The fire that damaged the ’66 Impala began under the hood, spreading through the electrical systems and destroying the instrumentation in the front seat of the car. The hood plate lost shape from the heat and will need to be replaced, as well the interior leather which sustained damage from the smoke.
The damage was considerable, but not fatal. Under the hood, large steel components survived the heat and inside the tailgate remains in good condition. With low mileage and a story to tell, this car was worth repairing.
Plate Removal Using Standard Band Saw
Welding Together Segments