Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Coopersville, MI
Got to working on the fire wall. The passenger side cowl panel was pretty bent up, unfortunately I had left my cell phone at work on the day I started it so I don't have any as found pictures. But in the picture with the section cut out you can see the part above that I had to hammer and dolly to a semblance of straight. Then you can see the panel I fabricated fit up and ready to be welded in. If this was more of a classic restoration I would probably take more time to get the fit and look more like a factory panel. Also would have replaced the outer cowl panel as the lower lip took a lot to get straight and is missing some pieces. In a pro Street car though nobody will ever see it. Was going to buy factory heater delete plates, but after pricing everything up (Less than $20 of steel and some mig wire) I decided against the $70 delete plate and will just fab up some steel and weld them shut. By the time the frame is done this car will not be able to go back to an original configuration without considerable amounts of work, as the frame is welded to the body.
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)