|Vandi's NAPA Auto Parts
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|Protecting your collector vehicle takes more than wax and a clean
rag. Real protection means being sure that all the time & money
you've spent will never been in vain.
The Sacchetti Agency has covered every one of the 20 classic
vehicles which CruisinBruce has owned over the past 15 years. In
fact, Sacchetti's rates were so much less, with customer service so
impressive that the Sacchetti Agency now covers all the
CruisinBruce daily drivers, plus home and properties as well.
After all, they're a Full Service insurance agency.
And just as importnat is the fact that the Sacchetti Family is a
long-time supporter of the local car-event scene. Frequently,
you'll see one of Richard's classic Oldsmobiles or his son Peter's
Corvette. Supporting the business ventures of our fellow
hobbyists? It's always been a main goal at CruisinBruce.com !
And now, the Sacchetti Agency is licensed to
handle your insurance needs in 8 states ! Whether
your wheels live in RI, MA or any of the 6 New
England states...plus, Florida and Nevada too for
you snow-birds: now you can carry the
piece-of-mind that the Sacchettis bring.
Would you like to find out more..?
Contact Richard or Peter Sacchetti at:
The Sacchetti Insurance Agency
845 Post Road Warwick, RI 02886
1962 Olds Starfire which
started its life in
The Sacchettis don't just
insure show cars..they
drive them too! Contact
the Sacchetti Agency via
the web-link below.
|Check-out R&R's machine work on the 351 in
CruisinBruce's 1969 Torino GT. Originally completed in
1997..it still delivers all the performance he needs !
|Check out the full line of available awards
from their home-page: just click Rainbow Creations
|*Awards & Trophies
|When you've got transmission problems,
you're going nowhere. Literally.
As far as I'm concerned, the transmission is one of the
most-complicated components in your car. Hey, I've
disassembled many vehicles out in my garage over the
years..but the one thing I always leave to the
professionals is the transmission.
Now..as I've said before, I would rather do business
with someone "inside" the hobby. That's why I'm
glad I met up with Steve Peluso and his crew at the
Lee Myles shop a few miles off I-95 in Dedham, MA.
Steve is a long-time Pontiac fan..and active member of
the Yankee chapter of the Pontiac-Oakland Club Int'l.
Transmissions ? There isn't one he doesn't know !
And after 25 years at the helm of his Lee Myles
shop..that comes as no surprise.
Get in gear and give him a call:
5201 Washington St, Dedham-W. Roxbury line.
|-No appointment needed
-Domestic & Foreign
-Free local towing with
major tranny service
-Specializing in Antique
and classic cars !
|Just check out his (good weather) daily driver:
a '65 Bonneville convertible. Shifts nice, too !
After a brief retirement which just wasn't for him...
Al is back to consult you on getting the perfect
tires for your classic or show vehicle.
Take it from CruisinBruce...
Big Al is the way to go
where the rubber meets the road.
Call Al at 401-377-8075 or 440-6157
|Or the on his '59
Big Al's !
|Big Al is BACK !
|Disassemble truck including cab and mechanical - Sandblast frame - Sand body
Sandblast misc parts - Stripped roof and sanded - Remove grease and paint chassis, coil springs, rear arm
controls, bumper brackets, and assorted hardware - Strip engine and trans of grease - Degrease all misc
parts of engine, sandblast, primed and painted all parts of engine - Pressure wash engine and trans
mount - Remove brake lines, misc parts near the rear end - Disassemble front suspension assembly, clean
and paint - Clean and paint all springs, knuckles, bolts, sway bar, trans crossmember, hood hinges, etc.,
and apply second coat to chassis - primed, and painted headlight buckets, lower A-arms, steering box,
engine crossmember, and trans crossmember - Seal cab, crossmember, hinges, swaybar and pain rear axle
- Clean gasket on intake manifold, hood block, heads, crank shaft and intake - Being installation of front
end - Remove rusted rocker panels, begin to weld holes in firewall - Degreased, cleaned, sandblasted and
painted rotor, bearings, e-brake, gas, and brake pedals - Install new hardware into calipers then install
calipers - Sandblasted, primed and painted tail lights, reverse light bezels, door latches, steering column,
2 sway brackets, inner/outer tie rod ends, and wiper arms - Cut rust off of rocker panels and fit
replacements - Fit new rockers and weld into place and dress welds - Sanded wheels, exhaust manifold,
panhard bar - Sanded, washed, primed and painted 2 grill supports - Fabricate patch panels for front and
rear window posts, weld and dress - Cleaned and installed new brake lines - Weld in windshield post
Paint rims white - Strip remaining truck of paint, sand fenders - Masked off fenders and clean Sand hood
& cowl - Repair l/f floor, kick panel, hinge pillar, lock post - Washed and primed fenders, cowl and hood -
Install outer rocker panel, cab corner and test fit doors and fenders - Cut all rust from r side, trim and fit
replacement panels, inner rocker, and rocker support and install Sandblasted bed of truck and rearend -
Transmission repair - Fit and install kick panel, lower hinge pillar, repair fire wall, fit and install r/s outer
rocker, make and install all misc patches needed - cleaned lug nuts, and install new radiator and cab
mounts - Repair all dents on tailgate, bond tailgate and fix letters - Fill and sand bed of truck - Begin
prep of undercarriage - Install radiator support, hang nose, cowl, doors, adjust shims for doors and body
shims - Alignment of r/s door, remove driprail, repair rust off roof and rail, reinstall driprail - Finish
aligning all parts to truck - Finish welding and modified door frame - Engine assembly - Valve repair -
Paint engine - Install new hoses - Sand blast brackets - Plastic work on fenders, doors, hood, cab,
firewall gutters, front post, prep for primer - Sand bed and apply 3 coats of filler primer - blocked out
spots and applied final coat of primer - install front shock hardware and rear axle brake lines on chassis -
finish sanding bed, final prime coat and 2 sealer coats for doors, fenders, hood cowl and bed - clean and
mask cab for paint, paint inside cowl - paint cab inside, firewall and underside - mask and wetsand
extension of cab for paint - install doors and align, repair minor imperfections, prep bolts for paint
clean truck, seam seal, apply white base - tape out stripes, roof apply gold paint to entire vehicle
including jams, edges, etc. - paint glove box door, make striker shims, paint shims and bolts - wet sand
and buff cab and doors - mount cab to chassis - cleaned and installed upper/lower radiator hoses, brake
line, throttle cable, choke cable, alternator and bracket from master cylinder to proportioning value,
cleaned and repaired dash wiring harness, brake pedal, emergency brake, accelerator pedal, interior
firewall pad - prepped and painted brake booster and mounting bracket then installed master cylinder -
masked off air filter housing, sand blast, prep, prime and paint - clean power steering pump in degrease
tank - remove pully and straighten - prep power steering pump, air conditioner compressor and brackets,
prime and paint - refit pully, cement door gaskets and weld bracket to switch box - sand hood, fenders,
mask backside for paint, install steering column, fabricate gaskets for door handles, repair door
mechanism, prep and paint steering column, repair heater box, prep and paint, install brackets for
column, dash work, clean window and moldings and install - install vent window rubbers, starer, battery,
distributor and wires, cleaned and scraped driveshaft for prime and paint - assemble both doors and
customize window tracks to fit windows - install door rubbers - clean and paint radiator and condenser,
install hood hinges and all small parts - prep, paint and install oil pressure lines, coil, bracket, voltage
regulator, condenser, horns, and wiring - finish install of engine - including all misc parts - install all dash
gauges, radio, speakers, etc. - rewire fuse block, and fabricate springs and hardware for shifter on
transmission - install ac, heater, etc. - clean, prep and paint tailgate - weld new header pipe on, install
new exhaust manifold, exhaust system and all misc small parts and fluids - clean and take rust off
drums and shoes - install all chrome, emblems, etc. - paint seat brackets and install all interior including
headliner - buff vehicle and test drive
American Classic Cars & Marine
680 Douglas St
|"Who do you go to for...?"
It's a question that I'm asked frequently at area car-events. Knowing that I've
dealt with people in just about any auto-related field imaginable, folks ask me to
recommend area individuals and businesses to help them with their automotive needs.
On this page, you'll find some of the products and services around Southern New
England which I've found to deliver everything promised...and then some. I have
offered a few personal thoughts on each, along with a link directly to the web-site
Assume that any business on this page is one I both recommend and make use of
myself...and remember to let 'em know you found them with Cruisinbruce.Com !
|Shouldn't the work on YOUR cool ride be that thorough ?
Visit American Classic..just off Route 146 in Uxbridge, near the
MA-RI line. And keep an eye out as you peruse the facility..you
just might see one of CruisinBruce's rides there for a little TLC !
It's the first thing someone notices when they lay eyes on "your baby." Face it--long before anyone ever gets
close enough to see how many horses you have under the hood, or that hand-made custom interior...
the first attention-getter is the gleam of that finish from across the display-field.
But how can you keep that shine when mother nature & road conditions are constantly working against you ?
|S3FUSION™ Professional Polish contains a special blend of Nano-polymer
molecules..so small, that they can penetrate far deeper than you can
fathom. Once applied, their advanced chemistry allows them to fuse to
each other in a deep bond you can't get with any other product.
I love the way S3 fills in the submicroscopic pores and abnormalities
present in surfaces of my cars without streaking or smearing. Over a
lifetime of old car passion..I think I've tried every polish ever offered--
but none has ever satisfied my need for shine like S3 !
|Twice the Shine in Half the Time. Contact Leo for S3 at 888-91-Shine...or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Leo brings the shine
Torino GT ragtop
|They're the finishing touch on your favorite
set of wheels.
The paint is just right, the window glass crystal
clear--but what really makes-or-breaks the
look of your ride is the trim pieces !
Do they shine or just lay there dull and
oxidized...or worse yet with gouges, creases &
other issues ? If you've always dreaded the
thought of having to package them up and
send them off to who-knows-where, worried
whether you'll ever see them again, your
solution is right here, close to home.
Over 25 years ago, Joe Grace started
Brightworks in the heart of Fall River, MA
with an incredible talent for returning stainless
and aluminum trim pieces to a showroom
original look & shine. Years later, Joe's son
Steve took over and continues the tradition of
craftsmanship, personally handling each piece,
one-at-a-time, until that metal shines like
|Take it from me...I
don't let just anyone
work on my '59
Plymouth wagon, but
with one piece of side
trim I was convinced.
There's no need to
search the country for
quality trim repair,
polishing. You can
trust Steve for YOUR
I sure do !
|*Auto Trim Polishing & Repair
|Click here for more info and
|Click the logo above for
|Without the right parts for your ride, you're going
nowhere fast. But who to turn to ? Let's face it...
when it comes to auto parts, you have dozens and
dozens of choices..but you need look no further
than Vandi's NAPA.
What makes Vandi different ? It's the people. From
Mike Vandi to every single person behind that blue
NAPA counter, you deal with professionals. They
know cars & trucks...they know the parts that make
them run (and stop) the way they should.
It's a little thing we call "NAPA know-how."
But it doesn't stop with modern-day drivers.
Vandi's stayed stocked with the parts you need to
keep your "baby" performing the way it should, too.
|I've been going to Vandi's NAPA for years...from parts
for my Torinos to my classic Station Wagons to
everything else I have on the road. Take it from me..
when the "CruisinBruce Garage" needs the right parts,
the first time...Vandi's is the first and only stop.
Look for Vandi in two locations...
W. Main St. in Dudley, MA
E. Main St. in Southbridge, MA
|Any "car-guy" will tell you.
His Garage is his "Castle," and the valuables inside that
castle are only as a secure as the doors that tuck them
safely away..from a one car garage to a whole shop !
How are YOUR garage doors. Do they latch properly ?
Are they weather-tight and solid and do they look as
good as they should ?
From all repairs to wide range of replacements & new
door installation, residential or commercial...people
have turned to Overhead Garage Door Co. for over
95 years to find quality in both products and service.
|As a man devoted to protecting his classic wheels,
CruisinBruce turns to Overhead Garage Door Company of
Worcester and Leominster. Keeping those wheels away
from both prying eyes and unpredictable New England
weather is of the utmost importance...and Overhead Door
sets all his concerns to rest.
Listen for more about Overhead Door Co. of Worcester
and Leominster on CruisinBruce's morning show at 100
FM "the Pike" every weekday to learn more..and when
YOUR doors need a little "help," just call 508-791-3912
for the genuine, the original Overhead Door.
| Rest in Peace, Joe G.