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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-02-2010, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Question 1967 Impala SS 427 Convertible

Hello I am new forum member. I purchased a Canadian Oshawa built 1967 Impala SS 427 Convertible this weekend missing engine and trans but the car has been documented with buildsheet. After studying the car closer GM Canada did not code the vehicle as a Z24. I noticed the Impala also has the same "Impala SS" bading as a 396 or 327 car. This vehicle also has quite a few options including power driver bucket seat, power windows, tilt, remote mirror, speed warning, bumper guards. Does anyone else know of a member with a Canadian built 1967 427 Impala. According to the letter I was provided by GM Canada there were only 43 Impala SS and Pontiac Parisienne 2+2 convertibles built with the L36 engine in 1967.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 07:42 AM
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Welcome to the site. I am sure someone at this site might be able to answer you question as they dedicated to the 67-68 and 69 427 SS. http://www.impalass427.com/ Wow one of 43 that would be great. I love the 67 427 SS. Good luck in finding the engine. I am sure a date coded engine goes for a premium.
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a 67 Vert big block is my dream Impala! congrats on the ownership and welcome to the site.

HOW A NOVICE REBUILDS A 66 IMPALA CONVERTIBLE:
http://www.impalas.net/forums/blog.php?u=1432
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While it is true that not all plants used the "4D" stamping on the trim tag to denote the Z24 option, I am not aware of any that did not list it as such on the build sheet. My initial impression then is that the car was a standard SS with the 427 option as I cannot imagine a real Z24 without the correct exterior trim. Paul is correct: Get over to the www.impalass427.com website.
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Welcome to the Team Jeff!

GM of Canada used a lot of American sheet metal and parts that were made in and around Detriot (including Windsor Canada) but it is still a Canadian product. They had a different build sheet with parts that GM of Canada chose to use so there will be differences beween an American car and a Canadian car (and this is not a bad thing as the Canadian motors all were cast out of high nickel content grey iron and as such were stronger than American made parts that only used that material for truck blocks).

An example of a change on trim on a Canadian car is the Chevy II called an Arcadian in Canada as it had a Pontiac split grill front end on it.

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1967 Impala SS Canadian

Thanks for your insight and yes you are correct on the Acadian/Nova and Chevelle/Beaumont. I am still hoping to find someone who also owns a Canadian impala 427 hartop or convertible that has been relatively untouched to make sure I restore my car correctly.
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My quick impression is the vehicle was baged same as the 396 car and may have had turbo jet 427 emblems on the fenders initially.
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Did Canada use Identification Numbers on the motors in 1966? I'm just curious as we did not here in the U.S. We only have "date coding" to go by in 66 where we find drivetrain parts that are near the same build month/week.

HOW A NOVICE REBUILDS A 66 IMPALA CONVERTIBLE:
http://www.impalas.net/forums/blog.php?u=1432
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Yes my build sheet states the engine suffix was T1208IE
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Did Canada use Identification Numbers on the motors in 1966? I'm just curious as we did not here in the U.S. We only have "date coding" to go by in 66 where we find drivetrain parts that are near the same build month/week.
Yes the Canadian goverment reqiured stamping of partial VIN's on parts and complete record keepinng on every car made so you can get all of your missing documentation from GM of Canada (for a fee of $200 CDN) telling you everything about your car up til it was sold to the first owner.

GM used a different set of Assembly manuals and Fisher Body Repair manuals, as they made cars of a different flavor but the casting numbers are the same as they shared the drawings and tooling with GM in Amaerica so if you need one of these books here is one source for them.

http://www.harmons.com/subcatlist.aspx?cat=15

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