(Words and Photos by Steve Chryssos/Ridetech) This is a special project for a couple of reasons, the most important being that it will belong to Ridetech Owner Sharon Voelkel. We’re all familiar with the hot rods, race cars, and pet projects of Ridetech Owner Bret Voelkel, but his wife Sharon has only had a few in comparison to Bret. This one in particular will likely be the nicest hot rod she’s ever owned or driven. And it will be driven. It’s a car after all, and the entire build has been planned and executed for Sharon to drive it. This will be HER car, not a Ridetech toy. In this update on the build you will see some of the details and cool tricks that nobody will likely ever see after it is all together. Which is what make some of them so cool. Check it out.
Have you ever found yourself standing too close to a show car in an effort to study hidden details? Yeah, us too. Sometimes we will stand in the same spot for 10 minutes taking in subtle tricks. Sharon’s Chevelle is full of unique details. Best of all you get to see them all before they get covered up by insulation, upholstery and paint. If you see the finished car at a show, you’ll be able to point out details that your friends can’t see.
Though the Chevelle uses a factory frame and modified factory sheetmetal, virtually every other piece of metal on this car is completely made by hand at RideTech. Great progress has been made since the last update with all major systems either complete or approaching the finish line.
We have some more fabrication work to do in the cockpit. As a luxury Grand Touring machine, Sharon’s Chevelle will feature a long list of amenities such as heated seats and custom leather upholstery by Recovery Room Hot Rod Interiors. We’re getting ahead of ourselves, though. For now, enjoy the fabrication photos.