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Username Post: Let's see your rides ???        (Topic#290447)
djinva 
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Loc: Dublin, Virginia
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01-20-15 06:22 PM - Post#2516529    
    In response to djinva

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Here are a couple more.



 
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Chevy 4 Life 
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01-20-15 07:04 PM - Post#2516538    
    In response to djinva

I have a 61 Impala 4dr HT that looks just like your Belair and the same color. Great looking cars



 
djinva 
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01-20-15 08:27 PM - Post#2516555    
    In response to Chevy 4 Life

  • Chevy 4 Life Said:
I have a 61 Impala 4dr HT that looks just like your Belair and the same color. Great looking cars



Thanks, Post some photos of yours. I love this car, we have driven 20k miles in the last 3 years. 3 long haul power tours. 5.7 out of a wrecked boat, 700r4, disc brakes, vintage a/c, steering box from a 96 Caprice Police Car. Console with a floor shifter out of an Olds Bravada. 18-20 mpg. I would ride it anywhere.



 
Duntov 
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01-23-15 11:02 AM - Post#2517333    
    In response to DOC396

When I saw the Blue '62 Chevy 2-door sedan, I thought it was a photograph of my '62 Bel Air 2-door sedan. Then I realized that Bel Air is blue and mine is Surf Green, with a 327 crossed flag emblems on the front fenders. My '62 Bel Air 2-door sedan also has a factory B-W T-10 4-speed. I have not tried to post a photo of my '62 Bel Air 2-door sedan.

According to the former owner, my '62 Bel Air 2-door sedan was used in two 1964 episodes of "Route 66" TV series in 1964. He gave me a black and white photograph of my '62 Bel Air that was taken on a Chevrolet Dealership OK used car lot in Oklahoma City. The photograph was taken on the day he purchased it in 1965. It has the mostly original Surf Green paint with a new Ciadella interior.



Edited by Duntov on 01-23-15 11:25 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Chevy 4 Life 
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01-23-15 11:31 AM - Post#2517341    
    In response to djinva

My car has a similar set up with a 68 350 along with built 700r4, CPP disc brakes and new Global West front end. Good luck and enjoy those beautiful cars.



 
missisippiburning 
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01-23-15 07:21 PM - Post#2517465    
    In response to Duntov

http://www.pbase.com/james35/image/1587412 01 not sure if I did this right apologies if I did not

it is what it is


 
Vincenzo 
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02-19-15 08:59 AM - Post#2524636    
    In response to Tony

My 62 SS

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frankthetank 
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02-19-15 09:06 AM - Post#2524640    
    In response to Vincenzo

Looks awsome with the skinny whites.

1963 Chevrolet impala sport coupe
2006 Chevrolet silverado crew cab 2wd


 
Chevy 4 Life 
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02-19-15 04:05 PM - Post#2524714    
    In response to frankthetank

Love the Ole Skool supreme wheels with the whites!!!



 
Vincenzo 
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02-26-15 09:36 AM - Post#2526351    
    In response to frankthetank

Thank you guys...the whites were my first add on after purchasing car. Since then I added vintage air, polished radiator with dual electric fans, a new stereo system to replace the 20 year old cassette player with cd player in trunk, and various minor things. It is an older restoration but the last guy who owned it for 10+ years never drove it much at all and and everything is tight including paint and stock interior redo. Love it.



Edited by Vincenzo on 02-26-15 09:53 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Shake-N-Bake 
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03-27-15 05:14 PM - Post#2534589    
    In response to cowfarmer350

Here is our '61 Bel Air. It's our dad's car which he purchased new in May of 1961. Built in Los Angeles, purchased in Tucson AZ. We recently restored it for him....took me 12 months. I had to replace the floors, rockers, quarter panels and trunk well. Original 348 with 3 on the tree.

The original front seat and steering wheel are long gone so we now have an Impala seat with Bel Air pattern and a '64 Bel Air steering wheel. Most other stuff was put back to represent how the car originally looked when it was new.

Our dad worked at the Chevrolet dealership when he bought the car and had the side trim painted two days later. The infill was white originally, but he had it painted red to match the interior so we did the same during the restoration. We also went with thin line whitewalls vs the wide whites because we like the look better.

Just a base 348 250hp manual trans car but it rides nice.

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At the shop where the trim was straightened and polished. Also re-chromed the bumpers


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Chevy 4 Life 
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03-27-15 06:38 PM - Post#2534618    
    In response to Shake-N-Bake

I have a 61 Impala 4dr HT, but boy do I love your big brother too mine. It sure looks classy with a lot of love and tenderness. My 9 year old daughter wants my 61 when I die, she loves the vroom vroom sound, so she says, Lol!



 
Shake-N-Bake 
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03-27-15 08:08 PM - Post#2534655    
    In response to Chevy 4 Life

  • Chevy 4 Life Said:
I have a 61 Impala 4dr HT, but boy do I love your big brother too mine. It sure looks classy with a lot of love and tenderness. My 9 year old daughter wants my 61 when I die, she loves the vroom vroom sound, so she says, Lol!



I really like the 4dr hardtop cars...great for a family. It's a bit of a squeeze if my kids want to ride along with us in the car. My daughter is 16 and my son is 22 so they aren't little any longer.

I saw a nice '56 4 dr hardtop last weekend that was really nice. Would love to have one of those...




 
Aussie_Chevy_Nut 
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04-02-15 03:39 PM - Post#2536255    
    In response to Tony

Hi Guys,
this is my '62 Impala convertible that I did a ground up restoration on it way back finishing in 1990. I have owned it since 1984. The car still looks like this now. That was back before the internet, digital photography, and plentiful restoration parts. Note also that here in Australia we had to convert the steering to right hand drive. Fortunately we don't have to do that any more.
This is a pretty rare car down under. Thanks, John

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Shake-N-Bake 
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04-02-15 08:41 PM - Post#2536322    
    In response to Aussie_Chevy_Nut

  • Aussie_Chevy_Nut Said:
Hi Guys,
this is my '62 Impala convertible that I did a ground up restoration on it way back finishing in 1990. I have owned it since 1984. The car still looks like this now. That was back before the internet, digital photography, and plentiful restoration parts. Note also that here in Australia we had to convert the steering to right hand drive. Fortunately we don't have to do that any more.
This is a pretty rare car down under. Thanks, John



Very nice! Thanks for posting photos. I've never seen a RH drive except for sketches in the assembly manual. A car like yours would be pretty rare in the U.S. as well...:) I didn't realize the vent windows were manual on the power window models...makes sense now that I think about it though...

Super cool pics.




 
Carl1962 
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04-03-15 01:45 AM - Post#2536361    
    In response to Aussie_Chevy_Nut

Looking good John, I'm a bit surprised you hadn't posted photos of your beautiful convert yet. Cheers mate, Carl

Cheers, Carl.

1962 SS Impala Sports Coupe

http://s465.photobucket.com/albums/rr18/1956Carlo s...


 
frankthetank 
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Loc: Lodi California
Reg: 02-22-11
04-03-15 07:30 AM - Post#2536420    
    In response to Shake-N-Bake

  • Shake-N-Bake Said:
Here is our '61 Bel Air. It's our dad's car which he purchased new in May of 1961. Built in Los Angeles, purchased in Tucson AZ. We recently restored it for him....took me 12 months. I had to replace the floors, rockers, quarter panels and trunk well. Original 348 with 3 on the tree.

The original front seat and steering wheel are long gone so we now have an Impala seat with Bel Air pattern and a '64 Bel Air steering wheel. Most other stuff was put back to represent how the car originally looked when it was new.

Our dad worked at the Chevrolet dealership when he bought the car and had the side trim painted two days later. The infill was white originally, but he had it painted red to match the interior so we did the same during the restoration. We also went with thin line whitewalls vs the wide whites because we like the look better.

Just a base 348 250hp manual trans car but it rides nice.

your pop has a very nice little bubble top. I've always liked these 2dr hdtp belairs, rare cars. Nice touch with the red inner side trim to👍


1963 Chevrolet impala sport coupe
2006 Chevrolet silverado crew cab 2wd


 
frankthetank 
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04-03-15 07:31 AM - Post#2536421    
    In response to Aussie_Chevy_Nut

  • Aussie_Chevy_Nut Said:
Hi Guys,
this is my '62 Impala convertible that I did a ground up restoration on it way back finishing in 1990. I have owned it since 1984. The car still looks like this now. That was back before the internet, digital photography, and plentiful restoration parts. Note also that here in Australia we had to convert the steering to right hand drive. Fortunately we don't have to do that any more.
This is a pretty rare car down under. Thanks, John


Very nice deuce👍

1963 Chevrolet impala sport coupe
2006 Chevrolet silverado crew cab 2wd


 
Aussie_Chevy_Nut 
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04-03-15 03:07 PM - Post#2536509    
    In response to Carl1962

Hi Guys,
thanks for the kind comments!
John



 
arcangelo 
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04-16-15 09:06 PM - Post#2540161    
    In response to 61belairgirl



1961 Impala 4dr Sport Sedan



 
Chevy 4 Life 
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04-17-15 07:56 AM - Post#2540269    
    In response to arcangelo

Beautiful car bud. I have a 61 Impala 4dr HT and I love it. Mine is not as shiny as yours, as I did the whole rat rod all go and no show, just 15" wheels and clear coated the patina. Keep her looking good bud.



 
62chevy427 
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04-17-15 09:53 AM - Post#2540315    
    In response to Tony

here are pics of my wife's and my cars. they range from '56 to '14.
some we have owned for 50 years.

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56 bel air,original engine,trans


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62 impala ss,original except engine (427)and wheels


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the 62 when we got married in 1970


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at a car show in 1980


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our 1965 el camino,327/4 speed


56 bel air ((since 2002)
62 impala ss (since 1965)
65 el camino (since 1969)
66 nova (since 1987)
67 malibu convertible (since 1981)
72 el camino ss454 (since 1985)
83 gmc 4wd (since 1991)
95 impala (new)
15 chevy equinox



 
62chevy427 
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04-17-15 10:06 AM - Post#2540320    
    In response to Tony

some more of our cars

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66 nova 305tpi,700r4


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67 chevelle convertible,327,400 turbo,factory ac


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72 el camino,ss454


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83 gmc 4wd,454


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95 impala


56 bel air ((since 2002)
62 impala ss (since 1965)
65 el camino (since 1969)
66 nova (since 1987)
67 malibu convertible (since 1981)
72 el camino ss454 (since 1985)
83 gmc 4wd (since 1991)
95 impala (new)
15 chevy equinox



 
Bowtie Crazy 
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05-19-15 09:58 PM - Post#2548432    
    In response to Bowtie Crazy

Well, the car is complete and Im driving it
The set is now complete!!


Heita!

HEITA!
1956 Chevy Bel Air 4dr Hardtop LQ9 4L80E RHD
1960 Chevy Impala 4dr Sport Sedan 383 T350 RHD
1964 Chevy Impala SS LQ9 4L60E RHD


 
jachary1 
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07-01-15 08:07 AM - Post#2558735    
    In response to arcangelo

Very nice car. Where did you find the trim for a 4 door?



 
womble75 
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07-06-15 01:59 PM - Post#2559846    
    In response to Bowtie Crazy

Lovely RHD conversion. The SA assembled Canadian cars would have had a RHD version of the '61 Pontiac dashboard and wipers that parked in the centre.



 
Bowtie Crazy 
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07-26-15 10:06 PM - Post#2564353    
    In response to womble75

  • womble75 Said:
Lovely RHD conversion. The SA assembled Canadian cars would have had a RHD version of the '61 Pontiac dashboard and wipers that parked in the centre.



You could be right but my dash conversion was done by a South African metal former who did a splendid work.

Heita!


HEITA!
1956 Chevy Bel Air 4dr Hardtop LQ9 4L80E RHD
1960 Chevy Impala 4dr Sport Sedan 383 T350 RHD
1964 Chevy Impala SS LQ9 4L60E RHD


 
back2chevy 
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10-31-15 04:32 PM - Post#2586020    
    In response to Bowtie Crazy

Just bought a 63 Impala 283 powerglide. The fun begins!






63 Impala 283
92 VR-4


Edited by back2chevy on 10-31-15 04:39 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Jim.Biron 
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01-12-16 08:21 AM - Post#2601540    
    In response to real61SS

  • real61SS Said:
Yellow caps are correct until late Jan. '63, after that the caps were black. My general rule is if the car had the black firewall the battery caps should be black, body color firewall would have yellow caps. No real connection there just that the battery cap color change took place about the same time as the firewall color change. Perhaps Verne will add to this





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I see two caps types One yellow with black Delco letters and one all yellow. Is one more correct then the other?


Jim
www.HudsonValleyCruise.com


 
Persnickety 
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02-09-16 05:23 PM - Post#2607781    
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