Just bought a 1987 9C1 Caprice - Chevy Impala SS Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-17-2001, 09:40 AM
Ghosritr
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thumbs up

I just bought a 1987 9C1 Caprice (complete with dual spotlights!) to play with along side my '96 DGGM. (Were they 9C1's in '87?) Its' life thus far has been spent as a campus police vehicle at a community college and is in pretty good shape. I had to put a new A/C compressor on and redo the drivers bucket, but so far I'm only out $2K. I've alway wanted an ex-cop car for some reason. Well, what to do next? I don't want to change the appearance of the vehicle and I don't want to spend any major $$$, (that's what the '96 is for!), maybe headers and exhaust?
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-17-2001, 06:24 PM
spacefabric
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Post

sounds great. My dad recently piced up an 87 w/ 58K on the speedo. Clean. Well you may want to visit the 9C1 board to find out what those guys are doing to the "Boxy" caprices.
9C1 forum

Hope this helps!
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-19-2001, 02:07 PM
Bad_SS_95
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Post

My roomate has a verry rusty 89 9C1, it had 80K on the odo when he got if from an auction for $750.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. What a deal. he drove it to new york with out a problem. He now has the SEE-THROUGH floor mod but the car rocks.
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-19-2001, 03:49 PM
Tyler
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Post

First you gotta get a siren, then you need to get one of those police lights you put in your window, then you need to find a town that still has old cop cars, then you need to start pulling people over. hahah, jk.
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-20-2001, 08:43 AM
Crack Monkey
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Post

Great - I have a 1989.

I think you should have a 350ci carb engine?
Mine is a LO5 (350 TBI).

The y-pipe from the 92-93 9C1 is larger than in 89, so is a cheap upgrade. Not sure if its a bolt-on for your car, but it works for 89. the exhaust on these cars is pretty bad, so anything to open it up is good.

Another site to check is third-gen.org - f-body site, sicne the cars share a lot of driveline parts, there is good reference.

As for suspension, a lot of it is the same as the newish (94-96?) Impala SS. So springs, shocks, etc work for the most part. I plan to do the PST bushings, already have new shocks, keeping the 89 9C1 springs (I think they are the stiffest, or very close to stiffest, from GM). Some of the F-body front swaybars bolt up - do a search to find the years. Also, the SS 17x8 alloy wheels fit and aren't too expensive if you want shiny rims.

Have fun with it.
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-06-2002, 08:54 PM
Welcme2Detroit
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Post

i jus had a 1990 caprice. i loved it, i had it hooked up real nice, 2k a/v and sound system, but it get stolen on new years eve, which is the reason i got my new 93 caprice. but i loved the car, had 200k miles on it, and ran good for sumthin of that high milage.
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-08-2002, 03:02 PM
LT1Kicker
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Post

My dad had a 1990 Caprice 9C1. Yes, they made the Caprice 9C1 in 87. 87 was the first year for the one piece headlights, and the last year for the carburated 350.
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-08-2002, 08:14 PM
Welcme2Detroit
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Post

mine was a 90 w/ a carb
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chevy Impala SS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome