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What to do with my 408?

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    What to do with my 408?

    So I have a 408 in my 2002 SS convertible and the car was rear ended a few months ago. It has frame damage and I'm not going to even try and repair it.
    It's been sitting in my garage for a while because I haven't even wanted to look at the damn thing.
    So now what do I do with my engine? It's only got 12,000 miles on it and it made 525 hp and 510 lb ft of torque to the wheels + I had a 200 shot of N20 so it was fairly stout.
    I don't want another convertible. Should I look for a V-6 hard top to drop it in or would getting a Z-28 and selling the stock LS-1 and putting it in that be easier? The reason I was thinking of getting the V-6 is the cheaper insurance, and I want a hard top roll up window light as possible car. I MUST keep the AC though. I also need to this on a budget as I am also looking to buy a C-6 Z06 and this project has to be done as cheaply as I can.
    Thanks.

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    IMHO i would buy a Z-28 and swap all your parts over......and then part out your old car for whatever you can get

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    Yep a base z-28, that way someone will actually want to buy the motor you'll be taking out of it. Have you considered Jeffro's roller or is that to much of a project for you?

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    if you can get a Z very cheap, maybe you can offset the money you spend to buy the Z buy parting out your old car PLUS the driveline in the new Z

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    Yep a base z-28, that way someone will actually want to buy the motor you'll be taking out of it. Have you considered Jeffro's roller or is that to much of a project for you?
    Too much of a project and I forgot to mention the car MUST pass smog before I do the motor swap.

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    I modded my car less than a month before my smog notice was mailed to me. I felt like such an idiot

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    I modded my car less than a month before my smog notice was mailed to me. I felt like such an idiot
    You going on the Napa cruise on the 29th?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SScott View Post
    You going on the Napa cruise on the 29th?
    If I don't have a lab that day I will be there. Really wish Jeffro didn't publicly post the route, last years was a blast.
    This year the camera stays inside the car

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    LOL nice. I might bring the Evo out.

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