: YIKES!!! My FWB's Been Donked!!

10-14-08, 01:20 PM
Heyas all.

Looks what's been done to my FWB since I sold it a few months back!! New owner donked out the wheels and deleted the bumperettes.

Got a set of 95 GM service manuals if anyone's interested.




10-14-08, 02:42 PM
Well it's not SO bad....those wheels aren't terrible. It could be a lot worse. It looks great without those bumperettes.

10-14-08, 05:00 PM
Oh, yea. I'm not heartbroken - the guy just loves the car. The tires are the same size (outside diameter) but are all rim (much less sidewall). You're right, not so bad.

He's got two of them, one mint low mileage 96 and this one, his beater.

Cadillac Giovanni
10-14-08, 05:55 PM
Aw, I miss the bumperettes (I didn't know that's what they were called), it makes the front look a little bare.

Other than that, I've seen worse.

DopeStar 156
10-14-08, 06:01 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't "Donked" when the car gets lifted with something like 24's on it?

10-14-08, 06:13 PM
That's exactly right Dope. We had a "donked" '90 Caprice Classic Brougham at work today...very clean too for a '90, and arguably the best year for the box body...with the TBI 305 and sealed beam headlights.

10-14-08, 10:08 PM
Where's the OEM chromies? :eek:

DopeStar 156
10-14-08, 10:31 PM
Thought so..... I can't understand why you'd wanna do that, it just makes the car harder to get into and handle like shit.....

I hate humanity.....

10-14-08, 10:47 PM
I actually think that looks pretty nice. I was expecting worse when I saw the thread title.


10-14-08, 10:55 PM
Tell him ill give him $200 for the old wheels! :)

10-14-08, 10:55 PM
That looks nice, and I kind of like it without the bumperettes. 93-96 brougham is the only years I would trade my brougham for. And the 59 eldo of course. Those chunky rims fit right in with the chrome panels.

10-15-08, 12:59 PM
I love chrome wheels as well as bumper guards . I see no point of taking off the chrome OEM wheels

10-15-08, 01:52 PM
There's a guy in my neighborhood that has the exact same rims, in the same size, on a '94 FWB. It's a light gold color. I think the rims actually look alright on the Fleetwoods, as far as most custom jobs go.


10-15-08, 03:53 PM
I never figured I'd get my vocabulary corrected by car guys but whatever. :) This isn't the chess club, is it? :)

It's just slang anyway. Most of the time people loosely use it to refer to customized cars. I hear that all the time in my circles. If you want to get specific, didn't it originally only refer to customized 70s Impalas, right? ...and something about slapping someone on the face?

Anyhow, that's just our language. It's always constantly changing - adding, deleting, and changing the meaning of all kinds of words since its ancient barbarian origins.

Back on topic, I think he's shelving the wheels for down the road but I'll ask him if they're available. Those were new tires too. It's looking good. He's got a few more projects lined up for it too. Can't wait to see what all he's done.

10-15-08, 05:02 PM
pro pimpin. I like the new look, I'm glad people went back to 20s and 22s

10-16-08, 11:38 PM
Not too bad. I would have gotten rims with a little less chrome though and a little more black between the chrome, maybe something like 8 spokes. At least the tires are the same size so he is not completely trashing the drive train.

10-16-08, 11:54 PM
What I've been told... A Donk is a early 70's Impala that is lifted on big wheels. A box is an early to late 80's Caprice lifted on big wheels. And a Glass house is a 90's Impala or Caprice lifted on big wheels. Does this sound right?

10-16-08, 11:56 PM
I don't like the wheels that are on the Caddy though. I've done some Lexani 22's and 24's on that body style that looked pretty good though.

10-17-08, 08:37 AM
A donk is not limited to the 70s impala. A box is certain 80s or 90s car that have more sheetmetal, metal bumbers and is squared off but mainly caprices(box caprice) and a glass house was with certain caprices and impalas that had the rear window that wrapped around to the sides(these are kinda rare around here). Just google glasshouse caprice to see one, they look pretty nice.

10-17-08, 12:50 PM
Ah yes, the 1977-79 or '80 Impala/Caprice sport coupe....am I right?

10-17-08, 09:12 PM
Ah yes, the 1977-79 or '80 Impala/Caprice sport coupe....am I right?

Yea. I would love to have one with a BBC. But first, the 70 Chevelle BBC. Dream muscle car.