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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-29-2017, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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New '67 Impala owner, Carmichael CA

Hi all, and thank you for having such a great site. I've been into classic cars for a while, as I own several first generation Camaros and a 1955 Bel Air 4-door. I've always loved Impalas since I was a little kid, and our family car when I was a little boy was a gold 2-door Impala. I've been on the lookout for a good one for a long time, and just happened upon a Bolero Red 1967 Impala with red interior. She originally came equipped with the L6/Powerglide combination, but during the last few years someone swapped out the L6 for some sort of SBC on makeshift motor mounts. She is an original AC car, and came with tinted front windows and upgraded seatbelts with front retractors. She's a little rough, but I have some wonderful plans for this car. A good friend of mine has a Camaro restoration shop, and has handled the majority of the work on the cars that I have restored or rebuilt, as I don't have the tools or enough time to do most of this myself. For this car, I plan on keeping things pretty simple with some straightforward upgrades, like a rebuilt small block, TH-700R4 overdrive transmission, new A/C system from Vintage Air, front disc brakes with a mild drop, and I'm contemplating a Hotchkis front and rear sway bar set for good road manners. For me, the Bolero Red exterior/red interior is really a lot of red, but so much of the interior is in good condition, that it makes sense for me to keep that combination. Also, I've worn myself out with paint issues on two of my cars trying to get the metallic paint to match or be consistent, that a two-stage non-metallic red is fine by me.


I frequently give my cars names. My first '67 Camaro was dubbed "The Deathtrap" by my parents after a small electrical fire I had after I bought her, and my '55 Bel Air is referred to as "The Wrath of Khan", as the guy I bought it from in the Bay Area was named Mohammed Khan, and given the problems I had with my first painter and interior supplier, I was seriously thinking about self-destructing the car. My '69 Camaro Pace Car is named "Mario" since Mario Andretti won the '69 Indy 500, and my mom's '78 Lincoln Continental Diamond Jubilee Edition is named "Marilyn" after Marilyn Monroe. Given all the red on this car, and as the old saying goes "the carpets match the drapes", I'm leaning towards calling her "Ginger".


Thanks in advance for the guidance and support. I've gotten to know a few people from TriFive.com as well as my local Camaro club, and I really do enjoy getting to know some of the people on the boards.
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1967 Camaro RS ZL1 427/4 speed
1967 Camaro RS 327 L30 4 speed
1955 Bel Air 4-door, 350/TH700R4
1969 Camaro convertible Z11 Indy 500 Pace Car, matching numbers 396/4 speed
1970 Camaro RS
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-29-2017, 10:57 AM
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Personally I would keep your Harrison A6 compressor and brackets and and all of the original factory A/C parts except the drier and the expansion valve. The expansion vale needs replacing because you can not get R-12 ant more and the drier goes because it has to be replaced any time you crack open the system. I would also replace all of the hoses with new ones as they are rotted to the point of being porous.

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Welcome Camaro 27 Looks like you enjoy your cars as I do mine. I still have my 67 Camaro that I had in high school. Also my two 65 Impala's, one convertible ,one station wagon. We just sold a 67 Impala fastback.

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She does look like she could use some lovin' but it sounds like you've got some great plans for her.

Especially like the front end of the 69 in the background. I have a base RS getting the Pro-Touring treatment....its' a 10+ year project.
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She does look like she could use some lovin' but it sounds like you've got some great plans for her.

Especially like the front end of the 69 in the background. I have a base RS getting the Pro-Touring treatment....its' a 10+ year project.
The '69 RS is a Canadian car whose owner sent it to my friend's shop for some freshening up, but it seems to have stalled for lack of proper fundulation. I was going to do a mild pro-touring build on a '68 base coupe that I bought completely disassembled, but my heart really isn't in it and I'm much more enthusiastic about the Impala. I also have a '70 Camaro RS that would be a good candidate for the LS swap and pro-touring setup, although I like 15 inch wheels on my Camaros.

Relax, all right? My dad's a TV repairman, got an ultimate set of tools. I can fix it!

1967 Camaro RS ZL1 427/4 speed
1967 Camaro RS 327 L30 4 speed
1955 Bel Air 4-door, 350/TH700R4
1969 Camaro convertible Z11 Indy 500 Pace Car, matching numbers 396/4 speed
1970 Camaro RS
My Mom's 1978 Lincoln Continental Mark V Diamond Jubilee Edition
2000 Rolls Royce Silver Seraph
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So a question, gentlemen: Is there a particular spot for our build threads, or do we break it up based on what we are working?

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1967 Camaro RS ZL1 427/4 speed
1967 Camaro RS 327 L30 4 speed
1955 Bel Air 4-door, 350/TH700R4
1969 Camaro convertible Z11 Indy 500 Pace Car, matching numbers 396/4 speed
1970 Camaro RS
My Mom's 1978 Lincoln Continental Mark V Diamond Jubilee Edition
2000 Rolls Royce Silver Seraph
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Neat car. Rare to see a 67 sport coupe that was an L6 car. What's the vin? I'd love to add it to my research database. Less than 7,000 16387 built in 67. Only have 23 recorded in my database.
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Unfortunately there's no specific sub-forum for ongoing threads about a build.

You just choose between doing it in the 'Blog' like I did years ago (see the link in my sig.) or just go ahead and start up a new thread in one of these sub-forums and keep bringing it back to life with updates and pictures as you go along. Several people have done just that.
Here’s one under General Tech
1965 Chevrolet Impala SS Resto-Mod Build Thread

Here’s three under Restoration Corner
1962 Coupe 327 ressurection - Pawpaw's ride
63 Convertible Restoration
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Unfortunately there's no specific sub-forum for ongoing threads about a build.

You just choose between doing it in the 'Blog' like I did years ago (see the link in my sig.) or just go ahead and start up a new thread in one of these sub-forums and keep bringing it back to life with updates and pictures as you go along. Several people have done just that.
Here’s one under General Tech
1965 Chevrolet Impala SS Resto-Mod Build Thread

Here’s three under Restoration Corner
1962 Coupe 327 ressurection - Pawpaw's ride
63 Convertible Restoration
The S-I-L's 66 Caprice Engine Bay Restro
Thanks B.A. It won't be a proper restoration but with the exception of installing a small block and some other enhancements, she'll be pretty close to how she came from the factory.

Relax, all right? My dad's a TV repairman, got an ultimate set of tools. I can fix it!

1967 Camaro RS ZL1 427/4 speed
1967 Camaro RS 327 L30 4 speed
1955 Bel Air 4-door, 350/TH700R4
1969 Camaro convertible Z11 Indy 500 Pace Car, matching numbers 396/4 speed
1970 Camaro RS
My Mom's 1978 Lincoln Continental Mark V Diamond Jubilee Edition
2000 Rolls Royce Silver Seraph
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Neat car. Rare to see a 67 sport coupe that was an L6 car. What's the vin? I'd love to add it to my research database. Less than 7,000 16387 built in 67. Only have 23 recorded in my database.
My VIN is 163877L115904. As I mentioned in my thread in the Tag Team section, my first 5 digits on my trim tag are 16487, but apparently that's a common occurrence.

Relax, all right? My dad's a TV repairman, got an ultimate set of tools. I can fix it!

1967 Camaro RS ZL1 427/4 speed
1967 Camaro RS 327 L30 4 speed
1955 Bel Air 4-door, 350/TH700R4
1969 Camaro convertible Z11 Indy 500 Pace Car, matching numbers 396/4 speed
1970 Camaro RS
My Mom's 1978 Lincoln Continental Mark V Diamond Jubilee Edition
2000 Rolls Royce Silver Seraph
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