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  • DanStokes
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    Originally posted by STINEY View Post

    Definitely worth a look. Adding the plates is relatively easy, replacing that bushing could lead to a whole lot of WHILE WE ARE IN THIS FAR.....

    Here is the link to the guy. http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=344559

    You have to register to see stuff on Turbobricks but the guy is very easy to deal with.
    I'm already registered but I haven't been on there much. I was looking for wiring info and though they tried they were only marginally helpful. Dick wants me to post up my fuel tank expansion project.

    Dan

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  • STINEY
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    Originally posted by DanStokes View Post
    I need to look at Dick's Volvo and see if that's needed. It has a bajillion miles on it but has been well maintained so it might have had these replaced with OEM at some point. Anyhow, worth a look.

    Dan
    Definitely worth a look. Adding the plates is relatively easy, replacing that bushing could lead to a whole lot of WHILE WE ARE IN THIS FAR.....

    Here is the link to the guy. http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=344559

    You have to register to see stuff on Turbobricks but the guy is very easy to deal with.

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  • DanStokes
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    I need to look at Dick's Volvo and see if that's needed. It has a bajillion miles on it but has been well maintained so it might have had these replaced with OEM at some point. Anyhow, worth a look.

    Dan

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  • STINEY
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    There was still plenty of time after the front end refresh so we dove into something a little more tricky.

    The upper strut bushings are rubber and the originals last a long time until they start deforming and cracking. Left alone long enough they can completely fail causing the strut insert to be in places it shouldn't.

    Unfortunately this part is obsolete from the OEM and the aftermarket ones have the reputation of lasting months instead of decades before failing.

    Fortunately there is a fellow selling repair/strengthing plates for the damaged originals. They slip between the strut tower on the body and the upper strup/spring backet, giving tons of support to the bushing with the simple method of a smaller center hole.

    For the money its hard to pass up, so I bought a set for both Volvos.

    New plate on top

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    New plate tucked in on top of strut

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    And all snugged up. The first side took us 45 minutes, the second took 5 minutes. That second set of hands comes in mighty handy.

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  • STINEY
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    BIrthday presents get installed. All the plastic stuff - lights, markers, grill - were badly faded, cracked, or badly broken so we tackled the pile of boxes in the backseat.

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  • Deaf Bob
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    Pole haulers. Like tellyfone poles. Long.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by Deaf Bob View Post
    Short logger, long logger, poles... Poles used to have a guy steering the trailer...now? Remote control from the cab
    Bob, I think you just went to incomprehensible.... what do pollacks have to do with this?

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  • Deaf Bob
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    Short logger, long logger, poles... Poles used to have a guy steering the trailer...now? Remote control from the cab

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  • Teddyzee
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    Originally posted by STINEY View Post
    When first reading that I was thinking of your Dad getting loaded in a liquid kind of way.

    Didn’t quite make sense. Then I figured out the logger part and it all came together for me. Lol.
    I thought the saaaaame thing!

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  • Deaf Bob
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    Mud gets knee deep in Nov... Remember following the cat or truck's tracks. Had just enough time to walk thru before the sides collapsed.

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  • STINEY
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    When first reading that I was thinking of your Dad getting loaded in a liquid kind of way.

    Didn’t quite make sense. Then I figured out the logger part and it all came together for me. Lol.

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  • Deaf Bob
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    Dad kept a rag by his door on the short logger, there was a cop who harassed him, so before hitting the road after getting loaded, he would wipe the plate of mud

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    I like how you centralize the oil burn under the license plate - 2 days and no one can read your license plate

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  • BBR
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    Hey, strange exits are ok for competition cars. Street cars, not so much!

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  • DanStokes
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    Fender exit for Mutt. It was expedient - and it'll never run on the street.

    Dan
    Last edited by DanStokes; November 21, 2019, 11:25 AM.

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