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The 1967 Chevelle Project

In 2006 the Willow Creek CARS Ministry in which I am a volunteer leader restored a 1967 Chevelle as a promotional tool to enlist new volunteers.  The project was lead by Warren Young and John Gingerich with the work being completed by the volunteers.  During 2006 and 2007 we sold raffle tickets and gave the car away in February 2008.  Scroll down to view a pictorial of how the work progressed.

From this:

To this:

 

The Chevelle arrives at the CARS garage

Those wheels will have to go!

This is gonna take some work, John.

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       The bare frame                     Powered Coated frame

 

This tired 396 will have to go!

Off to the body shop

Couple of engine close ups

I had nothing to do with building the engine, but I did get in the picture!

 

We first showed the car of (still a work in process) at the Willow Creek Dad's Fest in June 2006

Back from the body shop.  Getting closer

Click the Chevy intake above for a video of the hood operation being tested

(opens in Windows Media Player)

Finally done:

 

 

Volunteers sold tickets for several months, showing the Chevelle at malls and car shows:

 

Gurnee Mills Mall, November 2007

World of Wheels, Milwaukee, January 2008

Warren Young hosts the drawing of the winning raffle ticket on 1 Feb 2008 at Riechert Chevrolet in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

 

The winner picks up the keys from John.  Congratulations!!!

 

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