BUILD Gav's 1998 Purple Z28

Gav'sPurpleZ

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[MENTION=3307]IceCreamAssassin[/MENTION] mentioned in my GoPro thread that he didn't know much about my car.
[MENTION=5]Mook[/MENTION] also mentioned it's one of the longest owned cars on the site.

Why not make a thread.

I bought the car on September 13th 2002 ( it was a Friday :s00ls: )
37,642 miles when it was driven away from Grossinger Chevy in Palatine.

I had originally called on a red 99 SS but the dealer sold it before I could get there. The salesman mentioned they took a Z28 in on trade. I asked what color and he said " It's weird, never seen this color before, It's Purple."

I requested they park the car in the back and not to let anyone see it until I got there :rofl:

I drove it a couple days later, and bought it the following week.

I have alot of pictures saved on a flash drive from my old laptop, but here's what it looked like in all of it's STOCK Z28 glory:

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Sub frame connectors and a strut tower brace were the first couple mods.
Followed by a lid, SSRA and smooth bellow.

Long Tube headers and a cut out went in the summer of 2004

To make a long story short, a few friends had SS's and kind of swapped wheels around, so I detailed a friends car and was paid with a set of painted SS 10 spokes ( again more pics on the flash drive ):

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Yank SS3200 stall + B&M cooler followed shortly after in 2005.

another friend had a WS-6, I told him if he ever sold the wheels, I wanted 1st dibs... and those are the ones the car currently rides on:

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with new brakes:
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Cam + pushrods + valve springs etc went in summer of 2008.

Changed the turn signal lenses:

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The rear end was rebuilt in 2011, new axles 3.73 gears and diff cover.
I installed a new TA girdle this past spring.

I just ordered a bunch of suspension parts to freshen up the 20 year old "bones and joints"

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with a fresh coat of WG Uber Ceramic Coating:

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Gav'sPurpleZ

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copied from the gopro thread:

Flowtech LT headers, Y Pipe, 3" I pipe into an SLP LM that goes over the axle into 2 10 series ( single chamber ) flowmaster mufflers.

Lid, smooth bellow, SuperSucker RamAir
Comp Cam 224/234 .601 / .598 112+2 LSA
Thunder racing pushrods, dual valve springs. trunion upgrade was done last spring
Oil pump was replaced and double roller timing chain
NGK plugs with 8.5mm Wires
EGR and AIR delete

Stock trans with a Yank SS3200 Stall, B&M trans cooler.

Rebuilt rear end with 3.73 gears.
Spohn Tubular Rear LCAs, SFC, STB
 

IceCreamAssassin

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I hope one day to enjoy a car so much I keep it as long as you've had yours. Good shit Gav
 

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I'm not a fan of purple but I love it on yours
 

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Yea, gotta love the rare colors in 1998...

Bright Purple Metallic
Sport Gold Metallic
Cayenne Red Metallic (my personal fav ;) )
 

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Thought this was for sale ad.

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didn't know you owned this car for so long. great work Gav!
 
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