Tag Archives: Underhood Black

  • Saving A Veterans Classic Car- Pottstown Classics Restore A Local Hero's Galaxie

    It's no secret that Pennsylvania, especially the eastern portion where we reside, is a hotbed for classic cars and the automotive culture. Over the past 1.5-2 years the Pottstown Car Club (with help from local businesses), have restored a 1967 Ford Galaxie for veteran infantryman Brad Herron. For this build the entire automotive community in the area pulled together to get Brad cruising in his Galaxie.

    The story began when Brad's wife Dina came to the Pottstown Classics to ask for their help in finishing Brad's stalled '67 Ford Galaxie project. Since serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, Brad was having severe post-traumatic stress disorder, making it difficult to bring the car to where he envisioned it. The club graciously agreed, and after an "Overhaulin'"-esque pickup of the car... they took it into their hands and began putting their experienced touches into the car. We at Eastwood were lucky enough to see the car taking shape as they showcased the car and progress display at the Eastwood Summer Classic Shows and other local shows. During the build we were able to donate a number of products including Thermocoustic Sound Deadener, Underhood Black, and Rust Encapsulator, etc, to help move the project along.

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    Fast forward to this past August 4th, and the Pottstown Classics delivered the car back to Brad at their monthly classic car cruise-in on High Street in Pottstown. Brad was overwhelmed with the condition of the car and the help from the community. We at Eastwood are proud to say that some of our products were donated and used on this great build. We want to thank Brad for serving for this country, and the great crew at the Pottstown Classics for seeing this project through and making a dream become a reality for this veteran.

    Do you have a similar story or build in the works? Please send us an email and we can feature your build or story on the Eastwood Blog! -Matt/EW

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  • Imperial Speedster Wins the Go For the Gold Award

    Murray Pfaff recently took home one of the largest prizes in the Hot Rod community. The Starbird's Go for the Gold award! He beat out the 2010 Riddler car "Gold Digger". Eastwood was happy to donate and sponsor this build along the way with many products including Rust Encapsulator, Underhood Black, Spray Gray, and many more! Obviously we are equally as thrilled!

    Check out this video where we caught up with Murray at SEMA 2011 in Las Vegas and found out a little back story on the car.

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  • Mark's Restored 1985 Chevy Monte Carlo SS

    Mark here in R&D has been a busy guy! Between his job designing, testing, and bringing great Eastwood products to your home, he has been restoring this 1985 Monte Carlo SS. Working weekends and evenings over the winter and this summer, he has been able to put together a pretty sweet Monte! Here are some of the specs and great products he used along the way. Enjoy!

    1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
    355cid Vortec small block
    Built, TH200 tranny
    GM rear with 3:73 gears and Powertrax posi unit
    New interior, 2”cowl hood
    Metal fab work on quarters, rockers, etc

    The body was painted with Eastwood Gray Urethane Primer, block sanded and spray with Eastwood Muscle Color Urethane Can Am Classic White paint.
    It had a 2.5” drop in front, 1.75” in rear, boxed control arms with the Eastwood Mig 175 and fitted with urethane bushings.

    The frame, suspension components and rear were media blasted with the Eastwood 100lb Media blaster and crushed glass media. Those parts were then sprayed with Eastwood Self Etch Primer and top coated with Eastwood Original Chassis Black. New rotors, master cylinder, calipers and drums naturally were finished in Eastwood Detail Gray, followed by stainless steel hard brake lines and new rubber hoses.

    The interior was recovered and all plastic/vinyl components cleaned with Eastwood Pre and sprayed with Burgundy Vinyl Dye.

    Under the hood was detailed with Eastwood'sSpray Gray, Aluma Blast, Detail Gray, Under Hood Black, Internal Frame Coating. The engine was painted with Universal Aluminum Ceramic Engine Paint, and Universal Gloss Black Ceramic Engine Paint on the brackets accessories, pulleys, etc

    Now that he has 2 nice finished classic cars in his garage, the question is which one does he drive!?!

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  • Project GTohhhh myyy

    The one nice thing about us having a small store front here at the Eastwood headquarters, is that we have customers stop in with their newly finished projects quite often. We love when they come to show off all their hard work. Yesterday a long time customer (and frequent visitor to our retail store), Dan S.  swung by to show off his recently finished 1965 GTo. Dan has had this car about 10 years, and has spent some major time and energy building the car as well as tracking down some extremely hard to find parts, including many NOS (New Old stock for anyone not in the "know") badges, trim pieces and other assorted bits. I was lucky enough to get a chance to do a quick little photoshoot with it the car and chat about it with Dan. Days like these remind us why we do this little endeavor we call Eastwood! Below is the quick basic run-down of products used on the car and a few of my favorite shots I snapped. Hope everyone enjoys them as much as I do!

    1965 GTO

    -Eastwood Buffing Compounds and wheels

    -Underhood black

    -Chassis Black

    -Eastwood Air Brush Kit

    -Tubing Bender

    -Brake flaring and bending tools

    -Liquid Ice

    -Eastwood Media Blaster and supplies

    -Eastwood Etching primers

    -Much more!

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