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Ok, does the owner of this ride belong to this forum? If not, does anyone know anything about it? Im mesmerized by the chassis work personally. I found it on the Art Morrison site, had to go to search and put in 96 Impala SS. Can I get an explanation as to what exactly I am seeing going on with this chassis?! Its insane clean...And those rubbers, good lord...
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Thanks for the post. I went to the AM site and looked at all of the pictures. Incredible build! I love the Darth Vader reference back to the 1994 magazine ads "Lord Vader, your car is ready"
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It kinda looks like Rick Hendrick's Resto-mod Impala SS
that was on display at the ISSCA Nat's a few years back,
but I doubt if its the same car. Rick was smart enough to keep
door handles on the car

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...Can I get an explanation as to what exactly I am seeing going on with this chassis?!...
You're seeing an aftermarket chassis, with a huge fuel tank and the over-the-axle portion of the exhaust routed through the frame rail. Other than that, there doesn't appear to be anything else atypical with its design.

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You're seeing an aftermarket chassis, with a huge fuel tank and the over-the-axle portion of the exhaust routed through the frame rail. Other than that, there doesn't appear to be anything else atypical with its design.
So that fuel tank, whats with the upward portion of it? It looks like it is filled from the rear, which would make it almost impossible to completely fill right? I can see that giving the car a lower center of gravity, and open up lots of room for big ol fatties in the back. I loved the fact that my wagons frame was fully boxed, Id love to do that to the 96 B4U. But, a frame off build is NOT in the works for me for quite awhile lol. If I was to do a frame off Id do it on a box body Caprice Coupe anyways. This is an impressive build though...Oh to be able to afford an aftermarket chassis.....
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1977 coupe...FREE....

Good God if only I had the room...

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That ad is nearly 1 year old?

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That ad is nearly 1 year old?

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lmfao oops...guess that little detail would be nice to pay attention to huh?! wouldnt matter either way...if I parked a non running car in the little bit of driveway space we do have, the wife would murder me lol.
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lmfao oops...guess that little detail would be nice to pay attention to huh?! wouldnt matter either way...if I parked a non running car in the little bit of driveway space we do have, the wife would murder me lol.
Well I know someone who could have used that back window so that was how I noticed the thread date! Just another day in paradise.

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Well I know someone who could have used that back window so that was how I noticed the thread date! Just another day in paradise.

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I was amazed the dude hadnt pulled THAT part particularly! As far as Im understanding those rear windows are hard to find and not cheap...Its not the year I would want anyways. I do like the "glasshouse" rear but I want an earlier 80s box caprice coupe.
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