Does the Impala share it's roof with Cadillac in 63-64? If so, would the roof rail stripping for a 4 door, 4 window Impala also fit the 63-64 Cadillac with the same configuration?

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I posted this article in another discussion which mentions that they "put the Chevrolet four-door hardtop roof on the Coupe de Ville". It doesn't mention anything about the 4 door though. That's the only reference to the Chevy roof that I have heard about.

Great article! I did find one section in error, where it states
"The 1963 powerplant contained enough meat to go out to 500 cubic inches, which it would for 1970. "
The 1963 390 engine displacement was increased to 429 cubic inches for 1964 by slightly increasing bore and stroke and would be used until 1967; however the 1968 472 engine was a much  bigger & different block that would support increasing bore to support 500 cubic inches in 1970.   
Comparatively and visually speaking the 1963/64 390/429 was closer in size to a Chevy small block while the BIG 472/500 engines were closer in size to a Chevy big block.  I remember one time I brought in a parts car that had some 472 heads in the trunk and put them next to the 429 heads and I was like "holy cow, these things are huge!". 


Liked this post a lot 


I  have owned a 63 Chevy super sport and my 64 Cadillacs —and first I have learned that the 64 Cadillac front grill was a  design copy of the 63 Chevy front grill which I do see and understand  once explained in the article 

First I have learned the CDV hard top was a design copy of the 63 Chevy but did not apply to me being into convertibles only 

Enjoyed learning that surprising info 





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