When this ’63 Chevy Impala was purchased, the new owners knew that it wasn’t going to be as difficult as it once was to restore or customize the car. A few years ago, parts weren’t readily available for these classic rides and it was expensive to build or restore them. Today, there are tons of parts available for first generation Impalas. A number of companies now have most everything for Impala restorations, so the job of restoring or customizing one has become a lot easier.

Sheet metal restoration is not as hard as it looks, once you get the hang of it and learn the basics. We’re going to be showing you a few of the basics, so that this type of work can be done for restoration or customization. We stopped off at House of Pain in West Covina, California, where they showed us how to restore the floorboards on this ’63 Impala. Now follow along as Luis cranks away on this floorboard restoration job using CARS Inc. restoration sheet metal available over the counter.