For me there was always something I liked about Classic cars, Hot rods, and Muscle cars. Ever since I was a little kid I could remember drawing up some fictitious race car and wanting to have one.
After I graduated High School and got a decent job I decided to transform my 77 Cutlass Supreme into a Hot Rod. It was lots of fun, but it just wasn’t fast enough. It weighed too much and it was hard to get parts for it. I ended up selling it for parts and decided to buy a Race Car. A 1967 Camaro with a 454 Big Block, Turbo 400, and Posi Rear with 488 Gears.
The car was pretty fast and just needed a few minor things. I was concerned about safety so I had the roll cage updated and a ladder bar suspension installed. Eventually I made more dramatic changes to the car. I removed the front end and doors and replaced them with fiberglass. I sent the car to the body shop for some body work and a new paint job.
A few more years went by and I decided to do some more upgrades. Such as a complete engine overhaul with a new Lunati Roller Cam and Brodix aluminum heads. Rebuilt Transmission, New Superior Axles, New Cowl Hood and much more. This also included some new paint inside and out.
Eventually my life and job changed, I had less time to race and the car became unusable on the street. It pretty much just sat in the Garage and I couldn’t really enjoy it as much as I used to when I was a kid. Because of this and a few other reasons I decided that it would be best to put the car back into its original state.
I figured I would restore it and put a modern engine and transmission in it along with some new rims and tires and possible a new paint job. When I started to work on the car I ended up uncovering lots of rot and rusted out panels that were too far gone to fix or were cut out by the previous owner. Each time I worked on the car I found some more things wrong with it and it became a bigger project than I thought it would be.
This is where the story stops and my journey begins, my new project ‘Redemption‘…