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Hello everyone. I'm trying to restore a 67 impala SS to as close to factory as I can get it. Can anyone point me in the right direction (or forum) where I could find correct rocker trim and patch panels for rear quarters? Thanks all!
 

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The online parts supply houses will have sheet metal for a 67 as well as a lot of reproduction parts

Trolling Ebay will yield some NOS parts but I don't recommend it for reproduction stuff you can buy from a reputable business
 

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convertible, sedan, or coupe?
The online parts supply houses will have sheet metal for a 67 as well as a lot of reproduction parts

Trolling Ebay will yield some NOS parts but I don't recommend it for reproduction stuff you can buy from a reputable business
Hello JustJohn. I'm new to forums of any type so hopefully I didn't confuse anyone with my post. I appreciate the reply. I spent hours looking for patch panels but only found full quarters. I'm relatively low tech so I may have missed something. I have been looking for the rocker trim for a true SS for almost a year now and only found one NOS for $1800 and a pretty rough set for the same price. Not saying that it's not worth it but I am trying to manage the costs as this project is breaking the bank! I think I will make another round to all the local salvage yards again for the rocker trim and cross my fingers. Thank you!
 

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The '67 SS Rocker Trim will be pretty hard to find in good condition or better. To find some for a very reasonable price will take patience of continuous searching. Salvage yarding is possible, but doubtful. If not already missing, they most likely will be pretty beat up. Not to dis-courage you though. Salvage yarding is fun, lol.

Welcome to the site by the way.
 

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Welcome to the site Portert471. I'm a big fan of the 67 and in fact was hoping to find a 67 Vert when I stumbled across my 66 junk yard dog in my avatar.

You definitely have some options but as noted above - definitely approach anything 'NOS' on Ebay with a lot of caution. You'd really want to 'vet' that Seller and their history of NOS parts selling.

I see 67 quarter patches out there at both Vendors/Retailers and on Ebay. (depending upon whether you need front, back, lip or the bigger piece)
1958-72 Impala -- Body / Quarter Panels - Components / Quarter Panel Patch Panels / (Scroll to bottom of page)
1967-1968 Chevy Impala 2-Door Rear Quarter Front Patch Panel RIGHT OER | eBay (I didn't search very hard - I'm sure there's more...)
http://www.dynacorn.com/ListItems.aspx?catid=390 Lip section only
1967-1968 Chevrolet Impala Rear Quarter, Rear Section - Right Side | Mill Supply, Inc.
There's also a few good 'junk yard' businesses out there specializing in selling bits and pieces. Desert Valley Auto Parts is one and they might have both items you need. Desert Valley Auto Parts

Lastly, I'm aware of an Impala club. That'd be a great way to get your request in front of a large, relevant group as well. You can find them on Facebook as well if you are on there.
The member above '65_-_67_impala' was working on a 67 just 2 years ago and facing a similar rust fixing issue. I saw some threads on it here at this forum. :)
 

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Lastly, I'm aware of an Impala club. That'd be a great way to get your request in front of a large, relevant group as well. You can find them on Facebook as well if you are on there.
Good advice on the NIA Club. I've been a member there for about 30 years now. BA, are you a member there as well?
 
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I've thought about it but I've not joined.
It's an interesting club with 4 great magazines a year, one per season. Also have a great national convention once a year, although I've never had the chance to attend one. Real good coverage of them though in the mag.
 
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Welcome to the site Portert471. I'm a big fan of the 67 and in fact was hoping to find a 67 Vert when I stumbled across my 66 junk yard dog in my avatar.

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The member above '65_-_67_impala' was working on a 67 just 2 years ago and facing a similar rust fixing issue. I saw some threads on it here at this forum. :)
was? hll, I still am! I've had this car since May of 1992, it's been apart since 1999 and still sitting in my driveway. I can sell it (maybe) and let it be someone elses project, or I can hang on to it, retire in another 14 yrs when I finally have time, money, and space to spare and then restore it.
since I can't guarantee how much money from a sale or if the buyer would restore it (which I think it deserves), I'm holding on
 

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Wow, what an awesome welcome and advice. Thanks Brickwhite, 62BillT, BA., 65_&_67_Impala! Sorry for the late reply but I work 12 hour shifts. I will check out resources and get digging at the salvage yards. Much appreciated!
 

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It's an interesting club with 4 great magazines a year, one per season. Also have a great national convention once a year, although I've never had the chance to attend one. Real good coverage of them though in the mag.
Funny story - I happened to see that some huge Impala Nationals event was happening in MY TOWN last year and I couldn't find out where. No details on that!
I saw a member post up a picture or 2 of some of the cars so I tried to decode the location from the background and ended up driving to like 4-5 different local parks and I never found them! :( Grrrr!

Turns out they were in town for many days and visiting local landmarks too. Can't believe I wasn't able to hook up with them in my own backyard.
 

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May have been a caravan on the way to the national event. Most years it is held in Spearfish, SD as it was last year. The also have regional clubs that it may have been.

Did you know that there is also a '65-'66 Impala national club?

I'm not a member of that one, but I'm also a member of the VCCA (Vintage Chevrolet Club of America) . That club recognizes all Chevys from 1911 and newer. Although most of the members are '30's and '40's owners, there is a fair amount of '50's, '60's and '70's owners there.
 

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