Category: Classic Car Restorations
Real Rides is an autobody and paint shop located in Silverdale, Auckland. We specialise in the restoration and customisation of classic cars.
Today was spent putting the finishing touches on the Impala. The hood has been refitted, as well as the bumpers, badges, and final bits of trim.
It’s day 11 of our 12 day Impala build. We got the engine in, the taillight section done, carbon fibre trims on, and the ride height lowered.
As we get closer to being completed more and more custom touches are becoming visible. The interior glass, headliner, and trims have now all been fitted.
Day 9 has proved to be exciting stuff. Our new wheels and tyres have been installed, and the Impala is finally starting to look a car again!
It’s day 8, and assembly has begun in earnest. Both doors, the trunk, and the rear screen have been fitted, and the car is really taking shape.
Day six of our 1963 Impala build. Despite being a Saturday, we’ve got a full crew working in the shop today, getting started on assembly.
It’s day five, and finally we’re seeing some progress! The paint booth has been in full swing to day, with all the prepwork finally completed.
Day 4 of our 1963 Impala build. The car has been pulled apart even further now, in order to start work on the dash, steering column, and firewall.
Day three of our 63 Impala build. Today the remaining body panels have all been painted, new headers were made, and work began on the rear diffuser.
This might be our most insane project yet! Day 2 has seen the main body of the Impala painted, with the body panels not far behind.