If you’ve been following along with our long term more-rust-than-metal 1970 Dodge Super Bee project car “ZomBEE” you’ll be familiar with All Classics Restoration’s owner Dave Chamberlain. Dave’s a skilled craftsman who has participated in several high profile builds, as well as the caretaker for some big dollar private collections over the years. And while Dave is more comfortable working away in his hand-built shop nestled in the back of his North Carolina property, he’s also wanted to share some of his knowledge when it comes to automotive metalwork, paint and general restoration via a newly launched YouTube channel.
Titled “All Classics Restoration” the subject matter is exactly as the name implies, all classics. Although Dave is immensely familiar with the particular ins-and-outs of building any number of vintage Mopar platforms (his around-town driver is a ’68 Coronet with a built 383, after all), Dave’s shop is filled with a variety of customer’s vehicles, including a classic VW Beetle and a sporty Mercedes-Benz convertible. His mother’s ’57 Bel Air – the same car Dave himself learned to drive in – is soon to make an appearance as well, so while we here at Mopar Connection Magazine are dedicated to a single brand, Dave’s channel offers useful technical guidance for all makes and models.
As an added bonus to those subscribers to Mopar Connection, Dave will also be offering some of his useful council in regards to metalwork using our own ’70 Super Bee “ZomBEE” as a source of subject matter. Not only will you be seeing articles on this build here on your favorite Mopar magazine, but also on All Classics Restoration’s YouTube channel, giving you detailed steps to follow in print as well as on video. There’s quite a bit of work left to do before ZomBEE can be blasted and begin the painting process, so it’s going to be a long road ahead of us – but the payoff will be well worth it. So until then, give Dave’s videos a view below, and hop over to the channel to subscribe and “Like” the videos to help him grow!