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Old 03-01-2003, 11:12 AM   #29
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Man, do not get me started. I love that car too! Was that the year with the 2 piece rear window?

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Yup.... What a piece of art. When I was teenager I found this one ( 1964 ) in a field beside the Welland Canal. I bought it for $250.00 thinking I could bring it back to life. Well.... no money to fix the vette up so I traded the car back to the owner for a set of 1968 Corvette seats that I installed in my new " AMC Gremlin" Ya, Ya, were Canadians....will try just about anything.

Sorry Chuck, forgive us for getting side tracked in your thread.
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Old 03-01-2003, 03:10 PM   #30
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Old 03-03-2003, 08:53 AM   #31
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Thumbs up Caprice Hauler

Ok... lets get back on track.
Eric, A Caprice could have the potential.
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Old 03-03-2003, 09:49 AM   #32
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You bet. Looks a lot like my beast/rig. That one is a very early 90's just around when they came out with the remake (91-92). The factory side mirrors (not the camper ones) and the rear wheel skirt fender are the dead give aways.

It's hard for me to say for sure if they are low profile or not, they kind of do look like they are and if so they are surely aftermarket. When the new sheetmetal came out, they only had the white knuckle (85 or older-- sorry) version with ZERO performance mods. In about '93 they had the LTZ, as a way of saying "Oops" (for the horrid change they made before they started to get it right in 94, 95 and finally '96) but the LTZ would have had a black square where the hood orniment would be, so it's not an LTZ Caprice which would have had a bit meater tire and a little stiffer suspention (maybe even the rear fender skirt gone too).

That particular car most likely has the 4.3L V8, maybe a bit larger, but I doubt it. My neighbor has the same car except in sky blue. Comfortable ride like on clouds, but not much in the seat of the pants or real performance, trans coolers, HD cooling, gearing, no 4L60e trans, a carb with fuel being injected into a carb, and a mono exhaust.

Now take the 5.7 LT1 and we are talking a whole different ballgame!

Thanks for the cool rig post!


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Ohh I found the gear head thread LOL.
Yeah I agree GM get's it right then cancels it. I'm shopping for a four door for the wife and she saw an SS impala. She said "I'd drive that!" wish I could aford it to let her drive it. Problem is it would sit in the garge next to My 70 Pontiac LeMans Sport convertable and collect dust not miles if I bought one.
There is place in Atlanta buying retired LT1 cop cars left and right. They clean them up junk yard a decent interrior and resell them. You can tell them by the spot lights still on the A-Piller. I have seriously thought about getting one. Might be able to talk my wife into that. They seem to get a lot of under 100k cars. One is for sale in the paper right now that I know I have seen. Guy lowered it and it's running a set of 17 inch Colorado custom wheels, billit grill and a freash pearl white paint job. Actully looks pretty good. It's a round wheel whell year.
My job has put me in contact with a LOT of nice cars. One of my customers has a sweet little collection that I got the nickle tour of.
Let me see if I can remeber everything he has now. 64 convertable Vett. A PAIR of all original unrestored 67 427's One is a hard top and the other is a rag top. He has several 55 Chevy's .one is a real nice restoration, one is a pro street with a 671 sticking through the hood. One is a sleeper. looks stock except for the C4 rims...that are still bolted to a C4 rear end that was fitted into the back of the 55. C4 running gear. Looks pretty stock as long as you don't lift the hood or look under it. . He has a mild custom that is his wifes 55. 57 post car that a mild hot rod. a Zo6 and he was by a few days ago and told me he had a new vett on order. He had a few other cars in the collection but I was too busy drooling over the 427's to look at them.

I HATE they put the Impalla name on that frontdrive econo box. The only thing I hate more is when they put the LeMans name on tha peice of JUNK car in the 80's.

You have heard the GTO will be back right? eheheh and it's going to be LS1!
They are badge enginering a Holden Manaro as the new GTO. Some of Pontiacs ugly body cladding and this will be the new GTO
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Old 03-03-2003, 02:30 PM   #34
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427 ci

Eric X2... All this talk is making my mouth water. I owned a 69 Corvette with the 390hp 427 engine. The side pipes would rattle all the windows in the neighbours house when I drove up the driveway. I still think one of those original 1967, 427 Vettes would look good in front of Chucks Safari. What do you think Chuck? Got room for one of those in your garage???
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The only thing I hate more is when they put the LeMans name on tha peice of JUNK car in the 80's.

You have heard the GTO will be back right? eheheh and it's going to be LS1!
They are badge enginering a Holden Manaro as the new GTO. Some of Pontiacs ugly body cladding and this will be the new GTO
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I hear ya Eric. That LeMans was a total joke as is the Monte Carlo SS too.

The GTO looks interesting, but if memory serves me, they transversely mounted it, so it too might be front wheel drive? Not sure.

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I hear ya Eric. That LeMans was a total joke as is the Monte Carlo SS too.

The GTO looks interesting, but if memory serves me, they transversely mounted it, so it too might be front wheel drive? Not sure.

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Nope it's a rear driver Fully independent suspension. It's more or less a Vett drivetrain with a coupe body with a almost usable back seat.
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Is it unibody or body on frame? If it's a body on frame, I may just have to take a look! I might have the Caprice's replacement depending on what other features it has that I could adapt to it for pulling.


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I'm looking for if it's a frame car. I'm thinking it's not. here is the towing capacity's in KG
TOWING (kg) Holden approved 1200kg & 1600kg towing equipment is available.
See your Holden Retailer for details.

The 1600kg would be the V8 version.
looking on this page they have a cuttaway. looks unibody.
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Looks unibody to me......

1600kg is about 5000lbs I think. Not to shabby. Plus all wheel disc brakes.......

Wonder what mods I could do to it.....

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Good you put that about !!!!! I'd say it's more like 3527.36 LBs.


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keep listening to advice about towing a 34' AS with something like a Honda Civic, and soon you will be talking about your late in-laws !!!! Make sure they are well unsured.

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Ouch! That's even worse!

Math was never one of my best subjects!


Thanks for the clarification!

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