Bubbies bought the car in at the Goodguys show in Pleasanton, Ca in 1997. We spent a little time getting it to work in the very beginning, along with the first green paint. It was in the shop for maybe 6 to 9 months at first. We used it for deliveries ranging from Stockton to San Francisco, and sometimes down to Los Angeles. Many an hour was spent on the side of the road waiting for AAA. We finally decided we could fix it correctly near end of 2009.
We pulled the body off the car, had a Roadster Shop frame built, and replaced almost the entire floor of the car. The driver and passenger floor consisted of up to four layers of different materials including plywood. When we took the body off the frame we found out that the body was only attached at 4 of the 12 points and the rear struts were mounted to the body, not the frame. We also cut out and fabricated a new firewall. We decided not to touch the paint because it still looked great. We put it back together and took it to the 2012 Sacramento Autorama where we won first in our category. To be fair we came in first out of one entry, which was us.
After the Autorama we started to drive it a little. While the body was attached to the frame at all 12 points, the bondo in the body started to crack so, we took the body back off and sent it up to media blasting to essentially start the whole build process over again.
We had it all back together in the middle of 2015 and drove it again, decided it was underpowered so, we pulled the 350 we had in it and put in a Blueprint 383 stroker putting out about 430 horsepower to our original maybe 250 horsepower.
Model: Sedan Delivery Wagon
Engine: Chevy 383ci Stroker
Owners: Bubbies Fine Foods
Body and Paint: Kustom Kurves
Interior: Finish Line Interiors