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 Post subject: '60 Chevy Impala
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:18 pm 
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Aloha! This was my mothers '60 Chevy Impala. This car hasn't seen the light of day in a little over 20 years let alone washed. Dug her out of her hiding place and gave her a wash and vac. Was on the fence about selling it as I already have a '55 Ford but, after tinkering with it a bit, I am going to keep her and get her back on the road. My mom loved this car. Originally it was seafoam green with green interior and a 6 cyl. automatic. I had bought a '60 myself around the same time and was looking to restore it but the kid who acquired it from his deceased father (who was the original owner and bought it at Mallons Chevrolet in Norwich) screwed the body up so bad I lost interest. So my father and I said hey, why don't we drop the 348 into the other '60. And so within 6 hours it was done from a 6 cyl auto to a V8 with tri-power and a 4 speed.
After that came the color change. Primer just to make it sleak looking. She started making red and white interior for it and we started ordering parts we needed.
Unfortunately, my mom got ill and the project stopped. Then she passed and the car has been sitting since.
Now years later I feel guilty because I never realized what we had done by changing the motor and trans. She couldn't drive stick so essentially we took the car she loved away.
I know I can't change the past but looking forward I am going to get the car done and name it after her.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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 Post subject: Re: '60 Chevy Impala
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:21 pm 
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She's a beauty and I'm sure your Mom would be proud to see her on the road again. :thumbsup:

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 Post subject: Re: '60 Chevy Impala
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:14 pm 
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Three throttle bodies, mechanical MAF sensors and ECM!

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 Post subject: Re: '60 Chevy Impala
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:19 am 
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Awesome! :thumbsup:

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 Post subject: Re: '60 Chevy Impala
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:45 am 
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Nice!

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 Post subject: Re: '60 Chevy Impala
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:45 am 
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:D :D !

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 Post subject: Re: '60 Chevy Impala
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Beautiful car love it!


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 Post subject: Re: '60 Chevy Impala
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:22 pm 
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Mahalo everybody!

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 Post subject: Re: '60 Chevy Impala
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:11 pm 
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That is great! That body style is killer and getting her back on the road is a cool tribute to both your folks!

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