'66 Chevelle Steve Johnson Olivet, MI
In 1975, Steve Johnson's dad gave him the shell of a '66 Chevelle while he was till in high school. He scrounged parts from junkyards and assembled and ainted it himself. A few years later, he sold it for $300. Oh, hindsight. Some 29 years and four kids later, Steve's new Chevelle is ironically in the same shape as his first-missing almost everything. The plan is to use the Chevelle to teach his kids the same perseverance and problem-solving lessons Steve's dad taught him, as well as to spend some quality bonding time.
'65 Chevelle • Steven Schubert • Indianapolis, IN
One of Steven Schubert's fondest memories is of him and his dad yanking the slow diesel out of his first car, an '82 Olds Cutlass Supreme, to drop in a 350. So when Steve turned 30 he decided it was time to make more car-guy memories with his dad and his son. The $850 '65 Chevelle has proven to be a source of both frustration and relaxation, as it's Steven's first experience with a complete resto, and his first experience with welding and replacing panels. Starting at the rear where the worst rust was, he's already replaced the trunk floor, all bracing, rear crossmember, inner wheelwells, and patched a few holes in the floorpans. Eventually, the Chevelle will be as perfect as Steve can make it, but in the meantime it's creating a lot of quality time for three generations of Schuberts.