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As promised in my introduction thread I will post the photos of the 59 Impala restoration. The car came in as a running and driving vehicle with paint issues and a few electrical issues.
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After removing all the trim and glass it was time to remove the 5 layers of paint at issue.
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Once it was stripped it was epoxied, imperfections repaired, primed, and blocked several times using Valspar CPSHS hi build red primer.

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After all the blocking was completed it was disassembled and mask for paint. Using GM code 81 Flame Red and 3 coats of clear.
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Once everything was painted including the dash and misc. parts it was carefully re assembled.
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Great work and a beautiful car.

I also saw your posts and pictures on the other forum.

This is the better site as we are more about the older Impala cars.

Show some engine shots when you can.
 

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Great work and a beautiful car.

I also saw your posts and pictures on the other forum.

This is the better site as we are more about the older Impala cars.

Show some engine shots when you can.
I didn't get much of anything for the engine as we didn't do anything with it (it is a 348). I did clean up the engine bay (firewall, fenderwells, core support and misc parts so that all looks new again.
 

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Beautiful car. I'm jealous. The front end on the '59 wasn't my favorite but the cat eye rear and IMO the best dash/gauge layout of almost any car from that era.

Am I peaking a 348 under the plastic? Edit - you beat me to it!
 

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Just having a 348 itself is something special.

I bet it looks just fine.
I have one waiting for a rebuild to go in my '61... looking more for daily driver torque and sound more than horsepower and quarter mile times. I'll throw my hamfist at a small block but I'll probably have this professionally built by someone who knows W motors pretty well.
 

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I have one waiting for a rebuild to go in my '61... looking more for daily driver torque and sound more than horsepower and quarter mile times. I'll throw my hamfist at a small block but I'll probably have this professionally built by someone who knows W motors pretty well.
My first car was a 348. In a '58 Nomad. For both you and FUZZY, for any specific 348 help needed, stop over at 348-409.com:

 
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Looks like you were able to start with a pretty rust-free one. I'm in Ohio and very jealous of that.

Your work and the finished product look pretty damn good!
 
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