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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-14-2015, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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64 SS in Colorado

Hi Everyone!

My brother has had his 64 Impala SS for years. I hadn't lived near him for along time Over the years he hasn't taken the best care of it and it was lowrider for a while. I moved home to CO a few years ago and now it's time to give it the TLC it deserves. I made a run to Chase, KS yesterday to pick up a complete '64 frame that I'm sure will provide many necessary parts. I haven't had a chance to get his car up on my lift yet but I've got a feeling that frame has been heavily modified for hydraulics, etc, so I figured it might be best to start fresh

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/luwbtwkt0...VutL28CacaIHra

This should be a good project for the 2 of us, he is ready to get to work. I got him the frame and the how to rebuild chevy rearends book for his birthday. I believe it was a rear end issue that caused him to park it in the first place a few years ago, so we'll start there.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-15-2015, 09:12 PM
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Hey Ron:

Sounds like a great project!! It's nice when family comes together for projects, too.

I bought a video on rebuilding all different kinds of differential's from a company called Technical Video. It covers all kinds of rearends (10 bolt, 12 bolt, ford 9", etc.) I highly recommend it. If I remember right it was around $30.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-15-2015, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Hey Ron:

Sounds like a great project!! It's nice when family comes together for projects, too.

I bought a video on rebuilding all different kinds of differential's from a company called Technical Video. It covers all kinds of rearends (10 bolt, 12 bolt, ford 9", etc.) I highly recommend it. If I remember right it was around $30.
Sounds like a good video, I'll have to check on that. I have some for Ford vehicles that are very good from Badshoe Productions
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-16-2015, 12:01 AM
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My 64 is not an SS, but you might find my blog on my frame on restoration useful. Lots of pictures that can be helpful. I can offer this advice, use NOS or recondition/rebuilt original parts as much as possible. A lot of reproduction parts just don't fit that good.

http://thecairns.com/Impala

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-16-2015, 12:15 AM
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Welcome to the Team Ron!

Sounds like a good shared project.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-16-2015, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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My 64 is not an SS, but you might find my blog on my frame on restoration useful. Lots of pictures that can be helpful. I can offer this advice, use NOS or recondition/rebuilt original parts as much as possible. A lot of reproduction parts just don't fit that good.

http://thecairns.com/Impala
I will sit down and read the entire thing soon. His car is in pretty good shape overall. I just want to swap out the frame and put the stock A Arms springs etc back under it

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