Our pro touring projects coming alive.

Member's Projects & Restorations

  1. bluefury361

    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

    Messages:
    11,645
    Likes Received:
    7664
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Location:
    Alabama Gulf Coast
    My buddy and I, (and several very talented friends), have been working on this project for over 6 years now. Its a 57 Chevrolet in body only. Mounted on a full Art Morrison sport touring chassis and powered by a Texas speed 408 LQ5 with twin Borg Warner turbos. The car is basicly hand fabricated.
    Right now its at 850 HP at the crank and 675 at the rear wheels. We're loosing a lot of pressure through the intercooler so a new one is being fabricated. Goal is 1000HP.
    I'll post pics of the interior once its put back together. Picking at a few glitch's now.


    DSC04638.JPG DSC04639.JPG DSC04640.JPG DSC04641.JPG DSC04642.JPG DSC04637.JPG
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2018
    • Like Like x 9
  2. FURYGT

    FURYGT Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,361
    Likes Received:
    991
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2017
    Location:
    Middletown, CT
    That car is insane, but I love it!
     
  3. live4theking

    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

    Messages:
    8,067
    Likes Received:
    1761
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2014
    Location:
    Rockland; Venango County Pennsylvania
    That should be a fun little toy when you're done with it.
     
  4. MarPar

    MarPar Meat Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    5,346
    Likes Received:
    5435
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2015
    Location:
    Still in Dry Dock
    I like the color!
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. BigblueC

    BigblueC Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    909
    Likes Received:
    475
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2015
    Location:
    Lexington, NC
    She's pretty. What color blue is that? Oh, and I'm an X-frame chevy guy. I see that '63 sitting beside it, anything special there?
     
  6. barnfind

    barnfind Senior Member

    Messages:
    4,172
    Likes Received:
    4360
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2014
    Location:
    Around Town
    any more details on that 63?
     
  7. bluefury361

    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

    Messages:
    11,645
    Likes Received:
    7664
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Location:
    Alabama Gulf Coast



    Its "House of colors" three stage cobalt blue.

    The 63 is my buddy's car. He's the second owner. Impala H/T matching 327/300 and three on the tree.
     
  8. commando1

    commando1 Mr. Normal FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    32,580
    Likes Received:
    17781
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011
    Location:
    FUHOA Reservation, Sebring, Florida
    You hang with some unbelievable talent.
    But of course you would. :thumbsup:
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
  9. BigblueC

    BigblueC Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    909
    Likes Received:
    475
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2015
    Location:
    Lexington, NC
    Nice. It looks like it's well taken care of. I have a similar Impala, a 64 with the 327/300 but with a powerglide.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. azblackhemi

    azblackhemi Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    4,900
    Likes Received:
    3189
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2010
    Location:
    Waddell AZ
    Great looking car Will. Have to ask though, did you have any trouble with the Hoc cobalt blue bleeding? About 10 years ago I did a 71 Chevelle and when I tried to put the white SS stripes on it they turned blue. And then when I buffed it after putting 3 or 4 coats of clear on it the pad turned light blue also. I actually talked to John Kosmoski who was the founder and owner of HOC at the time. He said that color does that and he didn't know why. Since then I believe Valspar bought them out. Hopefully they fixed it.
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2018
  11. bluefury361

    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

    Messages:
    11,645
    Likes Received:
    7664
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Location:
    Alabama Gulf Coast



    So far, so good Chris. It was painted about 4/5 years ago. The only issue is a "lift" situation on the hood, (of all places), but I don't think the paint is the issue. The hood will need to be stripped and redone. It has yet to go to final cut and buff and there will be no additional contrasting colors or grafics done.
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
  12. azblackhemi

    azblackhemi Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    4,900
    Likes Received:
    3189
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2010
    Location:
    Waddell AZ
    The final cut and buff will tell the story. It never really affected the quality of the paint job but it was just really strange that one color did it.
     
  13. 1978 NYB

    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    43,216
    Likes Received:
    13795
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2011
    Location:
    Classified
    Nice car Will!

    As bright as that blue is.....you won't need any lights!

    Wow! 7.99 ET or faster in the 1/4 mi;e qualifies for the Top Sportsman class!
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2018
  14. commando1

    commando1 Mr. Normal FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    32,580
    Likes Received:
    17781
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011
    Location:
    FUHOA Reservation, Sebring, Florida
    That took me a little while to figure out.
    It's a GM 408" LQ-5 smallblock from a co. called Texas Speed.

    Got it.
     
  15. Newport 66

    Newport 66 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    3,936
    Likes Received:
    2543
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2017
    Location:
    Lancaster, WI
    Gorgeous......
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
  16. bluefury361

    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

    Messages:
    11,645
    Likes Received:
    7664
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Location:
    Alabama Gulf Coast




    Sorry Stan. Deleting the "L" in LQ5 was a typo error. Didn't intend to make you think that hard. :lol:
     
  17. commando1

    commando1 Mr. Normal FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    32,580
    Likes Received:
    17781
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011
    Location:
    FUHOA Reservation, Sebring, Florida
    211120161739800_Headache.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 2
  18. azblackhemi

    azblackhemi Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    4,900
    Likes Received:
    3189
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2010
    Location:
    Waddell AZ
    House of Color candies have some very aggressive solvents in them. It's almost like spraying lacquer. If you apply it too wet those solvents can attack the undercoats. Sounds like that happened to your hood.
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
  19. MarPar

    MarPar Meat Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    5,346
    Likes Received:
    5435
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2015
    Location:
    Still in Dry Dock
    :popcorn:
     
  20. bluefury361

    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

    Messages:
    11,645
    Likes Received:
    7664
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Location:
    Alabama Gulf Coast



    Thanks Chris. Perhaps, but the area effected is about the size of a half dollar. I suspect something happened under the paint. Thing is, it will be almost impossible to blend. We may even have to refinish the tops of the fenders to get a match.