1964 Chevy Impala
Impalas Fantasy Car Club
In this month's edition of Bumps and Dumps, we hooked up with Glen Saiz, who has updated the set-up on his '64 Impala. Glen's '64 Chevy has undergone a full trunk makeover since it was last featured on the cover of Lowrider Magazine's November, 2003 Issue. The '64, nicknamed "Cold Hard Cash," started as a cruiser after it was purchased from Glen's brother, John back in 1991. Glen drove the cruiser for about four years, before storing it in his garage while he pondered his next step. After seeing a few clean '64s grace the covers of LRM, his goal became to build a car that could raise the bar and continue the tradition of ground-breaking, cover-worthy '64 Impalas. The long process to building the perfect Impala began with taking the car off of the frame and fully rebuilding it. This allowed the entire car to be redone, so the next step was to send out the suspension to Electroplating from El Paso, TX, where they chromed out every square inch of the material. The interior and engine also received a full make over, and a custom built two-pump setup was added along as well.
Glen's previous two-pump set-up was upgraded to 4 chrome Hi-Low Pumps that were custom engraved, before being placed inside a custom chrome pump rack. The engraving work was done by Henan's Custom Engraving, and Jeremy Potts of Steal Tattoo. The set-up also has chrome tubing and is powered by four batteries, which are neatly hidden away on the side trunk panels. The trunk also houses 3 10-inch Xtant woofers, that are powered by a custom-engraved Xtant amp. Al Bolden and Jesus Garcia installed a Pioneer head unit that controls the sound system, with the sounds inside the car augmented by a set of 6 1/2" speakers that are placed in the middle of the back seat and dashboard.
Satisfied after redoing the trunk, Glen can now enjoy his car the way he originally envisioned it. Catch him cruising in the streets of Pueblo, CO, enjoying his favorite oldies, and executing some killer moves with the hit of a switch, thanks to this amazing rebuild.