October 24, 2014

Brandon’s 68 Pro Touring Camaro

This car is going to be down right mean. There is no better way to describe this build. Our friend brandon wanted to build a show stopping custom ride, and while thats not uncommon, having a Top notch show car that is going to be driven, and driven hard is. When we got brandons car it was a healthy Big Block, 4 speed, 12 bolt rear end car with a factory disc brake swap. While almost everybody would be happy with a setup like that, He wanted more.. Alot more. So we tore the whole car apart, every last nut, bolt, and wire and stripped it all down to bare bones. Our pal’s at Chris Alston’s Chassis works sent over their top of the line suspension and brake products, including their Front subframe with polished tubular A Arms, Rack and pinion Steering setup, and Massive Wilwood Brake setup, with their Shock Wave Air ride setup. Not wanting the rear to be lagging we ordered up a set of Detroit Speed Mini tubs to except some Huge Rubber, and followed in suit with the front, adding a Chasis Works, Fab 9″ Rear end, 4 link rear suspension with Billet control arms and Splined Sway bar, and matching Shock Wave Air Ride shocks, and Wilwood Brakes. Then in Ultimate Fashion, We smoothed both the Front subframe, and Rear end to set our stuff apart from the rest. With all that Handling and stopping power, we needed some Serious motivation for this ride, and that came in the form of a 2010 Camaro LS3 Engine, and 6 speed transmission, And while powerful at 430hp in stock form, it wasnt enough for brandons heavy right foot so an Edelbrock E-Force Supercharger was bolted on top, and with the planned camshaft for that mean rumble and extra horsepower, and the Large tube headers, It will be easily pushing over 600 horsepower. We’ve just started the body work and modifications on the car. The first order of business was smoothing out the firewall for a nice clean look, and modifying the transmission tunnel for our new 6 speed gear box. Next we welded up all locks and handles on the car to smooth out the overall look of the car. We are still in the planning stages on the next step of this build, but stay tuned, this will be one you dont want to miss

Ed Lombardo’s 37 Ford

Here we have a very special  build, My Late Father Ed’s 37 ford coupe.  This car has been in my family for a very very long time, and has gone though many changes, i used to work on this car when i was a kid, and now its time to strip it down and work on it with my kids. We ripped the entire car apart and its currently at the sand blaster so we can get a fresh start, We will keep you posted.

Scott’s 1971 Camaro

Here we have our long time friend Scott’s Camaro.  Scott handled all the mechanical work himself, leaving us the body. The Car has some stout pieces, a GM High Performance Crate motor, High tech tubular suspension, and a killer set of wheels and tires, as well as some neat interior tid bits.  We worked the body over and got it lazer straight for its custom Look At Me yellow Paint job, The pictures speak for themself and you cant miss this beauty comming down the road!

Jack’s 1965 Buick Restoration

Our Friend Jack Stetson Brought This 1965 Buick Lasabre down to us for a complete restoration. Thinking he had gotten a car with original paint that needed little body work, we began his project like any else with a tedious tear down, carefully marking and storing all critical parts to this rare beauty. Once we had the car down to its bare bones, we began stripping off the years and years of old paint. Sadly it didn’t take us long to see what was really hidden under the skin, shoddy body work, severe rust spots, and some really crude metal patches. Once jack took a look at what we were dealing with, he gave us the A Okay to revive his beautiful reg top. We started on the inside of car, making our own floors and braces, and turned our attention to the frame and radiator support, both areas that also needed some serious metal attention. We got our foundation of the car all set and installed our new set of body bushings and bolts, replacing the stock ones that withered away. Once we were happy with that we turned our attention to the outside of the body, Carefully working one panel at a time, and fixing all of our rusted and dented area’s so we can use as little body filler as possible. With all of that set, we hit the car with 3 heavy coats of high build primer, and turned our attention to the dingy powerplant, and suspension and brakes, upgrading them all as we go. We added a H.E.I distributor and clutch fan from new models to add reliability, a custom true dual exhaust system, and a front disc brake conversion to bring it all to a halt.  With all of that installed and detailed, we can turn our attention back to the body, for a good block sanding, and another round of primer before paint. With the last coats of primer on, we can finally wetsand the car down for some color. After wet-sanding we  cleaned the car thoroughly, First blowing all of the body shop dust off the car, then getting in all the crevices, followed by vacuuming the car, we repeat this process until the car is free of dust. Then We wash the car getting the last of all the dust and to rid the car of contaminates to insure a nice, clean, paint job, after that we do another round of blowing out all the crevices, and then we taped it up and drove it in the booth for several wipe downs before paint. The paint job came out perfect, and we’re currently reassembling the whole car. Stay tuned

Safe Restoration

Yup, You read that right, a Safe.  Here At Ultimate Restoration we do more then just cars. Here we have a late 1960′s Safe that we restored for a customer of ours, we took it in with many years of damage and a bunch of thick paint. We stripped it down to bare metal and begain doing all of the metal work and fixing all of our imprefections,  then we treated it just like our show winning car restorations by giving it it’s first round of high build primer. Once that was all set we blocked the whole safe down to make sure it was perfectly straight.  Once that was all set we seam-sealed all of our edges, giving it a cleaner then original look. Then we masked the whole inside of the safe up carefully to make sure we got no paint over spray or any debris inside the safe, and wet sanded it thoroughly getting it ready for paint. Once it was set we rolled it in the booth and gave it some new life. After a quick color sand and buff it looks better then new, and is an outstanding piece to put in any home.


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