WS6 Formula V8 Z34 Lumina Re-body
This is a discussion on WS6 Formula V8 Z34 Lumina Re-body within the Domestics and Foreigns forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Went to a Burn Out Competition a few weeks back. I'm Including it on this thread to show different things ...
09-14-2012, 04:26 AM #261
Went to a Burn Out Competition a few weeks back. I'm Including it on this thread to show different things we've done with the Car. I don't recommend this to Anyone but... As with most things in Life I had to "Learn this" on my own. What a Mess afterwards, 30 Seconds from the time they turn.
Last edited by Z34LS1; 09-14-2012 at 04:28 AM.
09-14-2012, 05:14 AM #262
Have a couple of questions if you don't mind..
Did you replace the black trim around the front and rear windshields?
If so where did you get it or order it from? I need to replace those on my 92 z34 project.
10-12-2012, 02:23 PM #263
The front and rear rubber trim are from a Buick Regal.
The Rear tops are trimmed to the Lumina, they are actually to long as a Buick.
The front is unaltered. Safelite is a local Glass installer, that's who I used.
10-12-2012, 02:37 PM #264
10-12-2012, 04:00 PM #265
Nice thread i like the idea of fabbing up something unique up and the fact that your not afraid to do it! -subscribed-also i like the paint scheme on the maroon and black Camaro in the back round..did you paint that yourself?
10-12-2012, 04:11 PM #266
Mine did'nt break but it's 20 years old and the upper tinted part has faded to an odd yellowish hue.
The glass house can retrofit the front gaskets but the rear windshield and roof seals in the rear roof line need replaced due to age.
Thanks again for the info.
11-27-2012, 04:06 PM #267
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Hello, my name is John Evans and I am a former GM technician from Buffalo, NY. First I wanted to say you car is FREAKING SWEET! For some reason, Lumina Z34's are one of my favorite cars and I have been considering buying another one (I had a 1991 but got rid of it because the transmission was dying and I was poor). I've been thinking of different ways to go powertrain wise other than th superchagred 3.8 (mainly because everyone does it). I have thought of the FWD LS4 setup that's in the '06-'10 Impala/Monte SS or RWD. Your thread intrigues the hell out of me but I was actually wondering if you had researched using a mid 1980's G-body (Monte Carlo, Regal, etc.) instead of an F-body? From what I've read the G-bodies have similar dimensions to the W-body but I don't know what would have to happen to the floor pan. Anyway, kudos again on doing such a sweet and unique project!
11-30-2012, 08:36 AM #268
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11-30-2012, 12:50 PM #269
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Hey thanks for the info! I appreciate the response, however I did some research and found this...
Track: (Front) 58.5"
Track (front): 59.5"
This info was from several info sites and web forums and they all give the same dimensions. What I was more referring to was the chassis dimensions being almost identical. The overall length being 4" seems to me rather inconsequential as it is probably all in the fascias. The G-body specs on here are for a 1985 Monte SS, which from what I've seen is 2-3 inches longer than the other base model Montes. As for the FWD V8, the LS4 and the 4T65E tranny out of the 07-11 Impala/Monte SS seemed good because the 65 is essentially the same tranny as the 4T60E that is already in the Lumina, and the LS4 mounts to the current W-body cradle which as far as I know utilizes the same mounting points as the first gen W-body. Anyway, thanks for your input!
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11-30-2012, 03:20 PM #270
I personally steer clear of many of GM 's early FWD automatics. When talking v8 and ls4 I also believe those years had extensive trouble with that trany/engine combo in the Monte. This is why I recommend a good muncie or newer getrag as those tranies haev a good track record being behind any LS and small or big block chevy. What ever you may deside your work will be cut out or you (no pun) but imho would be a fun build.
11-30-2012, 03:35 PM #271
Here's an example of the German made Getrag f-40 mated to an LS1 in a Fiero craddle. Many run purely stock f-40 and mucie's behind their v8's. There are also some companies out there that will cryo treat your trany internals for the more crazy apps. I am also using this trany for my LQ1 TT build.
I also have a new cryo input shaft Muncie 282 sitting on my bench with a quad bell and 4:11 first gear..XD
Last edited by Smittro; 11-30-2012 at 03:45 PM.
11-30-2012, 06:31 PM #272
^ That red colored one looks trick~
11-30-2012, 09:08 PM #273
11-30-2012, 09:32 PM #274
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so, smitty.....whats the progress on your build?
11-30-2012, 09:40 PM #275
04-12-2013, 05:51 PM #276
Been "bored".... Well not on this car but I did start another LSX Build.
About 3 weeks ago a stuck a 5.3 in a 95 S10.
running a 4l60e tranny behind it. When completed it's going to look like a 2002 Extreme S10. The Extreme S10's came with 4 or 6 bangers, not to "Extreme" IMO. So out with the 4.3 and in with the 5.3
The 5.3 is out of a 2004 Suburban 4x4 roll over. It has 89,000 miles on it.
This truck will be called a "LS10 Extreme" and although the motors pretty much stock except for EGR delete and headers with a mild tune it will Trully be the Extreme LS10
04-25-2013, 08:21 PM #277Joe
1966 Duece 383 Stroker
1992 Z34 Lumina on '98 WS6 Chassis
1994 2500 Series Sierra
1995 B4C Z28, Late Model front end Mod Custom Paint
2001 C5 Coupe
2005 Avalanche Vortec 5.3 Stock
04-25-2013, 08:25 PM #278
04-26-2013, 08:49 AM #279
Just went thru the whole thread... very cool. Turned out nice!
05-07-2013, 05:42 PM #280
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