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Postby DetritusMaximus » Tue Jan 28, 2003 2:37 pm



Interesting to hear that. A friend of mine recently ordered a front spoiler for an Opel Manta. We'll have to see what comes in...


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Postby 5.7 Interceptor » Tue Jan 28, 2003 3:59 pm

Hopefully I'm proven wrong for your friends sake.....I'm sure he doesn't treat all potntial customers like he treated me.


Are you guys near Toronto?


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Postby batmax5 » Tue Jan 28, 2003 5:04 pm



Mitch,


I hope when you say "'restore' to the former glory" you mean back to ultra-scary battle prepped condition, and not "original" condition. I get a lot of flack from the guys in my Monte Carlo group. They don't appreciate my Mad Max inspired modifications.


The Caprice is still a fragment of my twisted imagination at this point. If I can ever get a freakin' job I plan to sell my 91 Chevy Cavalier and get an 87-89 Caprice. I want one with a 350 and HOPEFULLY the whole 9C1 police package. If it is not a 9C1 I hope to find one where the original 305 or V-6 was replaced with a 350. In my imagination it will look something like this:


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My 1975 Chevy Monte Carlo has a 350, police push bumpers, caltrop dropper, brake light deactivation switch, and a few other tricks in the works. It may look like a boat to people who are used to smaller cars, but the 73-77 Monte Carlos handled so well that NASCAR used them up until 1981. Here is what mine looks like now:


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Postby DetritusMaximus » Tue Jan 28, 2003 5:25 pm

Quote: Originally posted by 5.7 Interceptor on 29 January 2003



Hopefully I'm proven wrong for your friends sake.....I'm sure he doesn't treat all potntial customers like he treated me.

Are you guys near Toronto?

Doug






Nah, we're down in St. Louis. Along the Mississippi halfway (sort of) between Chicago and New Orleans.


I know it depends on peoples mood and whom you are dealing with, as far as some stuff goes, but most especially with junkyards.
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Postby Foxtrot X-Ray » Tue Jan 28, 2003 6:58 pm

Hmmmm.


I was planning to order a front Spoiler for my Javelin from Showcars-Bodyparts when I got that far..





I'll make a note to be very careful if I order from them and I'll also have to keep an eye open for alternatives.





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Postby 5.7 Interceptor » Tue Jan 28, 2003 7:43 pm

hey BATMAX... would you be interested in a 91 Caprice 9C1 package??
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Postby batmax5 » Wed Jan 29, 2003 3:32 am



5.7 Interceptor,


I am not a fan of the flat top rear wheel wells from 91 and 92, but if I can find one that is very solid mechanically for the right price I am interested. For a battle vehicle I can always take the Sawzall to the rear wheel wells and make 'em round. Image


Price is a big factor for me, as I got laid off and am now unemployed. Transportation from Canada to Chicago would probably be an issue too. What are the specs on your 91?


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Postby 5.7 Interceptor » Thu Jan 30, 2003 1:09 pm

heya Batmax...contact me via my main e-mail 5.7inteceptor @ cogeco.ca


I can give ya all the details along with the price which is only 1/3 of my investment....


as for getting it home... drive it .. no probs at all!


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Postby batmax5 » Thu Jan 30, 2003 5:03 pm



Doug,


I tried to send you an e-mail, but it came back "user unknown"


I sent it to: mailto:5.7inteceptor@cogeco.ca "5.7inteceptor@cogeco.ca"
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Postby 5.7 Interceptor » Thu Jan 30, 2003 7:58 pm

my spelling is bad at my age... I spelled interceptor wrong.. DOH!


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