powerTV Project Grandpa Part  1

StreetLegalTV.com installed a variety of Spohn Performance suspension and steering components on their “Project Grandpa” 1982 Chevy Caprice Classic Station Wagon.

Tom at StreetLegalTV.com states “The goal of Project Grandpa will be to take the ultimate unsuspecting car, a Caprice Classic Station Wagon, and turn it into a multi-use vehicle that is capable of doing almost anything. I believe that being an automatic, having 600+ horsepower, and boasting pump gas are all things that Grandpa would want! So, we are going to stick with this guideline to conjure up some basic rules. We want to take it to the strip and run 11s and be able to crank it around an autocross track, but Grandpa must also be able to live on the street.”

“We knew that dropping a big power plant into our car would be a simple fix for the “go juice” for Project Grandpa. However, the part that concerned us was the suspension. We knew that we wanted to go with Ridetech for their air springs, but what about the rest of the system? Thankfully, we got in touch with Spohn Performance who helped set us up with everything to make this car go from driving like a cloud to a lightning bolt!”.

Tom and crew have written an excellent article documenting the entire installation step by step. It’s a great read, if you have a spare couple of minutes, check it out!

Article Links:

Project Grandpa: Overview and Goals
Project Grandpa: Spohn Suspension Upgrade Part 1