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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-07-2018, 02:46 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Hi from South Africa

Hi guys, im new to the forum and thought i will start with introducing myself , my name is Cordier and i just bought a 1967 impala ss coupe lhd here in South Africa , the cars is very rare here i think there is only like 10 in the country and most of them is RHD like all our cars here, so this is very unique .

i want to complete restoration on it and would love some tips and guidance form guys that been through the process .

This is obviously not the right thread for this topic , if you can advice me where to post what it will be much appreciated .

Blessed day for everyone
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-07-2018, 08:15 AM
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Welcome to the forum! A '67 was my first - very nice car. I recently started restoring a' 68, so I'm not far ahead of you. My suggestion would be to start with all of the bushings in the front /rear suspension and also the greaseable joints in the front suspension/steering. These parts are likely old, worn out, and need replacing. There is nothing too exciting about it, but these parts are crucial to ride quality and keeping an alignment.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-07-2018, 09:28 AM
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-07-2018, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Welcome to the forum! A '67 was my first - very nice car. I recently started restoring a' 68, so I'm not far ahead of you. My suggestion would be to start with all of the bushings in the front /rear suspension and also the greaseable joints in the front suspension/steering. These parts are likely old, worn out, and need replacing. There is nothing too exciting about it, but these parts are crucial to ride quality and keeping an alignment.

Thank you sir, this will be my first restoration so i have no idea where to start and what to do first and what not to do, im making a list of things as i go .
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-07-2018, 10:25 AM
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As said above make it safe to drive first. You can work on other things at your leisure (time is available) or can afford it.

I have discovered that when I have time, I have no money, when I have the cash I don't have the time to work on my cars because I was busy working to make the money.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-07-2018, 02:03 PM
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Welcome to the team. Looks like you got a solid project. At least in the aftermarket you will be glad you have a LHD car as I don't see any dash or steering parts listed for the other side, granted most parts probably directly cross over. Only some issues with trim probably. I would love to see some pictures that show the differences between the LHD and RHD for the various years of Impala.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-07-2018, 08:12 PM
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Welcome Cordier

Dude, that's a real good-looking ride right there. Congrats!



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