Author Archives: SACC Restorations

About SACC Restorations

We are a low-overhead company focused on selling high quality restoration parts for the Camaro, Firebird, Pantera, Impala, Chevelle, Corvette, Nova, and Mopar, at an affordable price.

El Camino Progress

Working on the bed. 🙂


Posted by on February 5, 2011 in El Camino


Our “Dexter” Room

Our plastic room for Sandblasting. Kinda looks like the ones on Dexter….. Hmmmm. 🙂

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Posted by on January 25, 2011 in General


Corvette Power

Corvette Power. Italian Style. The Z06 Pantera. Powered by Chevrolet.

The Z06 Pantera in the Making from SACC Restorations on Vimeo.

The all new DeTomaso Pantera with the 2010 LS376/480 Crate Motor with 480HP.

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Posted by on January 21, 2011 in Z06 Pantera


Z06 Pantera

When we first drove our Pantera at Willow Springs Raceway we were doing good. We made it through the whole weekend without a hitch. The last run. The last lap. Our oil pressure went to zero. Our engine stalled and we pulled off the raceway.

Willow Springs Pantera Run – 10/31/09 from Bell Productions Inc. on Vimeo.

We get home, pull it out of the trailer, and take it apart almost immediately. 
And after the engine is all apart we find this…..

The metal used to balance the crank shaft came out of the engine and did this….

Our block was shot… at least $2000 to fix it.

Willow Springs – The Aftermath from SACC Restorations on Vimeo.

We have been thinking of putting a new engine into it for a more modern experience. Now we have a reason. We sold all the good parts of the Cleveland for $3000. Now we’re up $5000 on the new engine. What did we decide you ask? The GM LS376/480. Brand new 2010 Crate motor.

We always get the question “Why would we choose a Chevy engine when its a Ford?”

Well we had many reasons for choosing our engine.

  • For one, its a Detomaso not a Ford. It was only “Powered by Ford.”
  • The power to price ratio of the LS376/480 was awesome. With the Modular motor most people drop in, I would have to supercharge it and modify it to get anywhere near the power of the LS3.
  • The LS376/480 make 480Hp and 475ft-lbs of torque. Out of the box. I would be lucky to get 350HP with the modular motor out of the box.

So our Pantera has been re-powered and is faster than ever before. I present to you, the Z06 Pantera.

Video from Willow Springs with The Z06 Pantera to Na Na Na by My Chemical Romance.

Posted by on January 19, 2011 in Pantera, Z06 Pantera



El Camino Progress…

We made ALOT of progress today…. bottom almost all stripped.

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Posted by on January 16, 2011 in El Camino


El Camino Progress

Already hard at work today on the El Camino. Hoping to get the rest of the bottom stripped!

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Posted by on January 16, 2011 in El Camino


El Camino Progress

Well about 3 months of working on the car we got the car completely taken apart. The body is off the frame and almost to bare metal.

We are working day in – day out on stripping it to bare metal. We have got the bed and inside left to do.

We will keep you updated daily on progress with pictures!

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Posted by on January 15, 2011 in El Camino