1969 Impala SS 427 - Impala Tech
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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2019, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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1969 Impala SS 427

Hi all, I live in Houston TX and I almost done with my restoration, still missing some parts but I just can't find some of those like right the front fender molding, does anyone have this for sale or know where can I order it??? thank you for your input.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2019, 08:45 AM
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Nice ride and welcome! Are you looking for the front wheel well opening moldings? Easy one:

https://www.classicindustries.com/pr...ts/b1399a.html

Rocker moldings:

https://www.classicindustries.com/pr...rts/b6800.html

The side moldings might be a little trickier for the '69. Might have to hunt for those. Try Ecklers, H&H Classics, Year One, and Impala Bob's. Ebay could be an option as well. Happy hunting.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2019, 10:29 AM
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You can find NOS ones on EBAY. They will fit but not be cheap and prices are steadily climbing.

Body trim pieces are very hard to come by for the 69 Impala. Took me about a year of looking to finally find a pair of NOS front bumper trim moldings. They are not available as reproductions.

1969 Imapala convertible build thread here:
https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...ghlight=impala
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2019, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Hi All, thank you for the welcoming and for the advice, the molding I need are te side molding, I have tried in all the places you mentioned but there are not for 69 just as you guys said, there is one piece in eBay for the opposite side (Left fender) and yes it is a little expensive, I'll be hunting local if I donít get across any of those Iíll try eBay again. THANK YOU!
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2019, 01:34 PM
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Welcome to the Team Rene!

Glad to see you recognized that only the Full Size and the Corvette were ever equipped with a 427 as a Regular Production Option. Most were the 390 horse Passenger head version, but the Higher performance 425 horse on the decal L-88 was an option (NHRA rated them at 480 horse). The 435 Horse Tri-Power 427 was a Corvette only option. In 1966 the hottest car offered by Chevy was the L-88 in a Biscayne two door sedan; faster than a L-78 396 in a Chevelle body.

There was a 427 SS model (as opposed to an SS with a 427 under the hood ) that had it's own unique hood and other styling cues offered in 1969 (only offered in 1967-'69). But they are as rare as hen's teeth. Just a used 427 SS hood will set you back tens of thousands of dollars, if you can find any one willing to part with one.

With today's gas I hope your 427 is actually a 496 (a 454 bored thirty over and stroked a quarter inch), as a SBC 400 would probably out preform a 427 BBC due to it's 58 year old head design. The BBC was designed to be a high compression engine that required high test gas back in 1965. That was a minimum of 100 octane leaded gas back in 1965. Today that octane rating is called race gas and sells for over eight dollars a gallon combined with the 427 BBC getting only six to eight miles to a gallon; it isn't very practical for the street. That is why a SBC 400 will beat it like a rug on the street. With today's premium gas being below the 1965 regular octane rating you have to build a big block for big cubes. The SBC was designed back in 1955 before there was a premium grade of gas which is why it retains it's power with low octane gas today.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-22-2019, 04:13 AM
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Your parts

Rene,
I spoke with Donny Bock, he said he has some of the parts your are looking for. You can contact him at: [email protected]

Good luck,
Paul
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Paul,

Thanks alot, I'm sending a msg to Donny!
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