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05-29-2012 12:57 AM
snoopy1 i am looking at doing a lot of the same powdercoating you have done, looks awesome, keep us posted,i have a 68 fastback as well
05-30-2011 08:51 PM
rustychevyman Your Mom is gonna be the coolest mom in the nieghborhood!
05-19-2011 09:02 PM
maas restorations WOW! That's lookin really good! You're way ahead of me, I hope to start my frame off soon.
05-15-2011 01:43 PM
mike_bfdr May 27 2009






05-15-2011 01:39 PM
mike_bfdr May 27 2009 got the rear end back from my friend, he had put all new bearings in the axle, now its on the frame and the brake are on.... i stared to clean up different part so when the time comes there ready to just take out of a bag and on to the car they go..... i had to get a center drag link brand new cause i sent the old one to get powder coated and when it got back it was junk, so i also decide to get all the steering band new the center drag link, and idler arm i got from Kanter (took a little bet of time but i finally got them in ) and all the tie rod ends i just got them from Kragen (i just love that place )..... the heater box has a new heater core....... the motor is just going to get all new gaskets and a clean up it doesn't need to get rebuild, (if it did i would just try to convince my mom a LS1 would be the way to go ) im going to have to get a new a/c clutch cause the old one is just a little old and had unwanted groves in it...... so in a few days the frame will be on the ground and i just got to find the right shoes for her, so many to pick from so little time......





05-15-2011 01:33 PM
mike_bfdr May 2 2009 ok the frame is in the garage the last of the moldings are off and ready for the polishers i also did a little cleaning under the body but im thinking im going to send the body to get sandblasted and spray line-x under the body and spray in on the in side also





05-15-2011 01:30 PM
mike_bfdr
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Originally Posted by boynton6spd View Post
What was your bill at the powder coaters???
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Originally Posted by AK99 View Post
Yeah, I'd like to know about how much that runs too. I doubt I can afford to have everything powder coated, but it sure would be nice to at least have the frame done in powder coat.
when i was working at a sandrail shop here in riverside we used this guy & we became good friend and when it came time to powder coating i asked him how much? all he said was just bring it down it'll be worth it cause u helped me with my rail and he let me walked out of there paying about half price........ i want to say it was $900 but my mom gave him $1200 for it
05-12-2011 10:16 PM
AK99 Yeah, I'd like to know about how much that runs too. I doubt I can afford to have everything powder coated, but it sure would be nice to at least have the frame done in powder coat.
05-12-2011 11:25 AM
boynton6spd
Wow

What was your bill at the powder coaters???
05-11-2011 07:57 AM
Birdie From someone who has done a few cars, VERY NICE good luck.
05-10-2011 02:17 PM
Eubanks' 64 Looks good Mike, real good. I'd say you certainly spent a few bucks! keep the pics coming.
05-10-2011 02:14 PM
mike_bfdr Mar 16 2009


pics of the frame home with mostly everything



05-10-2011 02:11 PM
mike_bfdr Mar 11 2009 pics of things back from the blasters cause there going to be painted an other colors

Mar 15 2009 i got the frame back on fri and now im starting to put everything back on it.... pics will be coming soon
Mar 16 2009 pics at the powder coaters








05-10-2011 02:06 PM
mike_bfdr Mar 11 2009 pics of the stuff going to get powder coat









05-10-2011 02:03 PM
mike_bfdr Mar 11 2009 heres some pics of the frame before i striped it


pics of the frame striped and being cleaned


cleaned frame

05-10-2011 08:17 AM
Birdie where do I begin,i have all the parts but some are weathered pretty good, i live in fl. A lot of the trim could be redone but for now i need a right front fender inner and outer headlight doors andthe filler that goes between the bumper and grill,let me know what you have. thanks.
05-09-2011 11:16 AM
mike_bfdr Feb 6 2009 ok guys time to get back on the this build, the body is coming off this week end or next week, im building the body stand and when im finish its going to be sold the frame is going to be powder coated at my buddys shop.... so if anyone else need this powder coated let me know.... then i got to find someone to the body work and paint so far we got electric seats, electric windows, & electric wing windows, am/fm radio, rear defroster, tilt column, clear front corners, hide-a-way head light, and a 3/4 beanch so when this is finish its going to be one bad *** car in my eyes

Feb 25 2009 ok last light i finished taking off the body off the frame now the hunt for a body & paint guy.......... frames going to the powder coaters in few days once i take it apart





05-08-2011 02:07 PM
mike_bfdr hey birdie i might just have some stuff just let me know what u need
05-08-2011 11:22 AM
BA. Sounds like that's going to be a great car when you're done with it!
05-08-2011 09:07 AM
Birdie Hey Mike, if you have parts to spare i sure could use a few!
05-05-2011 02:07 PM
mike_bfdr Aug 5 2008 more pics of the fast back new home for now cause the sun is hot and its not going to cool down anytime soon...... but there will be a swamp cooler soon to be in there sorry to my stang who is now going to be out side for a while or should i say a longgggg while








pics of the motor and trans


05-05-2011 02:04 PM
mike_bfdr Aug 5 2008 today i want to the car shop in orange and to classic industries in long beach and kragen down the street from my house to pick up some parts........ wow alot of money was spent today heres some pics of what we got



















05-04-2011 09:37 PM
Big Dave Welcome to the Team Mike!

Big Dave
05-04-2011 09:11 PM
mike_bfdr
68 impala fastback, retirded frame-off

im from another forum and i can across this one and so i decided to put this build on here also............ let me know what you guys think

now that my mom has retired and has money coming out of her ears now its time to work on her 68 impala fast back we got this impala i want to say about 4 or 5 years ago from a really close friend, the car has 81952 original miles we are the 3rd owners also we got a 68 caprice also from him really cheap the impala has a 327 with 275hp nothing really special but the fact that it had the low miles and the original warranty info my mom just thought it as cool so she got it this car was just allll original and very clean for th year of it and i guess it helped that she loves the old big cars from the 60's well the caprice on the other hand was going to be the car that she really wanted to restore but later fell in love with the impala so now the impala is is going to have a make over...... the caprice HAD hide-a-way head lights, tilt column, am/fm stereo radio, rear de-froster , 3/4 bench seat, and front dick brakes stock.......... lets just say the impala now will have all of the goodies the caprice had here are some pic




















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