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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-03-2018, 02:23 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Hello impala family

Been checking this out and thought I'd join. I come from a Chevy family. I myself have a 64 hardtop one repaint in the 80s garage kept car with new interior and rebuilt 327. Nothing fancy factory air steering and brakes. Next a 68 hardtop we restored for my grandfathers I painted it about 6 years ago original colors white top and a light blueish mint body. We also added new interior under dash air and and fresh 327. He passed so now i have it. Last is my very first car a base model 64 ss that I have collect 4speed console, factory air vents, a factory cruise dash and a rear window defroster. I have another 64 frame for this car and I am working on mounted c4 vetted suspension front and rear and hopefully a iron block ls408 with a piwer adder and six speed. I've been building cars with family since I can remember. Wish me luck and nice to meet y'all
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-03-2018, 11:42 AM
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Welcome to the Team James!

I would recommend building a custom frame based upon the dimensions of your extra frame for the '64. Allows for the C4 sub frames to bolt in and have a stiff spline center section (similar to an F1 car). I have seen this done three times in car mags and it results in a tall trans tunnel that results in four bucket seats instead of bench seats.

The stock X-frame won't like the torque of a stroked LS-3, it was designed to be flexible. So flexible that a hot 409 could twist up the frame enough to pop out the rear window glass. Going to need a strong frame to get your power to the ground.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-04-2018, 01:53 PM
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Nice lil collection of Imp's, welcome to the site!


That C4 adaptation sounds like a tall order! Good Luck!

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-05-2018, 08:39 AM
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Welcome to the team!

The C4 suspension upgrade is a pretty labor intensive upgrade. Good luck with it and can't wait to see the build pictures.
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