There’s no shortage of fortuitous incidents that provide incentive for classic car owners to conduct massive overhauls of their beloved four-wheeled machines. In Kurt Jensen’s case, all it took was a flat tire. Jensen has owned his black-on-black 1932 Ford Tudor since 1981 and initially conducted a four-year build (more…)
When Chevrolet released their Chevy II in 1962, it was designed as an economic commuter car. Despite its humble origins, hot rodders have always seen it as the perfect platform to build a high-performance machine.
We caught up with Kevin Fielder, the shop’s owner, to hear about the plans the customer has for this muscled bruiser.
Island Lake hot rod shop, Nostalgic Autobody, gets a lot of cool and custom cars through its bay doors. While you can never be quite sure what they will have in, you can always count on a couple examples of American muscle, like this 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS. It’s in the garage now getting a drivetrain upgrade after the owner decided the factory 396 powerplant wasn’t enough and opted to bolt in a worked-over 540ci V8.
Shop owner, Kevin Fielder, gave us a quick video update on the project.
Earlier this month, we checked in with Nostalgic Auto Body, in Island Lake, Illinois, to see what wild, custom machines they were currently working on. In addition to an LS3-packing 1956 Chevrolet 21o, they also have been building a Surf Green 1969 Dodge Charger for its 18-year old owner.
We caught up with shop owner, Kevin Fielder, who gave us a quick run-down on this Mopar muscle machine.
No matter what automotive brand’s flag you fly, every true hot rod and classic car enthusiast can admire and appreciate a skilled and well-executed restoration and build. Nothing garners respect and deep admiration as the recognition of hard hours of labor and special craftsmanship poured into these rolling works of art.
That’s why we’re launching a new section on Classic Recollections, designated to finding these future trophy and track winners while still in progress to give you a unique behind-the-scenes look – before you come across the finished car at a cruise night, or show floor podium, near you.
To kick things off, we headed over to Nostalgic Auto Body, in Island Lake Illinois, to catch up with shop owner, Kevin Fielder, to get the scoop on a custom 1956 Chevrolet 21o that his shop is currently working on. When completed later this summer, it looks to be one wicked street machine, packing a modern LS3 powerplant and drivetrain, while still maintaining its vintage exterior vibes.