11 years ago Aaron purchased the vehicle from the Original owner with only 84,000 miles on it. The 62 Imp was an original California car, assembled in Los Angeles. Although the vehicle was completely intact with no signs of rust what so ever, it was in need of a resto. The plan wasn’t to do a complete frame off restoration, but once the tear down began Aaron decided it was the only way to build his OG 62. Once the body was of the frame, it was sandblasted & powder coated. The nuts, as well as the bolts were sandblasted & then re-plated in cadmium plating. A majority of the trim had to be sent out to be restored in a bright dip anodized & all of the chrome plating was done at Sherm’s custom Plating, of Sacramento, California. NOS was the only choice for Aaron’s replacement parts when they were available. His sound system is his pride & joy, he described it for me in two words, “Really Unbelievable”. He’s speaking on the sound quality & the appearance of his set up. You can thank Doug @ Ide Innovations for that. The trunk setup was painted to match & finished off with an inverted look that mirrors the exterior ¼ panels of the ride. Aaron states that another thing on the to-do list is an air suspension system. a mod that his family would also enjoy. He takes them out for a cruise anytime he has a chance to get away from work.
Vehicle Name: "SixDeuce"
Owner: Aaron BallesterosCity/State: Sacramento, California
Car Club: Family First Car Club
Body: Super Sport "SS"Interior: Highlands Upholstery
ICE: System consists of Alpine head unit, Fosgate T600-4 channel amplifier driving a pr. of Focal K2 Power 165KR components in kick panels, and a pr. of Alpine Type-R 6x9's in rear package tray. For bass I'm running a Fosgate T1000-1bdCP pushin 2 Fosgate T1 10" Power Series Subs mounted and ported in rear package tray. I am running a secondary battery for sound system an Optima Yellow top in trunk.
Paint & Body: Both done by Dennis and his crew over at Dennis Lesea Body n Paint where the body was once again removed from the frame and placed on a rotisserie and the complete car including the belly of the car was sprayed in Fawn the original Factory color of the car.
Wheels:13x7 Zenith Wire Wheels on Firestone FR-380's
Suspension: OG Suspension
Powertrain: Numbers matching 283 with an original Cast Iron 2 speed powerglide transmission & Slap B&M Shifter