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Old 10-09-2016, 11:45 AM
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Well its been a week since I picked it up and the first really fine day to drop the top and go for a cruise.
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Old 10-09-2016, 03:19 PM
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Very tidy. Nice acquisition.
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Old 10-09-2016, 07:55 PM
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Looks nice. Enjoy.
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very nice, red interior love it
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Old 13-03-2018, 09:50 AM
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Resto Mod

Well a lot has happened since these pics were posted. I decided to go down the resto mod route. Big Brakes, Wilwood on all four corners, Hydroboost, Air suspension and a LS3 Power plant, new Fuel tank, new Posi Diff, Radiator, Dakota Digital Gauges, and the list goes on.

Like any project its taking twice as long and costing twice as much. Everything was fitted up exhaust made etc and then was stripped back, Engine Bay has been cleaned up and decluttered and will be white the same as the vehicle. Chassis has been modified and has just come back from the powder coaters ready for assembly.
Motor Box and Exhaust fitted prior to dismantle with old suspension still in vehicle



Firewall starting to be cleaned up



LS3 in Fire Engine Red Coils will be hidden underneath SBC Valve Covers




Valve covers with the Impala Emblem to hide the Oil Filler Holes in the covers




Chassis back from Powder coaters so the assembly can begin
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Old 13-03-2018, 10:10 AM
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Wow! You certainly got stuck into it. Looking good.
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Old 13-03-2018, 07:42 PM
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Nice work, I like the direction you have taken. :-)
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Firewall all painted




Diff has been rebuilt and Wilwood brakes being installed




Because I'm hiding the coils under the rocker covers, an oil filler had to be fabricated
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Wow, thats nice,...my brother has a 65 Coupe.....
When I was a kid there was a guy who had a light metalic blue one wit Cragars.....i always dooled over it
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Just a few more progress shots.

RideTech suspension all installed (when its slammed down to the bottom still has about 10mm at the lowest point.) So Chassis basically finished

Hydroboost and brake lines installed
New Close ration steering box installed
Willwood Discs on all corners
Inner fenders and firewall colour matched to car
Exhaust completed and installed no clearance issues yay



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Niiice.
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Nice work Phil
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Front end coming together



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Old 13-08-2018, 08:00 PM
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Okay so we are finally on the home straight, all plumbing is now complete, all air tank and Air suspension operating. Custom Cold air intake has been fabricated this will be painted white along with the radiator infill panel in white. Heads off next week to hook up the computers.




And heres a before and after photo

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