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Offline Stephen Dietrich

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Impala
« on: April 05, 2009, 11:03:48 PM »
Well, instead of buying a new daily driver, I decided to add a 1958 Chevy Impala to the stable. My father owned one from 1958 to 1968 and traded it in on a 1968 Impala. He not only had seat covers placed on the new seats but had carpet cut to cover the new carpet. So when he traded in his 10 year old car, it had pristine seats and carpet. This car is complete and with the exception of someone painting the Arctic white roof turquoise, I am told the car is original.

I need to reattach the images.



« Last Edit: April 06, 2009, 06:04:45 PM by Stephen Dietrich »
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Re: Impala
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2009, 05:05:00 AM »
hummm....for some unknown reason I cannot see the pictures.



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Re: Impala
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2009, 05:36:26 PM »
Stephen, I posted your images, however, they were very tiny (96x64).  I ended up inserting by code into your post.   The reason you were unable to load them first time around, is that in the filenames, you had a space (example:  1958 Impala1.jpg).  Whenever there is a space in a filename, the server adds a %20 which then prevents it from showing.
I renamed your files to show no spaces. 

The reason I could upload them as attachments, is that they were too small (pixel size) and the forum resizes all images into thumbs.  In other words since the images were already smaller than a thumb, it could resize it or show it.   I have the thumb resizing set for a minimum of 125 pixels, so that people can see the images with the post, and then if they have an interesting in supersizing it, they merely can click on the thumb.   Hope this explanation is understandable.
Got any bigger images of your new "ride"?   
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Re: Impala
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2009, 06:08:28 PM »
I realized they were tiny after the fact. I took these pictures from the web site. I will take some tomorrow when I take possession of the car.
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Re: Impala
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2009, 09:03:08 PM »
Brought the car home today. The guy whom I bought the car from has a great garage with a lift and a second story for storage of his parts, etc. He also had a couple of great Bel-Air convertibles. Stephen
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Re: Impala
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2009, 09:19:41 PM »
NIIIICE!!!


Looks like she only needs a few chrome pieces replacing on the rear.


very nice!



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Re: Impala
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2009, 10:13:53 PM »
I really like the '58 because it is the first year for the Impala and a single year body style.
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Re: Impala
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2009, 10:23:14 PM »
Is it a V8? 283ci?

Something so large you must get such a magic carpet ride going down the highway, gliding over the bumps.


American cars of this period are so proud looking, a symbol of America's post war boom and economic success.







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Re: Impala
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2009, 11:39:01 PM »
Nice looking car Stephen!  Reminds me of my childhood, my parents had a 1961 Chevy Impala bubble top, previous to that a 1955 Chevy Nomad.  Big cars, great style .... high prices today.

I can't believe the condition of the interior .... like new!

I suppose that you will be adding air shocks and chopping the roof soon :).
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Re: Impala
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2009, 02:21:45 AM »
Or an edelbrock high performance engine
nice car
 

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Re: Impala
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2009, 02:25:32 AM »
Yes, it is the 283 V-8. This is a little smaller engine then typically came in the Impala. It also has pwer steering and the powerglide transmission. Too bad it doesn't have power windows. Stephen
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« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2009, 04:51:03 AM »
Nice ride, Stephen.  Reminds me of one of my mom's cars when I was a kid as well.  I also really like the shot of the the garage interior, with all the memorabilia on the wall and what appears to be huge neon lights. 

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Re: Impala
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2009, 06:54:07 AM »
Quote from: Stephen Dietrich link=topic=1480.msg5669#msg5669 Too bad it doesn't have power windows. Stephen[/quote

I think power windows are just another thing to break down, haven't had much luck with them on Australian built cars or the 6.9 I owned.