We started out with an ordinary 318 Satellite, tan with 2 tone deluxe tan and brown bench interior, power steering and a/c. Light rear quarter and trunk rust but otherwise complete and fairly straight. Good starting point. End result will be a very driveable, all-purpose Road Runner clone for less than a real one would cost that you cant drive. Just like the big time magazines do. This car changed owners twice during the build up, but kept the same goal all the way.
The suspension is upgraded to a polygraphite complete kit, monster sized Addco sway bar and had the brakes upgraded to disc in the front. Engine bay has been stripped, steamed and painted R4 red. Cleaned up, re-sealed and installed a 74 400 4bbl from a $150 Newport, and ran complete 2.5" dual exhaust off the stock manifolds. All the interior has been re-done with new carpets and seat covers, and a new headliner. We installed an 8.75 rear end with a set of Randys Ring & Pinion 323 gears on a suregrip unit, along with a set of the 'green' bearings.
Bodywork was handled by Bills paint and body (620-342-3421). It took a dirvers rear frame rail, complete trunk floor, trunk extensions and needed pieces in the wheel arches and rear rockers. Bill did an excellent job and is a great guy to deal with. I suggest you call him for good work at reasonable prices. He also has done other work for us that turned out way better than you pay for.
Once back from the body shop it went directly to Gigers Street Rods (620-342-6293) for a bone rattling stereo system. Still cant believe the pros at Gigers put such a killer sound system in for the price. Call them--they do excellent work cheap, with quality pieces.
Got it all back together and had the a/c charged and then had it aligned. For a car sitting as long as this one has, there were surprisingly few bugs to work out of it. Its now an excellent daily driver, with working a/c and killer tunes that will be a relativly low maintenance unit that is cheap to operate.
Here are a few pictures of it during the process.