1962 Chevy Impala

This very very original car was brought to us by Larry, whom has owned it with his father in their family business since new.  It has been sitting for the last 20+ years in the same spot until we took her in.   We are starting with a complete mechanical restoration, including rebuilding the powertrain, suspension/steering, brakes, fuel system and power steering.  We will also prep and detail the engine bay as the new motor goes back in.  We are keeping the original 327 and powerglide, as well as much of everything else that we can preserve.  Stage two will include the rust repair/metal work, then finally to body and paint, then interior. 

62 Impala - untouched for 2+ decades
62 Impala - untouched for 2+ decades
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Qualifying the motor
Qualifying the motor
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Finding expected issues
Finding expected issues
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Plugged water outlet
Plugged water outlet
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Engine out
Engine out
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Frame being stripped
Frame being stripped
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327 Engine out
327 Engine out
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327 engine out
327 engine out
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Frame separation
Frame separation
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Firewall less frame
Firewall less frame
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Prepping frame for clean & straigten
Prepping frame for clean & straigten
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Replacement frame, powder coated
Replacement frame, powder coated
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Frame assembly
Frame assembly
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Motor installation
Motor installation
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Rebuilt 327/Powerglide in
Rebuilt 327/Powerglide in
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Front end built, engine dressed
Front end built, engine dressed
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Exhaust hung
Exhaust hung
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Looking like a real motor
Looking like a real motor
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Engine detail
Engine detail
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327 complete
327 complete
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327 complete
327 complete
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Body back on for mock up
Body back on for mock up
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Body back on frame, subframe assy
Body back on frame, subframe assy
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New fuel tank, rebuild rear end
New fuel tank, rebuild rear end
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Beginning rust repair
Beginning rust repair
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beginning rust repair
beginning rust repair
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Donor roof found
Donor roof found
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original roof cancer
original roof cancer
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Original roof cancer
Original roof cancer
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Roof skin removed
Roof skin removed
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Roof skin removed
Roof skin removed
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Roof skin removed
Roof skin removed
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Body reinforced, roof removed
Body reinforced, roof removed
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Donor roof prep
Donor roof prep
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Donor roof prep
Donor roof prep
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New roof mocked up
New roof mocked up
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New roof mocked up
New roof mocked up
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Floor pan rot after blast/seal
Floor pan rot after blast/seal
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Floor pan rot after blast/seal
Floor pan rot after blast/seal
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Bodywork
Bodywork
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