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Technical 59 Chevy Impala Convertible

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by cully33, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. So I am finally going to start work on my 59 Impala, thinking of installing a air bag suspension kit, can anyone recommend a good brand/supplier of such a kit to suit my 59.
    Thanks in advance for any info.

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  2. 296moon
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
    Posts: 663

    from england

    2"/3" drop and no air IMHO
  3. El Camino Kid
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 288

    El Camino Kid
    from 808

    Accuair Endo CVT.
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  4. bigpokie
    Joined: Oct 23, 2011
    Posts: 142


    I’ve seen BC fab. I haven’t bought anything but they look like that have some good thought out kits. And also a wishbone kit to replace the pan hard bar.
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  5. 1pickup
    Joined: Feb 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,163


    I have BC bag brackets on my '63 - same chassis. Simple & work well.
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  6. Thanks for the info I will look into both these company's, I have changed the title to Technical as I was just asking for information, and I am sure there will be more questions to come as I get into the build, I may start a projects thread at a later date as I get more into it.
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  7. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 7,517


    No skirts or stock skirts would look better
    and go with the flow of the car doy.
    The long cruiser skirts detract from and over accentuate the rear of the car.
  8. I agree on the no skirts. My ‘59 Pontiac was wearing skirts when I bought it. The skirts removal was the first thing I did. It looked so much better....... in my opinion. I think ‘59 is a transition year where styling really started to change and skirts just don’t suit the style of the car.

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  9. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,866


    Love those 59 Impalas. I'd have to go with a slight California rake and no skirts though. My best friend in High school bought a 59 Impala 2 door ht with a 348 & 4 speed that was nose down and was the same blue as the nose of your 59.
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  10. Seems like the general view is no skirts, the car came with the fox craft skirts complete with mint trim NOS fake exhaust ports and Pontiac stars. I personally like the skirts with the trim, exhaust ports and stars attached, my plan will be to restore and paint the skirts with the car, then see how I like it no big deal to remove them if I think they don't suit. Car also came with a Continental kit which I am also unsure weather I will run with all not.
    The car has been pieced together from a few different cars going by the amount of color variation, the tag shows the original body color as snowcrest white with red interior so that is what I am going with.
    Some food for thought with the attached pics.
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  11. El Camino Kid
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 288

    El Camino Kid
    from 808

    Cruiser skirts can look great on custom 59 Impalas! Chopped-59-5.jpg
  12. I recently picked up a 60 and love the skirts it came with but want to put air ride in it more than I want to keep them.
    ive just posted them forsale in the classifieds if anyone is looking

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