Tom's 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS
63 Impala (photo: April 2005)
Restoration phase 1 ...
Before Photos, Front Suspension, and Engine (May 1995 - April 1997)
Body, Paint, and Trim (January 1998 - January 2000)
Interior and After Restoration Photos (January 2000 - August 2004)
Restoration phase 2 ...
409 Engine Rebuild (August 2004 - April 2007)
Suspension Rebuild and Engine Compartment Detailing (October 2007 - February 2012)
409 Engine Install (February 2012 - present)


Body Style 2-door hardtop
Paint Original Ermine White (GM #936)
Re-painted with Dupont ChromaBase/Clear in 1999
Interior Red vinyl buckets w/console (trim #875)
Engine In the process of swapping in a 340HP 409 cubic inch Chevy V8
Carburetor 4 bbl Carter AFB
(although the 340HP 409 originally used a large Rochester 4GC)
Ignition Points
Exhaust Dual stock replacement pipes (2 1/2" downpipes, 2" tailpipes) and Walker Dynomax turbo mufflers
Transmission PowerGlide 2 speed automatic, floor shift
Rear Axle 8.2" 10-bolt with Positraction and 3.36:1 gears
Brakes Power front/rear drums
Steering Power (factory ram-assist style)
Factory tilt steering column
Wheels 14" x 6" steel with SS wheel covers
Tires P215/75R14 white wall
Instruments Reproduction factory style in-dash tachometer
AutoMeter "Traditional Chrome" oil pressure, temperature, and voltmeter (mounted under the dash)
Radio AM with aftermarket AM/FM converter
Speakers Mono dash and rear seat speakers with front/rear fader
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