Finding ourselves in South Africa I thought it might be of interest to you to hear our story.
My friend is 29 and I am 30 so we can qualify as a young rodders team with an average age of 29.5
I am a die hard tri 5 fan and bought my 1st '57 back in '97 it was a 210 4 door as that is about the only tri 5s we get around this part of the world.
My second '57 Chevy is the same model, also a 210 4 door, was pink if you don't mind which I bought last year and am currently working on. I'll include some pictures of how far I am currently in the process of changing it into a 2 door 150 Blackwidow clone (1512 body style) (don't you just love those classic NASCARS!!! The first one is going to be a wild custom but only after the Blackwidow.
I am doing all the work myself .........stretching the doors moving the b pillars etc.. Parts are not so freely available in South Africa and with the Rand/Dollar exchange rate not always a viable option in getting it in from the USA, so allot of the parts are custom pieces. With the body work almost done I am moving my attention to the chassis and engine..... no Jaguar IFS and IRS for me thanks, I will post updates.
My friend on the other hand also likes the tri 5s but he is more a muscle car guy. I finally got him to buy his first classic car in 2005 which was a '56 210, shortly after that we bought two '55s which are still waiting to get some attention though.
It was early 2006 when we spotted the car he really wanted and he decided to let the 56 go, as I said he's a muscle car guy and that's what he got.
1980 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am "The INDY"
The 305 turbo long gone replaced with a '95 350. Previous owner also thought black for the TA to be better. So far we overhauled the engine on the TA and the next step is to get it back to what it should look like, an INDY pace car!
I do have some pictures of us, I am also sending you some more pictures of the car you see us with, it is a 1970 mini, they where called the Mk3 here in SA.
We did the car for De Wet's brother, it is periwinkle blue with some ice pearl. Allot of fun to drive also.
Enjoy the pictures,
Barry and De Wet