Impala Tech - My '66 Biscayne 2-door
Originally, this was document the progress of the free Impala that I got on Black Friday, 2008. However, in the hunt for a parts car, I found a '66 Biscayne and decided it would be a better build; both in time spent and outcome of the build. I like to be different; not to blend in. Here's a chance for that to happen again.

The plans for the Biscayne are simple; a textbook factory appearing sleeper. the entire car will outwardly appear to be all stock, right down to the bench seat, dog dish hubcaps and quiet exhaust. The few area that will deviate from this are mostly the drive train. Instead of the stock straight six and Power Glide automatic, I'm upgrading to as big of a big block as I can afford along with a manual transmission, (probably a 5-speed). Other points that will change are things like the brakes; I'm upgrading all four corners to power disc. I like to stop when I plant my foot on the brake pedal and this will ensure that happens.

Keep checking back for updates as once I get the garage prepped for winter, I'll actually start working on the car.
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Lift off

Posted 02-02-2010 at 04:24 PM by violentlee (My '66 Biscayne 2-door)

So with the progress mad on the Biscayne. I think it would be in my best interest to start looking at planning a day for the separation of the body from the chassis. This will happen far sooner than I expected and that makes me smile.

I'm thinking that I should be ready sometime around April 1 or so. If anyone thinks that they'd be, A) available and B0 willing, let me know what weekend would work out the best and I'll start planning now.

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The inside story...

Posted 01-31-2010 at 10:16 PM by violentlee (My '66 Biscayne 2-door)

Well, looks like I have my work cut out for me. I got the interior cleaned out this afternoon. I removed the front seat, pulled out all the extra crap and went at it with the ShopVac. I knew I had a fair amount of rust to deal with but after cleaning it out, I really think there is less than I first thought. I do know that I'll be replacing probably all the floor bracing. Here are photos of the post-clean-out.

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Quick update on the garage situation

Posted 11-02-2009 at 08:24 PM by violentlee (My '66 Biscayne 2-door)

My son Josh came over yesterday morning and he and I hung the insulation on the one wall, so that's done. After he left, I put up four 94" long bats into the rafters; which was enough to make me realize this is definitely a two-person job.

So, this Sunday we're going to tackle the rest of the insulation and the dry wall.

Once this is done, the fun commences.

I have a couple photos of the garage before the insulation went up. I'll post later.
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Moving closer to the first step

Posted 10-26-2009 at 08:24 PM by violentlee (My '66 Biscayne 2-door)

Hopefully this weekend or next at the latest, I'll be getting the garage insulated and some dry wall hung. I just got the electric heater running, so I gotta get things sealed up.

Look for photos of the dismantling soon.

In case you've missed any of my previous posts about the Biscayne, here's what I'm starting with -

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