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 How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make a 9C1 Clone of the SS

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PostSubject: Re: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make a 9C1 Clone of the SS   Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:00 pm

Done.



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PostSubject: Re: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make a 9C1 Clone of the SS   Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:42 pm

Nice! Can't wait to see once its all done.
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PostSubject: Re: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make a 9C1 Clone of the SS   Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:37 am

I'm not in a rush. I've been waiting for about 13 years. I might not even put the exhaust 'til this winter. I just had the camera as I was waliking by the parts bin.

I think I'm going to change the interior lights to red. One 9C1 we had them and so does the 9C6. This car has too many lights inside.
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PostSubject: Re: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make a 9C1 Clone of the SS   Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:32 am

Love those tires, I'm SOOOOOO sick of BFG....
I may have to burn a set off to get out of them FOR GOOD

Why so slow? & I think that red lights are going to attract skanks Arrow

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PostSubject: Re: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make a 9C1 Clone of the SS   Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:28 pm

I never seen a 9c1 with ss wheels and tires. Razz

Nice exhaust. Hooker makes a nice kit. I had that kit on my blue and white 9c1. I never understood why one of the intermediate pipes is two piece. scratch

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PostSubject: Re: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make a 9C1 Clone of the SS   Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:43 pm

That must be the same kit that came with my 9c1 when I bought it, really like the sound these things make Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make a 9C1 Clone of the SS   Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:56 pm

sdstick wrote:
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Why so slow? & I think that red lights are going to attract skanks Arrow

IMPALADAKID wrote:
I never seen a 9c1 with ss wheels and tires. Razz

Nice exhaust. Hooker makes a nice kit. I had that kit on my blue and white 9c1. I never understood why one of the intermediate pipes is two piece. scratch

I first thought that I might like to get one of these cars (and a Z28) about 13 years ago.
Well I have red lights in the 9C1 and so far it hasn't attracted any skanks. Maybe the car is the wong color. Hopefully I'll have better luck with a black car. Smile

I plan to weld the pipes and put some kind of flange on the mufflers, so I can unbolt and easily remove them. That way I can have summer and winter mufflers!

I was having some trouble with the alignment and hated driving this car. I think I finally have it all good now and it's way better to drive. If it's not supposed to rain tomorrow I'll take it to work!


I have SS wheels on the 9C1. It's the best option that the SSes got. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make a 9C1 Clone of the SS   Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:25 pm

Does anyone know what's involved to remove the huge deer on the trunk and replace it with a bowtie?

I seem to remember that someone did that but I forget who it was.
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PostSubject: Re: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make a 9C1 Clone of the SS   Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:33 pm

boojum wrote:
Does anyone know what's involved to remove the huge deer on the trunk and replace it with a bowtie?

I seem to remember that someone did that but I forget who it was.
I did it. Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make a 9C1 Clone of the SS   Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:43 pm

I did it. Drill out the rivets, clean up all the dirt and sticky crap left on the trunk lid. I attached the bowtie cover by using some long hex screws, I had extra, that secure the hood grills, secured by screwing them into the clips, also from the grill, in back inside the trunk lid. Pretty easy. 5 minute job.
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PostSubject: Re: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make a 9C1 Clone of the SS   Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:46 pm

MASShole9C1 wrote:
I did it. Drill out the rivets...
Huh? Rivets where? The impala logo is purely stick on
You talkin rivets in the bowtie?

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PostSubject: Re: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make a 9C1 Clone of the SS   Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:05 pm

Oops. Yes. All the same tho. Fishing line to remove the impala emblem... Got my wires crossed there.
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PostSubject: Re: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make a 9C1 Clone of the SS   Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:43 pm

I have used up all my spare window rollers on this car and then some.

I went to MacMulkin to get more but the building was on fire.

More than 1/2 a day later and I'm almost done. Really, there is no need to hack up a door like this to replace these!
And blue tape is for temporary use.
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PostSubject: Re: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make a 9C1 Clone of the SS   Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:01 am

I had a bizarre front end alignment problem. This car has pulled hard to the right since I got it (running). It also required much less effort to turn right than left. It practically made right hand turns by itself!

After multiple attempts with my DIY alignment it got better but it was still not right. I decided to try another steering box next. I wasn't really expecting much since I had convinced myself that something else was messed up with the front end. I'm happy to report that the new steering box fixed the problem.

9C1 steering boxes FTW! I recommend them to all Impala owners.

I'm starting to like this car despite its handicap.


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PostSubject: Re: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make a 9C1 Clone of the SS   Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:54 am

boojum wrote:
9C1 steering boxes FTW! I recommend them to all Impala owners.
LOL! What an upgrade indeed. Wink Stop it Jim. Newbies might be listening. Rolling Eyes

boojum wrote:
I'm starting to like this car despite it's handicap.
Your car is in a wheel chair? scratch So where do you sit? Razz

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PostSubject: Re: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make a 9C1 Clone of the SS   Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:35 pm

Attention Newbies!

Do not make a 9C1 clone out of your Imlapa.

Do not use mechanic seats or cinder blocks as jack stands.

Does that cover it? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make a 9C1 Clone of the SS   Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:03 pm

Since this article was bumped in a sense....

Somehow, with those 5662s I managed to already shatter BOTH my outer civi style air dams within a day of eachother. How tall is your wheel/tire combo? Not sure if you drive the impala much, but I'd like to stop breaking these dam(n) things...
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PostSubject: Re: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make a 9C1 Clone of the SS   Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:30 pm

The Impala is at 26-5/8" front with the Moog 5662 and stock tires. 27" in the rear with stock springs.

It might have dropped a bit since that measurement. I put a few thousand miles on these springs.
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PostSubject: Re: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make a 9C1 Clone of the SS   Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:44 pm

Thanks!
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