Blue Sky Performance and Restoration very proudly delivered the 1957 Chevy 150 Handyman this week. This was one of our first projects after Jeff and Jesse took over. It started with a few mechanical items, brakes and suspension updates. As that was wrapping up, the customer decided to go forward with a full restoration. What a great rebirth for this beautiful car. To see more detailed pictures, and read about the rich history of this vehicle, keep an eye on our gallery over the next few weeks.
This fine example of a 68 Firebird 400 has been in the shop for a while now. The car was previously restored and upgraded very very nicely but was presented in a stock form. It was brought to us to customize and detail the engine compartment for the “wow” factor. Although this is a Firebird 400, the engine that powers this bird is a 455 from the 71 model year. We have custom fabricated panels in the engine bay to give it a smooth custom tailored look. The engine which is a fresh rebuild is getting a slew of chrome upgrades and a March Performance serpentine drive kit to be used in conjunction with the Vintage Air unit that is being installed to keep things cool at the wheel. The exterior was previously done very nicely in the restoration and is mostly being left alone. We are replacing the 15” Rally II wheels with a set of 17” US Mags “Bandit” Series wheels that are reminiscent of the original Rally II wheels. Paired to them are a set of 17” redline Nitto 555G2 tires from Diamond Back Tires. To fill out the bigger wheels we are installing a 13” Big brake kit up front with custom painted “Pontiac engine blue” brake calipers. To finish off the small details, the 400 emblems are being replaced with 455 emblems in the factory locations to show people this isn’t your average Firebird. The project is scheduled to be completed just in time for this driving season!
After meticulous hours of metal fab, the LeManster is moving on to the body work stage of the project! We've been massaging and block sanding all the panels to perfection. We flush mounted the shaker scoop. That's funneling air to the custom air box and then out the exhaust that were both fabbed up in house. This is going to be one fine LeMans!
Understanding the Collector Car Hobby – the Passion that Drives Enthusiasts
At Blue Sky Performance and Restoration, we are driven by the same passion. According to Kevin at Power Portal, this will be “A seminar on the ins and outs of the hobby, its history and the investment potential.” Sounds like a great opportunity.
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On May 23, Blue Sky delivered a project that received a whole suite of upgrades during the past winter. We installed a RideTech rear suspension to replace the old leaf springs. In addition, we installed a new set of coil overs to replace the improper set up it came to us with. A new exhaust system was built in the shop. On the inside a new stock looking 15" steering wheel and a new stereo make for an enjoyable ride. The icing on the cake is the 18" CCW Classic style wheels finished in brushed gold gloss powder coat with gold fasteners.