1971 Chevy Chevelle – Resto-Mod Build

Owner: John Anderson

Work Performed:

  • GM High Performance ZZ383 Stroker Engine
  • Transmission upgraded to TH200R4
  • Diff upgraded to Dana 60 with Eaton Posi-traction
  • Intake and carb upgrade
  • HEI Electronic Ignition Conversion
  • Modern R134 Air Conditioning
  • Headers and performance exhaust system
  • High flow radiator & custom shroud
  • Four wheel disc brake conversion
  • Tube style front control arms
  • High Performance shocks and springs
  • Upgraded sway bars front and rear
  • Variable ratio steering box
  • Custom gauge installation

Briefly about the project

John has been a dedicated car enthusiest since before he could drive. He has a few classic that he loves that are mainly stock. He wanted a classic car that has a better driving experience than stock but with a clean and subtle look. He searched out clean 1971 and imediately consulted with Greg Sisk about what kind of build we would do. The engine and drive train was completely changed out. The engine was updated with serpentine belt drive and modern air condition. The brakes and suspension were updated to compliment the engine performance. John had many ideas to update the interior including new gauges custom installed by Greg. We have built him a resto-mod that drives friendly around town with normal driving but comes alive when you squeeze on the gas it wakes up. The car has the right combination of performance, drivability, handling and braking. Looks like a Chevelle but drives lik a Camero!

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