Nostalgia with a Twist.
More of the good stuff is what you ask and heck yes is my answer. I posted a video of this ride on FaceBook right after vintage Torque Fest and to put it mildly, it blew the heck up. Um, you loved it and wanted more of it so here it is. Unfortunately builder Russ Eggleston signed an agreement with a print mag that he would give them exclusive access to any further info on "Sentimental" for the next 9 months so he was unable to give me any comment on the build. Not to worry, I’ll be calling back in 9 months and 1 day to get the skinny straight from the builders mouth on this chariot. For now thankfully, the display provided a rather extensive build card and I’m going from that. Thanks Russ, you’ll be hearing from me January 2018. I can't wait to hear more, more, more about this ride.
First and foremost, this ride was the last project car owned by Danny Eggleston and builder Russ Eggleston proudly brought it to life, doing so in the memory of his Dad Danny. It was written that Danny was "a hot rod builder, metal fabricator and an inspiration and mentor to his sons." Although Russ says his Dad was the most talented man he knew, it's clear Russ has some pretty mad skills too. Russ says "I don't want to show off a bunch of fancy tools. I want to show you what I can do with the few tools I have". Well friends, all you have to do is take one look at "Sentimental" and it's plain to see Russ can work magic with a "few tools".
There was a ton of info on "Sentimental" right at the display, almost too much to reprint so I'll try to condense it the best I can. This ride is truly Kustom with a capital "K". The rear half and the front cowl of a 1928 Dodge 4 door sedan was the starting point for "Sentimental". Unibody construction was accomplished using modified '32 Ford rails. You kind of can't miss that '65 Chevy 409 power plant. That beast is married to a Chevy T/H400 tranny. The rear differential is a centered Ford 9" with a 4.10 gears, by the by the alternator is mounted on the rear diff. The suspension is spring over in the front and coil over in the rear. The body has been chopped, channeled and wedged. The dash is from a '60 Impala that has been shortened and centered. The cut and flipped steering wheel is from a '61 Buick Invicta. Those insane taillights are from a '59 Caddy, the headlights are from a '36 Ford. There were about 15 more specs and suffice it to say each element was from a different source and all artfully joined to create the one of a kind "Sentimental".
Now take a look for yourself and you can see the art, the craftsmanship and the vision of Russ Eggleston and his "Sentimental".
Hold on tight another episode of your new favorite TV show, Builders Showrooms TV is up next. This episode starring none other than the latest from Eggleston Kustoms - "Sentimental".
Shows are on the horizion, stay tuned.
Till the next time - Keep on Kruzin!