My goal was to have a fun cruiser with a subtle appearance.
This had already been completed, and was the reason the original ad caught my eye. Between the fenders sat a 1974-75 Cadillac 500ci big block. Not a common engine swap, but it makes really big torque!
After some research, I found that swapping the stock front spindles and hubs for a 2wd blazer (98-02) was not only simple but also enabled the use of C6 corvette front calipers with the help of an adapter bracket that I picked up from Kore3 Industries.
STEERING / SUSPENSION
The old rag joint was also an opportunity for upgrading. Swapping out the old to be replaced with an early 90's Jeep Cherokee intermediate shaft to remove any play in the steering. A new front end rebuild kit from Spohn Performance were the first aftermarket parts I picked out. Also grabbed new set of springs up front are also needed which were picked up from Summit Racing. The originals weren't up to the task of keeping that heavier than stock engine at the correct height.
Wheels are always tough - and a very personal choice. I need something to fit over the bigger brakes but not break the bank and keep with the sleeper look I was going for. Then, one day I found this article on bangshift where they were putting some new shoes on their project Caprice. I was sold (right down to the chevy center caps).