I know most car owners out there might not see the reason for the effort that I've put into this 1994 basic Lumina. Yet, it became my hobby, something I enjoy working on every other weekend. It's taken me about 3 years to turn this car from a family sedan into a mean looking "monster", as my girlfriend calls it.
I would rather call it a hybrid. The only thing that's left of a Lumina is the body. Everything else (including the engine, interior, suspension, exhaust, even the dome lights) is taken from other newer GM W-Body cars.
The engine is a wonderful L67 3.8L Supercharged off a 2001 Regal GSE.
So is the dashboard and the seats, and the suspension (front and rear).
The door panels are off a 97 Supreme. Other components such as an overhead console, oh-shit handles, interior wiring, etc. are off a 2002 Grand Prix.
The car has recently gone through some more transformations such as a Z-34 hood, spoiler, and a grill.
The headlights have been retrofitted for HID projectors. The corner light are now clear.
I am finally done with my tail lights! I'm using a complete LED set up. The bulbs go off in sequence when stopping or turning. To learn more, go to page 6.
To tell you the truth, if it were right now, after going through all the trouble, I wouldn't do it. My girlfriend loves my car and wants the same thing. We agreed that I will build her a Monte Carlo SS based on a 2000-up Monte Carlo that already comes with the 3800 engine.
I do love working on the interior, adding something extra. But bending the firewall, rewiring the entire car, trying to fit in door panels from a different car --- too much!!!