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