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Impala GASSER project. Please join in! What ya guys think!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by LSDemon, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. rustednutz
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
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    from tulsa, ok

    Hey coop, yeh, I hear ya. I guess because I don't have any pics of my ex gasser 41 willys coupe I bought in 71 in high school it wasn't real.

    Gravedigger -- cool car, is it yours?
     
  2. 1971BB427
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    Love the idea of a full sized Chevy gasser, but this is more to my liking in stance!
     
  3. That model makes me shudder, and using one of the best Impalas ever made to do such a thing (for the sake of being "a real head turner") would be a huge waste of a great car in my opinion.

    If I wanted to do an Impala gasser, I'd use a 63 and save myself a bunch of money. I'd also do it like the one in GraveRobbers photo. Did anyone notice that it doesn't have a straight axle, and is still somewhat useful?!?!?:eek::eek::eek::eek::rolleyes:
     
  4. slowmotion
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    Belair, no '62 bubbletop Impala's.
     
  5. docmike
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    Dropped axle and lifting blocks? While this is a pretty cool looking car I think I might have done the front end with a straight axle and no lift blocks.

    Doc
     
  6. graverobber63
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    prob to clear the fenderwell headers
     
  7. graverobber63
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  8. GREASER815
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    I think I like it
     
  9. graverobber63
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  10. 61 chevy
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    two high in front , you cant see road, tail would drag if you got on it, build it high and level
     
  11. :eek: That car is PERFECT! Any more info on it or pics of it?
     
  12. graverobber63
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    the swiss cheese control arms scare me a bit
     
  13. black 62
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    seen several of the conversions---one way to go is to hang 62 sheet metal on a 61--i looked at this off and on for years even bought cars to do it with---there is a lot of commonality with those cars---see there is your next build thread
     
  14. saltflats
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    I would say if you like it go for it its your car if you want to do a 62 do it if you want a bubble top find one or you can use a top off any of the GM bubble top cars to convert one. I am sure a 62 belair bubble top will be hard to find at a bargin.
     
  15. BSL409
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    Nothing wrong with the X frame
     
  16. Yea there is!

    It's heavier than all hell. ;)
     
  17. graverobber63
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    and hope you don't get into a side impact!
     
  18. BSL409
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    Work fine for me:cool:
     
  19. This one looks way better than that altered wheelbase whatchamacallit posted in the opening picture.
     
  20. i like the model and it would make a cool car to drive but the fenders need to come down about 6 inches or so give it a stance like the gray primered one and you'll be golden
     
  21. Fugly Too
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    Demon, as a fellow plastic carver, I believe you captured "The Look"


    On the tech side, did these two kits give up parts to the finished product?
     

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  22. LSDemon
    Joined: Feb 6, 2013
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    Lol looks like I'll be in the altered class then :)
     
  23. LSDemon
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    That's you not me, I love 62's so that's what I'm going for. Not a waste of anything to me. :)
     
  24. LSDemon
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    I'm aware of that hence speaking of the hectic roof conversion because I don't think I'll be able to find a 62 bel air I can afford that's not a rusted out POS hahaha
     
  25. LSDemon
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    This is awesome! Thank you so much for posting these pics. And thanks Every one for the feedback. Keep it coming good or bad. It's good hearing input. Cheers
     
  26. LSDemon
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    Sick thanks for that! I appreciate it. Rad to hear helps heaps :) thank you
     
  27. LSDemon
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    Cheers for that it's appreciated love it. Thanks for the input legend! That's it hey I just don't think I'll find a Belair for a affordable price :/ so I'll have to get radical if I really want to go the route.
     
  28. LSDemon
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    Thanks again guys for the input keep it coming!! :)
     
  29. LSDemon
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    Still not sure if I'll do the roof conversion yet or alter the wheelbase. Jus depends how we go when we start. Keen to do both. Like I said I want it to be pretty wild. I'll take it to the track when I can but I want to drive the thing as much as possible. Not sit in the garage most of the time. :)
     
  30. [​IMG] This resembles like the last car I chopped.

    Although I also shortened the back end 10 inches and it ran a 514 Ford engine.

    [​IMG]
     

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