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Updated on May 06, 2012
By the way, this was not supposed to look like a real Ferrari, it was supposed to look like a kid's toy car, or kinda like a cheap copy of a Ferrari. It just came out lookin' better than we were aiming for.
Ferrari on the outside, but Safari on the inside! See page 2.
headliner mockup, pre-installation:
Hot Wheels stickers:
Other stickers & emblems:
March 1st 2009: Just had some tune up work done on the engine, rotor button, distributor cap & a chemical cleaning of the fuel injectors. Incredible difference; may need wheelie bars...just kidding. & now when I stomp down on it, instead of the standard sulfur type smell common to GMC catalytic converters, it smells like burnt gunpowder; I thought it was my imagination or wishful thinking. But other people have noticed it too. May have something to do with the fact that when the catalytic converter was changed I didn't use a OEM parts.
To answer a few questions; The grill - the Wolfeman & I made it out of stainless steel mesh & 3/8" stainless steel rod. Behind the grill are a couple of horns off of a Porsche, not quite the right sound, but it is still is not what people expecting to hear coming from a van.
The Ferrari prancing horse emblem is from Ferrari, bought it on eBay!
The body kit is from Stillen.
Thanks for looking!!!
In the begining,...
and LET THERE BE ROCK !
I drive it almost every day, even to church! The van is All Wheel Drive, it has over 280,000 miles on it, original engine & original transmission. No major repairs other than to replace the head gasket. The air conditioning compressor has been replaced twice, the water pump twice, altenator once. A rear half shaft has been replaced. That's about it other than routine maintainence.
Update: at 275,000 miles a front wheel bearing was replaced.
Under the hood it has a K&N air filter, and I added dual exhausts, I had to move the spare tire from under the van to make room for the extra pipes, the resonators make it sound like a GT racecar, it absolutley GROWLS when I get on the gas.
The wing has a diffuser on it and it really pushes the rearend down, you can feel it start to push down at about 40-45 mph. You can actually see it 'hunker' down to the road as I get up to speed. I have also added a rear anti-sway bar, between it & the spoiler, the handling in the curves has improved tremendously.
please, take a minute to check out "the Scorpion" by going to 'My Garage":
Page One: Exterior
Page Two: Interior & Sound System
Page Three: Mods, Odds & Ends
Page Four: Thanks! & Suppliers (check out some of the comments from other CarDomainers 'bout my van!)
Page Five: Ice Storm & Winter
Page Six: Unorganized, and people have asked about this stuff.
Page Seven: Ode to my Shure FP-22
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Awesome Safari! Love it when someone pours some love into a wikkid van! 5 Stars!
Sweet ride 5 stars
Have to remove those side moldings adds to much bulk for the look, And the roof racks got to go,Spoiler ....I don't know yours is badass dont get me wrong. I just havent seen any that compliments the look
Thanks for the info. Cant wait to get started, will post the before and after.
also what brand gas door cover did you replace the factory one with, I have a 01 gmc safari you are my idol, I've had it 5 months, Has One hundred twenty seven thousand miles. Ive replaced the fuel pump last week, Runs quicker and smoother,
thank you! the gas cap cover was bought from jcwhitney, it was meant to be for a Jeep, it was 'Bondo'ed in to place by cutting away the factory one, took about a day
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