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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-25-2009, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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NEWB- 1966 Impala Covt. in Cleveland, OH

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Stumbled on this site doing a search. I purchased a '66 Impala in Oct., but the Cleveland weather has kept me from working on it. It has a '65 front end which I would like to change back to a '66. The '65 fenders currently on it are NOS from an old guys basement so they may be worth something if I ebay 'em. I have the majority of the '66 front end but need a RH fender. If anyone has one please let me know.

It's got a 70's vintage low mileage 400 CSB. I want to replace the trunk.

I joined a couple of other "hotrod" sites but I get very little response to any of my questions.

Some photos of the project are attached. I'll add some as I start making some progress if anyone's interested.

Dave
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-25-2009, 06:58 PM
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Welcome to the site Dave and fellow Buckeye.

I've often wondered if the doghouse of a 65 would bolt up or not. I expected it would and now you've confirmed it.

Looks like a good foundation to work with, and it looks like you're underway already! Look forward to seeing updates!
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-25-2009, 08:58 PM
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Welcome to the Team Dave!

1965-'66 are interchangeable as far as heet metal goes.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-26-2009, 09:49 AM
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Another Buckeye 65 guy here. Welcome to the site.
Leave the 65 front end on it and call it a rare sixty five and a half.

http://www.impalas.net/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=521&dateline=14693626  69
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-26-2009, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Big Dave,

You are right about the sheet metal other than the bottom of the fenders at the rear. The '65 fender bolts to the bottom of the car a little differently than the '66 so you have to fab a metal piece to have the fender attach to something on the '66. Obviously the bumper brackets and some of the underlying components are a little different but can be bolted right on to the 66 frame.

BTW, not sure if anyone else has noted it, but a site called "CHEVYTALK.ORG" has very nice reference documents from wiring diagrams to assembly manuals. Check out the 65-67 info at

http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/sh...hp?tid/156901/

There are other years and models on there as well. Hope it's OK to reference other sites.

Dave
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-28-2009, 07:06 AM
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Welcome to the site. I am a New B too from Cleveland with a 66 2 door sport coupe with a BBC three on the tree. Looks like a good project.
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