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  1. #1
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    1961 Impala Bubble top, I think it needs an LS and updated suspension and brakes

    Finally time for a face lift under my 1961 Impala.
    This was the day I pulled her out of storage.
    I was running CPP complete suspension and stock style disc brakes. Looked good, drove great.
    My intentions were to just clean the underside and install A/C and an LS engine.
    Next thing you know, I pulled her off the frame.
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  2. #2
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    That's a beautiful car, we just saw one the other day with the same paint scheme. I was sitting out in front of a garage off a main road in town, hadn't seen it there before so I suspect it doesn't leave the garage much.


  3. #3
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    Powder coated the frame.
    Complete front and rear ridetech coil kit showed up from Santa 🎅
    Also added an extra adjustable upper trailing arm.
    -Global West upper rear shock brace crossmember.
    -Global West left and right frame supports.
    -Global West panhard bar drop down centering bracket.

    Hope to get Baer brakes this week.
    Engine and transmission installed this week.
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  4. #4
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    1961 Impala frame off floor week.

    I also started stripping the underside. To no suprise i found a couple bad patch jobs, truck floor and patch on the floor. I will have to cut out and weld in new.

    New truck floor welded in, complete floor stripped, repaired, sealed, seam sealed. Ready to paint today.
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  5. #5
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    OOH YES!

    Yours is exactly the build I would love to have!

    the Best of Success to your build!

  6. #6
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    Under side is painted Raptor bed liner, tinted body color.
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  7. #7
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    Chesapeake, VA
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    Sweet!
    Cars are meant to be driven.

    John B

  8. #8
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    suspension complete

    Suspension complete, motor and trans installed.
    Underside of car is painted. Frame is ready to go back under car.
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  9. #9
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    Chandler, Az (from west NE)
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    Wow! Car looked great on the outside; now looks great underneath, too. My aunt bought one of these new, only a 283/PG, but it was a sharp looking car. Cuz drove it in high school, then traded it in for a '70 Chevelle. If only we knew then what we know now, but both cars are long gone.
    Ric

    2002 s10, DD and AutoX.
    1966 Malibu owned since 1971. Drag car converting to track toy!

  10. #10
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    Thank you.
    When I had the underside all cleaned and sealed, I was on the fence, paint underside of car black, body color, black bed-liner or body color bed-liner. Glad I went body color bed-liner. Shows off the powder coated frame and detail.

    Frame is under the car.
    Working on fuel tank and lines.
    Hope brakes show up soon.
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  11. #11
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    Beautiful car! Fantastic build!

  12. #12
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    1961 Impala LS3

    Thank you.
    Baer Pro plus 6p front & rear brakes showed up this week.
    Also started on the interior and trunk panels.
    Focal 6x9s in rear package tray, Kicker 12" woofer under rear shelf. All will be hidden.
    I have to get the dual power antennas and sequential LED tail lights installed before the trunk panels can go in.
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  13. #13
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    What a sweet build...beautiful car!



  14. #14
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    Wisconsin
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    Beautiful build!
    Used to be known as classiccamaro

  15. #15
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    Thank you.
    Almost got trunk panels installed.
    Now time to start wiring LS into car

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  17. #17
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    Wow what a beautiful car!
    Wayne
    Car FINALLY home !!!!!! lol
    Project FNQUIK https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...ghlight=FNQUIK