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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-29-2014, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
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Just got a 1968 Impala Sport Coupe great shape for it age, but is aged. Everything matches, but should I RESTO or RESTO-MOD.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-29-2014, 09:09 AM
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Resto. Dare to be different
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-29-2014, 02:44 PM
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Do you have any pictures??

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-29-2014, 03:43 PM
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Restore it to original, or basically original, would get my vote.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-29-2014, 04:31 PM
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I'm all for original, but safety and reliability are concerns for me. I run disc brakes, later 15'' wheels, seat belts, HEI ignition, one wire alternator and LED taillights.
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Welcome to the Team Earl!

I agree with Larry as to upgrading to modern safety standards but I would add a big honking 496 or a 540 BBC under the hood with a 390 horsepower 427 livery on the engine decals and fender insignia. Use a 4L80e transmission and a 12 bolt rear with 3.55 posi inside. 235 up front with 265 tires out back 70 series Goodyear or Michelin radials for rubber. Safe and fun to drive.

I can help you spend your money building an autocross or drag car winner, but I know next to nothing about body work and restoration freatures (as I would rather use Autometer mechanical analog gauges to a NOS stock factory gauge set some gave me for Christmas, but that is just me). I grew up at race tracks, but I worked around show rooms for thirty or so years but only because my best bud was a line mechanic at the dealership. So I don't get excited about a factory restore, I am all about Safely maximizing a cars performance so it can be a street cruiser as well as a menace at the track.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-30-2014, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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1968 Impala Resto or Resto Mod

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ID:	9162 Thanks for the reply's. I'm sort of thinking original looks with Modern Drive Train.
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It looks pretty good as is to me.
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