'66 Cobra Replica • Dave Mumaw • Ashland, OH
Rather than have their noses buried in books, Dave Mumaw prefers to keep his students in the autobody tech program at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center out in the shop learning with their hands. The next project is a '66 Cobra replica from Street Beasts, put together with driveline and chassis parts from a donor 5.0 Mustang. The real benefit is that students get a taste of many different aspects of assembling a real project, from mechanics to fabrication, and painting to wiring, an experience that will hopefully better prepare them for a good-paying career. Progress is a little sporadic since students must complete curriculum requirements first, but currently the junior and senior classes are working on making the Cobra a roller just in time for the school's annual cruise-in.
'73 Nova • Brett Carter • Lucas, TX
Original '68 Nova SS cars are hard to find, not to mention expensive, so Brett Carter is cloning his '73 into one. This is actually Brett's first build, but luckily his buddy Gene Stanton is helping out and making sure he doesn't have to learn things the hard way. So far, it's all been bodywork since the Nova needed quarter-panel and floorpan work, and plenty of block sanding in preparation for paint, but the end of sanding is in sight. Once it's back with a fresh coat of Hugger Orange with white stripes, Brett and Gene plan to handle the rest of the restoration themselves.