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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-03-2010, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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Dragged home a 65

I have been after this farmer to let loose of this 1965 Impala 4 door for a couple of years. I stoped again yesterday and he agreed to sell it . He dragged it out of the wet horse field with his tractor and I loaded it up on my waiting trailer. Its a original 283 powerglide car with no PS and no PB and no Air. The engine ,trans and rad are gone. The farmer bought it out of Georgia about 5 years ago for the engine and trans . Then parked it in the field. Most of the chrome was removed but its in the trunk.
Finally a parts car for my wagon that has little rust.
See, it pays to keep checking back.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-03-2010, 08:39 PM
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Almost a shame to part that out, looks fairly complete.
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Way to go Larry, congrats!

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Congrats! Your persistence pays off!

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That's a shame. I wish I knew you a couple years ago when my friend couldn't get $400 for his. ...and it was complete! He ended up scrapping it to clear out his yard. It was for sale for a year.









Good luck with yours. You still got a nice one to start with. Keep us posted.

Don't listen to me, what do I know? I've only been doing this for 30 years.
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Funny thing:

My question is what the heck did he want to keep it for after he pulled out what he wanted, who wants to keep a car this size on a farm???

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I have no idea why, But I had a hard time prying it out of his hands.

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Well,I have a 65 BelAir parts car(has a 12 bolt rear under it).And a 67 Impala parts car.And about 50 other parts vehicles.
When you have the room,no problem to store them.Don't have to feed em!
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I completely striped the car and hauled off the remains to the recycling center to become a new Toyota. The car was not worth saving. The windshield and dash were rusted out as were the back glass ,trunk, and floors. I saved every thing that was reusable. The frame is in great shape and has no rust damage at all. I have the parts off it I wanted for my cars ,so the frame and all the other parts will be sold. The dash cluster is on its way to California to help restore another 65 Impala.

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Awww, that's a shame. Oh well, at least you got the parts from it. That's how my '68 Chevelle was. The cowl was rotted back in to the dash. I decided to fab a firewall and cowl area. I also have to re-skin just about the entire car. Hopefully the next one you find won't be so bad. Good luck in the search.

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Already got my eye on a very tired 65 SS 327 4 speed car sitting in a front yard under a big tree for a few years.

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That's a shame. I wish I knew you a couple years ago when my friend couldn't get $400 for his. ...and it was complete! He ended up scrapping it to clear out his yard. It was for sale for a year.









Good luck with yours. You still got a nice one to start with. Keep us posted.

Well, F$(K! Just as my luck would have it, finally a Classic in decent shape and I afford it...GONE. Another day in my shoes.
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