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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-10-2017, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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New to forum, hope to get some useful info from this forum. I have built some 4x4 blazers as a younger man. So I have a little knowledge of turning wrenches. That was 20 some years ago. But recently my son and I bought a 68 4 door impala. We looked for a project car for a while and they were either totally reached out or crazy expensive, many times both. But he found our car on a Sunday night and we brought it home Monday morning. No motor, TH 400 trans, nice interior and body is pretty good for a fifty year old car. Originally a 327/PG car. Our first mod was to convert from 4 wheel drums to 4 wheel disc. Ill stop my rambling now, gonna check out the site more.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-11-2017, 10:31 AM
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Welcome to the Team Dan!

Love the father son aspect. Brings the family bonds closer and younger bodies twist and turn to get to hard reach places easier than when you are older.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-11-2017, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Welcome to the Team Dan!

Love the father son aspect. Brings the family bonds closer and younger bodies twist and turn to get to hard reach places easier than when you are older.

Big Dave
This is so true. “Hey son do me a favor, get down the and take that bolt off” “get me the socket set”.........

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-12-2017, 10:39 AM
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This is so true. “Hey son do me a favor, get down the and take that bolt off” “get me the socket set”.........
You laugh now but wait until your upside down twisted on your side trying to see where the pink wire goes under the dash while holding a flash light in one hand and a circuit probe in the other.

I am called big Dave for a reason. Stood six foot six in my youth (now I am a stooped over six four). Back then I used to curl Volkswagen Bugs (Bumpers were never really well attached I bent them up doing that). Today my doctor says that I am not allowed pick up any thing more than twenty five pounds (assuming some one hands it to me because I would fall over if I tried to bend down to pick anything up). Old age is vicious. That said I had to take the seats out of a car to even get in under the dash back when I was younger. Worked alone for years (finally hired four more mechanics to help me) so some help is always appreciated.

Plus you are hopefully instilling an interest in these old cars from a simpler time where one person could fix them and enjoy driving the car not merely riding inside a box like today's cars are made.

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