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Old 08-15-2008, 08:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My new (family) car

Well, last week lovemysan posted how he bought an SUV, and no one flamed him, so I guess I'll come clean and show you what we bought a couple weeks ago. It's a '94 Buick Roadmaster complete with genuine fake paneling.
The wife had to have something that carries more than five people.
We try not to drive it much, 'cause with the LT1 engine in it, she gets REAL thirsty. Besides being too tempting to keep your foot in it...

I call it The Bomber 'cause it's about as long as a B-29.
Gee, could they put anything more draggy on the hood?


There, that's my first aeromod.

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Old 08-15-2008, 09:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks like a clean nice car. I am not sarcastic. When you need a car like that, you buy a car like that. I respect Buicks. But what is genuine fake paneling? Also, I don't like the mod! Just kidding! May be now I am sarcastic afterall, but still friendly.
BTW, I notice that you drive a Vibe. I drive a cousin of the Vibe, namely the Matrix. Nice cousins!
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Old 08-15-2008, 10:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey man, I wish they'd bring the station wagon back.
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Old 08-15-2008, 10:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Tango,
I think you did pretty good for a +5 seat vehicle
very clean - even has the beginnings of a wheel skirt
in fact the only thing I see working against you is the roof rack

I would be very interested in what FE you can get
should be better than any SUV - if you keep your foot out of it
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Old 08-15-2008, 10:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I would drive it, half skirts, nice start for a kammback or boat tail. Plus you could do this and still seat 5.
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Looks like it could do well aero modded. Full rear skirts, lower front air dam, ditch the roof rails, lower it a tad, could run very well. Plus since you have an LT1 you could swap in the 6 spd from a 'Maro in there. That would be sick.
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Old 08-15-2008, 10:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Nice car. There are plenty of user forums for them online. That platform shares many parts with the 2wd suburban like the one that I have. You can get good parts from any boneyard and they get really good mileage for their size.
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Old 08-16-2008, 01:47 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks, guys. It really is a clean car.
bbjsw10, that modified photo is great! Made me laugh.

swng, 'genuine fake paneling' is just a silly reference to the vinyl decals they stick on the sides to simulate the wood grain. Which reminds me of a joke...

A couple of hillbillies (or insert your favorite politically incorrect classification of person here) bought a station wagon with the fake woodgrain stickers. As soon as they got it home, they immediately start peeling off the woodgrain. Once they had ALL the stickers peeled off, they step back to admire their work. Then the one hillbilly says to his friend,"You know, it looked better when it was still in its shipping container."
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I always liked the Caprice Estate and Roadmaster. Wagons deserve the respect equal to their utility.

So I expect an LT1 under the hood there?

I nearly bought a new '95 Imapla SS with the same engine (for those unfamiliar, it's essentially a sport/luxury civilian version of the Caprice Police Package). I opted for a Level-II Beretta V-6 and saved a few bucks.

Kudos on the first aeromod It's the official "Police Pursuit" mod from the era.

At least the wood "paneling" isn't like the 1-inch thick plastic paneling from the "Town and Country" version of the LeBaron Wagons from 1979:



As a kid, i didn't get the plastic wood on my Uncle's new ride.

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Old 08-16-2008, 04:53 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Well, if you are going to waist gas you might as well look good doin it.

An havin good reasons too. Why else would you drive a station wagon anyway?

So you are going to start choppin the top next week? The material from the mods could be recycled and spent on gas.

You could take the top off of a school bus and use it for a belly pan.

Just kiddin man don't get your panties in a bunch.

It's a nice looking car and better aero than a mini van. It's got potential.

I just can't believe you let lovemysan step up first...scaredy cat!

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