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1966 Chevy Chevelle Restoration

1966 Chevy Chevelle RestorationWe have restored many Chevells at Select Motors. However, we love the story behind this 1966 Chevy Chevelle Restoration. 

Do you remember all the cool cars your rode in during high school?  The owner of this ’66 Chevell had great high school memories riding in this car. In fact it was his dream car.  Now, fast forward several years. Imagine his excitement when he learned the car was for sale!  He purchased the 1966 Chevelle from the second owner. He had intentions of restoring this classic car to it’s former glory. 

Deep into the restoration process, he realized he did not have the time to work on the ’66 SS 396 Chevelle. It was at this time he contacted Select Motors to complete the restoration process. 

Our first stage of the 1966 Chevelle restoration process was to prepare the car body for paint.

Photos here will show the process.

We started by replacing or patching rusted body panels.  Next, surfaces and internal cavities were cleaned. We did this by acid dipping the body and panels of the Chevelle. Now the metal panels were rust free. Finally, after the body was acid dipped, it was submerged in an e-coat vat. All surfaces in contact with the fluid were electroplated.

Any holes left in the metal where the acid dipping process removed rust and body filler were then repaired.