1970 Imperial Lebaron 2dht Finland

Restoration

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I bought the car from US and now it's in Finland in a Restoration Shop called Autobaja. The body was very rusty and is now being fully restored. Managed to get less rusty fenders and other stuff, but my welder is doing tons of work with the floors, trunk etc. Engine is pretty much done. Decided to go for EFI system, new cam, pistons and valves. Tranny is fully checked. Also, changed new brakes (wilwood) for front and rear. All powder coated and painted. Looks like that this project is not ready for this summer, but 2022 for sure. Will post more pics when restoration goes forward.

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Hey all, Imperial 1970 LeBaron is now inspected, registered and ready to eat miles in Finland. Still some challenges with EFI system, but hopefully they are solved during next week. Happy and sunny summer for all of you.

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OldWarHorse300
OldWarHorse300
Simply delicious! Hope we can meet some time to talk about fusie Imperials ...
Happy driving,
Mika
75LandYacht
75LandYacht
Stunning.. very happy for you guys. Enjoy EVERY mile.
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75LandYacht
75LandYacht
Can’t wait for your Mile by Mile regarding that EFI. Is that the Edelbrock Proflow system?

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Nice! Are there a lot of big American cars in your country? I'm curious if you'll be the only badass on the streets. What all are you having done to it? Add some pics whenever you can
 
Nice! Are there a lot of big American cars in your country? I'm curious if you'll be the only badass on the streets. What all are you having done to it? Add some pics whenever you can
New pics added to my garage page. Check them out. Done, engine, full check up, new pistons, valves etc. New cam. EFI system etc. Disc brakes in every corner, all parts pulverized painted etc.
 
Looks good! Can you tell about those Wilwood brakes, they where just bolt on? And the original brakes was Budd or single piston type ?
Regards,
Mika
 
Looks good! Can you tell about those Wilwood brakes, they where just bolt on? And the original brakes was Budd or single piston type ?
Regards,
Mika
Yes, for the rear axle bolt on, no worries. For front, still the original discs. Currently in discussion with Wilwood guys can they make them. Not available off the shelve. Originals were drums on the back and discs at the front.
 
Holy Molly thats cool. Nice work. Thanks for saving her. Curious! where are you getting your parts from? That rear brake upgrade is unusual for sure. Details please. Where ya getting that floor metal from?

Keep us posted as your progressing.
 
Holy Molly thats cool. Nice work. Thanks for saving her. Curious! where are you getting your parts from? That rear brake upgrade is unusual for sure. Details please. Where ya getting that floor metal from?

Keep us posted as your progressing.
Wilwood provides full, bolt-on disc sets, but for Imperials only for rear, not front. Front disc are originals. I use the Finnish wholesaler for the parts etusivu | US-Parts they have a good customer service and even sometime lower prices that directly from supplier. Floor metal is completely hand made. I got a world class guy who is doing that.
 

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