The 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 body shell survived its trip to the media blaster! We were expecting heavy rust in the trunk floor and quarter panels, and we got what we expected. The floors are amazingly solid considering the back half of the car was so corroded. We have a giant stack of all new sheetmetal to rebuild this car, follow along to see the progress!
Speedway Motors G-Comp Front Suspension Kit for ’62-’67 Chevy II
Speedway Motors is bringing modern handing at an affordable price to early Nova owners with its all-new G-Comp Front Suspension Kit for ’62-’67 Chevy IIs. This performance IFS kit is a complete bolt-in front frame assembly designed around Speedway’s exclusive G-Comp spindles and engineered for optimum handling and vastly improved ride and control. It boasts a wide range of great features:
- Clean-sheet IFS design based on Speedway’s forged G-Comp spindles
- Precision handling with optimal negative camber gain
- Caster adjustable with laser cut inserts; camber adjusted with shims
- 2x3-inch .120-wall steel tube rails for increased stiffness
- 11-inch disc brakes standard; up to 13-inch available
- Lowers car 3- to 4-inches from stock, depending on wheel and tire
- Allows use of 18x9-inch front wheels and 255 size front tires
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The V8 Speed & Resto Shop just completed the '69 Chevelle, and we've added a huge build thread showing this car from start to finish in the V8TV Forum! Click the link or the pic to check it out, and don't forget to register in the forum to post comments or share your own car build story!
We're not happy about this one either...
More than three decades after taping a full-page ad ripped from a 1965 car magazine above his bunk on an Alaskan crab boat, Mark Hovander is touring the country this year with the same Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang pictured on that page.
Hovander and his crosstown friend John Atzbach are big fans of the first-generation Shelby Mustang, and between them they own two of the three original prototypes. As Mustang enthusiasts across the country and around the world celebrate 50 years of their favorite pony car, Hovander and Atzbach are bringing their cars to nine different events in 2014, including this weekend’s 40th annual Mid America Ford and Shelby Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Hovander’s car bears Shelby serial number SFM5S003, while Atzbach owns SFM5R002. Those numbers identify the cars as two of the three original prototypes used by Shelby American to develop the road-going and racing versions of the GT350.
“In 1980, I went up to Alaska to work on a crab fishing boat to earn some money in order to buy a 1965 GT350,” said Hovander. “Since space was limited, we were only allowed one duffel bag. I was a huge Shelby Mustang fan, so in addition to my clothes, I brought an ad for the GT350 that I had ripped out of an old Shelby American magazine.
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