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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:28 pm

My old wheels do look nice! they get do get around!

These rims were part of a group purchase on the Impala SS forum some years ago now, they were and still are IMHO once the best suited rims for the 91-96 b bodies and the fleetwoods.

Chris try em on the fleetwood and take some pictures
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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:00 pm

Sure wish there were some more sets floating around and Pat you are right about they being almost perfect on our B bodys!
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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:23 pm


I had actually purchased a set myself through that same GP Pat...I think it was 9 years ago now!! I never mounted tires on them and sold them to someone in Canada a few months later. I bought a set of used TT2s with tires instead.

I know these would look good on the Fleetwood...but then what would I put on the wagon  Wink 



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I mentioned earlier that I am the second owner of this wagon...the first owner was Fairfax Co Government, VA. Well, since I was passing through...I went to the Govt center and cruised around looking for other B-bodies in the fleet lots. None to be found (looks like they were replaced by minivans and FWD Impalas)

I did snag a shot of the wagon infront of it's old home though Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:14 pm

Chris.do you think these rims could be the ones you bought/sold 9 years ago?Really changes the way your wagon looks versus stock.Damn,I like those wheels.
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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:40 pm

nope, they came from atlanta to me then mike now chris
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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:02 am

Boy they look nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:25 am

They are really hot! And now when you remind me, i have seen the modification thread on the wheels.. The Bmw 7 series are everywhere here, almost for free.. Checked the local advertise site today, and have found two cars with similar wheels that i am going to check out and see if i can buy it and just take the wheels.. Strange phenomena that a set of wheels are priced about the same as a whole car.....
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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:55 am

Loving the pics and the wheels totally changed the look of the car. NICE!
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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:26 pm

Very Nice!
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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:44 pm


Thanks guys!

Next step is putting the "new" shocks in, swaybars (front SS/9C1 bar and rear Crown Vic) and prob a new set of rear springs too.

Then getting some paintwork done (hopefully)
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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:51 am

Those wheels are striking. What a great look!
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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:17 am

Chris, you got a real nice lookin' wagon there. I know I'm biased, but I love the wheels too.



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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:25 am

Mike,those are your wheels that are now on Chris,s new caprice?Your roady is looking sharp as usual!
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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:53 pm

No, I still have my OZ's, Chris got his OZ's from Mike P. (DBeaSSt), who got them from Pat (buickestate).
Although, Chris may have one of my original center caps, which he got from Mike P.... Follow Jim?
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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:38 pm

Just barely but yes I fully understand.You still looking for a set of chrome road wheels and tires?
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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:36 am

Yeah, those wheels do set off the wagon (and have a history to folks here too).  

   I did pick up a set of very nice 9C1 wheels late last night (traded them for an extra trans I had laying around).   The Fleetwood might get the OZ wheels at some point, but I dunno yet.  (sorry for the bad pic...it was dark)



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Latest update is the radio.  I removed the stock tape player and put in a remanufactured CD with aux input.  

This is the first radio I have ever owned that had an aux input like this.....I am moving up!  cheers

Once the weather warms up, I will install the shocks and new rear springs. Just too cold right now.






Digging the plate Smile 

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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:01 pm


Just a little update and some pics....

My wagon survived the Southern SNOWPOCALYPSE OF 2014!!

Whatever tires Mike Prosise put on these wheels actually did quite well. Was fun to drive in Smile




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Also installed the new rear springs (Moog CC625) and the nearly new Bilstein shocks (just the rears today) I will put the fronts on next weekend when I do front brakes.





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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:24 pm

If anyone has Fred's email address, please forward it to me in a Private Message. (PM)

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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:23 pm

Hi Chris,
This is the rear set up i'm also going with... what are your plans for front springs? Jeff p.s. nice work like the wagon a lot.
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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:13 am


Thanks Jeff! I'm thinking about using the Moog 7268 springs for the front ( I read all of THIS thread and between the author and Jason's comments...it's a lot to chew on )

What are you planning to use?

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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:42 pm

I think they said that the moog 7268, and 80098 were the exact same spring. The 80098 is almost $8.00 cheaper on amazon. Just some info. in case you felt like saving $8.00. I myself am getting ready to buy the Moog 5402's They are supposed to be equivalent to the stock springs. Though I might buy the 80098's They're only $6.35 more than the 5402's
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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:48 pm

Chris

Is that a picture of the rear end housing from your car?

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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:05 pm

Hi Chris that is the same thread I've also read... a lot of info in there. I want to lower the front a little and I'm still undecided....Jeff
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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:31 pm

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Chris

Is that a picture of the rear end housing from your car?

Tom  

Yes, I didnt have the time or energy to clean it right now.  It looks rusty..but it's a bunch of dirt and grit.  I have to change the diff oil (and have a new cover with drain plug to install).  I'll spruce it up then and get some less scary pics.  lol

Thanks for the tip Shawn!' $8 is $8!

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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:55 pm

Brokecello/Scoffman: The 750# springs are a good spring if you live where the roads are nice. That being said, I think they are too much spring for even the Bilsteins. Stick with a softer spring (550-650# max) if you plan on using bilstein front shocks. If you want to use a 750# front spring, I suggest you get koni special D (red) front shocks and set them to full hard. I have a very low mileage set for sale. I also still have another set of 4 bilsteins for sale. PM me if interested.

Scoffman: not sure what shocks your suspension plan is, but the 5402 is vastly different than the 7268. What shock do you plan on using (this would influence what spring you use) ? IMO 338# is way too soft, but I personally don't like the stock soft ride.

the 7268 is the same as the 80098. Get whichever one is cheapest. The 80090 is just a bit taller, about stock caprice height. If you find a good deal on the 80090, just cut it. Good call on the 625 springs. They are quite nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:56 pm

I went with some KYB gas a just all around, the 80098 for the front, and the cc623's for the rear with the airlift 1000's. I'm looking for a stiffer ride with a little more aggressive front rake.
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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:11 pm


Nothing to major...I did take another stab at the paintwork. It has some issues where the Govt Decals were brutally removed (I mean...really? Looks like Jason hacked the one off the driver's door).

I was able to get the fender tops corrected and passenger door. The driver's door is just screwed. So that is why I ordered the magnets Smile A repaint (or two tone) of the sides will happen at some point.







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And this is why I bought this thing...for my music business! Had it loaded up Fri for a gig. Two Cellos and other misc equipment. BOOM! Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:24 am

That's a sweet lookin' wagon. Looks like it's coming along nicely. I miss my red '95, it was a cool looking car in that color. Hey, how's that new radio holding up? I want to get one of those done for my OCC. Oh and BTW, the factory '95 - '96 Caprice radio (and presumably the one you have in there now) will work with steering wheel controls. I was going to use a Monte Carlo/Lumina steering wheel on mine but I couldn't find a decent one in a yard until -go figure; the weekend after I sold the car! Anyway you need that and a clock spring from a steering wheel control'd car. Might be a sweet mod, especially if your steering wheel is shot already.
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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:36 am

That thing is really looking great!!
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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:19 am


Thank you!!

Just a couple of quick pics...I had a little issue with a front swaybar endlink *cough* lol




I also threw on some new brakes / rotors when I did the front shocks too.





Took the Caprice to the Daytona, FL WagonFest. My wife had a seminar in TX, so I brought my buddy Heath (he has a RMS). We had a good time and I was finally able to drive on the beach!



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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:00 am

One sweet ride
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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:06 pm

Fantastic Pics! Nice Work!
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PostSubject: Re: Picked up another wagon...Caprice Wagon Build   Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:31 pm

Well, thanks guys! It did shine up pretty well for FL.  I did go through a whole bottle of touchup paint beforehand though!  Hahaha

I will add...Tom Wingo hooked me up with a front 9C1 swaybar @ Daytona!  So I will be adding that at some point (along with the Ferd rear bar mod)

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