BUILD THREAD 82 Caballero Project

82Cab

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Dec 13, 2020
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Just joined first post. Last November I got this 82 Caballero. Since I have gotten rid of the 305,3 deuces, th350 set up and got a 350 sbc built with a th400 and switched over to a posi 7.5 rear. I also did a bunch of little other stuff but never really finished one project completely.

One of the first things I got done was a monte carlo ss front swap. I just like the look a lot more. I also got a dash cover, new carpet, and some G body bucket seats which I re-upholstered my self, and a center console from a 08 Impala done and a bunch of stuff I wont remember. Its a big mess now because I don’t complete anything before I do another thing. For example, the 350 is coming out and I am going with a 468 pretty soon so I will also be switching rear ends again. Played around with the 350 some this summer, had some little races and just wanted more power.

I have decided on rims and tires and also color but it just has to be purchased and done. I hope to be completely done by this summer. I still have to get coilovers and a few other things to finish up. This is also my first project like this. I know this looks like a reverse before and after lol
 

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82Cab

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Thread starter
Dec 13, 2020
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Welcome to the forum, nice Caballero. It looked good in black but it will also look good in yellow, I think melloelky can vouch for that. ;)
Keep up the good work and don't forget to post updates! We love updates with lots of pictures here. :mrgreen:
Thanks a lot. Those yellow parts were in better condition than the original Monte parts used for the swap. I will not be going with yellow. I am most likely going with a light blue/ silver mix with the grey/silver El camino ss decals to accent it. Either that or black
 

82Cab

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Dec 13, 2020
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2 wheels came in today. Weld S71 18x10 and 17x7. Only 2 because they were $100 each so I will buy the other two later. Could not pass up on that. 2 different colors because it wont matter because I will be painting the rim grey were it is black on the rims.
 

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82Cab

Not-quite-so-new-guy
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Dec 13, 2020
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Got some under body photos
 

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