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#5676 LovemyGLWGN

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 12:29 AM

I figured as much, but there is ONE saving factor... it is an "87!!!  LOL



#5677 Silas Cruse

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 10:12 PM

Added a new warning label to my race car:

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#5678 Arghetlam

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 01:35 AM

Got my battery terminals replaced, which went a long way in solving a few electrical based problems

#5679 Scooner

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 02:16 PM

Scooner, will be taking my '88 GL Baby to have catalytic converter probably replaced in a couple of days, as soon as this town thaws out... ( the muffler shop can't get to work...). Is it O.K. to just remove these on this model. or better to replace them? It sounds and feels like a front converter is plugged...

No pictures yet, possibly tomorrow...


Do you live in a place where emissions are required? If they aren't id take it off and bust out the honeycomb stuff inside and put it back on to see it that fixes your problem? I have an extra Y pipe sitting on the side of my garage but I dont think you live anywhere near Cheyenne, Wyoming right?

#5680 Silas Cruse

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 12:58 AM

Grant Formula 1 Steering Wheel finished :

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#5681 rrgrr

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 08:23 AM

^ dang, I was really hoping to see some paddles on there ^ :rolleyes:



#5682 Captin Hook

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:31 AM

Some puddle lights I installed along with a ea82 done light upgrade, and red under dash lighting all tied in to the door switch.

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#5683 EliHood

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 02:18 AM

Took engine out, cleaned, gasketed, belted, put it back in.

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#5684 81EA81

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 03:35 PM

Some puddle lights I installed along with a ea82 done light upgrade, and red under dash lighting all tied in to the door switch.

That red looks pretty cool,kind of eerie. So, How big is the puddle light housing? Is anybody at risk of hitting their head on it? Or is that something else up there?


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#5685 l75eya

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 04:54 PM

Rear axle on the back of my 87 finally installed. First one I ordered came in the mail and didn't have the stub axle on the end. I still had the cup and stud from my old axle in my car so I took it apart and was going to use the stub shaft from that but the SOAB would NOT come off. Car sat on jackstands for a week until my 2nd rear axle came in the mail and that (thankfully) still had the stub shaft on it so I just threw it right in. Still haven't gotten the stub separated for the first one yet though.

Also replaced a tire on the 93 because of a broken belt causing incredibly vicious steering wheel wobble. (Think impossible to drive without using two hands)

It's been a productive day. Tomorrow, new front axle in the 87.



#5686 jonas

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 05:22 PM

oops


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#5687 rpholz

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:51 PM

Grant Formula 1 Steering Wheel finished :
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Which hub adaptor did you use?


Also not affective for racing but great for pics... Got my 5 lug swap *mostly* done today:


#5688 Captin Hook

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:09 PM

^ Part # 6596 Euro installation kit. It only works with the 5 bolt signature series steering wheels. You might have to contact grant to get it I had to for my ea81 hub. Had it two days later.

#5689 rpholz

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:11 PM

Thank you. I'll check into it.

#5690 mcmillonbe

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 11:40 PM

Finished up welding in some sheetmetal for the wheel well housings in the bed.  Not pretty but with some body filler will get the job done.  Going to weld up some more sheetmetal in the wheel well arch tomorrow after I return the sheet metal shears that broke from Harbor Freight.  Also pulled out a nasty dent in the passenger door using sheetmetal screws and vise grips.  Will also be starting prepping the body for primer and paint over the next few weeks.  Going with a base/clearcoat and painting it in my garage.  No need to spend thousands at a body shop when I can get it pretty good for a couple hundred.  Then will probably put up on Ebay and the local classifieds.  Like the car a lot but dont have time to drive it, would rather see someone else get some pleasure driving it.



#5691 Silas Cruse

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:14 AM



Which hub adaptor did you use?

I cut up a junkyard find steering wheel.

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#5692 Dinky26

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:48 AM

Some puddle lights I installed along with a ea82 done light upgrade, and red under dash lighting all tied in to the door switch.


Where did you put the hole for the puddle light install?

I was looking at those lights on eBay, and I'm not sure, did you drill a hole in the bottom of the door?

#5693 Silas Cruse

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 06:16 PM

Phase 1 of custom bumper

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#5694 reedbj40

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:51 PM

Rebuilt oil pump in my 90 loyale. Changed timing belts and stripped the covers. TOD gone!

 



#5695 Captin Hook

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:53 PM

Where did you put the hole for the puddle light install?

I was looking at those lights on eBay, and I'm not sure, did you drill a hole in the bottom of the door?


Yep sure did, there's a perfect spot in the door for them, just put them back far enough so the window car roll down and your good to go.

#5696 l75eya

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:08 AM

Front pass. Side axle on the 87. Also put in new tie-rods on that side as well. Maybe later this week if it warms up again I'll put the new inner and outer on the driver's side too.

#5697 Leebo

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 03:43 PM

got my old lifted 86 gl10 ridding smooth again...finally. just finished replacing the front axle and slid the the inner boots up a but for less stress. plus new outer tierod ends. new rear wheel bearings. had my nonstock lugs welded as well since one if them gave me a
fit and was spinning. glad to be done for now. should mention I did my 95 legacy wagons timing belt during this process. subie grind.


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#5698 The Dude Abides

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:20 PM

Im in the process of getting the old bearings out of the hub.  What a freaking job this is turning out to be.



#5699 rrgrr

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 08:03 PM

Got my steering bushing in but ripped the ball joint boot on the tie rod trying to get that apart :mad:

Oh yeah, and found a rust spot on the bottom of the back quarter where they do. Broke away about a pinky-sized hole and por15'd the hell out of it.

Obsessively trying to keep the salt off as I prep for paint...



#5700 l75eya

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 09:23 PM

Got my steering bushing in but ripped the ball joint boot on the tie rod trying to get that apart



I try backing off the nut to the top of the stud and then hammering the shi- out of the side of the hub and usually it pops.

 






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