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Wired61 talked me into making a build up here :cool: this will be a slow build due to me always working/weather/expecially money....i made a trade with stlpinkcutty for the nice regal i had, he brought it up April 17th 2008.
I always wanted a 64 and tryed trading my regal and had alot of offers but most the 64's were too far so i got what i could,sacrificed a nice regal,with wheels,paint,and hydros.. :( oh well

My 64 Impala SS is a true SS...i checked all the tag codes the day i got it, was built in St.Louis Missouri that would be the reason for the rotted out floor pan i got work cut out for me...it came with a 327 V8 & 4 speed saginaw with hurst shifter that they cut out the floor pan for...car was original 3 speed on column ,console is alot different than any i have seen it has no spot for shifter...the engine is not original either the motor & heads i also ran codes off of is from 1968 maybe a 68 camaro...day i got it i started taking some shit outi got all the SS trim with it

here are pics before i owned it...












 

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first thing i remember doing was cleaning up the console and re padded the lid




then pulled all apart the speedometer cluster and cleaned it and buffed the lens also had black overs spray







 

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the headliner was all hanging down and most stitches seperated from age,i thought i would try and sew back together the original

here it is all broken down (unstitched)






all sewn together


didn't work out right so i sewed together a new one









it was pain working out the wrinkles,i actually pulled the headliner out cause the sides where you staple the headliner were falling apart so i have to fix that before i put headliner in
 

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my daughter helping me sand the 64 down,lol i was sanding down to find other bondo spots try to get rid of as much bondo as possible



pulled the transmission out with the help of my buddy Gary

then posted the 4 speed saginaw on craigslist for trade on a th350 from the 60's


no pics at the moment but i swapped out the old 3 speed manual column with a auto column i bought off ebay for $30 and also bought bought new column seal for auto,then with the transmission trade i was also given the og power brake pedal

old column seal for manual
 

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thought i had a pic of new seal when i got it,it is already installed on the car

i also bought a new inner column seal that seals to carpet too

here it is with alot of other parts i have pulled and cleaned up,most my parts all been pulled and stored,all labeled as well





still have the 72 spoke daytons,will throw on when the time is right :cool:



some other goodies stored


pumps i bought for the 64 far from ready for them,least i got them though :biggrin:




engine goodies


chrome centerlink
 

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i asked a homie for 64 parts (lodirty59) he sent me home with all his extra 64 parts he had,since he got a 59 impala now :0

this how the back of the ride looked,lol

 

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the 64 right now basically the whole front end is off,i cut out the rusted out spot on passenger side and welded in new...

i used my plasma cutter to cut it out and the new piece was really bad idea cause the metal really didn't meet up well next time i will use a grinder with cut off wheel,tacking looks pretty bad but it cleans up well after grinding :cool:





welded in and some grinded i need to finish grinding it down
 

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i found a 64 - 4 door shell with good floor pan and trunk pan i am going to be cutting off soon,so that will knock out alot
 

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alright i started all over with a better project that will be driveable soon saving parts from other

i picked this 64 up March 19th 2009 been to busy working to post pics

i found the 64 on craigslist and contacted the guy same day he posted it and told him i was serious about getting it,payed him in advance to hold onto it till i found a way to have it hauled

from seller i was told it was restored before,and built as a amateur drag car motor was revved high in park and wouldn't move...he said heads were also cracked..and was thought to have a 350 motor but my cousin and Shortdog62 ran the numbers and found it was a 1974 400 motor & has a th350 transmission
i purchased it with corvette rallye wheels
it also had new shocks,brakes,wiring harness running to back,radiator,door sill plates,hood hinges,gas tank so far that i have found also has full length header,and flowmaster exhaust
here are pics i got from seller





































 

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Now these are pics from the day i picked it up,had Chris from STL Individuals haul it for me :cool:



my Dad leaning on the ride bringing back memories for him






Now heading home to the Illside


got it home and my 3 year old daughter was even loving it she acted like she was driving :cool:



 

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ok i have been bullshitting on pics,but so far i swapped out the whole inside dash harness cause it was hacked,changed out steering column and steering wheel with original 64 steering wheel and painted to match/then pulled unused clutch pedal and put it power brake/put all the trim on trunk lid/and trim on dash with pioneer double face radio was already cut so said hell with it/also some 6x9's in rear deck....little other shit here and there sunday Chuck (Shortdog62) is coming out to help put the 327 from my other 64 in this 64 :cool:

excuse the mess in these pics been working on the ride every little chance i can get and no time to clean up











more pics later
 
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