With Detroit Autorama getting shockingly close, Scott Sheehan — our hero — has turned what looked like a car into a bare frame. That might seem like Sheehan is taking a backward step, which wouldn’t be ideal with the show’s move-in date approaching, but in order to get the Ford Model T’s hand-built frame finished and painted, everything had to go. At least, everything had to go away from the car’s frame.
We’ve been anxiously waiting to get the in garage with the Chevelle and it’s finally time! The first upgrade we are going to do is install gauges because the Chevelle currently only has a speedometer and a gas gauge. We will eventually run the engine on the dyno and we will be driving it harder than it has previously been driven, so we want to be able to track what is going on.
Allow us to introduce Project Chevelle! Brand new to the Speedway Motors’ family, this is our nearly all original 1972 Chevelle Malibu. We were lucky enough to find this stunning Chevelle from its original owner, Darrell Christensen, of Norfolk, Nebraska. It retains the original 307ci small block, factory drivetrain and suspension, and the original interior.
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Back to work after the Grand National Roadster show, and explaining the thrash
It might not seem like a ton of progress has been made on Scott Sheehan’s Model T roadster project in over the past week — you can blame The Grand National Roadster Show for that — but the little Model T is still moving along. The major projects Sheehan knocked out this week might not be as glamorous as putting together an engine or laying paint, but are examples of the mundane-but-necessary tasks it takes to build a car.
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Scott Sheehan’s T.R.O.G. ready Model T will make its debut in Detroit … if it’s ready
With the Grand National Roadster Show wrapped, and America’s Most Beautiful Roadster inked into the history books, the hot rod world will start to shift its eyes further inland to the Detroit Autorama. Sure, most folks will have their eyes set on the next group of Ridler contenders, but traditional hot rodders will be waiting with bated breath to peek into the Autorama’s basement — home of the Autorama Extreme — to get a taste of what they could see at various shows across the country for the rest of the year.
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