• Terry's Gone Plumb Crazy

    Level 7 Motorsports Project
    This project started out with a well restored 1970 Charger RT in plumb crazy purple.  It was a period correct restoration but not a numbers matching car.  The original 440 / 4 speed were matching but were off by a few months and the original color of the car was originally blue.  The whole plan behind buying a restored car was to save money on body work, paint, interior, glass, trim, etc.  With the perfect car sourced we had to come up with a plan to turn it into the car that he wanted to drive.  Schwartz Performance in Woodstock Illinois has become known for their ability to put a full chassis under the stock floor of the Mopar cars.  We purchased their G Machine chassis as well as options for a Hellcat engine.  They provided us with a set of engine mounts, custom headers, and a modified Canton rear sump
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  • Adam's Pontiac

    Level 7 Motorsports Project
    Adam's 1969 Firebird had been previously restored when it came to us.  However, it had the original drivetrain, brakes, suspension, steering, etc and he wanted to improve all those areas of the car.  The paint and body were okay too but wanted to get that stuff dialed in as well.  One of the first times we met with Adam he mentioned that during the first restoration he expected to be able to do a good burn out, do a donut, and hold his own if someone ever challenged him at a stop light.  When he got the car back the first time around he was left disappointed in it's performance.  One of his colleagues even mentioned that his wife's new accord could out run his Firebird... After enough disappointment and frustration he decided to redo the car.  We came up with a simple plan to give him the performance he
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  • Jed's 408ci LS Buggie

    Level 7 Motorsports Project
    Judd recently bought this buggy used with a few known issues.  It came with a rough running engine, a transmission that didn't feel quite right, and some over heating problems.  Once we put a good set of fans on it and replaced a bad coolant temperature gauge we found that we had resolved the overheating problem.  However when we replaced the temp gauge we suspected that the oil pressure gauge was faulty as well due to a very low reading.  We installed a mechanical gauge on the engine and found that the engine actually did have low oil pressure.  It would idle at 10psi cold and not gain more than 15psi from a rev.  We installed a new oil pump to try and fix the issue but found no change in pressure.  With that we knew that the engine would have to come out to be fixed.  We decided to
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  • Woodward's Austin

    Level 7 Motorsports Project
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  • Chase's Avalanche

    Level 7 Motorsports Project
    This truck is another project that had been to a couple shops before it made it's way here.  The original plan before it came to us was simple....  Blower, cam, converter.  Just another 150hp over stock and retain reliability.  Somehow that got all messed up and the truck couldn't even drive down the road.  Chase brought the truck in and we came up with a new game plan... start over.  His stock engine only had 53k miles on it but the previous shop had pulled the stock pistons and replaced them and put a weird cam in it. That along with them changing out the trans and transfer case for stuff that we didn't agree with all led to the full redo.  We ended up going with a Texas Speed 402cu in engine based off of an Aluminum LS2 block.  It's 9.7:1 compression with Wiseco pistons, TSP rods and forged
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  • Bonnie

    Level 7 Motorsports Project
    A couple years ago we helped Jon build a 69 iron head chopper.  It was exactly what he wanted...  8 over girder front end, rigid frame, sissy bar, kick only, jockey shift, suicide clutch, no front brake, etc.   He rode it a couple times but never really got comfortable enough to ride it more.  He also had a soft tail that was his main rider at the time so naturally that was the easy one to hop on and head out.  Long story short, he ended up selling the chopper and kept the soft tail for a couple more years.  Last winter he got the itch to build another bike with the same ideas as last time.  No front brake, big sissy bar, king and queen seat, rise in the frame, 8 over front end, the works.  But this time around I had to try and keep him from himself
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  • 1967 Camaro / 4L70E Conversion

    Level 7 Motorsports Project
    The Sulivan's purchased their 67 Camaro last year and had a great time cruising around and attending some local car shows.  After a couple further trips on the interstate they decided that an automatic transmission would better suite them than the 4 speed manual that was in the car.  Their car is a beautifully restored one with a great running small block 350 under the hood.  After a meeting with them the decision was made to upgrade to a Chevrolet Performance 4L70E transmission.  This transmission would hold the power of the small block or an LS3 if they ever made that change... Wink wink.  If also came with a great 12 month unlimited mileage warranty.  Since the car had original gauges we installed a module that would read the pulses from the new vehicle speed sensor and spin the speedometer cable.  We also calibrated it to GPS speed after we
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  • Heathen

    Level 7 Motorsports Project
    The Heathen was 90% mocked up and most of the fabrication was done when it came to us.  The owner had spent a year or so building this rig and had done a great job but time was running out before his season started.  We were employed to finish mock up, tear it down and have everything painted and powder coated, reassemble, plumb everything, get it all wired, fire it up, and give it back to him.  When we were done he could get the axles back under it and have the EFI and shocks tuned before the season started.  This project was a blast for us and we can't wait to see some pictures of it competing.
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  • Hardy's 1952 F1 Refresh

    Level 7 Motorsports Project
    Sadly this build started like too many others we've seen.  Over promised and under delivery from another shop...  This truck was a father and son project that needed some help when it came to the drivetrain and suspension installation.  They took it to a shop who was supposed to have experience in bother areas and would get the truck on the road for them.  After 5 years at that shop and nothing done correctly they found it time to look for help elsewhere.  After seeing our shop truck at LS Fest they thought that we may be the right match for the help they were needing.  They brought the LSF1 five and a half hours and dropped it off with us.  Our job was to go back through everything and make sure this truck could actually drive down the road reliably and give them some enjoyment for years to come.
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  • Back in Black

    Level 7 Motorsports Project
    May we introduce to you, “Back in Black”, a 1992 Z28 25th anniversary Camaro. We are excited to be a part of this project.  This has been a restoration of the body and chassis with a slew of modifications along the way. Our customer bought this car locally and had started working on it himself.  After a good amount of maintenance work he noticed some rust in the floor pans and inner rocker panels.  He decided to bring the car by and let us inspect the car to determine what needed to be done to make the car safe.  Together we decided that there was just too much rust littered throughout the car for it to stay together.  The decision was made to pull the car apart, have it blasted, and replaced all of the infected portions of metal.  With any Camaro holding the title of Z28 and being an anniversary
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  • Project LS2 S14

    Level 7 Motorsports Project
    We have been lucky enough to call Blane Burnett a good friend. We have seen him build this LS2 powered Nissan 240sx into a capable street / track car over the past few years. Over the winter the car went into v2 overhaul and Blane called on us to speed the project up and get it back on the road for LS Fest 2017. Click to read more of his words and see what all we were able to help with. Thanks Blane!
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  • Jeep CJ7 LSX Swap

    Level 7 Motorsports Project
    This CJ was built by a good friend a few years ago.  Over the past few years, Jeff, the owner found the big block chevy's that he was running to be a poor fit for him.  He ran one low on oil and wore a cam lobe off the second engine.  Aggravated with having the Jeep apart more than it was on the trail meant it was time to come up with a better plan.  By now I'm sure you all know that we use the GM LS engine in most of our projects.  The reason is that it fits the budget, the chassis, and the romantic image you had in your head of it staying on the road and you enjoying it.  So many times people end up with the vehicle they pictured but forgetting the constant issues of oil leaks, belts coming off, poor start ups from it
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  • Tony Mezo's 1967 Impala

    Level 7 Motorsports Project
    On this 1967 Impala we did a complete 430hp LS3/4L70E drivetrain conversion. It included replacing the fuel system, cooling system, drivetrain, wiring, building a custom exhaust system, and new gauges from Dakota Digital. We also installed a front drive system from Holley Performance and air conditioning from Restomod Air. Please email us with any questions about this conversion.
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  • The Extended Cab Power Wagon

    Level 7 Motorsports Project
    The power wagon came to us as an original paint body with a farm bed on a 1991 Dodge 1 ton frame.  It already had a 12v cummins engine and NV4500 trans.  The owner wanted to put an 8' bed back on and extend the cab to give some more leg room.  We also extended the running boards, built a custom rear bumper, and built a storage box inside the bed.  In the engine bay we built new intercooler piping and an air intake.  We painted the body a 2013 Chrysler metallic red and had all the fenders, running boards, and fabricated parts powder coated.  The fenders were powder coated in a primer multiple times and blocked out to get them smooth before the black was applied.  We also built a customer 4" exhaust that goes under the frame and exits at the rear of the truck.  We updated the
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  • Crown Royal

    Level 7 Motorsports Project
    Crown Royal came to us as a factory rolling chassis that Jesse purchased locally.  He had also purchased a donor Crown Vic for us to use the front subframe, engine, transmission, and whatever else we could.  We took it down to a bare frame with the cab mounted.  We installed the Vic front crossmember by increasing the thickness of the frame as well as sleeving and boxing it.  Once it was in we fabricated front sway bar mounts and installed the donor engine and transmission.  We also took the time to install new control arms, sway bar end links, and a set of coilovers from Ridetech.  This allowed us to not only run an adjustable damper up front but also fine time the ride height.  Now that the front suspension was done we swapped out the factory steering column for an Ididit unit.  This also allowed for us to build
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  • The Time Capsule

    Level 7 Motorsports Project
    In 1974 a young Steve Hood purchase this Chevy Nova fresh off the dealer's lot. Right off him and his buddies began modifying it and making it his own. As you can see in the first three photos, Steve put in a lot of hours. They did some body modifications, wheels and tires, and made some more power. For about 5 or 6 years he daily drove it and took his now wife on many dates. In 1980 the car went back under the knife but this time for some serious work! The goal was to compete in the big car shows of time, some such as the Super Chevy Show. The car did great and brought home plenty of trophies. After a few years of local cars shows the car was parked in the garage and rarely driven. Fast forward to just a couple years ago. Steve picked up
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  • The Grinch

    Level 7 Motorsports Project
    When David brought his 1968 Cornet 440 by the shop it was already a beautiful car. Maybe one of the best condition vehicles we have had a chance to work on. Its a very original car in that all of the mechanical stuff seems to be stock and untouched. It has had all of the paint and body done as well as a new interior but the suspension, steering, brakes, etc are all original. David and his girlfriend really like to drive the Coronet so he wanted to upgrade the steering, braking, and suspension parts. I know there are a lot of Mopar guys that would have wanted to keep it stock but lets face it, those original parts don't make for a fun drive. The drum brakes just aren't safe and the suspension and steering are both sloppy. Starting up front we stripped the car of all its greasy
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  • Old Blue

    Level 7 Motorsports Project
    Every year we attend the Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour. During the winter of 2013 Nate and I decided that we wanted to build something fun and drive it on the tour. After the tour was over we would attempt to sell the truck and recoup our costs. After some looking on Craigslist we found a 1968 C-10 with what appeared to be some very genuine patina. We went and looked at the truck and it was in really bad condition. Bad enough that it probably should not bad been repaired. However the truck had such a cool look that we just couldn't pass it up. We brought the truck back home and formulated a plan to get the old truck back on the road. We wanted a modern LS engine but also wanted to keep a with a traditional hot rodder theme.
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  • HeRB; the GM Powered F100

    Level 7 Motorsports Project
    Corey's Truck started out as a Craigslist vehicle. Yeah you know the type, someone threw it together with whatever parts they had and sold it as a hot rod. Corey fell in love with the look of the truck and couldn't wait to start cruising it to work and around town on nice days. Sure enough the suspension was a cobbled together mess, the drive leaked every fluid possible, and it was a gamble anytime you set out in it. We soon sat down together and came up with a plan for a truck that looked the part and was focused on reliability more than anything! We got to work right away on the truck swapping in a GM 5.3L/TH350 engine and trans, a fat man independent front suspension, ridetech coilovers and a parallel 4-link in the rear. The 5.3L has a Texas Speed 228R cam with a 110LSA, Comp
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  • Mongo!

    Level 7 Motorsports Project
    Andy's 1970 C-10 is currently under construction in the shop. It is getting a Roadster Shop SPEC chassis capable of laying the frame and rockers on the ground. It will be powered by a GM Performance Parts 525hp LS3 engine and 4L70E automatic transmission. We will be using a Holley Terminator throttle body on top of an aluminum dual plane intake complete with multiport fuel injectors. Also on the engine, you will see a blacked out accessory drive from Drive Junky. Engine control will be handled by Holley's self learning Dominator PCM. The ride height and air ride will all be controlled by Accuair's E-Level system. To bring this truck to a stop we will be using brakes from Wilwood. We are using their 14", 6 piston system up front, 13" 4 piston system out back, and their tandem master cylinder on the firewall. The truck will roll on a
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