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POL Open House Car Show 2019 Wrap-up


October 22nd, 2019

POL’s 1963 Chevy Biscayne Build


June 6th, 2019

1966 Chevy Nova Build

Here are some pictures of our classic Chevrolet Nova restoration


April 14th, 2019

Featured Vehicle: 1968 Chevy Impala Fastback Hotwheels Edition

Well, I brought in the Impala from Ohio, USA to my country Malaysia in the year 2010. Upon inspection and registration, I drove it for 3 months to get accustomed to the LHD in a RHD country. It has a SBC 350ci TH350 and ran pretty well. 

As I run a restoration shop, I then decided to rebuild the Impala ground up. It took 2 years for the custom rebuild to a full 1:1 scale Hotwheels Edition , entered many shows and won many awards. All parts were ordered from USA and that took a while to arrive in batches. After the rebuild, I drove it for 2 years as a daily driver in the horrendous traffic conditions here but it roared like a lion every time you put pedal to the metal. No issues, no overheating, no dramas … one of the best cars on the Malaysian roads. 

A local rich man approached me and offered a price I couldn’t resist and decided to let it go and move on. 

Hatish Mayer, Malaysia

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March 27th, 2019

POL Photo Contest Winner: 1958 Chevy Yeoman Wagon

1958 Chevy Yeoman Wagon. Owner: Bob Rotondo – Peabody, MA.

At the start of the year POL held a photo contest for customers to submit their ride to be featured in upcoming magazine ads. These cars will be featured in our advertisements for major publications including Super Chevy Magazine, Chevy Hi-Performance Magazine, and more. Here we are sharing the second winner Bob Rotondo of Peabody, MA. Bob is the owner of a rare and beautiful Chevy Yeoman Wagon. You can hear his story below and see all of the details of his ride at the end of this post. Please have a look and let us know what you think in the comments below. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for Bob’s car in upcoming classic car magazines!

“This 1958 Yeoman was built in California by Mike and his father Jim.  It was a rust free and frame off project.  They finished it in 2003.  I purchased the car in 2013 from the second owner located in Oklahoma.  Since then the wheels have been changed, the engine compartment repainted and many chrome parts added. Out of all my hot rods, my Grandchildren, Aiden and Austin love going to McDonald’s in my Yeoman.  It’s a cool ride.” – Bob Rotondo – Peabody, MA.

Specifications

Engine – 383 stroker motor
700R4 transmission
9 inch Currie rear end

Wheels – Billet Specialty Wheels
18 X 9 fronts
20 X 10 rears
Nittos Tires
Tire size – fronts 245 – 40
Rears 255 – 35

Paint color – lemon ice pearl
California one-piece bumpers.

Interior – Grey Leather Interior
Bucket Seats & Console

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March 21st, 2019

POL Photo Contest Winner: 1957 Chevy Belair

1957 Chevy 2 Door Hard Top Bel-Air owned by Tom Navlan, Redondo Beach, Ca 

Last month POL held a photo contest for customers to submit their ride to be featured in upcoming magazine ads. These cars will be featured in our advertisements for major publications including Super Chevy Magazine, Chevy Hi-Performance Magazine, and more. Here we are sharing the first winner Tom Navlan of Redondo Beach, CA. Tom is the owner of an immaculate Chevy Belair. You can hear his story below and see all of the details of his ride at the end of this post. Please have a look and let us know what you think in the comments below. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for Tom’s car in upcoming classic car magazines!

“I grew up working on VW bugs. Owned several 1957 bugs from stock to big turbo racing motors. Then got burned out after racing them got to be too expensive. So I parked the last one in 2003. Haven’t been back in the scene till 3 years ago.

Fast forward to 2016 with this beautiful Bel-Air started only as a dream of owning a Bel-Air one day; never thinking I would ever own one. It didn’t start off as a car search either. I was saving up to buy a dump trailer for work. Which I later realized I didn’t have anywhere to park it. So I just keep saving and looking around on Craigslist. I was actually still looking at trailers even though I didn’t have a place to park one. 

Then a random item popped into the search. It was a very clean, complete t- bucket. That got time to thinking about owning a cool classic car to drive around and work on. While still saving up what I could I starting expanding my search eventually landing on an ad for a 1957 Bel-Air that runs. My budget wasn’t great, so a running bel-air was an amazing and surprising find. I couldn’t help but imagine myself driving a Bel-Air around no less a 57 my favorite year. 

So I called the guy up and he said it was still for sale and it was painted blue and he as lots of new parts for the car that just need to be put on. This was sounding too good to be true. We set up to see the car on the weekend, he sent me pics throughout the week. I was so excited, thinking of where I could cruise this thing and all. 

Then wouldn’t you know it he cancelled the day I was suppose to go look at it. Talk about being upset. He said it was too sentimental and he wasn’t ready to sell it and it was too cheap. I said I just don’t have any more money to offer. I threw out one last Hail Mary after several weeks and more texts that didn’t go anywhere. I said let’s revisit this till after the holidays and then you’ll have more time to let go and I’ll have more time to save more money. The 3 long months passed by and I reach out to him again and he said yes, I’m ready to sell. I was trying to keep my cool and not get to emotionally invested till I have the car in my possession, but man was I excited. So same thing he sent tons of pics of the parts and of the car. 

I drove the longest two and a half hours to see the car and potentially take it home. I pulled up to this blue electric paint. I was so happy the car had some amazing paint with just some small chips and tiny scratches here and there. This car was a jem. It had some funky things to it and it was missing lots of trim and interior items but still had tons of great potential with some work that I could take care of. We went on a test drive and it was amazing. Car had some issues but it worked and it was painted nice. We made the deal and loaded up the endless boxes of used and new parts. Over the corse of the next few months I had all the trim on and squared away all the drivability and safety issues. All I did to the paint was clay bared it and added a coat of wax. I can’t even begin to tell you how awesome it looked. I have done many more things big and small to the car but the bones are still the same as when I bought it.

I’ve driven this car to many car shows and cruise nights and the car is always a  huge hit. I’ve put about five thousand mile on it in the first year. Drove it to the Big Bear in 100 degree heat, had some issues but I made it there and back in one piece. I’ve also driven to San Diego about four times. It’s been a blast. The car even has its own Instagram page with many more followers than I have. Check it out @57belair57″

Owner – Tom Navlan, Redondo Beach, Ca 

Vehicle: 1957 Chevy 2 Door Hard Top Bel-Air

Owner: Tom Navlan, Redondo Beach, Ca 

Engine: 350SBC, A/C, power steering, Edelbrock carb and intake, MSD 6A and billet distributor, mid headers, dual flow masters 

Trans: turbo 350

Interior: stock seats and door panels with blue color matched fabric. Vintage A/C, stock dash with a billet steering wheel

Exterior: custom candy blue paint, Intro brand billet wheels 18’s in the front and 20’s in the rear. 

Suspension: Big brake kit up front and drum brakes for the time being in the rear. All stock trimmings on the outside. Car is lowered about 4 inches in the front and 2 in the rear. Tubular A-arms with adjustable coil over shocks and sway-bar. Rear is stock leaf springs 

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March 8th, 2019

Featured Vehicle: 1959 Chevy 3100 Apache Stepside

1959 Chevy 3100 Apache Stepside
1959 Chevy 3100 Apache Stepside

In 1999 my son bought this truck it was a basket case we put it in my heated shop! I bought it off of him so he and his new wife could have a down payment for a home! It sat in the corner for many years do to work and family obligations I would tinker on it but not much effort. After retiring for the 3rd time in 2016 my enjoyment was riding my Harley Davidson trike but, after getting side swiped and being in a coma for 4 weeks I decided done with motorcycles. So I started this build after installing disc brakes all 4 wheels, I installed a power steering unit for straight axle that I got from POL so easy to install. The bed work was done last winter. The motor is a 350 now 383 stroker, 700R4 trans. hooked to a camaro pos.trac rearend! The picture is Sept 1st 2018 where my school teacher girlfriend and I got married in my backyard. The truck seeing daylight for the first time in 18 yrs.  Since then I have completely finished the bed sides, fenders, driver side is dished and I have the original spare tire carrier for that. The paint of the metal is the only thing hired out; color chosen for the truck is 1996 HD Mystic green. Using different companies for parts POL is a favorite one that I really like working with. Now I have moved to the inside of the cab final completion time this spring. My new wife wants to go to car shows and show off our beauty!!

Thank you POL.


Ben Corn (Pops)

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March 5th, 2019

Featured Vehicle: 1967 Chevy C10 Pickup

Here is my 1967 Chevy c10. I have your 4 wheel disc brake conversion as well as the brake booster and master cylinder. I have some of your other products on it to. Love the selection of products and your prices are fair. Thanks.

Ricky N.

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February 19th, 2019

Featured Vehicle: 1973 Dodge Challenger

“Hi guys at POL! I am building a 1973 Dodge Challenger that has been with us since 1989. Started off as a 383 big block Chrysler with 727 torqueflite transmission. I drove it to high school and after it sat for a while until I had the idea of just having a car with a nice paint job. It didn’t turn out that way i ended up over the years redoing this entire car. At the time I had the 383 rebuilt and transmission as well up until about 2 years ago when a 6.1 hemi deal came across and it was something I had to have. The 383 came out and the heart transplant began. I got the 6.1 to fit and 545rfe trans was a larger then the 727 but I got it with a little bit of fabrication work . I recently went ahead and redid the front suspension with the new combo and ordered the POL drop spindles for chrysler e bodies . They so far have worked like a champ and it’s been an awesome car to drive with it’s transformation. I have left interior work and the ac/heat but i’m glad to be nearing the end of this project to help the LS swap on Dad’s 73 Chevy Camaro. 🙌🏼 ” – Ryan

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February 4th, 2019

Featured Vehicle: 1955 Chevy Nomad Wagon

“Working on a 1955 nomad with my dad brother and friends. We did an LS7 swap. The body looks kinda rat rod-ish I am currently installing a few parts from POL. Front and rear seat bar installed. Front control arms with coil overs and disc brake conversion kit. We are about to start working on the rear. Thanks, Bill”

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January 28th, 2019

Pro Street Chevy Chevelle SS

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November 5th, 2018

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November 5th, 2018

1968 Plymouth Barracuda Classic Car

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November 5th, 2018

Black Plymouth Barracuda Prostreet Classic Muscle Car

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November 5th, 2018

Featured Classic: 1971 Plymouth Barracuda

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November 5th, 2018

Featured Classic: 1969 Plymouth Barracuda 440

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November 5th, 2018

Featured Classic: Rare 1970 Plymouth Barracuda with 426 Hemi

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November 5th, 2018

Raffle Donations Are Pouring In For POL’s 2017 Open House!

Preparation for Performance Online’s 3rd annual 2017 open house is gearing up!  Our team has been hitting the streets with local vendors for raffle donations.  Here is a current list of company donations for this years raffle:

  • Creative Souls Art Lounge – 2 qty. $31 gift cards
  • Gold Eagle
  • Home Depot – BBQ
  • Kyndy’s Donuts – donating donuts the morning of the show
  • O’Reilly’s Auto Parts – 4 buckets of goodies (car wash, etc)
  • Rock & Brews – T-shirts & gift cards
  • Rocky Mountain Chocolate – $20 gift card
  • Skull Canyon Zip Line – 2 qty. $85 value tickets
  • The Hot Dog Shoppe – $25 gift card
  • Tim Kennedy – Virtual reality headset
  • Napa Auto Parts – Napa Toy Semi-truck
  • Bear Alignment – 2 qty. gift certificats
  • The Woodshed – T-shirt
  • Sta-bil – Goodie bags
  • Hagerty – Goodie bags
  • Speedway Motors – Goodie bags

Mark Christoper Chevrolet also stepped up to the plate and delivered a great amount of toys for our Toys for Tots donation.  This is a great start towards our donation and we are excited to be able to help make some children smile.  Don’t forget to bring an unwrapped toy to add to our donation to Toys for Tots.

Mark Christopher Chevrolet Toys for Tots Donation

The 2017 Performance Online Open House is coming up quickly.  Don’t forget to pre-register your vehicle to be displayed at our open house.   Please click here to pre-register your vehicle for our show.


September 8th, 2017

Performance Online at the 2017 BROTHERS Truck Show & Shine

This year POL sponsored one of the largest Classic Chevy & GMC Truck Shows in the world. We brought down our very own home built POL C10 to the show and were happy to be able to hang out and talk shop with a bunch of fun people. It was a great turn out with over 500 classics! Check out the photo gallery below to get an idea of some of the awesome rides.


August 31st, 2017

ClassicCars.com Article Featuring Aldan American C10 Build Using POL Trailing Arms

The Harmola brothers, owners of Aldan American, have a 1971 C10 build that was featured on an article on ClassicCars.com.  This ground up build is centered around building a C10 race truck that can match the handling and performance of a new Corvette!  Utilizing modern suspension design with state of the art Aldan American adjustable coilover shocks, the Harmola brothers will do just that.  Plans for the build include IFS suspension up front with Aldan American coilovers and upgraded rear coilover suspension in conjunction with Performance Online rear trailing arms.  They plan to utilize Wilwood disc brake conversions at all four corners of the truck to help them with braking performance after performing an LS motor swap with a T-56 6speed manual transmission.

Parts acquired for this truck include Performance Online’s exclusively designed rear tubular trailing arms which were designed for increased strength while keeping weight to a minimum.  Another great feature of the trailing arms is the ability to easily attach a rear sway bar.

Click here to see our 1960-72 Chevy C10 Extreme Performance Trailing Arms

In conjunction with our tubular rear trailing arms, they opted for our adjustable trailing arm crossmember that has built-in Anti Squat provisions.  The crossmember (pictured below) gives you 4 different positions on the trailing arm mounts to allow for adjustment with anti-squat.   This crossmember works exceptionally well with lowered vehicles and conveniently bolts into the stock location of your C10 truck.

Click here to see our 1963-72 Chevy Truck Trailing Arm Crossmember with Anti Squat Provisions

For more information on the Aldan American C10 build article within ClassicCars.com, please click here!


August 28th, 2017