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Customs 63 SS Impala barn find

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Driveway builder, Jan 28, 2022.

  1. Driveway builder
    Joined: Jan 17, 2013
    Posts: 588

    Driveway builder

    Well… they’re still out there boys. Sitting and rotting away in a Pennsylvania barn. I hate saying barn find but she’s the real deal. Owner didn’t want me taking pics of the barn and what else was in there… but once she was pulled out to the field I got the ok. Haha
    Last driven in the 80’s, She’s rough but all there. Real SS 327 car with 68000 original miles. She needs the usual patch panels and of course… her motor is locked up from sitting. I’m hoping I’ll be able to free her up and rebuild. Also I love this color combo… that silver/blue looks so good with the white top. She’s going to take a lot but she’s worth it. These things have been getting crazy numbers lately… not that I’ll ever sell. My plan is to start squirreling away parts and panels Till the spring. Soon as I can, I’m planning on pulling the body off so I can do the floors and paint the frame. She’s going to be a driver so I’m not going nuts but I want a 8-10 driver quality. That’s the plan anyway. As of now it’s 8 degrees outside so she’s just sitting on the trailer still. Just for now though!! 184AE7CF-9BC7-46C2-90A1-F3B10B3F768D.jpeg 088B6B98-689A-4FD0-92D1-7B3A358AC445.jpeg DD4D8D16-51C3-4C1A-B281-B6AC531D8ED7.jpeg 7BE7FEC8-DF2A-49DC-8EA0-2F178A008EEF.jpeg A02D754D-73B5-474A-9626-2176C98CAC9F.jpeg 49EF3F85-0D44-4F7F-9650-53FCCA22FA00.jpeg 2C55DD9C-CFB7-4656-812F-C66FBBA22CD6.jpeg 136F3207-04A7-4481-AEA7-E4DB84F98756.jpeg 0BC32FA2-5459-4334-8BD4-1E98C460EA99.jpeg 200C0DE9-FFA1-49E1-8E57-7F9A2BBA11E1.jpeg D54E5060-A6A9-40D5-9BD6-0022A0027781.jpeg 3F10E8A8-31AD-4C62-9D8E-F42D50BA2A9A.jpeg 87B43102-5C5E-4879-9BC9-BD9750D335AE.jpeg 02CFB369-9C71-44E0-83C9-99A65D3F4B19.jpeg

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  2. badshifter
    Joined: Apr 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,487


  3. Dang you done good!
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  4. 210superair
    Joined: Jun 23, 2020
    Posts: 1,717

    from Michigan

    Hell yeah, one of my bucket list cars. Awesome.

  5. ronzmtrwrx
    Joined: Sep 9, 2008
    Posts: 979


    Nice rescue. Congrats !!
  6. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 16,587


    Sweet, a worthy project for sure.
  7. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,805


    Love it! Congrats!
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  8. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 2,363

    from kansas

    Good score !

    Friend of mine has a family member who has an original 64 or 64 impala ss. Real 327 4 speed car. It's all original and still wears its original paint. Garage kept and runs great, it's for sale but I can't afford it or I'd be cruising in it.
  9. MTL Tony
    Joined: Dec 15, 2021
    Posts: 151

    MTL Tony

  10. Casey Riley
    Joined: Jun 27, 2018
    Posts: 542

    Casey Riley
    from Minnesota

    Dude... I love me a '63.
    Great find.
  11. Tow Truck Tom
    Joined: Jul 3, 2018
    Posts: 1,082

    Tow Truck Tom
    from Clayton DE

    No regrets here. A lot of people loved those SS Impalas.
    You should not get any flak for using a small block Chevy. ;)
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2022
  12. tomcat11
    Joined: Mar 31, 2010
    Posts: 558


    Nice find! Original, straight, and unmolested.
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  13. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 3,084

    from norcal

    Nice. Looks like all the bits and pieces are accounted for
  14. slim38
    Joined: Dec 27, 2015
    Posts: 567

    from Sudan TX
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    received_158953549618869.jpeg Awesome! Great score man. There is a 62 ss 4 speed in my town. The guys owned it since new and restored it in the late 80s. It hasn't left the old barn ever since. He won't get it going, sale it or anything. He's well off just doesn't care to let anyone help him and he has MS. I've offered to help him but he ain't budging. Oh and here's my brother's impala.
  15. connielu
    Joined: Apr 21, 2019
    Posts: 176

    1. A-D Truckers

    Holy shit! Nice score .
  16. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,336

    from Minnesota

    Did I spy that it's a 3 pedal car?
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  17. Very nice. I,ve seen guys here revive the original surface rusted paint after a strong clean/polish.. Wonder if that will work for you with this one.
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  18. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
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    Last edited: Jan 29, 2022
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  19. sidewayzz69
    Joined: Aug 9, 2020
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  20. Shalamo
    Joined: Oct 12, 2018
    Posts: 152


    Nice, reminds me of my pops 62 Bel Air!

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  21. Love those '63's. You did good. Keep us posted on the progress once we beat back this miserable Winter.
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  22. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 4,622


    good one...good luck...
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  23. Super/Stock Poncho
    Joined: May 11, 2009
    Posts: 138

    Super/Stock Poncho
    from Missouri

    Worth Saving !
    Love those Impalas !
  24. My favorite full size Chevrolet! Great score! Power slide or stick? I’ll be watching this one.
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  25. Awesome find! if that radiator is shot I have a nice Desert Cooler, that was in my 64, setting in the shop that needs a new home:)
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  26. SEAAIRE354
    Joined: Sep 7, 2015
    Posts: 511


    Awesome! After having to watch all those cars being crushed in Texas yesterday I needed a save like this. Congrats.
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  27. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 6,614

    from Ks

    Great car!!!! Congrats I just got a 62. IMG_6086.JPG
  28. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 2,825


    Had one that was similar in color but was 283 automatic on the column car. Nice riding car. Good score!
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  29. 4tford
    Joined: Aug 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,824


    Very nice find! Looks in pretty good shape for sitting that long.
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  30. It’s all there , and not just a pile of dust !!

    great score . That car up here in that shape would be worth silly cash !!

    start a build thread and keep us posted !

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