By The Numbers
Engine: Chevy 350 small-block
Transmission: Turbo 400
Suspension: modified four-link rear
Induction: Edelbrock intake & carb
Rear: GM 12-bolt from '72 GTO
Wheels: Centerline, 15x6 & 15x10
Tires: Mickey Thompson, 16x8.5 & 29x12.5

1963 Dart * Mike and Cheryl Toupin * Fall River, MA
This is another story that starts out with the Internet. Mike Toupin found this car online, and drove from Arizona to Michigan to pick it up. Mike says: "I have to admit, this was not my first choice for a street machine project. I originally wanted a '64 Falcon, but all the ones I found were already done, or too far gone. I expanded my search to include Valiants, Darts, Comets, and early Skylarks. I didn't want just another Mustang or Camaro, and I didn't get one." Once he got it home, he let his imagination fill with thoughts of 5.7L late-model Hemis and big fat tires. Mike is still deciding the color, but it's looking like green.

By The Numbers
Engine: 5.7L Hemi
Transmission: 4L65E AOD
Suspension: Alterkation K-member with coilovers and rack-and-pinion
Brakes: 12-inch Wilwood discs
Rear: Ford 9-inch with 3.50 gears and a True-Trac posi
Wheels: Billet Specialties (17- and 18-inch)
Tires: BFG KDW 205/50R17, 285/40R18

1973 Nova * Ben Meissner * Eagle Mountain, UT
While at the Brigham Young University studying industrial and transportation design, Ben Meissner picked up several projects, one being this '73 Nova. He felt like he got a good deal on it, but upon further investigation, he realized there was a lot of hidden damage. "Under the cheap seat covers were seats with most of the foam exposed, plastic floor mats covered with quarter-inch deep sand, fresh electrical tape hid broken and rotting wiring, and the subframe was bent. Ben complained. It was too late to turn back now, and the parts started going on the car. When it's done, Ben would like to see it with era-correct styling and modern performance.

By The Numbers
Engine: 350ci small-block Chevy
Transmission: Turbo 400
Suspension: 1-inch lowering springs, sway bars
Brakes: 12-inch late-model Camaro discs
Rear: ’79 Camaro 10-bolt with 3.36 gears and posi
Wheels: American Racing Torq-Thrust
Tires: 245/50R16 Z-rated