led sled. If you are not familiar with the term take a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead_sled
The new owner will not use led as it is too expensive and is a real art to use. Using led is something that today’s young people are not familiar with.
I have had 5 major back surgeries and am half way through the Belair’s restoration process. I cannot work on the car anymore, and would like to sell it to someone who has the same passion for old cars/hot rods and can finish it.
Here are the details:
- New frame pieces welded in (paid a professional welder to do this)
- All new floor pans welded into place.
- The floor has primer on it and the frame has been coated with POR 15.
- All new front end suspension and steering joints (ball joints, tie rods, steering column joints, sway bar links, shocks, etc. – all OEM factory).
- Primed and ready for paint in some areas, needs more priming, sanding, repair in lower rear fender behind door (see pictures).
- Front and rear seats from a 1995 Buick Rivera (nice, comfortable, leather, power, etc.).
- 10 bolt rear drum differential from a Chevy Nova, rebuilt, painted, and ready to install.
- Rear differential locating kit, also lowers the rear 3 inches because it includes NEW SPRINGS the plan was to install the lowering and locating kit in the rear and insert drop spindles with disk brakes in the front). See web link: Click Here .
- New 15 inch American Racing Equipment chrome wheels with Goodyear tires (all 4 match P215/70r15)
- Only has rear glass and two side window glass. Others are cracked or missing.
- Incredibly clean and ready to finish.
- I have several containers with all the small parts and bright work.
- Reasonable offers will be considered.
Progressing along.. each picture has the date and description of what has been accomplished.
The captions below the pictures (when you view the slide-show) tell the story of the restoration.
It’s been close to 6.5 years since we got this car and I am finally getting around to working on it.
I have a shit load of excuses why I didn’t start before, but being retired and finally setting my priorities has gotten me time to really work on it in 2011.
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