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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Welcome to www.72ChevelleSS.com

A photo documentation of the restoration on my 1972 Chevelle SS 

 

Digital photos of restoration 

below.  Click & enjoy!

BEFORE RESTORATION

ROLLING CHASSIS

DRIVE TRAIN & ENGINE

FUEL & ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

INTERIOR PICTURES !!!

BODY MOUNTING & BODYWORK

FINISHED CAR PICTURES!!!

ENGINE SPECS & OTHER DATA

RESTORATION TIMELINE

PARTS LIST

OTHER PROJECTS & PIX

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pix of my new '72 Chevelle SS Convertible ! 

3D Renderings of my '72 Chevelle SS

  

The Chevelle is done, and let me tell you....it is a absolute BLAST to drive!  Check out

the "Finished Car Pictures" link for the most recent photos.  For the past two summers, 

I've attended "Chevelle-abration" in Nashville, TN, plus the ACES Regional Chevelle show in 

Niagara Falls, NY, sponsored by the Can-Am Chevelle Club.  Both events are stocked with 

plenty of high-end Chevelles and are worth the time invested.    

 

Check out the Pro Touring restoration of my '71 Chevelle, documented at 

www.71ProTouringChevelle.com  Be sure to visit that site for tons of pictures and information on

this unique build-up.  And finally, be sure to visit www.Chevelles.com  where I've enjoyed the 

friendships & technical support of many Team Chevelle members!

        

       

                     


I purchased this '72 Chevelle Super Sport just after I graduated from High School in 1982.  My first Chevelle, unknown to me, turned out to be a Heavy Chevy which I assumed was a Malibu equipped with a domed SS hood.  Shortly after seeing the car, my father demanded that I get rid of it at the junkyard.  I guess he didn't like the rotted frame rail where the manual steering box bolted on!

Then in 1983, I found this Chevelle SS from Gary Wheeler, an ex-Chevrolet dealer, stuffed with a Big Block 427 drag engine and a TH400 transmission with a VERY high-stall converter.  Gary said I could drive the car home (15 miles) but had to bring the engine, trans and wheels back the next day.  Luckily having access to a shop with lift, engine hoist and all tools necessary, the task was a breeze. 

Over the next several years, I slid in an array of small block 350 engines from mild to wild, a T-10 4 speed and a TH350 transmission.  I always joked with my friends that "this year I'm going to restore the Chevelle".  For some reason, they never took me seriously!  For the most part, the car was not driven much and was always in severe need of a total frame-off restoration. 

Well, in the spring of 2000, finally having the ambition and the money, I began the long task of restoration.  Refer to the RESTORATION TIMELINE section for a complete rundown of the project and PARTS LIST for a staggering look at what has been purchased to date. 

 

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