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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-08-2017, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Hi,

I just purchased a 1968 Impala SS Coupe. To make a long story short, my budget for a project car was enough for a mid 80's GM, mt wife wasn't impressed. We looked at a 68 Impala and she liked it, but the rear quarters were more bondo than metal and we couldn't come to a deal with the owner. My wife found another one and increased the budget enough to bu it. As she likes to say, " I found it, I bought it, it's mine!"
Short term plans are a disc brake conversion for the front brakes, redoing the headliner, seats and adding a Classic radio, and swapping out the steering box for a tighter one. Long term is a motor swap, either a big block (my first choice), or building a 383 (probable choice as I have kids).

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-08-2017, 01:18 PM
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Welcome to the Team to both you and your wife!

Shoot I figure the first thing would be a Caprice corner light to replace the cast aluminum dumbies you have now.

1968 Chevy Impala/Caprice Front Cornering Light Lenses Pair

or maybe not as they apparently cost a fortune to get the reflectors, mounts, and lamps used:

1968 CHEVY IMPALA CONV SS CAPRICE CORNER MARKER LAMPS SET NICE | eBay

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-08-2017, 05:02 PM
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Welcome to the team.

very nice car.

For your disc conversion I highly recommend CPP 0 offset conversion kit. While you are at it replace the brake lines as well.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-08-2017, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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That's the top of the list so far. I'm also looking at the SSBC kit. My car has power brakes so I'm trying to figure out if I can retain my current power booster, or if its required or easier to replace the master cylinder with a power booster from the company supplying the brake kit.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-08-2017, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Those are pretty pricey My goal right now is to improve the drive ability without ruining the character of the car. One of the things I like is that you don't see alot of the coupes. Another thing is that the car isn't much bigger or heavier than my father in law's Super Bee clone.
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