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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old Nov 27th, 17, 8:12 PM Thread Starter
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1969 Beaumont convertible restoration

Hey troops,

Got going on this one, she needs a little lovin! Staying pretty much stock with a brake upgrade.



Interesting front brake line placement



Front clip removed, nothing too dramatic here,




The 307 going to get a rebuild,



Floors and braces pretty rotten,



Body being lifted!






Front right cowl/rocker area,



Frame needs a little work,



Rear frame is good,




Trunk floor cut out,




Already started patches on the rear 1/4s,





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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old Nov 27th, 17, 8:14 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1969 Beaumont convertible restoration

More sheet metal work done on the 69.

New upper cowl installed,



New one piece trunk floor and drop downs. We also decided to replace the wheel wells.







New floor pan all finished,




New toe boards going in,





Along with the new toe boards we are installing new front body mount braces. As this is a convertible the part isn't available, but if you order parts for a GTO hardtop they are exactly what you need, go figure! The issue is that the convertible has two rubber mounts on each side while the hardtop has only one (same as a Chevelle). The Pontiac apparently has them both so there we go.



Left side all done,



Right side underway,



New 1/4 skins patiently waiting their turn,





Until next time!



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post #3 of 42 (permalink) Old Nov 27th, 17, 8:53 PM
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Re: 1969 Beaumont convertible restoration

Looking good! With so few Beaumont convertibles made, combined with the typical condition underneath, it is great to see you tackling this. Are you going for a different frame?

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post #4 of 42 (permalink) Old Nov 28th, 17, 6:09 PM Thread Starter
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Looking good! With so few Beaumont convertibles made, combined with the typical condition underneath, it is great to see you tackling this. Are you going for a different frame?
Oh yes, the frame will be dealt with



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post #5 of 42 (permalink) Old Nov 28th, 17, 8:44 PM
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Re: 1969 Beaumont convertible restoration

It's interesting to note that the Tail Lamp Backing Plates (not to mention the Tail Cove) are quite different from the '69 Chevelle's.


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post #6 of 42 (permalink) Old Nov 29th, 17, 7:13 PM Thread Starter
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It's interesting to note that the Tail Lamp Backing Plates (not to mention the Tail Cove) are quite different from the '69 Chevelle's.

Yes and the front fenders as well, the area around the headlight trim is different. You can make the chevelle one fit the beaumont easy enough.


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post #7 of 42 (permalink) Old Nov 29th, 17, 11:15 PM
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Yes and the front fenders as well, the area around the headlight trim is different. You can make the chevelle one fit the beaumont easy enough.


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Intriguing, the Beaumont is not just a Chevelle with different emblems.

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post #8 of 42 (permalink) Old Dec 3rd, 17, 7:52 PM
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Re: 1969 Beaumont convertible restoration

You are coming along at a good pace. There are more differences in the Beaumont and Chevelle than people realize. I believe the hood latch is also different.
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I thought the only difference was the tail light extension and the front grill area, learned something new!


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Awesome work and an Awesome Car!
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post #11 of 42 (permalink) Old Dec 11th, 17, 6:38 PM
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Re: 1969 Beaumont convertible restoration

I am anxious to see what you do with your 307. It's nice to know I'm not alone. I rebuilt mine in my 69 Chevelle a year ago. Keep us posted on the progress.
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post #12 of 42 (permalink) Old Dec 21st, 17, 6:39 AM Thread Starter
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I am anxious to see what you do with your 307. It's nice to know I'm not alone. I rebuilt mine in my 69 Chevelle a year ago. Keep us posted on the progress.
The 307 was rebuilt, new rings, bearings ect, mild cam, Edelbrock Performer intake and 600cfm carb. The TH350 was also rebuilt with additional clutches and larger pistons. It will get a HEI distributor and duals as well


Pardon the dust lol,





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post #13 of 42 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 17, 12:07 PM
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Re: 1969 Beaumont convertible restoration

My 307 is almost the same. I added a 327/350 HP cam and "416" cast iron heads from a mid 80's Camaro 305. It has a very healthy lump to it and sounds a lot meaner than it really is. I still have the original heads if you ever need a set.
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post #14 of 42 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 18, 7:31 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1969 Beaumont convertible restoration

Well we got the frame off to get sandblasted and covered with epoxy. All the floors and trunk pans are installed, seams are sealed and two coats of semi gloss black have been applied.










The paint was still wet in these photos which is why it looks shiny.

When the frame gets back from the blasters we'll install the power train, brake and fuel lines and bolt it back together for the last time.



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post #15 of 42 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 18, 7:42 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1969 Beaumont convertible restoration

Well we got the engine/trans back together and in the frame,

Engine day on the weekend lol!



Engine getting mated up to the trans,



Frame got blasted and epoxied/urethane topcoat,



Going back together,



And the frame bolted back up to the body for the final time,






Now to replace the rear 1/4's and start the body work!


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