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    Nice! Don't the old b bodies have the wheel bearings where you kinda lightly tighten the nut then back it off a teenie bit?

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    That I'm not sure about. It doesn't make much sense, but then again it was also my first time doing this style of brakes. It seems to be doing fine, and I no longer feel or hear that horrible whirring sound from the front end!


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    I thought they had the same style brakes as panthers.


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    I actually never had to do the rotors on either of my Crown Vics believe it or not. The '84 only ever needed pads, and the '85 just needed a new caliper and a set of pads at one point.
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    I finally got around to doing some more work on this old thing!

    Has anyone ever had shocks do this when you remove them? And the oil in these things smells awful when it splashes up into your nose! Haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by murphmobile2 View Post
    I finally got around to doing some more work on this old thing!

    Has anyone ever had shocks do this when you remove them? And the oil in these things smells awful when it splashes up into your nose! Haha!


    No. But I had the top of the stem break off right at the nut on my S-10. I was giving some serious thought to firing up the torch in the driveway to get those shocks off.


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    be different... drop a 408w in it

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    Badass car. Love the new wheel tire setup. Only thing this car was missing is the glasshouse aero back window. Did they offer that in a 4 door?
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    I know it's been done before but an LT1 would look nice in there.
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    Default 1978 Caprice, the new on-going project! (Yes, I'm still alive!)

    They didn't offer the aero in a four door unfortunately, but I wish! And I'm slowly moving towards a Vortec 350 swap now, but still in the far future! Now for a bit of updates, been a little crazy lately, so it's been difficult...

    Blue calipers!



    I also tore the headliner out, I was tired of being rained on by brown dust when is accidentally bump it... Here's a photo after I pulled it out, lol. And yea, I know, sweet teal duct tape huh!

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    We had a flash flood in my city last week as well. The car was in the back of my work parking lot, and the whole exhaust system was under water. Fired right up, not a problem! Of course, I had to do a burnout in our flooded lot too... That was interesting lol.







    Oh yea; progress! Started the body work! Just a little bit done on the driver's rear panel, rear door, and front fender.

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    Nice work. I like seeing the progress you made, also nice seeing someone work on their car every now and then.

    So I have to ask...how's ya get to the car in all that water?
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    Let's just say that it was up to my knees where I stood to take the photo of it haha.

    And thanks man!
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    More body work finished! Most of the rear driver's panel is done, along with a large portion of the rear passenger's door.



    I also picked up a three gauge set from Harbor Freight, on sale $17.99. I didn't have a lot of time to mess with it today as I spent the morning through early afternoon at work, and the rest of the afternoon grilling out with my dad. Looks good so far though, mounting like I did on the Ford!

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    Even more of the body is finished!



    I also got tired of having a broken turn signal switch, I guess now it's a "multi function" switch? Haha...

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    lol
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    These cars are pretty awesome, I'm not gonna lie. The two door ones have interested me for quite a bit and one day may have to be owned.

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