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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-19-2014, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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Hey there! Just signed up tonight! I have a 1966 Impala convertible that is currently undergoing cancer surgery. All new trunk floor, quarter panels and floor pans should be done in about a week. I bought the car in October and got it running and driving before starting to repair the body. Pretty plain convertible, white with a black interior and top, 283, powerglide. Still cool though!!
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-19-2014, 10:51 PM
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Welcome to the Team Bob!

There isn't too much plane Jane about a rag top B-body. They always draw a lot of attention and envy of others when your cruising with the top down on a warm spring evening.

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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-21-2014, 12:09 AM
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Hey Bob, welcome to the site.

My car came just like yours it sounds like, 283/PG, white paint, black interior.

I went all black and what Big Dave says is true, I can't come to a stop without someone saying something to me when the top is down!

HOW A NOVICE REBUILDS A 66 IMPALA CONVERTIBLE:
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-21-2014, 09:17 AM
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Welcome Bob, I always have someone wanting to buy ours.
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-28-2014, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys!! This one is my third convertible. The last one I had was a 327 4 speed SS with power windows. It was black/black/black. I sold it when my oldest son was a year old. He is 18 now so I am overdue for another 66! we finished up the exterior sheet metal today and tomorrow we start finishing the bodywork and I have floor pans to put in it.
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-01-2014, 01:22 AM
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Sounds like a Ohio car with all that rust repair.
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-01-2014, 08:58 AM
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Sounds like you are moving quickly
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-02-2014, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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Dadstoy, It is worse than a Ohio car...It is a Pennsylvania car! lol It was a step up from a Maryland car though! And txbobcat yes we are getting things done pretty quick! This weekend was a bust. Too cold to really make much progress and I have to be at work tonight at 6 for snow removal...Hope next weekend is more productive...
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-02-2014, 04:30 PM
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Hey , you plow snow also? I work for our local county part time.
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-02-2014, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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I work for Harford County, MD. I work in the shop on the plows, augers and spreaders in the snow. I also run the loader and run some plow routes when needed. I really enjoy what I do, but this year even I have had enough! lol. The good side is that the overtime has financed my Impala addiction...lol
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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-02-2014, 04:42 PM
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Yes, the money has been good this year. I'm retired, but work part time plowing snow in the winter, mowing roadside grass the rest of the year.
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-02-2014, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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I work on the mowers and trimmers most of the year, but winter I change a lot of cutting edges on the plows! I have a long way to go before I retire though...lol

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post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-03-2014, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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Day 2.....been at work since 6 pm yesterday. Will be here until 3 tomorrow....heck of a way to pay for my Impala addiction....

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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-08-2014, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Here are a few pictures. The first one is the day I brought it home in October 2013. The other 2 are from yesterday.
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1966 Impala convertible
1966 Caprice 4 door HT
1966 Biscayne 2dr 427/390 3 spd m/t
1981 Corvette
1996 Impala SS
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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-09-2014, 07:37 AM
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Your car brings back memories of when I did our convertible. It needed a lot of floor work along with replacing most of the body panels.
Its looking good, hope you get to enjoy it this summer.
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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-09-2014, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Larry! So far I have put new trunk floor, under rear seat pan, left and right floor pans, rear quarter panels and outer wheelwells, and tail panel on it. Then a used right front fender from a friend, a used trunk lid I found in Washington DC, a used left front fender coming from Larry Camuso in California, and a new fiberglass 2" cowl hood. Only thing original on the outside will be the header panel and the doors...

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1966 Caprice 4 door HT
1966 Biscayne 2dr 427/390 3 spd m/t
1981 Corvette
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post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-09-2014, 04:38 PM
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Thats funny, as those are the only original parts on ours.
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post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-09-2014, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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This car looked solid when I bought it, but I have replaced a lot more than I originally planned. Some of it could have been saved probably but I only want to do this once. It is a good thing I am keeping it, because I would be losing my butt if I was trying to re sell it!

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1966 Impala convertible
1966 Caprice 4 door HT
1966 Biscayne 2dr 427/390 3 spd m/t
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