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I'm posting this build here because of all the performance mods I've already done. It's an oddball but it's a genuine b-body. It started its life as a 1980 landau Caprice. It's currently a lowrider/sleeper/soon to be a fun as hell road racer. It's currently running a built Lt1/t56 combo w/fbody clutch pedals. I have 9c1 12" rotors up front. Tubular front control arms, 8.5 w/3.73's. Boxed rear trailing arms. ws6 front bar. 9c1 rear bar. Impala SS rear springs. Crown vic p91 front springs. Impala SS gas tank. Astro hydraboost. 9c1 steering box. Cherokee steering shaft. Chopped up 97 z28 cluster. Gbody buckets. 02 Taurus center console. The engine is a 383. Has CNC ported stock heads. Lt4 hot cam. 1.7 rockers
Mid headers. 2.5 dual exhaust. Torqhead 24x. Ford 80lb injectors. Fbody maf. Pcmforless tune.
255/40zr17 federal rs-rr on 17x10 wheels.
Ls1 Camaro rear disc brake swap.
Mods still in the works to be documented here are to add 05 Astro front spindles. 05 trailblazer hubs. 06 Gto front rotors. Ls1 fbody front calipers. Mark VIII independent rear suspension swap.
Add the ls1 fbody rear brakes and rotors.
I was gonna add a watts link or panhard bar, but I came this far so I'm gonna complete my dream of a lowrider/road racer. I'll post newer pics documenting all the mods soon. I'll have all my old suspension for sale also.
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I wanted the engine bay to have a stock look. I had to go old school Chevy orange. I'll post some of the finished engine tomorrow.



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My signature needs an update. My wife calls her Christine cuz she keeps coming back.
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Nice build! Some may not appreciate the style/direction you've chosen, but it's clear you've got a vision and have put a lot of time/effort into it. Well done!

Looking forward to seeing how this continues :)
 

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Thanks fellas. I got a few pics I took today.
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These are the wheels I'll eventually be rolling.
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Some good ole' fashion engine porn!
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I always thought the Lt1 and l98 were the purdiest engines.
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Just got done working on Christine. She's still a work in progress. Tonight was the 1st drive with the new tune. I also installed walboro 255 fuel pump and 80lb injectors per tuners instructions. It's running pretty strong! Haven't put a timer on it but the 0-60 feels faster than my z3. Maybe 5 seconds or less? If I get heavy on the throttle it smokes the heck outta the tires. By far the fastest and funnest car I've owned! Very pleased. It has a bit of surge coming back down to idle. Sounds like it wants to stall. I had to pump the gas to keep it alive or down shift while braking. It might be the iac valve. Gonna pull, clean the iac & check for vacuum leaks. Tried to hit Wally Mart tonight for some starter fluid to check for vac leak, but they close at 8:30 pm?!!? Damn dos xx virus!!! Either way it's pretty tough. I've driven faster cars but this big Bertha puts a cheeser on my face quick! And the glass packs are f'n loud! Money well spent! The fun part is about to begin! Can't wait to pass those z06 grandpa's at the track in grandmas old Caprice! I'm living for that! Make my pops proud. Sleepers rule!
 

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That thing is hilarious in an awesome way. Or maybe awesome in a hilarious way. Either way, I like it.
 

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At first glance, I thought you had mounted that wheel to your garbage can.

Nice car!
 

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Haha! That's funny!
 

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Hey I'd be happy to take a look at your tune file. Torqheads base tune is garbage. There's a lot of things that wouldn't even let my "stock" LT1 run. I have multiple setups and have had to fix everything myself.
 

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Hey I'd be happy to take a look at your tune file. Torqheads base tune is garbage. There's a lot of things that wouldn't even let my "stock" LT1 run. I have multiple setups and have had to fix everything myself.
I had the pcm programmed for my mods at pcm for less. Seems to run ok. What were the problems you corrected?
 

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I had the pcm programmed for my mods at pcm for less. Seems to run ok. What were the problems you corrected?
PCM for less is a scam. You need to get your car tuned again. Sorry.
 

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05 Astro front spindles. 05 trailblazer hubs. 06 Gto front rotors. Ls1 fbody front calipers.
What?

Why would that assortment of parts make a good combination? The trailblazer bolt pattern is unique to that platform. Are you planning to run TBSS rims or something?
 

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What?

Why would that assortment of parts make a good combination? The trailblazer bolt pattern is unique to that platform. Are you planning to run TBSS rims or something?
My bad. S-10 hubs. 5x4.75.
The gto hubs are for the deep hat. I'd like to run my lowrider wheels now and then so deep hat rotor will be necessary.
 

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I had the pcm programmed for my mods at pcm for less. Seems to run ok.
PCM for less is a scam. You need to get your car tuned again. Sorry.
It's not supposed to 'seem to run ok' after a tune.
It's supposed to be like, 'why was GM holding back on me? This is more like it!'.
You probably got Keith'd.
 

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My bad. S-10 hubs. 5x4.75.
The gto hubs are for the deep hat. I'd like to run my lowrider wheels now and then so deep hat rotor will be necessary.
Okay, now I understand the knuckles, hubs and rotors. Why the f-body calipers? Do they use the same bolt spacing as the Astro/Silverado?
 

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This is rad. Always thought it'd be sick to build a boxy road course car. I've got a pretty set-up road course 95 9c1 LT1/T56 that I've been having a lot of fun with the last 10 years or so.

Where you located? Going to the Impala Nats this year? What tires did you go with? Don't quite recognize them.

If you need any track setup recommendations or anything like that, feel free to hit me up any time.

Couple of pics and a video from a trip to NYST about two weeks ago:
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