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pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
3/20/17 8:09 p.m.

I don't know if that is to much to undertake in a parking lot build. Nitrous maybe?

tripp
tripp Reader
3/21/17 4:38 a.m.

I am in Jacksonville also and intersted in the idea of the parking lot build. Not sure if I will get my car out this year but this sounds fun.

Perhaps we need a Jacksonville brainstorming session over beers on this.

appliance_racer
appliance_racer New Reader
3/21/17 6:50 a.m.

I will be there this year and have been planning on digging in to whatever PLB was going on. I live in Orlando and if there are any logistic issues let me know, Ill be glad to help. I can bring/store/find parts, tools, sawzall blades and first aid kits.

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
3/21/17 8:07 a.m.

Great the more the merrier

pimpm3
pimpm3 SuperDork
7/26/17 4:24 p.m.

...so I sold the pt cruiser Saturday. It was to nice to cut up and someone offered me $1600.00 for it. It was a terrible idea to begin with.

But I have new better parking lot build to replace it so all is good... Stay tuned

Ovid_and_Flem
Ovid_and_Flem HalfDork
7/26/17 4:59 p.m.

Such a tease, jeremy

thatsnowinnebago
thatsnowinnebago GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
7/26/17 5:02 p.m.

Since when is a PT Cruiser too nice for anything?!

pimpm3
pimpm3 SuperDork
7/26/17 5:12 p.m.

Monday last week I won this 1995 2wd Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for $550.00. $228.00 in fees gets me to $778.00 total.

It is a sport side, short bed with a 350. Kind of rare I suppose with the big motor.

I have acquired a bed for $250 and a door for $100. Which brings my total to $1128. It starts right up and runs well. Shifts good, A/C is cold, radio and Windows work.

I can sell the door panel, window switch and glass from my door, as well as the extra tail lights. Hoping to get it down to $1000 before I start to mod it.

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
7/26/17 5:16 p.m.

In reply to pimpm3:

You know my dad told me two weeks ago to keep an eye out for one of those. What's the plan? Is it going to stay nice inside?

Ovid_and_Flem
Ovid_and_Flem HalfDork
7/26/17 5:28 p.m.

I have a set of 17x9.5 c4 wheels if you can use em.

pimpm3
pimpm3 SuperDork
7/26/17 5:40 p.m.

In reply to Ovid_and_Flem:

You read my mind I actually have a set of 17x9.5 1991 wheels for the s10 with rs3's. I am going to run the c5 wheels with the nitto race tires from my 2003 track corvette on this truck.

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
7/26/17 5:49 p.m.

The 1500 should be 5 on 5 so different bolt pattern.

Ovid_and_Flem
Ovid_and_Flem HalfDork
7/26/17 5:51 p.m.

The c5 wagon wheels would actually look good on a truck.

pimpm3
pimpm3 SuperDork
7/26/17 6:01 p.m.

1.25 wheel adapters 5x5 to 4.75. Problem solved

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 UltimaDork
7/26/17 7:29 p.m.

I actually want that truck. I'm so glad that I'm broke your far away.

pimpm3
pimpm3 SuperDork
7/26/17 9:12 p.m.

I need to decide on the suspension setup. Thinking a 4 / 6 drop at this point.

My plan at this point is to install the suspension in the parking lot along with the vette wheels. Maybe install a set of new pads and bleed the brakes.

I figure a parking lot build is not the same without some painting so maybe try a little high end paint work.

If we have time a set of long tubes and some new plugs may help the TBI a little...

John Welsh
John Welsh MegaDork
7/26/17 9:25 p.m.

... and get Pat to plumb it for NOS!

Nice score. Looks like a very nice tan bed with diamond plate.

pimpm3
pimpm3 SuperDork
7/26/17 9:42 p.m.

Any experience with this kit Djm 4 6 kit

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/26/17 9:56 p.m.
Dusterbd13 wrote: I actually want that truck. I'm so glad that I'm broke your far away.

My thoughts exactly.

Robbie
Robbie GRM+ Memberand UberDork
7/26/17 10:12 p.m.

I have a 1999 Saab 9-3 that could be thrown into the 'cut the top into a truck in the parking lot' ring, if anyone really misses the PT.

If everything goes well it will run e85 and 20psi boost by then as well.

Robbie
Robbie GRM+ Memberand UberDork
7/26/17 10:12 p.m.

Pumped about the 1500

spin_out
spin_out HalfDork
7/27/17 9:15 a.m.

Very nice. Looking forward to seeing it.

eastsidemav
eastsidemav SuperDork
7/27/17 9:22 a.m.
pimpm3 wrote: Any experience with this kit Djm 4 6 kit

No direct experience with it, but it looks simple enough to install with the right tools.

I think the parking lot build is going to beat whatever I bring this year.

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
7/27/17 9:55 a.m.

Bear in mind with the flip kit you're welding in the parking lot again. I'm sitting this one out, Carli got super huge mega pissed at me for "ditching her with the kids to play in the parking lot" to work on the firebird. She gives a lot of wiggle room with car stuff(we have 15 cars right now and I'm still alive) so i can give her family time by the pool thursday.

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
7/27/17 9:57 a.m.

i'll also add that 3/4 is plenty of drop, but grinding the rivets out of the spring hangers sounds just as bad as doing a c notch in the parking lot. Also i have c notches if the other bits can be sourced cheaper alone than in kit form. I'd be temped to just cut the springs 1 coil too for challenge budget considerations and throwing $150 drop spindles at it. We should talk later. Like the s10, i've been there done that with gmt400's.

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