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Wait till you are in your 70's and have to get the wife to open the damn safety cap on your meds.
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Originally posted by fordpower fordpower wrote:

Wait till you are in your 70's and have to get the wife to open the damn safety cap on your meds.
oh, i know! really looking forward to that Confused
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-June-2016 at 6:47AM
Originally posted by fordpower fordpower wrote:

Wait till you are in your 70's and have to get the wife to open the damn safety cap on your meds.
This is why we have children! To OPEN the damn childproof caps.
 
 
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
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ok, got most of the rear spring poly bushings in, that damn deicer rusted some of the bolts solid Angry the front spring bushings are staying rubber for now since the bolts won't come loose i shattered a 1/2" drive extension, bolt didn't budge! so i'll soak it with PB blaster throughout the summer and try again later Confused part of my new 1 ton idler arm came today, waiting on the other piece, then i'll fab up my own adapter bracket ^^^ Picturesince this one pictured is $200 ShockedShockedShocked
this will cure the constant replacing of stock idler arms Wink
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Brace for the bottom of the idler arm shaft?
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-June-2016 at 4:23PM
Originally posted by Big Bird Big Bird wrote:

Brace for the bottom of the idler arm shaft?
yes, here's some good info on it and with pics:
 http://www.zr2usa.com/mboard/index.php?showtopic=53436
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-June-2016 at 1:34AM
On my old F150, I had a plate with a bearing supporting the bottom of the pitman arm shaft. Got tired of the annual steering box replacement.
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
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 Big smilegot the 1 ton idler arm conversion finished! spent about an hour last night  fabbing up my own bracket and about another hour doing several mock up's and bolting and welding it to the frame Wink
 i shouldn't never need to replace this set up, that arm and pivot is a BRUTE! all the upgrades finished ready to go "wheelin" so who needs parts from that yard Wink
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well while getting parts at that yard today, i found an older blazer with a good RH power window motor (i've been looking for one for the last few years) Big smile  he charged me pretty good for it Confused

but i was installing it, removed my window to tint it, got all done with the tint Thumbs Up put it back in and was holding it up to attach the regulator to it and BOOM the f**king window exploded!!! Censored Angry CryCryCry
i guess i tightened the bolts that go through the glass a little too tight Censored
i think i have a spare window out back in a parts truck? but now i'll have to order and wait for that pre cut tint Confused no sense putting it all back together just to take it back apart later Confused UNBELIEVABLE!!! AngryAngryAngryCryCryCry
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74 CORVETTE COUPE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MrSmog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-September-2016 at 6:08PM
sounds like a good time for a tall cold frosty one
Past 1974 Ranchero GT Q code

Present 1973 Q code formal roof base model Torino with ralleye equpiment package and 4spd.
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Originally posted by MrSmog MrSmog wrote:

sounds like a good time for a tall cold frosty one
at that point i'd have cryed in my beer if i had any Cry
well after some internet research for part interchangeability i came to the conclusion that the trucks and blazers were different, but i thought all the doors were the same? but tonight i measured the parts truck it appeared to be the same...so i pulled the glass from it and checked it in my door...they are exactly the same !!just as i thought LOL Clap at  least i don't have to buy another windowThumbs Up it hasn't even been 24 hours and a big damn spider had claimed the inside of my blazer Shocked ( i promptly evicted him Angry)
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Dang! Sorry about the window. Lucky you have an extra!
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Our '91 S10 Blazer's front passenger window motor just quit working too...but luckily we have a '93 S10 4x4 extended cab truck for parts. 
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Far as I know the trucks didn't get power windows until the body change in 94 and the early blazers 83-86? Were manual.
I'll check the driver side motor I seem to remember it was different and better it came out of a 87. The ones used in 89 to 93 seem to be not as good IMO the contacts melt in the plastic causing a bad connection
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote unlovedford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-September-2016 at 1:11PM
I've had a few 1st gen S-10's with power windows. Liked them, favorites were extended cabs and Stranger. We still occasionally talk about that little truck and how good it was. Best Chevrolet I ever owned (probably because of the Ford in it).
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what???Shocked
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Half Chevrolet S-10 and half Ford Ranger, hence the name Stranger. One of a kind truck with the heart of a lion.
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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

Far as I know the trucks didn't get power windows until the body change in 94 and the early blazers 83-86? Were manual.
I'll check the driver side motor I seem to remember it was different and better it came out of a 87. The ones used in 89 to 93 seem to be not as good IMO the contacts melt in the plastic causing a bad connection
Nope it's got power windows. Tahoe trim level...though the interior is quite a bit more ransacked now. 
dslr22 052 by FordTorino73, on Flickr


Edited by GTW - 07-September-2016 at 3:46PM
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Any pictures of Stranger, Joe? I think I remember one but it looks to be long gone. 
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yeah my 90 is a Tahoe just like that except with the digital dash Big smile
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