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Old 12-15-2012, 10:11 PM   #1
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Okay so here it is, I wanted to start a thread on some Brainstorming idea'* for my 1991 Buick Century Limited 3.3L v6. So far I was thinking of putting different seats and putting a center console with the shifter on the floor, but I want the hand brake on the side to. Im sure its just a cable to run it? any idea'*? Also anymore ideas on what I can do with the car.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:38 AM   #2
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the seats and center console and e-brakes out of a grand am or beretta should work. i would guess. i would find some nice aluminum wheels to put on. some nice wheels, there were many and just about any fwd gm should be the right bolt pattern at least
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i am gonna get some nice stock camaro rims from a 90 for like 50 bucks with tires so it should look better than 14" steelies i got.
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Have you checked the bolt pattern. I know newer camaros bolt pattern not the same. The newer ones are the same as the blazers. If you havent checked the bolt patterns i would.
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i did it checks to be the same but he'* gonna let me put it on the car before I buy just to make sure they will work
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If they do im sure there going to look good.
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120.65mm=4.75in thats what a rwd fbody or b or most other rwd cars and s10'*.

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5 on 115mm (4.527")
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quick google search says you can run 4.5in from mustang and newer h and w body wheels are 115
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so i could run some off a foxbody but not a camaro?
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right but you would have to be sure about backspacing of any rim. personally i would get some fwd rims from just about any fwd gm 90'* or newer. there was a bunch of nice ones, the berretta gt and cavs had 5spokes like those camaro ones but in the right pattern. there are endless options really from bonnie sse or ssei, grandam'* grandprix'* etc.....
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now has anyone seen or herd of a aftermarket gauge cluster for buicks?
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