By The Numbers
Engine: GM LS6 big-block crate engine, forged crank and rods, forged pistons with Total Seal gapless rings, ported rectangular-port heads with Manley 2.25 and 1.88 stainless valves, COMP solid-roller cam, Pro Magnum roller rockers, Holley HP 1000 carb
Trans: Muncie M-21 close-ratio, Hurst linkage
Suspension: Global West springs, negative roll upper control arms and stock lowers with Del-A-Lum bushings, GM B-body spindles, and 1.125-inch sway bar up front. Global West upper and lower control arms and springs in the rear.
Brakes: IROC 1LE 12-inch discs in the front with 1/2-ton truck calipers and Performance Friction pads, Ford Explorer calipers and 11-inch rotors
Rearend: Drivetrain Direct 9-inch with 1/2-inch stud 31-spline axles, Auburn Pro Series diff, and 3.70 gears
Wheels: 15x7 '80 Z28 Camaro
Tires: 235/60R15 and 255/60R15 BFGoodrich Radial T/A
Future plans: surprising people at stoplights and convincing others that it's a very, very rare factory big-block Malibu

'64 Falcon • Carrie Hensley • Mountain Home, AR Starting with an average plain-Jane little Falcon that belonged to the grandmother of a family friend (who we hear wishes he hadn't passed it up now), Carrie Hensley and her husband replaced, rebuilt, and refurbished every single part on the car to create a fun driver that could be taken anywhere at any time. It's all Carrie's to enjoy too; she tells us her husband says it turned out "too nice" for him to drive, so he sticks to his '68 F-250 4x4. We're sure Carrie doesn't mind a bit. Even more impressive, Carrie and her husband have managed to build a nice car while staying out of debt by doing nearly everything themselves and sticking to a strict budget that has kept the total investment under $10,000, including the original purchase price.

By The Numbers
Engine: '88 Mustang 5.0L, stock rebuild
Suspension: rebuilt stock
Brakes: '73 Cougar spindles and discs in the front, '05 Mustang rear disc brakes and calipers
Rearend: 8-inch Ford
Wheels: 17x8 '00 Mustang Bullitt wheels
Future plans: wider tires for a beefier stance, plus window tint and A/C to make cruising more pleasant in the Arkansas sun