Supernatural Replica "Hunter" 1967 Impala FINISHED

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  1. mpick67

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    On 1/27/2011, I finished restoring my 1967 Chevy Impala (aka "Hunter")! As some of you might know, these Impala are extremely hard to find, let alone in good condition. This process started when I bought a beat up and off colored Impala in Oregon a little over two years ago. From that point on, I've been working non-stop at restoring my 1967 Impala, and making it as screen accurate as possible. I hope you enjoy the pictures!

    Video: Hunter: 1967 Impala 4 door Hardtop Supernatural Clone - YouTube

    Note: I'll be bringing this Impala to Nashcon on February 3-5th!

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  2. Kerr Avon

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    * fine job you did there! You'll be knocking out the Leviathans in no time!

    Have you considered putting a Devil's Trap on the underside of the trunk door?
     
  3. ReproMan

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    that is one sweet ride, congrats
     
  4. Allfate

    Allfate Active Member

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    That's beautiful... Wonderful work ;)
     
  5. Nedax

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    I like the trunk interior :)
     
  6. mpick67

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    Thanks!

    Since the current Impala in the show doesn't have a devil's trap on the trunk, I'll probably just leave it as is.
     
  7. Arwyniel

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    She sure is a beauty! GREAT job restoring her. You are going to have so much fun with that car. :)
     
  8. bigcow

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    Wow and Wow...super cool !!! Awesome job !(y)thumbsup
     
  9. CJ 617

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    That is simply stunning, beyond words!!!!! An amazing restoration on my fav car ever!!! Well done on this huge achievement...the weapons trunk looks just as stunning..great job!!!

    Chris
     
  10. chuckyAPP

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    Amazing, how much did that restoration cost?
    Also, think about blurring out that license plate. Don't want someone finding out where you live.
     
  11. Justine

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    This makes me all kinds of happy. Please come to DallasCon. I beseech you.

    And dude, you're SO getting laid with that car.

    Not by me. I'm too old and married. But *.
     
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  12. EyeofSauron

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    just dont get stopped by the police :)

    if they ask you to open your trunk, youre screwed :D
     
  13. Weaselhammer

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    Wow ! You did a great job bringing that car back to life , Very nice !
     
  14. blubeetle3

    blubeetle3 Well-Known Member

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    You need to pop in some Kansas and rock out to "Carry On My Wayward Son" as you cruise down the road.
     
  15. Sundowner

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    That is just beautiful!
     
  16. Triciareh

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    Great Job! Trying to find my own "Baby" right now!
     
  17. Ryu

    Ryu New Member

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    That is amazing! Excellent job.
     
  18. mpick67

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    Nashcon pics! :love

    i had an awesome time at Creation Entertainment's SALUTE TO SUPERNATURAL convention! I met a lot of cool people, got my Impala signed by the entire cast of Supernatural, and even killed a vampire! Not bad...

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    More pics: Supernatural Nashcon 2012 pictures by mpick67 - Photobucket

    Cardomain: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3834625/1967-chevrolet-impala

    slideshow: Creation Entertainment's SALUTE TO SUPERNATURAL 2012 "Nashcon" - YouTube

    Behind the scenes: Leaving Nashcon 2012 with Hunter: Behind the Scenes - YouTube
     
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  19. MFP 2020

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    Super, super sweet.

    So, um...was Justine right? ;)
     
  20. EyeofSauron

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    wait you killed nicolas cage?
     
  21. mpick67

    mpick67 Member

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    I have some numbers...:love
     
  22. mpick67

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    It was either that or Ghost Rider 3! :facepalm
     
  23. MFP 2020

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    Right on. Carpe diem.
     
  24. Godsmulligan

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    Super-cool. Did you add the little touches like the army man in the back ash tray?
     
  25. Kerr Avon

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    *! Nice job getting the cast signatures!!! And .. umm.. what was Justine right about?
     
  26. mpick67

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    Of course, the chicks love that stuff! :rolleyes
     
  27. Justine

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    I posted earlier that he was SO getting laid with that car. :love
     
  28. OdiWan72

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    I was just thinking exactly the same...hard to explain :lol

    GREAT RIDE!!!

    Markus
     
  29. kysupernatural

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    as long as the weapons aint in it..or you have a carry conceal permit then youd be set. :love
     
  30. Kerr Avon

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    Right.

    Must buy an Impala.
     
  31. Sundowner

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    Wow you had the real deal in your Impala!
     
  32. bobamaker

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    This is by far the COOLEST THING I've seen on the RPF, OUTSTANDING:cool And the best part, Sam, Dean and Cas' are signing it.

    DAZ
     
  33. ARES GW

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    I have to say these pictures do not do this car justice. I was there and it was awesome.

    I was wondering for all who are building the Impala. What is your thinking on the unity spot lights for the impala? The first 3 seasons there were there and were removed about season 4. Not to hijack thread just was curious.
     
  34. Justine

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    According to the photos posted by producer Jim Michaels, it seems that when the Impala comes back this season, it will have the spotlights back.
     
  35. kysupernatural

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    where did you see these pics? would like to see them.
     
  36. Comedian03

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    I just checked his Twitter and the pics aren't available anymore but there is a tweet where he says they put the spot lights back on because it was for the flashback scene so I wouldn't expect the spotlights to be on when the car returns.
     
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  37. drago0013

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    That is about the coolest thing I've seen in a long while! Nice work!!!!!!
     
  38. projectthx138

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  39. tylerdurden12

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    looks very nice
     
  40. Comedian03

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    It was awesome seeing them back, it's too bad they wouldn't bring them back permanently. And it was awesome seeing Dean wearing the amulet again.
     
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  41. Wickerness

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    Any Legos jammed in the vents?
     
  42. ARES GW

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    That question was asked at this past convention in Nashville. I do believe Jensen said that the studio drop about 30k into one of the Impalas and he mentioned he doesn't see it being gone to much longer...one can hope anyway.
     
  43. Comedian03

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    Yeah I know the Impala is coming back, I meant it would be cool to see the spotlights come back permanently.
     
  44. ARES GW

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    Personally I am not too found of the spot lights myself.
     
  45. SupernaturalFan

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    Can I be a massive ******-bag for just one second? Don't get me wrong, I love the absolute **** outta this car. It's by far the best freaking thing ever made by a Supernatural fan. You've done such an incredible job, so I feel bad even bringing this up. The carpet colour of the original screen used whip isn't black, more like a light to medium brown loop. I took a lot of screen grabs back when I was making my 1/24 model of the impala, which for some reason is still waiting to be finished. I just thought you might like to know.

    +1 for the spotties!
     
  46. kysupernatural

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    It's actually the original gold they used in the 67' chevrolets ..later on in the seasons they used a custom lighter tan to match..but most people go with black...even Jensen said he liked black the best in a youtube vid...that's also the color Ill prob go with BLACK...be BACK IN BLACK....:thumbsup
     
  47. oxfer

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    Great job dude, specially loved the trunk with everything you need to go hunting
     
  48. Izzzie

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    This is freaking incredible; words cannot describe how much I am in love with your work on this car. KUDOS!!! :D

    Out of interest, where did you learn to restore vintage cars? Because holy crap that one was absolutely gutted when you first bought it. My boyfriend and I want to get into doing something similar, but we have absolutely no idea what we're doing. Did you learn specifically for the Impala, or had you had some experience prior? :)

    Sorry for the questions, I know they'll take a while to answer :)
     
  49. mpick67

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    I was never really into cars before watching Supernatural. Then, after I saw the Impala on Supernatural, I knew that had to be my car. :) I pretty much learned everything as I went along, and my dad knows a lot about cars so he knew a lot about the mechanical aspect of the restoration. My best advice would be to just get started. A lot of the parts can be found at Classic Industries or Impala Bobs, and 99% of the interior can be done at home without the use of special tools.

     
  50. mpick67

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    Not a problem! lol I know that the correct carpet is a factory GM gold but I just hated the color. That and the fact that dirt shows up easily on GM gold carpeting. :cool
     

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