New here, I am the newest owner of this car.
Let me be clear in stating I am not posting here to start an argument or a fight so please read what I am posting open minded and just read it as facts.
I purchased some stuff of a guy off craigslist. When I met him he said he had a caprice that would lay frame on 24's. I decided to give the car a look.
I initially wanted the car to finish it. When I got really into looking at the car, my mind quickly changed.
This is how it was when I got it 3 days ago.
I have no idea how many people have had their hands on this car. I don't know who did the work, or who redid the work.
The rear 2 link suspension was scary. The was many good intentions, but poor follow through. There was nothing holding the axle to the arms other then the u bolts. A good bump or hard launch and the axle would have been free. The metal was welded at the bend, but not braced at all and the shocks were welded at the bed further weakening the weld. The way the suspension was designed there was no way to lay the car side to side without flexing the entire frame of the car. The rear bags upper mount was welded through the floor of the car. Now it was tied into the frame, but why would you want it bolted to the floor of your car.
The front suspension looked good, and built pretty nicely.
The air hoses were routed insanely, the silenoids and valves just laying on the trunk floor. The engine was changed over to a carb. Rather then using the in-tank pump with a regulator and keeping things nice and tidy, there was a inline fuel pump bolted to the floor above the rear axle, in the way of the axle. The new pump was plumbed in with air line rather then fuel line, and all of it was just flopping around on the frame not mounted to anything. I have never seen so many ZIP ties in my life.
The guy I got it from said the under hood wiring was just left laying on the tires and in the way of the suspension. He did his best to fix this, but I found a lot of wiring missing and there wasn't enough to hook any of the engine back up.
Like I said, I don't know who did what or why along the way and through the multiple owner, but it was a disaster. I decided to cut my losses and scrap the car.
The inline fuel pump
One of the rear bag mounts in the floor, this had to make a horride racket going down the road.
The new wooden suspension, LOL. Had to hold it up long enough to get it on the trailer
Look closely on the other side you can see the 2x4 wedge in there holding the car up.