1959 Chevrolet Impala 2 Door Sport Coupe
Description & Details
The 59′ had previously undergone some restoration work in the home country USA and was later imported to Australia by its current owner. Having already had a healthy 383 stroker, 700R4 automatic transmission and other goodies implanted along with a nice standard interior, upgraded suspension and braking package it has all the bones for a cool ride.
The journey so far has engaged the Griffs team to completely disassemble the vehicle to its bare shell which was fitted to one of our rotisseries. The complete body and all panels have been garnet blasted where possible and the remaining paint stripped manually. This uncovered some previous older repairs that need to be addressed and also some rust repairs required.
To date the team has repaired rusted sections in both left hand and right hand A-pillars, complete floor section requiring the use of some parts from the owner’s collection of donor parts, new rear floor repair sections as well as fabricating new sections as required. We have also replaced those huge rear quarter panels, repaired wheel house sections, outer sill panels, trunk floor area and various smaller repairs around the body.
With the metalwork complete the next step will see the bodywork completed, final colour still to be confirmed. The chassis has also undergone some modifications mainly with strengthening. The chassis will be powdercoated prior to final assembly.
From there it is to be fully reassembled and ready to hit the road!
Keep watching for more progress………..