Showing posts with label Classic Cars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Classic Cars. Show all posts

Friday, April 1, 2016

The Worst Car In The World



Happy April Fools Day! This car really exists! The 1951 Hoffman. A 1935 Hoffman featured an X8 engine (as opposed to a V8) in a slightly more traditional chassis.

1951 Hoffman at 2012 Hilton Head Concours courtesy as shown in The Motoring Journal
1951 Hoffman at 2012 Hilton Head Concours as shown in The Motoring Journal 

1935 Hoffman X-8 at Pebble Beach Concours from Hemmings.com
1935 Hoffman X-8 at Pebble Beach Concours from Hemmings.com

Monday, November 9, 2015

1925 Doble E-20 Steam Car from Jay Leno's Garage



Jay Leno has done an incredible job restoring a strange and wonderful car that has special meaning at Almost Everything Auto Body. Our founder, Frank Barnard, passed by publicity photos of Doble automobiles every day in the lobby of the old factory that was home and office for a bunch of friends during college. And it was in the Doble factory that Frank and his friend Tod first started a business called Almost Everything. . . and Nothing Else. The 1990 business license is in Frank's office today with the Doble factory address.

Monday, June 29, 2015

1972 Chevy Nova Paint Job!

Almost Everything's Car of the Day is a 1972 Chevrolet Nova. This old muscle car came to our shop faded, chipped and overall tattered looking. Being the iconic car that it is, its owner decided to let us work our magic by first sanding the chips, scratches and nicks out of the old paint while also stripping the roof. Next we sealed the freshly sanded panels using a primer-sealer. Finally the car was ready for its new paint, which we applied in our "Single Stage Enamel" in the car's original color!

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Friday, June 12, 2015

21st Annual Run Through the Canyon, June 27, 2015

Nor-Call ChevelleCamino Club member 1969 Chevelle SS396

For 21 years, the Nor-Cal ChevelleCamino Club has started summer in style with the Run Thru the Canyon. It's a celebration of classic muscle cars, good friends, barbeque, and the love of driving. Everyone is welcome to this family event for a day of cruising, a "scenic poker run" and prizes. Participants meet 9:00am at the Shinn House, 1251 Peralta Blvd., Fremont, California. For questions, call Steve 1-925-389-0900.

2015 Run Thru the Canyon Reservation Form

Sunday, June 7, 2015

1964 Buick Riviera Paint Job!

Almost Everything's Car of the Day is a 1964 Buick Riviera. This beautifully designed classic land yacht came to our shop in desperate need of a paint job. Its paint had been neglected for years. Its surfaces were riddled with rust and other imperfections and the car was badly in need of paint! We began restoring the looks of this Buick with some light sanding to smooth any surface imperfections, then sealed it with a primer once sanding was done! We repainted this car using our basic "Single Stage Enamel" paint in a Toyota Silver!

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Datsun 510 Restoration: BRE Trans Am Series Replica


1971 Datsun 510 BRE Trans Am Replica
Almost Everything's Car of the Day is a fun restoration project for us, especially because the Datsun 510 BRE replica was prepared by Larry Oka for a local car buff. Larry Oka is a local legend. He runs a racing school at Sears Point and says he was involved in racing the BRE Datsuns in the original Trans Am series. Brock Racing Enterprises (BRE) campaigned these little monsters to the 1971 and 1972 SCCA Trans Am championships. Our version mimics the #68 car.

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Auto body restoration of a 1971 Datsun 510
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1971 Datsun 510 BRE Trans Am Replica
The owner of this car allowed us to show it at a show this year and let us drive it to and from the event. It was a hoot. The car is very quick, the engine is roarty and the handling razor sharp.

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Auto body restoration of a 1971 Datsun 510
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1971 Datsun 510 BRE Trans Am Replica
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1971 Datsun 510 BRE Trans Am Replica
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1971 Datsun 510 BRE Trans Am Replica
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Auto body restoration of a 1971 Datsun 510
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1971 Datsun 510 BRE Trans Am Replica
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Auto body restoration of a 1971 Datsun 510
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1971 Datsun 510 BRE Trans Am Replica

Friday, August 22, 2014

1965 Mustang Paint Job!

Almost Everything's Car of the Day is a 1965 Ford Mustang. This classic muscle car came to our shop with its looks on steady a downward decline. Its last paint job had begun to fade years ago and, unfortunately, as many old cars have, it had the dreaded "rust spots" bubbling beneath the paint. We began by grinding out, treating and filling the rust damage, then sanded the old paint to remove rock chips and scratches. Once sanding was complete we sealed the fresh surfaces with a primer and finally repainted it using Ford's original "Rangoon Red" color, in our "Single Stage Urethane" paint!

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Washington High School Car Show

Washington Hight School Car Show Auto ShopJoin us at the 11th annual Washington High School Car Show & Food Drive this weekend. Almost Everything Autobody returns as a proud sponsor. The car show raises funds for the auto program at the school and for Mission Valley Regional Occupational Programs (ROP.) The event doubles as a food drive for the Tri-City Homeless Shelter.

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Time: 7:00 - 4:00
Place: Washington High School
38442 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94536




Washington Hight School Car Show
For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/Whs.Car.Show

Thursday, April 24, 2014

1954 Chevrolet Pickup Update!

Almost Everything's Car of the Day is a 1956 Chevrolet Pickup that we posted a few months ago! (Here's the link) The truck's owner had stopped by yesterday for us to take some completed pictures! Since we finished painting the truck, the owner had re-assembled all of the missing parts and installed them back onto his old Chevy!

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