Join Date: May 2011
Location: Long Island, NY
Hello to all! 1970 Kingswood Wagon
Hi, my name is Nick; I am new to the forum. After years of thinking about it, I have purchased a 1970 Chevy Kingswood. I bought it purely for sentimental reasons (it was my father's car and the first one I ever drove). Actually, it was a Townsman, but this is close enough (as well as the upgrade model). It seems that this car originally belonged to one of the members here (martin13), as I still see his ad posted on the site.
Now, that I have it I am not sure what I want to do with it. I want to restore it to original condition, but cooler. I dont want to build a race car, just a highway cruiser that looks good and sounds good. I intend on using the car for Home Depot runs and car shows.
So, if you guys don't mind, I would love to hear some suggestions on what to do.
1. Current engine/trannny are out of a '72 El Camino.
I think I would like to replace these with the correct ones. 350 / 400 / big block? Don't have a huge budget, but have even less spare time. I hope to get my sons interested...
2. Anybody ever cut their roofs for sunroofs? With this long roof, I was thinking of putting in a huge sunroof right down the middle, from front to back. If I cut out the center 1/3 of the roof, I dont think that will affect the structure.
3. Paint - I beleive my paint is original (lacquer?). What is the paint of choice these days? Do I have to prime first?