David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/14/13 7:55 p.m.

Look for some updates on the car over on the Classic Motorsports site.

So, how will the thing respond to a set of Konis?

http://classicmotorsports.net/project-cars/1975-pontiac-catalina-safari/

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku UberDork
8/14/13 8:17 p.m.

approved and watching!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/14/13 8:36 p.m.

Thanks. And look for a nice run of updates soon--figure a few per week. No, it's not getting a full rebuild, but hopefully the updates show an easy path to playing with an older car.

JFX001
JFX001 UltraDork
8/15/13 1:46 a.m.

Do like...

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/23/13 3:38 p.m.

Quickie update: http://classicmotorsports.net/project-cars/1975-pontiac-catalina-safari/replacing-radiator/

This older car hasn't been too painful, but we weren't planning on replacing the radiator that day. Could the old one have been saved? It was pretty plugged-up.

amg_rx7
amg_rx7 Dork
8/23/13 4:45 p.m.

No offense but God that thing is ugly.

JoeyM
JoeyM Mod Squad
8/23/13 5:35 p.m.
amg_rx7 wrote: No offense but God that thing is ugly.

You are wrong

Duke
Duke PowerDork
8/23/13 7:27 p.m.

Wrong indeed! Awesomesauce.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/18/13 4:03 p.m.

Less chrome makes it meaner, right?

http://classicmotorsports.net/project-cars/1975-pontiac-catalina-safari/poverty-caps/

JFX001
JFX001 UltraDork
9/18/13 4:08 p.m.

Looks badass.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/18/13 7:02 p.m.
JFX001 wrote: Looks badass.

Thanks.

mazdeuce
mazdeuce SuperDork
9/18/13 8:07 p.m.

Is this going to be a feature car? I'm pretty sure I'd subscribe to CM just for those articles.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/18/13 8:56 p.m.

The initial plan is do just the project car updates on the Classic Motorsports website, but if there's enough reader interest I'll bring it up during the next editorial chat.

Zomby Woof
Zomby Woof PowerDork
9/18/13 10:29 p.m.

My go-to rim, for years, was the Pontiac rally. That thing needs them in a big way.

mazdeuce
mazdeuce SuperDork
9/18/13 10:57 p.m.

Well I'm very interested. Does that count?

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
9/19/13 2:51 a.m.

I am always surprised that people with the round 5 1/2" headlights do not upgrade them to the similar sized BMW units for better optics..

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/19/13 4:26 a.m.
mad_machine wrote: I am always surprised that people with the round 5 1/2" headlights do not upgrade them to the similar sized BMW units for better optics..

Soon the car is getting E-code Hellas--way better light along with period-correct looks.

mazdeuce
mazdeuce SuperDork
9/19/13 6:23 a.m.

That's EXACTLY the kind of thing I want to know about. I've been staring at my wagon's lights wondering what would fit.

jdbuilder
jdbuilder Reader
9/19/13 6:27 a.m.
JoeyM wrote:
amg_rx7 wrote: No offense but God that thing is ugly.

You are wrong

I think he is right, it's ugly...but it's ugly in all the right ways.. And that makes it oh so right!

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