Owner: Manny Faxas II
Vehicle: 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible
City/State: Keansburg, New Jersey
Club: Individuals C.C.
Engine/Drive Train: The stock '63 327-c.i.d. V8 was removed, reworked, and rebuilt by Manny and friend Nelson Gonzales in his garage. Billet accessories and a four-barrel Edelbrock carburetor were added. SPS in Miami, Florida handled the chrome plating.
Body/Paint: No Limit Performance in Keyport, New Jersey stripped down the fading paint, and coated it with smooth as glass PPG Black and 8 layers of PPG clear coat.
Interior: Manny handled the interior himself, removing the stock guts and replacing it with a reconditioned Saddle leather and cloth mixture with chrome piping, which brought out the color. The side panels and carpet were also replaced.
Sound System: A Kenwood head unit plays through a stellar system that includes four MB Quarts components, including custom kick panels in the front. Two JL Audio subwoofers are mounted in a compartment under the rear seats, and enclosed in peanut butter colored leather. Two JL Audio amplifiers are mounted in the trunk behind a plexiglass Individuals logo with LED lights behind it that switch colors, all controlled by Manny.
Setup: The frame was wrapped and chromed by James Stewart Jr. from Haines City, Florida. A two-pump Hi-Lo setup was installed, using one Adex dump and two oil system dumps. Eight inch Showtime cylinders handle the front, while twelve inch Showtime cylinders are run to the rear. Eight Deka batteries line the sides of the trunk and are hidden away. A four-switch panel was built to replicate the factory trim and mounted to the dashboard to handle the basic moves.
Tires: P155/80R13 Triumph radials
Wheels: Custom built 100-spoke chrome center and black lip Rhyders Edition. The hub was engraved by Hernan in California. Eazy from Percision Engraving in Irving, Texas engraved the knockoffs.