One of the most interesting things about RideTech is we are completely self-sufficient. In addition to developing parts on our test track and manufacturing them in-house, we have the ability to build complete, best in show builds from the ground up. It’s a full service shop with complete fabrication and paint facilities including a paint booth. It’s not open to the public, though. We only work on RideTech cars.
While the “Body Shop” (as it is known around HQ) usually works on modest R&D cars, we occasionally build a “Best-In-Show” caliber car. That’s what you see here. Built for Grand Touring, this 1967 Chevelle is being built for RideTech Co-owner Sharon Voelkel. With heated seats and a quiet cockpit, this Chevelle is being built for driving across the country, not racing. The car will be the first ever hot rod to have Instinct Electronic Shockwaves for world-class ride and handling plus ultra low stance when parked.
Lead fabricator Kurt Blackgrove, is hard at work producing subtle touches, like completely reworked panel gaps and bumpers, as well as a hand-built firewall and underwood panels. Sharon’s Chevelle rides on its original frame. All seams have been welded with all extraneous holes filled for a true show-quality frame. The project, which started life as a clean original 283 car, was completely disassembled and stripped of paint.
Power will come from a bulletproof LS engine backed by an electronic overdrive transmission. A Currie 9″ Spec rear will finish the drivetrain. The goal is to build a truly modern grand touring muscle car with full amenities including Vintage Air, insulation and heated seats Follow along as we regularly update the project with detailed fabrication and build photos.
For more information on Shockwave Suspensions Components, click HERE