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An automobile club for the enthusiast who enjoys the last of the big GM cars. The rear wheel drive B and D bodys. Chevrolet Impala SS, Caprice, 9C1, Buick Roadmaster, Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, Cadillac Fleetwood
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 I'm back / 96 FWB build

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Posts : 819
Join date : 2009-02-02
Age : 29
Location : Easton MA

PostSubject: I'm back / 96 FWB build   Thu May 07, 2015 10:08 pm

Hi guys, I'll be hanging around again! After almost 4 years, it was time to move on and I sold the BMW. I worked out a deal with my stepfather and bought this 96 Fleetwood off of him. It's been sitting for a year and half and needs some love, but I'm excited to get back into a b/d. I don't really care for golf cars or tan interiors, but it'll work.
On to some pics. Only have a few cheaply iPhone pics but I'll throw them up.

So long story short, got the car from Florida sight unseen. Had a bad engine after the fact, which we replaced. Then the heat wouldn't work so it's been sitting since winter 13, in the same spot..

Started with a jump and started a quick rinse. A year and a half uner a tree, it was NASTY

After it's first wash

Chrome wheels!

First matter of business, new acdelco battery

So that's all for now. I just bought 4 new tires with white walls, new heater hoses and rad hoses, new radiator, lowering springs/shocks for the front, anddd that's all for now. I'll update as I go along.

Look forward to seeing you guys again!
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Join date : 2010-03-30
Age : 24
Location : Wilmington/Wakefield/Andover

PostSubject: Re: I'm back / 96 FWB build   Thu May 07, 2015 10:18 pm

That's a sweet ass way to come back!

Good to see some old names up again. Hopefully you keep it long enough to go to the round up
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Join date : 2009-01-19
Age : 29
Location : Treasure Coast, FL

PostSubject: Re: I'm back / 96 FWB build   Fri May 08, 2015 12:21 am

Im swapping my interior so if you need any tan interior parts let me know. Most of it is shot but you never know.

I also have a pretty complete 1995 FWB parts car.
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Age : 33
Location : Connecticut

PostSubject: Re: I'm back / 96 FWB build   Fri May 08, 2015 8:19 am

96Brougham wrote:


I know that scene all too well.  Those guys love ruining my car's paint job Razz
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back / 96 FWB build   Fri May 08, 2015 10:20 am

Welcome back Paul.

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PostSubject: Re: I'm back / 96 FWB build   Fri May 08, 2015 3:22 pm

I <3 when parts arrive - this all showed up today

Moog 5662's

Gabriel's for the front

And some o.e. Heater lines with that plastic valve nonsense

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PostSubject: Re: I'm back / 96 FWB build   Fri May 08, 2015 8:08 pm

Nice comeback AND parts delivery! Indigo had some free fleetwood parts I think if you needed anything. His thread is in the parts FS section. Matt also had marker lights if needed.

Welcome back.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back / 96 FWB build   Fri May 08, 2015 9:47 pm

I had one that ugly once, too... Smile

Welcome back! Very Happy

Bill "The Verb" Crovo - Resident Car Slut & Unicorn Hunter

A Toasted Marshmallow, A Long German, A Lame Suburban and expensive dreams...
Missing all my previous B's, D's and V... Sad
American Ricer
"Ooooh! Look! Something shiny!"

LOWER IT!!! Wink
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