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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by DenverFlash, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. DenverFlash
    Joined: Dec 5, 2008
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    Just brought home this 60 Impala Sport Sedan; this will be wife's car and she wants it mostly stock. Nice Colorado car, one-family owned, no body rust and everything seems to work, including the radio. I'm thinking of adding grey five spokes and blackwalls. Then add a tach, rub out the paint, and add dual Magnaflows. Has a 348 W-motor, powerglide, PS, PB, and runs great. Other suggestions?
     

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  2. Jethro
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    Love it!


    Best looking four doors period!
     
  3. Thor1
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    That thing is awesome! - you don't see many flat tops anymore and that looks like a good one. I used to have a '60 Bel Air and it was a really good car.

    I am envious of the 348. Mine had a small block and powerglide. Have fun with it.
     

  4. MAD 034
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    How about deep chrome reverse steelies and get it really low?
     
  5. If it's the wife's car, and she would like it mostly stock, I'd give it a good detailing and call it done.
    Saves money and time, and you still have a very cool ride.

    If it were mine, there's no way I could leave it alone though.:D
     
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  7. Early Ironman
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    Cool!
    Are you planning to keep the original hubcaps? I have one or two that I would let go of cheap plus shipping.


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  8. Lots of glass cleaner....ha ha cool find
     
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  9. J. A. Miller
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    You don't see many of those anymore and that looks like a nice one! Great find!
     
  10. I be driving that to Sonics for a milk shake on a Sat. night! NICE find. Bruce.
     
  11. chevy57dude
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    [​IMG]

    Clicked on the photo for a better look. Nice!
    Are we looking at original paint? The flattop Chevys are some of the best looking 4 door HTs IMO.
     
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  12. indyjps
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    Great looking car, 348 in a 4 door. What's your wife want the car to be, quiet duals and an underdash a/c unit might be good.

    Also interest if this is original paint car.
     
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  14. DenverFlash
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    Thanks for all the replies. It has a poor repaint, original color. Seems thick enough to rub out and polish. I'm thinking either grey or chrome 5-spokes would look good. Or maybe period-style wide whites and black wheels or original wheel covers, but that may be a bit boring. Bought it from an 80-year-old client of my wife's, and my wife actually made the final offer while I was at work. She was determined to get it - ha!
     
  15. DenverFlash
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    Thanks - not sure what I did wrong on the upload.
     
  16. texasred
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    A tach??????????????? why?????????o_O
     
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  17. gatz
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    What a beaut !
     
  18. DenverFlash
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    All my cars have tachs - I just love 'em
     
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  19. low budget
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    How about some shiny 15 inch Radirs and wide whites?
     
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  20. DenverFlash
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    Good idea - should work well on this car
     
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  21. DenverFlash
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    Thanks - already have a connection for a set of four...
     
  22. 504640
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    Here is one lowered with stock wheel covers and mild de-chroming:
    417024-1349373898-25b1e69f29bbffc9a99b11853262379f.jpg

    This one has a classic grill swap for an Impala: a 60 Mercury
    And Pontiac tail lenses.
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  23. toml24
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    I like cars that I can pull up behind at a red light and look through their rear window and see what radio station has been tuned in on the dash and they are listening to.
     
  24. slowmotion
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    I'd polish the shit outa it, drop the nose just a hair, chrome reverse, OR polished original caps ( that stainless WILL shine up to damn near chrome standard, plus they're a good looking cap as stockers go), medium or dual line whites, mellow tones, & cruise it 'til the cows come home!
     
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  25. skipperman
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    NOW were' TALKIN' !!!!!!!!!!! BINGO !!!! :)
     
  26. DenverFlash
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  27. DenverFlash
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    Yes - sounds great!!!
     
  28. 49ratfink
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    just about everything is better with a set of 5 spokes.
     
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