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Old 07-30-2011, 08:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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65 impala help

I just purchased this 65 2dr hdtp it was suppose to be a 300 h 327 4sp 12blt posi how can i find out for sure it does have a tach in the dash.there is no engine or tranny as you can see from the pic i will need a lot of part's. the rear end is a 12blt posi i don't know if factory for sure.






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Old 07-31-2011, 10:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This might help a little, check the VIN tag on the drivers side door pillar by the hinge.

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Old 08-01-2011, 08:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Someone has done a lot of work on your car. Paint looks very nice. The VIN will tell if your car is a SS or not. All 65 impala's with 300 hp or more had 12 bolt rear ends. Even 4 door cars. The cowl tag nor the Vin will tell you what engine your car had original other than a 8 or a 6. The woodgrain on your lower dash indicates a regular Impala as all SS cars had brushed aluminum. The tach is a original that could be added in place of the clock or vacuum gage. The cowl tag indicates a black vinyl interior with a bench seat. That also would also indicate a regular Impala.

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Old 08-03-2011, 06:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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^^ But some 327 250hp cars had the 12 bolt rear. Mine came that way. Evidently was ordered that way as i found the build sheet in the car proving it came with it.

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Old 08-03-2011, 08:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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those are not factory rivets on the firewall tag, It could be not the original. paint looks good. I would like to see some more pics, I'm doing a 65 SS now as well.

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Old 08-03-2011, 08:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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^More likely removed for paint and the rivets either broke or where lost and replaced. Which, for your sake, is hopefully the case, OP.

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