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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-21-2012, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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1969 Impala sedan

Hello to all I am new to everything forum related
I have only used forums in the past for references on repairs
I now own an Impala and am in love with it here is what i know about it:


1969 Impala Sedan
Recently rebuilt 350 engine
Recently rebuilt TH350 tranny
3.53 gears
Starts everytime
All windows roll down and doors open and lock properly
All bodywork is good and complete except for the trim

Now the bad

Interior needs work
A/C is not cooling even after I tested the system which held pressure and then got converted to r134 and filled


Let me know if anyone has any ideas for the interior finish out and the AC

Thanks!
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-21-2012, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Engine Bay

Rebuilt motor and tranny
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-21-2012, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Interior

Needs to be redone but has great headliner and original seatbelts and seatbelt hooks
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-21-2012, 05:10 PM
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Welcome to the Team Mo!

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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-21-2012, 06:30 PM
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Welcome Mo, Everything you pictured is made aftermarket. If cost is a factor , just do one thing at a time. Nice car.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 07:15 AM
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Welcome! Looks like a great project!

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thanks!

Thanks for the greetings
I was wanting to do the seats and carpet first, since those dont really look all that good

Does anyone know where to get well fitted seat covers and exterior door trim? I cant find any door trim so i think i might go junkyard hopping. I also looked for seat covers but it seems like people here know alot more about Impalas than I do



Any help would be great, Thanks
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 05:21 PM
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I believe the "Door Trim" was a dealer installed rub strip to slow down parking lot dents and dings that just glues on with double stick tape.

Most aftermarket reproduction houses sell the seat covers but they are not slip on and require hog rings and little work to install.

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WOW Ive been searching for a good website like the first one you posted for days! Thanks alot, its all reasonably priced too.

If i wanted 1 in up in the back what do I need to do? I need to buy new shocks anyways and figured it'd look a little meaner with 1 inch up in the back and maybe 1 down in the front.

So I guess my question is do I need to buy the adjusting shocks which are expensive or the regular ones? Im on a tight budget for this whole car.

And is the door trim for a sedan this:
http://www.lategreatchevy.com/full-s...1968-1969.html
And how many would I need to buy?



Thanks again for all the help, Im currently tweaking my quadrajet carb because previous owner messed with it
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Mistake

Little bit of thinking and I remembered that I can lower or raise with the coils haha DUH!
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-29-2012, 12:54 PM
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Adjustable shocks are not to adjust the ride height (unless you are talking about coil overs). Adjustable shocks are to adjust the ride quality from stiff to soft and back again.

To raise the back of the car one inch just replace the coil spring you have now with new ones as forty year old coil springs are sagging at least an inch by now below the factory specified ride height.

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WOW Ive been searching for a good website like the first one you posted for days! Thanks alot, its all reasonably priced too.

If i wanted 1 in up in the back what do I need to do? I need to buy new shocks anyways and figured it'd look a little meaner with 1 inch up in the back and maybe 1 down in the front.

So I guess my question is do I need to buy the adjusting shocks which are expensive or the regular ones? Im on a tight budget for this whole car.

And is the door trim for a sedan this:
http://www.lategreatchevy.com/full-s...1968-1969.html
And how many would I need to buy?



Thanks again for all the help, Im currently tweaking my quadrajet carb because previous owner messed with it
Air shocks are a good way to add extra load-carrying capability and also have the added bonus of raising your ride height a bit.
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