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Author Topic:   best 114" wheel base car
thebomb
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 149
posted January 17, 2005 02:43 AM  
hey guys been toying with the idea of building a bomber for my nephew, rules state 114" wb or more, dont care if its ford or chevy just want what will be best over all, oh yeah has to be a car no trucks

Steve Dupree
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 316
posted January 17, 2005 04:01 AM  
73 to 76 torino its a great car

Special Ed
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 63
posted January 17, 2005 05:09 AM  
The 80's model ltds are great too. I've ran one for years and love it. Plus there are plenty of them around to get parts off of and to re-skin with. 4 door and 2 door are both 114 inch wheel base.

bizmans
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 28
posted January 17, 2005 08:58 AM  
I ran a 76 cady deville it had the 500 engine it ate up the competition everyone was afraid of it had tons of power and weight incase of a rub I loved it still runs awsome.

thebomb
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 149
posted January 17, 2005 12:39 PM  
thanx guys i was leaning towards a ltd or torino, appreciate the help keep them coming

M1
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 257
posted January 17, 2005 04:21 PM  
Checker Cab...

If ya gotta run a big ole tank, may as well be cool!! LOL

supwitchew
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 122
posted January 17, 2005 04:58 PM  
What is the wheelbase of a 4-door early 80's Caprice? Is it only 112"?

o5racer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 402
posted January 17, 2005 05:50 PM  
The mid 70s montes and grand prix are pretty good cars. 116 inch wheel base and the #1 plug is 1/2 inch behind the upper balljoint stock.
Nick

blade
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 34
posted January 17, 2005 06:27 PM  
ltd is the way to go they will take a licken an keep on ticken! we use them for enduro cars and we derby them also. lots of parts cars out there people almost give them away!

El Santo
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted January 19, 2005 03:49 AM  
I ran a '81 4 door Caprice and it was 114" wheelbase and I think it's the best handling car I ever had. Not the fastest car but definetly the easiest car I ever had to make handle. Whichever way you go just make sure whatever car you choose parts are readily available, and cheap.

Speedracer92
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 70
posted January 19, 2005 06:56 AM  
I agree with both o5 and Santo. I have a 77 monte and it works awesome. i know people that have teh caprices too and they work darn good too.

thebomb
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 149
posted January 19, 2005 11:07 PM  
are the 77 montes what they refer to as the "big metric"

Speedracer92
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 70
posted January 20, 2005 07:05 AM  
i don't think so. i have heard the downsized (metric) caprices referred to as that in our part of the country. 77 was the last year of the big full size monte and in 78 they went to the metric chassis. 74 to 77 monte's are all the same bodies except for the headlights and grill, but I may be wrong.

Bluebomber
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 52
posted January 20, 2005 07:15 AM  
they are alson the same as cutlass and grand prix
cutlass is what i run and also what the leaders run in my class they seem to have an advantage over anything else. We did have one torino that was fast until he folded it in half.

Elmo
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 79
posted January 22, 2005 11:21 PM  
It's been my experience that 73-77 Cutlasses and Malibus are 112". So I would'nt recommend those cars as they are too short. I would think the 73-77 Monte or GranPrix would be the best car, but availability can be sparse. So that leaves the latermodel Caprice ( ). Which I thought was 116".

El Santo
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted January 23, 2005 01:15 AM  
I think at one time mine might have been 116".

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