1993 GMC Sierra SLX
“93 to 53 beast”
1963 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday Sports Sedan
Head to Head
About “93 to 53 beast”
Me and my dad bought a Stock 93 GMC Sierra. We put a retro 53 nose on it. Originally it was a bolt on kit but we riveted it to the fenders and glassed the seam for a smooth one peice look. We are custom fabricating a 53 bed. It has corvette rally wheels and caps wrapped in kelley charger tires.
I plan to put in a ZZ4 block bored it .030 over. Put on aluminum e-tec performer heads and an edelbrock MPFI system on it. Shorty headers and Chrome Classic Chevrolet valve covers on it, I used to have this engine in it but we had to part the engine out due to lack of money to get the computer chip modified. All that is left off of it now are my headers the distributor and the ignition box.
We took the 4 speed off the tree and put it on the floor. It has a stock 4l60e transmission right now.
Band new double roller timing chain, wheel spacers, distributor, coil, flywheel, spark plugs, sparkplug wires, throttle body,
About “Das Boot”
This car is a 98 Holiday Sports Sedan, model 63-3839, one of three four door 98s Olds offered in 1963. Olds built 22,330 of this model. Base price was $4,332. Factory options on this car include power windows, air conditioning, Safety Sentinel, tilt steering column, four way power seat, remote trunk release, and Wonderbar radio. The color is Pacific Mist with a Platinum interior.
Prior to my owning it, this car was from New Mexico, and it shows in the condition of the car. This car is all original including the paint, which is tired. Virtually rust free and the trim is near perfect. Everything works. The interior is pretty much original and very nice.
My plan for this car is To begin restoration work this fall. We are building a new home and I hope to be able to have a chassis hoist in my new garage, so this would be the first project at the new place. I am going to be adding factory cruise, power vent windows and upgrading the current four way power seat to a six-way unit. Eventually I want to get a mid-sixties Airstream Overlander to tow behind it;
This car now has its own web page and blog:
Specs for “93 to 53 beast”
350 with about 200 horses. 4L60E transmission. About 200 LBs lighter than stock due to fiberglass nose and fenders. Top speed reads 85 but got pulled over at 102.
Specs for “Das Boot”
394 cubic inch V-8
HP: 330 hp at 4,600 rpm
Torque: 440 ft. lbs at 2,800 rpm
Compression ratio: 10.25 to 1
Over-all length: 221.4"
Over-all width: 77.9"
Over-all height: 55.6"
Curb weight (approx): 4,411 lbs.
Factory Options for “93 to 53 beast”
Heat/AC, Cruise Control, Radio and Cassette player, Power steering, rear sliding window,
Factory Options for “Das Boot”
Air, power windows, tilt column, power seat, trunk popper, power antenna, Safety Sentinel, Wonderbar, and it all works. Heavy duty chassis. I added the factory deluxe wheel covers. They are spring-loaded and cover the valve stems. Neat, huh?
Mods for “93 to 53 beast”
53 Retro style fiber glass nose, Upgraded serpentine system, Shorty headers, bucket seats out of hundai elantra, Custom 53 bed (Still in progress) Corvette Ralleys, chrome floor shifter, Grant GT steering wheel, MSD Street Fire Coil, MSD 6A Ignition Module,
Mods for “Das Boot”
No modifications listed.
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