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Evolution of a Restoration Pt.2

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Evolution of a restoration pt2

Restoration, Evolution

Check in 1972 Buick GS


Ford Thunderbird

describe the imageBob and Angie Cronier took delivery of their 1963 Ford Thunderbird this morning. Precision Restoration reupholstered the interior and refinished the engine compartment. We look forward to completing the body work and paint when he is ready for the next phase. Hope you enjoy the pics, Charlie did and awesome job on the interior and our crew of craftsmen reworked the engine compartment beautifully. Along with the cosmetic aspects floor pans were replaced due to excessive corrosion. Bob also chose to take care of the steering and suspension, the rear differential was resealed, cleaned and refinished, shocks and springs were replaced and the brake linings, brake hardware and wheel cylinders replaced. The front suspension and steering components were also replaced or media blasted and refinished, such as the control arms and sway bar. Precision Restoration also installed a Wildwood disc brake conversion system to improve braking performance. It was a pleasure working with Bob and his wife on this project. The attached picture library chronicles some of the work Precision Restoration did bringing Bob and Angie's 1963 Thunderbird alive to drive.

Concourse d’Elegance


What started out as an Easter Parade presented by the Horseless Carriage Club of Missouri with additional sponsorship by AAA has turned into one of the largest, and most anticipated, annual car shows in the St. Louis area with 16 different car clubs with 216 club cars on display for the 2013 event. April 18, 1954 marks the first appearance of the Easter Concourse d’Elegeance. While we are all aware that there were numerous beautiful cars being driven, polished and modified in that era the general public had not experienced what, at that time, the novelty of having an outdoor “car show”. Realizing that Easter is one of the first true indicators of spring, the Horseless Carriage Club decided that instead of all the members going their separate ways to enjoy a Sunday drive they would bring a little something special to downtown St. Louis and have their Sunday drive be an organized parade.  The cavalcade of cars travelled west on Lindell to Skinker where they headed south and then west on Clayton Rd. to Big Bend. It may be safe to say that this was one of the earliest “cruise” events of the St. Louis area as well. The first official show was 8 years later held on Easter Sunday April, 22, 1962, with six classes of cars judged. Among the first winners was a 1897 model Holdermann and a 1939 Cadillac Convertible. For 52 years this show has grown steadily to become the great event it is now. This year’s event, just as in prior years is sponsored by AAA and will be held on the Muny upper lot. More information can be found, along with registration info. at , you can also find more information regarding this history of this event and view photos from last year’s show. Look forward to seeing all of you there.

Delivery Day 72 Buick GS

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Before and after pictures of the 72 Buick GS just delivered.

Project Update 53 Mercedes

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It getting very close!

Project Update 1966 Ford Mustang

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The 1966 Ford Mustang is painted and we have started the reassembly process.

Project Update 1971 Ford Torino Convertible

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The 1971 Ford Torino Convertible is in primer. Getting ready for paint.

Project Update 1965 Ford Mustang

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Chuck has been working on the custom dual exhaust for the 1965 supercharged mustang he has configured.

Project Update 1971 Ford Torino Convertible

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1971 Ford Torino convertible with all the sheet metal installed.

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