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Old 05-29-2017, 09:19 PM   #1
 
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I'm convincing Eagle, my dad, to start a project car with me. I went with the basic suggestion of a fox body, and with his memories of his Capri, he said its too boring, basic, and easy.

That being said, what suggestions for a project car do you guys have for us?

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Get a 240 that maybe already has a swap but is being sold because the owner doesn't want to finish it. Maybe needs wiring or a few parts, etc.

Or get a Honda and an eBay turbo kit. Cheap but a hell of a lot of fun.

High mileage fbody is an obvious choice.

1g eclipse or talon would be tits.
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Sup, Casey.

What do you want to get out of the car? Weekend cruiser? Handling? Pin-you-in-the-seat acceleration?
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Also, not sure if you're willing to share or not, but what kind of budget? That will help alot.
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I think a late 70s, early 80s G Body with LSX and T56 swap, plus throw the UMI handling catalog at it, would be tits.

http://umiperformance.com/catalog/in...=index&cPath=8
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Sup, Casey.

What do you want to get out of the car? Weekend cruiser? Handling? Pin-you-in-the-seat acceleration?
Not exactly looking for a drag car just something faster and louder than the 330. Not exactly a challenging task, but definitely a speed based car.
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280zx, but I love the g body idea stated above. C4 or c5 vette.
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Also, not sure if you're willing to share or not, but what kind of budget? That will help alot.
Pretty small budget unless I end up selling the bmw.

Probably staying under $5,000.
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Under 5k...alright. I say find someone dumping off a 1g. Problem is going to be finding one with a decent body.

Maybe a lt1 camaro?
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Under 5k...alright. I say find someone dumping off a 1g. Problem is going to be finding one with a decent body.

Maybe a lt1 camaro?
I'll start looking around!
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Buy the rx7 and 5.3 being sold on here.


Or buy a k5 blazer and make your father envious.
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Ooooh, good point.
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T56 is going to take up some budget. I don't know how easily a t5 could be adapted but they're dirt cheap in comparison and a light car like that would probably be fine.
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I almost say find a GSR 5spd, buy up an eBay turbo kit and have some fun.
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Then again.. Honda people overprice their cars like crazy.
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Buy the rx7 and 5.3 being sold on here.


Or buy a k5 blazer and make your father envious.
Where is this rx7 you speak of?
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5k budget the choice is obvious and has roots with the TCG heart and soul.

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Throw some boost at this

https://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/cto/6152321302.html
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Lol! What is going on in here
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drive to ND and ill give you a 98 grand prix caged and gutted shell slicks and skinnies fiberglass hood has coilovers too.

Get the shell slicks and skinnies out of my yard.

Im sure you know someone with a truck and trailer......
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drive to ND and ill give you a 98 grand prix caged and gutted shell slicks and skinnies fiberglass hood has coilovers too.

Get the shell slicks and skinnies out of my yard.
Don't do it. It's a trap.
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Free it'd just cost you time and gas money.
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