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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. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 12,068


    Congratulations !
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  2. 2Blue2
    Joined: Sep 25, 2021
    Posts: 296


    So killer, love that body style and SS to boot, drool.
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  3. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 12,721

    jimmy six

    I don’t thing so. A blow up of the engine compartment shows a rod on the bottom of the carb linkage for a powerglide kick down and throttle pressure.
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  4. cabong
    Joined: Nov 29, 2005
    Posts: 807


    My good friend Dick ordered this Impala in 1962 with a 6 cylinder and 3-speed overdrive. He parked it in 1976. I pulled it out for a couple pictures, then put it right back. It had been covered with a tarpaulin and when I removed it, I was shocked at the lack of rust. It had been dealer undercoated, and it worked. Paint is original. When I opened the drivers door, that was the big shock. No mouse shit, no smell, not even any dirt or dust. Maybe, just maybe.... dicks 62a.jpg Dicks Impala.jpg washed.jpg
  5. Davesblue50
    Joined: Oct 25, 2021
    Posts: 141


    Great score! Full size Impala is on my list. The SS package is just icing on the cake.
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  6. Davesblue50
    Joined: Oct 25, 2021
    Posts: 141


    Don't think so. Looks like a Powerglide trans stick at back passenger side of the 327. Awesome machine either way.
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  7. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 5,327


    It's all there, that's a bonus.
    Check the area below rear door corners well, if it's soft at all on the outer skin, just plan on inner and outer rockers. Theres a few spots in the frames that collected crud and typically rusted.

    You can use rectangular tube to replace inner rocker boxes,then hang a factory outer skin over it, stiffens the body up quite a bit. Depends if you're going resto or not. Thread on it, most of the pics are gone though
    I plan on doing this on my 63, it's not an SS and is a parts car for my father's 63 SS 409 4 spd. Whatever is left I'll build it.
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  8. DrJekyllMrHyde
    Joined: Dec 23, 2016
    Posts: 35


    This is fantastic! Congratulations!
    Ship immediately to Denmark! :)
  9. Lone Star Mopar
    Joined: Nov 2, 2005
    Posts: 3,455

    Lone Star Mopar

    Damn nice score !
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  10. F-ONE
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 3,250

    from Alabama


    Most of this will clean off.^^^^

    [​IMG]20638843_10210061010938680_7763083619531741752_n by Travis Brown, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_0182.JPG by Travis Brown, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Fw: by Travis Brown, on Flickr

    It's very possible to shine it up for one last date. The paint is thin and it will eventually come back if not kept waxed and indoors will shine back up to a point.
    This is something to consider as you gather the parts.
    You could get the engine/brakes/structure taken care of, shine it up and drive it before you blow it apart.
  11. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 10,863


    Share your process please.
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  12. v8flat44
    Joined: Nov 13, 2017
    Posts: 1,172


    Worked at a Chevy dealer in 63 for the summer. Got to ride in one just like this with Bill Muncy who drove unlimited hydroplanes. He was nuts, but he sure made that 327 do it's thing. It was a sold customers car. Ah, the "good ole days" ........
    I'm syill a Ford guy, but would LOVE to have this car.
  13. MMM1693
    Joined: Feb 8, 2009
    Posts: 914


    Just leave it on the trailer, I'll be over Saturday.:cool:
  14. Basically the car I learned to drive in, and took my wife on our first date! Pics below are close to my folk's car except ours was console shift Poweglide, not stick shift.
    Impala 1.jpg Impala 4.jpg Impala 6.jpg
  15. Driveway builder
    Joined: Jan 17, 2013
    Posts: 588

    Driveway builder

    She’s an automatic… but she’s a cruiser so I don’t need to bang gears. Haha
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  16. Driveway builder
    Joined: Jan 17, 2013
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    Driveway builder

  17. Driveway builder
    Joined: Jan 17, 2013
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    Driveway builder

    Your brother has a perfect six-foe! I have a 64 4door that is my daily. Has hydros… a lot of fun at lights on the way home every day. Lol 832827A8-77AB-46E6-89D1-4EB04D268371.jpeg
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2022
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  18. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
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  19. NoSurf
    Joined: Jul 26, 2002
    Posts: 4,373


    Very cool. Congratulations!
    I'm looking forward to seeing you get it back on the road.
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