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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by oldskool/oldtool, Feb 2, 2020.

  1. Been enjoying the wealth of knowledge on here for a while now. This car got me to try being active. Asking for another...

    It's Texas title says it started life as a 59 Impala 4 door hardtop. Belive to have been done in the 70's. If anyone has any onfo on it will be greatly appreciated FB_IMG_1580707719373.jpeg FB_IMG_1580707678955.jpeg FB_IMG_1580707664407.jpeg FB_IMG_1580707633424.jpeg FB_IMG_1580707620912.jpeg FB_IMG_1580707610743.jpeg FB_IMG_1580707187571.jpeg

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  2. greg32
    Joined: Jun 21, 2007
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    A lot of work there. Hoping somebody knows the history.
     
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  3. philo426
    Joined: Sep 20, 2007
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    Hope it is restored !Ton of bodywork and custom touches to turn it into an Elky.
     
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  4. 40two
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  5. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
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    Like the side profile. Looks like the builder got in a bit of a hurry on the front and rear end. A little redesign without the square corners and ends and the mesh up front would look much better. I like the possibilities.
     
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  6. It's as if they got burnt out and rushed the front and back.

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  7. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
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    That looks like a hell of a starting point!
    Hope you bring it to life & make it your own. Always loved the '59s for the swoopy fins, and '60 had the jet plane side trim.
     
  8. pigIRON63
    Joined: Nov 25, 2019
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    That's one custom ride! I like the way the "cockpit" is basically enclosed in glass. Really cool side view. Not knockin it, but it probably looks better with the windows up, more of an enclosed look.
     
  9. pigIRON63
    Joined: Nov 25, 2019
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    I think its begging for some 61 galaxie quarterskins and taillights, ( the small fins would "give it it's wings" and the taillights, after burners.
     
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  10. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
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    Digging the side view for sure, but it looks like a mother to try to get into.
    I'd like to see how it progresses. Good luck.
     
  11. rivguy
    Joined: Feb 16, 2009
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    My Dad had a '59 El Camino. It looks like the builder used the entire wrap around rear window. Between the dog leg for the wind shield and the cut down door that would be a tight fit. The first '59 I've seen without the batwings. The front end is really different without the hood "pods." I like it. The first pic made me think that it had flowers painted on the side like "gypsy rose"!
     
  12. sliceddeuce
    Joined: Aug 15, 2017
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  13. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    58 Ford side trim looked good on a lot of customs.
     

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