May 11, 1969

Mothers Day, this is the earliest picture I have of the car. (that is me seen over the car)

At right an enhanced copy.

1970 - Christmas

Big Rock Creek in Valyermo California


Easter, myself and my sister.

My two brothers.

May 1975

Big Rock Creek in Valyermo California (below)


So far we have this dated at 75-77

My brother, car still has the dealer frame.

June 1983

Reference Pictures from just before I got the car.

October 1986

Not even a year into owning the car and someone backs into it while it was parked on the street, needless to say I found the guy.

October 1986

Not even a month after getting the car fixed I get hit from someone backing out of a parking stall.

May 1987

One of two pictures I have with the car during the time I was driving the car prior to the restoration.



Another picture was recently given to me that I still need to scan in.


Pyramid Lake. This series was to document the car just prior to the start of the restoration.

(Insert Jeopardy music here)


Ten years later and I now have the car in my garage.

A fairly thorough series showing the car prior to and work.


Much the same and to previous series but now in digital (not scanned) so there is a lot more.


Still no real work other than some exploritory on the previous repair.


The factory motor that I and to recover from someone who wasn't playing nice.


To this point the only thing that has happened has been some sanding.

The bracket didn't work well in removing the torsion bars.

May 8, 2005

Finaly something that resembles a real start.

June 19, 2005

Real work, prepping for paint.

July 23, 2005

Final prep for paint.

September 3, 2005

Paint day!!!

September 4, 2005

The next day, hmm, needs more paint.

September 5, 2005

...yup, more paint.

September 27, 2005

It's suddenly clear.

September 30, 2005

All looks good at a glance but when all said is done issues are starting to surface, this paint job may not work.

June 6, 2006

Grill ready to be picked up.

October 4, 2006

A set of KH brakes that were just purchased at the recent FallFling.

January 14, 2007

A new year, a new outlook.

Engine getting ready for cleanup.

January 21, 2007

Bent pulley, busted bolt.

April 15, 2007

Fresh coat of new paint, color isn't quite right, deal with it later.

July 5/7, 2007

Miscellaneous reference pictures.

September 22, 2007

Final prep for primer on second paint attempt.

October 7, 2007

Fresh back from primer.

October 14, 2007

A just aquired Commando 273 that may be used later.

October 17, 2007

Paint Day !!

(I hope this is it)

October 18, 2007

It comes home!!

October 20, 2007

Just admiring it in the sun throughout the day prior to doing any buff work.

October 29, 2007

Cuttin is done.

October 31, 2007

Buffin at class on Halloween

April 19, 2008

Parts are startiing to go on

April 27, 2008

More parts going on.

April 28, 2008

Getting seats ready to go to the trim shop.

May 11, 2008

Brake pedal assembly before cleanup.

May 18/20/25, 2008

Miscellaneous reference pictures.

May 30, 2008

An original 67 Carter AFB before it is sent off to be rebuilt.

June 5, 2008

Door window guides, old & new.

June 15, 2008

With weather and space something needed to be done so I could paint parts.

June 16, 2008

The original rear window will need to be cleaned.

the tape was from the window being tapped in for transport

June 28, 2008

Engine has all new gaskets and ready for paint.

June 17/28, 2008

Miscellaneous reference pictures.

July 4, 2008

Preperations for the engine install in a couple days.

July 6, 2008

Here we go with my trusty helper.

July 19, 2008

Headliner and carpet go in.

August 2, 2008

Just a series of general update shots.

August 20 - September 2, 2008

Miscellaneous reference pictures.

September 7, 2008

All the glass is in.

October 6, 2008

First time in 18 years it was on the road!!!

October 11, 2008

Not even a week and I'm looking for photo ops.

October 13, 2008


No idea but it overheated bad the entire week I had it on the road.

October 17, 2008

Preprations for the Fling

October 18, 2008

We made it!

October 25, 2008

A few shot out front the new Lompoc Hospital before it opened.

October 26, 2008


October 27, 2008

Beauty shots at a friends house

October 27, 2008

Beauty shots just off 101

November 5, 2008

Beauty shots at an old bridge along 101

October 27, 2008

Beauty shots along old 101

December 1, 2008

You can never have too many 273s laying around.

February 14, 2009

Another motor ready to replace Valiant motor that was being used temporarily. I'll be swapping the transmission while I'm at it.

April 26, 2009

SpringFling with Max's car next to mine.

The plaque is for recognition, it was an unranked show, up to four got plaques.

(More to add here)

August 20-24, 2009

Road trip up the California/Oregon coast returning through eastern Oregon.

(More to add here)

January 23, 2010

Winter in SoCal.

We had a break from the rain and some recent snow in the local mountains, good opportunity to go for a drive and get some pictures of the car.