Saturday, October 21, 2017
COLOUR AND GRUNT… Local Shepparton resident, Jamie Calley with his 1967 Dodge Phoenix, which he bought three months before his wedding and had it ready to use just in the nick of time. Photo: Nicholise Garner.

Reborn from the ashes

David Lee June 14, 2017

IT was three months in the making and there was a wedding deadline looming, but local Shepparton resident, Jamie Calley was able to see his 1967 Dodge Phoenix reborn from the ashes just in the nick of time.

Picking it up three months before the wedding, the Dodge was in pretty bad shape and after many long days and nights, and a little help from his mates at Kut Kustoms, it was wedding ready the day before Jamie was tying the knot.

Jamie said, “I brought it from South Australia specifically for the wedding. I’ve always liked the long, big, square cars.

“We had a lot of work to do to get it ready. There were rust repairs needing to be done and we stripped the paint back to full metal bare and repainted it in a turquoise metallic colour.

“We plan on carrying out some motor work in the coming months. I will be removing the 318 Fireball motor, cleaning the motor bay and plan on putting a bigger motor in. After that, there will be some work done on the wheels, we’ll redo the chrome and replace the interior.”