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    Re: 1990 Consulier GTP Targa build

    Cool Johhny! Way to represent!
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    Re: 1990 Consulier GTP Targa

    SO what did mom think after you let her drive Barbie? Looked like a nice day for a show, nice clean CSX-VNT too, one of the Portland guys from here?

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    Re: 1990 Consulier GTP Targa

    My mom would not go for a ride. She is in a wheel chair. She was afraid she could not get out without a crane. She used have a 55 chevy with a 348 in it and used to drive semi-trucks, so she could drive it. She would like to.

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    Re: 1990 Consulier GTP Targa

    Now that is a cool mom, never would have thought that. Car is looking good!
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    She was the first woman commercial log truck driver in the late 60's to drive log truck in Washington state that was not a mom/pop operation. I remember watching the news with her as a feature.
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    Re: 1990 Consulier GTP Targa

    Installed license plate holder. It is removable by just pulling the spring loaded pin.
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    Re: 1990 Consulier GTP Targa

    While installing the plate holder, I looked around under the car. It has a strange handling issue, and I think I found out what is causing it. Both upper front ball joints are bad. I removed them and waiting to get the new ones that should be here tomorrow.
    I rebuilt the rear suspension last year, the front looked fine. Guess not now....
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    Re: 1990 Consulier GTP Targa

    Ball joints, always, on every 20+ year old car. We went thru My Bro's 2004 Lightning and they were shot. Handles like a whole 'nuther rig now.

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    Re: 1990 Consulier GTP Targa

    wow, looks like there's lots of clearance for much wider rims.

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    Re: 1990 Consulier GTP Targa

    Quote Originally Posted by 2.216VTurbo View Post
    Ball joints, always, on every 20+ year old car. We went thru My Bro's 2004 Lightning and they were shot. Handles like a whole 'nuther rig now.
    That's a Ford
    Both Fords I drove had ball joints changed at 40,000

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    Re: 1990 Consulier GTP Targa

    Changed the ball joints...its all back together.
    Alignment set up for Tuesday.
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    Re: 1990 Consulier GTP Targa

    are those pics of the front and rear suspensions respectively?

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    Re: 1990 Consulier GTP Targa

    Looks like it uses Chevy balljoints, yeah?
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    Re: 1990 Consulier GTP Targa

    Uppers are 1970+ AMC Javelin (and other AMC cars)
    The lowers are 1990 Caravan (and other Mopars)
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    Re: 1990 Consulier GTP Targa

    Wanted to change the clutch...monster job. Switched directions and pulled the whole thing out.
    Took about 8 hours. Now to assemble again.
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    Re: 1990 Consulier GTP Targa

    Wow, that is a big job to change the clutch in those.

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    Re: 1990 Consulier GTP Targa

    Also going in is a lightened flywheel, new clutch, freshened 555 with quaff and engine with forged pistons.
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    Re: 1990 Consulier GTP Targa

    That's definitely more work than anyone else will be doing on the way to SDAC this year. Keep it coming.

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    Re: 1990 Consulier GTP Targa

    I need to have it all back together by Monday.
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    Re: 1990 Consulier GTP Targa

    Quote Originally Posted by Keito View Post
    That's a Ford
    Both Fords I drove had ball joints changed at 40,000
    All depends on the design and if the ball joint is loaded or not.

    You would laugh, the GTX still has its original upper ball joints. I even have a new set sitting in the boxes from a master set purchased 30+ years ago.

    On the torsion bar Mopars the lowers take all the abuse and load.


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