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Username Post: 1960 impala conv onepiece floor        (Topic#346898)
convman1960 
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08-30-17 11:18 AM - Post#2706155    

Hi all, i have started my resto on a 60 conv. i have had it 26 years and its time to fix every thing that needs it, so far im working on getting the inner rockers out and it is quite an experience
the car is stripped and drives side floor is out , and it hasnt been easy, the previous owner had put tar on the floor and covered with tarpaper so it is had to work with, there is a lot of rust in the lower cowl and infront of the rockers but have it cut out just have to fab some parts to replace anyway just thought i would post this here, if anyone has done this any input would be appreciated



 


convman1960 
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09-03-17 03:45 PM - Post#2706603    
    In response to convman1960

well i have the floor out most of the braces have the metal stripped of now just a couple spot welds and floor part will be done removing, then i will tackle the inner rockers , after that is all done i will then be putting in the one piece floor, it has been a lot of work , and still more to come but i am happy with the progress. i dont know if anyone even cares to hear this, but will post anyway

later gatorz


hi all i just got my onepiece underseat pan today it has the pockets for the convertible the ones i had bought originally did not so i will put those on ebay or craigs list i started fitting it and found it is 3/4 inches to wide so i will trim it on both sides to fit, i will let you know about everything else as far as fitment for this pan over and out for now





Edited by convman1960 on 09-11-17 04:13 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
convman1960 
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10-18-17 08:12 AM - Post#2711242    
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Hi all, well rockers are on and just got the floor in everying is getting welded in and i must say getting the floor in was easier than I expected, but with no top it made it easier , now i need to put some more bracing in and then on to the rotisserie ( i bought the floor braces and rotisserie over 20 years ago and just now getting to using all this stuff ) I must admit putting it on the rotisseri is causing some stress, i would hate to drop it, but my mounting points are solid so i should be ok, but nerve racking none the less well im out for now, more welding to do
Later gators



 
62sedan 
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10-18-17 11:56 AM - Post#2711261    
    In response to convman1960

Sounds like you've got it all under control!!

How about treating us to some progress pictures? We all love to gawk!!

Chuck






 
convman1960 
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10-18-17 03:42 PM - Post#2711282    
    In response to 62sedan

look like the only way to do pics is to pay!



 
raycow 
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10-18-17 07:22 PM - Post#2711306    
    In response to convman1960

You can put your pics on an image hosting site and link to them. This is free of charge (NOT PHOTOBUCKET!). Instructions for doing this are here:
https://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?ti...

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
convman1960 
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10-19-17 02:09 PM - Post#2711388    
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http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1309/13763045/247...
before I started, pic taken in 2001 by chevy thunder photographer Matt sprouse, looks good but floor are getting bad I origanly finish the 1st resto in 86 the cars was bought in 82



 
convman1960 
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10-19-17 02:15 PM - Post#2711389    
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http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1309/13763045/247...

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1309/13763045/247...

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1309/13763045/247...

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1309/13763045/247...

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1309/13763045/247...



 
convman1960 
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10-19-17 02:16 PM - Post#2711390    
    In response to convman1960

I'm bad about taking pictures , I just start working and forget but here are the ones I have , thanks for the help on posting pics



 
62sedan 
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10-19-17 03:03 PM - Post#2711399    
    In response to convman1960

That's a nice looking convertible. Good luck on the continued restoration.... and thanks for sharing the pictures.

Chuck






 
convman1960 
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10-19-17 04:25 PM - Post#2711407    
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Thanks Chuck, it was born white, but i made it red and i liked that but im thinking of painting it lemans blue , or maybe something else who knows as it is hard to get away from the red



 
cahartley 
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10-19-17 09:53 PM - Post#2711444    
    In response to convman1960

Wonderful.......
Before you weld in the floor pan do yourself a favor and make SURE the front seat will have enough clearance over the tunnel when it is fully forward.
Don't ask me how I know........but I wasn't there at the time.......

www.youtube.com/cahartley7


 
convman1960 
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11-23-17 06:27 PM - Post#2715518    
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well I have been busy with building a body cart and I got it done the other day. today I got the frame removed , it is quite a job for a 65 yo man
by his self but I did it , it was dark when Ifinally got it pulled out of the garage though I would post a couple pics, if I can remember how lol
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1309/13763045/inb...
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1309/13763045/inb...
well hope I did it right any way this old man is tired so later Gators




 
convman1960 
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11-23-17 06:35 PM - Post#2715519    
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hope this works im off




Edited by convman1960 on 11-23-17 06:37 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
convman1960 
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04-08-18 11:58 AM - Post#2730346    
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Hi Guys its been cold and i dont have a lot of insulation im my shop so I havent been out there much but i did all the work on my frame and just got it painted , i have started putting the front suspension here are a few pics, now to save some money to move on lol I am sure you know what i mean



Edited by convman1960 on 04-08-18 12:25 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
convman1960 
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04-08-18 12:34 PM - Post#2730353    
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well I screwed the pooch on the last picture try so here I go agaihttp://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1309/13763045... people and computers) http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1309/13763045/inb...
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1309/13763045/inb...
I hope this work



Edited by convman1960 on 04-08-18 12:42 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
convman1960 
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04-08-18 12:45 PM - Post#2730354    
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why are my pictures so small, im useing picture trail, never mind i fiqured it out




Edited by convman1960 on 04-08-18 12:54 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
convman1960 
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04-08-18 12:52 PM - Post#2730356    
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http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1309/13763045/247...
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1309/13763045/247...



 
DonSSDD 
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04-08-18 05:26 PM - Post#2730393    
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63 Pontiac Parisienne Sport Coupe(CDN Chev mechanically (409, 4 speed),62 Bel Air SC (sold), 59 El Camino (sold), 62 Bel Air SC(sold), 63 SWC Vette (sold),
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DonSSDD 
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04-08-18 05:27 PM - Post#2730394    
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Looking good.


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convman1960 
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04-15-18 11:58 AM - Post#2731043    
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I got my tie rod ends and put them together and debating painting them but i know that when the car goes for alignment they will mess up the paint. I was wondering if you guys had any thoughts on that
thanks ahead of time



 
convman1960 
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04-24-18 12:33 PM - Post#2732045    
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frame is a roller again.
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1309/13763045/247...
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1309/13763045/247...
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1309/13763045/247...



 
convman1960 
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04-29-18 09:42 AM - Post#2732530    
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I put the body on the twirler heres are some pics
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1309/13763045/247...
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1309/13763045/247...
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1309/13763045/247...



 
convman1960 
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06-28-20 05:13 PM - Post#2797406    
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Hello All I havent posted in a while, i had a knee replacement that went horribly wrong! It got infected and they did five surgeries to clean out the infection, it didnt work so they pulled the knee impalant out and put a spacer in its place then shipped me to a nursing home for eightweeksf or till the infection was gone , high powered anti biotics 4 times a day finally did the trick! went to the same hospital and doc got a new implant and low and behold it got infected again they kept trying to get the incision to close but it wouldnt so the had to send me to another hospital for a skin muscle flap to close it , they started to do it but the doctor saw the amount of infection and called the ortho guy from that hospital, I of course was out on the table but he went and told my wife that they may have to take my leg but they would try, the infection had me very sick
but they saved the leg and i will be on antibiotics for life but i still have my leg. that put me down for about 2 years ,now im back on the 60 and hope to post more in the following months hope i didnt bore you but if you are thinking of a replace ment check out everythine really well first





 
JayChicago 
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06-28-20 06:27 PM - Post#2797413    
    In response to convman1960

Ugh! Sorry to hear what you have had to endure. A two year long nightmare! But glad to see you back here, and back on the Chevy. Take it slow in the garage. No hurry, the car will wait for you to work at your own comfortable pace.



 
PLS 
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06-29-20 07:41 AM - Post#2797435    
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WOW, sorry to hear of all that you have been though for the past couple of years but it seems that you are on the road to recovery now.

Take it easy on that knee, the



Edited by PLS on 06-29-20 07:45 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Hobart 
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06-30-20 07:49 PM - Post#2797591    
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Wow, you really went thru hell! Glad you're on the mend. Ease back in at a comfortable pace, good luck!

Bill

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