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PostSubject: SOLD 91 Caprice LO5, Dark Maple with cloth interior   Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:16 pm

I have decided to move to a smaller wagon, so the Caprice has to go.

I've had this car since February, 2010. Been using it as a daily driver and generally having fun with it.
Lots of pics here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/39912187@N04/5861348676/in/set-72157626900106371/
I will be adding pics this weekend.

Engine is an LO5 of unknown year/miles. I occasionally see a small puff of smoke when started hot (valve stem seals?)

All options work, EXCEPT the ABS. I have never bothered to troubleshoot it.

Since February, 2010, here is what I have done:
- All new front brake components
- New front shocks (Monroe Sensa-Tracks)
- Replaced outer tie rod ends, one ball joint, idler arm & pitman arm
- Replaced exhaust manifold gaskets (used all Grade 8 bolts)
- Replaced leaking brake line
- Trans was tested, fresh fluid and filter changed by a professional trans shop (local, family owned place; been around for over 30 years)
- NEW tires (Pirelli P Zero Nero, 235-55R 17
- Replaced fuel pump, sending unit and fuel filter
- Replaced both front side marker lamps
- Replaced leaking heater control valve (did the whole assembly, including the heater hoses)
- A/C compressor rebuilt professionally and system checked/charged (A/C works fine)
- Removed chrome trim moldings
- Re-painted front and rear bumper covers (removed chrome cap from front bumper molding and painted it body color)
- Replaced blackout trim on door headers
- Replaced the original cloth armrest with a leather storage armrest from a Roady (dyed it to match the interior; it's not a perfect match...)
- Repaired small rust spots at the bottom of both B pillars

The car was undercoated (Ziebart) when new and does not look like a veteran of over 20 Michigan winters. I put it up on a lift and scraped off the flaky undercoating and loose rust, coated everything I could get at with "Defender" rust converter (like POR15) and you can see the result in one of the photos. There is rust under there, but I haven't found any structural damage or soft spots. Floor pans are solid.

It could use an alignment (it was aligned last spring, but it's pulling a little to the right now). It's got a small exhaust leak that new exhaust manifold gaskets did not eliminate and the aforementioned valve stem seals. It also has a small hole behind the left rear tire and the bottom of the spare tire well is banged up.

It's probably stupid to sell it now that all this stuff is new/repaired, but I can't get around it when it's in my garage and I really want to get something smaller.

I could be interested in a trade, especially a 60-65 Tempest wagon or a 78 to 83 Lemans or Bonneville G wagon. (I'm kind of a Pontiac nut...)

I have driven this car across Michigan several times; I trust it to get me anywhere I need to go.

It has an aftermarket (Pioneer) AM/FM/CD head unit with mp3/aux input.

It has no tailpipe; I installed a turndown/dump at the outlet of the muffler.
The muffler is new, it is stainless steel "Driver Controlled Exhaust" (DCE) muffler from Waldron's Exhaust. There is a switch at the dash that allows you to run in quiet or open mode. Right now, it's a little loud all the time because I had them make it with oversize internal tubes, so it's never really quiet...NEW 2 1/2" exhaust pipe from cat to muffler.

I'll be listing it locally for about $4000 and I'm listening to offers.
Send me a PM if interested or with questions.

Thanks in advance for your interest!
Here are some of the pictures you'll find on flickr:











This was taken before I swapped out the armrest:






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PostSubject: Re: SOLD 91 Caprice LO5, Dark Maple with cloth interior   Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:52 pm

Very nice wagon and best of luck selling it.With that paint and no wood it should be pretty easy
to sell.Joe you will regret selling this wagon as nice as it is.Hear it often from a lot of members
hear and over at the SS forum.
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PostSubject: Re: SOLD 91 Caprice LO5, Dark Maple with cloth interior   Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:53 pm

Hi Jim,
Yes, I know that might be the case.
I looked a long time before I found this one and I like it.
But I hate to leave it outdoors all the time and I prefer smaller vehicles.

If I decide to replace it later, I'll remember what you told me!
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PostSubject: Re: SOLD 91 Caprice LO5, Dark Maple with cloth interior   Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:23 pm

WOW very clean. Wish I had the money for a new toy...
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PostSubject: Re: SOLD 91 Caprice LO5, Dark Maple with cloth interior   Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:49 pm

I was under the impression that the L03 was the only engine offered in 91.Thought the L05 was not available until 92.
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PostSubject: Re: SOLD 91 Caprice LO5, Dark Maple with cloth interior   Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:57 pm

Flasheroo wrote:
I was under the impression that the L03 was the only engine offered in 91.Thought the L05 was not available until 92.

Idk if its the only engine in 91. But this car is a 5.0, Look at the SPID tag, its a L03.
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PostSubject: Re: SOLD 91 Caprice LO5, Dark Maple with cloth interior   Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:05 pm

Yes, as far as I know the LO3 was the only available engine in 1991.
This was originally an LO3, but the previous owner put an LO5 in it.

I didn't believe it was a 350 at first, but I found the ID code at the back of the block - it's an LO5.

I have not checked the casting dates, but I think it came out of a 93.


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PostSubject: Re: SOLD 91 Caprice LO5, Dark Maple with cloth interior   Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:11 pm

Regardless of engine its a beautiful car,Joe.
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PostSubject: Re: SOLD 91 Caprice LO5, Dark Maple with cloth interior   Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:13 pm

Thanks, Flasheroo!
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PostSubject: Re: SOLD 91 Caprice LO5, Dark Maple with cloth interior   Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:28 pm

Forgot to ask you Joe,did you use a red gradient tint filter when you took those interior shots?That is the brightest red interior I have ever seen in one of our wagons.
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PostSubject: Re: SOLD 91 Caprice LO5, Dark Maple with cloth interior   Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:45 pm

Jim,
No filter, but it was fairly dark and that's what the flash did.
I'm going to post new pix later this weekend...after the storms stop!
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PostSubject: Re: SOLD 91 Caprice LO5, Dark Maple with cloth interior   Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:05 am

That is SHARP! Love that color!
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PostSubject: Re: SOLD 91 Caprice LO5, Dark Maple with cloth interior   Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:55 am

Flasheroo wrote:
Forgot to ask you Joe,did you use a red gradient tint filter when you took those interior shots?That is the brightest red interior I have ever seen in one of our wagons.
Jim Gordon

I think it's just the way the TBI red photographs. Mine comes across as unnaturally bright sometimes too. It's not, thankfully. lol
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PostSubject: Re: SOLD 91 Caprice LO5, Dark Maple with cloth interior   Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:30 pm

More pics added on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/39912187@N04/5861348676/in/set-72157626900106371/lightbox/

The interior shows up very bright in many of the photos, but it doesn't really look so "orange".


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PostSubject: Re: SOLD 91 Caprice LO5, Dark Maple with cloth interior   Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:36 pm

bump...

My new wagon is on its way here - from Arizona.
I need to sell the Caprice.
Anyone interested?
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PostSubject: Still available...Flying into Detroit for ISSCA/Dream Cruise? Buy this and drive home!!!   Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:25 pm

Bump
Still here and needs a new owner!
Let's make a deal.
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PostSubject: Re: SOLD 91 Caprice LO5, Dark Maple with cloth interior   Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:41 pm

$2800
Anybody interested?
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PostSubject: Re: SOLD 91 Caprice LO5, Dark Maple with cloth interior   Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:49 pm

Was this car parked by the host hotel for ISSCA nationals??
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PostSubject: Re: SOLD 91 Caprice LO5, Dark Maple with cloth interior   Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:15 pm

Dave you interested?
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PostSubject: Re: SOLD 91 Caprice LO5, Dark Maple with cloth interior   Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:17 pm

ChevyChugg wrote:
Was this car parked by the host hotel for ISSCA nationals??

Yes, that's the one.
I live a few miles from the Hotel.
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PostSubject: Re: SOLD 91 Caprice LO5, Dark Maple with cloth interior   Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:38 pm

No, sorry, too rich for my blood, but I just wanted to say that I saw the car in person and it appears to be very clean. Looks like a nice car, very sharp with the SS wheels. Good Luck with the sale!
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PostSubject: Re: SOLD 91 Caprice LO5, Dark Maple with cloth interior   Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:11 am

Thanks, Dave.
It's going to make someone happy.
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