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The real GM inserts for 96/97 are hard to find, and expensive. Hawks has one (only) for the driver side and asking $124.


I saw someone selling 96-97 "chrome" versions for $90 a pair. They could be sprayed with flat black to look more authentic. But I can't find the link.

The grilles for 1998-2002 are easy to find, but are a different shape, and have a hole on each end for screws. No screws on 1996-1997. They have tabs that snap into the notches on the hood.
 

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Discussion Starter · #142 ·
at that price, i think i'll patch something up lol
thanks for the infos though!
 

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Discussion Starter · #143 ·
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hood is installed, it is the hood i always dreamed about. gonna paint somewhere in the near future.
 

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Discussion Starter · #146 ·
car is up on jackstands, need to:

-change u-joints;
-change rear brake hard lines and soft lines;
-change rear acxles bearings;

any tutorial is well appreciated.


and, will have to pass inspection....

PITA
 

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damn i'm seeing some bad rust underneath this car, a few holes in the floor pans...
 

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Discussion Starter · #149 ·
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started to tear the interiors down
this pics is what i found just beneath the passenger seat
 

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hi guys,
tore down the whole rear brake system set up with the help of an angle grinder and started to install the new brake lines as well.
 

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started to install the short throw, it's for a mustang so it needs some "careful massaging" in order to fit....
 

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Sounds like a firm and precise mechanism. Good work!
 

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Discussion Starter · #154 ·
it's quite good honestly. issue now is that the leverage is way off alignment in the center consolle. it's all the way to the right , so it's very uncomfortable. needs adjusting.

also, new u joints in the ds are in.
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gonna take the car off the jackstands today.
will keep you updated

still need to fix rust though.
 

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hood is complete, like it?

do you think i can bolt a ram air air intake to this L36? what about the offset TB? aftermarket solutions?
thanks
 
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