Archive for March, 2010

Finally! 65 to 68 Catalina & GP Trunk Pan Set!

Friday, March 26th, 2010

After months of waiting, annoucunces the availability of 65 to 68 Catalina and Grand Prix Trunk Pan Sets.  These only fit Catalina 2 door models (sedans & hardtops) and Grand Prix models.  They do not fit convertibles or Bonnevilles or Star Chiefs either.  All together, there are 4 different trunks used in 65-68 full size Pontiacs.  Next up will be 65 to 68 Bonneville & Star Chief convertible and four door Trunk Pan Sets (done as of 8-20-2010!).  Looking for the other two patterns….65-68 Catalina four door/convertible and 65-68 Bonneville 2 door hardtop trunk pans in good enough shape to use as patterns.    These are in two pieces for easy installation. will be reproducing the 65-68 Trunk Mounts also, however the 61-64 Trunk Mounts can be substituted as they are almost identical.  $239 plus $75 UPS shipping in the lower 48 states.  IN STOCK NOW!!!!


Troubles with Website……..

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Hi:  I am having troubles with this website as it was built on an incorrect base.  It was built on a WordPress base, which is a blog based website.  It should have been built on a base such as Magenta.  I am sorry it is so hard to order parts or naviagate the parts for sale area.  I put my trust in a person who apparently was not well versed in website construction.  I believe he meant well, but he used an incorrect format.  Because of this, I have not really been able to update certain areas with new information and photos.  This will change over the next few months.  There may be times when the website is down for major upgrades and changes.  The good news is that when it’s finished, it will be so much better for all of us.  Also, I would like to take this time to thank all of you that have written about the site.  It feels good to know I am doing something to help people out.   It’s been a tough year for parts and car sales.  I thank those who have purchased items as it keeps this effort going forward.  My partner in the reproduction end of things, Les Kapaun, has always been a true friend and his efforts are endless.  My son Leslie Kyle, the owner of, is taking over as webmaster.  Thanks to all and PLEASE get out and vote this year.   Thank you!  LK

Second Reproduction Part in the works!

Thursday, March 11th, 2010 is set to release its second reproduction part…the 1965-1968 Z-Bar Bellhousing Bracket with or without Ball Stud.  This part was being provided in the last couple years by a person fabricating them and selling in Smoke Signals.  They functioned correctly however did not look like the original item.  He ran out and apparently did not want to make any more so we stepped in and made our an exact reproduction.  As with all our reproduction parts, they are made in the USA right here in the Twin Cities and use US made steel.   This bracket bolts to the bellhousing and holds up the Z-Bar on the engine side for 65-68 full size cars.  Price is $64.95 w/o the ball stud or $81.95 with.  Shipping is $6.80 USPS Priority Mail.  These started shipping on April 12, 2010.   Call Les at 651-280-9681 to order now.

65-68 Z-Bar bracket

65-68 Z-Bar bracket