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  1. Helping Dad with his 61

    Welcome Forum
    Hello everyone, I am trying to help my dad fix a few things on his 1961 SS. I am not a mechanic so I will apologize now if some of my questions are stupid. Thank you for any help you can provide as we try to work through our list of repairs. Greg
  2. Right Rocker Repair

    Blog
    After some work on the Right quarter panel I worked my way down the side to the front of the car. During this point my camera broke so I didn't have camera for a couple of weeks. But here are some shots. Hit the metal with the needle gun and discovered it all had to be replaced. Cleaned up the...
  3. 1961 Impala Convertible Windshield Installation

    Restoration Corner
    I have a 61 Impala that I have been working on for the past 25 years. I finally got the paint and most of the trim back on the car, but I have several questions regarding the installation of the windshield. I found all the trim for the interior and exterior that goes around the windshield...
  4. Instrument cluster replacement bulbs

    Electrical & Wiring
    So the other day I ordered (and received) the assembly manuals for my 68 and 61 impalas.:thumbsup: I was hoping to find some information on the replacement bulbs for the instrument cluster. The manuals do show what harness goes to where (direction signals, temp guage, etc.) but it does not tell...
  5. 1961 Panhard Bar

    Brakes & Suspension
    I am unable to attach my Panhard bar. It looks to me like the rear end needs to move over about a half inch. I have the upper and lower control arms and shocks bolted in. Do I loosen the bolts on the control arms and just pull the rear end with a floor jack? Or will a hotchkis adjustable Panhard...
  6. Ebay Finds

    Blog
    Inner Fenders and Radiator Support from Texas
  7. 61 Arm rest reflectors

    Interiors
    I had to repaint my arm rest reflectors. I can mail the stencils to anyone who needs them. You simply lay the stencil on blue tape, trace it and cut it out. Then place tape in appropriate red reflector area. Secure tape and prep plastic by sanding and using Plastic primer. Paint desired color, I...
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