We are so excited to be able to tell you about this project in progress. If you have ever been able to take a walk down Ocean Drive in South Beach Miami, chances are you may have seen it before! The same 1955 Buick Special that sat outside the Avalon Hotel for 30 years is now being restored in our shop. The close proximity to the ocean overtime had caused extensive rust. As we started to dive into working on the Buick, not only did we find that many of the parts are not salvageable, but many of the parts are no longer made. This is no small task for our team here at West Coast Classic, but with our years of experience, advanced tools, and ability to get creative; bringing this classic back to life is far from impossible.
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If you’re curious to check out some of our fabrication and bodywork, this is the project for you to take a look at. This 1967 Volkswagen bus was originally used as a camper. We’ll be restoring it back to a functioning camper that will drive out the door ready to hit the road for its next adventure. This bus has been completely re-bodied. Any of the green pieces that you’ll notice in the pictures come from Klassic Fab all the way in Columbia. The new upper horizontal floor is the first one of its kind. It’s never been made before but we had it made for the bus.
We haven’t been able to order all the pieces we need. But that’s not a problem because we have made the rest here ourselves. We fabricated new patch panels behind the seats.
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Here is a project that many enthusiasts can relate to. Al Miller, president of BMR Suspension, has owned this GTO since the mid 80’s. At the start of the project, the sentimental value of the GTO outweighed any other value of the car. This project is proof that with enough time and dedication, no vehicle is too far gone.
90% of this car has been re-bodied. It’s been mini tubbed, with a notched frame. The wheel house has been modified to fit 13” wide 300 series tires. The floor has been modified to fit a LS3 TR6060 manual transmission. We’re smoothing the firewall and deleting anything that’s not needed.
After all the metal work was completed, the car went home to have the drivetrain fitted and returned for a few final touches. It will be painted GM Victory Red and Raptor bedlined … Read More »
This Chevelle arrived after having all metal work and partial body work previously completed. Our work on this car began with fitting all the trim and exterior pieces on the outside to ensure that everything fits properly. From there we will strip it back down to metal and begin the necessary bodywork. After it goes through the paint process, we’ll fully assemble the car so it’s ready to cruise all the back to Pennsylvania! As with any of our projects, just keep an eye out on our Facebook so you can see it come to life.
This 1971 Chevelle is a project currently in progress. The initial goal with any of our restorations is to make sure we are working with a structurally sound car. We started with media blasting it and from there moved onto completely re-body it with all new sheet metal. Right now we are in the finishing stages of welding. After the frame is painted, it will be fitted with all new BMR Suspension. It will have an LS3 with a 4L65e automatic transmission. We’ll have plenty of updates on this one on our Facebook as we get further along with it.