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Hello Everyone!

I'm pretty new here. Just bought an 89 GL in Idaho last year and it has quickly clawed it's way up the list of favorite vehicles. It's a 5 speed manual 4wd version and I love it. It's previous owner wasn't willing to put much into it, but with a little work it's turning into quite the strong runner.

Thus far I've done head gaskets on it, valve cover gaskets, New thermostat, replaced the radiator, and the hoses, new windshield, and some rust repair around the windshield, as well as replaced the flooring on the interior with a heavy duty vinyl (Which was far too thick, Next time, I'm going to look for a much more flexible option.). 

Up next are the brakes! They started squealing today and one of the rotors is warped, so I figured I might as well redo all 4 corners. I also have some significant rust repair to do on the rear quarters. But all in all, it's coming along quite nicely!

 

 

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Here's some of the Project Pictures

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and some more project Pictures

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love it!

I noticed you said one of the rotors was warped, are the rears disks or drums?

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On 4/5/2021 at 11:41 AM, Subasaurus said:

love it!

I noticed you said one of the rotors was warped, are the rears disks or drums?

You know, that's a good question. Last time I tried to take the rear wheels off they were rusted on to well, so I've just let them lie for a while. I'll check it out tonight and let you know what I find though!

 

Turns out they're rear drums. too bad, but They'll do the job.

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On 5/4/2021 at 11:31 AM, DV-523 said:

You know, that's a good question. Last time I tried to take the rear wheels off they were rusted on to well, so I've just let them lie for a while. I'll check it out tonight and let you know what I find though!

 

Turns out they're rear drums. too bad, but They'll do the job.

they definitely will!

if you ever find rotors in the rear of one say at some junkyard, TAKE THEM!!! I screwed up by not taking them when i saw them because the sun was strong that day, went home.

the next weekend i went to grab them and there was a blank spot where the car would have been, i asked one of the yard workers, and turned out the vehicle was crushed and scrapped already, really sad when that happened, it was on a 87 GL-10.

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