Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Lake Villa, IL.
New, Looking for advice on 63-64 prepurchase
Well, for as long as I can remember I have wanted a 64 impala. specifically a 409 but I am aware that wont be happening anytime soon. So, for not I have the oppurtunity to purchase a restoration project. I have found a 63 locally that would appear solid. I know it does not have the original motor but I am not terribly worried as I am a mechanic. However, I do want to make sure that I don't over look a fatal flaw in the frame or body.
Through some of my research I have found that body mounts seem to be a big issue along with the ridgidity of the frame. is there anything I need to take a serious look at and possibly avoid if the issue is present? And like most classic cars it seems that the floor and trunk pans also appear to be a major concern but I was told they had already been addressed and are completely new.
Thanks in advance any information will help!