You might have thought that Project Zombee was going to be scrap metal. Well, thanks to Dave Chamberlain and All Classics Restoration, Zombee will be resurrected. If you have been following along with the build, you know that Zombee ended up being more rust than metal. On top of that, its a 1970 B-body which we all know is difficult to find metal for. Luckily AMD has a good selection of high quality replacement metal but still does not offer quarter panels.
Without spending major bucks on OE sheet metal, if we could find it, or buying another car, Dave decided that with the good metal that was left on the quarters, he could graft in 1969 B-body quarter panels, which AMD does offer. It is not going to be easy by any means, but it is possible. Dave is using the passenger side as the test side to figure out the best way to make it work. Then on the drivers side he is going to take us through step by step.
Zombee is going to be far from a OE restoration, so while Dave is cutting and welding on Zombee, what better time to add extra stiffness and enlarge the wheel wells. Thanks to the team over at USCT Motorsports, Dave was able to get their B-body mini-tub kit installed while he was rebuilding the wheel tubs. The wheel tubs were in rough shape and needed fixed before the quarter panel was installed. Dave was able to make a couple extra cuts and welds to widen the new AMD wheel tubs utilizing the USCT Motorsports mini-tub kit.
You can watch the complete update on Zombee ”Dead or Alive?” below and head over to All Classics Restoration YouTube page and subscribe so you do not miss any updates on Project Zombee. Also, be sure to check out USCT Motorsports and AMD websites for all of your replacement metal and chassis stiffening products for your build. You know without them Zombee would be dead.