At Blue Sky we finish what we start. You saw this beauty in our booth at the M&M Memorial Motor Madness car show and it will be on display again at the Cops N Rodders show on August 18 at the Wendy’s Restaurant. As we said in the BLOG, we’re really proud of how this one came out. It is a signature Blue Sky project. Full mechanical and body restoration with the customer involved every step of the way.
This car came to us late in the year 2012. It was purchased by our customers father in 1974 and was driven on and off until 1989. It sat for about 20 years and then the boys picked it up and gave it a 100% nut and bolt rotisserie restoration. This beautiful "Candy Apple Red" Mach 1 is 100% stock and 100% numbers matching. The A/C blows cold, the 351 runs sweet and the Polyglas tires roll so smooth! This was a very special car to the crew and had a blast bringing it back to showroom condition.
If you know us, you know we love the Ford Mustang so this 2006 Mustang GT is a great restoration project. The trim and nose of the car were badly weathered showing the effects of being driven on a daily basis. Working with the owner, we identified the areas for upgrade:
The hood was replaced with a Cervinis Cobra R Style.
A Cervinis chin spoiler was added in with a replacement front bumper.
GT500 Style rear bumper.
The car was finished with a tri-tone stripe running the length of the car. For paint, we used the original Red Fire base coat / clear coat. The result is a stunning look.
The owner states that the car has taken on a “new personality.”
This one-owner 1957 Chevy 150 Handyman wagon has been with the same owner for 40 years. We are proud that Blue Sky was chosen for the work. Here is a summary of what was restored:
Suspension, Full replacement
A rebuilt Chevy 283 engine and an upgraded turbo 350 trans
Brakes upgraded to discs.
Frame and chassis
Interior trim, seats, carpeting, windows, bumpers have been removed and renewed.
Upgraded sound system
This 1976 Corvette has been in the same family since the first owner picked it up at the dealer brand new. The owner researched and saved for 15 years to restore and upgrade the car. Here is the list
New 383 Stroker enging that dynoed 494 horsepower to the flywheel.
A Keisler TKO500 conversion kit to move to a stick shift.
A new monoleaf spring in the rear and lowering springs in the front.
Bilstien shocks at all four corners
A steering upgrade to power rack and pinion
Brake Rotors and pads were upgraded.
As always, we worked closely with the owner on design decisions. He wants to keep a look that is as close as possible to stock. This created some challenges in the restoration of the body.
We are grateful for the opportunity to restore this classic ‘Vette and we are proud to report that the customer returns to Blue Sky for additional work on this car.
This absolutely STUNNING 1965 Mustang has been owned by the current owner since he was 16 years old! This owner is 6’8” tall - we’ll get to that later. Bottom line is he is committed to this car. As always, we worked closely with him on all design decisions to be certain we were in synch with his goals.
Starting out as a Red stock Mustang model, the car underwent a full rotisserie restoration with many custom upgrades applied.
A Meier Racing "E2" body kit with functional wheel flares was added to make room for the 18x8.5" and 18x10" CCW D11L wheels.
The roof and rear end of the car went through extensive sheet metal modifications to slightly modernize the look of the car without going too crazy.
The car was painted in a 2011 Corvette color called "Sheer Silver.” The Shelby style stripes were painted in a contrasting silver hue to give them a "ghost" look.
The car is powered by the original Ford 289 punched to a 302. This motor includes SVO aluminum heads, cam and Edelbrock port fuel injection.
Power gets to the wheels through a PA Performance 4r70w transmission into a Currie 9" FAB9 rear with 3.73 gears.
The car tames all that new-found power with a full TCI front and rear coil over suspension. 13” and 14” disc brakes are by Wilwood.
The interior was treated to custom "Peanut Butter" leather with color matched door panels, console and dashboard. The interior was modified to move the seats back 4 inches. This was to accommodate the stature of the owner (remember?!) We were able to carry this off while retaining the essential look of the floor pan of a factory 1965 Mustang!
The vitals of the engine are monitored through a set of Autometer "American Muscle Car" series gauges. This car is ready for some serious pavement pounding action!
This 1950 Ford is one very kool custom car!
The body has been mildly modified using some old school techniques including peaking the hood, trunk and quarter panels. The drip rails have been eliminated and a 1949 Grille has been installed.
The engine bay had custom fender aprons made and painted to match the "Tuxedo Black" exterior paint. This really adds a tailored look to the engine bay. Every wire, hose and line was hidden within the fender aprons to make for a MUCH cleaner look under the hood. The engine is a late model 5.0 with a Holley Carb and intake, MSD Ignition and a serpentine belt set up.
The flames were hand laid by Jesse featuring some really cool devil tail tips on every flame lick. The flames were done in House of Color silver metal flake under some House of Kolor Tangerine Kandy. This baby POPS in the sun.
The car rolls on Chrome reverse wheels and wide white wall tires. The stock frame sports a Fat Man Fabrications front clip, disc brakes front and rear, power rack and pinion steering and QA1 coil overs and shocks.
On the inside the dash was customized to utilize custom a/c vents and Vintage Air controls with some kustom tear drop knobs to match the kustom theme.
This car was built to be a comfortable driver with a classic hot rod look and many modern amenities.
This 1982 Mustang GT the owner’s first car!! It is truly a one of a kind that pays homage to the classic 1982 Mustang GT Fox Bodies.
For this restoration, the Mustang came in 100% stock all the way down to the 15.5" TRX wheels! The crew took the car and installed a new engine, Tremec 5 speed transmission and Ford Performance 8.8 3.73 rear end.
The body was left completely stock all the way down to the original emblems and badges.
To accent the interior, a custom mix paint was stirred up with some Red pearl. This really dazzles in different lighting. The interior was also left stock except for the upgrade of some 87-89 Mustang seats wrapped in TMI "Mach 1" style upholstery, front and rear.
The car rides on Bullit style wheels hooked to Cobra disc brakes. Eibach lowering springs and Koni adjustable shocks round out the suspension.
To keep the body tight we installed some Maximum Motorsports full length subframe connectors. This is one seriously smooth riding Fox body that is set up for 30+ more years of enjoyment!
Prior to the restoration of this 1966 Mustang, it was neglected for many years in a garage. It started out as one of the rustiest Mustangs out there! Now it definitely is one of the cleanest!
Every piece of sheet metal was replaced except for the rockers, cowl side panels, roof and quarter panels. The unibody was carefully reassembled utilizing factory weld locations and corrosion protection methods.
The car was painted in the original "Antique Bronze" metallic paint and was kept to a stock body minus a custom rear valence. This enabled us to tuck the 3" stainless exhaust tips closer to the body for a more complete look.
The drive train is a 331 Stroker with a rebuilt C4 and 8" rear end. The result is the truly classic Mustang!
This loyal customer brought in his 1928 Oldsmobile in for some minor touch ups on the fender and frame rail cover. The crew made quick work of getting it disassembled, repaired, painted and reassembled in a timely fashion so the customer had little downtime for his car!
1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible
This 1967 GTO got a full nut and bolt, frame off restoration.
Once the car was taken apart, we found some major issues were needed to be addressed. These included numerous previous repairs that were not up to snuff. They were taken care of in an OEM fashion.
The frame, inner and outer rockers, quarter panels, fenders, doors and trunk floor were replaced.
Once all the repairs were finished to the body it was smoothed out and painted in a 2004 GTO color, Pulse Red.
The car is powered by a 389 with Tri Power and hooked to a 4 speed transmission and 12 bolt rear end. After-market touches included a set of lowering springs, Cragar S/S wheels and a full Pypes Performance exhaust. This “GOAT” left the shop solid, shiny and wicked!
This 1971 Oldsmobile was rescued from a career as a demolition derby contestant! The car and is now rightfully owned by Brian Newman, a well known jazz trumpeter in New York City. Off the road since the early 80’s, this land yacht has around 60,000 original miles!
An air suspension is what gives it that killer stance.
Recently the Olds received a Lace paint job on the roof that really coordinates with the body paint.
The engine now sports ceramic coated long tube headers, a full stainless steel exhaust with Magnaflow mufflers and 15" Chrome Supreme wheels. This one goes back to the bygone era of large personal luxury cars!
This 2006 Jeep SRT8 came to us when he coasted off the highway after the owner experienced engine failure! The Jeep since then has received a total facelift! The Jeep came in with a rear mount turbo kit already installed. The engine was removed and a 426 Stroker built to handle the abuse of forced induction was installed. The turbo system was upgraded utilizing a front mount intercooler to keep the intake tempuratures down. The fuel system was upgraded using all new -6 lines and a FORE Innovations dual fuel pump module. The transmission was sent out and built to handle over 800 horse power. The suspension was upgraded with lowering springs. The owner decided that leaving the body alone just did fit the bill so he had the crew fit and install a custom wide body kit to really give it a planted look. We then installed a set of 22x10 and 22x12" Modulaire 3 piece wheels which were recently refinished in gloss black and lazer bronze powdercoat to give it a really sinister look. The wheels are wrapped in Pirelli 255mm up front and MASSIVE 335mm rears to keep the Jeeps power planted to the ground. To finish off the exterior, the customer had us install a carbon fiber hood that we custome painted to match the Jeep, and installed a set of custom headlights utilizing HID and LED technology. This Jeep on conservative boost has made over 730 wheel horsepower! The customer has since enjoyed it and frequently brings it to us for routine maintainence!
A beautiful car that came to us for a manual transmission conversion. The owner of this car had one just like it in his younger years except it was four speed. We went one gear further and install a five speed manual for him.