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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-07-2014, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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I thought I'd drop a note to introduce myself. I just joined Team Impala. I've been a member of Team Camaro and several other Forums for quite awhile. I joined because I recently found a great 1968 Impala Fastback. It is a survivor. I bought the car from the original owner, a 95 year old man in Houston, Texas. He purchased the car in November 1967. He took the car for an oil change and servicing in January 1991. When he returned home and parked the car, it wouldn't restart. He pushed the car into his garage, put it on jack stands and there it sat until I bought it about 2 months ago. The only thing not original to the car are the battery and tires and, perhaps the trailer hitch. I don't think those were standard equipment. It is a true, unmolested virgin survivor. I am about to get the car back on the road so I joined the group, as I did with Team Camaro, to research if necessary and share the resurrection. I've added a few pictures to an album http://www.impalas.net/forums/album....pictureid=3433
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-07-2014, 09:05 PM
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Looks good.

Like the nice sheet metal.

AM-FM Radio is a little rare in '68, along with the TH 350 Trans.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-08-2014, 07:39 AM
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That should clean up nice.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-08-2014, 08:09 AM
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Welcome to the Tea Russell!

Two inch square (Reese Hitch) receiver trailer hitches were dealer installed. It had no affect on the warranty if the dealer installed it. Some dealers also installed transmission oil coolers and motor oil coolers that were carried in service inventory that were used on factory built police cars as well as the weld in frame connected Reese hitch. If it was a bolt on two holes drilled in the bumper U-Haul quickie hitch that could adversely affect the warranty (and your car insurance; as most policies have a disclaimer about towing a trailer).

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-08-2014, 12:41 PM
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Very nice car. looks like she was set up to pull a trailer. Those big cars can pull a trailer better than some trucks.
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