1964 Chevy Impala 409

David brought us his car for a complete frame off restoration and 409 clone build.  Extensive rust repair had to be done, The goal was to keep it as stock as possible, while doing a few stealthy upgrades - stroking the 409 for more power, 4 wheel disc brakes, and a more modern stereo.  We also converted the auto car to a 4 speed Muncie floor shift.  

Beginning of tear down
Beginning of tear down
Exterior tear down
Exterior tear down
Exterior Tear Down
Exterior Tear Down
SBC before removal
SBC before removal
Original Interior
Original Interior
Interior breakdown
Interior breakdown
Interior breakdown
Interior breakdown
New 409 assembly
New 409 assembly
Body / Frame separation
Body / Frame separation
Going up..
Going up..
Body off
Body off
Body off
Body off
Original roller
Original roller
Original 327 roller
Original 327 roller
Bare firewall
Bare firewall
Stripping body
Stripping body
Stripping body
Stripping body
Breakdown before metal work
Breakdown before metal work
409 Arrival
409 Arrival
409 w/Dual Quads
409 w/Dual Quads
Previous body damage/repair
Previous body damage/repair
Previous body damage/repair
Previous body damage/repair
Previous body damage/repair
Previous body damage/repair
Previous body damage/repair
Previous body damage/repair
Previous body damage/repair
Previous body damage/repair
Rust holes
Rust holes
Trunk pan gone
Trunk pan gone
Extremely poor previous repairs
Extremely poor previous repairs
Fender corner
Fender corner
Quarter panel previous repairs
Quarter panel previous repairs
Quarter panel
Quarter panel
Rust holes
Rust holes
Damage/rust
Damage/rust
Previous floor pan replacement
Previous floor pan replacement
Previous floor pan replacement
Previous floor pan replacement
Firewall
Firewall
Frame straigthened and powder coated
Frame straigthened and powder coated
Fender damage/previous repairs
Fender damage/previous repairs
Fender damage
Fender damage