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Additional details coming soon when I figure out what exactly I'm going to do with it.

I'm thinking about a Chevrolet Celebrity headlight conversion, for one ...

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When you repaint it...Cobalt Grey I think.

About like the car "Ellanor" in Gone in Sixty Seconds. Only a little darker.

Then lower it, and stuff 18's under it.

Race seats up front, and a rollbar (not cage) in the back.

5 point harnesses.

A little flare to the fenders.

Some definite pro touring vibe.

Think about it.

LOTS of potential here.

I like it!

Chris

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Thankfully, the browser reduces the image sizes so they, you know fit on my screen. :P

Clean car overall, but what's with the white dots on the passenger side? Poor touch-ups?

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When you repaint it...Cobalt Grey I think.

About like the car "Ellanor" in Gone in Sixty Seconds. Only a little darker.

Then lower it, and stuff 18's under it.

Race seats up front, and a rollbar (not cage) in the back.

5 point harnesses.

A little flare to the fenders.

Some definite pro touring vibe.

Think about it.

LOTS of potential here.

I like it!

Chris

Thank you. :)

I thought about repainting it black, but I think I'm going to just go back to white, try to keep the body as original as I can so that, in the future, nothing will subtract from its value.

Eighteen inch rims are definitively on the table, though, as well as lowering it two to three inches overall. I'm thinking a black set of American Racing Torq-Thrust IIs will do nicely. I'll keep its original Rally rims (as well as anything else original that I swap out on it), though.

Thankfully, the browser reduces the image sizes so they, you know fit on my screen. :P

Clean car overall, but what's with the white dots on the passenger side? Poor touch-ups?

I think someone sanded the clear coat off of it where you see those white dots, trying to ... well I really don't have any idea why in the hell someone decided to sand on its rear quarter panel. It isn't rusty ...

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I love that thing Mr. Jacket! Great choice! Hope everything goes well with 'er congrats!

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Where is the mouse/rat? :P

Good one.

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I'm thinking about a Chevrolet Celebrity headlight conversion, for one ...

:scratchchin: ? Explain.

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Yeah, I've seen El Caminos with "IROC" front fascia conversions, and they have single-lens composite headlights. Is that what you're referring to, Mr. Jacket?

I am jealous as hell because I love G-bodies. That's a nice one. Best of luck with her, and don't let any stupids f@#kers drive it!:)

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Here is an SS front clip with the Celebrity headlight conversion:

http://www.montecarloss.com/photopost/showfull.php?photo=163

I think you have to modify the headlight bucket to make them fit just right, though.

Maybe a set of these ... ?

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As for the mouse, I haven't seen his furry brown tail today. I'm still going to set up some insurance to make sure that he doesn't make a return appearance, though.

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Here is an SS front clip with the Celebrity headlight conversion:

http://www.montecarloss.com/photopost/showfull.php?photo=163

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Do you mean shoehorning in these headlights?

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I have never really heard of this mod untill now.

EDIT: oooh, I get it now...like this:

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I think someone sanded the clear coat off of it where you see those white dots, trying to ... well I really don't have any idea why in the hell someone decided to sand on its rear quarter panel. It isn't rusty ...

my dad had a burgundy 87 ss and he had white spots come up after it rained on the car with the hood warm. he'd have to buff and wax it every month to keep them at bay. we never figured out what was up with that but we suspect the clearcoat was bad and the water was getting into it somehow.

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There's the image that I wanted you to see.

But Ted's right, the conversion is similar, if not basically the same.

Cletus: It does sound like a case of bad clear coat on your dad's '87 ...

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Very handsome car. Glad to hear you're keeping it white, I think it wears it well.

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You know YJ, you could trade that car in under the CARS program and get $4500 for it and If you buy a Dodge or Toyota, they will double your money!

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You know YJ, you could trade that car in under the CARS program and get $4500 for it and If you buy a Dodge or Toyota, they will double your money!

Them's fightin werds bo'.

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Them's fightin werds bo'.

Maybe they will let you youtube the engine fail. . .

No, in all seriousness, I like the car. I remember when they switched to the aero back for NASCAR.

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Wow, where is Captain Ahab when you need him. Look at that Great White Whale, and the huge OVERHANG in front of the front wheel, Jesus you could place a smart car between the front bumper and the front wheel. Thar she blows!!!! :rotflmao:

>>> From hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee. Ye damned whale.<<<

Now I remember why I hated the 80's, it wasn't Reagan at all ... :P

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Thanks for stopping in and complimenting my Mighty Moby Dick, PCS.

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Maybe they will let you youtube the engine fail. . .

I'm not even going to go there ...

No, in all seriousness, I like the car. I remember when they switched to the aero back for NASCAR.

Thanks. I actually had the chance to buy one of the bustleback Aerocoupes for two-grand, but passed on it. It needed a lot of work.

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Hey YellowJacket

Didn't notice the neat old CJ in the back-ground...

Chris

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The CJ? That's one of two "projects" (and when I say project, I mean lawn ornament) my next door neighbor owns. He's also got an early '80s blue Silverado. He said he planned on working and restoring the both of them. So far, they've sat stationary and untouched from when they first showed up.

God I just love some of the people that inhabit this state.

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I'm going to the 'yard tomorrow and I'm going to find the interior parts I need to make my innards look like this:

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Hmmm ... I think I know for sure why Cletus's dad's 87 had strange paint issues. WMJ was right in that the paint was single stage, but sometimes the dealer would apply a layer of clear to the factory paint, just to make a few extra bucks. Since the clear would expand and contract at different times than the factory paint, due to its hardness, it would, of course, sometimes bubble which would eventually lead to cracking (which is inevitable anyway).

Maybe ocn could tell me if I'm right on that one ...

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Great find, YJ. It doesn't need that much to make it showroom. I just have a question about the interior - wasn't the dash/console trim a glossy black on the SS? I've never seen an example with the woodgrain. Maybe that was just for the later years.

Lots of luck with the restore, and of course, post lots of pics.

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