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Old 10-10-2006, 01:19 AM
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What would you do with a free 425?

I just picked up a free (and running) caddy 425. Knowing me, I'll probably tear it down and rebuild it anyway, but I'm looking for fun suggestions of what to find to put it in. Kind of a Hotrodders.com co-operative group effort design...

-I have a 74 Maverick, but it won't fit between the shock towers
-I have a 65 Scout, but I'm pretty set on making it a diesel
-I have a friend with a 32 Roadster body I could put it in

A rat rod? A bonneville top speed chevette? Throw a turbo on it and put it in a Dart? A Sand Rail? All suggestions are welcome. Any streetable ideas have to be either pre-76 or a diesel donor car since I am in Nazifornia.

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I have heard of them being used in older chevy trucks.
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Old 10-10-2006, 07:07 AM
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I have heard of them being used in older chevy trucks.
Geez, I have a 1979 GMC pickup without an engine in it! Huge engine compartment too.
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Old 10-10-2006, 07:29 AM
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scrap it because its a GM?
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:11 AM
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I've thought of that, but I need a pickup.
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:34 AM
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i got a complete running 78 caddy for free, well really the bought it for me for a fathers day gift for just the mtr. even though its caddy'd baby big block there's nothing wrong w/them. mines going in my 1ton bus, figured it pull it just fine. i've seen a few stuffed in roadster body's & they do fill the engine compartment. no matter what u put it in ur going to have FUNNN......joe
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My first thought would be a Truck, or something heavy. Maybe a boat? Thats what it came out of
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Old 10-10-2006, 01:48 PM
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I took mine and cored it on a 500...

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Let's get crazier. It would work well in a truck or a big car, or a boat for that matter, but be a little more daring. I have some crazy stuff in my stable, so let's make it a little wilder.

To put a finer point on it, challenge me
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I took mine and cored it on a 500...
I have a 500 already, but damn, that's a sweet hearse.
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Old 10-10-2006, 02:50 PM
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"I have a 500 already, but damn, that's a sweet hearse."

Thanks! I couldn't resist going up to 500, since everything is (virtually) compatible. Had some flexplate issues, but other than that, it was pretty painless.

I'd say you find an old '65 Chevy Caprice, dump it in (lots of room), paint it brown and white and call it a "Clarice"...



Helllllllllo Clarrrrrrrrrice...
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Put it in one of these-
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Are you from Butte???
I remember as a teen--hearing people refer to Butte as such
Because of the Berkley Pit

Not actually poking fun of you---just curious

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Old 10-10-2006, 07:26 PM
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Volkswagen Bug!
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Put it in a Fiero.
Stretch the back 12 inches and put it in longitudinal.
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/033676.html You have to read all of it to appreciate the work he put in to it.
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