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Car Craft Project Heavy Metal 65 Impala Pics??

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If anyone in here has any pics of this car, I would greatly appreciate seeing them. There were a number of articles from this magazine from 1992 that could possibly contain some pics. Thanks to anyone able to post any.

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I'm surprised there aren't more images available online, but maybe on CC's facebook page.

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Here's some of the parts recovered back in '03 after the car was stolen...

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The Sept. '92 CC has one article on the thing, and other back issues can be had if you really want pix.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Car-Craft-Sept-1992-2082/361877026985?hash=item54418d38a9:g:C~YAAOSw5cNYdm7b:rk:1:pf:0

Edited by Ace-Garageguy

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I remember that the magazine had extensive coverage of their work on this car. Then it was stolen while on the show tour.  

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I remember the story and CC even reported the car stolen in 94 as one of other cars taken from their storage warehouse. a 92 Buick Century kinda rings a bell. Anyway the Impala was a tribute for the Desert Storm troops if I remember correctly... I think I have some old issues of CC somewhere...

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I have the finished car artical at home and will post them Craig. Id always thought this was a very coll car in its day, be great to see it in 1;25 as nobodys seen the 1;1 since its theft.

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Very cool pics, thanks for posting them! B)

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57 minutes ago, 57peppershaker said:

Be great to see this in 1:25 as the 1:1 was stolen all those years back. 

Grab a Revell kit, find the right wheels/tires and go to it! B)

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2 hours ago, 57peppershaker said:

Wish I was that good Snake lol

None of us was born that good, and you never will be either if you don't try. B)

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16 hours ago, 57peppershaker said:

Better late than never lol

This is the finished car

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16 hours ago, 57peppershaker said:

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Awesome!! I can't thank you enough for posting these. I was a very avid reader of Car Craft and Hot Rod back then and it both broke my heart and pissed me off royally that someone felt the need to steal this car. I'm watching this issue on ebay right now and hope to pick it up in the next couple of weeks. Thanks again for posting these pics.

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15 hours ago, Snake45 said:

None of us was born that good, and you never will be either if you don't try. B)

Yeah true. Maybe stick it on my list.

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Did old cars have VINs stamped into their parts back then?

If so, I think they would've had a case for prosecuting whoever owned that station wagon. 

"Illegal Possession of Stolen Goods" or "Grand Theft Auto"

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Interesting you should mention the station wagon. In my youth, I drove a 65 BelAir wagon. One of my friends drove a 65 Impala coupe. He took his trunk key and started my wagon. I took my tailgate key and started his car. The other key opened the doors. We knew this in the 70's. From what I understand, it was pretty common knowledge. At least, the people who stole my wagon, took it for a joy ride and left it in a shopping center near us a few days later knew it.

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13 hours ago, SSNJim said:

Interesting you should mention the station wagon. In my youth, I drove a 65 BelAir wagon. One of my friends drove a 65 Impala coupe. He took his trunk key and started my wagon. I took my tailgate key and started his car. The other key opened the doors. We knew this in the 70's. From what I understand, it was pretty common knowledge. At least, the people who stole my wagon, took it for a joy ride and left it in a shopping center near us a few days later knew it.

In the early fifties this was more common than you may realize. No way of knowing how many different keys GM used in that era but it wasn't many. I can remember hanging out with friends and Chevrolets were a common car to own,. There were times when they would go around where we were parked and open each others trunks just for fun. We were easily entertained back then. 

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