WARNING TO ALL SOCAL ENTHUSIASTS!!!! DO NOT BUY PLACE A DEPOSIT OR BUY THIS CADDY!!! A couple months back my dad saw this caddy 4sale and wanted to go check it out.
It was running and in good condition, some rust in the expected places, nothing major, but registration was not updated. When looking through it and the VIN in the engine compartment was missing, but we were told it had been though repairs and it was never put back. We had put down a deposit for it to set it aside and asked for registrarion to be updated which the guy said he would do next day. But something about it didn't sit right.
Did some research on VIN placement and found there were 3 places vin should be located. Went the next day to double check these spots and ALL 3 were missing. The one under the drivers seat was cut out and welded over (chop shop shady shit) and the rug was glued down to keep anyone from looking at it, but you can feel/see the replacement from under the car. We immediately asked for the return of the deposit to where the person that was "representing" the owners was basically fighting us to give it back, calling us names and then cussing us out for not disclosing why we were backing out. We got our check back and left. Hours later the guy tries calling back a few times, and the original owners sent out a text next day w a picture of the registration updated.
We ran the VIN used for the registration and were decoding it and it came up to a 63 4 door caddy. Assuming they used another cars information to "update"the registration and try to show us that the car was legit. It's not.
Just wanted to spread the word before anyone gets stuck with this paperwork nightmare of a disaster. Someone proba aky misses this gem. Don't support these shady people or their business. Or if you DGAF, buy at your own risk.
A BODY EFI FUEL TANKS:
I had seen some A Body EFI Fuel tanks on Rock Auto made by Spectra a couple of years ago. They come with a fuel pump and sender. I heard they had some fuel starvation issues due to the tanks construction. They fixed the issues with a baffled sump in the tank now. @sevenchevys has been running this tank with no issues in his 72 Chevelle. He suggests changing the questionable fuel pump it came with to a ACDelco pump PN # EP-381. Some models now have multiple vent options. This system can save you $150-350 over other companies.