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