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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    On our truck and my Fireturd, the main turnsignal flashes and then the sidemarker flashes with it.. I'd like to make my Town Car do the same thing, have you thought about that?
    I had my 2000 MGM setup that way, called the sidemarker mod. It would blink in unison unless you had the parking lights on, then they would alternate.
    Here's a vid... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xGI9w2gSgE

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    Could it also be that the weatherstripping is from the ranger? You can bend the channel the weatherstripping slips onto over to get it to seal better.
    They fit perfectly, and just a bit larger than the factory ones I took off, but still wouldn't make contact with the bent window frame.


    Forecast calls for rain, went to the hardware store and grabbed some window sealer strips.



    No daylight and hopefully no water or road noise. Need to do the other side sometime too.


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    89 LTC , Lowered, Straight Piped, (SOLD) Regret selling it the most
    88 LTC (SOLD) Rough and Dirty
    2000 MGM, 2002 MGM, 96 MGM (SOLD)
    2005 MGM LSE, modded. 1 of 20 White 05 LSE's. Burning rubber every day

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSE_Dave View Post
    I had my 2000 MGM setup that way, called the sidemarker mod. It would blink in unison unless you had the parking lights on, then they would alternate.
    Here's a vid... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xGI9w2gSgE
    Yeah that's it! Great way to describe how it operates and from your video seems like an easy thing to set up. I'll have to add that to my to do list.
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    I did the Daniel Stern Marker Flasher mod to my Vic Years back. Its cool.
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    Put together a parts list for an external trans cooler and temp gauge for the 85.
    Plan is to install it inline with the factory "cooler" for now and see where the temps are, then probably install the thermostat bypass if it's not getting hot enough.

    GlowShift trans temp gauge-



    Hayden 677 stacked plate trans cooler, the medium sized one.



    - Trans line adapter kit.
    - Gauge pod
    - InLine adapter for gauge sending unit.
    - Thermostat bypass
    - Various items to be procured locally.

    85 LTC, Dark Canyon Red. 3.55 open/ 97LTC Wheels/ 4 Tone Horns/ various repairs. SAVE THE BOX!
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    Drove the 85 to work and heard water sloshing around in the RR door.
    Cleaned the crud from the drains, much better now.



    Then noticed what appear to be the original upper ball joints.



    The more I find the more I think, it might actually be an original 75k mile car.

    85 LTC, Dark Canyon Red. 3.55 open/ 97LTC Wheels/ 4 Tone Horns/ various repairs. SAVE THE BOX!
    89 LTC , Lowered, Straight Piped, (SOLD) Regret selling it the most
    88 LTC (SOLD) Rough and Dirty
    2000 MGM, 2002 MGM, 96 MGM (SOLD)
    2005 MGM LSE, modded. 1 of 20 White 05 LSE's. Burning rubber every day

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    Checking the door drains is something that should almost be done annually. I don't know how shit gets down there but it does. I've had my driver's side door get stopped up twice.

    FWIW, our '89 K1500 has 223k+ miles on it's original ball joints....
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    Checking the door drains is something that should almost be done annually. I don't know how shit gets down there but it does. I've had my driver's side door get stopped up twice.

    FWIW, our '89 K1500 has 223k+ miles on it's original ball joints....
    Ya, it was on the long list of shit that this car needs

    It sounded like a grenade going off when the lower BJs on my 88 C1500 went at 130k. Those old Chevy's are terrible about that.

    85 LTC, Dark Canyon Red. 3.55 open/ 97LTC Wheels/ 4 Tone Horns/ various repairs. SAVE THE BOX!
    89 LTC , Lowered, Straight Piped, (SOLD) Regret selling it the most
    88 LTC (SOLD) Rough and Dirty
    2000 MGM, 2002 MGM, 96 MGM (SOLD)
    2005 MGM LSE, modded. 1 of 20 White 05 LSE's. Burning rubber every day

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    Funny,

    When I had steering stuff replaced I went to get an alignment and with the mileage on it I just assumed all of that trash had been replaced at some point. Guy at alignment shop said the stuff was most likely original from what he saw. Not sure I believed him but what good was it going to do to argue with him? He said the stuff was tight so guess there's that however I see the upper BJ's are dry rotten so it's a matter of time.
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    upper ball joints hold up decently, its the lowers you have to worry about. About 120k seems typical.

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    The nuts are rusted to frig. What would one do, air hammer them off? I'm going to run them till they pop or get loose or we sell the thing. Done enough work to that damn truck but at least it's reliable now.
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    If thats what it takes, sure. If they're not loose, leave it the F alone. Prime directive and all. Just make sure you check it once in a while so you don't get surprise suspension disassembly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    The nuts are rusted to frig. What would one do, air hammer them off? I'm going to run them till they pop or get loose or we sell the thing. Done enough work to that damn truck but at least it's reliable now.
    Burn it, sell it, crush it, all the above. The riveted ball joints on those Chevys can be whorrendous to change.

    85 LTC, Dark Canyon Red. 3.55 open/ 97LTC Wheels/ 4 Tone Horns/ various repairs. SAVE THE BOX!
    89 LTC , Lowered, Straight Piped, (SOLD) Regret selling it the most
    88 LTC (SOLD) Rough and Dirty
    2000 MGM, 2002 MGM, 96 MGM (SOLD)
    2005 MGM LSE, modded. 1 of 20 White 05 LSE's. Burning rubber every day

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    A lot of things used rivets to hold it to the arm. Boxes among them. An air chisel makes short work of it. If the nut is rusted solid to the stud though, thats a different problem.
    Last edited by gadget73; 04-22-2017 at 10:58 AM.

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    Sorry I put the above in the wrong thread. Should have gone in "What did you do today" Brain fart.

    Sly: FIXED!
    Last edited by sly; 04-23-2017 at 08:29 PM.

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    "Surprise suspension disassembly" haha

    I'll keep an eye on it then. The nuts are so rusted they have probably created their own unique size. Will most surely require an air chisel now. Distributer shitted out over the weekend but now at least it's running on all 8 again.
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