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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-26-2019, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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FS: 1995 Caprice wagon

I'm tired of fixing my wagon. I was going to start parting it out this weekend, but if someone wants it whole, that'll be easier.

It's a 1995 that was originally blue and was painted Dark Otter Gray about 12 years ago. There's a little rust now. Interior is blue fabric in really good shape. It was reprogrammed by PCM4less, the transmission has a TransGo shift kit installed in "sane" mode, the front shocks are Bilstein HD, the air box is swiss cheesed, I think I replaced the fuel pump at some point, plug wires and plugs are fairly new, etc. Oh, brand new A/C compressor, idler pulley, evaporator, lines, and charge. The rearend is a 3.42 Richmond set with the proper ABS reluctor, and some of the brake lines are now Nicopp. The water pump is fairly new, too. Headlights and turn signals are Silverstars. True dual exhaust out the sides in the rear w/ stainless magnaflow (I think) mufflers and the magnaflow intermediate pipes. And probably some other misc parts.

The bad? I took it on the Hot Rod Power Tour a couple years ago (which is when I replaced the A/C), and largely smoked the 3-4 clutch pack (I got one of the shift solenoids in the screens instead of the notch when I replaced them). While limping it home, the lower radiator fan bracket failed and the fan got into the radiator, spraying the optispark unit. It's largely sat since then, aside from me occasionally moving it around. So it needs a radiator, 3-4 clutch pack (2-4 band and forward apply are still very good), and optispark. And a battery. I have a second LT1 (from a 9C1) disassembled which I'd consider throwing in with the deal - including the good (well, good when I pulled it) optispark, heads, and whatnot. Oh, the ignition column lever that connects the key to the power broke several years ago, so it has an Alpine remote start unit installed under the dash, and a toggle switch plus push button to start it. The key still locks the wheel and gearshift, but just can't start or run. So, remote start and push button like a fancy new car!

The wheels on it are 15" Cragar Soft 8s and BFG radial T/A. I had 17" versions of those wheels on it, but hit a pothole in town and bent two of those wheels. I'll toss those in the car, too; it looks way better on the 17s, IMO, and maybe it's cheap to straighten the wheels or just get two new ones. I pulled the stereo a while back, but have an Alpine unit w/ wiring harness and the rear Alpine 6x9s in a drawer in the garage. I have the missing passenger door stainless trim piece, but no clips to attach it. Some jerk hit a traffic cone and broke one of the clips.

It does (jump) start and run; I drove it to the spot in my driveway. I wouldn't suggest driving it, though. It misses due to the ignition thing, and the radiator leaks. It'll go into 3rd and 4th gear, but any more than real light acceleration slips and it shifts down. Also, with the 3.42s, driving in second kinda sucks. I've got a car trailer, and can probably drag it within, say, an hour or so of Bloomington, IL if need be. Chicago or St Louis would be a real stretch, as my 3/4 ton truck is in progress so I only have the little 305-equipped half ton.

I think maybe $750 sounds fair, but depending on what stuff you want, we can probably work something out. If you don't want the drivetrain, I'll pull that and sell the rest quite a bit cheaper. It was quite quick when it all worked; my neighbor wanted it for his kids, until I explained that a new driver would likely kill themselves and a bunch of their friends in a 150+MPH 8-passenger car.

Several decent pictures at https://photos.app.goo.gl/5T4XycWHMPBaF27GA, including close-ups of the rusty parts. I probably should've washed it before taking the pictures, but it is what it is.
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Note - I probably won't sell the rear-end separate, at least not for a low price. I don't really want to try to figure out how to drag it to a junk yard with no rear end, as I don't exactly have a forklift laying around.
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Ok, I talked to the guys at the farm supply down the street, and they'll help out with a heavy-duty forklift. So, if you want just a '95 Caprice wagon rearend with a Richmond 3.42:1 gear set, working Posi, and the right ABS / speedometer reluctor ring... Make it worth my while and it's yours.

Other parts are also available.
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