GM G-Body Performance Upgrades 1978-1987

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GM G-Body Performance Upgrades 1978-1987
GM G-Body Performance Upgrades 1978-1987
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If you're looking to build the performance of your GM G-body, look no further than GM G-Body Performance Upgrades (1978-1987). Get ready to maximize the go, stop and handle expectations of your car. This book should be on the shelf of everyone who loves the G-body style cars from those classic years.

This beloved chassis can be found on the Regal, Malibu, Monte Carlo, El Camino, GNX, Grand Prix, Oldsmobile Cutlass and more. For its wide range of high performance applications, like road and drag racing, it still lends itself to affordable upgrades and modifications. This book will show you how to incorporate the best equipment into the brakes, suspension, chassis upgrades and more. There is also a thorough guide for performing an LS engine swap.

The support for the G-body is huge. It's a traditional front engine and rear wheel drive platform that's extremely popular for its design and ease of changeability. Whether you are a professional, or a novice, this is the book you want to have in hand.

The specific G-Body car models covered in this book include:

  • Chevy Malibu - 1978-1982
  • Chevy Monte Carlo - 1982-1988
  • Chevy El Camino - 1982-1987
  • GMC Caballero - 1982-1987
  • Buick Regal - 1982-1987
  • Pontiac Grand Prix - 1980-1987
  • Pontiac Bonneville - 1984-1986
  • Pontiac Grand Lemans - 1982-1983
  • Oldsmobile Cutlass - 1980-1988


This guide looks at a series of classic cars, like the ones already mentioned and others like the Buick Regal and the Monte Carlo. Over its 12 chapters, there are well thought out plans for maximizing stopping power, getting the best performance from your rear suspension, engine swaps and the power of manual and automatic transmissions.

The author keeps the text simple to read and follow, starting out with a solid look at the history of the G-body from manufacturers like Chevrolet and Pontiac. It proceeds to show you how to shop for your perfect G-body type from budgeting, rust issues and damage.

A GM G-body performance upgrade becomes easy with this book at your disposal. Spindles, brake lines and conversions, back braces and transmission fits all get their due here. This book knows which cars are best equipped for which options.

The Author

Joe Hinds has been a hot rod aficionado since he owned a 1957 Chevy. A massive admirer of the Grand National, Joe is now the operator and owner of a car shop, specializing in building custom cars. Joe has an extensive background in not only cars but marketing. GM G-Body Performance Upgrades (19781987) is his first book.

Subject: GM G-Body Performance Upgrades (1978-1987) 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987 ISBN-10: 1613250320 | ISBN-13: 9781613254943 | CarTech Books SA246

  • Publisher: CarTech Books
  • Author: Joe Hinds
  • Pages: 144 pages - 400 B&W photos
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.5 x 11 inches
  • ISBN: 978-1-61325-494-3
  • Years: 1978 - 1987
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