1955 Crown Victoria * Roy Evans * Spring Valley, CA"When my dad got out of the army in 1970 and needed transportation, he bought the '55 Vic off his brother for $150. My parents drove it for 10 years, then it sat in the garage and collected dust for 15 years," writes Roy Evans. Roys' brother, Richard, got the car running again in '95, but realized he wanted a '67 Mustang--Roy's car--even more. (That Mustang was featured in our April '08 issue--"Persistence Pays.") That put the '55 back into mothballs, until Roy revived it in 2002. An updated grille from a '56, and modern running gear from some late-model Mustang Cobras will help Roy make the show-and-go circuit, and a modern coilover suspension from Fat Man will make it streetable. Roy writes: "My dad jokes that he hopes to live long enough to see the car finished!"
1964 Ford Falcon * Jeff Wallace * Spokane, WAJeff Wallace has worked at Harbor Freight Tools for the last eight years, and in the last two of those years, he's also attended community college to graduate with an AAS degree in auto body repair. All that sounds like plenty fertile ground to concoct all kinds of ideas for this '64 Falcon. "I did this build because you don't see a lot of Falcons around. I have always liked the body style of the '64 hardtop, and after two years of trying to find one, I bought this one off of eBay in August 2005," writes Jeff. Jeff has done all the work himself, including the buildup of the 347 stroker. "I learned engines and how to do mechanical work from my dad, who has been a mechanic for 25 years. He also taught me some metal fab and bodywork.