What did you do to your Caprice today?

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Stingroo
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Re: What did you do to your Caprice today?

Post by Stingroo »

We got our Holden airbag, too. No more physical bowties anywhere on the car!

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Also have an Aussie silverbox waiting to go in. Need to figure out what kind of mic I need to make bluetooth work, and buy a camera for it.

Then I just need to get the center support and a traction control button so we can do the whole console swap and radio swap all in one go.
JoeR
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Got rid of my steelies. Traded them for some BMW wheels. Programmed a new set of TPMS Sensors, so I won't have to worry about fooling around with them for a while. My wife thinks the BMW center caps are ridiculous, but I think it's too funny.
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elc32955
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Re: What did you do to your Caprice today?

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You watch, now the unexplained mechanical failures and maintenance issues will take over & possess your car. "Broke More than Working".

Heh. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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elc32955 wrote: Sun Jul 10, 2022 11:02 am You watch, now the unexplained mechanical failures and maintenance issues will take over & possess your car. "Broke More than Working".

Heh. :lol: :lol: :lol:
That's great. You're right. I should expect the VANOS codes to appear and brake pads to wear out. (This may only be funny to guys that work on BMWs though)

I believe it is also now my duty to drive slow in the left lane.

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BluesBro
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Post by BluesBro »

Not mine, but my fathers car.

Some Hot Wheels 21's. All four are rears, 9.5in wide I believe.

This is just a test fit, waiting on a pair of 305/30/21 tires to arrive.
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Car54
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Drove to NYC, Queens to be exact, and back home. It’s amazing to see the left lane become all yours! NJS, did use these cars, not a lot of them but did see them occasionally on I78 and 287.

Car drives great but can’t figure out the loose drifty feel I get at speeds over 70.
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OldCaprice14
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I got my grille, badge and center caps from Australia finally!
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BJH27
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Post by BJH27 »

Man this things is turning into a money pit for me lol...let's see, replaced both cv axles last week luckily found a low mileage wrecked chevy ss for parts...new brakes all the way around...parking brake hardware basically disintegrated, replaced all that...and now I'm looking for a 3.27 rear differential. Prices seem a bit high for what I want to spend though so kinda holding off. Oh local bodyshop patched my spotlight holes. That's about it for now... :D
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Long overdue, I gave her a good cleaning, wash and wax, cleaned the windows, dusted the dash. Now she's all nice and shiny! Not perfect or completely detailed but good enough. This is in preparation to taking her to a local GM/Holden cruise. Since I possibly have the only one in the country, well, it might get some attention :D
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NewToMe2013PPV
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Post by NewToMe2013PPV »

Not all today, but figured I'd bump the thread...

Removed:

Police wiring - 20 lbs
Aux battery - 65 lbs
Cage - 96 lbs
Gun rack - 16 lbs
Slick door panels - 27 lbs
Computer plate - 11 lbs
Plastic back seat - 24 lbbs
Slide out trunk tray - 63 lbs

Total removed - 312 lbs

Installed:

Sound damp throughout.
Rear seat belts
Rear seat
Rear door panels
New front fender inserts

Replaced misc interior trim that was damaged or missing.

Finished out my console with a couple new storage compartments from Havis to fill the voids:
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Still have spot lights and push bumper installed, but they'll come off soon. Then it'll be time for paint and body work.
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