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Old 10-25-2009, 09:17 PM   #11
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What is the length of stretch added to the car?
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The total length of the car is 245 and 7/8 inches according to Superior.
I just ripped all the carpet and padding up today.. After work tomarrow I"m going to remove the door panels and rear air conditioning.
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Here are some more pics



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Well, ahh, the head liner looks to be in good shape.
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Lol ya the head liner is about the only part of the interior that is intact.. But for sitting for 35 years under a tree in irrigation with a hole in the front window and no back window.. i think it could be worse...The car was bought in 1974 and never left that place.. And the only reason the guy bought it was for the engine and in 1974 he paid $125 for it.
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It'* going to be a long job. As I said, please document it here, we love to see projects. And the classic cars is something we don't have a lot of here.
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You'll have it looking like this in no time.
Restored '63 Superior Bonneville Limo


Superior'* Nine-Passenger Limousine for '63 was based on a Pontiac Bonneville chassis stretched to a 150 in. wheelbase. It was powered by Pontiac'* 303 hp 389 c.i.d. V-8 and had a list price of $7937.
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I'm hopeing to make the car look similar to this Catalina
Seeing this car gave me a little more hope and inspiration to buy my Bonneville.
I'm hopeing to get the paint job sponsored by House of Color..

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A good move on the sponsoring. I got half off the quoted price for my paint, and alot of labor for the air suspension or other items because the GXP is a bit unique and I agreed to pay my way to Custom Car Events and allow the car to be shown at their Company'* Vendors Area. Even got a few Awards and a lot of cool memories along the way. Awesomeness drips from that Catalina. But I'm biased having had a '64 2dr in High School.
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Well I have a 64 for a daily driver but its not a Pontiac

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