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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-28-2012, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Hello from Northwest Indiana

Been a Chevy fan ever since I've been around cars. I am a mechanic by trade and own my own shop. I don't get to work a lot on the old stuff, but I do get a good share.
My recent little project is a 63 Belair 4 door. Remarkably the floor boards and trunk pan are solid with NO holes. Other than the surface rust associated with sitting since 1984, it's really solid. Cleaned the carb and put in a fuel tank and it fired right up. Can't kill an inline 6, I've tried.
I also have a 63 Impala 327 300hp power window, power seat, power brakes, power steering, AC car. But that's a project for another day.
Seems like there's a lot of good eggs here, I look forward to exchanging information and advice.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-28-2012, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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I had extra bumpers so I replaced that crusty one in the previous picture.


http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/u...g?t=1342783539

The center section used to look like this:



I straightened it out with an old chair cushion, some metal pieces and pieces of wood and a body hammer.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-28-2012, 10:52 PM
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Welcome to the Team Gary!

Nice car has a lot of potential.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-28-2012, 10:57 PM
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Welcome Gary. That's a nice looking 4-door. You did a great job straightening that center piece.

1968 Impala 4-door fastback

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-29-2012, 08:18 AM
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Welcome Gary, Glad your saving another one.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-29-2012, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thanks everyone!
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Welcome sir!
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