I'll join - can I get Vintage 62 ???
I would have to differ with you on the Generations
I think they would breakdown more along the Major Body Panel Changes, Running Gear and Frame changes rather than just body/driveline changes.
I would propose a Gen Chart
along the lines of:
... Major "X" Frame and Driveline set-up remained the same - Body Style was changed over this period but, the wheel bases stayed the same and the interior demensions didn't change much. (note; these changes were also present in the 1st gen Camaros)
...Again - the wheel bases were nearly the same all these years so the "platform" didn't undergo any major changes. The Body, Roof and Interior Styles changed some but, again the demensions didn't. (note; sort of like the 2nd Gen Camaros
...'77 was the first year of this major redesign of the platform. It carried the same demensions through the '85 model year.
... The FINAL generation... This was the final Rear-Drive platform used for the Full Size Impala line. The frame and drivelines remained the same through this short run.
okay - if you have to;
...Front Drive platform with a new 'Full-Size' Impala offering...
~ ??? (hopefully another short run...) Maybe it would be best to just still call this a 5th Gen. - at least until Chevy reintroduces a Rear-Drive again to compete in the world market...
There, now you can just break these Gens down into Phases by major body changes and you can keep track of the Frame/Platform for each.
One of my 'favorites
' is - http://www.stillruns.com/index.php
Pretty good site with lots of info.
I also have no problem pulling the plug on some of the later years if a site was to come together - along the lines as is done on here. Mostly the first couple-three Gens or so - there are several sites for the "later" Gen Impalas & SS's.
Limiting the years may bring some higher exposure to these mostly uncovered models and help the hit's in site searches.
As always - JMHO's;
ps: "67" - and spent some time in Van Nuys searching for the Camaro factory- only found Taco times and Hyundai dealerships
1.)If you would have gone to the movies at "The Plant" cinemas you would have been @ where your car was assembled...
2.) I have no idea why your - errrrr nevermind...
3.) OSH has batteries to fix that...