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G.W. Bancroft DUBS 3.1L/3-Speed Auto

This is the story of DUBS!

I purchased this beauty on EBay on 9-4-05 and got it with around 124K miles out of Omaha, Nebraska. The road trip from Denver, Co with my good friend Eddie to go pick it up was the begging of my Adventure with DUBS. Eddie was the one that came up with the name and it just stuck.

Mods Include:

Exterior: Custom Red and Black 2-Tone Paint Molded GTZ Body Kit  17 x7.5 Motegi MR7 Wheels 215/45ZR17 Toyo Proxes T1-S Tires

Engine / Performance: 3.1L MFI / TH-125 Custom Fabbed Warm Air Intake with K&N Cone Filter Magniflow high-flow Cat and Muffler 2.24″ Pipe Optima Red Top Battery Red Powder Coated Accents Steel Braided Hose Accents Red Wire Loom Accents

Suspension: Sprint Technologies Lowering Springs (3.5″) KYB GR2 Struts and Gas Adjust Shocks 92-94 Cavalier Z-24 Strut Tower Bar (powdercoated red) Lower Subframe Brace (powdercoated red) FE7 Rear Sway Bar (powdercoated red)

Interior: GTZ Seat Upgrade White Painted Accents that were later removed for factory black to better match the black carpet i obtained.

ICE:  Pioneer DEH-3200UB Head Unit Clarion SEP5410 4X6 Front Speakers with MTX Crossovers Pioneer TS-A6969 6×9 Rear Speakers 15″ Kicker Competition and 2 Rockford Fosgate 8″ Subs In A Sealed And Split Box Kenwood KAC-8104D 1000 Watt Amp

Best 1/4 Mile Time: 18.301 @ 73.09mph weighing in at 3095 lbs. It aways was more show then go.

Car Show Awards Won: ’06 Advance Auto Parts All American Car Show 2nd In Class ’06 Super Chevy Show Best In Class & Workmat Sponsor Award ’08 Summer Chevy Show Best In Class ’11 Loveland All American Car Show Runner Up In Class ’11 Super Chevy Show Best In Class ’13 BerettaFest Denver, Co Best Custom Exterior

Unfortunately this story has an ending as I decided to sell DUBS on 4-22-14 with just over 138k miles to a young guy who took it to Laramie, Wy. Reason for the sale was because it was developing rust and I couldn’t bare to see it rot away in my possession and wanted someone to get a few mor good years of use and enjoyment out of it. I did keep most all of the good stuff off of the car to use on future projects. Currently I have a ’93 GT 5 speed and a ’91 GTZ that I’m slowly building. Not sure if either will ever live up to the standards that DUBS once was, but time will only tell.


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