H&H Classic Parts - Sheet Metal Body Panels
One of the best things about the classic Chevy Impala is that it’s made of real metal. One of the worst parts about owning a classic Chevy Impala? It's made of real metal! A metal-bodied Impala is a ‘real car’, but it has its issues. Metal body panels tend to invite rust over time, especially if you live in a snowy or damp climate. The sheet metal body parts are also more prone to damage when your classic Impala is involved in any kind of accident. Even a simple bump from an inconsiderate parker can crush a body panel.
No matter how hard you try, it’s nearly impossible to repair a damaged metal body panel. Even with dent removal and fillers, completely hiding damage is difficult. Not to mention, when you use fillers, they will eventually flake off. It can also alter the way the paint looks on the body. The only real way to fix damage is replacement. Using new body panels will completely restore the original body lines.