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Ford – Precision Car Restoration https://old.precisioncarrestoration.com Mon, 16 Aug 2021 12:12:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0 The Best Cars of the 70s: Our Picks https://old.precisioncarrestoration.com/the-best-cars-of-the-70s-our-picks/ Tue, 29 Oct 2019 07:30:49 +0000 http://precisioncarrestoration.com/?p=51364 Last month, we reviewed some of our favorite cars from the 1960s. So it only seemed natural to follow that piece up with a look at some of the best cars of the 70s. The late ’60s and early ‘70s truly was the golden age of the muscle car, and there are hundreds of awesome […]

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Best Cars of the 70sLast month, we reviewed some of our favorite cars from the 1960s. So it only seemed natural to follow that piece up with a look at some of the best cars of the 70s. The late ’60s and early ‘70s truly was the golden age of the muscle car, and there are hundreds of awesome vehicles from this era that still resonate with collectors today. Narrowing this list down to a handful was a real challenge! But which cars are the best of the best? Check out our list to see if your favorite muscle car from the ’70s made the cut: 

Dodge Challenger

The first Challengers technically rolled off the assembly line in 1969, but they became instant classics in the ’70s. Building on their success of the Charger in the 1960s, Dodge unveiled the similarly designed Challenger as a model for both racing and regular street usage. The oil crisis of 1973 temporarily ended the production of the Challenger (along with a myriad of other muscle cars), but the model returned in the late ’70s and is still going strong today. 

Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am might have been the most famous muscle car of the 1970s –– simply because of its filmography. Indeed, this iconic vehicle appeared in Hooper, Rocky II, and –– of course –– Smokey and the Bandit. The second generation of Trans Am was available from 1970-81, and though the oil crisis of ’73 dialed back some of the horsepower of later models, it remains a stunning ride. 

Plymouth Barracuda

Though the Barracuda first hit the scene in 1964, we’re focusing on the third generation model –– which featured from 1970-1974. In fact, the ‘Cuda shared a launch platform with the Dodge Challenger. These cars were excellent in their day, and they can command a high price on the market now. One Barracuda recently sold for an eye-popping $2 million. Though, it is still possible to land one for somewhere between $40,000-$80,000.  

Chevrolet Camaro

Like most cars on this list, the Camaro has its genesis in the 1960s. For our money, though, Chevy really hit its stride with the second generation of Camaro, which ran from 1970-1981. Even some of the later models, such as the 1979 vintage, have a great look about them. (Even if they lack the sheer power of earlier muscle cars.) 

Honorable Mentions

We could go on for days listing our favorite cars of the ’70s, but we’ll conclude with a few more honorable mentions. Any of these cars would make a great addition to a classic car collection: 

  • Chevrolet Chevelle
  • Ford Mustang
  • Torino GT
  • Pontiac GTO
We’d love to go on, but we only have so much time and space!

Contact the Pros

At Precision Restorations, we love classic cars as much as our customers do. We provide a number of restoration services, and we’re happy to work with a wide variety of makes and models. If you’re in the market for a classic car restoration, then contact us or call us toll-free at 1-844-652-1966. Or you can email me directly at dale@precisioncarrestoration.com

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The Best Cars of the 60s: Our Picks https://old.precisioncarrestoration.com/the-best-cars-of-the-60s-our-picks/ Wed, 25 Sep 2019 15:30:16 +0000 http://precisioncarrestoration.com/?p=51269 Few decades in American history were as revolutionary or as volatile as the 1960s. In the years between 1960 and 1970 a popular young president was assassinated, protesters took to the streets against injustice at home and abroad, men walked on the moon, and the golden age of classic cars began. Indeed, it was during […]

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Best Cars of the 60sFew decades in American history were as revolutionary or as volatile as the 1960s. In the years between 1960 and 1970 a popular young president was assassinated, protesters took to the streets against injustice at home and abroad, men walked on the moon, and the golden age of classic cars began. Indeed, it was during this period when car manufacturers began to produce some of the most iconic vehicles of all time –– and when the American muscle car became a fixture in the collective conscious. Many car enthusiasts still love classic vehicles from this decade, which is why we’re going to share a few of our favorites. Here are our picks for the best cars of the 60s: 

Lincoln Continental

By the time 1961 rolled around, Lincoln had already been producing Continentals for twenty years. In the 1960s, though, Lincoln introduced the fourth generation. The car is stunning for a number of reasons –– from its sleek design to its unique center-opening “suicide” doors. It also holds the ignominious distinction as the car President Kennedy was assassinated in. 

Pontiac GTO

The Pontiac GTO is –– for many –– the first “true” muscle car. Designed by John DeLorean, the GTO was a powerful car that was stylish and widely available. It’s no secret that its success inspired other manufacturers to follow Pontiac’s lead. 

Chevy Corvette 

You couldn’t really go wrong with any of the Corvettes built during the 1960s. Between the C2, The ‘63 Split-Window, and the 427 Stingray, Chevy was at the top of its game when it produced these beauties. 

Ford Thunderbird

The kopa steroider fourth generation of the Ford Thunderbird (1964-66) was actually the last model to be offered as a convertible (until the retro versions of the early 2000s). Not only was the Thunderbird a commercial success, but it’s a quality vehicle with a great look. A perfect complement to Ford’s other blockbuster from the 60s . . . 

Ford Mustang 

No conversation about great classic cars is complete without mentioning the Mustang. Few cars are as memorable –– or as groundbreaking –– as the Mustangs of the 1960s. Relatively cheap, plentiful, and eminently cool, Mustangs were everywhere in the ’60s, and they’re a wonderful choice for modern classic car owners as well. 

Porsche 911

Simply put, the Porsche 911 is a brilliantly made car. In fact, the car was so well designed that Porsche offered it for basically the entire 20th century with only minimal redesigns. One of the best German cars of all time, the Porsche 911 eclipsed 1 million total sales and is regularly featured on best car lists. Without this model, Porsche might not be the household name it is. 

Conclusion

Unfortunately, we don’t have the time or space to talk about every great car from the 1960s –– and there are a lot of them. At Precision Restorations, we love classic cars as much as our customers do. We provide a number of restoration services, and we’re happy to work with a wide variety of makes and models. Contact us or call us toll-free at 1-844-652-1966. Or you can email me directly at dale@precisioncarrestoration.com

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The Most Collectible Classic Cars https://old.precisioncarrestoration.com/the-most-collectible-classic-cars/ Wed, 31 Oct 2018 14:30:25 +0000 http://precisioncarrestoration.com/?p=51112 When most people catch the classic-car bug they don’t restore one vehicle and then call it a day. Instead, those who are passionate about classic cars want to own and collect a number of amazing vintage vehicles. And if you’ve got the capital and the time, there’s nothing more enjoyable than assembling a garage full […]

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most collectible classic carsWhen most people catch the classic-car bug they don’t restore one vehicle and then call it a day. Instead, those who are passionate about classic cars want to own and collect a number of amazing vintage vehicles. And if you’ve got the capital and the time, there’s nothing more enjoyable than assembling a garage full of beautiful retro cars. With that in mind, today we’re going to take a look at some of the most collectible classic cars on the market. So whether you’re just starting to get interested in class cars, or you’ve been restoring them for years, you’ll find a little something for everyone below:

“Starter” Cars

How to best start a classic car collection? Easy. Begin with a Dodge Charger (1969), throw in a Chevy Camaro, and finish up with a Ford Mustang and you’ve already got a pretty potent stable shaping up. Of course, these cars are some of the most iconic of their era, and naturally still hold a great deal of appeal for classic-car enthusiasts. The good news is that many of the most popular classic cars now were also smash hits back in the day, which is why they’re some of the best cars to restore. At the end of the day, no classic car collection is complete without a few American muscle cars.

Next-Step Cars

Perhaps you already own a few classic cars and are ready for something a bit off the beaten track. If that’s the case, then you might want to consider some classic car alternatives like the British-made Shelby Cobra or Jaguar E-Series. These vehicles look great, but will be more difficult to manage than their more prevalent American counterparts. Alternatively, the Pontiac Firebird and Chevy Corvette are also great classic car choices that can fly under-the-radar from time to time.

The Deep Cuts

All classic cars require some level of investment. However, there’s a certain strata of classic car that goes beyond what the average person can afford. The cars in this section are incredibly rare and will almost certainly fetch a price north of a million dollars if one were to go up for auction. Still, if you’ve got the capital (and the opportunity) the 1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe, 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird, and the 1970 Dodge Coronet Hemi Convertible are some of the rarest and most sought after classic cars on the planet. Considering that so few of these models were made, you’ll have to be ready to splash the cash if you want one. Lastly, the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO can pretty comfortably claim the title as the “Holy Grail” of classic cars. One sold for $48 million back in August.

Learn More

Do you have a classic car in need of a restoration? If so you contact us toll free at 1-844-652-1966 today, or email me directly at dale@precisioncarrestoration.com. We have the experience, tools, and commitment to handle any classic car restoration project.

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Classic Mustangs in Movies https://old.precisioncarrestoration.com/classic-mustangs-movies/ Wed, 16 Mar 2016 14:39:19 +0000 http://precisioncarrestoration.com/?p=50505 Over the past several decades, the iconic Ford Mustang has had its fair share of stardom on the cinema screen. From classic action films to teenage dramas, the Mustang has been featured in a wide variety of movies that have highlighted its smooth style and powerful muscle car features. Let’s take a blast to the […]

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Over the past several decades, the iconic Ford Mustang has had its fair share of stardom on the cinema screen. From classic action films to teenage dramas, the Mustang has been featured in a wide variety of movies that have highlighted its smooth style and powerful muscle car features. Let’s take a blast to the past and check out some of the classic Mustangs in movies over the years.

Bullitt

Movie: Bullitt (1968)

Make & Model: GT390 1968 Mustang Fastback

Labeled as one of the most classic on-screen car chases of all time, this Mustang was built for speed and burning rubber. Fun Fact – while filming the eleven minute chase scene, cars reached speeds around 110 mph, well over the suggested 75 mph.

Diamonds Are Forever

Movie: Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Make & Model: 1971 Mustang Mach 1

When it comes to driving, James Bond always drives in style and that’s exactly what he did. This red Mach 1 made its appearance in a Las Vegas chase scene, revealing the Mustangs true capabilities to outrun authorities in the toughest of positions.

Gone in 60 Seconds

Movie: Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)

Make & Model: Modified 1971 Mustang Sportsroof

The star of the big screen was none other than ‘Eleanor’, a yellow 1973 Ford Mustang that was highly desired by many throughout the movie. Fun Fact – a little over ten versions of ‘Eleanor’ were created for the purpose of filming and three were auctioned off to the public.

The Princess Diaries

Movie: The Princess Diaries (2001)

Make & Model: 1966 Mustang Convertible

What better way to celebrate your sweet sixteen and freedom to drive than restoring a 1966 Mustang!? With the roof down and hair blowing in the wind, this Mustang is definitely road ready for any ‘Princess’ activities.

The Fast and the Furious

Movie: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

Make & Model: RB26DETT Powered 1967 Mustang Fastback

When you challenge the well known Drift King to a race on his own unbeaten turf, one better have a suitable car ready for destruction. This 1967 Mustang was upgraded with parts and restored to get the job done.

I Am Legend

Movie: I Am Legend (2007)

Make & Model: 2007 Shelby GT500

Being the last man alive and living in a world of mutant creatures, you will need a fast getaway car on hand. We see this Mustang’s intense power and fast capabilities are sure to outrun even the toughest of competitors.

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Some of 1950’s finest! https://old.precisioncarrestoration.com/some-of-1950s-finest/ Tue, 17 Nov 2015 20:24:28 +0000 http://precisioncarrestoration.com/?p=50357 Take a look at a few of our current projects, which include some of the finest vehicles of the 1950’s! This 1955 Ford F1 pickup truck belongs to one our Country’s finest, who is currently serving overseas. We’re mid restoration at the moment, and plan to have this vehicle completed by the time he returns […]

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Take a look at a few of our current projects, which include some of the finest vehicles of the 1950’s!

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This 1955 Ford F1 pickup truck belongs to one our Country’s finest, who is currently serving overseas. We’re mid restoration at the moment, and plan to have this vehicle completed by the time he returns home.

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This 1959 Lincoln Continental is on the rotisserie and ready for blasting!

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This 1952 Corsair Henry J is officially off the rotisserie and back on the frame!





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64 Ford F-100 – Muscle Truck – Project update

 

                It’s been a little while since the last time we updated the progress on the truck.  Since we knew we were going to have to repair a substantial amount of rust we wanted to make sure our replacement sheet metal was lined out and ready to go.  Most of it is here and we’re ready to rock and roll. 

                Before we go cutting this frame in half we need to make sure the body is solid.  We will be fitting the frame to the body and not the body to the frame.  This means we need to have a solid body before we try and modify any part of the frame.  In order to have a solid body we must first repair the existing rust.   This means floor boards, cab mounts, A-pillars, rocker panels, and cab corners.

64 F-100 with only a little paint left in place

                Stripping the truck unveiled a ton of rust.  Most of which was just filled with body filler. (A common theme among poorly restored vehicles).  We used three different sources for our sheet metal parts.  LMC, Mac’s Antique Auto Parts, and NPD were among the sources.

                We’ve started this process by first stripping and sandblasting the outer shell of the body, and the underside of the floor.  This revealed all of the hidden damage, while also exposing the problems we already saw.

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64 Ford F-100 after sandblastingReally bad patch work on the floor of the 64 F-100

                The next steps involved etch primer, and sealer to prevent any flash rust on the good surfaces.  The etch primer bites into the bare metal giving a strong surface for any other materials that will be applied.  The sealer creates a non porous coating to prevent any moisture penetration.

                We are not in the process of removing some of the severely rusted panels.  Removing these reveals even more rust that will be media blasted before any repairs are made.  Once the rust is removed we can start fitting, fabricating, and welding our new panels in place.   Check back soon for more progress.

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]]> 1970 Bronco – Driver Restoration – Delivery Day https://old.precisioncarrestoration.com/1970-bronco-driver-restoration-delivery-day/ Tue, 27 Aug 2013 18:11:00 +0000 http://www.precisioncarrestoration.com/?guid=4eceb39ccc34aaa14578745e49283173 We sent another restoration home on Friday.  This 1970 Bronco came in for some mechanical and body repairs along with some touch ups on the interior. The mechanical repairs included the repairing of some oil leaks and transmission leaks.  We …

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We sent another restoration home on Friday.  This 1970 Bronco came in for some mechanical and body repairs along with some touch ups on the interior.

The mechanical repairs included the repairing of some oil leaks and transmission leaks.  We also completely overhauled the brakes and suspension.  New springs, shocks, control arm bushings, tie rods and a new steering box help this old 4×4 drive like new.

 

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The exterior was fitted with a new Dynacorn hood, door, quarter and quarter extension, and a rocker panel.  To go along with the new sheet metal the Bronco was stripped to bare metal; it even had the floors completely sandblasted clean and with some etching, sealing, body work and priming.  The classic 4×4 was ready for some paint.

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An extra features added to the rear on the Ford was the spare tire carrier.  We pieced this kit together with a combination of new aftermarket and original Ford parts.

The interior was kept pretty plain.  We added a back seat, center console, some new shifter boots, and new seat covers all the way around keeping the insides appropriately simple.  The spray-in bed liner on the floors will help the mud wash right off.

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Every time we send a vehicle home it’s a good day and seeing this Bronco off to be enjoyed makes everyone here happy and ready for the next.

1970 Ford Broco Ready for Delivery

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