1966 Chevelle convertible project.
I have always liked 66 Chevelles and they are really cool with the top down. Easy to get parts for, take a variety of driveline combinations, drive nice when they are finished - a great addition to any collection or the ultimate project if you are only ever going to build one car.
I have been pretty busy the last couple of days with a swap meet Sunday and the election yesterday. Today I came across this old school bus that would look great in the yard - I'm not sure if it would go under the garage door to work on it though. 1952 Chev bus
pick up a late model casino shuttle or short bus and do a driveline swap with serviceable brakes and suspension. Pop in a turbo diesel or v10 maybe an Allison transmission. Paint it anything but school bus yellow, set the interior up for swap meets and drag racing and away we go, Oh yah, put on a big hitch so we can go pick up all these cars we want in style...
1969 Chevrolet Suburban 3 door trucks are pretty rare.
1967 International Travelall trucks are pretty rare.
We often have the discussion about the ultimate vehicle for our business. Except for parking in tight spaces and getting stuck in heavy traffic uphill our Suburban is pretty close to the ultimate vehicle for our business. Several compromises have been made which gives it limit factors the way it is but some of those can be corrected when we freshen it up this year or next.
If we switched to a 1967 International Travelall we would have an unique fresh slate to start with. We could chose from any brand of driveline, Diesel, gas, any brand, auto or stick - overdrive . We could upgrade the brakes and steering, play with the stance...
Bracebridge is nice this time of year - maybe we should go for a drive.
Is it a coincidence that we met a guy on a horse on the way up town this afternoon and tonight there is a carriage in my blog? My 37 is a McLaughan Buick . They were known to be built with excellent fit and finish. It is rumoured that Buick considered using a McLaughan Buick for the New York auto show but they thought it might make the expectations of the US market too high. I don't know much about horses but I would love to have a carriage like this in my collection.
McLaughan Doctor's carriage.
Usually I prefer long box trucks because they carry more stuff. I got to thinking - there are lots of times when we aren't carrying any thing at all - so a short box would be easier to park and higher on the cool factor too. tonight's GMC Short box looks like a great start on a really nice truck 1972 GMC Sierra Grande