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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-25-2011, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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New member from South Florida, 1967

Hello! I recently purchased a 1967 Impala and joined the forum to take advantage of the knowledge base this forum provides while restoring my new baby. I will attempt to add a couple a recently taken pictures and will add more as I take them. The car is a 1967 two door, with (allegedly) the original 327 and two speed power glide transmission. The car features power brakes (drum) and power steering, but is a non A/C car. I'm thinking along the lines of a Vintage Air A/C system for a project next year. The paint/body and interior were re-done a few years back. The paint and body are ok , but will need attention in the next few years (it's a good twenty footer). Ralley wheels were added some time down the line, but for now I like they way they look. The car also has wheel skirts,but not sure if I will use them. I will also be getting the original air cleaner, intake, carb. and valve covers that were taken off the car. I look forward to researching this site and providing any information that I can when possible. Feel free to ask any questions and point out anything you see that sticks out in the pictures.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-25-2011, 09:27 AM
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Welcome to the Team Steve!

Nice looking twenty footer! I'll bet it looks better than that. Agree with you on the chrome bling. And I wouldn't wait on the A/C as that is a necessity in South Florida. I would consider looking at converting over to factory air if you can find an original dash and all of the small parts (like the the A/C controls for the dash that aren't reproduced) from a donor parts car.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-25-2011, 12:35 PM
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great looking car Steve, welcome to the site.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-25-2011, 01:25 PM
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Welcome to the site. Nice car.

If yours is 20-footer, than I have to downgrade mine to something like 50-footer :-)
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-26-2011, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the warm welcome! The car does look very good in the pictures, but when you get closer there are quite a few imperfections in the paint and some wavy areas (right quarter). Some of the imperfections look like the sanding and polishing may have been rushed or not completed. I did find a fairly recent receipt for blue lacquer paint. I plan on doing a little research on color sanding and polishing to see if this can help the finish out and make it last a bit longer. In the mean time I will get her running properly and drive & enjoy!
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