STEVE POLLARD

1969 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 427 PROJECT

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What did you use for new steel on the inner wheel well?  

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I didn't do the inner wheel well work..... Jeff and his team at Penn-Dutch did the work..... he is a member here, so he might chime in....

 

 

Steve

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Just an update from last year.... slow going ( health issues ) but making some progress. I ended up removing the fenders and coating the inside with POR-15.... the firewall,  radiator support , headlight buckets and support brackets were all painted. Remounted the fenders & realigned them as well. Basically I want to finish the front end and go thru all the mechanical's and get the Impala running before moving onto paint. Since the Impala came to me in boxes, I just want to make sure that I have everything and nothing is damage. Slow process but I enjoy it !

 

Steve

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Steve, Hope you are doing feeling better. Really nice work on the Chevy. Slow is good. John

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I really love that car! Doing an awesome job. My first car was a 1966 Impala Super Sport 327. I believe it had a 275 hp motor.

 

I bought it when I was 17, and I would say that the car was maybe slightly better than your car in it's pre-restoration condition. I paid $200...but that was in 1976. Car was sold a year or two after I bought it, but I still have the original hub caps.

 

Thanks for sharing your pics. That thing will look great when you're done.

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Thanks James.... My other '69 Impala is the 327, but it's the 235HP version...

 

 

Steve

 

 

 

 

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John, approximately 2455 of the SS427 package were manufactured... not sure if there is a break down of how many 427 full size were produced for model year 1969.... ( Impala, Caprice, Biscayne, Bel Air, Wagons: Brookwood, Townsman, Kingswood )

 

Steve

 

* Note -  Just found some more info...

 

L-72   ( 427 / 425 )    546 produced

 

L-36  ( 427 / 390 )    5582 produced

 

LS-1  ( 427 / 335 )  18308 produced

 

 

 

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Bumper and lower valence installed & aligned .... I'm in the process of refurbishing the grill which is specific to the SS model.

 

Steve 

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What a great car.  If you are looking for any additional parts, I know of about 5 of them in a junkyard here in Virginia (Not  SS427's, of course).

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I might take you up on that....I'm missing the "catch support bracket", it's the bracket that is located under the hood latch plate ( vertical bracket in picture ) I have a friend looking in his stash of parts... if he comes up empty, I'll contact you via pm.

 

Thanks !

 

Steve

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Steve, sounds good.  Our next trip to the yard is Sep 11th.

 

-Chris

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Nice !   Looks like it's basically identical to the '69 model with the exception of the front clip and rear bumper.... the dash is identical as well !

 

 

Steve

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Started with refurbishing of the front grill.....a lot of taping, but worth the results, one more head light bucket and then I'll install them on the SS.

 

Some pictures.......

 

Steve

 

 

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