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Bob Wolff
1960 Chevrolet Belair
In January 2000 I was looking for a car to replace the 1967 El Camino I had just sold to a friend. I saw the 60 Belair two door sedan in Round Up Magazine. With my friend Ted Schuren I drove the two hours to Freeman, Ohio. The car was a 348 cubic inch Tri-Power with a powerglide transmission that started out here in Ohio and went out West to California where it spent most of its life and came back from California for nine years before I bought it. It was always garage kept but driven often!
The body was solid with only one little rust hole on the right rear quarter. After hearing it run, but not driving it we headed back home. Ted and I agreed it was over priced, but a phone call back to Freemont with an offer and the car was mine! I towed the car home on Valentines Day with a truck load of extra parts. After replacing freeze plugs and the master cylinder I drove it "As IS" for the first summer.
In November of 2000 I took it all apart and delivered it to Chucks Auto Body and Paint in Mentor. Chuck had it in his shop until April of 2001 and put on the Turquoise base coat clear coat paint that it sports now. While the body was at Chucks I had the seats being redone in Turquoise and White custom vinyl fabric by Bob Shaunasy at "The Upholstery Hut" in Concord, Ohio and so when I brought it home I went to work putting it all back together with an after-market stereo, some engine chrome, Offenhouser Valve covers, chrome reversed wheels with deep dished in the rear, except for the glass, ( of course Dupa the Glassman did that! )
Among the extra parts I received when I bought it was a complete stick shift setup. This was put in the following winter with the three speed transmission because a Hot Rod needs 3 pedals. One summer with a three speed was enough for me, and the next winter I put in a Muncie 4 speed with a Hurst Shifter!
Now I just keep it clean and enjoy driving it along with my other two Hot Rods!