Francis Holtz’s 1932 Chevrolet Confederate

Customer: Francis Holtz

Lives in: Pennsylvania

Vehicle: 1932 Chevrolet Confederate

How long have you owned this vehicle?
2 years. Since June 2012

Where did you get this vehicle?
I purchased the car from a man in Altoona, PA who got it in 1952. He said he had the intention to restore it, but never got around to it.

What condition was the vehicle in when you got it?
The vehicle was in fair condition, but was already disassembled and the part were everywhere.

What work have you done on this vehicle?
I removed the body restored the frame, suspension, brakes, engine. Then I restored the body, replaced the wood in the doors. I sand blasted, primed and painted it.

I rebuilt the engine, all chrome triple chromed, new mohair interior, new tires, stainless exhaust. Top quality materials used. No short cuts. Motor rebuild included Valve guides, valves grinded , resurfaced head, magiflexed, rebabed rods, wrist pins, rings. I have 400 miles on the engine and just change the oil today, it looked good. Good power on hills.

Engine temp runs just above the cold line, radiator is new recore. New water pump from The Filling Station that has bearings. I adjusted the steering and put a new horn / bushing in the column, horns work. The brake shoes are good and adjusted, but pulls a little to the left when first applied, then stops good. The wiring is all new original cloth and everything works. New old stock gas tank and the gauge works. It was painted one year ago.

What were the hardest parts to find?
The interior window trim parts.

What other vehicles do you own?
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28  Hager Orange, Black Vinyl Top

What is your next project?
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

Do you have any advice for people thinking about doing a restoration project?
Make sure the vehicle is popular, check to see what the same type of vehicle is selling for, and buy accordingly.

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