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Forum: Restoration Corner   06-16-2016, 01:50 PM
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Posted By gnfast87
Floor pans are almost done

Finally got the driver side floorpan in. Came out pretty good. I decided to cut the floorpan in half before I
welded it in. Made it so much easier. I wasn't going to replace the whole floor...
Forum: Restoration Corner   05-28-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By gnfast87
The restoration continues

Haven't posted my progress in a while. Up in the far north of Vermont, we just had snow 3 weeks ago. Today it was 90 degrees! Go figure. Well, I finally got the motor/tranny back in the...
Forum: Restoration Corner   09-01-2015, 07:43 PM
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Posted By gnfast87
Hey everyone: Haven't worked on the Impala for...

Hey everyone: Haven't worked on the Impala for a couple of weeks. I'm right in the middle of building a hay barn for the wife.

Today was around 84 degrees and low humidity so I said it's...
Forum: Restoration Corner   08-04-2015, 05:49 PM
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Posted By gnfast87
I thought about that when I had it sandblasted. ...

I thought about that when I had it sandblasted. If it leaks or spins the tube I will have more ammunition with the wife to upgrade to a Ford 9". :yes:

I'm trying to keep this Impala a...
Forum: Restoration Corner   08-03-2015, 03:34 PM
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Posted By gnfast87
New Updates

Made some good progress this past weekend. Swapped out the existing 2.73 carrier with the new 3 series carrier. Decided to go with a 3.55 gear. Should make it a little quicker out of the hole....
Forum: Restoration Corner   07-29-2015, 08:11 PM
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Posted By gnfast87
Front end is almost done and rearend is being...

Front end is almost done and rearend is being setup tomorrow. Should be a rolling chassis by the end of the weekend. Damn heat in Vermont is killing my car time.

The plan is by next...
Forum: Restoration Corner   07-17-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 34
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Posted By gnfast87
Thanks Dave! I've used AMK for my Chevelle. ...

Thanks Dave! I've used AMK for my Chevelle. Great stuff.

Don't get me started on Chinese policies in this country. :sad:
Forum: Restoration Corner   07-16-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By gnfast87
Thanks Larry! It's hard not to just put...

Thanks Larry! It's hard not to just put everything back together and drive it but I know that by going through each and every bolt it will turn out really nice and last a long time.

My...
Forum: Restoration Corner   07-15-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By gnfast87
Made some good progress on the frame off...

Made some good progress on the frame off restoration today. Started putting the front end together and taught my 11 year old son how to remove and reassembly the 10 bolt posi rearend. My little...
Forum: Restoration Corner   07-04-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,127
Posted By gnfast87
Good Idea Dave. I have a big pile of bushings,...

Good Idea Dave. I have a big pile of bushings, old control arms, bolts and washers that I'm sure I will have to go through. Remember me asking about the square bushing mount right in front of the...
Forum: Restoration Corner   07-04-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By gnfast87
Finally got everything off the old frame. ...

Finally got everything off the old frame.

Now it's time to reassembly everything back together. I bought everything brand new so it shouldn't take to long. First up, is the fuel lines and...
Forum: Restoration Corner   07-03-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 34
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Posted By gnfast87
Thanks Dave! I'm going to tackle removing...

Thanks Dave!

I'm going to tackle removing the springs today.
Forum: Restoration Corner   07-02-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By gnfast87
I don't know if I can get my spring compressors...

I don't know if I can get my spring compressors in between the coils. Did you see the coil bind in the previous picture Dave?

I was thinking about chaining the springs to the control arms and...
Forum: Restoration Corner   07-02-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By gnfast87
More progress on the frame replacement. Old...

More progress on the frame replacement. Old frame is out. Now it's time for removing the rearend and front suspension stuff.

I saw a couple of bad spots on the frame but had no idea that...
Forum: Restoration Corner   06-28-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,127
Posted By gnfast87
Made a lot of progress on the frame swap...

Made a lot of progress on the frame swap restoration project this weekend. Front sheetmetal is removed, engine is out and all body bushing bolts are removed.

I would like to meet the engineer...
Forum: Restoration Corner   06-19-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By gnfast87
Check out this front spring!!! It's amazing...

Check out this front spring!!! It's amazing what you find when you start tearing the car apart.

Driver side fender came off relatively easy. Couple of stubborn rusted bolts holding the...
Forum: Restoration Corner   06-16-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By gnfast87
The disassembly has started. Got the front...

The disassembly has started. Got the front bumper, grille and hood off today. Once I get the rest of the front sheetmetal off I will then yank the motor/trans. out.

I will send some pics of the...
Forum: Restoration Corner   06-11-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,127
Posted By gnfast87
frame

The frame doesn't come like in the pictures. I spent $850 more on the blasting, epoxy primer and painting.

The frame is a 1968 Impala frame. Don't know if it's US or Canada. Does it matter??...
Forum: Restoration Corner   06-11-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,127
Posted By gnfast87
frame

I checked the floor pretty extensively and it's only bad in a couple of areas that will be replaced with the floor pan replacement panel. I'll post some pictures once I get the body off the frame....
Forum: Restoration Corner   06-10-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,127
Posted By gnfast87
3rd option

I was thinking about that too. Just didn't know if welding in little patch's would move the floor around and then become difficult to connect to the new frame. It definitely would be easier to...
Forum: Restoration Corner   06-10-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,127
Posted By gnfast87
New Frame 68 SS

While attempting to replace the body bushings on my 68 SS Fastback I came across a couple of soft spots in the frame. After closer inspection, there were 5-6 holes in the top of the frame.
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