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"This Year was very difficult for me and my family. We came home late sunday night the first weekend of January to find our house on fire. After the realization that there isn't anything you can do to stop the situation, we had to sit and watch our home burn to ground with my first vehicle ever sitting in the carpool. My dad helped me purchase the car when I was only 14 and I started working side jobs to pay him back. It helped me learn a life lesson early on, that you have to work hard to get what you really want. Something I carried with me my whole life. The car was a true SS 1969 Chevelle, the original 396 was in storage and a 496 stroker big block was sitting in it place. The chevelle was 85-90% complete and waiting for funds to finish the interior and trim.After some very hard times and alot of heartbreak we have started rebuilding our home and now we'll be able to have a garage to have a proper place to restore our beloved chevelle. Plans include media blasting every piece and restore the chevelle better than before. Eastwood's product would be an amazing help with this huge task of restoring our beloved chevelle once again. Thank you for this opportunity, Emmanuel Koutouzos"
I'm ready to vote:
You know how it is when you're at a car show...you're shooting the bull with the boys when the discussion gets around to muscle cars. Everyone's got an opinion on what the top American muscle cars are, and each muscle car fan has his or her own "list".
But I came across this list on the SenseTheCar.com blog, and to me it's hard to argue with the choices (as long as it's not listed in any particular order!).
The cars are listed below. If you disagree, feel free to give us your list in the comments section below.
Immortalized forever as the "General Lee" in the TV show, "The Dukes of Hazzard".
"Critics in its day pointed out the sluggish steering, sparse interior and unsteady brakes, but once the GTO hit a straight line, it blew its competition out of the water."
"...in 1970, Chevrolet released a bombshell with the Chevelle SS and its jaw-dropping 450-horsepower engine."
"One of the longest-lived muscle car models, thanks to its persistent popularity."
"The most successful muscle car of all time...synonymous with the kind of raw power and thrills the world expects from a brilliant piece of American engineering."
Mark here in R&D has been a busy guy! Between his job designing, testing, and bringing great Eastwood products to your home, he has been restoring this 1985 Monte Carlo SS. Working weekends and evenings over the winter and this summer, he has been able to put together a pretty sweet Monte! Here are some of the specs and great products he used along the way. Enjoy!
1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
355cid Vortec small block
Built, TH200 tranny
GM rear with 3:73 gears and Powertrax posi unit
New interior, 2”cowl hood
Metal fab work on quarters, rockers, etc
The body was painted with Eastwood Gray Urethane Primer, block sanded and spray with Eastwood Muscle Color Urethane Can Am Classic White paint.
It had a 2.5” drop in front, 1.75” in rear, boxed control arms with the Eastwood Mig 175 and fitted with urethane bushings.
The frame, suspension components and rear were media blasted with the Eastwood 100lb Media blaster and crushed glass media. Those parts were then sprayed with Eastwood Self Etch Primer and top coated with Eastwood Original Chassis Black. New rotors, master cylinder, calipers and drums naturally were finished in Eastwood Detail Gray, followed by stainless steel hard brake lines and new rubber hoses.
Under the hood was detailed with Eastwood'sSpray Gray, Aluma Blast, Detail Gray, Under Hood Black, Internal Frame Coating. The engine was painted with Universal Aluminum Ceramic Engine Paint, and Universal Gloss Black Ceramic Engine Paint on the brackets accessories, pulleys, etc
Now that he has 2 nice finished classic cars in his garage, the question is which one does he drive!?!
Dan S. is a pretty regular face, and friends with the guys in the Eastwood retail store. He always seems to have some sort of awesome project going on. Some of you may remember the last time he stopped in to visit in his recently finished 1965 Project GTOhhhh myy!. Today happens to be Dan's birthday (Happy Bday Dan!- EW staff), and he decided to take a cruise in his most recent project, this 1963 Chevy Impala SS. This car is numbers-matching with a 427 4-speed. As with any project, they never seem to be done, Dan mentioned he will be working on detailing the engine bay a little more and then just enjoying it. It's nice to see all of the different uses of Eastwood products that go into these projects! I snapped off a few pictures; check them out below!