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Username Post: How are these panels called?        (Topic#344152)
j.w. 
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04-19-17 11:23 AM - Post#2687332    

Hi,

I'm having a 66 Impala which I've been working on for a several years. Maybe some of you remember the struggle I had when I started working on the Impala, as I bought him as a completely messed up donk and had many questions in 2012.

After saving money for a several years and finishing all the work I could do on my own, I finally brought him to a paint shop. Today hey gave me a call and said they have bad news after they took out the windshield and rear window.

The panels below the windshield/rear window are completely rusted through. So I need some repair panels. Can you tell me how the parts I'm looking for are called or maybe recommend me any manufacturer/ shop?

I'm living in Germany and there is no way to get those parts here, so I gonna have to pay an ugly big amount for shipping and importing taxes. This is why I try to find a shop who offers both parts. I'd also love to get some used good conditioned parts, but they are hard to get if you can't visit any junk yards. Maybe anyone of you has these parts or knows anyone who has them?

Here are some pictures of the problem areas.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ou4hm06zv4n8yi0/Fot o%201...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2j60uybds6gjh6k/Fot o%201...

I'd really be glad for any advices!

Thanks!
Jens







 
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BigDogSS 
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04-19-17 12:49 PM - Post#2687336    
    In response to j.w.

A good body guy can fabricate new front and back window channels.

If not there are parts available:
Classic Industries has the front cowl: 1966 Impala Front cowl
and rear panel above the trunk: Rear panel
Check to make sure they both have the window channel, which it what you really need.

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Edited by BigDogSS on 04-19-17 12:51 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
427SS65 
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04-19-17 11:01 PM - Post#2687407    
    In response to BigDogSS

I don't think anyone is making the window channels. Mine were made from scratch. Very time consuming.

Take a look at the photos of a good job of repair by ImpalaDave:

http://toms427impala.info/CT/66DashAreaOrigina l.pd...

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Bel Air kiwi 
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04-20-17 12:06 AM - Post#2687413    
    In response to j.w.

Hi Jens, I think you need to clean off some more paint at the rear to see how much rust is in the rear pillars as you don't want to have to do two orders.

Cheers Kiwi

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j.w. 
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04-20-17 01:30 AM - Post#2687426    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

Hi,

thanks for your response!

My paint guy told me to look for the "upper dash part" (red line in picture - what's the right term for that part?) marked in the picture, as it is important for him that the windshield sits properly. Unfortunately I couldn't find any of those dash-windshield panels so far. The front cowl part (red X in picture) will than be repaired by him.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bvl5xjderpts6fb/Unb enann...

The rear panel you posted seems to be what I need.

Thanks for the advice Kiwi, I'll check the rear pillars.

Cheers
Jens



 
leon phelps 
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04-20-17 05:19 AM - Post#2687439    
    In response to j.w.

if you join one of the facebook parts groups, there is a guy who makes both panels. He did one and has been making them ever since.



 
j.w. 
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04-20-17 05:26 AM - Post#2687441    
    In response to leon phelps

That sounds very interesting. Did you ever use any of his panels and do you know if the quality is okay and they fit well?

I don't have a facebook account anymore but I could register. Can you tell me his facebook name or a email address?

Cheers,
Jens



 
leon phelps 
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04-20-17 11:26 AM - Post#2687479    
    In response to j.w.

I have seen several before and afters with the guys panels.

cant remember his name. if you ask, someone will tell you. he was from southern california if I remember correctly.



 
j.w. 
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04-21-17 02:31 AM - Post#2687563    
    In response to leon phelps

Okay. Can you tell me the name of the group/s?

Thanks!!



 
jktucker92 
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04-21-17 08:25 AM - Post#2687591    
    In response to j.w.

I could not find any reproduction panels for the Windshield on my '66 Impala. I found a complete cowl at a junkyard that was in good shape and used it to repair my car. Most of the threads out there suggest having a new piece fabricated.



 
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