And the with the mechanicals done, the car finally heads to the restore shop!

Lots of metal work to do.... Rust. dents, bad shave jobs, gap alignments....

Payless Automotive Damages to fix


worked done by Austin Interiors

New Mopar 360- painted and new CAM installed

Old 318 V8 out and engine bay painted

Hood scoop welded on and looks perfect!


a little cosmetic touch to the differential /rear axel/spring.

New Interior Pictures : Before and Afters - click for larger view)

Door gaps perfectly aligned!


ALL IMAGES  ARE PROPERTY OF TERRY NEWSOM

My 1970 Gremlin's Restoration Progress

Interior carpet, headliner, leather upholstery finished!

Soon time to start sound system installment.


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Having some fun before dropping off at the body shop.... see video following the "work done" update below

Just the low end for the sound system - these amps and speakers will handle 6000 watts rms, 12,000 watts peak

These Wilwood Brakes have a nice pretty Wilwood Master cylinder to go with them.

New chrome mag wheels and tires on

Fatties in the back thinner ones for the fronts.

Also have the new traction bars installed on the back.


New Custom crossbar fabbed and welded in.... then hedders installed!


Brand new OEM windshield was installed too.


Found some as-new visor brackets on EBAY

and had new visors made to OEM specs


Time for the back brake drum to disc conversion

Front Brake drum to disc Conversion done!

Hey Payless Automotive...This is How it is done... since you guys were to stupid to figure it out.

First startup up Gremlin's New 360 V8 Mopar engine

Nice battery isolator installed... needed to separate the dedicated sound system battery.

Work Done so Far and some  of the car/engine stats:


* new Halogen head lights with purple LED Halos
* new 360 Mopar V8 painted to match  / installed with new oil pan...
* engine bay painted and misc. parts under hood painted to match engine
* new 268 H-10 Cam installed
* 600 CFM Holley 4 barrel carburetor completely rebuilt
* Torque Flight 727 3 speed auto tranny completely rebuilt
* shift kit added to transmission
* Braided chrome hoses added
* high output new 160 amp Alternator added

* high flow electric radiator fan installed

* new high output ministarter installed
* new Stinger 240 battery isolator added
* new 1,24 bore Wilwood Master cylinder added
* drum to disc conversion...

  • new 4 pistoned brakes on all corners
  • new 11" Wilwood front rotors
  • new 12" slotted and drilled Wilwood back rotors
  • parking brake lock installed for rear brakes

* new wood inlaid steering wheel
* new ball joints
* front and back bumper body work done - primed
* new front grill painted/installed
* differential and back axels/leaf springs painted
* new dome light installed
* new wiper blades  installed

* New  wheels/tires

  • Back wheels  are US mag  15x8  5-114.3 ;  with P-295 /50 R-15  Goodrich tires
  • Fronts wheels  are US mag 15x5 5-114.3 ; with P-215 /50 R-15 Goodrich tires

* Rear Traction bars

* Upgraded throttle assembly

* Performance electronic exhaust cutouts

* Cherry bomb Mufflers with rectangular chrome tips

* Under carriage painted black

* Customized throttle assembly

* New electric radiator fan

* Rear shackle kit installed- back end raised 2 inches

* New electric actuators for shaved door locks and hatch locks

* Hedders installed, custom lower crossbar fabbed

* New front windshielded glass installed

* New wiring harness for tail-lights run

* Custom made OEM sunvisors recieved

* Molded carpet kit received

* Custom hood scoop installed

*All body work finished, all seams, handles, keyholes shaved

* Two coats of primer on


Offenhauser 360 degree Intake
9 to 9.5 : 1 compression
8.8 Ford Mustang Rearend
4:11 gears
4 core custom aluminum radiator

In progress: External Body Paint


In addition to the new cherry bomb mufflers and new rectangular chrome tips... I had some of these electronic exhaust cutouts installed.

Push a button and run open heads = more power, bigger sound.

New metal scoop (1966 Shelby Mustang) is added and finally all metal work finished

2 coats of primer, almost ready for paint.


4:11 Gears came in (comparison to the old ones)                                              ....and installed... that'll get 'er going quick!

New Engine ..... Installed

Been a while since I updated.... but.... Here we go Here we go! a Lot has been happening!

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repairs have been started:

New grill painted  - Bumper repaired and primed and installed.


detailed custom matched paint for the oil cap

09/10/17 update!

Finally!!! New paint on the Outside.... and inside! Getting close to being done.

Next up: Paint the bumpers, grill taillight bezels... add the side stripes, Then reassembly.


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01/28/18 update!

Body and Paint basically finished...

though headed back to body shop for  a few touchup tweaks in some places


Before....


Burnout fun before heading to the Body Shop!

The Pretty New High Flow Air Filter came in.

After, all seams shaved.


To date, Payless Automotive in Pflugerville, Tx. stills refuses to accept the responsibility for wrecking my car and have reimbursed nothing for all the damages they did

and...

They have returned none of the money ($739.00+) that they charged me for NOT FIXING my brakes.

new ceramic coated headers and high output mini-starter

ordered 03/09/17 and on the way

Valve Covers get a custom paint Job - The 4 barrel Holley Carb is off getting completely rebuilt

The shaved seams really make a difference.

new STEALTH GREMMY tinting

Custom handmade headliner, Custom diamond stitched full leather seats and panels, New armrests and sun visors installed, new carpet installed, Kick panels recovered in carpet, New custom leather  stearing wheel cover.

The SOUND!

eight HCX 690 6 X 9's - each with mid,high and dome tweeter (rated at 260 watts each)

four Alpine 12" subs (rated at 1000 RMS/3000 watts peak each)

tri-amp system - Fosgate Amps

receiver ,cd ,midi, usb

1970's as-new still-boxed 8 track player (reconditioned with new belts)

hornblasters external sound effects


Front crossbar had to be cut out to make room for headers


The new plug wires and new braided hose lines really look great!

new rear shackles installed to stabilized that rearraised it about 2 inches

for a meaner stance and now won't sit on the back wheels on take off

And no more red plug wires... these are now installed and match almost perfectly!

detail paint for air filter nut inset

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All put back together, the Transmission got completely rebuilt with a shift kit added.

Heavy Duty Alternator Installed to support the future MONSTER sound system

08/11/16  Video of the Gremlin's new cherry bomb exhaust verses my 1987 (350 V8 swap) Pontiac Fiero's glass packs 

a little clean up and paint.... scoop's underside will look great


New Chrome braided lines (no more blue nuts).  ha ha