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58Bonne's 1958 Bonneville

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  1. 4 points
    So today I picked up my car and I now finally own the street beast I thought I bought 3 years ago. Its a night and day difference driving experience. I had to eventually get off the gas as this car will burn them now as long as you keep your foot on the loud pedal. here's proof that this car is a blast to now drive. I am extremely happy with the outcome and performance.
  2. 3 points
    Lucy's new shoes are in the house!!!! I plan to get them on her this weekend unless the monsoon starts again....
  3. 3 points
    Designing and building a console.
  4. 3 points
    Congratulations. I see you are subscribing to the Indyman Joe technique of applying rubber undercoating! One disturbing the peace charge at a time!!!
  5. 3 points
    Scottiedogfla’s 2002 Firebird. This was one of the last few produced at the St Therese Quebec plant before GM shut down 4th Generation F-bodys. Midnight Orange Metallic.
  6. 3 points
    Gyarados 2006 GTO LS2 with 6 speed LSA blower with 2.45 Griptech upper pulley Texas Speed Stage 2 PD cam Kooks Longtube headers with catless mids Spec P Twindisc clutch Mavman Coilovers 653rwhp/590rwtq
  7. 3 points
    Was part of my ISCA display, back in the day. Now I keep it in the trunk of my Sunbird trailer.
  8. 2 points
    We have owned our 1959 Bonneville since 1977. It has power steering, power brakes, automatic power antenna, power seat, power windows, and speed alarm. Most of the Bonnevilles (but not all) had power steering and power brakes. They definitely do not drive like a modern car, but back in the day, most cars were of similar size and weight and had drum brakes with no anti-lock feature. If you drive it on a regular basis you will get used to how it handles and brakes and it will become second nature to you. If you must have disc brakes, there are conversion kits available. Also, I do not trailer this car. We drive it to every event we attend.
  9. 2 points
    You guys and your fancy pics LOL NE Ohio isn't that far Last Indian Us Michiganders should plan a trip to visit. Or if ya want a place to stay visit us for the dream cruise and you can stay at our house. BTT
  10. 2 points
    Well, I have taken time away from the house and concentrating on the beast. I ordered new tires just hope that they get here in time.😰 Been going over the car tweaking thangs. Just gotta do some shake down runs and may even do an autocross this weekend to shake thangs down more.
  11. 2 points
    I don't dare. Those bad boys are close to 10 years old. Lots of tread left on them but I don't need them to come apart and rip open a fender while doing it. That was the whole reason for the new shoes in the first place. The tires were getting long in the tooth and I was not comfortable driving them much longer even though they look fine. You want burn out videos? Talk to my main burn out man Indyman Joe!!! He's all too happy to oblige - one DTP charge at a time!
  12. 2 points
    Okay Sunday was the big day. Lucy gets her new shoes. Here is the before picture with the dirty stock 14x6 rims - minus the trim rings and center caps. The center caps went on the new rims. Here she is with the new shoes. The new wheels definitely fill out wheel wells. My wife, son, and I jumped in the car for a little test cruise once the wheels were on and we didn't make down the end of the driveway and we hear a horrible scraping noise !!! I am thinking I have some sort of tire rub against something or the rear tires are too close the the fender lips. I get out, nothing obvious. So I back the car up and it's still scrapping! Uggh! My son said the noise is definitely in the back. So we jacked up the rear end of the car. I took the passenger tire off first, I didn't see anything obvious. I notice that that rear diff didn't spin. Hmmm. I got the tire off and the star adjuster fell onto the ground, it was bent, and partially destroyed! Then I found a spring embedded next to the brake shoes. So two trips to two different Autozones later to get a new star wheel adjuster. I was able to re-use the old spring and the new star wheel and put the driver's side drum back together. Once the drum was back together, the kid and I tested the drums (we put some lug nuts on the drums) and put the car in gear while on the jack stands. No problems. We put the new tires back on and put the car in gear with it still on the jack stands. No problems. Finally we let the car down, double checked the lug nuts one more time, and went for a quick slow trip around the sub-division. No problems. Finally, we got the wife and kid back in the car and drove it through town and the put the car way. Whew! A one hour changing of tires turned into four hours of fright, worry, relief, and finally triumph. I told Jacob that working on cars always takes twice as long as you planned. For the record, there is a slight scratch on the inside of the brake drum. Not sure if I am going to do anything about it right away. I do plan to take the car to Tuffy after the Widetracker's Dustoff and have the front end alignment double checked, and I may have the brakes inspected while I am there. What a day!
  13. 2 points
    Jack #3 is commonly only found in '66 A-Bodies built in the FREMONT Plant. This one is OE and still resides in an un-restored GTO.
  14. 2 points
    Memorial Day was quality time for working on Lucy. I didn't get as much accomplished as I wanted to. I first removed the trim rings, center caps, and dice valve stem covers I have on each Rally II wheel. I put the dice and wheel caps in baggies and set the trim rings aside. I put regular valve stems back on the wheels. I took my new chrome Rally II wheels to Discount Tire on Saturday and ordered my new B F Goodrich Radial TAs. I pick up my new wheels and tires after work tomorrow. Therefore Lucy will be wearing new shoes by this weekend. Second I removed the homemade honeycomb grilles I made for Lucy a couple of years ago. They are starting to lightly rust through the paint. So I removed them to clean them up and re-paint them before the Widetracker's Dustoff in 2 weeks! I also have some new bling to add to these grilles too. Stay tune on that. Passenger Side: Driver's Side: Finally I've documented my ongoing trials and tribulations with my power convertible top over the last 2 years in this forum. The latest development was last October when I was literally packing for the last show of the year, Charleston WV. As I was packing I noticed that all three rubber isolators that locate and secure the power top electric pump in the trunk had broken loose (hey they are 46 years old after all). That night I jury rigged some metal "safery pins" out of coat hanger wire to keep it mostly in place and prevent it from flopping around and damaging the pump, lines, or electrical connections. The "safety pins" made from coat hanger wire and the old ruined isolators. Here is a photo of the pump flopping around: I was able to purchase replacement isolators from Hydro-E-lectric, one of the premiere convertible top parts dealers in the country. Let me just say getting these isolators into the pump itself was a bear using a pair on needle nose pliers. It was even tougher getting the isolators into the metal recesses in the trunk pan. A very small flat screwdriver works well here and some good arm strength! It might have been a lot easier to use pliers if the two audio speakers had not been in the way. However, I was able to finally get it in but I ran out of time and I never did get back to the leaking hydraulic ram issue. That will have to be dealt with another day. Success! Time to clean up everything, put the car away for another day and go get a cold brewski!!
  15. 2 points
    Well it was a perfect day to paint! Now I JustA need to wet sand and rub it out! Then back to the splitter work to get that finished after the mods I made!
  16. 2 points
    We had a fair numbers of Pontiac's on hand at the cruise and one across the way caught my eye, Thought you guys would get a kick out of this El' Pontolet or El Ponino 😉 It was a very well put together car with Front Clip. Drive-line & Interior. He was still working on some details but IMO it was well done. Cheers
  17. 2 points
    Well moving ever so slowly, between weather and other demands, but made some progress. Getting fairly close to painting the bc/cc soon, I hope!
  18. 2 points
    Lyon, as much as all of us would love to see Pontiacs return, I have to agree with the others! It’s never going to happen for all, not just one, but all the reasons mentioned and then some! GM has no vested interest in a brand other than profit! In the past, great executives made decisions based on vision, profit, growth and instinct! Very few of today’s executives have vision or instincts, sad but true! More often then not they rise to the top for reasons that have little to do running that particular company. For a long time now companies take people who are great at their positions and put them in other areas unrelated to any of their gifted talents. All because they need to grow their people! That’s just plain stupid! That among many other things has caused the demise of American manufacturing, and Pontiac was part of that! Then there is the whole never admitting of making the wrong decision!!
  19. 2 points
  20. 2 points
    My 5 year project. Complete frame off resto 1967 GTO from a rust bucket to a beast.
  21. 1 point
    Over the past few months the passenger headlight has been collecting a bunch of pollen, dirt and just overall gunk that turned into that hazy film over the lens. Last weekend, decided I had enough of it and decided to grab a cleaner to get it off. Was out and about so decided to look up a few things and ended up settling on Turtle Wax's Lens Restorer (didn't hurt it was on sale). It came with a "lens clarifying" rubbing compound, 2 abrasion pads (plus lubricant) and wipes to seal it afterwards. TURTLE WAX HEADLIGHT LENS RESTORER KIT Apparently, my headlight had quite a bit of gunk on it as most people can get by with just using the rubbing compound. Ended up having to use the abrasion pads as well. However, I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I wouldn't say it is "brand new" but it is very close and oh, so much better. For the price and spending less than an hour on the project, it is a great product IMO. Totally did a bonehead move and forgot to take a "before" picture but you can somewhat see this in the below pic: Here is the after. Like I said, not perfect but so much better!: Not a sponsored post but did want to provide my feedback in case anyone is in the same boat.
  22. 1 point
    A couple things as a little FYI. One other thing that works really well is Happich Simichrome and a very soft cloth, followed up with Meguiars Ultimate polish. But, since you have done some restoration to the lens one other thing you might consider is getting some Black Magic tire wet and apply this the the lens. This product is basically silicone. Apply a thin coat and just leave it to dry, which it really won’t dry very well. After a day wipe and buff and reapply. After 3 or 4 applications you may notice a decrease in any hazing that was still there. Then every few weeks always apply a wipe coat to both headlights, this will help kept them clear. It’s also great for door and trunk weatherstripping.
  23. 1 point
    31 - yes it does belong to Dimitri Toth. I was introduced to him later in the day. Dimitri is a writer and a supporter of the new Pontiac Transportation Museum. I have his business card too. i will post some pictures of his car a little later. It’s gorgeous!.
  24. 1 point
  25. 1 point
    From our all Pontiac show last weekend.
  26. 1 point
    Welcome! A '59 Bonnie is a fine vehicle. A first vehicle? I'm not sure but I'll let you judge that . Keep in mind that the driving safety and convenience features are nothing like today. No ABS, power steering, disk brakes, etc... It takes skill, planning and well, upper body strength to drive these dinosaurs. With the age of the vehicle, you may be needing to repair your beautiful Bonnie quite a bit if you plan on driving it daily and that may become expensive and time consuming. Especially as parts for these are hard to find plus you are living in a foreign country, that may compound that difficulty. If I had to make an alternative suggestion, I would suggest a Pontiac from the 2000's. For a first car, they would be a little more forgiving, modern and safe while still having that Pontiac attitude . Let us know if you have any questions about the Bonneville though and we'll be happy to give you a better idea.
  27. 1 point
    That's the great thing about this forum. Not all of us know everything about every ride or every nut and bolt. We all chip in with collective knowledge and experiences. Let us know what you end up deciding to do, oh, and pictures please!
  28. 1 point
    Here are more photos from the Dust Off. Here is the typical post-show group photo. L-R - JUSTA66, JUSTAG6, ENVY, LUCY I am very excited to show off some new bling on Lucy during the show. This new bling is courtesy of Mr. Last Indian and his mad fab skills. I have a new "Jury" grille badge and I've added a new arrowhead/indian head next to my Pontiac. They both make the front end really pop. I cannot thank Last Indian enough for everything he sent me. Now that I've unveiled the bling I will share the rest in another thread. Winner of the Survivor Class Award - an unrestored yet drivable 1928 Pontiac - complete with a rumble seat I thought this was prettiest car at the show - a red, perfectly straight '59 Bonneville convertible with a triple color interior A pair of nice G8s How about some Solstices? This Solstice belongs to Marge Sawruk - the late John Sawruk's wife. She bought it from current POCI President Larry Crider. I am going to have funny teasing Larry about this. A '74 Ventura Sprint ! Time for G6s This one is owned by JUSTA's daughter -- JUSTAG6! Way to go girl!
  29. 1 point
    Okay - here are some photos I took during this weekend's Dust Off. I will be adding more photos through out the day. The weather was absolutely perfect. Sunny, warm but not hot. A little breezy, it was breezy enough to keep knocking over JUSTA's 303+ display bottles!!! LOL! Indyman Joe came. We are not sure if he washed his car or not. It's hard to tell with his car either way. Funny thing is notallthere was so excited he forget to check out Joe's rear end! Starting in the swap meeting area: How about your basic Pontiac Beaumont Acadian El Camino????? Which were never made - but it is still cool to look at. Here is an uber-rare piece, I wish I had brought my checkbook with me. A Mickey Thompson Cross Ram intake manifold for an early 389. This one is for Pro. A '84 Safari wagon.....with a LS1 in it! A first-gen 1974 Grand Am A gorgeous resto-mod Star Chief. I love the interior. Beautiful '38 Pontiac street rod. Newer GTOs A kangaroo and a joey too! Nice touch. Goats - we got 'em! Fieros - Check....if you look hard you maybe able to see Envy, Mrs. Notallthere's pride and joy. Hint - it's the silver one at the very end. Trans Ams, Formulas, and one even one Firehawk!!!
  30. 1 point
  31. 1 point
    Vin, Look for a 1970 Fisher Body Manual this will have a section on Folding Tops with a lot of Trouble shooting info. Cheers.
  32. 1 point
    No you don't. If the brakes fail, you will HIT IT!!!!! Words fail me. Don't mention the Rinse Off JUSTA ! That's bad JU JU!!!! How can we tell the difference Joe? He's cheap! He's looking for a free car wash.
  33. 1 point
    I doesn't wash the rubber from the quarters anyway!
  34. 1 point
    She went from 14 to 15 overnight..Lucy hit Puberty LOL cant stop looking at the before and afters..15's for the win!
  35. 1 point
    I’m a little scared by the number of LOLs lol. Be careful out there, Joe
  36. 1 point
    I got another day to work on the Pontiac.
  37. 1 point
  38. 1 point
    Gyarados' 2006 GTO - LS2 with 6 speed - LSA blower with 2.45 Griptech upper pulley - Texas Speed Stage 2 PD cam - Kooks Longtube headers with - catless mids - Spec P Twindisc clutch - Mavman Coilovers - 653rwhp/590rwtq JTs GTO's 1967 GTO TranzAm69's 1969 Firebird Scottiedogfla’s 2002 Firebird. This was one of the last few produced at the St Therese Quebec plant before GM shut down 4th Generation F-bodys. Midnight Orange Metallic michael's 1966 GTO with a 389 motor I've owned it since 1970 when I was 20 yrs old now that I've retired I restored it and changed the color [ gasser green ] My gender is [ male ] I tiybe's 2002 PONTIAC SUNFIRE SLX, WITH 156,000KM I DID THE PAINT SCHEME MYSELF . 18" RIMS 64bonny's 1964 Bonneville ekt8750's 2009 Pontiac G8 GT 58Bonne's 1958 Bonneville Scondra's 2002 Trans Am Ws6 M6, 54,000 miles. Monster Stage 2 clutch, Eibach lowering springs, Fast intake, BMR torque bar, lower control arms, pan hard bar and subframe connectors, UMI K-Member, upper and lower control arms and strut tower brace, Speed Engineering headers and true dual exhaust, C6 ZO6 rims 18" front 19" rear,Interior :Katzkin leather seats with red stitching, Joying head unit, Rockford Fosgate amps an speakers Hawaii bob 67's Tempest slow3point4's 2004 Grand Am SE 3.4 Magnaflow + Resonator Delete + Cat Delete H&R Lowering Springs Basically stock but I love her and given some time, she will be lovely!
  39. 1 point
    First time I've had time to work on the Pontiac in 2 1/2 months. I'm not going to be able to work on it for another 3 or 4 weeks but after that I should have free time again. part 33.mp4
  40. 1 point
    Frosty, The Bumper jacks for '66 came in 3 known flavors. Looking at the 2nd too last pic note the bottom 4" on my OE lug wrench, that is where I sprayed on some of the new paint to compare against the OE. And IMO the color is NUTS ON as they say. The last pic looks lighter due to flash, looks better in person.
  41. 1 point
    Exactly what I ran on the Z, except I ran Kelley’s back than! With a double wishbone and a straight axle they give a great ride & handle great as well!
  42. 1 point
    Yup. Sure is Last Indian. 255R60x15 fronts and 275R60x15 rears. These are the biggest tires I've had on a passenger car since I had my L60x15s on my '73 Lemans Sport Coupe back in 1978!
  43. 1 point
    Yup. He gets points for style. Oh to be 155 pounds again too!
  44. 1 point
    2002 Trans Am Ws6 M6, 54,000 miles. Monster Stage 2 clutch, Eibach lowering springs, Fast intake, BMR torque bar, lower control arms, pan hard bar and subframe connectors, UMI K-Member, upper and lower control arms and strut tower brace, Speed Engineering headers and true dual exhaust, C6 ZO6 rims 18" front 19" rear,Interior :Katzkin leather seats with red stitching, Joying head unit, Rockford Fosgate amps an speakers
  45. 1 point
    1977 "Silver Bullet" with Hurst 4-speed Working Delco radio with 8-track player
  46. 1 point
  47. 1 point
  48. 1 point
    I've owned it and driven it ever since 1974 and still love it!
  49. 1 point
  50. 1 point
    👋👏😍gorgeous, great color 2 👊hb
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