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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-29-2017, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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New Toy 66 impala 66 convert

Just puchased 66 impala convert 76k miles 327 Auto
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-29-2017, 07:30 PM
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Welcome to the Team John!

White on white is unusual for the top (usually the sales manager who orders the car for speculation to buying public orders a blue top with a white exterior, or red if it has a red interior. White is unusual.

I also noticed you have rally wheels. Do you have disc brakes hiding behind them? The stock wheel size back in the sixties was a 14 inch wheel, with the 15 being used with disc brakes and on cop cars or station wagons that also had HD brakes.



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Summer is on put that top down.
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Nice ride! That's the color combo of my 66 'vert from the factory, but now I'm black/black.
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Hey Dave,
Thanks, no it has drum brakes, single master
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White on white is unusual for the top (usually the sales manager who orders the car for speculation to buying public orders a blue top with a white exterior, or red if it has a red interior. White is unusual.

I also noticed you have rally wheels. Do you have disc brakes hiding behind them? The stock wheel size back in the sixties was a 14 inch wheel, with the 15 being used with disc brakes and on cop cars or station wagons that also had HD brakes.



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Do you know the code on the trim tag for the white top or is there none?
i will post mine when i get a chance

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Do you know the code on the trim tag for the white top or is there none?
i will post mine when i get a chance
Under the PAINT section the code would be C-1 (for Ermine white and a dash one for a white top).


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Dave nailed it.
You can break down other tag info here: Impalas.org/numbers



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Cool. Now we know why you sold the other Impala. :-)

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what do you mean ? now you know?
beacuse i bought the convert?
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Thanks Dave! correct , i figured it out i googled 66 paint code and matched it on my trim Tag C-1
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Cool. Now we know why you sold the other Impala. :-)
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what do you mean ? now you know?
beacuse i bought the convert?
I'm assuming you sold your hardtop because you bought the convertible. I meant no disrespect....

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Yes, because i was disappointed, exactly,
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How wide are the widest tires and wheels can I put on my 1966 Caprice Coupe. Does anybody know if 275 will fit in the front? 295 in rear? with 50 or 60 aspect on 15" wheels. Also what should the back spacing be?
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my 255/50 fits up front but has slight rub on full lock. I would think the 275 would rub on turning.

I have 275/50 in the rear and there is only 1" on the inside, and a fingers width on the outside. I would think a 295 would be crazy tight. Might need to roll the lip of the fender and ensure your rear-end panhard bar is adjustable and with new bushings to eliminate slop.
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my 255/50 fits up front but has slight rub on full lock. I would think the 275 would rub on turning.

I have 275/50 in the rear and there is only 1" on the inside, and a fingers width on the outside. I would think a 295 would be crazy tight. Might need to roll the lip of the fender and ensure your rear-end panhard bar is adjustable and with new bushings to eliminate slop.

Keep in mind your rear end moves almost an inch from side to side as the suspension moves up and down. This is why the Panhard bar went away in 1971 to be replaced by the same triangulated four link suspension as used under the Chevelle since 1965.

Your front suspension swings in two different arcs as the suspension is compressed and rebounds as well as turning from side to side. So what clears in the parking lot with the car parked may rub turning corners at speed.

This is why I bought a cheap tool decades ago that allows me to measure exactly to the milimeter how much room you have to clear any tire size mounted on any wheel.

I notice the price goes up as the quality goes down. Mine was made out of aluminum and costs less than this one does today compared to 25 years ago.

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