This is a classy, hot rod woody. Many great features, ready to impress.
EXTERIOR: Very unique and classy. A chopped woody, doesn't get much more classic hot rod then that. The chop was done so well it looks like Ford made it that way. The metal is real straight and has beautiful paint. It has a little extra dose of flake and the clearcoat is polished smooth and glossy. Up front all of the chrome including the grill, headlight bezels, bumper have all been redone. In back it was simplified by removing the spare tire and original taillights. Tear drop lights and a flush gas cap were installed, licenseplate was countersunk. The tailgate functions as it did originally. Beautiful real wood, two different contrasting colors and wood grains. Door handles were eliminated and pop open with a button. All new smoked glass, it's not a stick on tint. Rear windows still slide open. Reproduction 15 inch Kelsey Hayes style wire wheels with spinner hubcaps and a set of fat white wall BFG radial tires really class it up.
INTERIOR: What's better than bucket seats? 4 bucket seats! It has a full length custom console that goes front to back. Four bucket seats out of a 68 Chevelle have been completely recushioned and reupholstered, the door panels were redone to match. Headliner is redone in a nice fabric, the visors too. Carpeting was very nicely installed front to back. All the interior metal is painted to match the outside. Custom gauges were neatly placed in the factory holes including a tachometer. The tilt steering column has a beautiful banjo wheel. The console was made from the same wood as the outside. It is home to a CD stereo, power window switches, air conditioning vents and a compartment. There are seatbelts for everyone. Overall inside this car is exceptionally nice, the fit and finishes are very impressive. I noticed an updated fuse block under the dash.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT: It has something I have not seen before, a custom made stainless cover. It looks cool. Someone spent some time fabricating it and it is easily removable. Under the shroud is a clean motor compartment. It is powered by a Vortec 350 motor. Upgraded with aluminum intake, Holley carb and HEI ignition. New heat and air conditioning system is neatly installed. An aluminum radiator with auxiliary electric fan keeps it running cool. There is a new power brake system. It is very proper, all the components are installed neatly, wiring, nuts and bolts all look good. All the finishes are smooth and shiny.
UNDERSIDE: The body was off the frame for a thorough restoration of the underneath. Many nice improvements were made to make it a great driver too. Up front it has a new custom suspension and steering unit, looks like a Heidts. It includes power rack & pinion steering, independent suspension with tubular control arms, disc brakes and new shocks. Bottom of the motor is clean, starter, flywheel cover look new. Has Turbo 350 trans, it also looks fresh. In back it has 10 bolt rear end, leaf springs, drum brakes and new shocks. E-brake is hooked up, brake lines and hoses were replaced. Fuel tank was replaced. Has dual exhaust all they to the back. Floors appear really clean, painted maroon. The frame is clean, painted black.
It is classy, unique and a very comfortable car. Someone could really enjoy this car, actually 4 someone's. Room for 4 adults and a cooler, lawnchairs. Sorry no surfboard!
Power disc brakes
4 Bucket seats
Tilt banjo wheel