There are many custom, one-off goodies throughout this wagon, but none more noticeable than the paint job. Done in-house, they began with a PPG red basecoat and expected the pinstripe/flame job to go off without a hitch. Boy, were they wrong.
"Applying the flames took more time than any one installation on the car, even though we had quite a few people working on it," said Kevin.
When they finished up, and the fat lady started singing, Kevin and his sons were able to stand back and look at the masterpiece they had created together. After 14 months of working as a team, the boys learned some great lessons through baptism by fire in the fabrication shop.
Then, in the summer of 2003, the family packed up the restored wagon and headed off on a 1,600-plus-mile inaugural run to that year's Power Tour. Since that first trip, they quickly accumulated more than 15,000 miles, stalled for awhile when Hurricane Katrina ripped the roof off their shop. Today, they're attending any and all car shows, cruises, and Super Chevy Shows they can get to.
With this project complete, the passing of the torch has officially taken place. Kevin's two older boys have projects of their own-a pair of vintage Chevrolet pickup trucks-a '72 and a '49.