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randumnumber



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PostSubject: Hello from MS   Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:38 pm

Hey guys what's up!

So I've driven many different caprices thoughout the years. My first car was a 83 classic that was beat to ****, but it ran like a top. Then I had a 96 9c1 and it was nice (until i wrapped it around a telephone pole) Crying or Very sad and most recently i've got a 93 caprice wagon.. The specs on it are as follows.

The exterior color is sort of a dark green metallic color but the clear coat has gone to ****. It has a silver accent(lower part of the car)
The interior is super clean all power grey cloth.
I got it off a granny it has 80k original miles and i paid 1200 for it.. so I am happy about that and willing to put a little work into it..

The bad:

The rear windows are frozen in the up position, They try to go down and the motor is pulling but they are stuck...I think it is a combination of those small nylon pieces being broken, and the window being frozen in place just from friction.

The rear speakers don't make sound, and i had to unplug the passenger side speaker b/c it was making a ridiculousness cracking popping noise.. The speaker itself doesn't look damaged.. Any ideas?

The granny that owned it drove through her chain link fence gate when it was not opened all the way resulting in a scratch on both rear panels Crying or Very sad so there is body work in my future.

The rear gate is damaged from her backing into something and will only open down. It wants to open sideways but the gate is structurally damaged and just wont swing open. The car and pins itself look fine and i think i can just replace the gate.

It needs a new head liner which i have done before and dont think is a big problem.

Recently one of the small wing windows in the back popped of its hinge.. I had it open then went to close it and it just snapped right off(it didnt damage the glass or anything its just like the epoxy gave out. How can i fix this?

The good:

Interior is super clean.
Only 80K on it.
The fluids are clean and nice. The car is strong and runs like a top.
She has 350 cubes under the hood.


My questions as a new owner of a wagon:

Does anyone have a rear gate I can buy?

Ignoring the body damage.. How much does it cost to get the car painted(it's a lot of car).. 1 stage or 2.. any info would help here. Should I keep the stock color (is it rare or something?). I know it will cost more the change the color..

I am interested in removing the rubber molding on the car and replacing it with molding painted to match or just black..where can i get my hands on this molding? Does it have to be specifically for the caprice wagon. I think I could just get some generic stuff and cut it to fit.

Can I just re-epoxy my broken rear wing window? (it popped away from the hinge) what would you recommend?
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from MS   Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:22 pm

First off,welcome to the group and someone here will soon chime in with the answers you need.
Now go to compnine.com and enter your vin number to find out about the paint job and its rarity.
We have some professional painters here who can help with that question as well.Sounds like you have a nice low mileage wagon and if there is any rust,please go after it sooner than later and
fix it right the first time!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from MS   Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:22 am

Flasheroo wrote:
First off,welcome to the group and someone here will soon chime in with the answers you need.
Now go to compnine.com and enter your vin number to find out about the paint job and its rarity.
We have some professional painters here who can help with that question as well.Sounds like you have a nice low mileage wagon and if there is any rust,please go after it sooner than later and
fix it right the first time!

Thanks for pointing that site out..this is very cool and my dad's got an 88 9c1 with some odd package options that I cant wait to look up.

My color combo with a grey interior is 358 produced.. out of a little over 10607 total produced that year not so bad i guess.. perhaps i should keep it the original color in that case.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from MS   Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:55 am

Welcome aboard.

1. Review mirror glue works on the wing windows

2. I have the same issue with the gate on my Buick. My wife backed into someting and when you try to swing the gate it binds, but doesn't look bent. I just drop it like a tailgate. Now if I were going to paint it, I would massage the gate back into shape before paint. Finding a tailgate with no dents is pretty hard especially in a matching color.

3. lots of guys remove the trim, it's fairly easy as on the Caprice it's glued on. I don't like it bare, but I think the wagons look good with the door spears off on the Impala.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from MS   Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:27 pm

Sprocket wrote:
Welcome aboard.

1. Review mirror glue works on the wing windows

2. I have the same issue with the gate on my Buick. My wife backed into someting and when you try to swing the gate it binds, but doesn't look bent. I just drop it like a tailgate. Now if I were going to paint it, I would massage the gate back into shape before paint. Finding a tailgate with no dents is pretty hard especially in a matching color.

3. lots of guys remove the trim, it's fairly easy as on the Caprice it's glued on. I don't like it bare, but I think the wagons look good with the door spears off on the Impala.

Cool thanks to ya.. I will try the rear view mirror glue on the wing window.. My gate is preaty well bashed in.. it looks like the bumper of a truck backed into it and caved it in at the top left corner of the licence plate indention.. There are so many curves and body lines on that gate that i dont think it will ever look right... it would prob cost less to get a new gate than to have a body shop work on it for 16 hours to fix it. I am going to get the car painted anyway b/c the clearcoat is coming up and there are small bits of surface rust on the roof and hood.. luckly its a southern car so there is no rust cancer. nothing more than surface issues.

About the trim.. I dont like it bare either looking at pictures.. and if i get it painted i do want something to prevent the doors from getting messed up (since it acts as a bump stop) but the fake chrome strip on the trim strips is discolored and flaking off..so i wanted to restore or replace the existing pieces.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from MS   Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:42 am

Look about halfway down this thread for a Marblehead (gun me tallish color) wagon with boss 338s and a red accent stripes. He is running the impala door spears on the side

http://gmlongroof.4umer.com/t3339-wagonfest-fl-2011-pics-and-video

I like this look and have a set for my build car....
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from MS   Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:41 pm

hi randumnumber....i have a tailgate from a 95 roadmaster that i am parting out...i would be happy to give you a great deal on it.....not sure on how to get it to you but i am happy to help you out however i can....the gate is in perfect working order....it's a '95 with light driftwood met color...it has the 'woody' trim along with the typical rmw chrome trim....the plastic trim on the in inside is in fairly good shape..i did have to relocate 2 of the top retaining screws but it doesn't look bad at all....let me know if you are interested and i would be happy to send any pics/info you would like..

thanks in advance..

bret

ps..i live in far west texas
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