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Who is working on a pontiac ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 77salon, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. codeblu
    Joined: May 11, 2006
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    My son recently married and my daughter-in-laws grandfather has a 38 Pontiac 4dr sedan he's had stored in a warehouse since the 70's. We're going to help him get it back on the road, everything is there and in excellent condition except for two hubcaps.
     
  2. rod noken
    Joined: Mar 6, 2012
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    from western ny

    Love this thread ! Thanks for all the pics guys.
     
  3. bigec
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  4. hogrider208
    Joined: Feb 12, 2011
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    from idaho

    A 49 fastback
     

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  5. Normant93
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    53 Custom Catalina Hardtop, 42k miles, pretty close to a perfect original as it was inside it's whole life. My Dad bought it in '76 from a friend who owned the Pontiac dealership in Geneva NY and had taken it as a trade in from the original owner. It's been sitting for a few years now since my dad died, but I am in the process of reviving it and gettting it back on the road for spring. I'll grab some pictures next time I'm at my parents house. I'm looking for any 'speed' parts for Pontiac L8's like Edmunds duel carb intake, duel exhaust manifold, an aluminum head.
    I'd like to do a few (easily reversable) period modifications to make it a little more fun and interesting. I realize saying 'speed' and Pontiac L8 in the same sentance is kind of a joke, it's more about about style than actually going fast....I have another car for that.
    I also need a new fuel tank as the one in it has rusted up inside to the point where large flakes are coming off and blocking the fuel pick-up, any suggestions?
    Norman
     
  6. havi
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    Saw this '38 in Mahtowa, MN Labor Day weekend. Probably my favorite car there!
     
  7. 77salon
    Joined: Oct 19, 2011
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    from RI

    Id like to work on my 50 this winter but my truck blew its motor so that has to come first........... happy new years every one
     
  8. That's "Who BE working on a Pontiac?"

    I always BE working on a Pontiac
     
  9. letncat
    Joined: Mar 31, 2012
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    My Pontiac is a 1949 Chieftain DeLuxe 5 passenger coupe. I purchased it from the grandson of the original owner. She bought it new and drove it till she was 91 years of age! Engine is 350 SBC, trans is 700R4 and rearend is the original '49 . You will find pictures and videos from the day friends and I pulled it from it's 15 year resting place thru the build so far at this address.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/127319892@N07/sets/72157664705724855/
    Enjoy!
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  10. fordflambe
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    Very nice ride. Photobucket tells a great story! And another Pontiac lives on....
     
  11. moval57wagon
    Joined: Nov 12, 2011
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    from So Cal

    Here's a picture of mine. I just got it last Saturday. 1955 870 Wagon. 287 Power Pac engine with factory 4 barrel and 4 speed hydro trans. Also has power steering and factory air conditioning. Haven't decided on any future plans, just going to drive it for now and fix the small stuff when needed.
     

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  12. devilleish
    Joined: Jan 15, 2007
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    from Tampa, FL

    All I have left of the '62 Star Chief is the engine, trans, and driveshaft, which is gettin' stabbed into my '55 Chevy pickup.
     
  13. hellboy333
    Joined: Jan 1, 2011
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    from Amarillo

    working on 1960 catalina safari wagon. waiting for parts to get in for disc setup up front.
     
  14. Canadian 46 Pontiac Coupe-block sanding and paint this summer
     
  15. oldsrocket
    Joined: Oct 31, 2004
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    Starting to work on this 1950. Could use some trim parts if anybody has extras.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. castleman1111
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    seriously??? yur "starting with a car" in that good of shape??? damn!!lucky you!!!
     
  17. adamsrotors
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  18. oldsrocket
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    Looks can be deceiving. It's a 30 footer. Front floorboards are shot, door bottoms bad in places, interior worn, no working wiring, 5 or 6 pieces of real bad trim, and a locked up engine. But a good portion of it is solid which will save some work.

    Will get it straightened up in time.
     
  19. Just started a 56 Station Wagon... long road ahead
     

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  20. Helge71
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    Almost completed my 31 Ford Roadster, but it has a 66 GTO drivertrain, a 32 Pontiac dash and 50s Pontiac taillights and steerign wheel...

    The 69 GTO is in nice unrestored survivor condition and will stay that way.

    The 65 Catalina convertible/Grand Prix clone is my favourite summer dirver but could use some steelwotk and a paintjob in the future...

    The 69 Grand Prix is the main project as it is dismantled now and being turned into a track-day Nascar Clone...

    The 58 GMC 100 (with Pontiac engine) is on its way across the Atlantic and shall arrive early March.

    Helge
     

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  21. 55chieftain
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    Finally getting started on my 455 build, hopefully will be done for the Meltdown Drags. Should be in the mid 11 second range.
     
  22. Luke4554
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
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    1951 Pontiac Chieftain

    Factory Inline Flat 6 & P51 Hydramatic .. almost ready for the first drive ..

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    Luke :)
     
  23. SoCal
    Joined: May 7, 2010
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    My '51 2 door sedan is progressing at the Redneck Rod Shop (4t6ford on here)
    Jag front end is in (S3 Jag) and has dropped it 5 inches and was already an inch or two lower than stock. Next up is the matching Jag rear end and then the firewall is getting a tidy (rebel kit going in so will lose the fuses/reg/etc) and a respray. Will be a driver.

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  24. castleman1111
    Joined: Nov 2, 2010
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    53 catalina ....not yet!! 3 ahead of it!!!!:cool:
     

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  25. 40two
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    just a little bump....

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  26. MIA
    Joined: Feb 8, 2013
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    from OHIO

    Im doing a 1951 pontiac tin woody station wagon all done ready for interior 409 tri-power with 400 trans
     
  27. I am doing a 54 Chieftain. straight 8 with a 3 speed. Going the bomb route and having a blast doing it.
     
  28. old1946truck
    Joined: Apr 9, 2008
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    I have 51 Chieftain. straight 6 with a 3 speed.
     
  29. jnr49
    Joined: Mar 24, 2013
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    from australia
    1. Aussie HAMBers

    Im have a 49 pontiac 2dr fastback, building it from chassis up.
    Plans are pontiac 400,T400 trans, 9" diff, disc brake front and rear and custom interior.
    but i working on the chassis now and waiting on some parts from the US, in no rush lol
     
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  30. rodl
    Joined: Jan 14, 2011
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