We've built a lot of project vehicles over the years at Mopar Muscle, but this one is going to be special. Sure, it will have stunning, super-straight paint, a fresh, high-performance 383 big-block, and tons of new aftermarket goodies, but that's not what makes this project so special. What differentiates this car from the project vehicles we've built in the past is that when we complete this car it will be given away, quite likely to someone reading this magazine.

We'll be building the project Timber Wolf Super Bee much in the same way you've probably built cars of your own. It won't go on a rotisserie, but it will certainly have a stunning paint job. Though our car was originally dark green, we'll be changing the color to a factory yellow to make it stand out. Since all Super Bees were built on the premise of no-frills muscle, we won't be adding much extra to our already lowly optioned Bee, rather we'll clean and replace the factory equipment and make upgrades along the way. Of course, we'll completely check the car over and repair anything that needs to be fixed; we've already decided to upgrade the suspension with a Master Power four-wheel disc-brake kit.

Last month, we removed the drivetrain and interior from our Super Bee and took the car over to J.D. at J.D.'s Paint and Body Shop. While the car has a solid body, J.D. pointed out some areas of concern under the cheap paint that adorned our Bee.

This month, we'll follow along as J.D. strips the car down to bare metal, exposing any questionable bodywork underneath, and begins the labor-intensive task of repairing dents and rust. Knowing the paint job will only be as good as the bodywork underneath, J.D. and his crew will spend many hours welding, sanding, and priming to make the Timber wolf Super Bee better than it was when new.

The engine in this project car will get special attention as well. Upon tearing down our car's 383, we found it to be in good, though worn, condition. Though still a standard bore block, wear from high miles will require we bore the block for new pistons. Additionally, we'll install new bearings, oil pan and pick up, oil pump, and reseal the bottom end with new gaskets. A Comp Cams camshaft, lifters, and valvesprings will give our 383 a significant boost, and a Weiand intake matched with a Holley carburetor will handle induction duties. To expel the gasses, Hooker headers will be matched with a free-flowing, dual-exhaust system.

To handle the additional power we'll be making, we felt the transmission should receive some attention as well. This month, Tod Struck of Inline Performance Specialist will be going through the TorqueFlite, upgrading the internals with all new TCI components to ensure tire-chirping shifts. a TCI converter, somewhat looser than stock, will be employed to help launch our Super Bee, and we haven't ruled out a gear change.

Overall this will be a great driver that will hold its own on the track when finished, so stay tuned to future issues as we complete the Super Bee. Also, be sure to enter the contest, and this Super Bee could end up residing in your garage.