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)
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 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
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?
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?