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rcktpwrd

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PostSubject: new here...   new here... Icon_minitimeTue Mar 12, 2019 7:22 pm

My wife just bought a 1995 Caprice wagon to replace her departed '89 Suburban. Now we have to get it running again! The car has been sitting since about 2004 and was last run about 5 or so years ago! We got it from the original owner. It has a mostly full tank of gas... Otherwise the car is in pretty good overall condition. It has about 120k miles on it. Light blue paint with the woodgrain and blue interior.

I have ordered up a bunch of fuel system parts... just need to find some time to start taking things apart.
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PostSubject: Re: new here...   new here... Icon_minitimeWed Mar 13, 2019 8:56 am

Since the gas is so old, I would suggest draining the tank. Easiest way to do that would be disconnect the fuel line at the fuel filter and pump it into gas cans. Under the hood on the pass side by the radio antenna is a wire with a connector end just kind of floating around. It is a bypass to the fuel pump. Put 12V on it and the pump will run continuously without the engine running (key may need to be on, don't recall).

Other thing you can do is just drop the tank (write ups on how to are on the forum here)...

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PostSubject: Re: new here...   new here... Icon_minitimeWed Mar 13, 2019 2:51 pm

Welcome to the Forum. Ton's of valuable info on here in the archives. Post up some pics when you get a chance.
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PostSubject: Re: new here...   new here... Icon_minitimeWed Mar 13, 2019 5:01 pm

Here are a couple of pics before we brought it home:

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I will start another thread about the fuel system...
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PostSubject: Re: new here...   new here... Icon_minitimeWed Mar 13, 2019 8:12 pm

Off to a good start. Wood Caprices aren't that common and it's a tow pack car so you have a better rear end gear (2.93 vs. 2.56) Look for G80 on the SPID inside the tailgate. That's a factory limited slip (or a tag hanging off the diff).
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PostSubject: Re: new here...   new here... Icon_minitimeWed Mar 13, 2019 8:50 pm

Yup, 2.93 with the limited slip diff! Cool I looked up the RPO codes (GW9 and G80) and also saw the tag on the diff cover. I was a little surprised to see the need for the special limited slip fluid. Unlike the 454SS that my wife also has that had the govlock in it, which has been replaced with a Tru-Trac.

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PostSubject: Re: new here...   new here... Icon_minitimeThu Mar 14, 2019 12:19 pm

Nice!! Looks like a great project! Love the Woody Caprice...and that is a beautiful color!
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PostSubject: Re: new here...   new here... Icon_minitimeThu Mar 14, 2019 2:13 pm

Looks like a great starting point! All the best and please keep us updated on the progress.

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PostSubject: Re: new here...   new here... Icon_minitimeThu Mar 14, 2019 8:57 pm

Welcome, you have a great starting point.
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PostSubject: Re: new here...   new here... Icon_minitimeThu Mar 14, 2019 9:08 pm

Thanks!

The plans for the car, aside from getting it running are to restore it and keep it as original as possible. She is going to daily drive the car and also show it at aaca car shows starting next year when it's 25 years old.
All it really needs is the woody redone and some of the trim around it... The woody for the most part is decent enough but I think we will replace it at some point. The thin trim all around is peeled off and really needs to be redone sooner as it ruins the looks of the car. Also the lower wide trim is falling off and someone did a poor job trying to reattach some of it and one piece is missing.
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PostSubject: Re: new here...   new here... Icon_minitimeFri Mar 15, 2019 12:15 pm

Welcome! This is a nice looking wagon!
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PostSubject: Re: new here...   new here... Icon_minitimeTue Mar 19, 2019 3:58 am

Congrats! That's a sweet looking wagon. I like the color!
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PostSubject: Re: new here...   new here... Icon_minitimeTue Mar 19, 2019 5:41 am

Nice.  I love the wire wheel covers and whitewalls, and kept them on my 1996 Caprice.  Some replace them with various alloy wheels, so spares are lurking in the sheds of many members here if you need a replacement or two. Perfect ones are getting hard to find, and it's always good to keep a spare or two if you are going to drive the car every day.

Has the metallic foil on the midline trim begun to peel?  That can be restored, but I just removed the trim pieces on mine and removed the 3/4" strip at the top on a table saw.  The remaining pieces are colored all the way through, so you can wet sand them afterwards and no one will ever know.

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PostSubject: Re: new here...   new here... Icon_minitimeWed Mar 20, 2019 4:36 pm

Looks great dmg4!

Yes some of the chrome is peeling on the midline trim.
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