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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-20-2018, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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New Glutton for restoration punishment

Hey all!

I used to have a 66 Caprice that i lost many years ago (poor choices being cheap of parking in a business lot to see a concert before the title was changed over and unable to get it back) and just found and purchased a 65 4-door Impala that i'm SUPER excited to start trying to restore.

This is my first go round actually trying to restore an old car other than general fixing of stuff wrong with my other 9 cars and 2 Harleys.

The one i found needs the interior redone but otherwise seems to be complete and runs/drives. Will be searching for threads on things like door handle and door alignment, easy upgrades (such as brake swaps, etc.) weatherstripping and trim tricks and tips, and wiring replacement.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-20-2018, 03:32 PM
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Welcome to the Team!

Sagging door is a worn hinge. There are a lot of people offering repair kits. You will need a panel jack to hold the door a strong friend with patience.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-20-2018, 04:40 PM
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Hi Rev!

Welcome! I'm pretty new myself. About to start on a 61 Impala ... actually not A '61 ... THE '61. My first car. Still have it.

Not too far from ya ... Erath county. Big Dave is a GOTO source. Thanks Big Dave!

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-20-2018, 09:02 PM
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Do a rolling resto. Keep driving it as you work on it. This will keep you motivated, and you will enjoy your efforts as you finish projects.

Welcome aboard! Lots of good experience here, you'll get help with anything you need.

Two doors, four doors, wagons, and ragtops.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-20-2018, 09:30 PM
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Welcome to the site! I had a 66 Impala SS when I was a kid. Got it from my brother cause he got married and needed money more than the car, even if it was the first car he had bought as well. He got fortunate though as I gave it back to him while I was in the military.

Now I got my dads ride a 63 Convertible SS. Plan on keeping on the road until I get all the mechanical right. The I'll let them take the body off and get it done right.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-24-2018, 09:42 AM
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Welcome aboard Reverend Jeff.

Like most folks here I also had zero experience in a car's resto other than some normal bolt ons in previous cars..

I'd stopped short of calling it a restoration, but you can see what I went through in the link of my signature line.

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