Project Cars

It seems everyone enjoys Project Cars. Seeing what someone else is doing can give you motivation on your own project or it can even provide you with some new ideas for your current or next project. Even if you are not inclined to do your own restoration work most of us enjoy seeing a project car in process. From this page you will be able to follow anyone of our Project Cars from the day we discover it until we take it to a show or simply hit the road with it. Most of our Project Cars are not destined to be show cars or win the big trophies; they are just intended to me driven and played with. Other Project Cars will have only very minor tweaking done to them to make the car more original or simply better running.


This is a picture of the inside of our small shop. 



The old Dodge emerges into the sunlight for the first time in many years!


1969 Dodge Charger Daytona; The real deal! Currently under restoration.

Project: 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler; Cale Yarborough

This car is a very rare 1969 Mercury Cyclone Cale Yarborough Spoiler with a 428 CJ Ram Air engine and C-6 automatic. It came to us in a very solid and respectable driver quality condition. We drove and showed this car for several years. As a birthday present to myself I decided to give it the complete restoration it deserved. I complete nut and bolt, rotisserie, driver quality restoration was completed on this beast. Click Here to see the full photo documentation.

1954 GMC Fuel Delivery Truck


This is one of those projects that I just love but it is not a car. I personally believe that we are going to start seeing a lot more old commercial truck showing up at both local and national shows. I found this 1954 GMC Fuel Delivery Tanker and fell in love. It is as far from what I normally like as you can get but I can’t wait to get started on it. Click Here to see more.


1967 Dodge Coronet: Project Frankenstein

I wish I was on the road!


This is our biggest project to date and by far the most ambitious. Why Project Frankenstein? Because it is an old classic muscle car that will take on the appearance of a slightly modified 1967 Dodge RT but will be completely modern Dodge Charger from bumper to bumper! For more details Click Here.

Project Bulls Eye; 1963 Dodge Dart GT


This Project Car was added to the inventory in February 2012 and was to be done in the “High School Hauler” low buck style that we did on our 1967 Mustang “Gloriana” Fastback. However, as we began the Project Bull’s Eye and got it on the road it was quickly sold to enthusiast that liked it just the way it was.

Rat Rod; Barn Find


Project Rat Rod isn’t a Barn Find, it is a Pasture Find! Unfortunately, it never made its way into the Barn! We just got this body home and began to plan out the build. Read this article and tell us what you think. Unfortunately, we never got to build this project. Someone came along that wanted to do it more than we did and bought it from us.

1969 AMX Project Cars


Project 1: Silver AMX

Our first 1969 AMX project car was purchased in the spring of 2009 but was sold in December of 09. We will show you those steps we completed on the the project from going to look at it; bringing it home; first inspection and all the restoration work. We acquired 100% of the sheet metal we needed to repair the rust and completed the installation prior to it being sold.

1969 AMX Project Car

To see more details on this AMX restoration: First Inspection, Click Here.

Tear down, Click Here.

AMC AMX Restoration begins, Click Here.

Sheet Metal removal, Click Here.

Project 2: AMX Barn Find ; Group 19


AMC AMX Barn Find Project Car

This is our second and newest 1969 AMX Project Car. It was pulled out of a barn (true barn find) in Alabama in November of 2009. It has been sitting since 1981 but is extremely solid and rust free. Click to follow the restoration process.

Project AMX Barn Find restoration, Click Here

Background information on this Barn Find, Click Here.

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum 69 amx Big Bad Orange

To Learn More about the AMX just Click Here.

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler Dan Gurney Special

428 SCJ Ram-Air Drag Pack!


This is one very special car in our Project Car inventory. We will be doing a complete restoration on this car and bringing it back to its days of street and drag racing glory. Mercury only built 5 Drag Pak Dan Gurney Spoilers, ever! As far as we know this is the only one left in existence. If you know of another please contact us! You can follow this Project by Clicking Here.

1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 428 CJ-UPDATED 8-5-2013

1969 Mercury Cougar 428 cj


This is a rare authentic 1969 Mercury Cougar XR 7 428 CJ. This is a C6 automatic car with PS, PB, posi and AIR. This car was sound when we got it but not a show car.  Our first effort was to install a 465HP 428 CJ motor and beefed up C6. We did not feel this was the best use of the car and we have now installed a date code correct 428 CJ. It also received a full repaint, we will clean up the interior, and fix the factory air conditioning.

Click Here to see more on this Project Cougar.


1967 Mustang Fastback: This Project is now on the Road!


Because of the Gloriana Music Video this project has changed direction once again. I have owned this Stang for nearly 25 years. It was my daily driver for a while and everyone of my kids drove it to high school. Each one of them also left their marks on the body. It is a sound rust free Southern California car. Click Here to see the current status, we have just started the body repair.

If you want to watch the music video, click below.

If you want to see the behind the scenes video with more photos of our Project Mustang, click below.

Mustang Shelby Clone


This beautiful little 66 Mustang came to us in rough condition but with a lot of authentic Shelby parts. We drove it for a while and then tore it apart and redid it to a much higher quality and had a lot of fun with it before selling it. Click Here to see more on this one. This is one I really miss and I might just Clone this Clone someday.

1969 Ford Talladega UPDATED 09-01-2010



This car has been taken off of the Project Car list and has been sold and is now in Texas. Click Here to see the For Sale page on this car.

1969 Ford Talladega UPDATED 09-22-10




Another real 1969 Ford Talladega. This one was actually built just one day before the white one above. This was originally a maroon car. This car was sold to Norway. Click Here.

1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500



This is a 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500 428 CJ. Only 60 GT 500s were ever built and of those only 45 were 428 CJ Ram Air cars. Go to its page and see what I know about it to date and what you might be able to help me with. We are learning more about these rare Cyclone GT 500s almost daily. Thank you for all your help. Click Here.

Our car is in such poor condition I am not sure we will be able to restore it. Its future is still in question. It may get re-bodied, parted out, turned into a race car replica or sold off. Stay tuned.

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