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Toronto Star Eye Candy article


I am delighted to say that my 67 Impala is being featured in tomorrow, Saturdays Wheels Eye Candy Section.. 

It tells of the history of my Impala.

I would like to thank cdnpont for inviting me to the group. Mark was very helpful in contributing time in his basement while we ponderd the  disc brake dilema that I had.   Rotors had become obsolete and Mark had come up with a solution that worked for me. 

I have found it to be a great resource and very interesting just lurking around. 

 

Follow this link https://www.thestar.com/autos/2018/03/02/eye-candy-1967-chevrolet-impala.html for the article in the paper.

Clink the arrows to the right of the first picture to see the old boy......

Not fake news!!!

 

Follow this link that is not available for the public but shows some additional photos during the 38 year ownership.

http://thestar.com/autos

Enjoy.   

 

 

 



-- Edited by oshawacliff on Friday 2nd of March 2018 04:25:09 PM

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Congratulations Cliff! Your car looks great!

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It sure does look sweet Cliff !



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Great article, and I had no idea you had so much history with the car.

Pics look great too!!



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Congrats on the honours. 



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I'll watch for it in my driveway tomorrow morning.

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Good stuff Cliff! It's like a "page 3" for your car!



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Way to go Cliff! You're famous.

Your car is truly a top example of a 67, and if I had to go Chevy, it would certainly be that year and model. Great write up, pictures, story and history too. 

The best part is you actually get out there and drive it as if it were a regular car. That's impressive, here's proof...

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Great article. For once the owner actually knew about his car. It wasn't just something he bought.

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Thanks for all the posts. Much appreciated.

There were a couple of times the car was grounded. One year at J's Auto body where they replaced the driver floor pan under your feet. A US part was sourced. Knowing the new frame was going under the body' it was separated from the frame and placed on a scaffold 6 feet high. Rolled outside and sand blasted to bare metal and the sprayed with Por 15. The body was then ready for the 68 frame.

 

The interior got the full treatment.

Later the rear quarters were installed during the winter

Got about another 8 years and the paint done at J's Auto Body had a milky tone to it. Time to have a complete restoration. The car was taken to Don Butt Auto body in Oshawa, for 2 years and sat out side for two months waiting in line. Major work was done. Super happy with Don Butt auto body.  

 

Next the 283 decided to start blowing head gaskets and after the second one antifreeze got into  the oil. Decided to pull the engine to have it rebuilt and run on a dyno to get some numbers. Went to a shop in Markham and found out all the do is BMW.

 

I had my hopes up and poof. I left that location and started home only to see Bently., a Lotus Europa, a Corvette, and a 67 Chev convertible. Immediate right turn to Exceltec . Doug Lamb and I did some bench racing sand determined the best course of action was to pull the 283 and plop in a 350 crate engine.  It had a 2 year warranty with it.  No Brainer!!

 It was sometime in here that I met Mark  CdnPoncho who was a super help in solving my disc brake problem and also offered me up a set of rear end gears that need rebuilding.  Details in another post.... the rear end gears are available for a donation to CP

Doug later added, not in any order here, the new aluminum rad, aluminum shroud, 100 amp alternator, tilt steering with cruise control, the stainless steel brake lines with new rear wheel cylinders and a new chrome master cylinder.  oh yes new shocks. and I am sure that I have left some things out.....

 

What a blast to drive, as I had put in a heavier front sway bar and added rear sway bars later..

I can dump it into a corner and it is just flat till the tail end decides to kick out.....

Wooops!!

 

Hope you enjoy my journey. I have a photo library of all of this stuff.

Cliff 



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More detailed history added that didnt appear in the article.

Start at the first post and scroll through.
Thanks.

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