'63 Dart GT • Mike and Cheryl Toupin • Fall River, MA
We typically don't include cars that made the previous Reader Projects editions, but Mike Toupin has made such impressive progress on his Pro Touring '63 Dart GT we had to show it. In a year's time he's finished the mini-tub, leaf-spring relocation, subframe connectors, and most of the fabrication work. The big news, however, is after installing an Alterkation front suspension he had room to drop in a 5.7L Hemi crate engine to create a one-of-a-kind Hemi Dart. Now he's moving to the bodywork and welding up 120-some-odd trim holes and blocking out the body. Just as we last reported, green is the hue with Lexus Sage Metallic getting the nod.