Hey guys, just stumbled upon this site while searching for info for my second restoration of my 65 Impala. Figured I'd sign up. Restoration will be a SLOW process, I work in Alaska and the car is at my house in Tennessee... makes for lots of plans and not a lot of progress. Anyways, the car has been mine since I was 14 (28 now, so half my life... wow, just realized) and my dad and I searched for me a ride to build by the time I had my license. Replaced the floors, rebiult the 283/monojet/Powerglide and stuck with the 4 wheel power drums... needless to say I learned how to drive defensively, the car made it out of high school unscathed!.
Here are the most recent pics I have, future plans include brake and suspension upgrades, body work and respraying the orginal Artesian Turquoise and a new top and top motor. I won't see the car again until November though... plenty of time to save and plan.
I'm on a few other forums with the same screen name so if I look familiar thats why.
Nice ride, and your 283 doesn't look like a bit like a 383 under your hood (I'm betting at least not yet anyway)! I was going to suggest when it comes time to build your 383 go with an aftermarket 4.125" bore block and just claim it's 383.