'60 Sedan Delivery

This is a rare TRUE Sedan Delivery, built approximately 2011. It has been customized as “Hot Rod 101” an explanation of everything Hot Rod (including a stroked 409) in the tradition of a teacher’s chalkboard lesson.  S-A Design "How to Hotrod Your 409" high-performance section documents the build of this motor.

ENGINE | TRANSMISSION | SUSPENSION

 The engine is a true 409 ci that has been stroked to 472 ci. It is equipped with a March serpentine drive system and pushes an estimated 600+ hp. The only factory-original 409 piece is the 1964 “x” block. Everything else is brand new aftermarket. Eagle forged balanced rotating assembly, Ross forged pistons, Crane Hydraulic ROLLER cam and lifters. The top half is Edelbrock… heads, dual-quad intake, carbs and air cleaner with Endurashine coating. Scorpion roller rockers, double roller timing chain, Melling HV oil pump and windage tray, Edelbrock high-volume water pump, HEI ignition, Aluminum radiator, dual electric fans. Custom drive shaft. Exhaust is Doug’s headers going into custom 2 ½” stainless steel exhaust. 


 The 700r4 trans (with overdrive) was custom-built to handle the 600 plus hp 409. Everything is new inside. New drum, spragues, corvette servos, Beast shell, modified valve body, etc. Hughes 2300 stall converter and B&M lock-up controller.

 

Suspension is a 4-corner air ride system. Front suspension is a custom drop spindle with 12” rotors and Wilwood disc brakes. Rear suspension has custom “lowering style” upper and lower adjustable control arms and adjustable panhard bar. Brand new 20” Boss chrome rims and BFGoodrich KDW G-Force tires.


The rearend is equipped with a factory posi unit and 4:11 gears, New moser axles and Wilwood disc brakes. It has an added driver side upper control arm so the rear end functions as a true performance 4-link set up.  


 Dash has a stock appearance with aftermarket gauges. Black leather bucket seats are from a ’’07 cobalt. Center console is from a ’96 Impala SS.    

PAINT & BODY

The body was completely soda blasted to bare metal.  (Hood, fenders, doors, rockers and tailgate are all original metal with no patch panels) except for filling the body molding along the fins, filling flaws and around where new panels were installed. Quarter panels were cut from the mid point down and replaced. 


A new one-piece floor pan was installed using the existing floor supports. The original floor only had minor holes and was not rotted, but there were several large cut-outs in the hump from different shifters so I decided to replace the entire floor for a better appearance. The floor pan was also modified to allow the exhaust hide up into the floor so the car to be lowered to the max. Modifications were made to allow the exhaust to exit thru the body. 


Tailgate is all metal with filler used for custom touches. Rear window was removed and a panel installed. Although the car is originally a Biscayne model, a third tail light was added on each side – creating a custom Impala Sedan Delivery.


The paint is a custom “slime green, gold pearl” base coat clear coat paint job with ghost flames. The lettering is painted on under the clear coat; they are NOT decals. 4 coats of Urethane clear were sprayed on top to bury the lettering and flames.  


Custom features include … shaved door handles , shaved moldings, custom hood accent and molding, sectioned wheel well arches, modified wheel tubs to fit the 31.5” tires, additional third brake light (for the Impala appearance). Sequential tail lights. One-piece custom vinyl top.