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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-04-2015, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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Question New guy from Germany

Hi guys, I want to introduce my self very shortly. I´m living in the north of Germany and I´m interested in US cars since 20 years.
Two years ago I saw the 69 Impala convertible and I knew from the start; I WANT THAT CAR. Here in Germany you see a lot of Mustangs on the road, but the 69 Impala is rare, especially as a convertible.
Finally I bought it and now I´m restoring it part by part.

Here we are a little group of guys with the same hobby, US cars.
In that group are following cars:

72 Mustang Mach 1
68 Chrysler 300
94 G20
79 Malibu
95 GMC truck
69 Impala convertible

Last year I refurbished the front axle, with new bushings (energy suspension), bearings, new brakes, springs, shock absorber, replaced the steering gear box and so on.
This spring I´m working on the steering (interrieur), and want to replace the brake master cylinder (drum/drum brakes) and the complete brake lines (there is something wrong).
Next winter I´ll work on the underbody and the rear axle.

For me in Europe it´s not so easy to find the right parts, so it would be great if I could get some information in this thread.

Is there a GM part list availble for the 69 convertible? That would really help me to find the right parts in the internet. I´m actually searching the following parts:

Sterring (non tilt, pictures attached)
  • steering lock plate
  • horn contact, turn signal canceling cam
  • horn pin, spring and bushing set
  • combination valve drum/drum
I think that´s enough for the first thread.

Thanks a lot and have nice day....
Best regards,

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-04-2015, 04:15 PM
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Hi Sascha,

Welcome and greetings from the Netherlands ��
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-04-2015, 06:58 PM
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Welcome to the Team Sascha!

Yes there is a complete parts list that details ALL of the parts used on your car by group number (the way GM did it. It is basically a scanned image on CD of the original parts book that the counter man referred to find your part on the shelf back when your parts sat on the shelf at your local Chevrolet Service Center. That CD is about $75

There are five more you need to buy that include the Assembly Manual, The Fisher Body Repair manual, the Service manual, the Chassis Service manual and the manual that listed all of the dealer installed parts and how they were installed. The first four are fairly frequently offered as scanned images of the original paper manual for about $20-25. Less frequently you can find a good quality estate sale copy of the original paper book for $30 to $120 depending upon how the auction goes.

Here is a post I wrote out lining the users of these books:

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-04-2015, 08:06 PM
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Welcome aboard Sascha! Nice of you to have a group of friends with similar interest there!

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-05-2015, 08:44 AM
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Welcome Sascha Sounds like you have some nice cars but a convertible will get the most attention. Wait for Dave to tell you to put a big block in it.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-08-2015, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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Dear all,
thanks a lot for the friendly welcome and the support regarding the part list.
I´ll try to get such list burned on a CD.
In my galary I´ll post some pictures of my car and the cars of my friends.

Thanks again,
best regards,
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-09-2015, 02:09 PM
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Hi and welcome. Check our own classifieds here on this site for parts. Also there are several Facebook sites that offer parts for our cars. Many people will ship parts overseas, I know I do. 65-70 share many of the same parts.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-26-2015, 06:19 AM
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Hello and welcome from Cranbury, NJ! We are glad to have you join us. There's so many knowledgeable people on this forum. You shouldn't have any problems finding answers. Feel free to ask any questions you have.
Hope you Impala serves you well for many years to come. Give us more details and photos when you can.
Good luck with future updates!


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