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#41 Nas Escobar

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 06:53 PM

I could be mistaken, but the tabs appear to be moulded into the window. Not sure about GA ones. I still have a passenger window in the basement that I could take a picture of. Not sure if they are really replaceable, it's more like need a new window territory.

They're not molded, they're glued on. It's a common N body problem actually. I changed my clips on my old 03 Grand Am. It's not a fun job, you have to unbolt what's left of the clip from the window regulator

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 04:53 PM

They're not molded, they're glued on. It's a common N body problem actually. I changed my clips on my old 03 Grand Am. It's not a fun job, you have to unbolt what's left of the clip from the window regulator

We're talking GP here.  Like I said, don't know about GA, and for the most part don't really care.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:31 PM

When my window was acting like it was off track, the track and tabs were fine, but my window wasn't staying in the track itself. Some strong doublestick foam tape in the track and the pressure of keeping the window up have taken care of it for the past 2 years.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:21 PM

We're talking GP here. Like I said, don't know about GA, and for the most part don't really care.

Of course but GM doesn't change build techniques depending on the car. They used the same window motor on all their regulators and those regulators were riveted to the door. Most GM regulators look like a scissor with 2 holes on top where that molding bolts on and most of them have a thick glue that keep em in the window. Now if I mentioned a Geo Prizm I could see why it would be irrelevant but like I said, GM isn't known to develop different ways to build a car depending on the line.

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 01:54 AM

Update

 

Finished up the car in June.  My son has been driving all summer with no issues.  Nice car, pretty peppy driving, and I like the styling of these cars -- unique.

 

Other repairs:

new parking brake cables

junkyard window regulators

some LED bulbs

new rear hubs

flowmaster 40 exhaust

12" bazooka bass tube in trunk

I kept the centerline wheels. 17x7 with 38mm offset. 

For stance and clearance, 1.25" wheel spacers added to all wheels.

new BFG 235/50R17 g-force comp-2 A/S tires

 

Hood painted Eastwood satin hot rod black.

Dodge challenger strobe hood graphic in gloss black.

Rear quarter panel has a camaro strobe graphic in matte black.

 

The Monte Carlo is my other son's can.  2002 Monte Carlo SS Highsport.

 

 



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Posted 25 September 2017 - 01:55 AM

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 01:55 AM

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 01:56 AM

My driveway is getting full !!!

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 01:57 AM

Not a fan of the hood/graphics, but otherwise looks great!!!
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Posted 25 September 2017 - 01:59 AM

And my car is the Trans Am WS6 convertible.

 

Pic with the boys in it.  I let them drive it.  I have lots of leverage with the boys by giving them access to nice cars.  They are respectful and responsible young men. 

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 04:28 AM

Not a fan of the hood/graphics, but otherwise looks great!!!

I agree it looks great but I like the graphics.

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