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    JusSko77
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    Just another Newb

    Post  JusSko77 on Mon May 23, 2016 7:45 pm

    Nude tot he forum and figured I post up my money pit. 79 Impala Sports Coupe. Been working on her when I get time as it's my daily.
    Goals are simple, go from stock to dropped, 6 banger to turbo 5.3 "had a 69 SBC327 until it was recently stolen from my shed." So, she's gonna get a 5.3LS instead.
    Still working the rest of the car in the meantime.

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    all the bushings and parts numbers per energy suspension:
    Ball Joint and Tie Rod End Package (1)
    Description Manufacturer Part Number Notes Warranty Reviews Price
    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Front End Steering Pack
    Front End Steering Pack
    MOOG
    Moog-PackageDeal130
    1 Year Warranty
    Rating: (0 Reviews)
    $237.97

    Motor Mount (2)
    Description Manufacturer Part Number Notes Warranty Reviews Price
    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Motor and Transmission Mounts
    Motor and Transmission Mounts
    Prothane
    Mounts-Chevrolet-Impala-Prothane
    Lifetime Warranty
    Rating: (0 Reviews)
    $0.01

    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Motor and Transmission Mounts
    Motor and Transmission Mounts
    Energy Suspension
    Mounts-Chevrolet-Impala-Energy-Suspension
    2 Year Warranty
    Rating: (0 Reviews)
    $0.01

    Front Control Arm Bushings (6)
    Description Manufacturer Part Number Notes Warranty Reviews Price
    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Front Lower Control Arm Bushings with 1.625 inch OD
    Front Lower Control Arm Bushings with 1.625 inch OD
    Prothane
    7271
    Lifetime Warranty
    Rating: (0 Reviews)
    $50.37

    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Front Control Arm Bushings - 1.625 Inch OD Front Lower
    Front Control Arm Bushings - 1.625 Inch OD Front Lower
    Prothane
    7214
    Lifetime Warranty
    Rating: (0 Reviews)
    $82.77

    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Front Upper Control Arm Bushing Kit
    Front Upper Control Arm Bushing Kit
    MOOG
    MOOG-K6144
    Fits Left or Right Side
    1 Year Warranty
    Rating: (0 Reviews)
    $14.84

    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Front Upper Control Arm Bushing Kit
    Front Upper Control Arm Bushing Kit
    MOOG
    MOOG-K6198
    Fits Left or Right Side
    1 Year Warranty
    Rating: Front Upper Control Arm Bushing Kit has a 5 star rating (1 Reviews)
    $17.76

    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Front Lower Control Arm Bushings
    Front Lower Control Arm Bushings
    MOOG
    MOOG-K6109
    Fits Left or Right Side
    2 kits required per car.
    1 Year Warranty
    Rating: Front Lower Control Arm Bushings has a 5 star rating (2 Reviews)
    $23.52

    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Front Control Arm Bushings
    Front Control Arm Bushings
    Energy Suspension
    3.3105
    2 Year Warranty
    Rating: Front Control Arm Bushings has a 5 star rating (3 Reviews)
    $65.99

    Front Control Arm Shaft (1)
    Description Manufacturer Part Number Notes Warranty Reviews Price
    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Front Upper Control Arm Shaft
    Front Upper Control Arm Shaft
    MOOG
    MOOG-K6146
    Fits Left or Right Side. Provides Additional Camber Adjustment.
    1 Year Warranty
    Rating: (0 Reviews)
    $47.57

    Rear Control Arm Bushings (4)
    Description Manufacturer Part Number Notes Warranty Reviews Price
    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Rear Control Arm Bushings - without Shells
    Rear Control Arm Bushings - without Shells
    Prothane
    7312
    Lifetime Warranty
    Rating: (0 Reviews)
    $93.57

    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Rear Upper Control Arm Bushing Kit
    Rear Upper Control Arm Bushing Kit
    MOOG
    MOOG-K6111
    1 Kit Required Per Arm
    1 Year Warranty
    Rating: (0 Reviews)
    $32.74

    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Rear Lower Control Arm Bushing Kit
    Rear Lower Control Arm Bushing Kit
    MOOG
    MOOG-K6116
    1 Kit Required Per Arm
    1 Year Warranty
    Rating: (0 Reviews)
    $33.07

    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Rear Control Arm Bushings
    Rear Control Arm Bushings
    Energy Suspension
    3.3159
    2 Year Warranty
    Rating: Rear Control Arm Bushings has a 5 star rating (2 Reviews)
    $92.99

    Front Bump Stops (4)
    Description Manufacturer Part Number Notes Warranty Reviews Price
    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Front Lower Control Arm Bump Stops
    Front Lower Control Arm Bump Stops
    Prothane
    71302
    1 Kit Required Per Vehicle
    Lifetime Warranty
    Rating: Front Lower Control Arm Bump Stops has a 5 star rating (1 Reviews)
    $17.37

    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Front Lower Control Arm Bumper
    Front Lower Control Arm Bumper
    MOOG
    MOOG-K6606
    Fits Left or Right Side
    1 Year Warranty
    Rating: (0 Reviews)
    $6.70

    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Front Upper Bump Stops
    Front Upper Bump Stops
    Energy Suspension
    3.9102
    2 Year Warranty
    Rating: Front Upper Bump Stops has a 5 star rating (2 Reviews)
    $6.99

    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Front Lower Bump Stops
    Front Lower Bump Stops
    Energy Suspension
    9.9150_Lower
    2 Year Warranty
    Rating: Front Lower Bump Stops has a 5 star rating (8 Reviews)
    $12.99

    Front Sway Bar Bushings (4)

    Sway Bar Bushings will only fit a specific size sway bar. You will need to measure your sway bar to ensure proper fitment.
    Description Manufacturer Part Number Notes Warranty Reviews Price
    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Front Sway Bar Bushings
    Front Sway Bar Bushings
    Prothane
    FrontSBB-Prothane
    Prothane Universal Sway Bar Bushings
    Lifetime Warranty
    Rating: (0 Reviews)
    $0.01

    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Front Sway Bar Frame Bushings - 1-9/64 Inch Bar or Smaller
    Front Sway Bar Frame Bushings - 1-9/64 Inch Bar or Smaller
    MOOG
    MOOG-K6161
    Includes a Pair of Matching Bushings. Fits 1 Inch to 1-9/64 Inch Bar Only. Fits Models With Tabs on the Bushing Brackets. Models without tabs on the brackets will use a different part.
    1 Year Warranty
    Rating: (0 Reviews)
    $6.47

    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Front Sway Bar Frame Bushings - 15/16 Inch or Smaller
    Front Sway Bar Frame Bushings - 15/16 Inch or Smaller
    MOOG
    MOOG-K5241
    Fits a 15/16 Inch Bar or Smaller. Includes a Pair of Matching Bushings. Fits Models With Tabs on the Bushing Brackets. Models without tabs on the brackets will use a different part.
    1 Year Warranty
    Rating: Front Sway Bar Frame Bushings - 15/16 Inch or Smaller has a 4 star rating (3 Reviews)
    $8.04

    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Front Sway Bar Bushings
    Front Sway Bar Bushings
    Energy Suspension
    FrontSBB
    2 Year Warranty
    Rating: (0 Reviews)
    $0.01

    Front Sway Bar Endlinks (3)
    Description Manufacturer Part Number Notes Warranty Reviews Price
    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Front Sway Bar Endlinks
    Front Sway Bar Endlinks
    Prothane
    19408
    Lifetime Warranty
    Rating: Front Sway Bar Endlinks has a 5 star rating (5 Reviews)
    $19.77

    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Front Sway Bar End Link Kit
    Front Sway Bar End Link Kit
    MOOG
    MOOG-K5252-Front
    Kit Includes One Link. Standard design
    1 Year Warranty
    Rating: (0 Reviews)
    $5.18

    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Front Sway Bar End Links 98117
    Front Sway Bar End Links 98117
    Energy Suspension
    9.8117_Front
    2 Year Warranty
    Rating: Front Sway Bar End Links 98117 has a 5 star rating (15 Reviews)
    $15.99

    Rear Sway Bar Endlinks (1)
    Description Manufacturer Part Number Notes Warranty Reviews Price
    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Rear Sway Bar End Link Kit
    Rear Sway Bar End Link Kit
    MOOG
    MOOG-K5252
    2 Kits Required Per Vehicle. Standard design
    Problem solver link kit K6630 also available. Provides thermoplastic bushings for additional ride and performance handling benefits.
    1 Year Warranty
    Rating: (
    0 Reviews)
    $5.18

    Rear Coil Spring Isolator Pads (2)
    Description Manufacturer Part Number Notes Warranty Reviews Price
    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Rear Upper Coil Spring Isolators
    Rear Upper Coil Spring Isolators
    Prothane
    71706
    Lifetime Warranty
    Rating: Rear Upper Coil Spring Isolators has a 4 star rating (5 Reviews)
    $7.17

    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Rear Upper Coil Spring Isolators
    Rear Upper Coil Spring Isolators
    Energy Suspension
    3.6108
    2 Year Warranty
    Rating: Rear Upper Coil Spring Isolators has a 5 star rating (4 Reviews)
    $7.99

    Ball Joint Dust Boots (2)
    Description Manufacturer Part Number Notes Warranty Reviews Price
    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Ball Joint Dust Boots
    Ball Joint Dust Boots
    Prothane
    191717
    Includes 4 Boots
    Lifetime Warranty
    Rating: Ball Joint Dust Boots has a 5 star rating (1 Reviews)
    $7.17

    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Front Ball Joint Dust Boots
    Front Ball Joint Dust Boots
    Energy Suspension
    9.13128
    2 Year Warranty
    Rating: Front Ball Joint Dust Boots has a 4 star rating (7 Reviews)
    $5.99

    Front Lower Ball Joint (1)
    Description Manufacturer Part Number Notes Warranty Reviews Price
    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Front Lower Ball Joint
    Front Lower Ball Joint
    MOOG
    MOOG-K6145T
    Fits Left or Right Side
    1 Year Warranty
    Rating: Front Lower Ball Joint has a 5 star rating (5 Reviews)
    $32.82

    Front Upper Ball Joint (1)
    Description Manufacturer Part Number Notes Warranty Reviews Price
    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Front Upper Ball Joint
    Front Upper Ball Joint
    MOOG
    MOOG-K5208
    Fits Left or Right Side
    1 Year Warranty
    Rating: Front Upper Ball Joint has a 5 star rating (5 Reviews)
    $30.60

    Outer Tie Rod Dust Boots (2)
    Description Manufacturer Part Number Notes Warranty Reviews Price
    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Tie Rod Dust Boots
    Tie Rod Dust Boots
    Prothane
    191712
    Includes 2 Boots
    Lifetime Warranty
    Rating: Tie Rod Dust Boots has a 5 star rating (13 Reviews)
    $4.17

    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Front Tie Rod Dust Boots
    Front Tie Rod Dust Boots
    Energy Suspension
    9.13101
    Includes 2 Per Set
    2 Year Warranty
    Rating: Front Tie Rod Dust Boots has a 5 star rating (70 Reviews)
    $3.99

    Front Outer Tie Rod End (1)
    Description Manufacturer Part Number Notes Warranty Reviews Price
    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Front Outer Tie Rod End
    Front Outer Tie Rod End
    MOOG
    MOOG-ES2019RLT
    Fits Left or Right Side
    1 Year Warranty
    Rating: (0 Reviews)
    $24.09

    Front Inner Tie Rod End (1)
    Description Manufacturer Part Number Notes Warranty Reviews Price
    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Front Inner Tie Rod End
    Front Inner Tie Rod End
    MOOG
    MOOG-ES2020RLT
    Fits Left or Right Side
    1 Year Warranty
    Rating: (0 Reviews)
    $23.05

    Tie Rod Adjusting Sleeve (1)
    Description Manufacturer Part Number Notes Warranty Reviews Price
    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Tie Rod Adjusting Sleeve - 11/16 Inch x 18 Threads
    Tie Rod Adjusting Sleeve - 11/16 Inch x 18 Threads
    MOOG
    MOOG-ES2004S
    Fits Left or Right Side
    1 Year Warranty
    Rating: Tie Rod Adjusting Sleeve - 11/16 Inch x 18 Threads has a 5 star rating (6 Reviews)
    $14.67

    Tie Rod Center Link (1)
    Description Manufacturer Part Number Notes Warranty Reviews Price
    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Center Link
    Center Link
    MOOG
    MOOG-DS899
    1 Year Warranty
    Rating: (0 Reviews)
    $91.52

    Idler Arm (1)
    Description Manufacturer Part Number Notes Warranty Reviews Price
    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Idler Arm
    Idler Arm
    MOOG
    MOOG-K6187T
    Enhanced design
    1 Year Warranty
    Rating: (0 Reviews)
    $42.71

    Radiator Isolator Bushings (2)
    Description Manufacturer Part Number Notes Warranty Reviews Price
    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Radiator Isolators - Small Block
    Radiator Isolators - Small Block
    Prothane
    71711
    Lifetime Warranty
    Rating: Radiator Isolators - Small Block has a 5 star rating (11 Reviews)
    $17.97

    Chevrolet Impala 1979 Radiator Isolators - Big Block
    Radiator Isolators - Big Block
    Prothane
    71712
    Lifetime Warranty
    Rating: Radiator Isolators - Big Block has a 5 star rating (11 Reviews)
    $17.97


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    Re: Just another Newb

    Post  Myloth on Mon May 23, 2016 8:58 pm

    You've got a good start. It's hard to picture a 500lb motor being snatched sorry to hear.


    Anyway those Gen III/IVs are tasty aren't they I'd like to install one myself one of these days.
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    Re: Just another Newb

    Post  JusSko77 on Wed May 25, 2016 6:31 am

    Myloth wrote:You've got a good start. It's hard to picture a 500lb motor being snatched sorry to hear.


    Anyway those Gen III/IVs are tasty aren't they I'd like to install one myself one of these days.

    Pardon my French, the fuckers snatched and grabbed it when I was out of town. Considering this area, it was scrapped, so it was scrapped for all of 40.00, Which still has me royally pissed.

    At first when I got her I was like meh, but over time, shes grown on me.
    Have a few things that I want to get done before starting on the motor swap.
    work the entire suspension, setting it up more for twisties. Right now she's sitting on Viking coilovers, need to get off my ass and install the Hotchkis sway bars under the counch and UMI bars that are in the trunk. lol

    Need to find the seat mounts next to the trans tunnel from a bubble style caprice, So I can get the Sparco Chronos out of my livingroom. Then cut and slide the 86 fire chicken center console a little under the dash, which is also in the shed.

    Exterior wire, need to cut and extend a stand up wing from an 86 Monte Carlo SS, and square off the ends to flow more with the body line.
    Also find a good body man that can cut the hood along the lines, and raise the back 2 inches.
    Lastly, drill the bumper shocks, push them bach an inch to get rid of the filler panels, Bumpers are under the crawl space. lol

    Really have too many things laying around, Just need time and good weather.
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    Re: Just another Newb

    Post  solo79 on Fri May 27, 2016 9:34 pm

    Welcome to the Forum! Looks like a cool project. I dig the black interior! Looks good with the 79 Caprice front grill/headlight setup!


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    Re: Just another Newb

    Post  JusSko77 on Mon May 30, 2016 7:13 am

    solo79 wrote:Welcome to the Forum!  Looks like a cool project.  I dig the black interior!  Looks good with the 79 Caprice front grill/headlight setup!  

    Thanks, header panel was changed a few years ago because a dear jumped out in road.
    At first I slammed on the brakes "was stock ride height" which caused the front end to dive hard, snap decision to stomp the go pedal and rib check em, IMO keep the fucker from coming into the windshield. Luckily around this part of Pa, there deer are small in comparison to what I am use too in Va. So his ass went flying end over end and slamming its neck on the guardrail on the highway, by the time I went back for em, Guy already had the damn thing in the back of his truck. Kinda pissed cause there went my chances for deer BBQ. Laughing

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