New Caprice owner from Puerto Rico

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Tito
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New Caprice owner from Puerto Rico

Post by Tito » Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:57 pm

Hi, New Caprice owner from Puerto Rico. Great to be part of the PPV community. I brought my white 2012 from Gonzales Tx. in July 2020 and is a work in progress. Glad to be on board and hope we continue sharing experience and knowledge all over the forum.

GammaFlat
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Location: NW Indiana

Re: New Caprice owner from Puerto Rico

Post by GammaFlat » Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:07 pm

Welcome Tito! How much does it cost to get a car from the states to Puerto Rico? Keep us posted on your updates/fixes.
Current: 2013 9C3, Solo axle back, deeper trans pan, 3.27 diff, 12VoltSolutions Remote, Class III hitch, MPVI2, Android Auto capable radio
Future: Cam/lifters/springs/retainers oil pump, Headers/full 'zaust, high flow cats ('cause I care about emissions... test).
Wish List: change stroke from 3.622 to 4.0 for a 402 (6.6)

Sanford
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Re: New Caprice owner from Puerto Rico

Post by Sanford » Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:15 am

Sucks to get old, but it seems like there was an episode of Airplane Repo that was shot in Puerto Rico and there was a shot that showed the tail end of a Caprice driving down a street.

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Mooseman
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Re: New Caprice owner from Puerto Rico

Post by Mooseman » Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:22 am

Welcome! Post up some pics of your ride. How rare are these in Puerto Rico? I would assume very rare.
2011 Caprice PPV, 1 of possibly 3 in Canada!
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Tito
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Re: New Caprice owner from Puerto Rico

Post by Tito » Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:02 am

Hi, in my case from Gonzales Tx. to Jacksonville Fl. the cost was $800+. I think I paid a bit much to the carrier who also happens to be Puerto Rican. The sea league to Puerto Rico was $737 with Crowley with help from a friend and then the cost of registering the car (title, license and plate).
I believe that at the moment my Caprice is the only one in the island registered for private use (that I know of). PPv's are not that rare in the PR State Police fleet and they are all white. A lot of municipalities in the Island also have Caprices in a few other colors. The DOD system fail has kept the majority of these cars away from active duty in recent years.
will post some pictures soon when it is back from local machine shop (broken starter bolt).
If its not much to ask, can anyone help me with the Holden WM side skirts and the front splitter that one of the members was producing? I really want these for my car.
Thanks for welcome.
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CrashTestDummy
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Re: New Caprice owner from Puerto Rico

Post by CrashTestDummy » Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:26 pm

Nice! I don't think the fee for shipping from Tx. to Fl. is all that bad. IIRC, our Caprice was a bit over $600 from Tampa to the Houston, Texas area. The Tahoe PPV before that, from the same place was about $500.

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Tito
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Re: New Caprice owner from Puerto Rico

Post by Tito » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:46 pm

Thank you! This is my first time shipping a car from the States.

Turbopowered68
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Re: New Caprice owner from Puerto Rico

Post by Turbopowered68 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:26 pm

Tito wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:46 pm
Thank you! This is my first time shipping a car from the States.
Cool stuff, dude.
I have to ship 2 or 3 cars from PR to NY.
2014 Caprice V8
Elgin E-1840 P, LS9 Head gasket, LS7 Lifters, PAC-1218 springs, Trunion upgrade, Single roller timing set, Melling oil pump coming soon - ZL1 torque converter, Trans pan and filter.
1986 GN 212/212 Roller cam, 1.65 HR Rockers, 60-1 turbo, XFI 2.05, E85, Ebay Front mount IC, Husek Built TH200-4R trans, 3.42 gears 3800# .
1968 Chevelle LQ4, 4L80, 12 bolt w/3.42 gears

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