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Username Post: RHD '67 Impala - yes, another one!        (Topic#247007)
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08-07-10 03:54 PM - Post#1957158    

G'day everyone! Lurked on here for quite some time, and have recently started posting, but now finally have a reason to actually start my own thread.

Oh, by the way ... bloody awesome forum! But you already knew that


Have been looking on & off for a '67 4 Door Pillarless RHD Impala down here in Oz for the better part of 2 years, and it's been fairly difficult. There were very few made (less than 200 I think), and they don't come up as frequent as the '68's. The few I did encounter where either too expensive, required too much work - or a combination of both - until yesterday!

This was un-advertised, and one of those "know a guy that knows a guy" situations. He had started to fix it up at over the past year, and it was only being sold to cover the cost of repairs to one of his other vehicles recently damaged (gorgeous late fifties Bel-Air). Went and checked it out, liked what I saw, and gave the seller a deposit. I pick it up next weekend.

This is what it is:

Year: 1967
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Impala 4 Door Pillarless - RHD - Aus assembled.
Engine: 327
Trans: 2 SP Powerglide
Exterior: White
Interior: Tan

That's the across the board features of our '67 Impalas, with the only options available being paint & trim colour!

Now, onto the car ...

The Body: Very solid. The car was re-painted a few years back by a previous owner, and does have a number of humidity bubbles across the roof, boot-lid & bonnet. The seller had started to strip the paint from these areas, and it's in excellent condition underneath.

There is a small amount of rust on the lower left rear quarter, and also the lower front right fender - but everything else: Boot (trunk), pillars, door jams, rockers, kick panels, firewall, inner guards, floors, sills, parcel shelf etc are all rock solid. Has been a relatively well looked after vehicle.

Engine/Drivetrain: Excellent. Starts first go. Idles perfectly, revs & drives smoothly. Motor is still strong. No smoke, bangs, knocks, whines or any other weird noises & smells. Same with the transmission & diff.

Interior: Almost perfect. Well looked after, and in excellent condition - especially for a 40+ year old vehicle. No rips, tears, stains or funky smells. Everything works as it should.

Everything else: Great. Most suspension related parts have been replaced. Hoses, fuel lines and fittings at both ends have been replaced.

Photo's make it look worse than it is. After the paint-job/body work, and maybe some re-chroming of some bits & pieces - all I need to do is some minor reassembly (cowl vent, rear lights, bumpers etc). Car comes with virtually everything needed. All I have to buy & replace is new window/door/boot rubbers.


I don't have any major plans for it. It will be repainted white. I would prefer a Black or Light Blue interior, but the current interior is in far to good a condition to mess with - so that will stay for now.

Only thing I don't like is the dash. Because of their limited numbers, all Oz assembled RHD Impalas from '65-'68 had dashes from '65 models. I love the look of the '67 dash, so if I can ever find one, I'll grab it and have it copied/mirrored and converted to RHD.


Now, enough jibbering. On with the pics!










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08-07-10 03:57 PM - Post#1957161    
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Great project,
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08-07-10 04:27 PM - Post#1957170    
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Really cool. I'm getting one too someday! Not RHD though And i'll even settle for a 68 maybe
Those rear wheels can't be standard 15x8" rallyes? looks like 1" widened 15x7" - the back spacing looks too cool for std rims!
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08-07-10 04:33 PM - Post#1957171    
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Plenty of times over the past 2 years I came very close to buying a '68, but there's something about the front end that just doesn't sit quite right with me. Much prefer the '67. Glad I waited.

Those wheels actually don't come with the car. The originals will be put back on for when I pick it up. I do believe he said the ones pictured came off a Corvette. Whether they're standard or widened? I dunno.
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08-07-10 05:56 PM - Post#1957195    
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Those rear wheels can't be standard 15x8" rallyes?



Ha! I was thinkin' the exact same thing. I think you're right. Widened, or custom-offset 8" versions.

Cool ride! Still think the image is backward every time I see a master cylinder on the left. Strange...

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08-07-10 06:53 PM - Post#1957220    
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Rooks:

Are you going to restore your 1967 back to stock or make it a 'Supernatural' tribute car?
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08-07-10 08:28 PM - Post#1957283    
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Back to stock, basically. I'll keep it white. Maybe some new rims, but that's about it.

Although the Police search/spot-lights that are on the Supernatural car would be an awesome addition.
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08-08-10 05:22 PM - Post#1957718    
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hi Russ great to see you on here too! Although my name is different on this forum.. the car is the same.. Just wondering Russ, I am looking for "over riders" or nudge bars for my car.. apparently they are like hens teeth.. am wondering if you would be interested in getting some too.. as I look out for some for mine, I can perhaps look out for some for you too. Cheers Kaz

 
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08-08-10 09:16 PM - Post#1957840    
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I would love to see a pic or two to see how they ran the throttle linkage for my own curiosity. Nice looking car though.

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08-14-10 12:24 AM - Post#1960808    
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Impala was picked up today. Excited is an understatement!



Almost everything that is needed is there for it. Now I just need to decide on how to proceed. Some minor body work & a paint job; buy some body/window rubbers, pop all the trim, rear window, lights & bumper back on, and it's ready for the road.

Drives perfectly, and everything on the inside works as it should.

Oh, a Glovebox insert. Need to find one of them..



Loaded, and on the road for the 2 hour trip home.







... and here she'll sit for the next few months in a temporary home, whilst I save money to get her back on the road!



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08-14-10 08:16 AM - Post#1960895    
    In response to rooks

That car is clean; it looks to be an easy resto.

Glovebox insert should not be an issue since all 1965-68 RHD big Chevy/Pontiac cars used the same one.

Keep up posted and take lots of pics!
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08-14-10 03:48 PM - Post#1961028    
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  • VintageCarryall Said:
Glovebox insert should not be an issue since all 1965-68 RHD big Chevy/Pontiac cars used the same one.

Keep up posted and take lots of pics!




That's good to know. Thanks!

Pics will be no problem at all!
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08-14-10 05:03 PM - Post#1961058    
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Very cool project. I can't get over the dash. It's not even close to a North American car.
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08-14-10 05:38 PM - Post#1961074    
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Yes, the whole dashboard/steering wheel set-up is pretty amazing......


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08-14-10 06:18 PM - Post#1961095    
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  • Top Fuel Said:
Very cool project. I can't get over the dash. It's not even close to a North American car.



Actually; the dash is a mirror image of a LHD 1965 big Chevy, look closely at the instruments and bezels.
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08-14-10 06:30 PM - Post#1961106    
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  • VintageCarryall Said:
  • Top Fuel Said:
Very cool project. I can't get over the dash. It's not even close to a North American car.



Actually; the dash is a mirror image of a LHD 1965 big Chevy, look closely at the instruments and bezels.



Yep! There were only a couple hundred (maybe) vehicles from each year, so they just used the same dash for each model ('65-'68).
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08-15-10 08:00 AM - Post#1961270    
    In response to rooks

  • rooks Said:
  • VintageCarryall Said:
  • Top Fuel Said:
Very cool project. I can't get over the dash. It's not even close to a North American car.



Actually; the dash is a mirror image of a LHD 1965 big Chevy, look closely at the instruments and bezels.



Yep! There were only a couple hundred (maybe) vehicles from each year, so they just used the same dash for each model ('65-'68).




Maybe in Australia; but, right hookers were built here in the USA for sale in the UK and quite a few were also built in South Africa.
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08-21-10 09:03 PM - Post#1964754    
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Started some of the body work yesterday.

Stripped the paint from the top of the bonnet, as well as the two rear corner thingamajigs (no idea what they're called)

Applied the chemical stripper to 1 piece, and spent the wait time going to town on the other piece with the grinder/stripper disc:






By the time the chemical had done it's thing, I had already sanded this one down with the grinder:




Started one the other one, but realised stripping it this way sucks, so I attacked it with the grinder as well. At the very least, the chemical manages to soften the paint, so it allows the grinder to make quick work out of it:




Within half an hour, both were looking pretty:




Started the bonnet, and decided to go at it with the same idea: Apply the chemical stripper to 3/4's of it to soften it up, and started sanding the top corner whilst I waited for the chemicals to do their thing.




Stripped all the loose junk off:




... and was finished before the hour was up:




Combining both methods was pretty bloody useful. The chemical softens it enough so the grinder doesn't need to do as much work - this also adds some life to the disc, as it doesn't have to cut through as much. Bonus! Would have been even less work had I applied the chemical gunk more thoroughly, but it didn't really matter - at the very least it softened the top coat.

Might be better/easier/more sensible ways to go about it - but for a novice such as myself, I was pretty pleased with the result, and had no dramas at all. If I wasn't worried about Mr. Murphy and his silly little Law biting me in the arse, I'd almost be tempted to say it was easy!

All tolled - an hour and a half on a beautiful sunny Saturday, well spent!


Next week: The under-side of both the bonnet & boot lid, and hopefully a front fender or 2.



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08-28-10 12:34 AM - Post#1967836    
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Didn't have much time today, so only the boot-lid & bonnet-pin got done.












Slowly, but surely ... piece by piece!
~ Aussie '67 Impala 4 Door Pillarless

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Edited by rooks on 08-28-10 12:36 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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10-16-10 04:44 AM - Post#1990168    
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Thought I'd drop a bit of an update.

Bonnet, boot-lid, cowl panel & rear quarter extensions have all been stripped and now sit in 2pak primer - waiting for the rest of the car to catch up.



Made a quick video of me driving it to the body-shop!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_ZXYInKQ9A

... and today I stripped the paint from the rear doors, and decided to make a video of that as well.

This one's about 13 minutes in length.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEyMHH1n47o





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10-16-10 07:00 AM - Post#1990194    
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HEY ! You folks drive on the wrong side of the street , I thought you were going to hit that guy

I Have never used a grinder like that, My concern would be first to remove the door handles unless your going to replace them, and most of all is warping the sheet metal, The disk you are using may be OK but, I have never seen it done that way I guess.what kind of grinder wheel are you using? it appears to be removing the old paint pretty well.

How much does stripper cost? and how much are you going through? if time is cheaper than money then you may be on the right track, or if your budget is one that allows you to spend some cash while working on other parts, you might of considered having it bead blasted, they use walnut shells, or other materials that take just the paint off, will not damage the trim or glass, but the cost would be higher than manually removing the paint, car comes back ready for a sanding and primer, but if you have the time, and don't mind doing it, great! Would suggest removing the the door handles before stripping the other doors to save the cost of replacing them.

I guess, I have manually stripped cars years ago with stripper, and also with a DA sander, you can get burned out real fast, many projects don't get finished because of burn out. been there.

The bright side it you appear to have the energy so far to save money by stripping it your self so you don't have to pay the body shop to it!

It also appears by the door you were stripping and the shots of the car from a distance you have a pretty solid car as far as rust goes, that helps considerably, good luck on the project and keep us up on your progress, we like photos.
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10-16-10 11:51 AM - Post#1990286    
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Definitelly - dismantle any chrome items first! it hurts to hear the grinder touch the chrome...
Grinding technique
- try to sweep like a type writer - from one direction only, in order to avoid heat build up.
- Do it in strokes of the length that suits you - like a foot long or so.
-Get a handle for that grinder so you don't have to hold so darn tight - after a whole car, it may result in bursitis which is painful, handicapping and takes weeks to go away.
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10-16-10 12:06 PM - Post#1990292    
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  • 59fins Said:
what kind of grinder wheel are you using? it appears to be removing the old paint pretty well.



I'm guessing this is it... we call it "negerkrull", which I wont translate here - the name was set before "neger" was deemed inappropriate, anyway

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10-16-10 03:15 PM - Post#1990338    
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  • 59fins Said:
HEY ! You folks drive on the wrong side of the street , I thought you were going to hit that guy

I Have never used a grinder like that, My concern would be first to remove the door handles unless your going to replace them, and most of all is warping the sheet metal, The disk you are using may be OK but, I have never seen it done that way I guess.what kind of grinder wheel are you using? it appears to be removing the old paint pretty well.

How much does stripper cost? and how much are you going through? if time is cheaper than money then you may be on the right track, or if your budget is one that allows you to spend some cash while working on other parts, you might of considered having it bead blasted, they use walnut shells, or other materials that take just the paint off, will not damage the trim or glass, but the cost would be higher than manually removing the paint, car comes back ready for a sanding and primer, but if you have the time, and don't mind doing it, great! Would suggest removing the the door handles before stripping the other doors to save the cost of replacing them.

I guess, I have manually stripped cars years ago with stripper, and also with a DA sander, you can get burned out real fast, many projects don't get finished because of burn out. been there.

The bright side it you appear to have the energy so far to save money by stripping it your self so you don't have to pay the body shop to it!

It also appears by the door you were stripping and the shots of the car from a distance you have a pretty solid car as far as rust goes, that helps considerably, good luck on the project and keep us up on your progress, we like photos.




The door handles will actually be replaced, that's another reason I wasn't overly concerned about them. The plan is to replace as much of the chrome trim with new as possible. At least the easier-to-come-by stuff. Would be a shame to have a nice fresh paint job, then throw the ratty trim back-on.

Some of the stuff, like the side moulding that I removed from each door, I have to keep. They aren't reproduced, and go for a motza on the 2nd hand market. They'll be getting re-chromed when the time comes.

The disc is the same as Impala65SS mentioned above.





Not sure exactly what they're made out of. Feels like a really hard rubber/plastic. Maybe some sort of wire covered in melted plastic, with some fine bits of abrasive material thrown in for good measure?. Don't know. Works a treat though.






Good thing about them is (at least in appearance whilst they're being used), that it would take a lot of effort to damage/warp the body-panels, which really is a good thing for a noob like myself. There doesn't seem to be very much heat build up on either the discs or the metal at all.


Biggest part of why I'm trying it myself is I just can't afford to drop it off at a body-shop and say "go for it". If I had someone else stripping it, I could still only afford to do it in sections anyway, so it would take just as long and cost me 100 times as much.

I won't be tackling the painting, just the stripping - at the very least, I'll save myself a few hundred bucks, plus I get to do some learnin' along the way. I enjoy working with my hands, and it's always a good feeling when you actually do something on your cars yourself instead of handing money over to someone else - well it is for me at least - so that's a bonus

The 4 litre can of Chemical stripper is about $15-$20, and the discs are $10 each. So far I've done 2 doors, the bonnet, cowl panel, quarter extensions and the boot-lid , and I've used about 1/4 of the chemical, and I'm on my 3rd disc - Mind you, I'm only doing the outside! Not doing the inside/underneath. They're in good nick and don't need it.

All tolled, I don't see why it would cost me more than $200 in materials to do the entire outside of the main body panels this way - (** Cost of beer consumed during work performed not included!)

The only other thing it costs me is time - which for me is a heck of a lot cheaper than a professional. That's also a big reason for combining both methods. Saturdays are the only day I have to do anything, and with my car being in storage, some of that time is spent back & forth so I need to make sure the time I do spend on it isn't unnecessarily wasted.

If combing the 2 methods means I spend 2 hours grinding instead of 3, then I'm cheering! Plus I have to factor in that I'm just learning as I go, so me doing things incorrectly, or at least not as beneficial as another way, is highly likely.


Thanks for the kind words mate! I'll be taking plenty of pics/video as I go - so expect plenty more


  • Impala65SS Said:
Definitelly - dismantle any chrome items first! it hurts to hear the grinder touch the chrome...
Grinding technique
- try to sweep like a type writer - from one direction only, in order to avoid heat build up.
- Do it in strokes of the length that suits you - like a foot long or so.
-Get a handle for that grinder so you don't have to hold so darn tight - after a whole car, it may result in bursitis which is painful, handicapping and takes weeks to go away.



... and there's one of those mistakes I was talking about.

The grinder comes with a handle, and 3 different positions to put it. Why the bloody hell I never thought to use it,? I dunno! Hahahahaha so focused on everything else, I overlook the simplest of things.

Thanks for the tips! I should be attacking the front doors next Saturday, so I'll put them to use and do a comparison.

Much appreciated!


  • Impala65SS Said:
I'm guessing this is it...



Yep! That's them.


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~ Factory RHD '67 C10

~ Russ


 
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10-17-10 06:25 PM - Post#1990932    
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Didn't had time to read the entire post but at the sawmill where I work, saw setter(hope it's the right word to use) use something very similar to the grinder you have there to clean the circle saw or the band saw. I used it a lot on my project and it works so well!
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11-13-10 08:54 PM - Post#2003883    
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Bit more done since my last update.

Front doors & fenders are off & stripped:








Beer o'clock!




...and finished!



Had no unexpected surprises underneath. Both fenders had some rust in the rear lower corner, but oddly enough, one was repaired (kind of), whilst the other was just filled with bog.

Still, nothing too difficult to have sorted.






Took everything back and put them all back on. They're not properly gapped, just wanted to see what it looked like, and also get them out of the way.





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11-13-10 11:10 PM - Post#2003927    
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Russ, it's amazing what some people call a "repair" judging by that one pic of the welded-in patch!

Guess I was lucky - lots of rust, but no collision damage or patches were applied. All my rust looked like your second pic of the fender.

Keep up the good work!
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11-14-10 07:25 AM - Post#2004009    
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Good to see it coming together. You'd better crack on and get it finished by the end of the year so you'll have something to take your mind off losing the ashes, again!!!
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11-14-10 08:01 AM - Post#2004030    
    In response to uk ss

Once you get the car in bare metal you should get some 2 part primer on it, even though it's parked in a garage, the humidity in the air will make it rust, at least get some metal prep on it.
Watch the weather or weather www.channel.com it will tell you what the humidity is outside, unless your garage is heated expect rust and it won't show up right away, but will be there, I am sure you will DA the panels before priming them but if it's going to sit a while rust will form.


Car kinda looks stainless steel in in photos, looks cool. keep us posted, looks like somewhat easy rust in the fenders to fix, follow Zack's thread on fender repair, unless your going to have the body shop fix it, then let them see the thread, tell them that's how you want it repaired


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01-20-11 08:45 PM - Post#2034855    
    In response to 59fins

Finally able to get some work done and give an update.

After stripping the paint from the doors & front fenders, I had to pull the pin. I was importing a '70 Dodge Challenger from the US, and it was finally arriving - so I had to put all my Impala plans on hold to ensure I had enough money for the Chally.

So 2 months later, and I can finally get back at it. Unfortunately, having had to leave the stripped areas exposed for close to 2 months, surface rust had started to appear - I organised to have it dropped of at the body shop on Monday, and they've begun work on it.

Plans are to take back the doors & fenders again to rid them of rust, do the small repairs needed - then get them in 2 pack primer.

Once that's done, they'll strip & do the same to the rear quarters, the roof (already half done), and inside the boot ("trunk" for my US brethren!) - plus repair the rail around the boot-lock area.

Once that's complete, I'll reassemble everything, get it roadworthy & registered, and drive it around in primer for a while whilst I save money for the final paint work!

Enough jibbering ... on with the pics!












... and whilst I know it's not a Chev, I know you're all dieing to see the Challenger, because they really are awesome!

To keep it Chev related, it is actually painted in Cortez Silver, which I believe was a '69 GM colour - and is, quite honestly, a dead sexy colour.





~ Aussie '67 Impala 4 Door Pillarless

~ Factory RHD '67 C10

~ Russ


Edited by rooks on 01-20-11 08:47 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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