new '66 Toronado owner from Germany

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new '66 Toronado owner from Germany

Postby harascho » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:50 am

Hi Folks,

I recently bought a 1966 Toronado Deluxe in Ojai, CA. I had the car shipped to Germany and started restoring it.

As usual with old cars things are never as they look at first sight....
I think I will have fun working on it for a longer time than expected.

Harald
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Re: new '66 Toronado owner from Germany

Postby harascho » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:54 am

some more pics.... and one of the worst area I found so far, the front windshield frame.
Does anybody have a solid Dash for me??

Harald
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Re: new '66 Toronado owner from Germany

Postby harascho » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:01 am

Some info on the car, probably someone can help decode them.....

Harald
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Re: new '66 Toronado owner from Germany

Postby hullinger » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:06 am

That's a great car. I fully understand what you are saying about buying a car without first seeing it. You are however very brave for taking on such a project from so far away. I commend you for your vision and perseverance.

I hope you have the best of luck with your car.

Chris

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Re: new '66 Toronado owner from Germany

Postby taddpole » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:49 pm

I would love to be with you when your are driving it around. I am sure it will be getting a lot of looks. Luckily it is almost as much fun to work on them as it is to drive them.

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Re: new '66 Toronado owner from Germany

Postby harascho » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:02 pm

some pics of the work done..

Harald
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Re: new '66 Toronado owner from Germany

Postby harascho » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:05 pm

and some more pics
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Re: new '66 Toronado owner from Germany

Postby harascho » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:12 pm

And here the last ones... situation as of today, rotisserie finished.... all ready for sandblasting

Harald
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Re: new '66 Toronado owner from Germany

Postby Doc Hubler » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:26 pm

Harold,

I really like the rotisserie you set up! I wish that I had saved the dash piece from my 67 parts car -- you really could have used it as your car was rusted out. I makes me determined to find a way to save more of this stuff if I can because you never know when you'll need it. Keep up the amazing work and please keep posting pictures of your progress.

Tim

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Re: new '66 Toronado owner from Germany

Postby harascho » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:30 am

Some earlier pics, parts which are sandblasted and awiting a treatment with KBS coatings.
The pic in an older message contains a welded hub. My front wheel bearings were shot, one inner race was turning on the hub instead within the bearing itsself. I had to weld the Hub and turn it back to spec in a lathe.

Harald
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