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Username Post: 1964 Impala Sports Sedan Fix-up        (Topic#341805)
MRKuhns 
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01-09-17 09:42 PM - Post#2670382    

I bought a 1964 Impala Sports Sedan (4-door hardtop) almost 4 years ago. I say "fix-up" in the subject line because my car wasn't in bad enough shape to need to restore. However, when I think about all I've done maybe a restoration is somewhat accurate.

Anyway, I will post a before and after pic. Then please let me know if anyone is interested in what I have done to it. If so, I'll post some more and we'll see where it goes. I've done almost all of the work myself (mostly body work), so I've learned a few things.

Before:
http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/af189/Mrkuhns/ ...

After:
http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/af189/Mrkuhns/ ...

Mike Kuhns

Mike Kuhns; 1964 Impala 4 Door Sport Sedan, 283, 3 Speed.


 
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space66 
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01-10-17 06:12 PM - Post#2670506    
    In response to MRKuhns

nice work, looks great!

1966 impala convertible 283*pg-396*th350


 
paintman 
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01-10-17 06:42 PM - Post#2670512    
    In response to MRKuhns

With the product technology available today, body and paint work is not that difficult. In my younger days I taught night classes at a local Vocational School in Berea, Ohio. This was actually my most rewarding life experience.

I had a local dentist that had his 68 Impala Convertible that he drove throughout med school. He would drive it to class every Tuesday evening and we used it as a actual demo to what I was teaching that evening. Ranged from panel replacement to custom rust repair using sheet metal and actual lead finishing as well as basic body filler repair procedures.

I owned a Collision Facility in the area and had no problem getting manufacturer reps to come and demo their products.

I only wish I could energize the younger ones in my area to come to my shop and learn the trade. They however have other interests and goals. Unfortunately I believe this trade will fall by the wayside in the coming years.
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Rich



1962 Chevy Impala Convertible 283 Auto
1964 Impala SS Coupe 327 250 Auto
2010 Mustang GT Convertible 5 speed


 
gofastwclass 
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01-10-17 07:13 PM - Post#2670518    
    In response to paintman

Nice car.

  • paintman Said:
I only wish I could energize the younger ones in my area to come to my shop and learn the trade. They however have other interests and goals. Unfortunately I believe this trade will fall by the wayside in the coming years.




Sadly I agree with you Paintman. When I young I wanted to absorb as much knowledge as I possibly could about custom cars. I learned from a lot of older cats and wouldn't have the knowledge I have today without spending years looking over their shoulders.

During the summer I go to cruises several times a week and I'm typically the or one of the youngest guys with a car in attendance. Most of the guys younger than me (I'm in my early 40's) like imports or don't care about cars at all beyond basic transit.

1961 Impala mild custom build

I build my own stuff...


 
rrausch 
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01-11-17 03:05 PM - Post#2670601    
    In response to paintman

  • paintman Said:
...........I had a local dentist that had his 68 Impala Convertible that he drove throughout med school. He would drive it to class every Tuesday evening and we used it as a actual demo to what I was teaching that evening...........



I wish I could bring my car over every Tues evening!!

1953 210 Convertible, 261 with dual Carter YF 966S carbs, P.S., Remote Bendix P.B. Booster... shade-tree restoration about done.




 
Chevrobert 
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01-11-17 03:15 PM - Post#2670603    
    In response to MRKuhns

Looks good.



Bob
'64 Impala SS
'77 Pontiac Ventura SJ
('91 Olds Cutlas Cruiser SL)
Ain't to proud to think out loud.


 
maddog1949 
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01-12-17 09:17 PM - Post#2670866    
    In response to Chevrobert

Nice work.



 
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