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Car Craft Shop - This Guy's Garage

The boss will hate us but we did it for you.

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This might be blatant self-promotion that you couldn't car less about, or it's equally possible that you've secretly wondered about where we do all our work and what the entire CC shop looks like. So here it is, warts* and all.

* By warts we mean John Nelson's brown Camaro.

A. Back in the day, we used jackstands and creepers that snag your clothes and trap you under the car. That was until we got the Eagle Lift, which is usually loaded with a junked car. That's why most of the cars are still using jackstands.

B. Remember the El Camino? You'll have to go way back to remember when Freiburger and Glad wrenched on this thing in the late '90s. It's been sitting ever since with more bench racing than actual work. Want to see it again? Big-block powered?

C. Hot Rod Crusher Camaro. Do you care?

D. Terry's Camaros. The one on the right is actually a driver that McGean bought off some girl for $2,700 four years ago. Good luck seeing a deal like that ever again.

E. The world's most photographed engine hoist.

F. Matt King's abandoned junk.

G. The CC/Rambler. You've seen the mill on page 30; wait 'till we drop it into this flyweight two-door post. According to the factory manual, it weighed 2,500 pounds when delivered to the dealership in 1967. Light!

H. Junk 305. We're not sure why it's here.

I. The Disco Nova. It's sitting and waiting for a budget 350 that we are putting together for some dragstrip fun. Freiburger painted it scary yellow, and if you look closely, you'll note that it shares the Chevelle stripe accent with the El Camino.

J. This is the '88 Mustang that Glad still holds the title for. We've pulled the 302 for a turbo build and really need to part out the body and interior. Any takers? CarCraft@primedia.com.

K. The Firebird. It finally went 12.70 (if you believe in correction factors), and now it sits waiting for us to decide what to do with it. Right now, it's the only car that runs, so we drive it around on the ET Streets.

L. Doug Glad's deathmobile.

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