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58Bonne's 1958 Bonneville

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31pontiac

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About 31pontiac

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  • Name
    Tim
  • Gender
    Male
  • Year
    1959
  • Car
    Bonneville
  • Engine
    389 Tri-Power
  • Style
    Coupe
  • Color
    Castle Blue

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  1. Thanks Frosty, thought it could be his. We met him a number of years ago at a POCI convention. Been reading his articles in Smoke Signals.Dimitri wrote a feature article about his car for that newsletter and kindly mentioned our ‘59 as adding to his desire to find one for himself. Hoping to see him and his Bonneville at our POCI convention in Gettysburg in July.
  2. Justa6, by any chance does that ‘59 belong to Dimitrie Toth?
  3. 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.
  4. Designing and building a console.
  5. cowboydanny, here are some pictures of how I mounted the steering box.
  6. Thanks for the kind words, Frosty, but I can't take all the credit. My brother has been a big help.
  7. I used a Vega steering box from Flaming River, 2 shafts and 3 universals to connect it to a Flaming River tilt steering column. I will try to post some photos later.
  8. Also modified and installed a 1955 Cadillac Power Brake pedal I found at Hershey.
  9. Time to address the brake M/C and booster. I did not like the M/C and booster together on the firewall, they were too massive and hid the engine and carbs. So I designed a bracket to mount the booster inside the firewall with only the master cylinder on the outside. Considered mounted everything under the floor, but space is limited, and servicing is not very convenient.
  10. Column drop finished except for paint.
  11. That calendar would look great hanging on the wall above my ‘31.
  12. Congrats Rocket, great looking GTO !!
  13. That calendar would look great hanging on the wall above my ‘31.
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