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Username Post: Borderbum's 67 4 door HT ls build        (Topic#345862)
Borderbum.SS 
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07-06-17 08:40 PM - Post#2699035    

First off this is not a Metalicar replica... but I have a high respect for those that do because that 67 Impala crowd is very knowledgeable about that year and I have got tons of information from them....

I am building my Grandma's car...67 Impala Hardtop top maroon with black vinyl top....but most of the setup will be like the supernatural impala..because I love how they pulled such a hotrod out of that car...

[image][/image] This was my grandma's car..., my mom said it was the fastest car she had ever driven...327 car...but mom is mom....slow driver at best....The only reason why they got rid of the car was because it didn't have an air conditioner...

Jeff
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1969 Chevelle
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Borderbum.SS 
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07-06-17 08:46 PM - Post#2699036    
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10 years ago this car could be found running for $800 ....the show has changed that....

My project [image][/image]
This is how I found her.... trunk floor shot, rear quarters shot, but floorboards really nice

Jeff
1967 Impala 4dr hardtop
1969 Chevelle
1970 Nova 396 SS


 
Borderbum.SS 
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07-06-17 08:48 PM - Post#2699037    
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[image][/image]

After getting her on the trailer I noticed the 12 bolt and sway bar... big plusses

Jeff
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1969 Chevelle
1970 Nova 396 SS


 
Borderbum.SS 
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07-06-17 08:56 PM - Post#2699038    
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[image][/image]

I want to use this car to do the Hot Rod Power Tour next year....so I have almost a year exactly.. I would like to put a 5.3 ls in this ride for the reliability, Fuel milage and ease of driving...

So I started getting stuff to work...Lots of wd 40, PB blaster went into the door mechanisms to get them to work properly.... [image][/image]
Rear springs were changed [image][/image]

Monroe air shocks added with new springs [image][/image]


Jeff
1967 Impala 4dr hardtop
1969 Chevelle
1970 Nova 396 SS


 
Borderbum.SS 
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07-06-17 09:20 PM - Post#2699040    
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[image][/image]

Got the rear door on, but I still did not like the rear stance with roller tires on it...

Jeff
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1969 Chevelle
1970 Nova 396 SS


 
Borderbum.SS 
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07-06-17 09:23 PM - Post#2699041    
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Still hating the stance...maybe .5 inches of clearance...Monroe Air shocks also are not measuring up to the fully extended length as advertised... [image][/image]

Jeff
1967 Impala 4dr hardtop
1969 Chevelle
1970 Nova 396 SS


 
Borderbum.SS 
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07-06-17 09:25 PM - Post#2699042    
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[image][/image]

Car was only on the road for 9 years...maybe 10 if it came out in 66...according to the plates...

So this is probably her first night under cover in 40 years....

Jeff
1967 Impala 4dr hardtop
1969 Chevelle
1970 Nova 396 SS


Edited by Borderbum.SS on 07-06-17 09:25 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Borderbum.SS 
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07-06-17 09:30 PM - Post#2699043    
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[image][/image] as I stated in hate the monroe shocks..as in this first pic....so...I ordered the gabrial high jacker air shocks.

[image][/image] 1.5 inches above the monroe. I am happy now with the back....

Front springs and monroe shocks arrived today, but I did not have the spring compressor today, so I worked on my shop adding plug ins...

Jeff
1967 Impala 4dr hardtop
1969 Chevelle
1970 Nova 396 SS


 
Borderbum.SS 
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07-06-17 09:37 PM - Post#2699044    
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I already bought the adapter plates from the ls master on this site and many other sites...

I started this thread to keep up with my progress, and to use it for help when I start getting the ls ready for install and wiring...

I want to seal the car, so I want to get the trunk floors, back window channel, and 1 small front windshield channel spot taken care of, so I can put the glass back in...back window isn't bad, but needs total about 3 inches all together of welding...

Ordered trunk pans, front wheels and tires, lug nuts, and small stuff so the ups guy is going to know my long driveway well....

Jeff
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1969 Chevelle
1970 Nova 396 SS


 
Borderbum.SS 
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07-06-17 09:41 PM - Post#2699045    
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Needing a passenger side fender, I know of one, just buried in dense forest on the car right now...hoping to find one off the car soon.

My hood is in pretty good shape, needs a little work, but pretty good..

I'm going to put led lighting all around..headlights too..

Jeff
1967 Impala 4dr hardtop
1969 Chevelle
1970 Nova 396 SS


 
BigDogSS 
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07-06-17 09:55 PM - Post#2699047    
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Awesome! Post a picture of the cowl tag and we can decode it for you.

    1967 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible - Ermine White C1
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07-07-17 05:03 AM - Post#2699063    
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I love 4 dr ht's. Looking forward to your project.

1967 Belair - perfect floor, frame and pinchwelds. Oh boy.


 
Borderbum.SS 
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07-07-17 09:09 AM - Post#2699092    
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[image][/image]

Front passenger side coil Spring with the new one. I am thinking that they were decent, but I want to drive this on the Hot Rod Power Tour...so I would rather replace now...

Jeff
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1969 Chevelle
1970 Nova 396 SS


 
Borderbum.SS 
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07-13-17 06:40 PM - Post#2699998    
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[image][/image]

For those that don't know....this is the coil Spring compressor you need for the front 2 springs. Not the 2 piece systems.

Jeff
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1969 Chevelle
1970 Nova 396 SS


 
Borderbum.SS 
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07-13-17 06:53 PM - Post#2700006    
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[image][/image]

Passenger side lowered spring in. Granted no fender, hood, motor, transmission, and the driver's side tire is bigger.. but it lowered the car on the passenger side 3/4 of an inch. I didn't put the new shocks on because I still need to clean up the suspension, new bushings and paint...

Jeff
1967 Impala 4dr hardtop
1969 Chevelle
1970 Nova 396 SS


Edited by Borderbum.SS on 07-13-17 07:02 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Borderbum.SS 
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07-13-17 07:07 PM - Post#2700011    
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[image][/image]

Can't see too well here...I'll have better pics this weekend till I get the other front spring etc installed.

Jeff
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1969 Chevelle
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Borderbum.SS 
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07-13-17 07:13 PM - Post#2700013    
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[image][/image]


Again, I am NOT building a Supernatural car...but am am using lots of the ideas they have used . And they have helped me tons with 67s.

Jeff
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1969 Chevelle
1970 Nova 396 SS


 
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07-13-17 07:23 PM - Post#2700015    
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[image][/image] [image][/image]

Jeff
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07-14-17 07:37 AM - Post#2700060    
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LSx power? Do you plan to go with the 1969-82 Vette or 1969-70 big car disc brake setup on your 1967? Both designs use the same spindle.

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  • VintageCarryall Said:
LSx power? Do you plan to go with the 1969-82 Vette or 1969-70 big car disc brake setup on your 1967? Both designs use the same spindle.




I will say now, I have not looked specifically, but I do not want to go away from 15" wheels. I most likely have 69 or 70 cars to chose from for disk brakes. I was most likely going to look at what has worked for everyone else.

I am almost done replacing shocks and springs and tires and wheels to test ride heights to see if I like etc... next phase is to seal up the car...few rust spots on the window ledge on back window...get new windshield, put back glass back in....is my next phase...

Looking for 5.3 motor and 4l80e most likely.

Your ideas are more than welcome for brakes etc...

Jeff
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1969 Chevelle
1970 Nova 396 SS


 
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07-16-17 03:08 PM - Post#2700262    
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[image][/image]

Both front springs are in. Put the new tires and wheels on because I was tired of airing the others up all the time to move it....

Jeff
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1969 Chevelle
1970 Nova 396 SS


 
Borderbum.SS 
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07-16-17 03:11 PM - Post#2700263    
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[image][/image]

The rear tires and wheels come in this week. I'll have a taller tire in the rear..so that should help the stance some....mind you no motor/transmission, hood, and passenger fender etc....

Jeff
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1969 Chevelle
1970 Nova 396 SS


 
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07-17-17 02:01 PM - Post#2700366    
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Yes, the 69/70 brakes is a good way to go. I have them on my car and it stops like a modern car.

Don't worry about the ride height until the car is assembled. Keep the old springs because I've heard complaints that some of the aftermarket springs provide too stiff of a ride.

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Edited by BigDogSS on 07-17-17 02:11 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
VintageCarryall 
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07-18-17 12:15 AM - Post#2700424    
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  • Borderbum.SS Said:
  • VintageCarryall Said:
LSx power? Do you plan to go with the 1969-82 Vette or 1969-70 big car disc brake setup on your 1967? Both designs use the same spindle.




I will say now, I have not looked specifically, but I do not want to go away from 15" wheels. I most likely have 69 or 70 cars to chose from for disk brakes. I was most likely going to look at what has worked for everyone else.

I am almost done replacing shocks and springs and tires and wheels to test ride heights to see if I like etc... next phase is to seal up the car...few rust spots on the window ledge on back window...get new windshield, put back glass back in....is my next phase...

Looking for 5.3 motor and 4l80e most likely.

Your ideas are more than welcome for brakes etc...



No issues with that since Vettes and disc brake big cars already had 15 inchers from the factory.

1994 Dodge Caravan SWB 3.3L V6
1962 Studebaker Lark 4 door 350 Chevy/TH350



 
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