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mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/17/21 8:40 p.m.

Anybody know about these things? 
 

got a trade offer on an impala I have been trying to dump.
 

One of my impala did really well on BAT. 

I have a basket case one - and this guy wants to do a straight trade 

I always liked these trucks but don't know much about them. 
 

drive for a year and sell would be the plan. No rust - CA truck 

 

owner had it 11 years but wants impala . owner says it's in good driver shape now 

 

thoughts ? 
 


 

 


 


 

 


 

 

petey
petey Reader
2/17/21 8:54 p.m.

do it.the value of those things is going up rapidly and they make great hot rods OR daily drivers,its a truck after all

shame aboot the distributor though

 

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 SuperDork
2/17/21 10:32 p.m.

In reply to petey :

Does anyone make a fake front dizzy to make a bowtie look Fordish?

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/17/21 10:39 p.m.
petey said:

do it.the value of those things is going up rapidly and they make great hot rods OR daily drivers,its a truck after all

shame aboot the distributor though

 

Thank you. Can you expand on distributor? I have 0 clue about these things. Appreciate the help.

petey
petey Reader
2/17/21 10:39 p.m.

probably easier to just use a Ferd motor.theyre everywhere

and fun fact;;;; you can get a front mount kit to put a Ford dizzy ON AN LS ENGINE

lololololol

petey
petey Reader
2/17/21 10:40 p.m.

In reply to mr2s2000elise :

its a chevy engine.its at the back where theres little room...a ford 302 0r 351 or 360 or 390 or 427 or 428 or 429 or 460 all have em at the front

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/17/21 10:47 p.m.

Thanks @petey I understand what you meant now. 

Personally I would prefer to leave motor/trans alone - if its good. Do the bed, interior, and paint, drive it 10 months, sell it. Not sure market on these on the sale side, so I need to know what to budget on the build. 

I have $7,800 in my Impala.  Last Impala build cost me $37k. Sold for $58k.

 

 

If anyone of you know what the "interior" should look like, and what exterior things you MUST do to it, in order to get a good value for it, I will start ordering parts on Monday. 

 

Trade confirmed, Swap happening on Sunday.

petey
petey Reader
2/17/21 10:50 p.m.

if youre doing all or most of the work personally,id do this based on what it looks like in the photos.advertise it right now for a price....then add that you can finish it as the customer wants.gonna do the work anyways plus if people think theyre getting something bespoke the prices tend to go up.worst thing ive ever found being in the biz is putting time and effort into paint and then a potential buyer says "id take it but i hate that color" lol

 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/17/21 10:51 p.m.
petey said:

if youre doing all or most of the work personally,id do this based on what it looks like in the photos.advertise it right now for a price....then add that you can finish it as the customer wants.gonna do the work anyways plus if people think theyre getting something bespoke the prices tend to go up.worst thing ive ever found being in the biz is putting time and effort into paint and then a potential buyer says "id take it but i hate that color" lol

 

All will be done by me, EXCEPT the paint. I don't know how to paint. 

petey
petey Reader
2/17/21 10:53 p.m.

even better.but the comment still stands for interior,electronics,everything.if you can flip it with zero work and make bank cool but lots of folks want a classic but cant work on it.offer options...thats what im gonna do with my 90 mustang.offer it as a roller OR you can get anything i can fit under the hood for extra.done that for 30 years now

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/18/21 7:33 a.m.

Was the truck's gas tank relocated to the back? 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/18/21 9:23 a.m.
914Driver said:

Was the truck's gas tank relocated to the back? 

I do not know 

but I will ask today and report back 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/21/21 9:35 p.m.

Picking up in 10 hours 

 


 

 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/22/21 9:54 a.m.

I'd rock that.  Looks like fuel filler cap now in bed floor?

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/22/21 11:42 a.m.
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) said:

I'd rock that.  Looks like fuel filler cap now in bed floor?

Will confirm shortly. 31 minute from pick up area. 

84FSP
84FSP UltraDork
2/22/21 1:46 p.m.

Wooo hoo - love me some bubble body truck!  If it weren't out west the primer would scare me as to what was underneath.  Love it.  Need pics on the trailer.

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/22/21 1:47 p.m.
84FSP said:

Wooo hoo - love me some bubble body truck!  If it weren't out west the primer would scare me as to what was underneath.  Love it.  Need pics on the trailer.

Picture trailer willl be uploaded shortly. Truck originally purchased in Santa Monica. Original family owned it till 2009. Gentleman bought it, over 300 pictures of it, for last 11 years. 09-2021. 

 

2021+ mine. Finish build. 

2022 -March for sale. 

 

Unloading my impala now. 

84FSP
84FSP UltraDork
2/22/21 3:43 p.m.

Am I blind or is it missing a pedal?

The picture of the engine also shows an independent front suspension, which is not how Ford delivered those trucks. That means the front of the frame, or the whole frame, has been swapped.  It's probably a GM front end since the engine is a Chevy and 2nd Gen F-body front subframe swaps are popular.  S10 frame swaps usually work on these trucks as well (they're not very big), and the 2nd gen F-body and S-10 front ends share a lot of parts. The GM rally-style wheels are another clue that the truck has GM running gear. 

Check the entire brake system carefully. Many people screw up decent brakes with mismatched hardware (front vs back, and master cylinders)

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/22/21 7:58 p.m.

On trailer now 

 

Be home  in 2 hours 

 

yupididit
yupididit GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
2/22/21 9:27 p.m.

Oh there's a thread!  

Racingsnake
Racingsnake Reader
2/22/21 10:03 p.m.

In reply to mr2s2000elise :

What year was the Impala?

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/22/21 10:14 p.m.

In reply to Racingsnake :

Impala was 65. No it wasn't a good 65. I just sold a 65 for $58,000 

the one I traded isn't worth 10k on a good day to be honest. It is the worst of the 7 65s I have had. 

Racingsnake
Racingsnake Reader
2/22/21 10:37 p.m.

In reply to mr2s2000elise :

I'd say you did pretty well on the trade then. Truck looks like a good start.

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/22/21 10:43 p.m.

In reply to Racingsnake :

Thank you sir !!

I think so too. When people hear year impala they think bad trade 

but you have to realize this impala isnt saveable so I think I did right 

 

I had impala for sale for 5500-8500 for 7 months - 0 takers. Trust me I couldn't give this thing away for free 

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