Projects: love them, hate them, can't live without them.
We thought we would take a look back at a few of the projects that have come through our shop over the years.
1928 Model A Ford.
One of the few Fords to ever make it on the yard.
this was our first "old school" Hot Rod with the traditional dropped axle, 4 bars front and rear, 283 , 9" Ford rear.
Like many of our projects they get sold before they get finished.
Early 50's Studebaker Truck - worked on this one with a friend, Camaro Clip slipped right into the stock frame for a great stance, big block Chevy engine, NOS fenders. Unfortunately it was lost in a garage fire - not mine - before it was finished.
Holley , more than 20 years ago in front of a 55 Nomad I found at Waterdown swap meet years ago. You know the little pictures people have taped to the side of their trailer - this was in one of those and was destined to be a " monster truck" going on a 4x4 chassis when I "saved" it. We had it a little while and ended up trading it for our first Nova wagon. I never heard of it again but would interested if anyone knows what happened to it.
This is our 2nd 63 Nova which we brought back from Iowa but was originally from Phoenix Arizona.
While we never really finished this car we did drive the wheels off it. When we started the business we had 3 totes full of Nova parts and a very small folding table we took to swap meets. Eventually we out grew it and moved up to our 69 Suburban. We have kept contact with this car since we sold it. It has had major upgrades and was the inspiration for the Nova wagon in Netflix's Umbrella Acadamy or so we have been told.
Our 69 Suburban came from one of the better suburbs of lower Chicago and going to get it was an adventure for another story - ask Holley. -It took me a couple of years to get it "done" and on the road but it served us well for many years before we replaced it with the 83 Suburban. It was built to tow a race car by the previous owner and it pulled strong and was a joy to drive.
1957 Suburban #2 - we had one previously that I got talked out of. this one came from Texas a long time ago and will hopefully be our swap meet truck someday - unless some one talks me out of this one too.
1956 Pontiac Safari 2 door hardtop wagon - like the Nomad but Pontiac. We actually bought this one to resell but the longer it hangs around the more I dream of building it. It would be a really cool delivery vehicle , great cruiser or I have even planned it as a gasser. It is for sale or interesting trade.
Projects - past and present - just a taste. thanks, Dave
A look into the cars of our past, who doesn't love flipping through old photo albums?