The Chevelle’s suspension was treated to some upgrades, too. Rite Stuff spindles (no drop) were bolted to the stock control arms with fresh springs and GM factory 11-inch disc brakes. Metco fully adjustable upper and lower control arms were installed to get the rear set up just right so the vintage M&H Racemaster cheater slicks would have plenty of bite.
Inside, the Chevelle retains its factory seats wearing fresh C.A.R.S. red cloth and vinyl covers installed by Rich Frutrell in Dayton. For the full low-buck look, Ed went with black rubber flooring, like a stripper Chevelle would’ve been equipped. Look for a radio to punch up some tunes, and all you’ll find is a factory radio delete plate. Keeping tabs on the big-block are the OEM gauges bolstered by some Stewart Warner extras, and a Stewart Warner OE-look tach done by Shifter Works.
Once completed, Ed took the car to a few local cruise nights, but its first big outing was at the 2010 Goodguys PPG Nationals in Columbus. That’s where we caught up with him, and ace shooter Dale Amy snapped the pics you see here. Asked if he would change anything, Ed flat out replies, Nothing. We did it right the first time!