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About PLS

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  1. Thank you Walter and all who have offered their ideas. It has been a huge help. I started out really wanting to keep the car as original as I possibly could but when I consider the big picture there are going to be a lot of things that want be original anyway because some things are passed saving or restoring, complete interior, paint, front windshield, wiring, weather seals, etc. I checked into Inline Tube & Classic Tube that TexRiv_63 suggested and it looks like I can replace them for around $150 - $180. That is cheep compared to the time, money, limb or life should there be a failure. Thank all of you very much. PLS PS Headed to the paint shop in a couple of weeks and still need help with my post April 20th, "1960 Chevy Impala trim installation".
  2. I apologize for being so late in thanking everyone for your input to the brake and fuel line question that I posted (had some pressing business to take care of first). There is some very good advice and as soon as I have time I will pursue that advice. Again thank you all very much. PLS
  3. I have a '60 Chevy Impala 2 door hard top that I bought in '62 and have been in the restoration phase more years than I like to admit but in the last year I have got serious and I am about a month from the paint stage. I am about to tackle the job of cleaning and shining the brake and fuel lines and would like to know if anyone has this task under their belt. I know that I could buy new lines but I am trying to keep the car as original as I can. I thought that the lines were stainless steel but they are steel of some kind. Before trying to sand, clean or polish I wanted to know what to do because after all this time they have not rusted only gotten dirty from around 20 years of driving. Is there a coating on them that I could take off by sanding or brushing which would allow them to rust later? Any help would be appreciated. Also I posted about trying to reinstall some trim above the side windows about 4 weeks ago and it is down on page 4 or 5 now and it is listed as "1960 Chevy Impala trim installation". If you would take a look and see what I have posted about that and if you know anyone that may know anyone that could help please reply. PLS
  4. This is my first post so please be patience with me. I was introduced to the forum by Winter Lane of after sending him the following question, "how to install roof drip scalp molding on 1960 Chevy Impala". I bought my 1960 Chevy Impala back in Sept. 1962 and now I am in the process of restoring it back to the way it was when I purchased it. I have removed all of the trim molding. All of the other trim removal/installation is pretty straight forward. The pieces in question are the roof panel side molding and the roof drip scalp molding. The roof panel side molding snaps into the drip rail and the roof drip scalp molding snaps over the drip rail and hold the panel side molding in place. I am close to the paint phase and before I have it painted I wanted to make a dry run of reinstalling the two pieces of molding so I would know what to expect when installing it after the paint goes on and avoid damaging the new paint. I got the first piece, the roof panel side molding, back on with out any trouble but I have not been too successful in getting the drip scalp molding back on. I tried a rubber mallet very lightly but it wants to leave light marks on it and I tried to make a tool to help snap it in place but it caused a small dimple and I abandoned that idea. Now I would like to know if anyone out there has ever removed this molding and reinstalled it and if you have would you like to help. This may be very confusing but I took all the terminology from the "1959-1960 Chevrolet Passenger Car Shop Manual Supplement" I have included some pictures (I hope they make it to the post), this area is directly above the passenger vent window. One of the pictures shows the drip scalp molding partially installed. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for any help that you may be able to give me. PLS