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post #1 of 94 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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My 1982 project

Hi, I just wanted to start a thread on this new project I am going to start. It is a 1982 convertible and I will be transferring suspension and drivetrain parts from a 1990 donor corvette to it.

The only body modifications are going to be of course the convertible part of it but also a L88 hood I am making.

rims style is not yet chosen, however I have been thinking about 17" Z06 replicas.

Drivetrain will be a 1990 L-98 with 700r4 and dana36.

Brakes will be J55 and possibly integrating the ABS and airbag to this 82.

I have also been pondering with replacing the stock a/c controls with the 90's climate control.

For cooling system I thought about trying to make the 90's cooling capsule fit the car, this way all underhood 90 stuff is in the 82.

guess I need 10 posts to post links and will do that when I reach that.
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Here are pictures.







here is the 90 donor car, just click on the picture and the video will open.

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thats an interesting project.. keep us posted..
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basically thought about taking my frame and nuilding a jig, then cut off the frame just behind the motor mounts and then weld in 4x3 rectangular structural steel. Then weld in the 90 vette front cradle.



The black areas representing grafted in 4x3 rectangular steel & the blue representing the square c4 front cross brace.



then take c4 cradle and weld to the ne frame rails.



in short recreating this

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thats gonna be some hybrid car when complete..very interesting
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1982 Convertible (???)

There weren't any 1982 convertibles. Just coupes. There was a collector's edition with a lift-up rear window and special wheels but no convertibles.

And all of the 1982's came with the CrossFire Injection and TH700R4 automatic transmissions and all had 2.87 rear axles.

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There weren't any 1982 convertibles. Just coupes. There was a collector's edition with a lift-up rear window and special wheels but no convertibles.

And all of the 1982's came with the CrossFire Injection and TH700R4 automatic transmissions and all had 2.87 rear axles.
This one was converted with 75 factory parts and it has the cfi 700r4 combination.
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back in 82 my girlfriend wrecked my 78 pace car and i built it into an 80 convertible with an LS-6. it was a great car, good luck.
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yeah, back in the old days,when dinosaurs roamed , we converted several coupes into convertibles.. we even turned a 63 convertible into a split window coupe..lot of work tho... I should mention that most of them had been in serious accidents before the conversions.., that offset the cost of the jobs

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back in 82 my girlfriend wrecked my 78 pace car and i built it into an 80 convertible with an LS-6. it was a great car, good luck.
have pictures of it?
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