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#1 Ron35369

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:25 PM

I found time tonight to put the finishing touches on the 60 Impala convertible that I got from Ebay as a rebuilder. I painted it in HOK Sherwood green pearl. Hope you enjoy.

 

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:26 AM

Very nice build!

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:13 AM

A real beauty.  Classy looking and love the color.  Yes!



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:41 AM

That green is gorgeous. Wow!



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:51 AM

Great color really pops on it. very nice build...



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:09 AM

Very nice.

 

 

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:30 PM

Love the green!!!



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:31 PM

looks good with those wheels



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:45 PM

Were backup lights optional back then? I see some photos with the center taillight white, some photos with it red.



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

I'm no expert on this matter but I think back-up lights became mandatory in 1966 on American autos.



#11 Ron35369

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:53 PM

Back up lights were standard on the Impalas from 58 on. I chose to customize by replacing the back up light with a third tail light.



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:41 AM

Very nice job!  It's not as easy of a conversion to make this kit into a convertible as you would think.  I built one thinking it would only need using the '59 convertible's roof and windshield frame.  It turns out you need the valence between the trunk and the rear window too.  The trunks are different lengths, and the hard top's is not as flat as the convertible's.  The rear seats are different as well.


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:44 AM

Fine looking Impala!



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:45 PM

Very pretty, The colour really stands out, Have you got any "Before" pics of it? It looks very nice.


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#15 Ron35369

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:14 AM

Thanks for the great comments. James, I didn't even think to take before pics as I was anxious to start on this one. It was put together with minimal glue & no paint on anything. Bruce, this one was always a convertible so I didn't have too much work involved. It was missing the conv. boot & I swiped one from a Monogram 59 Impala that fit perfectly. I also used the 59 steering wheel & column & continental kit.



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:38 AM

Beautiful re-build Ron! Great color!

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:58 AM

The green is sparkly and gorgeous.  Love this great model.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:48 PM

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Georgeous Green Ron!!

I like what You did with the rebuild!!

"EVERYTHING" about it is great!!

Thank You for sharing!!

Later

Russ

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:27 PM

I love this Green !