New build 62 Impala SS

CASHguzzler409

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Crazy I guess, I had all these parts left over from the Bubble top car and saw this ad, well, it was only
4 miles from my home, just thought I'd go look. Right..... it came with tons of parts, 2- 327 engines,
1- 300 hp, 1-250. to auto, 2 sets of bucket front seats. Here's some pictures for some of you other crazy's
out there.
 

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CASHguzzler409

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Like to get ahold of the guy that put the locks on these wheels, and didn't put the key in the glove box....
any idea's of how to get the lock's off?.... I did manage to get one off, with a huge hammer, but I know there's a
better way out there. :furious
 

Jim Sullivan

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You could always try welding a big nut on the end of the lock. Otherwise a BFH should do if you are not trying to save the wheels.
 

skipxt4

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Cash: Are they the type, that spins around, on the the inner nut, when the tumbler is in it? Got a pix?:dunno
 

CASHguzzler409

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The trick was as blkblk63ss stated, 15/16th socket pounded on, then long socket bar, came off. new pictures of damage done yesterday. Opinions on the best floor pans to use for fit and quality.? Whats the thoughts on which part to start with, frame or body.? thanks for the ideas, cash
 

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CASHguzzler409

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No offence taken, good advice, hope many hear it.
I can't tell you how many times my friends have told me, buy some good jack stands, those are trick, special
ones, they bend, then reflex back to original spot after wiping myself clean. I have been working hard, much
easier after doing the 1st one. ? I guess.
 

CASHguzzler409

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Been working hard, but having fun. I am now at the point where the frame is completely striped and I'm scraping and sanding it for black seal, Del Mar. Im not going all the way with the sandblaster this time, trying
to do a more reasonable build. For those that are taking a frame apart, I read on this forum of how to not use
a coil compressor. It worked great with no injury's or problems, but I didn't have the pressure of having the engine on the frame. I have a short video, hope it helps. Where I say in the video, loosen the top ball joint bolt, I mean nut, I took quite a few good hits with a sledge hammer but finally popped down. Be sure to take the shocks off first, loosen the the lower A-arm large nuts, take out the two nuts on one side of the A-arm bar and one on the other side. There also is one big bolt that needs to be take out, this way when you drop the spring out, the
whole a-arm falls down and off. I also had a good tip from a friend when you need to pull a Axel when you don't
have access to a puller or just don't won't to spend the money to rent one. Take your jack, remove the lifting cover, then there is a hole, run your chain thru the hole, put one end over the stud, the put a lug nut on to hold it on, now do the same with the other end of the chain, using two studs will give you equal pull, leaving, a foot or
so give your jack a pull back real fast, it only took me two pulls, and out they came. Wall la.
 

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CASHguzzler409

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Original Maroon with Black interior, 327 auto. probably something to sell when finished. Can't really explain
my new found energy, but its a good thing. I did get a good buy on a new rotisserie, 900.00 a friend and I went
in 1/2's, only way to go when you have to do a lot of floor or body work. Thanks for the comments, its always
fun to ck in at night to see whats new on the forum. :ebay