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  • Prep for your stuff for 2011?

    Got to thinking...have a list in my head on things needing fixed, replaced, or otherwise for PT 2011...
    What have you got to get in order?

    Off hand...
    *AIR CONDITIONING system charged and tossing out ice cubes.
    *blower fan motor
    *Adjust all my side glass
    *Finish up my seat rework {swapping in some late model tbird seats and finish the rear seat}
    *Bumpers...want to send for chrome but I cleaned and polished the front bumper. Going to live for now. Trying to hold off...good chrome is not cheap.
    *Swap carrier with the 2.75 setup
    *FINALLY get my 11" police drums out back.
    *Tweak the vintage alpine radio...need to find a better hidden antenna! {Anyone know where I can get an antenna setup like the 80's GMC pickups used on the windshield??}

    *probably actually get my cruise control wheel installed and see if the stuff still works.

    At least this year, I won't have to dump $6500 into the GTS to just get it ready...
    :-\


    *Edit - BUYING A FRICKIN' ALUMINUM FLOOR JACK FOR GTS. :
    Andrew
    1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport and other FoCoMo problem children

    2020...year of seeing clearly for the first time in a while. And moving half way across the USA to rehabilitate a 65 year old abandoned dealership into a rod and resto shop.

    Moving to Alabama from Nebraska...I left Nebraska and came back to Nebraska. Only with a lot less snow.

  • #2
    Re: Prep for your stuff for 2011?

    Tint the windows, maybe change the rear valance panel to a GT500 piece.

    Apply lots of wax.

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    • #3
      Re: Prep for your stuff for 2011?

      Originally posted by Leon
      Apply lots of wax.
      I still need to wax my car. Glazed twice.

      I thought about tinting the glass...but I have not bothered to do it.
      Andrew
      1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport and other FoCoMo problem children

      2020...year of seeing clearly for the first time in a while. And moving half way across the USA to rehabilitate a 65 year old abandoned dealership into a rod and resto shop.

      Moving to Alabama from Nebraska...I left Nebraska and came back to Nebraska. Only with a lot less snow.

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      • #4
        Re: Prep for your stuff for 2011?

        convert to power steering.
        new radiator & fan.
        find the vibration.
        finish the trunk interior.
        Bruce, Sanford, Fl

        welcome to my world

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        • #5
          Re: Prep for your stuff for 2011?

          Got to car and get in,I'm done..
          I just love my Hot Rods.

          Long Hauled 2009,2010,2011,2012 and 2013. Loved every minute of it.

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          • #6
            Re: Prep for your stuff for 2011?

            Step 1) Decide which car to drive.
            Step 2) ?
            Non-denominational car nut.
            Ten Time Long Hauler! 2001-2011
            Do you go all the way?

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            • #7
              Re: Prep for your stuff for 2011?

              fix radiator
              fix AC lines
              change carb
              valve adjustment
              change plugs
              header change (maybe)
              new rear tires
              front end nut&bolted
              power brake booster
              repalce high beam headlight

              damn do i have the time ?
              Never kick a fresh Turd on a hot day.....Harry S Truman

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              • #8
                Re: Prep for your stuff for 2011?

                1. Decide which car to drive
                2. If driving El Camino, put new wheels on, wash, wax, load, load wine, go!
                3. If driving Chevelle, get new convertible top (mice ate the current one, little f&*%#[email protected]), wash, wax, load, load wine, go!
                Terri B. Long Hauler, Cars and Cones participant, Land Speed Racer
                Want to know why I like wine? Have you ever thought about what fish do in water?!

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                • #9
                  Re: Prep for your stuff for 2011?

                  Originally posted by elcaminogirl59
                  1. Decide which car to drive
                  2. If driving El Camino, put new wheels on, wash, wax, load, load wine, go!
                  3. If driving Chevelle, get new convertible top (mice ate the current one, little f&*%#[email protected]), wash, wax, load, load wine, go!
                  it's florida. keep the top down and no one will know. ;D
                  Bruce, Sanford, Fl

                  welcome to my world

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                  • #10
                    Re: Prep for your stuff for 2011?

                    : : Check air in tires, Ok I am ready ??? ???
                    Danny/Zachary
                    HRPT '08 LH, '09 Days 6 & 7, '10 LH

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                    • #11
                      Re: Prep for your stuff for 2011?

                      Originally posted by cobra
                      Originally posted by elcaminogirl59
                      1. Decide which car to drive
                      2. If driving El Camino, put new wheels on, wash, wax, load, load wine, go!
                      3. If driving Chevelle, get new convertible top (mice ate the current one, little f&*%#[email protected]), wash, wax, load, load wine, go!
                      it's florida. keep the top down and no one will know. ;D
                      True, but it ain't Florida the whole way!! What do we do if it rains??!!!
                      Terri B. Long Hauler, Cars and Cones participant, Land Speed Racer
                      Want to know why I like wine? Have you ever thought about what fish do in water?!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Prep for your stuff for 2011?

                        Originally posted by elcaminogirl59
                        Originally posted by cobra
                        Originally posted by elcaminogirl59
                        1. Decide which car to drive
                        2. If driving El Camino, put new wheels on, wash, wax, load, load wine, go!
                        3. If driving Chevelle, get new convertible top (mice ate the current one, little f&*%#[email protected]), wash, wax, load, load wine, go!
                        it's florida. keep the top down and no one will know. ;D
                        True, but it ain't Florida the whole way!! What do we do if it rains??!!!
                        You just drive faster ;D (unless it is raining really hard, then find a bridge or big tree to hide under)
                        Donna
                        Williamston, MI (Ohio too)
                        Long Haul 2007,2008,2009,2010,2011 2012,2013,2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

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                        • #13
                          Re: Prep for your stuff for 2011?

                          #1.Tko install
                          #2 freshen up motor
                          #3 fix a/c and cruise again....maybe
                          #4 drive like hell

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                          • #14
                            Re: Prep for your stuff for 2011?

                            Originally posted by fine59
                            fix radiator
                            fix AC lines
                            change carb
                            valve adjustment
                            change plugs
                            header change (maybe)
                            new rear tires
                            front end nut&bolted
                            power brake booster
                            repalce high beam headlight

                            damn do i have the time ?
                            Fred...plenty of time on the Auto Train... ;D
                            Andrew
                            1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport and other FoCoMo problem children

                            2020...year of seeing clearly for the first time in a while. And moving half way across the USA to rehabilitate a 65 year old abandoned dealership into a rod and resto shop.

                            Moving to Alabama from Nebraska...I left Nebraska and came back to Nebraska. Only with a lot less snow.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Prep for your stuff for 2011?

                              The Judge is ready except for maybe putting the ralley wheels back on and throwing the tko500 in it,but thats about it if anything.....
                              HRPT LH- 09,10,11,12
                              DW- 12,16,17
                              "Stay thirsty my friends"
                              The worlds most interesting man

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