Featured Ride: Dale’s 62 Impala

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Sometimes I think the idea of six degrees of separation isn’t just an idea or theory but an actual fact of life, and this featured ride is a perfect example.

When this blog was in it’s infancy I shot a quick point and shoot photo of an Impala at one of the weekly Applewood Show and Shines.

I sent the picture to my friend Keven who told me that the car was actually owned by his girlfriends father Dale this set the wheels in motion to get this Impala the shine time it deserves on Stance Is Everything.

Dale saved this 62 Impala from becoming a potential rats nest in the confines of a  dusty barn in  Vancouver British Columbia and transformed it into the beautiful piece of machinery you see before you today.

The impala in one of Mississaugas  many industrial areas before the weather went sour
The impala in one of Mississauga's many industrial areas before the weather went sour
This Impala is the nicest car to sit in this spot
This Impala is the nicest car to sit in this spot

Once Dale picked up the car he chose to go the resto-mod route which meant the first stop was the paint booth for a little TLC.

Like Eugene's Firebird Impalas are also capable of pulling off a teal interior
Like previous feature Eugene's Firebird Impalas are also capable of pulling off a teal interior
These center rear seat speakers are an iconic Impala feature
These center rear seat speakers are an iconic Impala feature
Not wanting to disrupt the flow of the interior the new CD player and Voltmeter live in a hidden compartment
Not wanting to disrupt the flow of the interior the new CD player and voltmeter live in a hidden compartment

Once the interior and exterior got some love a stealth air ride system was added along with oversize torque thrust wheels which compliment the freshly rejuvenated chrome bumpers and trim.

The trunk in full steal mode with the air ride setup neatly tucked away
The trunk in full stealth mode with the air ride setup neatly tucked away
However with the vintage luggage  remove the setup is easily accessible, a lot of time went into finding period fitting luggage
However with the vintage luggage removed the setup is easily accessible, a lot of time went into finding period fitting luggage
One of the biggest advantages of an air ride setup is the ability to ride Cali
One of the biggest advantages of an air ride setup is the ability to ride Cali style in the GTA

The Impala is noe Dale’s weekend toy which he loves to show off at local Toronto area cruise ins.

If that's not stance I really don't know what is
If that's not stance I really don't know what is
The Torque Thursts compliment the chrome grill and bumper perfectly
The Torque Thrusts compliment the chrome grill and bumper perfectly
I should take a second to mention that Keven knows his way around an SLR and took all  these photos
I should take a second to mention that Keven knows his way around an SLR and took all these photos
The Impala profile will never go out of style
The Impala profile will never go out of style
Kev said they couldn't go anywhere without turning heads
Kev said they couldn't go anywhere without turning heads
Their were actually two separate photo shoots for this car so expect desktop wallpapers soon
There were actually two separate photo shoots of this car
I can't get over how nicely this car  flows
I can't get over how nicely this car flows
Parting shot
Parting shot

In one final example of six degrees of separation Dale’s wife is a flight attendant who happened to have Chip Foose on one of her flights, and after a few how do you do’s Dale is now the owner of a personally signed marker and pen illustration of his Impala.

Some guys have all the luck.

Thanks to Keven for shooting these photos for me, and Dale for allowing us to feature his ride.

Expect to see a lot more photos from Keven on this site as he is about as down as it gets in support for this blog.

As always if you want your car featured send me an email at stanceiseverything@gmail.com

6 COMMENTS

  1. I have this same, exact Impala, only mine is a much older version, obviously. I hope mine can look half as good someday.

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