1961Chevrolet Impala Bubbletop Restomod
LS2,Bagged, A/C, Lots of custom touches.
Fully sorted out, drive anywhere and look cool doing it!!!!!
I have nearly 450 photos taken just for the revision/updates that were made if you needed to see something specific. I have included many in-process photos to give you an idea of some of the work that was done.
Link below to more photos:
When I bought the car it needed many areas addressed and sorted out to be updated/revised to what I was looking for. It needed some typical things to make it right but it also needed some special things to set it apart from other 61’s. In order to do this, I sent the car to Street Metal Concepts in Sanford, FL.
SMC performed all the work and delivered to me a car that not only was a strong cruiser that you can take anywhere, but also one with some subtle custom touches that make the car unique.
You’ll see from the list below that there was quite a bit of parts and labor and effort put into this car to make it what it is today.
The coolest feature; the car seat anchors!! I have a 2 year daughter who is a Gearhead so I asked SMC to fabricate car seat anchors so my daughter can go with me anytime. They are removable if you wanted but the fact that they are there, is COOL!
The car is fully sorted out and I drive it everywhere. I wanted a car that not only looked good but also one that I can get in, turn the key, and just DRIVE! That is exactly what SMC did for me. This car is a great revised DRIVER! The car runs at 180 degrees down the highway and revs at 2,000 RPM cruising at 70 MPH. The air blows cold, (sorted out the vintage air system and rerouted vents and ducting).
The list of items below is a snap shot of what has been done since I took ownership. I for sure am missing things but hopefully this gives you an idea of the time, effort and cost that has been invested in this car to get it where it is today.
I have an opportunity for a business investment and I am selling some toys. I also am selling my 71 C-10 on ebay now as well.
LS2with a mild cam
CustomPainted Billet Specialties
22inch in rear, 20 inch in front
Customsheet metal work in the engine bay sprayed matte bronze to match wheels andcenter side stripes.
Customfinished trunk, (that actually looks good)
ALLNEW Air Ride System by Air Lift, (brand new compressors, bags, lines, fitting,controller, 5 gallon black powder coated tank etc)
BrandNew Interior, (seats, carpet, mats etc)
Tanks Inc. Fuel injection/baffled fuel tank
Fuel tank mounting straps
Fuel tank mounting isolators
Tube style fuel level sending unit
Tanks inc. 255lph in-tank fuel pump
Tanks inc. fuel pressure regulator/filter combo
Trickflow steampipe kit
Billet Specialties legend series "Speedway" 22x10 RR 20x8.5 FT
Nitto Tire 555 G2 265/35/22 RR 235/35/20 FT
Holley low profile oil pan
Braided PTFE fuel line
PTFE -6an hose ends 90 degree x2
PTFE -6an hose end 45 degree
PTFE -6an hose ends straight x4
NPT to -6an fuel pump fittings x2
Sending unit installation kit
Dakota digital VHX instruments
Air Lift 3P Auto Ride Height 1/4" management system
Air Lift 5 gallon air tank black powder coat
Secondary compressor wiring harness
1/4" push to connect fittings for bags
Oil pan gasket
K&N oil filter
New front and rear bumpers
Billet grille kit
Rear bumper license plate mount kit
Battery hold down bracket and retainers
Washer fluid reservoir kit
Trunk carpet and panels upholstered to match interior
Radiator hose port adapter w/-AN hose/fittings kit
Front and rear seat belt set
Door window guides x2 sets
Quarter window rollers x2 sets
Door lock knobs
Seat adjuster knob
Seat upholstery work
Trunk build out supplies and upholstery vinyl
KYB rear shocks (correct length for lowered) 343056
Headlight bezel grille spacer hardware
Headlight wiring sockets for "quad beam"
hood adjusters and trunk rubber bumpers
Steering column upper bearing kit
Complete re-tune on ECU
Radiator overflow tank aluminum
16psi Radiator cap
Ridetech upper control arms.
LED replacement bulbs for front and rear with LED flasher
Front loop floor mats
child seat retainers, (see pics)
Turn signal switch
RT and LT rear brake wheel cylinders
Rear axle bearings
Rear axle flange gaskets
Differential carrier gasket
Etc, Etc, Etc.
Open to offers. NO trades!!!