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 Spring?? Its here early this year!!!

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Wraith'SS



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PostSubject: Spring?? Its here early this year!!!   Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:32 pm

Spent some hours messing around the Impala today. Something about having a few moments alone, peace and quiet just doing stuff to the car.
Today it was 40 and windy, but sun was out, so off came the winter wheels & tires. Three months of 4 snow tires at full roar!!! I jumped the gun and pulled them off as I am cranking some miles daily.
Driving this car full time has been a real pleasure as the heft mixed with some good grunt makes it a real joy.

After putting on the stock wheels with the new Michelin's, I had to go for a ride, and it was grippy,slippy when I punt it out from a stop and smooooth.
Some point I got to get the wheels redone - crappy clears on these wheels make them prone to wrong detergents and other chemicals throughout the years.

Then, I decided to add the clear euro side marker lamps to compliment the clear Street Trends I bought last year.
I dont really care for them, but the factory ones were holding moisture and water.. so they were just sitting in the box, add the amber lamps.. done in two seconds. Come summer, I may go with another set of factory corners.

Washed and waxed. Ready for spring.. and if the snow flies.. I dont care.. at this point, I'd say we all snuck out of this winter. we got the mulligan from 88 inches last year!

Some pics...

Click link: Apparently after two hosting sites and trying every which way to Sunday to post a few simple pics, its the golden tard award for me. Would be nice if it worked here, but the host image button, insert image button and url button seem to all want to beng me over tonite.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24113013@N03/6933840117/


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MASShole9C1



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PostSubject: Re: Spring?? Its here early this year!!!   Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:36 pm

I dont see the pics.
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94classicss



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PostSubject: Re: Spring?? Its here early this year!!!   Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:40 pm

yea im hoping i made the right decision to throw money at the caprice instead of the k5. its just been way to nice out to look at it all sad with out a plate on it
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MASShole9C1



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PostSubject: Re: Spring?? Its here early this year!!!   Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:44 pm

I keep all of mine registered year round. I can't take the 9C1 out just yet, not even close to being done.
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94classicss



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PostSubject: Re: Spring?? Its here early this year!!!   Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:53 pm

i usually do but i knew the caprice needed shit tons of work and knew if it was on the road still id slack on it i miss driving it so much.I just noticed i have flowmasters in it today while i was crawling under it doing brake lines Shocked things ya notice 2 inches from your face ha
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PostSubject: Re: Spring?? Its here early this year!!!   Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:54 pm

lol. I think we should stop thread jacking hahaha Razz
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94classicss



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PostSubject: Re: Spring?? Its here early this year!!!   Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:57 pm

haha yea
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Matt Trakker



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PostSubject: Re: Spring?? Its here early this year!!!   Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:59 pm

Wraith SS: Car looks sharp!
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PostSubject: Re: Spring?? Its here early this year!!!   Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:04 am

Shocked Shocked Damn! Clean car, LOVE IT! cheers


I'd keep the lights TBH I like the crystal clear look
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mega



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PostSubject: Re: Spring?? Its here early this year!!!   Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:09 am

nice looking ss wraith. were ya located
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sdstick



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PostSubject: Re: Spring?? Its here early this year!!!   Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:13 am

MASShole9C1 wrote:
I dont see the pics.

Look in the itroduction section
Posted nice pics back in Nov 2011

At least if it's being driven in the winter it isnt 1 of those rare black SS's.. Shocked

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V8Killer



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PostSubject: Re: Spring?? Its here early this year!!!   Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:51 pm

Looks nice. Arrow
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PostSubject: Re: Spring?? Its here early this year!!!   Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:56 pm

sdstick wrote:
MASShole9C1 wrote:
I dont see the pics.
At least if it's being driven in the winter it isnt 1 of those rare black SS's.. Shocked

You had to curse me, snow comming on Wed's Cool
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MASShole9C1



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PostSubject: Re: Spring?? Its here early this year!!!   Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:12 pm

Lookin' good! Looks like my 9C1 still aint leavin' the driveway just yet. Atleast, with the weather. I hate New England, but on the other hand, it keeps our favorite cars at a low annual mileage Laughing
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Matt Trakker



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PostSubject: Re: Spring?? Its here early this year!!!   Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:53 pm

With the snow we will be getting, I just might throw my 2 sand tubes in the trunk of the Caprice and drive that, it needs to be washed BADLY for my standards and I don't want to get anything on the Tahoe because it's black, pretty clean and looks nice. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Spring?? Its here early this year!!!   Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:57 pm

of course its going to snow my cars almost ready Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Spring?? Its here early this year!!!   Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:04 pm

Wraith'SS wrote:
sdstick wrote:
MASShole9C1 wrote:
I dont see the pics.
At least if it's being driven in the winter it isnt 1 of those rare black SS's.. Shocked

You had to curse me, snow comming on Wed's Cool

Then clean it up afterward, and come to the March meet! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Spring?? Its here early this year!!!   Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:05 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:
Wraith'SS wrote:
sdstick wrote:
MASShole9C1 wrote:
I dont see the pics.
At least if it's being driven in the winter it isnt 1 of those rare black SS's.. Shocked

You had to curse me, snow comming on Wed's Cool

Then clean it up afterward, and come to the March meet! Very Happy

Yeah! Good chance to meet almost everyone! Arrow
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