Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Coopersville, MI
Welcome to the site. 63's are my favorite year. The big question is what are your goals for the car. A cruiser or a bruiser?
If your looking for a drag car I will say we as an impala your already behind the smaller A bodies, X bodies, and F bodies. Also though with the 1958-1964 Impala's we have an X Frame and two piece drive shaft that also complicates making a car into a bruiser. I'm pretty much replacing the frame from the firewall back to build a pro Street 63 Impala. With drag cars your always pushing the limit on the weakest link and you will find those weak links relatively quickly.
Now if your looking for a cruiser you have the perfect platform. Some mild suspension modification and these cars feel like your literally floating down the road.
1963 Impala Convertible (Frame off resto-mod in progress)
1963 Impala 2 door hardtop (Pro Street build in progress)
1963 Impala 4 door hardtop (Parts car)
1962 Corvair Spyder
1964 Corvair Parts car.