BUILD Shawns 1971 Impala Donk

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Tilt column, digi dash, LED tails, Billet steering column dress up kit and Billet window cranks all done. Column must have sat outside as it was caked with dirt, sand and other shit. The guts are kinda fucked. Very hard to turn the ignition with the key. I bought that back in Feb. I’m going to contact the dude as he has more steering columns. See if he will swap this out. Doubtful being 7 months ago but worth a shot. Gonna go have 3-4 keys made in the morning in case I crack one lol.

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Damn, everything is coming together quite nicely (y) That digital dash is slick
I really like the dash and I'm so happy I went with this one and waited the 12-14 weeks or whatever it was.
I originally bought the one pictured below, then a few weeks later they were advertising the one that I now have.
Supposedly I rcvd the first one from Dakota. I know nobody in Chgo has it in their Donk yet.
The one I have keeps it more of an OG look

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I really like the dash and I'm so happy I went with this one and waited the 12-14 weeks or whatever it was.
I originally bought the one pictured below, then a few weeks later they were advertising the one that I now have.
Supposedly I rcvd the first one from Dakota. I know nobody in Chgo has it in their Donk yet.
The one I have keeps it more of an OG look

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Yeah, I ended up doing the same after Dakota worked with LMR to make one more stock looking for Fox bodies as well.

Things are looking great!
 
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So its been a while on for an update. Just been driving the car and enjoying it. This fucker has no issues climbing north of 100mph and riding smooth as shit.
When you have over $5k tied up in the suspension, I guess you should expect that lol.

Got nowhere with trying to get my tilt column replaced. In fact the guy is in jail and his GF is now running the biz.
So I found an old timer in AZ that completely rebuilds/refinishes tilt columns using 100% OEM parts. Ordered it mid Sept and it just shipped today due to back ordered parts.

Gave my interior guy $500 to hold my spot and to go find me power bucket seats. He is hoping to get me in end of this month. I was 100% going to keep the bench, but the more I drive the car, its just not comfortable at all. Also, found out the hard way, if I'm hammered the Wifey cant drive it home. The center console wont allow the bench to move up enough so she can reach the pedals. Plan is all black leather, with stitching to match the paint. Center console will be similar to my Regal, it will go from front to back and have an Ipad holder in it. Custom front kick panels with 5.25" mids and tweeters (component set). Might throw some bullet tweeters in the dash location that houses the factory 6x9. I'll have to figure out how to make a bracket to hold them. So obviously I'll have to add another amp for more mids/highs. Debating on white or red accent lighting in the interior.

Paint is locked in, deposit also paid to hold my spot, scheduled for Jan 25th. I'm using Rolandos in Elk Grove, super cool dudes and they are car guys before business owners if that makes sense. They have painted 2 friends cars who came out really nice and I know he has done a bunch of stuff for Voodoo Larry that I have seen in person. Not disclosing the color, but it going to be bad ass imo. The flake pops super hard in the sun. Its one of those colors (not a flip flop) but pending how the light hits it, it looks like a different color. Its actually a factory color off a pickup from a certain manufacturer lol. Every single piece of trim will come off the car including the glass. All the trim is heading to Florida to some chick who is bad ass at repair and re-polishing. If your on IG look up The Trim Lady
He looked over my car very well, seen one spot of concern, that I knew was there. But barring any other unforeseen shit, he said the car needs more block work than body work. He said its insanely clean for being 50yrs old.
 
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Dang sounds nice. Would they scuff your existing paint and paint over it?
It will be scuffed, just not taken down to the bare metal as its not needed.
They will also be priming with Featherfill and blocking that. He has like 32hrs of block work factored in.
Removing the factory wheel wells and painting those satin black along with the inner header panel.
 
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I'll probably regret this, but I turned down a $50k cash offer Saturday night. Not drunk talk either we were far from drunk, $50k cash was basically was put on a table we were sitting at. My Dad was with me as well, and he looked at me and called me a fucking idiot when I said no, lol.
Same person also offered me $40k and a LS swapped (low mileage 5.3 built for boost) 1988 super clean Chevy Caprice. Has about $6k in music in it as well, but needs paint, wheels, suspension and interior. It was a full top though, had it been a LS or Landeau I might have actually gave that some though.
 

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I'll probably regret this, but I turned down a $50k cash offer Saturday night. Not drunk talk either we were far from drunk, $50k cash was basically was put on a table we were sitting at. My Dad was with me as well, and he looked at me and called me a fucking idiot when I said no, lol.
Same person also offered me $40k and a LS swapped (low mileage 5.3 built for boost) 1988 super clean Chevy Caprice. Has about $6k in music in it as well, but needs paint, wheels, suspension and interior. It was a full top though, had it been a LS or Landeau I might have actually gave that some though.
I’d assume that’s probably the going rate for a car like yours, have your fun with it and get the same later when your bored
 
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