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post #4 of (permalink) Old 03-16-2018, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
shaark92
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Location: Erath County Texas
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Garage
the plan for Polly:

frame-off restoration
- sandblast, treat rust, epoxy/paint the frame
- sandblast, treat rust, undercoat the entire body; paint/clear coat midnight blue metallic/silver stripe
--recondition trim/replace as necessary (most of it is in good-great shape)
--LED lights
-- replace all glass

-chassis
-- 4 wheel disc brake conversion (as previously stated)
-- ridetech's coil over suspension kit
-- rack/pinion steering
-- fuel tank/lines
-- overhaul differential

Interior
-- replace all cloth/vinyl to existing style; crushed velour, cut carpet
-- front bucket seat upgrade, with console and cup holders! USB ports.
-- braided interior weatherstripping
-- dynamat
-- custom emblem of Dad's signature to mount next to the impala logo on the dash.

Electrical/HVAC
-- replace all wiring (harnesses)
-- Dakota Digital HDX; black ... Ice Light
--bluetooth OEM-look stereo
-- Vintage air A/C (retain factory registers)
-- replace heater core
-- tilt wheel steering column

Engine
-- Blueprint 383 stroker with EFI
--Cold Case radiator w/ dual elect fans, 180 deg thermostat.
-- March Performance Sport Track serpentine kit; PS/AC, idler
--Headers, cherry bombs, downdraft tips.
--"preoiler"
-- oil cooler.

Transmission
-- 700r4 ... 500hp rated. locked TC.
-- cut driveline to fit.
-- secondary transmission cooler

1961 Impala. 4 door. 283, turbo 350. Imron Midnight blue metallic with silver stripe.

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