Almost finished in the engine bay.

She’s Alive!!!

She is alive and runs!

It was nice to get the engine running again after it was stripped, refurbished and rebuilt. Before we tried to start it we had turned it over without the distributor to get oil and fuel where it needed to be.

She sounds lovely on open headers but we will be fabricating and fitting the new stainless exhaust before she is back on the road.

 

The engine is now nearly ready to be started. Not much more to do under here.

Engine Nearly Finished

17th August 2015

Engine is nearly finished. We may be able to start her up tomorrow. We will keep you updated.

Now it is fitted the axle looks like new.

Rear Suspension Sorted

14th August 2015

The rear suspension has been re-furbished. Not many new parts were needed, it was mainly just bringing out the former glory of this lovely impala by restoring them.

The back end in primer ready for a bit of paint.

Back End and Underneath Painted

10th July 2015

The underneath of the impala got a wash down. It was in amazing condition for a vehicle of this age. Essentially rust free.  We then proceeded to coat the underneath with stone-chip it took a whole eight litres. It then took about four litres of chassis black on top of this.

This should stop the ravages of the British weather for years to come.

The rear end also got primed and a coat of 2k black on the awkward bits. We also primed the Rh wing (fender) whilst we were at it.

Impala now turned around ready for the rear end to be stripped down.

Back to Front

The impala has now been turned around in the work bay.

The front end is all but buttoned down just awaiting a few final parts, so it is time to start work on the rear end.

Right hand doors painted internally and re-hung

Painted the RH Door Shuts

The right hand side is now catching up with the left hand side paint wise.

Door shuts and the inside of the doors are now black.

These lovely header were worth the wait.

More Engine Bay Work

Bolted some new parts into the engine bay.

Looks more complete now.

Lovely new and Shiny Bits

The collection of new and re-furbished shiny parts is growing.

Can’t wait till the car is painted and we can get these bits bolted back on.

From this angle it is starting to look like Dean Winchesters car

Paint Starting To Go On!!!

It is really good to finally be getting some black paint on the impala.

We are handling doing all of the door shuts, inside of doors and trunk (boot) and hood (bonnet).  We will then pass it on to the professional paint shop to get the outside up to standard.

The doors were painted off the car and re-fitted after painting.

Hope you like the pictures

Restoration – 14th July 2015

Good progress over the last couple of days. Lots of parts now going back on and it is starting to look like a Proper car and engine bay again.

Radiator cowl back on

Radiator cowl back on

Engine with the engine manifold back on

Engine with the engine manifold back on

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Inner wing back on and air-con radiator

Inner wing back on and air-con radiator

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Inner wing back on and air-con radiator

Inner wing back on and air-con radiator

Brake Hub rebuilt and assebled

Brake Hub rebuilt and assebled

Lots of shiny refurbished parts going back on

Lots of shiny refurbished parts going back on

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