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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-26-2011, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Hello all. Last week I had a 63 impala and a 59 Bel-air rotting away in the yard. You know, the typical rusty immobile yard cars. Or as I like to fondly think of them as yard art.
So, last week my wife was looking off into the middle distance as she asked me a question. "If you could have any nice car to replace the 59 and 63. What would it take to make them go away?" Well? Seeing how I have a 69 and 72 Blazer already and I have a 69 Camaro to fulfill whatever mid life crisis's 69 Camaro's need to fulfill. And seeing how the 63 impala was my very first car EVER. (Yes, I am that guy. The one who never seems to gets rid of any car. Or car part.) I thought of the one car I have always loved but never owned. A 1962 Impala. Just as big and tuna boat beautiful as a 63. But with sportier lines (IMHO). So with a couple smoking Craigslist deals to move my yard art and a little extra cash. I picked up a rust free California car with a fresh crate 350, TH350, Disk brake converted, Tilt and telescoping steering wheel. Power bucket seat. 1962 Impala. I actually would have restored the 63 had it not been consumed with rust.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-26-2011, 12:27 PM
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Welcome, that's a great looking '62! I see you also have a Suburban, I have a couple of those myself. I also like that yellow Cherokee in the background... you and I probably have a lot in common.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-26-2011, 09:34 PM
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You done good!


Smart wife.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-30-2011, 07:38 PM
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Nice find. I have had a soft spot for the '62s since I met my wife. We made a lot of firsts in her 4 door and 2 door.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-30-2011, 09:21 PM
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Welcome to the Team Torrey!

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-30-2011, 10:53 PM
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Welcome.......kool '62!

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-30-2011, 11:08 PM
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Welcome, Nice 62

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-31-2011, 12:03 PM
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Welcome! (I saw you over at 67-72 trucks too!) I have a 71' chevy truck as well as my 65' SS impala! Welcome!
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