'64 Chevelle Build

Dave Kaut rebuilds the Playland Chevelle.



The Chevelle story so far...

chev0001.jpg (61013 bytes) I sold my Chevelle to Playland track champion Dave Kaut on 2-5-05.  The chevelle is a verified Playland veteran. I  bought it from Jim Foote.  It was his Roy Foote's (his Dad's) car.  Last raced 28 plus years ago at Playland and Sunset.   


Jim  dragged it from it's resting place on Lime Kiln Road, north of Council Bluffs,Ia.  It has no motor or trans but most of the car is there. chev01.jpg (11900 bytes) It has a Franklin 3/4 ton truck rear and 1960 Chevy 3/4 ton front spindles on a 55 Chevy frame.  It has tubular upper "A" arms and double shocks with rear leaf springs. Jim made all the wheels for this car.  The Footes bought it from Mike Tyson.  Mike raced it as a 55 Chevy at Playland.

 chev0002.jpg (13904 bytes) It has a long way to go!  It is one of the very few survivors.  In fact, so far it's the only bronco/hobby stock survivor I have physically seen.  Dave plans to rebuild the chevelle for Vintage open racing.  Good luck with the car Dave!! 


The chevelle as it sat in my shop.  These pics were taken by Dave when he looked at the car.

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The chevelle in Dave's garage.  He has started the rebuild.  Hopefully he'll keep us up to date with it's progress!

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From Dave: 3-5-05- I'm still cutting things off of the frame. In the end there will be nothing left but the frame. Then the building will begin. I'm enjoying doing this. I might be old but this car and what it represents is making my mind young again.

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Got new pics from Dave 4-18-2006-

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Got more pics from Dave 4-23-2006-

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from Dave: Here are the last of the pictures for a while, it will bring the progress of the car up to date.


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