Howdy- 65 Impala SS- So. Cal.
I have had this '65 since 1982. Built in May in Van Nuys. She's been ignored for awhile and it's time to get at it.. My goal is to rebuild her stem to stern and improve upon all of her original attributes. A few years back, (late 90's?) Car Craft magazine tricked out a '65 Impala SS known as Project Heavy Metal. I saw this car while it was being built. They had nearly completed it when it was stolen. The idea was to make it go fast, handle, stop and look sweet. They succeeded. Sadly, the car vanished and just a few parts have turned up over the years..
I would like to go down the same path and using even more modern and efficient parts & would like to build a fun, fast and good looking Impala.
I'm presently considering an LS v. Big Block powerplant and possibly injection to maximize power and mileage.. Also planning on a 4L80 auto and some big brakes. This while keeping an original sleeper look.
Any and all comments or advice on products you like or dislike is welcome..
I have visited here many times, can't recall if I ever registered before so I did or did again..
It's a good forum and my thanks to those that started this..