This dude is not mechanic. He’s the Dr. Moreau of auto restoration. I’m not sure it’s appropriate to call this a ’55 Chevy anymore. After a while, the Mona Lisa is no longer a portrait of Lisa Gherardini. It’s it’s own thing. It exists in a universe of its own making.
Someday, when it’s done, someone will pay this guy a metric farkton of money for this car, and the purchaser will think he owns it. He’ll never own it. It will always belong to the men who made it, and to anyone who gets a look at it. The “owner” will just be a docent in a museum he doesn’t know he’s running.