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Steve Smith



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PostSubject: Recently finished '94 Caprice wagon part II   Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:00 pm

Let me try this again.



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PostSubject: Re: Recently finished '94 Caprice wagon part II   Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:36 am

Nice subtle touches. Digging the Caprice badge.
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PostSubject: Re: Recently finished '94 Caprice wagon part II   Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:39 am

Thanks. In my opinion, far to many times "customized" vehicles are WAY over the top. My goal was a nice clean driver that was custom enough to stand out a bit but not be in your face tacky/gaudy.
Interior was left all stock. I removed the carpet and replaced it with a much nicer one from a junk Roadmaster (after it was totally shampooed). New floor mats completed it plus a complete cleaning of the whole interior.
Didn't care for the original 'Caprice Classic' badging so put a new reproduction metal one on the car that is a duplicate design of the one used back in 1967. Ebay to the rescue at a significant cost of $65.
The grille is stock but since the chrome was in pretty poor shape, I sanded it, sprayed a coat of adhesion promoter on it, they primed, sanded , sprayed the same white, carefully removed the white paint from the ribs and letters CHEVROLET, then two coats of clear.
Most of the Caprice wagons that have been re-done to one degree or another have gone with Impala SS grilles which look very nice but I wanted something a bit different. Even the Chevy bow ties (hood ornament and one in tow hitch) I painted with the same silver as on the sides of the car.
Door handle bases were also painted instead of the stock Caprice (boring) black they were originally.
Tail light bezels were painted silver as was the license plate light housing and clear aftermarket front corner lens were used.
I even made the side door mirrors custom by filling all the seams so now they are a one piece mirror housing.
I legally transferred the vanity plate from my Roadmaster wagon too. Rear wheel opening moldings (which the woodies didn't have) came from a non woody Caprice.
Like you said, "subtle".
Steve
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PostSubject: Re: Recently finished '94 Caprice wagon part II   Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:28 am

Looks nice my friend!!
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PostSubject: Re: Recently finished '94 Caprice wagon part II   Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:26 am


Clean!
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PostSubject: Re: Recently finished '94 Caprice wagon part II   Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:56 pm

Looks good, nice job.
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PostSubject: Re: Recently finished '94 Caprice wagon part II   Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:38 am

Very Nice
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PostSubject: Re: Recently finished '94 Caprice wagon part II   Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:33 pm

LOVE IT!!
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