A little while back we introduced you to Project Whistling Death, another awesome build being completed by our pal Kevin Tully. This one is coming out of the SkunkWorks division of Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle and will be one of the gnarliest pro touring 1967 Chevelles ever built with independent rear suspension and about 100,000 other cool things that we’re going to document throughout the course of the construction of the car. When we last peeked in on this project, the guys were hot and heavy stripping a Chevelle that outwardly seemed like a good base for what they were trying to do. They were kind of horrified when they got the car back from the stripper and found that it was structurally and otherwise so far gone that they went hunting for another car to start with. They did come up with another Chevelle and this one is rough as well but it is rough in the places they expected like the floors, quarters, etc. Basically they have some good bones and the fact is that they are working on OGPI for this build and that means the parts and pieces they need to make the sheet metal repairs are available and better than that, factory accurate.
What’s kind of funny is that the previous car had really solid floors and just a little rust in the quarters and stuff whereas the new one has non-existent floors and lots of rust in the quarters. The upside is that the roof and other sections of the car are intact and good, which were major problems with the last one they were working with. Being that Kevin and his guys are among the best metalworkers that we know, no repair is beyond their skill level but some are certainly beyond their timeline. So, we’re going to take a look at the new base for the Whistling Death project below and take you through what the crew is seeing and how they’ll use their own skills and OPGI’s massive catalog of Chevelle parts to put it all back so seamlessly that most everyone in the world will never know it was all the way apart and in this condition to start. Continue down as we tell the rest of the story in photos and captions: