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Old 11-16-2002, 04:40 PM
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Post 63 Impala 4 dr top chop

I just picked up a very clean 63 all original Impala 4 dr for the wife. I'm not big on 4 dr's but with 3 kids it makes a nice cruiser. I do want to customize it some as I just can't help myself. I thought about a 3" chop. I'm no body man but have extensive fabrication training. Has anyone ever doen this on this car before? With the rounded windows and sloped back c pillar is this as easy as say an old truck? I live in SW Missouri. I would be willing to trade some engine work, drivetrain work,or chassis fab. for someone to help me. I would also have interest in a well known shop that might be close if someone knows of someone. The car was appraised at 5000.00 in 1990 but it's just something in my blood that keeps me from driving a stock car. It's got a good running 283 in it. About 30 min. after I had it at home I had the hood up checking it over and the wife comes flying out telling me that this thing isn't getting one on those things that stick out of the hood so get it out of my head,lol. I guess she does know me. I'm planning on narrow up the stock rear axle, chop the top, slam it in the weeds and go through the 283 with very streetable perfomance mods. I think we might put a 700R4 trans in to replace the powerglide. Don't have a problem with glides but feel I would rather put it in my vega if it doesn't sell. Thanks for the info, Ryan
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