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Rolling Thunder - Sold
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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Melbourne, AU
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Vehicle Name Rolling Thunder - Sold
Year 1962
Make Chevrolet
Model Impala Hardtop Sport Sedan
Color PPG Atlantic Blue
History '62 Chevrolet Impala Hardtop (pillarless) Sport Sedan, purchased as an unfinished project from a guy who was terminally ill. Bob was too far progressed with Lung Cancer to be able to complete the project.

He'd done a lot of the hard work for me, a built 327 with Powerpack closed-chamber cylinder heads, a lumpy cam, new suspension, new interior (seats, doors, carpet and headliner), it really just needed paint and some chrome trim that was ruined or missing and for the entire car to be tuned and sorted out.

Luckily, we had it finished in time to cruise out to Portland, OR and show it to him while he was still well enough to appreciate it.
Exterior Finished in PPG Atlantic Blue with a Prismatique tint, the roof is painted BMW Arctic White.

I've had it pinstriped by PDX's famous pinstriper, Don "Spiderman" Fite.

Interior New interior: carpets, door trims, seat foam/padding & seat coverings and a new headliner. Added a Sony audio system with trunk-mounted subwoofer.

Performance Upgrades Headman Headers, Dual 2.5" exhausts with Cherrybomb glasspacks. Loud and rude... see below.

Engine / Under the Hood We swapped the 327 for a GM Performance 350 crate motor (290hp), topped with Edelbrock performer intake and carb and a set of headers. HEI rounds out the package.

We also dropped the Powerglide and installed a 700R4 (4-speed auto), which runs a shortened tailshaft with slip yoke to a 4.11:1 r&p. Smokes 'em on command.

Cooling is via an aluminum 4-core radiator with 15" 2500cfm cooling fan.


Wheels and Tires Vintage Boyds, 15x8" front and 15x10" rear running 245/50 & 265/50 Hankook rubber.

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