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 So I found out what happened to my old Impala...

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Matt Trakker



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PostSubject: So I found out what happened to my old Impala...   Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:25 pm

http://boston.craigslist.org/sob/cto/1386535569.html

Called the guy, I'm going down this weekend to grab some stuff like the back window as long as some other tool hasn't grabbed it yet. The car is being put through the demo derby at the Northampton Fair in MA on Oct. 3rd and the guy has all the trim parts laying around. He couldn't believe it was my old car and furthermore that I had another...told me he stripped a 76 a little while back and threw all the parts away. Mad











RIP Crying or Very sad

I had seven years of fun in that thing.
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PostSubject: Re: So I found out what happened to my old Impala...   Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:36 pm

That's gotta break your heart. Sad

Bummer, dude.

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PostSubject: Re: So I found out what happened to my old Impala...   Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:24 pm

wow, how long ago did you get rid of it? looks pretty clean in the pics, you gotta imagine it's pretty trashed now to be heading to a derby!

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PostSubject: Re: So I found out what happened to my old Impala...   Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:54 pm

Nah man, it was in rough shape. It had nice paint (original color, but repaint) but they used a ton of bondo in the quarters back in the 1980s or something. It was falling apart, and the only good body panels were the hood, header panel, trunklid, and part of the roof. The frame was okay but the body needed everything.

But, I put about 60K miles on the car and it never broke down. When I first got the yellow one, I was going to paint it the same green color and swap the interior, then I slapped myself and realized it would be dumb to mess with a car that's so nice and original. Someday I'm DEFINITELY going to duplicate the green one, everyone loved it, got comments constantly!

I sold that car to my friend (kid in the red shirt in the pic with the 2 cars shown) and he drove it daily for a while after riveting patches all over it and spraying them with black bedliner as a temp fix. Was going to restore it and sold it to the guy who is now demoing it. I may or may not go to the event.

This is how it looked when I sold it-







I am leaning toward putting a set of these kind of whitewalls on the car I have now using the chrome wheels, think that'd look better than the BFGs?


Unfortunately the guy told me he wasn't able to save this:


I had some truck Rallys on it for a while too, I was going to put them on the yellow car, but I like the chrome ones on it now so I sold them.





The damn car still has 4 new KYB shocks and TRW HefTCoils in the back!
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PostSubject: Re: So I found out what happened to my old Impala...   Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:21 pm

ah, I can see now that she was a bit rough, but that still sucks.

Talk to Crovo about the white walls he has on his rigs, he said they were like $25 each...

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PostSubject: Re: So I found out what happened to my old Impala...   Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:38 pm

Pooge wrote:
ah, I can see now that she was a bit rough, but that still sucks.

Talk to Crovo about the white walls he has on his rigs, he said they were like $25 each...

Doug

Yeah, I really like how those wide-stripe whitewalls look on these cars. They used to be easier to find, you could just walk right into Firestone and pick up a set of FR721's cheap. They stopped making them soon after I bought those. They also stopped making several other kinds, Broadway Classic, etc. Now you have to get the dumb overpriced Coker versions that are like 120 a tire, however I did find some online that are like 70 a piece, "Broadway Shadow".

Someone else told me to check a place called GCR in Manchester that supposedly still has these "Dimension IV" tires that are a wide stripe.
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PostSubject: Re: So I found out what happened to my old Impala...   Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:12 pm

I went down to Brockton yesterday and ended up filling the back of my truck with half of a 74 Impala... Laughing

I was just going to give the guy 100 bucks for the back three pieces of glass and some other things, but he didn't want to go less than 250 because he was "careful" removing the parts. So I insisted that for 250, I wanted EVERYTHING including my shocks and springs. So I got those, all the glass except the windshield, the whole interior door panel set, dash components, trim, switches, handles, AC system, wiper motor, god knows what else. I haven't even had the motivation to sort through it all yet!
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PostSubject: Re: So I found out what happened to my old Impala...   Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:37 pm

Deffinitly Go with the White walls, they'd look so awesome on that car, my car just has the thin stripe white walls (now brown walls) they look sharp.
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PostSubject: Re: So I found out what happened to my old Impala...   Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:08 am

Yeah, I really can't decide yet! If I get a pair of BFGs for the back that are bigger, then I only need to buy 2 tires instead of four... I kind of like how both styles look. I think if I put whitewalls on it , I'll have to get a set of the VERY expensive wheel opening trim moldings (which cost a fortune even online if you can find them) otherwise the car would look incomplete. This car never even had them, they were just an option! I do have a pair of fender skirts though, and NOS GM mounting hardware for the skirts...

Here's the last I saw of the green one, don't know if I'll go to the derby because it's supposed to rain this weekend.













(I didn't put that there)



She was a good car and did more than just serve me well for a long time...RIP
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PostSubject: Re: So I found out what happened to my old Impala...   Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:14 pm

I forgot to post this pic:



I am sure that's the car, but I didn't see any "aftermath" pics. lol
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PostSubject: Re: So I found out what happened to my old Impala...   Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:22 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:
I forgot to post this pic:



I am sure that's the car, but I didn't see any "aftermath" pics. lol
I know the guy in the black hoody.(Wes) I have seen pics of the aftermath. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: So I found out what happened to my old Impala...   Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:30 pm

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Matt Trakker wrote:
I forgot to post this pic:



I am sure that's the car, but I didn't see any "aftermath" pics. lol
I know the guy in the black hoody.(Wes) I have seen pics of the aftermath. Wink

Wow, you've gotta be kidding me. Small world LOL

There is another guy who knows the guy who owns the car now, who is in the green shirt in this photo. I see him (the other guy not pictured) at cruise nights a lot and talk to him, he was telling me the car made it through the demo!

My friend Phil went to school at UTI with the green shirt guy "John" I think his name was, I forget.
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PostSubject: Re: So I found out what happened to my old Impala...   Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:15 pm

Wow, did anyone else look at one of those last pictures (where the car is all apart in the shop) and think "Christine"? The scene where he finds the car destroyed by the other kids. Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: So I found out what happened to my old Impala...   Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:03 am

Matt, even though it is a shame where the car ended up, I think it is very cool that you actually know what happened to it and have a pic of it in demo trim!
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