Thanks for your interest, and words of encouragement, Faraz.
I will, indeed, make sure I get a ton of photographs of the body mounted on the frame, and post as soon as is possible.
Re: The '65 Impala.
Actually, this is a completely different project altogether...so I won't go into major details over here.
I'm getting this Impala dirt-cheap. And I mean RIDICULOUSLY cheap. It's a chassis and body...with axles and wheels...but doesn't have an engine, or transmission, or a dashboard, or a bonnet, or any interior fittings, at all. In short, it's a khokha. Nothing but a body shell, gathering rust.
What I'm planning to do, is make this a "resto-mod" of sorts. A hot-rod, if you will. Enormous, hyper-powerful engine (perhaps a 4.7 V8 2UZ). Front and rear axles (Possibly, 80 Series TLC). Some nice, fat wheels. A modified interior (perhaps a new Toyota Crown). And all of these modifications; wearing that beautiful, iconic, utterly drop-dead-gorgeous '65 Impala body. Conceptually, I find it intriguing, for a high-power engine like the 2UZ to drive 4wd capable axles in a CAR. A BEAUTIFUL car. Think of the power. The traction. The sheer GRUNT! And my reasons for this resto-mod are NOT to have just "another 4wd". This is NOT a car I'm going to take off-roading...it's a car I'm going to use on the street WITH high range 4wd engaged...to put ALL that +250 HP to the tarmac. Through ALL the wheels. And, if I undertake this project, I'll try my level best to make sure it's THE most beautiful resto-mod, possible. Of course, if you have a '65 Impala bonnet, engine, transmission, shaft, dashboard, steering wheel, pedals, door interiors, mirrors, seats, floor carpet, and windshields available...I'd be more than happy to buy them off you, and keep the vehicle stock.
I realise that purists may pooh-pooh at the idea of a resto-mod. They'd say "keep it stock, stupid". That's a view they're entitled to...and I respect that. Let's face it, though...in Pakistan, restoring such a vehicle to stock condition would be very VERY difficult, indeed. It'd require a sh*tload of parts to be imported from the US, at exorbitantly prohibitive costs. Something, which I have neither the patience for, nor the cash for. Alternatively...if I do NOT resto-mod this car, it will remain just a shell. A hunk of unused metal gathering rust. Which would be a tragedy, because the '65 Impala is one of THE most beautiful shapes...EVER. So...contrary to what you're saying...I'm NOT killing it. I'm bringing it back to life. In a completely new avatar.
For all I know, this pipe-dream of mine may not even be POSSIBLE. Let alone practical. But, until I don't have empirical evidence of this being impossible...the Toyota-Impala-Chevrolet-Crown...will be preying on my mind.
I think I'll call it...a Chevron.
Or a PIMPALA!
(Kuchh issi tarah ki zehni beemari ka shikar hua tha mein, jab woh Toyo-Mog ke khayalaat aaye. Bas, ussi ke nateejey mein yeh Phantom saali banaane chal parey!)
While I STILL don't have actual pictures of the Impala I'm going to buy (tomorrow, or the day after)...this is what a four door '65 Impala looks like.