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Old 11 Mar 2012, 11:36 pm
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i learned this the hard way today i have been doing real well getting everything buttoned up and went to put the center brace and upper tie bar and one side will bolt up great and wouldnt ya know the holes on the other side are off up to a quarter inch. well my buddy that straightened out the frame came up showed me everything on the body was good but the holes in the new parts are wrong he suggested just drilling new holes on one side anyone ever have to do something like this oh and the best part was going up today and finding the neighbor kid and his dad at my front door telling me they hit the new radiator with a baseball :mad he and his dad and i agreed that he will pay me back the 60 for the radiator cutting my yard every sat for 6 weeks at 10 buck a week
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Old 12 Mar 2012, 05:21 pm
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What vendor did you buy the parts from??
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Old 12 Mar 2012, 06:35 pm
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local wrecking yard lkq they said that the parts are no an exact fit understatement i went today and picked up a tie bar and brace from a actual pt so i know they fit and they did
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i learned this the hard way today i have been doing real well getting everything buttoned up and went to put the center brace and upper tie bar and one side will bolt up great and wouldnt ya know the holes on the other side are off up to a quarter inch. well my buddy that straightened out the frame came up showed me everything on the body was good but the holes in the new parts are wrong he suggested just drilling new holes on one side anyone ever have to do something like this oh and the best part was going up today and finding the neighbor kid and his dad at my front door telling me they hit the new radiator with a baseball :mad he and his dad and i agreed that he will pay me back the 60 for the radiator cutting my yard every sat for 6 weeks at 10 buck a week
Bought a GT front bumper it fit beautiful and the quality was great. I worked as a professional auto body tech for over 15 years, in a high end shop. Got mine from eBay. Fit was guaranteed though. Guess that was the difference.
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i learned this the hard way today i have been doing real well getting everything buttoned up and went to put the center brace and upper tie bar and one side will bolt up great and wouldnt ya know the holes on the other side are off up to a quarter inch. well my buddy that straightened out the frame came up showed me everything on the body was good but the holes in the new parts are wrong he suggested just drilling new holes on one side anyone ever have to do something like this oh and the best part was going up today and finding the neighbor kid and his dad at my front door telling me they hit the new radiator with a baseball :mad he and his dad and i agreed that he will pay me back the 60 for the radiator cutting my yard every sat for 6 weeks at 10 buck a week
You've got the 0's in the wrong places. 60 weeks at $1.00 per week is more like it.

It sounds like you're getting close?

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yeah getting very close had a few hiccups mostly with getting the body right. got the new holes drilled reprimed the bare metal from drilling and fit everything up today got the new radiator and if the weather holds out i should be able to test drive this weekend . i only made him cut the grass for six weeks cause i have a big uphill yard cut with a pushmower with a bag and when the bag is full its a good 200 yard walk to the grass pile did you get the money order?
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yeah getting very close had a few hiccups mostly with getting the body right. got the new holes drilled reprimed the bare metal from drilling and fit everything up today got the new radiator and if the weather holds out i should be able to test drive this weekend . i only made him cut the grass for six weeks cause i have a big uphill yard cut with a pushmower with a bag and when the bag is full its a good 200 yard walk to the grass pile did you get the money order?
Yep, got the money. I thanked you for it two days ago in the "what did you do today" thread, but thanks again. I was gone for about a week, so am just catching up. Looks like you're getting close to start-up time. All will be good with the world.

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