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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-20-2010, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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New 65, and new member to this site...

Thought I should introduce myself now that I´ve found another site for Impala owners...Looking forward to be to assistance if I can and to post questions I´ll have...I´m from Sweden and I´ve built cars since the early 90:s! The last car I built was a 57 2 dhtp wich was very sucessful!
Now I´ve bought a 65 Impala and will start the build in this winter, some things have already been taking care of, like the stance and wheels, repainted in white, added ss-stripes and stainless exhaust all the way from the engine!! Interior and engine bay comes during the winter!
It was a nice car to start with, it has Hotchkis panhard bar, new springs and shocks, new bushings and arms, new 12-bolt rear with posi, new swaybar etc. It has a 327 engine and 4 on the flour! Bucket seats that are new and some misc. stuff that´s also new...
Tell me what you think!
Have no clue to why the pics got so wide and in disorder but I hope it´s wiewable anyway...



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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-20-2010, 07:22 AM
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Good looking car. Welcome to the site. How is the interior?
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post #3 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-20-2010, 07:28 AM
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I think the stance is perfect. Great ride you got there

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post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-20-2010, 11:35 AM
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Nice! Welcome.

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post #5 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-20-2010, 12:48 PM
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Actually, it's my new wallpaper

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post #6 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-20-2010, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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The interior is ok, new bucketseats from the aftermarket (pro sport or something like that), new headliner, sunvisors and carpet, rear seat sewed in tuck n roll style, hurst floor shifter etc. It´s all in black!
What needs to be done is: a floor consol will be made and the rear window moldings needs to be repainted, the door handels and armrest in the front doors needs to be replaced or redone, a cd and amplifier with some good speakers will be added, some interior lights are out of order and the instrument cluster is not so bright...
New wallpaper!!! I guess you liked it then, thanks everyone for the nice welcome!
Cheers!

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post #7 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-20-2010, 07:35 PM
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very nice 65. Welcome to the site.

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post #8 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-20-2010, 07:42 PM
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Welcome to the Team Stefan!

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post #9 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-21-2010, 10:19 AM
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New wallpaper!!! I guess you liked it then, thanks everyone for the nice welcome!
Cheers!
I do like it very much. Took the front and back photos and sat them next to eachother in a new picture to fill up my desktop.

I think wide stripes are gorgeous on the '65, they fit like a glove.

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post #10 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-21-2010, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Ok, here are some closer ones so the layout is more clear...It took several attempts in Photoshop before I was satisfied!

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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-22-2010, 03:53 PM
 
 
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Looking good!
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post #12 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-23-2010, 12:15 AM
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Great looking toy you got there.

I love the stance on it, nice and low with larger, but not too large rims. Thumbs up!

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post #13 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-01-2010, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thanks guys!
Hey, does anyone know if the corner moldings are reproduced, NOT SS, (on the rear), mine are not so good and maybe beyond repair...
And do anyone have a pic of the floor consol with a manual stick in it?

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post #14 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-04-2010, 07:31 PM
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The corner moldings are being made by Trim Parts inc. but they are back ordered EVERYWHERE.

Last guy I called regarding them told me that they managed to acquire GM's original tool for them, but they wore through it and ran out of stock so they are trying to find an accurate way to mold their own parts and start producing them again.

May or may not be true.

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post #15 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-06-2010, 02:18 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Ok, that´s what i suspected...I guess I´ll have to try repair mine?
How about the console? anyone have a pic?
Maybe I should post that question in the accurate forum for that...

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post #16 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-17-2010, 11:49 PM
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Beautiful car... what size are the wheels and tires? Also what has been done to the suspension?

I really like the stance.... Perfect!
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post #17 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-18-2010, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thanks guys!
The wheels are 18*8 with 235/40-18 up front and 19*9,5 with 285/35-19 in the rear...The suspension is all new with shorter and stiffer springs, gas shocks and new bushings everywhere! In the rear I´ve got Hotchkis adjustable panhard bar on a new 12 bolt with posi, up front there´s a swaybar of unknown fabricate...I did have to grind of the bumpstops up front...

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post #18 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-18-2010, 03:14 PM
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Sweet!!!
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post #19 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-07-2010, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Nicke, did you find any pics that you wanted?

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post #20 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-07-2010, 03:59 PM
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Nicke, did you find any pics that you wanted?
Yes, I did, thank you. Beautiful car. I really like how you have it set up.

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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-15-2010, 12:45 PM
 
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Hey Stefan,
Your Impala looks amazing. We don’t see Z28-Camaro-style stripes on Impala’s often and they look great on your car. We’re glad to see a Hotchkis part on your car. How does the car ride and handle around corners? Do you have a rear sway bar too?
Since you’re in Sweden, you should really be enjoying your ride this time of the year. What do you car guys in Sweden during the winter?
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post #22 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-16-2010, 04:10 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thanks for the kudos!
The stripes is a nice touch and I made a combination of the z-28 and SS stripes from the chevelle model...
The car rides and corners quite ok for such a big car! I had a Chevelle-68 with similar parts but this one rides better I believe?
I have no rear swaybar, just a Panhard bar from you guys, a nice piece I may add!
The springs are big, thick and shortened but I have no idea who´s manufactured them, they are not marked in any way, all I see is that they are black!
During the winter we modify our cars and spend time in the garage...I rarely do anything on the cars during summer, only drive the h... out of them!

PS! If you don´t mind me asking...A pair of stickers would have been nice on the car, PM me if it´s possible to come over a few!

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post #23 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-20-2010, 06:39 PM
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Great looking ride...those rear trim pieces I've seen at Ecklers Late Great Chevy.com...you could call them to see if they have em. Paint looks good too...seems like you miss your chevelle....lol.

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post #24 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-07-2011, 03:36 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Yeah, I do miss the Chevelle some, how did you guess that???
What I miss is the fun of driving it everywhere, and parking it where I want(in this case where it fits too, cause the size of the car isn´t suitable for every parking lot...) without being paranoid about paintchips and the like...It has a fresh layer of paint BUT it´s not the most expensive paint on the market and it´s fairly easy to do a toch up if it´s nescesarry! The 57 I built had a really expensive pearl paintjob and I worried constantly for scratchmarks and paintchips! It was a really nice car and I loved it, but it was too nice to be driven the way I wanted...The Chevelle and the Impala I´ve got now is better in that way!

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post #25 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-07-2011, 12:09 PM
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Nice 65 ya got there! I bought some of those corner mouldings just a little while back from Sinclair's impala parts.
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