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    May 19, 2011, 12:41 PM - Supernatural 1967 Impala Conversion #1

    Just picked up a 1967 Impala/Caprice for my son. We'll be painting it black and doing a Supernatural conversion that will be as extensive as our budget will allow.

    Anyone ever done one of these?
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    May 19, 2011, 3:18 PM - Re: Supernatural 1967 Impala Conversion #2

    Me and PROJECTTHX1138 are both currently doing exactly that...pain in the butt and alot of hurdles....lol
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    May 19, 2011, 9:09 PM - Re: Supernatural 1967 Impala Conversion #3

    What are the big challenges? My son's car is mechanically sound and the body is in pretty good shape--it was stored for 17 years. But it still needs a lot of TLC.
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    May 19, 2011, 10:19 PM - Re: Supernatural 1967 Impala Conversion #4

    If any of you get a graphic to make a display Kansas plate let me know. I contacted the DMV about the plates when they were changed hoping that I could get a butt load of blanks, but no such luck.
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    May 20, 2011, 4:30 AM - Re: Supernatural 1967 Impala Conversion #5

    Here's what I have so far. The car is the 67 Caprice 4dr hardtop so the rear bumper ends have to be switched out, the side trim needs to be switched out, the rear tail lights need to be switched out, the door panels need to be switched out and the dash trim needs to be switched out. Lots of work but at least it is fun work!

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    May 21, 2011, 12:41 AM - Re: Supernatural 1967 Impala Conversion #6

    Awsome car, looks pretty clean from what I can see. As much as the Metallicar is awsome I'd personally prefer it in the blue, definately the best colour. I'm going to be watching the progress of the build eagerly.
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    May 21, 2011, 3:36 AM - Re: Supernatural 1967 Impala Conversion #7

    projectthx138 said: View Post
    Here's what I have so far. The car is the 67 Caprice 4dr hardtop so the rear bumper ends have to be switched out, the side trim needs to be switched out, the rear tail lights need to be switched out, the door panels need to be switched out and the dash trim needs to be switched out. Lots of work but at least it is fun work!

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    She is a stunner!!!!! Man, I wish I could get hold of one of those over here in the UK. Can't wait to see more on both projects.....
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    May 23, 2011, 8:39 AM - Re: Supernatural 1967 Impala Conversion #8

    Our car is also a Caprice so we'll be doing a Caprice to Impala to Supernatural conversion. Do you have any progress pics?

    Also, I'm starting with impalabobs, are there any other great source?
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    May 23, 2011, 1:36 PM - Re: Supernatural 1967 Impala Conversion #9

    Thanks to all for the kind words about my car! She (her name is Mary, named after the boys mom and my grandmother) is very dear to my family and we have a ton of fun in her.

    Mary has a 327 engine and a 350 turbo transmission in her. She also has duel exhaust with FlowMaster mufflers (which makes her sound pretty damn close to Dean's). Mary also has factory Air Conditioning like Dean's, which will come in nice this summer. The BEST thing about Mary is that she has NO RUST in her as she is one SUPER FINE MACHINE.

    As where to get parts for a 67 Impala, I would say the best place is Ebay or a junk yard. Classic Industries is also a good place to find some parts but I as you will find out they do not make that many parts for a 67 Impala and even less for a 4dr hardtop and YES there is a difference between the cars as a 4dr hardtop stands by it's self.

    I was think of doing a post on here about my car and ALL of the CORRECT props that I have for her but I didn't know if this would go over very big as I know this is not a car site BUT she is a one of the biggest movie props I have ever owned except for my American Graffiti Coupe and she is WAY BIGGER than the coupe.
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    May 23, 2011, 7:49 PM - Re: Supernatural 1967 Impala Conversion #10

    I say bring on the giant thread about Mary--and don't spare the pics! A car-to-prop conversion is such an unusual project that it would be great to see it happen. Our Caprice is not quite as clean as yours--light rust here and there--but the restoration will be a good way for my son to learn about cars.

    By the way, do you know what model radio/cassette is in Dean's car?
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    May 23, 2011, 8:02 PM - Re: Supernatural 1967 Impala Conversion #11

    What a great father son project! Are you switching out the interior too? Yours looks like it has a dark interior.
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    May 23, 2011, 8:17 PM - Re: Supernatural 1967 Impala Conversion #12

    kevin1701 said: View Post
    By the way, do you know what model radio/cassette is in Dean's car?
    I remember in one of the early seasons they showed it, I want to say that it was either the episode with the "white lady"? Or the episode where the couple actually were killed years before on the road by the crazy recluse, but they kept coming back to relive the whole thing on the same night every year.

    What they showed was a RAMPAGE cassette deck which was a cheapo brand that used to be sold by Wal-Mart years ago. /not sur the exact model, tho
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    May 24, 2011, 8:57 AM - Re: Supernatural 1967 Impala Conversion #13

    Ours has a red interior and we plan on swapping it out. We'll need to reupholster the seats and replace the dash so we figure we might as well go all the way. Does anyone know the official color of Dean's tan interior?
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    May 24, 2011, 9:08 PM - Re: Supernatural 1967 Impala Conversion #14

    Your an awesome dad lol
    me and my dad have been looking for an impala everywhere but only busted up pieces of junk or some ghetto jack@$$ got his hands on one and ruined it. my grandfather is big into old cars and he comes with us on our searches sometimes, the ghetto impala nearly gave him a heart attack he was so mad.
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    May 25, 2011, 1:39 AM - Re: Supernatural 1967 Impala Conversion #15

    Hey Guys,

    The Original Supernatural Impala's Interior is spray painted (yes, spray painted) with SEM COLOR COAT LIGHT BUCKSKIN #15093. This can be bought at any auto parts store.

    BoredomKiller and to anyone else out there looking for a 1967 Impala 4dr hardtop, I actually have an extra one for sale. The car is NOT MINT in any way shape or form but she does have a NEW 454 engine in it (and when I say NEW I mean she hasn't even been broken in yet). The car is a Factory AC car just like Dean's and she even has the corner lights installed. The car is missing the radiator and drive shaft (400 turbo tranny) and she is going to need some work as she needs a new left front fender and a new front winshield along with some body work and new interior. Here is a link to hear the car running and a couple of photos of it.

    PICT0002.mp4 video by projectthx138 - Photobucket

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    The car comes with a NOS 100% Dean's Supernatural Radio and Dean's Green Beer Cooler. I will also throw in Dean's Keychain (see other post on this keychain) along with a couple of other Supernatural Props.

    At the present time I have an offer of $6500 on the table so basically I am just seeing the best offer I can get but I will have to sell the car sometime in June as I need the space.
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    May 25, 2011, 8:59 AM - Re: Supernatural 1967 Impala Conversion #16

    Spray paint? Wow. Nice research. Has anyone tried this in their project car? It would make my life easier and the conversion less expensive, but I wonder what happens to it in the heat. Will it melt in the summer?
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    May 25, 2011, 11:18 AM - Re: Supernatural 1967 Impala Conversion #17

    Don't want the car, the squeaky doors bother me. But I'm going to find an mp3 list of the songs Dean used to play in the car from the early seasons.
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    May 25, 2011, 1:56 PM - Re: Supernatural 1967 Impala Conversion #18

    kevin1701 said: View Post
    Spray paint? Wow. Nice research. Has anyone tried this in their project car? It would make my life easier and the conversion less expensive, but I wonder what happens to it in the heat. Will it melt in the summer?
    The spray paint is made for interiors and will last forever if properly installed. In fact I have a friend that used it on one of his cars 7 years ago and it still looks brand new to this day. I have already painted my steering wheel with this paint and it looks AWESOME and it wears great (see attached photo).

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    As for research on the tv car, sorry I just deal with the guys that actually build the cars for the show so not to much research done on my part unless you call research asking questions .
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    May 25, 2011, 3:31 PM - Re: Supernatural 1967 Impala Conversion #19

    wow, I can't wait to see the finished car, bet it's gonna look amazing. I wish my dad was this cool.lol
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    May 26, 2011, 8:13 AM - Re: Supernatural 1967 Impala Conversion #20

    IF you use a vinyl spray paint that works great. May need several coats going from a dark color to a light. I changed my interior from red to black and used the vinyl spray paint. Here are a couple of pics
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    May 26, 2011, 4:28 PM - Re: Supernatural 1967 Impala Conversion #21

    Im currently working on restoring a 1964 impala with my dad right now. You and your son will definitely have fun working on it. As listed above, classic industries is a good place for parts. Also you can try Chevy Car Parts | Vintage - GMC Car, Classic Truck Parts and Classic Chevy Restoration Parts | CARS Inc. .
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    May 27, 2011, 5:38 PM - Re: Supernatural 1967 Impala Conversion #22

    Would love to see the trunk fitted out with all the weapons!
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    May 27, 2011, 5:46 PM - Re: Supernatural 1967 Impala Conversion #23

    It's Coming as I have the blueprints on how to do this. This should be made this summer as my dad and I will do this in his shop. The reason I have not made the weapons box / hidden floor yet is because I have been busy hunting down all the props that are in the trunk. Yes, I kow what is in the trunk and there is a lot of it. Most of this stuff is pretty damn hard to find or very expensive but I would say that I now have 70% of it at this point.

    Don't worry, as this project comes along I will post pictures of EVERYTHING as I will probably just start up a whole new post about the car and all of it's props.
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    May 29, 2011, 12:26 PM - Re: Supernatural 1967 Impala Conversion #24

    I Love this auto! keep it on! And post more Photos...
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    May 29, 2011, 3:32 PM - Re: Supernatural 1967 Impala Conversion #25

    Here's mine so far...she's golden now...but gonna make her "Back in Black" in the next few years or so..gotta get all the little things 100% nice as far as new shocks,tires,rims, put front disc brakes on her, stabalizer bar (front and back) then the paint can begin. Rather fix her up and enjoy her then Supernatural her and enjoy her even more...

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