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PostSubject: 59 Bonneville Coup   Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:33 pm

Hi Everyone,
New to the forum didnít realize there were this many interested in 59 Pontiacs. Wow what a wealth of information.

Back in 64 I owned a 1959 Bonneville Convertible. While I was in Viet Nam my first wife and boyfriend totaled it. Needless to say, when I came home I divorced her.

Over the years I have thought about that car. Wish I still had it.

Anyway I now have a 59 Bonneville Coup. It went trough a frame up restoration last year. It came from New Mexico so no rust.

I would still like to have a convertible. But for now I am happy with this car.
Here are a few photos.

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PostSubject: Re: 59 Bonneville Coup   Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:43 am

Welcome! Sweet looking ride! I love that color!I sent you a PM.

Enjoy the forum and browse around, there are some really cool guys (and cars) here! Great bunch of people of whom are very helpful!

Chad
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PostSubject: Re: 59 Bonneville Coup   Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:01 am

Dang thats nice! Welcome aboard

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PostSubject: Re: 59 Bonneville Coup   Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:27 pm

Welcome to the site. Whow, it's not common we see a frame off resto on a 59 Pontiac. That is one of the nicest 59's I've seen. Too bad your ex and the boyfriend didn't get totaled along with your Bonneville.
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PostSubject: Re: 59 Bonneville Coup   Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:36 pm

Cat SS 59 wrote:
Welcome to the site. Whow, it's not common we see a frame off resto on a 59 Pontiac. That is one of the nicest 59's I've seen. Too bad your ex and the boyfriend didn't get totaled along with your Bonneville.


This so true. There is a common problem when removing these cars for the frame. It has to do with the fact it is an X-frame and the they way the windows act as a structural part of the car. A very good friend ahs restored quite a few '59 Impala's and Buicks and he say's if you take the car off the frame, to NEVER remove the front and rear glass from the body!

He will restore the frame and set the body back on it BEFORE removing the glass or vice versa. Sounds strange, but he tells me they have had problems getting everything to line up, because the body will flex without the glass in place and also the frame will most definitely warp from grinding/ welding without it being on a jig or with the body in place. The warpage is minimal and usually not noticable, UNTIL you try and bolt it back on the frame.

But, nonetheless, you have a very nice car there! Great work!


Chad
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PostSubject: Re: 59 Bonneville Coup   Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:44 pm

I may have mis-spoken. glpage did say "frame up", not frame off?
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PostSubject: Re: 59 Bonneville Coup   Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:52 pm

Ah Jeez, I didn't notice,sorry! Just posting more of my useless, worthless information again! MY brain is full of it and I feel the need to purge once in a while, to make room for new stuff!

By the way, Jim, Thank You very much for the manual info! I really appreciate it!
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PostSubject: Re: 59 Bonneville Coup   Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:15 am

I watched that car on ebay with envy. Very very nice.
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PostSubject: Re: 59 Bonneville Coup   Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:40 pm

Absolutely love the color, nothing says 50's nostalgia than a metallic teal paint job with a matching interior.
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PostSubject: Re: 59 Bonneville Coup   Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:59 pm

59 Blue Bomber wrote:
Cat SS 59 wrote:
Welcome to the site. Whow, it's not common we see a frame off resto on a 59 Pontiac. That is one of the nicest 59's I've seen. Too bad your ex and the boyfriend didn't get totaled along with your Bonneville.


This so true. There is a common problem when removing these cars for the frame. It has to do with the fact it is an X-frame and the they way the windows act as a structural part of the car. A very good friend ahs restored quite a few '59 Impala's and Buicks and he say's if you take the car off the frame, to NEVER remove the front and rear glass from the body!

He will restore the frame and set the body back on it BEFORE removing the glass or vice versa. Sounds strange, but he tells me they have had problems getting everything to line up, because the body will flex without the glass in place and also the frame will most definitely warp from grinding/ welding without it being on a jig or with the body in place. The warpage is minimal and usually not noticable, UNTIL you try and bolt it back on the frame.

But, nonetheless, you have a very nice car there! Great work!


Chad
What dose he use to support the body from twisting or folding in half?
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PostSubject: Re: 59 Bonneville Coup   Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:26 pm

Welcome... wow stunning car!
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