BURNT CAR RESERECTION.....Yet another Turbo Farm West Restoration!!! Check it out!

jdpolzin

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Well I figured I'd show off a little work that has been going on in the Turbo Farm West Garage! TYSON on the board purchased this 87 GN that had an underhood fire. It got hot enough to melt the windshield and the chrome on the front rims!:eek:

Well after some hard work from Tyson, he decided to just bring it to me since I've been off work for so long and he figured I'd need a little extra money in my pocket! Which I do appreciate very much Tyson!

Anyhow, I have abut 17 hrs into this one so far and I would imagine Tyson has quite a few in it as well.

I'm glad to see this car restored instead of parted out. It was a super solid rust free car when it started on fire.

Enjoy!
 

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Nebraska Tag? Omaha Jeremy?

Yeah the car came from Nebraska. How long ago, I'm not sure. I do know Tyson bought this car from a guy who lived in Iowa and Tyson lives in Iowa as well. May have been a plate from 3 owners ago.

I remember inquiring about a car about 5-6 years ago that had an underhood fire and from Tyson and my conversation, we believe it was the same one.

I'll be posting pics of another Turbo Farm Restoration in progress here within the next few days. This one is project 403 frame off T!

Also just got finished with another underhood resto of a 225ci 65 Buick Skylark. I plan to get some pics of it but didnt get any before shots!

Also Ive been building a motor for another fellow member, we're hoping for low 10's. Well, I'm hoping for low 10's, he's hoping for 13's!!! hAHA!!!

Lotta stuff going on over here lately. At least it's keeping me busy while I'm off work, just doesnt pay very well!!!:biggrin: Most of my time is donated because I just love these cars. Maybe one of these days, I'll make it a legit business. They say it's going to be another year till I get back to work.:frown: Lifes been very difficult.
 
looks great! just curious did the interior stink from the fire? somebody around here has a car with a similar history .we bumped into one another when i bought a NA regal parts car 2 years ago and he got there 3 minutes ahead of me but most of the stuff he needed wouldn't work for his gn.he called me in the spring of this year about selling it and i am sure i will get another call just wondering what to expect. thanks for the info and keep up the great work:)
 
looks great! just curious did the interior stink from the fire? somebody around here has a car with a similar history .we bumped into one another when i bought a NA regal parts car 2 years ago and he got there 3 minutes ahead of me but most of the stuff he needed wouldn't work for his gn.he called me in the spring of this year about selling it and i am sure i will get another call just wondering what to expect. thanks for the info and keep up the great work:)

Oh yeah, she smells! I'd say it's going to need to be replaced eventually.
 
Looks like you have a lot of work on your hands, on the same token it also looks like you have a good start going..

Not sure if the upper & lower bushings are burnt out of the a-arms or not but just to let you know I have a complete stock set sitting here with brand new bushings already pressed into them that has never been installed and they are painted.. Just thought these might make things a bit easier on the install..



Scot W.
 
Jeremy there are alot more experienced body men out there. I have seen fire sheet metal painted before & it hasn't lasted. Paint flakes off in under 2 years.
Just something you may want to look into before paint starts. Any time you can save one great work.
 
Lookin good dude! I love seeing the beat up ones getting a chance at new life. Tell Tyson it's not about the money involved, it's the journey getting there and pride in knowing that you saved it. If he hasn't driven one of these cars before, tell him it's all gonna be worth it the first time he gets to take it out on the street
 
Jeremy there are alot more experienced body men out there. I have seen fire sheet metal painted before & it hasn't lasted. Paint flakes off in under 2 years.
Just something you may want to look into before paint starts. Any time you can save one great work.

Yep, that paint won't be on there long. Really it has to be blasted as the paint is no longer mechanically bound to the metal. Burnt metal is never a good thing to try and put paint on. If it were mine and the rear body is in good shape, the frame would be blasted and painted as well.
 
We may have our differeces but good job Jeremy.:biggrin: I will encourage you to get her done and make it a show car.:cool: The fact that it was in a fire will cause some issues but I'm sure you'll get her sorted out in the end.:cool:
 
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