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Hot Rods 1963 Impala Unicorn

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  1. Pooch
    Joined: Apr 11, 2006
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    We have all heard the story..... One owner 1963 Impala ,numbers matching, SS, 409, 4 speed, no power steering , no power brakes, no air , no rust, and its for sale.
    Monday a friend of my dads called and this was his story. Here's all the info check it out for me please. While your at it get me a price to fix it up so I can drive it.
    I did and it looks like the real deal. Dads friend calls back and we talk, He is not going to do this one but if i want it he can hook me up with the owner. Its just a 5 hour drive away......Not my first wild goose chase. We loaded up this morning and it turns out...

    ITS A REAL LIVE UNICORN boys and I own it now
     

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  3. Pooch
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    some pics
     

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  4. Pooch
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    style 1963 2 door sport coupe
    trim 812 Black vinyl interior SS bucket sets
    paint 900 Tuxedo black
    acc C padded dash Y unknown G console
     

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  5. raven
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    Awesome
    We need a better money shot of that engine.
    No interior?
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  6. Pooch
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    QC 440 340 hp 4bbl rochester. Its turns over freely and has oil pressure and compression in all 8 cylinders, Im going to feed it some fuel and fire tomorrow.
    Yes I seem to have picked up all but a few of the pieces. We are sorting through boxes as we go.
     

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  7. partsdawg
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    I believe you did well.
     
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  8. 41rodderz
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    Very cool. I know a restored one with the same engine/trans/rear as left the factory. You have a keeper :)
     
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  9. 41rodderz
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    Should be no problem getting the console and shifter.
     
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  10. blowby
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    Wow!
     
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  11. Lucky to find that at the right time and place.
     
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  12. deuceman32
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    I like it! I see the factory tach housing, those are cool. When you get a chance, check if it has one or two upper control links on the rear end. I hear various things about which powertrains got the second link, and I'm interested to learn.
     
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  13. Way cool! Was it here in Oklahoma somewhere? Please don’t tell me if it was Guthrie...
     
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  14. slowmotion
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    Great find, in for the ride.
     
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  15. saltflats
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    No car came from the factory with the drivers side upper trailing arm.

    Nice score, love me some 63s
     
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  16. BigDogSS
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    "Triple Black"
    IMO, factory black cars are uncommon. Very cool.
     
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  17. Gman0046
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    Great find. Keep us posted on your progress.
     
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  18. Pooch
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    Picked it up in Kansas
     
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  19. Pooch
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    We borrowed the carburator from my chevelle, the points from a distributor I had laying around, and a coil from an engine in the back of the shop THE 409 RUNS. I would post a video but cant figure it out. Im so happy right now.
    Now we check out the trans and brakes.
     

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  20. raven
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    That’s awesome!
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  21. loudbang
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    You need to post any video to youtube first then you can put it on the HAMB.
     
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  22. Pooch
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    Thanks. I will try that
     
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  23. hotrodzmartin
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    That's a great find...:cool:
     
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  24. chevy57dude
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    She's so fine your 409.
    Outstanding score, brute horsepower from the factory before any musclecar. Like a road battle crusier.
     
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  25. BLACKNRED
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    3rd week of March build.
    Engine VIN should match door VIN tag for 63
    5000rpm redline for a 340HP
     
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  26. Pooch
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    It does,
     
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  27. arkiehotrods
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    Well dadgum that is a great find! I'm happy for you and look forward to more photos as you bring it back!
     
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