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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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PostSubject: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptyTue Dec 06, 2011 9:41 am

So my plans are to chronicle the changes I make along the way to my new truck.
I got lucky, and found a 1996 C1500 equipped exactly the way I wanted one, with the exception of the Chyene package, and color.
I would have prefered a W/T, but with the Cheyene package I at least get tilt and cruise. I just have a lot of body side mouldings to remove. It does have a 305/automatic combo with G80. And the posi does work. Very Happy

Anyways, the plan is to lower it with a 2/3 lowering kit, exhaust, intake, Some rust repair (hopefully with no fires this time:scratch: ). Either indy firehawks with full mood discs, or Impala SS wheels. And either stay 305 for gas milage, or bup up to a 6.0/4l80e combo in the future.

Yes this is now my hot rod, and I am keeping this one. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptyTue Dec 06, 2011 10:13 am

So, a month on this one, maybe 2? lol. Nice truck! Loose the Z71 stickers though. It would look funny lowered with those decals. lol
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptyTue Dec 06, 2011 11:06 am

You stole my line!

Lol! Very Happy

I found a great vendor for the drop stuff, if you need the info.

And i may have a set of ss wheels for ya if I sell the caddy. Wink

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Missing all my previous B's, D's and V... Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptyTue Dec 06, 2011 11:08 am

I actually like the color
Congrats on the Hot Rod !! cheers Twisted Evil

-ALF out....
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptyTue Dec 06, 2011 12:51 pm

No Moa wrote:
So, a month on this one, maybe 2? lol. Nice truck! Loose the Z71 stickers though. It would look funny lowered with those decals. lol

Yeah, why exactly does it have Z71 stickers on it? It is a 2wd.............huh Surprised
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptyTue Dec 06, 2011 12:52 pm

DUH al it's the off road 2wd version. Hello!!!! Lol
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptyTue Dec 06, 2011 1:04 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
You stole my line!

Lol! Very Happy

I found a great vendor for the drop stuff, if you need the info.

And i may have a set of ss wheels for ya if I sell the caddy. Wink

If your just going to sell them again, I'd like to buy them back...no b/s
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptyTue Dec 06, 2011 1:10 pm

No Moa wrote:
DUH al it's the off road 2wd version. Hello!!!! Lol

Ah yes forgot already, SUPER RARE Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptyTue Dec 06, 2011 1:15 pm

Like this Bill?

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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptyTue Dec 06, 2011 1:33 pm

You've just embarked on one of my bucket list items with this truck. Lowered 2 wheel drive pick up all day long:cheers:. Better one of these than an ugly s10!
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptyTue Dec 06, 2011 4:58 pm

I know any rust on there you'll be able to fix, they make all kind'sa patch panels for them, especially the cab corners. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptyTue Dec 06, 2011 5:09 pm

V8Killer wrote:
Like this Bill?

^^^^ There you go Arrow . Thats nice.

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96BBB 28K 3.42 Bolt-ons
95BBB 100K 3.73 383 New DD...already broke fixt the 4L60E twice
95 Black WB4 Hole...ee...grail
96 Black WB4 No holes in this
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptyTue Dec 06, 2011 6:32 pm

I still have a full rocker panel. Maybe a partial one, too. You can have it if ya want.

And... Why is there no GMT-800 section? Razz

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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
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NO MORE UNICORNS!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptyTue Dec 06, 2011 7:23 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
I still have a full rocker panel. Maybe a partial one, too. You can have it if ya want.
Yes I do, thank you. Wink

toomanytoyz wrote:
And... Why is there no GMT-800 section? Razz
You just posted in it. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptyTue Dec 06, 2011 8:06 pm

IMPALADAKID wrote:


toomanytoyz wrote:
And... Why is there no GMT-800 section? Razz
You just posted in it. scratch

Nuh ah. This is the C/K and S/T section. Razz

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Project "Green Machine" ToastedSig_zps6c195980
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
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"Ooooh! Look! Something shiny!"
NO MORE UNICORNS!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptyWed Dec 07, 2011 1:14 am

Ain't C/K the same thing though? GMT400 is for 88-98, C/K is just like a model name, n'shet.

My dad's MA title actually says GMT400 right on it for the model name, LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptyWed Dec 07, 2011 2:23 am

I've got a rear axle flip kit if You wanna do a 3/5 drop Very Happy
I also have a set of those black covers for tail lights (I think they are chevy bowties and a set of slotted ones)
And a few other after market items
Also got a visor like this one only a little better
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptyWed Dec 07, 2011 6:41 am

toomanytoyz wrote:
IMPALADAKID wrote:


toomanytoyz wrote:
And... Why is there no GMT-800 section? Razz
You just posted in it. scratch

Nuh ah. This is the C/K and S/T section. Razz
Put down the coffee, grab KL's glasses, and read the fine print under the section title. LOLZ Razz

Got my new to me mismatched winter tires put on yesterday, and washed it. Pics to follow.
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptyWed Dec 07, 2011 12:13 pm

IMPALADAKID wrote:
toomanytoyz wrote:
IMPALADAKID wrote:


toomanytoyz wrote:
And... Why is there no GMT-800 section? Razz
You just posted in it. scratch

Nuh ah. This is the C/K and S/T section. Razz
Put down the coffee, grab KL's glasses, and read the fine print under the section title. LOLZ Razz

And the worst thing about it all is, I never learned how to read...

/Wayne

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A Toasted Marshmallow, A Long German, A Lame Suburban and expensive dreams...
Missing all my previous B's, D's and V... Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptyWed Dec 07, 2011 12:30 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
IMPALADAKID wrote:
toomanytoyz wrote:
IMPALADAKID wrote:


toomanytoyz wrote:
And... Why is there no GMT-800 section? Razz
You just posted in it. scratch

Nuh ah. This is the C/K and S/T section. Razz
Put down the coffee, grab KL's glasses, and read the fine print under the section title. LOLZ Razz

And the worst thing about it all is, I never learned how to read...

/Wayne
Your funny. I like you. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptyWed Dec 07, 2011 6:41 pm

Bad shot take yesterday with new tires and a wash.
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptyWed Dec 07, 2011 6:47 pm

So IIRC, I spent like 250 bucks on 3" drop springs, rear spring hangers and shackles, and all 4 drop shocks. Juss sayin. Wink

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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
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptyWed Dec 07, 2011 7:20 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
So IIRC, I spent like 250 bucks on 3" drop springs, rear spring hangers and shackles, and all 4 drop shocks. Juss sayin. Wink
I am smelling what your stepping in. Wink

That is pretty cheap for everything needed to drop it minus an alignment.

Kinda dig this, and the one Al posted.
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptySat Dec 10, 2011 4:43 pm

Lost the pin stripe and Z71 decals today. I also removed the broken vent visors. I think I am going to remove the bug guard as well. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptySat Dec 10, 2011 5:06 pm

How did the decal come off? Did it just heat up and peel off?

Shaping up already Billy Cool

Personally I like the stock Chevy nose 1000 times better than the Escalade nose, I'd work with that if it were me. The Escalade/Denali nose is just...different. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptySat Dec 10, 2011 5:24 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:
How did the decal come off? Did it just heat up and peel off?
Heat and peel.

Matt Trakker wrote:
Shaping up already Billy Cool
Thanks. I really like this truck. Very Happy

Matt Trakker wrote:
Personally I like the stock Chevy nose 1000 times better than the Escalade nose, I'd work with that if it were me. The Escalade/Denali nose is just...different. Very Happy
I am starting to agree. I am thinking about a all chrome grill with a diesel chrome bumper, or a solid chrome 2500/3500 bumper.
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptySat Dec 10, 2011 5:55 pm

Lookin' good!

Yeah, lose the bug guard. Razz

Needs less altitude! Very Happy

That's how I got my 4x4 stickers off, too. (And all the frikken bumper stickers he had on the gate, too!) Came off nice and easy with the heat gun!

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A Toasted Marshmallow, A Long German, A Lame Suburban and expensive dreams...
Missing all my previous B's, D's and V... Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptySat Dec 10, 2011 6:08 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
Lookin' good!

Yeah, lose the bug guard. Razz

Needs less altitude! Very Happy

That's how I got my 4x4 stickers off, too. (And all the frikken bumper stickers he had on the gate, too!) Came off nice and easy with the heat gun!
Thanks.

The more I look at it, the more I agree, the bug guard has to go.
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptySat Dec 10, 2011 6:26 pm

IMPALADAKID wrote:

Matt Trakker wrote:
Personally I like the stock Chevy nose 1000 times better than the Escalade nose, I'd work with that if it were me. The Escalade/Denali nose is just...different. Very Happy
I am starting to agree. I am thinking about a all chrome grill with a diesel chrome bumper, or a solid chrome 2500/3500 bumper.
i got a great idea... just leave it stock...how unique...and none of the work....
stock sucks.
ESCALADE.....
i got a set of 22s that would go nice with your 3/5 drop..
they look exactly like these.
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keep up the good work Billy. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptySat Dec 10, 2011 8:28 pm

laidlow91 wrote:
IMPALADAKID wrote:

Matt Trakker wrote:
Personally I like the stock Chevy nose 1000 times better than the Escalade nose, I'd work with that if it were me. The Escalade/Denali nose is just...different. Very Happy
I am starting to agree. I am thinking about a all chrome grill with a diesel chrome bumper, or a solid chrome 2500/3500 bumper.
i got a great idea... just leave it stock...how unique...and none of the work....
stock sucks.
ESCALADE.....
i got a set of 22s that would go nice with your 3/5 drop..
they look exactly like these.
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keep up the good work Billy. lol!
Stock! Not exactly. You will have to pm me with more info on the wheels. Billy likey! Very Happy

I have figured out the paint scheme. I will keep the emerald green as the upper color. And Pewter up to the high body line, with maybe a red, or orange pin stripe seperating the two colors.
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptySat Dec 10, 2011 11:42 pm

I suggest to remove the bug shield, mud flaps and purple tint. I like these trucks almost bought a v6 5spd short bed.
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptySun Dec 11, 2011 1:38 am

The thing with the Escalade/Denali nose is that it was added at the very end of the OBS-truck run as an afterthought to be different, it kind of doesn't flow with the lines of the truck IMHO. It's like someone went up to Kate Beckinsale or Amber Heard and put some dirty 1980s wood shop safety goggles on her face. That and the Denali grille of the same vintage reminds me of a FUPA. It's up to Billy of course, I'm just sayin' there's much better things to do than spend a bunch of cash swapping a whole nose off the truck to make it look good when the money can be invested in other mods...I'd definitely mold in Deville tails or use the GMC grille shell before swapping an Escalade nose over to it...the original nose is perfect so it's kind of hard to find something that's going to go better than that unless someone HAD to have it on there.

Stock's the shit! Cool
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Or...

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LOL

The 88-98 trucks really are the most handsome and best looking ones out there, I kind of want to get another 2wd, do a 3/4 drop on it, a couple minor mods, and just cruise around. Don't really use the Caprice or the Impala much...lol
Billy you've messed me all up by buying that thing, now look what you've done.
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptySun Dec 11, 2011 1:49 am

IMPALADAKID wrote:


I have figured out the paint scheme. I will keep the emerald green as the upper color. And Pewter up to the high body line, with maybe a red, or orange pin stripe seperating the two colors.

Like this? Cool

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This is BHB/Gregg from FSC's truck

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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptySun Dec 11, 2011 3:25 am

I'll add few more pics for good measure...
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(-) the ghey flame job
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you could try the jeep wheels like this too...
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and stockers like these would look ok. I wonder what they look like on a B
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptySun Dec 11, 2011 7:53 am

Wow Matt, and Brian. Thanks for all the Pics.
This is exactly what I plan to do.
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Escalade Nose is up in the air. But the two tone is a must.
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptySun Dec 11, 2011 11:03 am

IMPALADAKID wrote:
Wow Matt, and Brian. Thanks for all the Pics.
This is exactly what I plan to do.
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You are going to convert it to a suburban?

Any plans for new headlights? Mine are terrible.
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptySun Dec 11, 2011 11:36 am

boojum wrote:
IMPALADAKID wrote:
Wow Matt, and Brian. Thanks for all the Pics.
This is exactly what I plan to do.
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...

You are going to convert it to a suburban?
Close! Razz

boojum wrote:
Any plans for new headlights? Mine are terrible.
My lights are horrible as well

I am planning on these for correcting that.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HID-94-98-Chevy-Silverado-Euro-Headlights-Corner-Bumper-/230713387799?fits=Make:Chevrolet|Model:C1500&hash=item35b796eb17&item=230713387799&pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr

With a compete chrome grill
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chrome-New-Grille-Assembly-Chevy-Suburban-Full-Size-Pickup-Chevrolet-Tahoe-Parts-/250947941798?fits=Model:C1500|Make:Chevrolet&hash=item3a6da9b5a6&item=250947941798&pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr

And this front bumper
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Bug shield, and mud flaps off, and cleaned headlights.
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptySun Dec 11, 2011 2:33 pm

No Escalade nose!!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptyMon Dec 12, 2011 8:14 am

toomanytoyz wrote:
No Escalade nose!!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I dropped that idea days ago. Mostly over cost. I want to keep this a low buck build, and the Escalade nose could cost more than I paid for
the truck. I would prefer a all chrome stock style grill, chrome diesel bumper, and euro lights with hids. I think I will go with a roll pan for the rear as the rear bumper is junk.

The day I picked it up.
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptyThu Dec 15, 2011 8:54 am

Rims painted, center caps cleaned, and lower shot with fresh black to cover the rust til spring.
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptyThu Dec 15, 2011 9:02 am

Looks good.
I'm surprised you didnt leave the mud flaps on until spring.
Sure they're kinda ugly but they stop the sand blasting
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptyThu Dec 15, 2011 9:09 am

sdstick wrote:
Looks good.
I'm surprised you didnt leave the mud flaps on until spring.
Sure they're kinda ugly but they stop the sand blasting
I had planned on leaving them, but once I started removing all the aftermarket extras, I found I could not stop. Rolling Eyes

I love this truck, and it almost feels like driving a TBI b-body..... Until I hit the corners. Then I am reminded it is just a truck.
It must be because the front suspension and steering is almost identical to that of a b-body.
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptySun Jan 08, 2012 9:41 am

I am now thinking a 5.3 or 5.7LS1/4L80E combo. I found a web site that offers all the info I need to do the swap.

http://www.gmt400.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?14-LSX-Carb-Swaps
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptySun Jan 29, 2012 5:23 pm

Bill
heres another idea for the front end.
http://www.streetsource.com/forum/105010_1_Chevy-GMC-Trucks-0006-clip-swap-on-a-8898.html
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptySun Jan 29, 2012 5:49 pm

laidlow91 wrote:
Bill
heres another idea for the front end.
http://www.streetsource.com/forum/105010_1_Chevy-GMC-Trucks-0006-clip-swap-on-a-8898.html

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little...

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Sorry Ant, but why put arguably one of the ugliest front ends in recent memory on in place of nice looking, factory sheetmetal?

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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptySun Jan 29, 2012 6:24 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
laidlow91 wrote:
Bill
heres another idea for the front end.
http://www.streetsource.com/forum/105010_1_Chevy-GMC-Trucks-0006-clip-swap-on-a-8898.html

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little...

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Sorry Ant, but why put arguably one of the ugliest front ends in recent memory on in place of nice looking, factory sheetmetal?
i totally agree if were going by the look on the tahoe... Surprised
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but the red suburban with the maine plates in the thread, ive personally seen about
20 times and IMO, i think that front end looks better on that bodystyle every time i see
it.


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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptySun Jan 29, 2012 6:27 pm

I so prefer the new tahoe/suburban/avalanche nose.
http://www.karlchevrolet.com/1/4873/chevyavalanche.jpg
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptySun Jan 29, 2012 10:48 pm

laidlow91 wrote:
toomanytoyz wrote:
laidlow91 wrote:
Bill
heres another idea for the front end.
http://www.streetsource.com/forum/105010_1_Chevy-GMC-Trucks-0006-clip-swap-on-a-8898.html

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little...

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Sorry Ant, but why put arguably one of the ugliest front ends in recent memory on in place of nice looking, factory sheetmetal?
i totally agree if were going by the look on the tahoe... Surprised
Project "Green Machine" Zh3roGidHO
but the red suburban with the maine plates in the thread, ive personally seen about
20 times and IMO, i think that front end looks better on that bodystyle every time i see
it.

I guess I'm the only one who likes it Laughing I think if the new interior was added in as well then that would really sweet! I like how he incorporated the body lines and door handles. I would prefer it be at stock ride height and less beefy (read: ugly) bumpers and it would be an awesome truck!

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I so prefer the new tahoe/suburban/avalanche nose.
http://www.karlchevrolet.com/1/4873/chevyavalanche.jpg

x2 thats the first avalanche I actually liked!
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PostSubject: Re: Project "Green Machine"   Project "Green Machine" EmptySun Jan 29, 2012 11:32 pm

I actually like when those swaps are done, I have to find a pic of the 2 dr Tahoe that pops into my head...

It's a TON of work though and would take a shatload of money to do...none of the body lines really work so it involves "massaging" the whole damn truck, lol.

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