Articles Tagged “Custom”

  • Your guide to modifying cars

    It’s easy for a seasoned car guy to give advice on what he or she thinks is best when it comes to modifying your car or truck, but many times that advice is biased based on their own belief of what is best and based on what they read on their forum. What a beginner […]

  • 1986 Chevrolet Caprice – CHP Rides

    ’86 Caprice Philadelphia, PA Nick Esposito Although it’s still sporting the original 305ci small-block with a four-barrel Q-jet, Nick Esposito still managed to add a ton of go-fast goodies to his pride and joy. He began by adding a K&N filter, a 1-inch carb spacer, a high-voltage ignition coil, and a MagnaFlow 3-inch after-cat exhaust […]

  • 1967 Chevrolet Nova – Red Rocket

    Fifteen years is a very long stretch, no matter where you are doing it. But spending half your young life on a small project, is quite another story. In the muscle car sphere, 15 years might as well be an entire century. You challenge the cam-of-the-week freaks, the message boards that don’t say what you […]

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  • 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air – Black, No Sugar

    In the onslaught, in that fierce hailstorm of first generation Camaros that I’m usually bound to dissect every month, there is sometimes a respite, very beautiful, very peaceful sojourn to the days of my youth, years before the Camaro was even just a dream. Yes, there were downsized “economy” cars then (Falcon, Dart, Chevy II), […]

  • 1962 Chevy Biscayne – CHP Rides

    ’62 Biscayne Al Loy Stafford, VA It took seven long years for Al Loy to find a straight and decent Biscayne to begin his project. And while it’s taken a bit longer than expected, he’s finally able to use his car at the strip and on the street. The rare 425hp 409 with dual quads […]

  • 1982 Chevy C10 – Hand-Me-Down

    When Taylor Patin first got in touch with us at Showfest last year, his ’82 C10 was looking good, well on its way to becoming a feature-worthy specimen. Starting with a handed-down C10 from his older brother, with body panels cobbled from different colored trucks, Taylor saw the potential of his daily driver when others […]

  • 2001 Chevy Silverado – Homewrecker

    Starting the build on a fully custom truck can be very tricky. Some guys have all the inspiration that they will need, but other guys need a kick in the pants to get on the right track to start building it. I am proud to say that this Chevrolet Magazine was able to provide that […]

  • 1955 Chevrolet Wagon – CHP Rides

    ’55 Chevy Joe Oliveira New Bedford, MA Fresh from eBay, Joe Oliveira got right to work and began making improvements to his newly acquired project. He started by pulling the abused small-block and swapped it with a new ZZ4 small-block for extended cruising. For now, he’s running a mild TH350 and mostly stock components, but […]

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    Custom Airbrushing On A Corvette

    This week, Ol’ Smoke is back as Stacey finishes up the transformation of a Brand-new ’08 Corvette, into a full-on super car capable of running with any Ferrari, Porsche, or Lamborghini. This week, it’s a brake upgrade, along with wheels and tires, and some custom airbrushing, to not only make the car even more unique, […]

  • Steve Early’s 56 GMC Suburban

    Over three decades ago the streets were filled with all makes and models of classic Chevy designs. The abundance of these vehicles overshadowed the essence of their beauty and throughout the years the distinctive body contours faded away. Luckily, American automotive history would not be forgotten as enthusiasts have kept the sculpted works of art […]