Dax P’s 1971 Chevelle

Built From The Ground Up

Dax P’s 1971 Chevelle

Dax P got this 1971 Chevelle convertible from a friend of his back around 2015 and began a frame-off restoration in early 2019.

The restoration was only supposed to entail lifting the body and installing a new floor as well as suspension, brakes, and a rear end. Once things started coming apart, it became apparent that this Chevelle would need much more work performed in order to get where it needed.

“Just love the car and that it’s a drop top… who doesn’t like that?”

Dax P

The 1971 Chevelle restoration now encompassed everything except the frame, inner body structure, glass, firewall, and trunk lid. Everything else was essentially replaced with brand new parts. That includes the 496 stroker big block and TH400 transmission that were swapped in.

Ground Up Parts Featured In This Build

1968-1972 Chevelle Convertible Top Boot, Black

Part #: MTB-72


Best Price Available

1968-1972 Chevelle Firewall Rod Boot

Part #: FSS-5053


Best Price Available

1970-1972 Chevelle Front Door Window Side Stop

Part #: GDS-707


Best Price Available

1968-1972 Convertible Top Weatherstrip Kit

Part #: JSS-5093


You Save: 25%

Shop our huge selection of Chevelle Parts!

1964-1977 Chevelle & Malibu Parts

We want to see your Built From The Ground Up Ride!

Submit your car to be featured here!

Share this car with your friends!

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email

More Articles From Ground Up SS396.com

chris p 1969 chevelle
1969 Chevelle

Chris P’s 1969 Chevelle

Ever since Chris P was a young teenager he wanted to own a 1969 Chevelle, possibly a 1970. Years passed and Chris grew up, but the burning desire for owning

Read More »
1971 Chevelle
1971 Chevelle

Tracy H’s 1971 Chevelle

Tracy has always been passionate about muscle cars. That is how she came to own this 1971 Chevelle. Tracy was never a Barbie girl. She was happier playing with matchbox

Read More »
1966 Chevelle

Jimmy L’s 1966 Chevelle Malibu

Jimmy’s 1966 Chevelle Malibu is as atypical as they come. With just 74,000 miles on the odometer, this Chevelle came from the factory. Equipped with a 283 power pack engine

Read More »
1970 Chevelle

Paul B’s 1970 Chevelle

Paul’s always loved the look of the 1970 Chevelle since he was a kid. Over the years he’s had the Chevelle redone in the factory Forest Green colour and had

Read More »

FL Offices Opening Soon!

Looking to get into the Automotive Industry? Here's your chance, click below to see what positions are opening soon!

Operation Status

See what we're doing at Ground Up SS396.com

Parts Catalog

Chevelle & El Camino, Camaro, & Nova

We Want To See Your Car!

Submit your car to be featured today!

Follow Us On Social