for those interested in an already involved project here is my dads 1965 Pontiac Bonneville
when it was raced in the 80s it has beefyer swaybar in the front and one put in the rear. the front suspension has been lowered and aligned for racing and good turn in.
disk brakes are installed in the front to replace the drums. along with a dual circuit holden hq master cylinder.
the motor is the original matching numbers 389 couples with a th400 trans also original and untouched driving a 2.56:1 diff also original.
the car is now just giong to be used as a awesome powerful cruiser. with some racing heritage.
He has had the car 40 yeas this year. the last 20 of those it has resided in the garage in hibernation.
during the new year i set about installing the 389ci v8 back into the car and making it run and drive.....stopping was another issue.....later though
as typically an old car does it has some rust so that will need dealing with before i go for a wof
nothing to bad just a little in the radiator support panel/cross member , both c pillers around guttering, right rear door shut area and the left rear dogleg . all fixable though.
this is how i went about fixing the radiator support panel... just take the whole lot out and put it on the bench....... much easier
drive down the road to wals... no bonnet....no reg..... no wof...no worries
for those interested i have some old racing photos of the car from the 80s.
i will try take more photos of what i do on the car.