'67 Mustang Terry Steinhaus Detroit Lakes, MN
Terry Steinhaus' son is building a tribute Mustang Cobra II to look like the one Terry bought brand new in 1978, so he needed to find a project for himself. Luckily, his two boys solved the problem by dragging this '67 Mustang out of a field as a Christmas present. It had been sitting neglected for 18 years, but just a little tinkering brought the engine to life. The theme for the Mustang will be '70s street machine with glasspacks, air shocks, and wide tires, so a tired 289 would never do. Terry pulled the engine for a full rebuild and is now in the process of replacing and patching all the rusty bits.
'70 Camaro RS/SS Ryan Newman • Sevierville, TN
As a lifelong Camaro fan, Ryan Newman was thrilled when he finally got his dream car in the summer of 2008, a '70 RS/SS. It was fairly rough, but all the important matching-numbers stuff was still there, which made Ryan's life easier since he wanted to restore it back to factory standards. During the resto he even wrote a letter to the original owner. She emailed him back a week later and sent photos of the Camaro when it was new. It had been purchased by her right after college from a dealership in Ryan's town.
'57 Ford Custom • James Potter • Saucier, MS
Nothing seemed to be able to take the place of the '57 Ford James Potter foolishly sold in 2005, so he sold everything and sought out a new project. This $900 Custom came from a field in Texas where it had been parked since 1968 after a brief racing career. That's ideal since James' previous '57 ran 11.31 in the quarter-mile and this one needs to be at least as fast using the same kind of old-school parts. Of course being a product of the '80s, old school for James means a tunnel-ram intake, Toploader four-speed, Cragar aluminum wheels, and so on. So far the framerails and spring hangers have been moved inward to clear up to 14 inches of rubber, and the bodywork has begun.