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Offline xxcody2gunsxx

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rear brakes were shot so my wife wanted to get acquainted with the trans am this weekend .
 
 today shes got it at her shop and getting a new radiator ,alignment,carb finely tuned  and showing it off .




Here sits my Firebird . My Wife's 2010 Challenger and My all original 1969 C10 Chevy




Ouch!!! ..out with the old and in with the new



 Gonna be working on cleaning this up in a while




 Gonna get these new rotors in with new bearings next weekend
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Offline brian c

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Wow those rear brakes are shot! Almost looks like they were stuck on.

Did you have to replace the drums in the process?

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yeah . the way they were dragging when i drove it home "500 miles" i knew i was gonna have to replace the drums so I just bought new drums and rotors and figured I'd replace it all . that's a sight though ain't it?
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Yep it is. Very little of that shoe left.

BTW: Nice C10. Got any more shots of it? My buddy is doing a frame off on a '66 C10 shortbed flareside.

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yeah, those brakes were not much to brag about :P
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yeah, those brakes were not much to brag about :P

your right but you gotta take the good with the bad

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yeah, those brakes were not much to brag about :P

your right but you gotta take the good with the bad
Brother -- you have a good attitude about it. Brakes are an easy fix and one of the most important systems of any vehical.
It's cool how you and your wife work as a team. I truly hope you enjoy your newly purchased bird.
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I knew I smelled something burning...LOL... ;D Might as well get them all while your at it.....

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Brother -- you have a good attitude about it. Brakes are an easy fix and one of the most important systems of any vehicle.
It's cool how you and your wife work as a team. I truly hope you enjoy your newly purchased bird.
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yeah shes great .
 i found that I'm gonna have to pull the engine to get the oil pan out and replace the gasket . didn't see that one coming . but what better way to get to know your bird, huh?

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That will definitely get you and your bird more intimate!  Good luck pulling the motor.
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Wow the only job my wife will do on the car is help me bleed the brakes, please try & use axle stands, Best of luck,

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That is definitely a unique bird! Great to see your wife not afraid to get her hands dirty, i'm sure it's much more fun when she's as into it as you are!!
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Beautiful car!
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