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Tomz9C1



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PostSubject: Project DCM CLONE SS   Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:18 am

Before I first got this car it was destined to be a donor for Billy Mac's 1994 SS. After sitting stale for a year, we've brought her back to life!







I noticed it was running rough so I replaced the cap & rotor. Upon verifying the plug wire order, several plug wires were plugged into the cap wrong! Dr Tom to the rescue!

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PostSubject: Re: Project DCM CLONE SS   Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:43 am

Ha, I forgot all about that car!
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Tomz9C1



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PostSubject: Re: Project DCM CLONE SS   Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:00 am

I'm starting to replace the front end with the PPM Kit I bought several yrs ago.

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PostSubject: Re: Project DCM CLONE SS   Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:49 pm

new parts? thought those were just a dream for you. Arrow
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toomanytoyz
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PostSubject: Re: Project DCM CLONE SS   Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:15 pm

Good start, Tom! I spy ZQ8's! Smile

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Tomz9C1



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PostSubject: Re: Project DCM CLONE SS   Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:53 pm

bowtiepimp wrote:
new parts? thought those were just a dream for you. Arrow

Ya I had to dust them off, literally! Had to take a 8 Lb. sledge to get the friggin driver side wheel off. Laughing
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PostSubject: @ A snails pace   Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:16 pm

This is far as I've got up to now por-15 'ed the front control arms, like I said I wasn't going to do Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: Project DCM CLONE SS   Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:18 am

Hope you saved the nuts when you disassembled the ball joints & steering linkage.
I found the ones PPM gave me were....shit...lacking
Especially the ball joints where you tend to use them to pull everything together.
If you sand clean the spindles they may hold up.
OEM are just beefier IMO

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PostSubject: Re: Project DCM CLONE SS   Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:00 am

sdstick wrote:
Hope you saved the nuts when you disassembled the ball joints & steering linkage.
I found the ones PPM gave me were....shit...lacking
Especially the ball joints where you tend to use them to pull everything together.
If you sand clean the spindles they may hold up.
OEM are just beefier IMO

I don't know if that car is a late 95-96 9C1, so, , ,
Just wanted to mention the late SEO 7B3 issue here.
And as usual, Bill Harpers research is thorough and flawless.
http://www.impalassforum.com/vBulletin/showthread.php?t=227227
The lower control arms and spindles are different for these large LBJ models, 5/8" vs. 9/16".

BTW, I like the B&W photo effect!
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PostSubject: Finished product   Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:20 pm

King approved.

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PostSubject: Re: Project DCM CLONE SS   Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:56 am

She is lowahed! Fronts are 9C1 SPRINGS cut 1 1/4 coils, Rears are Vogtland's with no upper cushion




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PostSubject: Re: Project DCM CLONE SS   Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:04 am

looks good @ that height....... like it still has a decent ride and isnt ridged going over bumps Arrow
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PostSubject: Re: Project DCM CLONE SS   Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:05 am

..... needs a buff Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Project DCM CLONE SS   Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:14 am

You ain't shittin, haven't even washed since I got her. Know anyone who can buff? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Project DCM CLONE SS   Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:17 am

.........


................ I'll be in that area in Aug..... my friend has a camp in that part of Maine ..........
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Tomz9C1



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PostSubject: Re: Project DCM CLONE SS   Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:24 pm

Rides really good, real smooth but firm. Ha, that's the way I like em, Laughing Laughing Joy like how it handles, feels real tight.
Where does your friend have his camp?
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PostSubject: Re: Project DCM CLONE SS   Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:43 pm

damn tom looks good ... man where did you find the time to do all that ..
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Tomz9C1



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PostSubject: Re: Project DCM CLONE SS   Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:08 am

waynes91 wrote:
damn tom looks good ... man where did you find the time to do all that ..
Wayne, are you the 1st one to read my whole thread? Lol. I had three weeks of vacation to take and been working for the Gov. till now. Thanks for looking.
My next Mod
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sdstick



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PostSubject: Re: Project DCM CLONE SS   Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:44 am

Dont put that on until AFTER the buffing
If it turns out to be the only time the car sees wax,
you wont have the residual around the emblem... Razz
Also....wax the bejeezus out of that before you stick it on....
It'll be a hellava lot easier now

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PostSubject: Re: Project DCM CLONE SS   Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:57 am

sdstick wrote:
Dont put that on until AFTER the buffing
If it turns out to be the only time the car sees wax,
you wont have the residual around the emblem... Razz
Also....wax the bejeezus out of that before you stick it on....
It'll be a hellava lot easier now


.......well someone's up early and thinking on they toes.... Arrow
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Tomz9C1



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PostSubject: Re: Project DCM CLONE SS   Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:23 am

sdstick wrote:
Dont put that on until AFTER the buffing
If it turns out to be the only time the car sees wax,
you wont have the residual around the emblem... Razz
Also....wax the bejeezus out of that before you stick it on....
It'll be a hellava lot easier now

I was thinking about that, your scaring me Steve! Thanks buddy for the heads up. The Caprice SS had the deer emblem Question . I couldn't resist!
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waynes91



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PostSubject: Re: Project DCM CLONE SS   Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:32 pm

[quote="Tomz9C1"]
waynes91 wrote:
damn tom looks good ... man where did you find the time to do all that ..
Wayne, are you the 1st one to read my whole thread? Lol. I had three weeks of vacation to take and been working for the Gov. till now. Thanks for looking.

read.. hell i build submarines i only look at the pictures...lol working for the gov. thats a everyday vacation Smile
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Tomz9C1



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PostSubject: Re: Project DCM CLONE SS   Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:58 pm

So since I removed the 9C1 springs up front Last year and installed the Vogtland's, I had it lined up once more and what a fukkin difference that made! I can actually let go of the steering wheel at around 70 MPH and goes straight as an arrow! Also removed ww trim & installed DCM trim in the rear. I'll get some new pics up in the morning and she's a dirty girl too!


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toomanytoyz
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PostSubject: Re: Project DCM CLONE SS   Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:01 am

Good to see she's still "in service" Very Happy

I love my vogtlands.

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Tomz9C1



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PostSubject: Re: Project DCM CLONE SS   Wed May 21, 2014 12:02 am

Well I stored the DCM under the "Temp garage" and it collapsed under all the snow (broken windshield) and rain we got this past Winter. I just got back from being away at work since the Fall season. I'll post up some picks soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Project DCM CLONE SS   Wed May 21, 2014 12:26 am

Oh man.   I've been there, I got lucky with the yellow Impala.







Couldn't drive thanks to the stupid driving ban we had and therefore couldn't keep the snow off it.  There was about 3' of snow in the bowl that used to be the peaked roof. When I backed the car out carefully the tent stayed up like that.  I have since gotten the cheaper "yellow" Shelterlogic garage and that held up pretty nice over this past winter, just kept an eye on it and lag bolted the legs to some big planks I parked the car on top of.


I hope the DCM car held up okay
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Tomz9C1



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PostSubject: Re: Project DCM CLONE SS   Wed May 21, 2014 1:51 am

lol. I thought I was the only one this happened to. I'll post up a couple pics tomorrow. Just a broken winshield I think?
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sdstick



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PostSubject: Re: Project DCM CLONE SS   Wed May 21, 2014 6:10 am

Aaahhh....Spring time in Maine...who needs a windshield?...mosquitos are full of fiber..Very Happy 

Good to see you back with enough time to post...keep em coming Arrow

(sorry about the gee-rahg...coulda been much worse right?)

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PostSubject: Re: Project DCM CLONE SS   Wed May 21, 2014 7:36 pm

One tent garage. And one tent garage only. Never again.
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PostSubject: Re: Project DCM CLONE SS   Wed May 21, 2014 7:39 pm

My yellow one held up great this winter! I have it super secured down and the tarp section tied tight so it can't tatter. We'll see what the UV does to it this summer.
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