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Greetings from Louisiana (New Orleans/Gonzales/Baton Rouge)

 
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SuperSport
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:44 pm    Post subject: Greetings from Louisiana (New Orleans/Gonzales/Baton Rouge) Reply with quote

Had the site bookmarked... Cant remember if I signed up before.

Figured I'd post up... Here's my latest (long term) project:







This is one of the more involved cosmetic changes I've done to it.









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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice car. hows that Opti working out ? i couldnt keep one in mine. about 3 months is all i could get before it went to sh!t from water. your carpet turned out better than mine . i tried following the instructions and they said to lay the old carpet on top of the new carpet and cut it the same size. BIG mistake, it was damn near too small to fit. learned the hard way that you ALWAYS trim the new carpet IN the car Embarassed Mad . anyway, welcome to SMOKEmUP Cheers
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="10sec.et"]nice car. hows that Opti working out ?
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I read this earlier and thought of you! Laughing

Welcome to the only place you can fix the Opti! Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL... I replaced all of the ignition parts except the sensor. The cap & rotor was the first to go. Got an oil pan gasket leak at the front of the pan. That's 4 hours of labor right there. The passenger side exhaust manifold was broken. Had to weld that back together. Had bad gas because the previous owner stored it for 8 months in Ohio with no stabilizer. Had a busted radiator, and worn out serp belt. I was told that the tires were good, but they're dry rotted enough to see cracks.... Not to mention they don't hold air more than a week. The reason I replace the carpet was because it was stained beyond cleaning, and was cut but not laid out properly. It was way too lumpy everywhere.

Enough about the bad... The car runs much stronger now than before. I just wish I had the immediate budget for the mods I want right now.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have newer armrests on the way. I'll try to post updated interior shots when I get them installed. The center console needs to be secured, but the interior is back to near showroom appearance.

Once I get the alignment done, and run it down 1320' for a baseline run.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my experience with new carpet, after its in a while it kinda smooths out... At least the 4 or 5 stangs I have done and half dozen trucks have. lol.

Nice project and welcome!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MufflerBearings69 wrote:
In my experience with new carpet, after its in a while it kinda smooths out... At least the 4 or 5 stangs I have done and half dozen trucks have. lol.

Nice project and welcome!


I did what the instructions said, and then some. Laid the pre-molded carpet out. I propped the areas that were recommended by the manufacturer, and left it laid out indoors for a week (manf. recommended 24 hours). Then, I installed the carpet as seen in the pictures, and left it like that another 72 hours. By the time I went to make the cuts, the carpet formed PERFECTLY to the shape of the floor. Trust me.... I'm not interior, upholstery, etc specialist. If I can do it, ANYONE can. Wink

The carpet cost me $110 + S&H. That's cheap, and it's water resistant. <<----- Yes, I spilled a tall cup of iced water on it already! Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the site!

Nice car! We have a few members with LT-1's that can guy you as to what mods work best.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the site Driving
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, I always liked the Impala SS's. The Mercury Marauders (sorry if I butchered the spelling) are a really cool looking car too. Clay
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

clay wrote:
The Mercury Marauders are a really cool looking car too. Clay


yeah, and they dont have OPTIs. i swear, if i didnt like my Impala so much, it would have been replaced by a Marauder or Crown Vic a LONG time ago.

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