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Unread 04-21-2011, 09:36 PM
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We are just getting underway on a 66 Chevelle for Mike, a new customer from the east coast. This one will be a cool blend of old and new. The plans are to retain the stock exterior look of the car, but go with the best of the everything under the car. Mike had a 66 back in high school, and wanted to re-create the car with modern performance and drive-ability. The original inline 6 that he had in high school is getting replaced with an 800 HP 572 with a T-56 behind it. The old frame will be replaced with one of our new Fast Track, Low-Profile Chevelle Chassis. The color will be the same Madeira Maroon that Mike's original car was with black interior. There are a lot of other details left to iron out and I'll keep them updated as we proceed. Here are the renderings that we have so far from Eric Brockmeyer.





The first car that Mike purchased and sent out to us was...... well, not much of a car left at all. After looking it over, it was decided that we should find a new candidate for Mike's project. This thing was to the point that there was not a salvageable panel left on it anywhere. Take a look.











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The decision was made to start looking for a different car to begin the build rather than blow a huge chunk of the budget on rust repair. We found a super clean, solid car out of Texas that should put us a few months ahead. The car arrived on Wednesday and we are going to get it torn down and then out to media blasting next.







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Nice, really looking forward to see what you guys do to this one (subscribed)
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WOW...the original candidate was a swiss cheese nightmare!
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Looking forward to this. Who do you guys use for blasting, I'm starting a new project and need the body blasted.
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WOW...the original candidate was a swiss cheese nightmare!
lol, no doubt. There wasn't anything good in that car.

Great renderings. I much prefer the 2nd version.
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Looking forward to seeing this build I would love to have one of your frames for my car. Keep the pics rolling!
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I am sure this will be another award winning ride!!!Please keep posting updates. Scott M.
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This is gonna be a great project. Another big block .
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lol, no doubt. There wasn't anything good in that car.

Great renderings. I much prefer the 2nd version.
I agree!! I am not feelin the wheels on the first rendering... They don't fit the build.. Can't wait to watch this come together!
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