Holy Bejeezus, Batman. There are some cars you just don't expect to elicit a visceral reaction, no matter what the mod. The Toyota Echo, Suzuki Sidekick and Geo Storm come to mind. We used to count the Chrysler 5th Avenue in that group, having only seen them in the last two decades being used as church chariots for little old ladies with blue hair. Flickr member patrickgrossman has changed our worldview today, however, with his 1986 5th Avenue that looks like it just ate a Mustang for lunch and stole its wheels.

Regular readers of this blog will not be surprised to hear that Patrick tells us he's a friend of our own Eric Bryant, who happens to own an Impala SS that likes to snack on transmissions. Patrick was attempting to build something comparable to Eric's Impala SS, and we'd say he has succeeded. He did all the work himself with the help of his father and a few friends, except for the bodywork that was handled by a local shop. The list of mods is long (see it after the jump), but suffice it to say this car is now unholy cool and can no longer deliver elders to a house of God.

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In his own words...

My modded '86 5th avenue, all work done by me, with help from my dad and a few friends, except for the body which was done by a local body shop. a list of mods:
  • '79 360 w/edelbrock carb, RPM air gap intake, hedman headers and comp XE262 cam
  • '93 dakota 42RH tranny w/2300 RPM stall converter and trans-go shift kit
  • '68 satellite 8.75" rear w/3.55 gears and limited slip
  • F&R suspension fully rebuilt to Dodge diplomat police car specs, all poly bushings and KYB shocks
  • Front brakes upgraded to 11.75" rotors, rear are 12" wilwood discs
  • Custom exhaust which is 2.5" off the headers, to a 3" flowmaster Y
  • Tires are 255/50R17 BFGoodrich KDWS's, wheels are '01-04 mustang bullits
  • Paint is chrysler '88 twilight blue pearl under the original bright silver metallic.
  • Interior has been completely redone
I built it to have something comparable to my friend Eric Bryant's impala SS (until he put the stroker in it...)

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