These are Taylor area street rod members: Mike Gados and Mike Burg helping me get my Plymouth ready for Cobo Halls Detroit Autorama! A Color change from candy blue to black (I didnt make it) we spent many late hrs after work and week ends there just wasnt enough time! thats Mike Gados wore out setting down! And man it was cold out side!!
A young man came into my shop with his wife and child, they told he was dieing of cancer and only had 4 months to live he was only about 35 and he wanted to own a fast car and have something to leave his son! They also said they bought a Camaro sight unseen out of Indiana (on I think craigs list) & had a transport pick it up. And said when it was delivered it woudnt run right and wanted me to look at it. They noticed I just moved to this shop and saw a lot of high performance cars & street rods. So they brought it in and I checked it out. Who ever sold this car striped all the expensive high performance parts off it and put on crap in its place >example: they pulled the big electric fuel pump & regulater (you could see where it was mounted ) and put on a 4 cylinder mr. gasket pump!!!! They did the same thing with the heads, intake, carb, radiator, gauges,plug, wires oil pan etc etc. I told and showed them and his wife started crying he started swearing and the young boy started crying! They put all their money into this thing and were living on insurance checks each week waiting for a settlement. So I told him Id help him If he came down as much as he could and buy parts needed all from summit brand and budget parts. So we built the car this way. He settled his suit a few weeks later and paid the bill we finished the car tuned it, broke it in, and took to the track and it ran 12s. He was very happy! His name was Frank Davis and we became friends. He took it to car shows and won trophies never a first place but he was happy with just dash plaques! And he did burn outs all over Evart and Marion Michigan !
Frank died a few months later But I think he died happy! And his son sits in that car and cant wait till hes old enough to drive (his grand father drives the boy to car shows now). The next 4 pics are Franks camaro finished at my shop.
We just moved to a new area and opened a new shop pic #1 Cars in the bays are 70 Lincoln, 57 chevy, 66 plymouth And my wife and 2 daughters (cant forget good old George Colby by the truck,he owns the Lincoln) and my wifes tack shop was right next door.
This was my first new car 427 high riser, holley 950 3 barrel ,410 gears, 3000 stall, Fairbanks built c6, man this thing could scoot !! I think I paid $2900.00 and was given no warranty on the drive train brand new special order.