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Thanks Ocn.

The truth is, I think the whole strategy indicated in the article is the polar opposite of what should have been done with these cars under the Chevy brand.

And now, at the eleventh hour, it is too late to fix.

That just saddens me.

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Unobtanium.

I have to admit it, the nose looks better on the Ute than it does on the sedan.

Still a step down from VE, but not quite so bad as I thought it would look.

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Just as many have imported real R34 and R35 skyline auto's into the US, time for you to do the same and get the Ute you always wanted.

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There are a few G8 Utes in the US, I assume people ordered the bed parts, quarter panels, taillights, etc off of Australian eBay or from Aus. salvage yards or other suppliers and had a competent body shop do the cut and paste work..

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There are a few G8 Utes in the US, I assume people ordered the bed parts, quarter panels, taillights, etc off of Australian eBay or from Aus. salvage yards or other suppliers and had a competent body shop do the cut and paste work..

Yeah, I've seen a few of those.

I'd buy one, or build one myself if I could see my way clear to do so.

Of course GM built a number of pre-production G8STs as well. How many, and how many still survive, I have no idea.

Having one of those would be wonderful.

As it stands, I'll just end up doing a modern drivetrain etc, for my '77 El Camino instead.

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A modern drivetrain, suspension upgrades, etc in a mid '80s El Camino SS would be interesting...

Sure would, and the result would be closer to a modern Ute.

But I've had one of those, and like the stealth factor the '77 can provide.

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A modern drivetrain, suspension upgrades, etc in a mid '80s El Camino SS would be interesting...

Sure would, and the result would be closer to a modern Ute.

But I've had one of those, and like the stealth factor the '77 can provide.

Do it with the RamJet 502! :P That would sure suprise people, course the LS9 Supercharged crate engine would also rock having a stealth El Camino SS! :D

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Thanks for the link BP, but I have a full suspension kit for the car already.

As for the engine, an LS3 may be the way to go - but I'm far from certain just yet.

For simplicity's sake, The Ramjet 350 makes sense - but I'd like a bit more power.

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Sounds like you need to get started selling the Green Tahoe, finishing/selling the Mother Truck, finishing/selling the wagon so you can get cracking on the El Camino!

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Thanks for the link BP, but I have a full suspension kit for the car already.

As for the engine, an LS3 may be the way to go - but I'm far from certain just yet.

For simplicity's sake, The Ramjet 350 makes sense - but I'd like a bit more power.

I can appreciate that...ls FTW...

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What to do about transmission and rear are bigger questions.

The Novamad is estimated at 400hp with the LS1. It's running a GM 4L60-E 4-speed automatic with radical shift kit with a TCI 4-Link Rear suspension with panhard bar and anti-sway bar, Currie Ford 9-in rear axle with 3.90:1 positraction if that helps for ideas...

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