By The Numbers
Engine: stock 318ci two-barrel
Trans: 904 TorqueFlite
Suspension: 11/8-inch Addco front sway bar, polyurethane bushings, KYB shocks, adjustable spring hangers, stiffer torsion bars, and custom 7/8-inch rear sway bar
Brakes: B-Body disc brakes up front, drums in the rear
Rearend: 7 1/4-inch rear with 2.76 gears
Wheels: stock steelies
Future plans: Having access to a well-stocked machine shop at school allows Benjamin to make whatever he can't find, so more chassis upgrades are in the works, as well as custom fuel injection, and much more aggressive wheels and tires.

'70 Chevelle Robert Michell Waxhaw, NC Just $450 is all it cost Robert Michell to buy this '70 four-speed Chevelle back in 1983. The tired 350 quickly left for a much more powerful small-block, but that one didn't last long either. By the next year, Robert built a 454 to drop in. Finally satisfied with the grunt, Robert proceeded to work on the interior and suspension, but the paint and body were always a low priority. That didn't stop him driving it every time the weather was nice, however. Finally in 2009, Robert sent the Chevelle off to the soda blaster to strip it down and prepare it for paint after 25 years of waiting.

By The Numbers
Engine: 454ci, Crane cam and roller rockers, TRW pistons, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Holley 830, MSD ignition
Trans: T-10 four-speed
Suspension: stock with boxed rear lower control arms
Brakes: factory power discs in the front, drums in the rear
Wheels: 14-inch '70 GM Rally
Tires: 245/55R14 and 275/55R14 BFGoodrich
Future plans: So far Robert thinks the Chevelle's first real paintjob will be satin black with gloss red stripes.

'80 Camaro Kelly Crawford Franklin, MA The first time Kelly Crawford saw a Camaro, she knew she had to have one someday. She just never figured she'd be restoring one herself, getting greasy, and earning a few busted knuckles along the way. With guidance from Sic of It All Customs, he's learned a lot, and taken the Camaro from a rusty and rotted mouse haven to a respectable running and driving project car. There are quite a few more block-sanding sessions to come, but when she's finished the Camaro will get a slick black coat of paint.