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post #2191 of 2200 (permalink) Old 08-07-2019, 06:02 PM
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My 66 GT is back on its wheels after installing all new front suspension parts. However my polyurethane sway bar bushings are defective. I purchased them from Rockauto on a closeout deal however both Raybestos polyurethane bushings crumbled overnight. They fit the sway bar properly and I did not tighten the bolts yet, planning to do that today after the wheels were on the ground and ride height correct. Got out to the shop this morning and found blue rubber croutons all over the floor under the car.
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post #2192 of 2200 (permalink) Old 08-10-2019, 03:09 PM
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Got the first half of the new shoes delivered. Should have tires today. 18x9.5 with 6.75" backspacing.
Going with 255-45-18 in back
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Planned on installing the dual exhaust reinforcement plates in my 66 fastback. First I have to weld a couple small cracks around the seat belt hole i found while cleaning. What fun. Back to installing sound deadener and cleaning for now .
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Got the dash apart on the Emberglo car to prep, gotta mask everything and repaint for new chrome.
Got the gauges cleaned, needles repainted, woodgrain bezel on. Almost to the halfway point.
Got the Nightmist car parts out of my truck bed, engine and trans are in dry storage & everything else in the car's trunk. All the interior is stripped. Got a replacement right door glass partially in.
Thinking about taking the Turquoise car to the local cruise-in to let the kids see some other people's toys and keep them off the video games and cell phones. Lots more pics in my Emberglo and Nightmist threads...
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'66 Tahoe Turquoise/ Aqua coupe
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Looks like it all fit as planned.
The 18x 8.5s for the front only clear the ball joint by 1/8"
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Good today as a few things got done:

1.) Installed tach on dash ala a 66 Shelby. I made a Z bracket that connects beneath the speaker/defroster grill so that I did not have to drill into the dash pad. (wires fished that way too)

2.) Replaced Amp meter with Rocketman Volt Meter. Very happy with that mod. I got one with the volt meter face. The font is slightly more bold than original, but not something that jumps out at you.

3.) Finished the 6an braided fuel line and filter under the hood. Only standard rubber line left is the connection between the sending unit and the line at the tank. It did require a new fuel pump tapped for NPT fittings.
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Picked up the Explorer aluminum driveshaft from the driveshaft shop that I had shortened for my 69 Coupe.
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Picked up the Explorer aluminum driveshaft from the driveshaft shop that I had shortened for my 69 Coupe.
Which Exploder years are good for supplying this item?

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post #2199 of 2200 (permalink) Old 10-04-2019, 07:22 AM
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Which Exploder years are good for supplying this item?

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IIRC from another post here it was 94-00 4 door 2WD, the one I am using came out of a late 90's Explorer 4 door 2WD.
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I was powder coating some parts for a customer when the post man dropped off my clutch release lever, thought I'd do it real quick.
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