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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-04-2011, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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I work at a restoration shop north of Nashville TN. I personally am not much of a GM guy, no offence. But I'm restoring a 65 Impala SS at my work. I'm 22 years old, and have only done one resto-mod on a GM car previous to this. I joined another Impala forum to guide me through this resto at impalaforums.com, but not many people had any input. One of the members referred me to this forum, and after looking through the site I believe I have found the place I am looking for. I will post my build in the restoration corner, and hope to hear y'alls input.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-05-2011, 02:13 AM
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Welcome to the Team Brandon!

The four biggest manufactures all made the bodies about the same way. It wasn't exactly rocket science to spot weld stamped steel together (the technology was perfected during WWII, so that explains a lot of the air plane influence on early cars). The only difference in a name plate lay in the design of the engine.

GM sold their early engine technology and TurboHydramatics transmissions to American Motors when it first started, up but Ford and Chrysler where developing their power plants independently as well as GM in a quest for more and more power out of a lighter power plant by applying what they learned about motors from the war effort (Uncle Sam paid a lot of money in R&D to develop fighter piston aircraft engine power, and we Americans also freely copied a lot from Merlin-Rolls Royce engine even turning out clones here states side).

Each engine design (even among the GM brand) had different characteristics as different divisions favored factors in a motor. Bore stroke piston and combustion chamber as well as angle of the V number of main caps and cam all factored into how an engine preformed or fit in a cars body.

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I work at a restoration shop north of Nashville TN. I personally am not much of a GM guy, no offence. But I'm restoring a 65 Impala SS at my work. I'm 22 years old, and have only done one resto-mod on a GM car previous to this. I joined another Impala forum to guide me through this resto at impalaforums.com, but not many people had any input. One of the members referred me to this forum, and after looking through the site I believe I have found the place I am looking for. I will post my build in the restoration corner, and hope to hear y'alls input.

That sure was nice of that guy to refer you here. lol
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-05-2011, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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That sure was nice of that guy to refer you here. lol
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