1970 Chevelle SS 454 Project
This is what I want the Chevelle to look like when finished. I am considering the original Autumn Gold With a black interior. The car is an original 396 4 speed car. It has the square shifter opening in the hump, which indicates a bench seat or non-console car. I plan to put a bench seat in this one.
I have finished rebuilding a 454 engine from a 73 Chevelle SS to go into this car. I also have a Muncie M20 4 speed for it. This car has it's original F41 suspension components. As this is not a numbers matching car, I am considering upgrading the suspension for better driveability. (2/6/2011)


2009_12-06  As I purchased it
2011_02-04 454 Engine Teardown
2012_06-18 454_Rebuild
2012_11-21 454 Engine running on stand
2012_12-02 YouTube Video of the 454
2014_11-28 Ready to Start
2014_11-29 Mounting on the Rotisserie
2014_11-29 Inspecting the Body
2014_12-13 Small rotisserie for the frame
2014_12-26 Painting the Frame

(2 years later in 2016)
2016_10-05 Painting Frame and Suspension Parts
2016_10-15 Assembling Frame and Suspension
2016_11-05 Fuel and Brake Lines
2016_11-11 Installing Pilot Bearing
2016_11-12 Patching Bodu Mount Holes in Frame
2016_11-12 Setting Engine on Frame
2016_11-25 Installing the Exhaust System
2016_11-26 Engine Running on Frame
2016_12-08 New Driveshaft
2017_11-20 New Dash
2016_12-23 Body Underside
2017_01-22 Building a Body Jig
2017_10-07 thru 11-11 Floor Pans
2017_11-12 thru 12-17 Left Quarter
2017_12-17 thru 12-27 Right Quarter

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