Jim J’s 1965 Chevelle

Built From The Ground Up

Jim J’s 1965 Chevelle

Jim took two winters to restore this 1965 Chevelle back to original.

The 1965 Chevelle was a full frame off rotisserie restoration that involved a whole new floor and full quarter panels.

He also invested in a complete respray in the original Aqua color. All of the mechanical components were also rebuilt.

“Unusual color, nice year.”

Jim J

This particular Chevelle Malibu has a small block 283 making 195 horsepower, so essentially it was equipped with the base V8 engine and mated to a Powerglide transmission. Jim also has another 1965 Chevelle, except that car is a Red SS with a Trick Flow built engine, 12 bolt rear end with 3.73 gearing, a Muncie M22 Rock Crusher transmission, and a slew of suspension upgrades. These two 65s couldn’t be further apart.

He can fully enjoy the benefits that both his resto-mod and stock cruiser bring to the table, it just depends on what he wants to do on a given day.

"People, when order SS gas tank, could not be nicer, did not get the straps and they took care of it completely....very nice"

-Jim J

Ground Up Parts Featured In This Build

1965-1967 Chevelle Radiator Support Bushing Kit

Part #: DCC-0521


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1964-1967 Chevelle Stainless Steel Fuel Tank

Part #: XTS-64A


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1964-1967 Chevelle Stainless Steel Fuel Tank Straps

Part #: NJX-A64S


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1965 Chevelle Factory Shop Manual Set

Part #: HMS-65A


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