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Projects Can you say determination.....Impala resto

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chad, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. chad
    Joined: Jun 22, 2004
    Posts: 993


  2. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 7,046


    I'm impressed! Makes my '62 project look like a walk in the park!
  3. 60'shotrod
    Joined: Nov 18, 2007
    Posts: 2,913


    Holy shit!More power to him for doing all that work,most people would have trown it away!
  4. Tony
    Joined: Dec 3, 2002
    Posts: 7,350


    Man that car reminds me of a 61 rag i had a few years back...Mine was bad, and ALL apart..and as much as i never thought i'd say this....that one was worse!!
    I sold mine to a guy in Mi..I wanted to keep it, but too many other projects at hand and my interest in 61's isn't as strong as it needed to be for the type of build that was needed.
    I'm VERY impressed with what he's done...inspiration to say the least!

  5. chad
    Joined: Jun 22, 2004
    Posts: 993


    My Dad always says anything can be fixed if you got the time and $$$$ of
  6. Jeff Walker
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
    Posts: 498

    Jeff Walker

    I found out about that build a bit back on another forum and have been watching it. Impressive to say the least.
  7. Whatta jigsaw puzzle!
  8. Terraizer
    Joined: Jul 18, 2006
    Posts: 510


    Damm thats alot of work, looks like most of the Scouts i have redone over the years not much of the org rig once done.
  9. OK, I think he passed the audition. Any junkyardwars/monstergarage/overhaulin team would do well to have a guy with this skill set and ambition.
  10. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,027

    from California

    it's good to have parts cars that's for sure...
  11. irondoctor
    Joined: Jan 7, 2007
    Posts: 554

    from Newton, KS

    Dang, thats a good deal on that 61 bubble top.
  12. i here ya man... but hell, my dailys are considered parts cars to most!!!:D
  13. Tony
    Joined: Dec 3, 2002
    Posts: 7,350


    One of our own HAMBers did this a few years ago. I saved the pics because one, i love 63 Impala's, and two...i was FLOORED by the workmanship!!
    Just thought i'd add a couple more "you gotta be kidding me" pics to this post..
    Sorry, i can't remember who did the work and posted the pics originally...


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  14. chad
    Joined: Jun 22, 2004
    Posts: 993


    I remember that car!!! Tinbender was doing that one.....
  15. Tony
    Joined: Dec 3, 2002
    Posts: 7,350


    Ahh, there ya go!
    For the life of me i couldn't remember...yet if i wasnt' trying to think of him, i would have known..go figure :D
  16. Fontucky Slim
    Joined: Aug 6, 2008
    Posts: 86

    Fontucky Slim

    Wow talk about a turn around. I'm a big fan of the early 60's Impalas. My avatar shows my first rod. 1962, 327/powerglide. I miss that car.
  17. Insane 1
    Joined: Feb 13, 2005
    Posts: 973

    Insane 1
    from Ennis TX

    I'll give this guy credit for going through all the work, and I fully understand you got to work with what you got, but........ DAMN!!!
  18. MercMan1951
    Joined: Feb 24, 2003
    Posts: 2,654


    I too saw this build on that thread from another site. Insane. Makes my project look like peanuts.

    Just goes to show you, that with some know-how, time and $$$, anything can be saved, no matter how rotted out and destroyed it my appear on the onset. Of course, when he's done, 85% of the car will have been patched up...but, man, what a story! If it wasn't for the pictures, who would have ever guessed that that car was a ditch car at one point?! Unreal.
  19. brandon
    Joined: Jul 19, 2002
    Posts: 6,331


    a rebody will fix anything....:D
  20. VNCduke
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Posts: 659

    from Washougal

    Holy hell. someday i aspire to be that good at what that guy is doing with that car
  21. Dat Dirty Rat
    Joined: Jan 15, 2003
    Posts: 3,503

    Dat Dirty Rat

    Hahaha...Skim the man...You should see his Volkswagons. This kat is a very talented individual and rules the rails!!..A true 'artist' on all levels!!
  22. Steve Ray
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 673

    Steve Ray

    One-third of each quarter panel. Three-fourths of the firewall and the passenger-side door. That's all that remains of the original car.
  23. yeah, I was just wondering what exactly was left of the original car.
  24. sprbxr
    Joined: Oct 26, 2005
    Posts: 198

    from Peaks, VA

    I 2nd what he said. Skim is the man. Check out for some of his Vdub projects. The are very impressive but the Impala iss by far, the most impressive.

  25. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,225


    Not only an incredible, time-consuming amount of work, but to document it with such extensive photos would take a significant amount of time and effort also.
  26. PeteFromTexas
    Joined: Apr 4, 2007
    Posts: 3,837


    All I have to say is DAMN!
  27. Skrayp
    Joined: May 31, 2008
    Posts: 197


    That is a real body man right there! It just goes to show you, nothing is impossible.
  28. converseandbowlingshirts
    Joined: Nov 10, 2006
    Posts: 556

    from Eugene, OR

    I'd like to see that bubbletop all done too!
  29. sledish
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
    Posts: 804


    I just spent the last hour looking at that build, amazing ambition.
  30. It's not entirely uncommon for guys to build a ragtop piecemeal in the same manner. A rotty ragtop and a solid 2dr hardtop or coupe become one. But you have to go frame-off, add the convert braces to the frame, then put the coupe body back on, take it to the floors and start from there up. A hell of a lot of work. With a Chevy it's a little easier, a lot of repro parts are available for them. That's why I save any convert I find, even if it's in pieces.

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