Black Wolf


This 1964 Chevrolet Impala came to Black Wolf for a full restoration after sitting for a while during its off season.

Black Wolf gave the Impala a thorough, high-end restoration.

Here’s how we restored it:

  • Replaced valve cover gaskets 
  • Replaced vacuum modulator 
  • Fabricated patch panels for floor & rockers 
  • Installed new floor 
  • Repaired rocker panel 
  • Installed brake booster/master cylinder & fabricated brake lines
  • Reinstalled steering column & components  
  • Replaced heater core & seals
  • Reinstalled engine & transmission 
  • Built & installed power steering hoses 
  • Installed front shocks & sway bar links 
  • Installed starter wiring 
  • Installed fuel tank 
  • Installed shifter & center console 
  • Fabricated & installed shifter rod 
  • Replaced wiring harness 
  • Installed exhaust system 
  • Installed new intake manifold & covers 
  • Modified spark plug wires & installed valve covers 
  • Fabricated fuel line to carburetor 
  • Installed valve cover gaskets
  • Fabricated PCV system
  • Installed gas pedal
  • Installed wiring harness   
  •  Repaired & installed heater controls 
  • Installed radio repair plate 
  • Installed radio & amplifier 
  • Installed neutral safety switch 
  • Completed dash assembly 
  • Wired in accessory gauges 
  • Clocked alternator in correct position & make positive cables 
  • Run provisional stereo wiring to trunk 
  • Installed center console & wiring for lights 
  • Installed steering wheel 
  • Installed E-brake 
  • Brazed repaired trunk lip 
  • De-trimmed, stripped, & painted firewall 
  • Sandblasted & reinstalled oil pan and timing cover 
  • Painted engine 
  • Paint chassis 
  • Painted rear differential & suspension components 
  • Painted wheel housings & core support 
  • Rust repair on wheel housings 
  • Repaired chassis & painted components 
  • Repaired cracks & holes in core support 
  • Painted rear axle 
  • Painted chassis & components 
  • Cut transmission shifter hole in floorboard 
  • Welded seat brackets to floor pan 
  • Painted firewall 
  • Painted undercarriage 
  • Painted wheel wells 
  • Stripped heater box
  • Installed door panels & weatherstripping 
  • Painted heater box 
  • Installed metal floor plugs in cabin & trunk 
  • Installed front grill & headlights 
  • Installed front clip 
  • Aligned front clip 
  • Painted & installed lower steering column 
  • Sandblasted & repainted both horns 
  • Installed carpet 
  • Painted & reinstalled fan shroud 
  • Cleaned & painted hood hinges 
  • Fabricated seat brackets 
  • Reinstalled interior 
  • Sandblasted & painted rear seat brackets 
  • Painted intake manifold 
  • Installed front end & adjusted body panels
  • Fabricated & welded in patch panels to rear of floor pan 
  • Seam sealed floor pan 
  • Cut out trunk pan 
  • Cut out rear filler panel 
  • Fabricated rear body mounts 
  • Fabricated & welded in new filler panels 
  • Welded in new body mounts 
  • Welded in new trunk pan 
  • Seam sealed trunk pan
  • Disassembled interior 
  • Removed body from frame 
  • Cut out rusted section of floor pan & rockers 
Front view of the 1964 Chevy Impala before the restoration with faded paint
Rear view of the 1964 Chevy Impala before restoration with faded paint
Under the hood: V8 engine bay of the 1964 Chevrolet Impala
1964 Impala on lift: drivetrain restoration, visible suspension with body separated from chassis
1964 Chevrolet Impala floor pan restoration, floor pan separated from body with frame exposed
1964 Chevrolet Impala V8 SBC small block chevy engine separated from car
1964 Chevrolet Impala V8 SBC small block Chevy engine teardown / rebuild restoration
1964 Chevrolet Impala chassis restoration black painted chassis
1964 Chevrolet Impala V8 SBC small block chevy engine restoration painted orange
1964 Chevrolet Impala rebuild V8 SBC small block chevy engine restoration rebuilt
1964 Chevrolet Impala restoration / rebuild chassis painted black with floor / undercarriage painted orange & cab painted black. Blacked out frame with orange undercarriage.
1964 Chevrolet Impala restoration V8 SBC small block chevy rebuild, reassembled to cab
1964 Chevrolet Impala engine reassembled & painted orange V8 SBC small block chevy with edelbrock carburetor
1964 Chevrolet Impala restoration after repair side view
1964 Chevrolet Impala interior with black leather interior