Jims 58 Impala

One cool custom classic

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Welcome to Jims 58 Impala

This website is dedicated to my Dad and the remarkable work he has done restoring this 1958 Chevy Impala. I feel fortunate that I was able to spend time with him working on his car. I am looking forward to going with him to cars shows to show off his sweet ride.

Back In The Day

This is a picture of my Dad back in 1961 leaning against his first car, a 1958 Chevy. He is one cool customer showing off those muscles. You can see the car sits pretty low to the ground, so he must have lowered and who knows what else, Im sure that was the thing to do back in those days.

54 Years Later

54 years have passed and Dad has another 1958 Chevy to show off. Im pretty sure he won’t be shirtless this time though. This Impala looks a whole lot different than the old one. With most of the chrome gone and few original parts left, this impala is a true one of a kind custom classic just like him.

Jims Blog

This blog is used to write about some of the shows we go enter the car in. I will also post pictures of the car that we take from an event or even an award that we might win.

Showing the car at the 2019 Autorama

It is time once again to show the car at the Sacramento Autorama, one of the biggest local car shows in Sac. The theme this year was pot of gold, so we dressed the 58 up in some Irish attire, the green blend well with the color of the car. My daughter Jessica was here from Texas, so she decorated

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The Car Comes Together

The car is finally together and looks great. There was a lot of tweaking to make things fit back together, hours of pondering how to make something work they way we wanted it. There were some arguments, some scrapped knuckles. Lots of time waiting impatiently for the car to come back form the various shops it needed to be in for upholstery or paint. Lots of trips to the parts store for things we needed or forgot to get. Sometimes we were not sure how to proceed, so brainstorming was needed. But in the end, it all came together perfectly. The car is finally together and looks great. There was a lot of tweaking to make things fit back together, hours of pondering how to make something work they way we wanted it. There were some arguments, some scrapped knuckles. Lots of time waiting impatiently for the car to come back form the various shops it needed to be in for upholstery or paint. Lots of trips to the parts store for things we needed or forgot to get. Sometimes we were not sure how to proceed, so brainstorming was needed. But in the end, it all came together perfectly.

Details of the build

Brakes: CCP

Body Work: Jim

Brain Storming: Jim & Troy

Dash: Dakota Digitial

Electrical: Kwik Wire

Engine: 350 Crate Motor

Headlights: Dapper Lighting

Paint: Chip Foose Sand Drift

Steering Column: Ididit

Stering Wheel: Billet Speciality

Upholstery: Premier Uphulstory

Intimate Photos of the Car

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Contact Us

Let us know if you have any questions about the car or any thoughts you might have. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at one of the many shows.

Thank You

Thank You for all the people out there that come out and show support for all the cars shows and the hard work that goes into building one of these classics. It takes a lot of planning to put on a show and years to build a nice looking car.