Nothing says sleeper like a bench seat and a column shifter. The original yellow interior was recovered in black with seat covers, carpet, and trim parts from OPG. A set of G-Force five-point harnesses anchors front occupants into place. Modern touches include a Billet Specialties steering wheel, an Auto Meter tach, a Vintage Air A/C system, and a Sony stereo.
Wheels, Tires, Brakes
An aftermarket four-wheel disc conversion is on the wish list, but the stock front discs and rear drums work just fine for now. Complementing the Chevelle's aggressive stance are Budnik Lateral wheels, 17x8 up front and 17x10 out back. They're covered in BFG g-Force tires, 255/45ZR17 on the steering end and 285/40ZR17 on the driving end. At the track, Kenny bolts on a set of Weld wheels and 28x10x15 Mickey Thompson slicks.
With crisp handling as one of his primary project goals, Kenny didn't skimp on the suspension. At the corners are Global West springs and QA1 shocks. Hotchkis sway bars anchor down each end of the body. The front control arms are also Global West units. Adjustable Hotchkis rear arms allow dialing in preload at the dragstrip.
The grandma A-body required very little metalwork. All the original panels were salvaged and required only minor dent repair. The trim and emblems were replaced with parts from OPG. JLM Collision in San Antonio applied the DuPont Sinful Cinnamon paint.