Goodmark and Jim Barber's CARS Inc. have partnered up with Super Chevy on our latest project, taking a rusty, clapped out Chevelle ragtop and turning it into the machine you see in the rendering above...
When it comes to sheetmetal, the aftermarket has grown in leaps and bounds over the last ten years. Hard to remember that not too long ago, if you needed to replace sheetmetal on your classic Bow Tie, you either had to score some NOS sheetmetal, or find a donor car you could harvest rust free panels and pieces from.
Since then, companies like Goodmark have been doing the research and work to bring factory quality, brand new sheetmetal panels and pieces to the market so restoring your classic Chevy (and cars from those other brands) is easier than ever. In the case of our new project Chevelle, we're going to really be testing that capability, and the metal replacement skills of the CARS Inc. staff. This car spent most of its life in the northeast, and judging from the horrendous cancer its infected with, previous owners had no qualms about driving during the winter on salted roads. Honestly, just looking at this car makes me feel like getting a tetanus shot.
If you need sheetmetal for your project, check out Goodmark's website at http://www.goodmarkindustries.com/ and see if they've got what you need to restore your classic's structural integrity. And keep your eyes peeled in future issues as we show everyone how even the rustiest Bow Tie can be saved!