I've always dug the '57s as well as most people. How about a '71 model though? Ford was first out of the gate with the car/truck, and Chevrolet was quick to follow with the El Camino in 1959. But in the custom and hot rod crowd, not a lot was ever done to them (save for the five-sevens of course); why? I have always thought they were all pretty neat body styles, at least up to 1972. After that, well, let's just say "big brother" started getting more and more involved with how cars were being designed. Oh well, it was for our own good, right?!
A '71? Huh? Well, I for one think they rock. Clean lines, great powerplants, modern suspension-they've got it all! Again, black is the color of choice (black-the presence of all color). What better for that wicked, sinister look. Our "late model" has been shaved of all extra hiccups with the minor exception of headlight and taillight bezels and the bumpers too. Jay Adams gave me realization of an idea I had some time back-20-inch redlines. These tires in bigs and smalls are mounted to a set of Indy-style Halibrand-esque wheels in new, easy-to-read 20-inch sizing. Pick the newest, gnarliest Blue Oval monster from Ford Motorsports, couple that to your favorite five-speed trans, and send it out back to a beefed third member. While you sort that out, start thinking about suspension; I'm thinking something NASCAR here. Sounding pretty cool, huh? Hey, get to it, and send Kevin pictures when you got something, hear?!