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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-05-2010, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Getting closer!

I still have a relatively short list of "to do's", but the '61 is getting
ever-so-close to being complete. Since I last posted pictures,
I have mounted the newly chromed grill and bumpers, mounted
the valence panels, replaced the wheels and tires,
and a completed several less obvious tasks including replacing
the fuel tank.
When I set out to do this project, my goal was to build a cool cruiser
that would be comfortable to drive on long trips like the Power Tour,
have plenty of power, get good fuel mileage, and be as trouble-free
and dependable possible. It had to be something unique,
something you don't see at every local cruise night or car show.
I feel the flat-top Biscayne fits that restriction very well.
I wanted to update the car with the color, stance, and wheels and tires,
but without going too over-the-top.
I have had a blast restoring it, but I am sooooo ready to get it on the road!!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-05-2010, 09:47 AM
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I think she looks great as-is man!

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-05-2010, 10:35 AM
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Danny, Your 61 looks awesome. I love those 2 door post cars. Your choice of wheels and the stance is perfect. Congratulations on all the hard work. Just yesterday I was looking through the junkyard pictures in the "rusted and abandoned forum" and saw a 61 2 door flattop. I said to myself, Man I'd like to have one of those all done. And here it is! Great job!
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-05-2010, 11:45 AM
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That car looks great!
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-05-2010, 05:26 PM
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You have done a great job in creating a one of a kind 61. Enjoy it.

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-05-2010, 08:29 PM
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Nice Job, That should give you lots of enjoyment.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-06-2010, 04:17 PM
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that is a crowd........pleaser....nice job, please come to N.J.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-06-2010, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thank you all for the positive comments. The car has been a long
time coming together, but it has been very enjoyable.....mostly.
This was my first attempt at bodywork and paint, so I feel
pretty stoked about the final result.
Here are a couple "before" pictures.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-06-2010, 10:01 PM
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Great Car Danny!!!! Speakiing of the Power Tour, it ends here in Mobile, AL this year and I would love to meet any of the members that may be coming for this event. Send me a private message and let me know when you'll be around and I'll be glad to get you my contact information. Love to see a strong contingent of Impala fans!!

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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-07-2010, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Great Car Danny!!!! Speakiing of the Power Tour, it ends here in Mobile, AL this year and I would love to meet any of the members that may be coming for this event. Send me a private message and let me know when you'll be around and I'll be glad to get you my contact information. Love to see a strong contingent of Impala fans!!
Thanks Steve! I won't be able to make the Power Tour this year.
I have pretty well spent every spare nickel I have scrounged up on
finishing the car....and it's not done yet.
But, hopefully next year I can make the trip.
Danny
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-07-2010, 11:55 AM
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Wow! Awesome color change! Nice going ! ~ M.

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