1967 Mustang * Rick Kowalski * Emeryville, CanadaRick Kowalsi had worked for Ford Motor Company for 13 years, but was recently laid off. With the spare time, Rick decided to un-bury his '67 Mustang project he's had stored at a friend's house for 11 years. When Rick went to pick it up, he found a '95 T-bird right next to it. Rick explained: "My friend, Matt, and I decided to do a little Canadian Redneck engineering, and cut the roof off the T-Bird and stick the '67 Mustang body on top. We had the lovely gravel floor to be our workbench. As a machinist, I know how important a work surface is." So far, this build has cost a lot in labor, but not much in cash. Maybe Rick should look for a new job.
1973 Duster * Joe and Conner Drab * Rocklin, CAThe name of this game is "budget." Joe Drab has been helping his son, Connor, find a project car to work on during the years he will still live at home. They were looking for a `68-74 Camaro, Chevelle, or El Camino, but had no luck within their budget. Usually, we don't think to turn to Mopars when budget is a concern, but Joe's $5,000 budget brought up many more options for the post-'70 Mopars. This picture was taken the day the team picked up Connor's new ride. Good thing the wipers and defroster worked, because it was a cold and wet ride home. The Drabs haven't developed a solid plan yet, but know the first things that have to go are those wheels.