Stars in Rehab
STARS IN REHAB-A 1973 GMC SPRINT TURNS INTO A 600 HORSE MONSTER
Car guys are familiar with the hands-on approach to a project and Stars in Rehab chronicles this philosophy.
The basic premise is simple-resurrect old iron. In most cases this is done on a budget but like any project, the budget can get blown out of the water.
In every case the vehicle represents something personal so the time and money becomes insignificant when measured against the reward.
THE 1966 DODGE CORONET 500 TRIBUTE PROJECT PART 2
The hunt for a project car can take you down many dead ends but, like that mythical pot of gold at the end of the rainbow...you eventually find your project.
Todd Puzey's search took place over many months and most car guys will recognize the pattern of phone calls, bad advice, pouring over ad after ad and trips down far too many blind alleys. Alleys full of crooks and dreamers with high-priced junk or cars that "were just sold".
But like most motivated searchers, Todd's quest ended in success after following that final lead.
STARS IN REHAB:1966 CORONET PT. 1 - A TRIBUTE CAR FOR THE BEST REASON
Todd Puzey is a City of Calgary, Alberta Canada firefighter (a city of over a million people) so it's more than fair to say that he's seen a significant amount of action on the job.In fact, he's literally pulled people out of burning buildings during the course of his career.
The public at large recognizes the built–in dedication, training, mental and physical skills that firefighters bring to work every day.
We truly respect those traits as a constant in an occupation where life and death decisions are routine.
Todd decided to apply his dedication, training and organization to an outside activity-a car restoration.
It was a great decision...
THE 57 CHEVY PROJECT-A 50S LIFESTYLE IN THE 21ST CENTURY PART 5:THE END?
At this point Trevor is as close to “done” on the car as any car guy-in other words it’s “nearly there”
He wanted to upgrade the bodywork substantially from his earlier effort because the knew that things such as soft lower edges on the doors would be a future issue.
THE 57 CHEVY PROJECT-A 50S LIFESTYLE IN THE 21ST CENTURY PART 4
Trevor had his first car adventure with the 57 Chevy in record time “ I had the car ready to roll by the Fathers Day weekend. That weekend we hooked on to the tent trailer and went camping west of Rocky Mtn. House. On Sun (Father's Day) we headed back home, so we are cruisin’ down Hwy# 11 doing about 85kms with 4 adults and 3 kids in the car, all of a sudden I felt the right rear wheel give way. Thinking all the time it was a flat. When I got pulled over to my horror I discovered that the wheel studs had broken. The rear wheel was jammed up inside the quarter so much that it bowed out the quarter enough to pop off the tail fin stainless trim. It also wore off about 1 inch of the brake drum as we skidded to a stop. What was a guy to do?”
Trevor is a true blue car guy so he did the natural thing car guys do-he started walking towards a solution.
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