I think I pass thru South Bend, IN when I drive home from Ames, Iowa to DC. Anyways, I changed my interior from 94 Caprice 9C1 (ex-Iowa State Patrol cruiser) tan to 94-95 Impala SS grey. Supposedly the 96 Impala SS grey has a purple tint on some pieces, but I can't confirm that.
DISCLAIMER: THIS WILL NOT BE CHEAP AND IT WILL TAKE SEVERAL MONTHS (up to a year) TO FIND EVERYTHING!!!
I got most of my parts on eBay for decent prices (it was winter: people hate pulling/selling parts Nov-Feb). Now that's it's hot outside, the prices have soared. Here's my partial tally:
- door panels (complete with all armests, swtiches, ashtrays, and trim) $650 - I ended the auction w/ Buy-It-Now, otherwise these go for $1000+
- Interior trim set + seatbelts + reardeck: $400 - Fparts always has these in stock, but they overcharge on shipping
- Carpet: $30 - I got lucky, I've lost on plenty of auctions where the final price was $300+
- Headliner: replace it yourself, cost of material: $25 for fabric, $15 for the glue (search for 1081 Spray Trim adhessive, find the cheapest price, buy 2cans - you'll only need one).
- Headliner visors with lighted mirrors - you gotta look around; expect to pay at least $25 - $50
- Complete seat set: auctions usually start at $599, ends somewhere around $1000+shipping (ouch)
- Center console: usually starts around $199, if you get lucky you can outbid everyone and get a good price (well under $300shipped)
Most of those prices didn't include shipping, but I hope you get the idea. There are a few items I didn't mention, because I "cut side deals" with ebayers looking to get alot of SS merchandise out of their possession quickly & cheaply: Leather steering wheel, airbag, 3rd brake light, rear passenger reading lights + harness, glovebox, dashpad, lower dash (left and right side), lower dash ashtray, twilight sentinel (module and harness) + twilight sentinel mirror + T/S headlight switch with coinholder, and fuse cover panel.
Also, I added some personal touches to my car. I didn't want a clone, just a Light Driftwood Metallic Caprice 9C1 [that looks like it could still be in service] with a luxurious interior... so I used seats and center console out of a 94 Cadillac Seville SLS/STS. It wasn't a plug-n-play affair, but they weren't any harder to install/wire than bonne seats
Last point, I had a couple of pieces profeesionally dyed due to eBay mishaps and personal taste. My dashpad arrived broken due to poor packaging/labeling. I had my original dashpad redyed using the broken SS pad as a reference. Also, I had my original left A-pillar trim piece dyed (again using the SS piece as reference) in order to keep my fully functional spotlight. I still need to dye my steerin column.
There is two impala's for sale in the forum. The guy is trying to sale both for $10,000. But one has had a fire but the interior might be good maybe you should try and work something out with him. He doesn't want to part it out, but maybe you can buy the whole car.