I restored this car from start to finish myself I did however , have some help from some friends and family with some of the labor intensive jobs like block sanding, bead blasting and hanging and welding of the exhaust system. This was a full blown frame off rotissorie restoration. I started this restoration march 15th and finished september 18th 2008. I'm a paint and bodyman and I use to work in a high end restoration shop in Ga. Currently doing business jet aircraft interiors.
Some features of this car include: Smoothed firewall and doorjams, 454 engine, 4 speed transmission with pistol grip hurst shifter, knee knocker tach, hotchkis springs, ureathane bushings, console, bucket seats, smoked glass throughout, aluminum radiator, stainless catch can, optima battery and polished billet battery top hold down, chrome one wire alternator with billet specialties alt bracket, chrome fluid dampner harmonic balancer, hooker ceramic coated headers, 3'' aluminized exhaust with flowmaster 40 mufflers , drilled and slotted disc brake rotors, endurashine edelbrock airgap intake, high volume water pump, 750 holley, HEI distributer with taylor spiral core wires, chrome brake booster, proportioning valve and master cylinder, stainless fuel and brake lines throughout with silicon brake fluid.
Lokar pedals and throttle cable. Exterior is basically stock SS trim with vinyl top, Custom candy green paint over pearl in black, laser straight body sanded and buffed to a mirror flatness with exceptional depth of image. Wheels are 15'' torque thrust IIs with BF Goodrich TA radials.
Went to Super Chevy Show in Atlanta Oct 3-5 2008 and took 64-67 Modified Chevelle winner award, Best paint award and Best Chevelle award.
car off the rottisorie and going onto the frame.
Changes since 2008
azmusclecar on May 25, 2015 said:
THAT COLOR POPS!!!!!! I won't ask how many hours went in to block sanding but hats off for a job well done. Body lines, gaps, all perfect. That doesn't happen by accident. Any interior shots? Let's see that pistol grip shifter. Great color combination from top to bottom....thumbs up...........congrats on the well deserved awards. Cars like this make choosing awards an easy job when they are done so well.[Reply to this comment]
azmusclecar on Jan 11, 2016 said:
Greg...Greg ...Greg....you need to stop raising the bar of achievement on this car. Everytime I see it..IT MAKES ME GREEN (sorry) WITH ENVY. I think it's time you moved on to another project. I have a 64 Corvette that can use your help. I'll drop it off and use your Chevelle while you bring my Vette to the level of your Chevelle. Whatya think? 2 weeks? 3 Max? Take your time.
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Anonymous on May 10, 2016 said:
Love the color...any chance of getting that recipe, or putting me in touch with the painter? I have a 72 that that color would be amazing...[Reply to this comment]