1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby FC Zach » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:26 am

That's neat seeing an FC doing something like this. . . I'd just hate to see a nice example get dented up while off-road :(
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:22 pm

It looked pretty clean from a distance but apparently it was a beater one he got for cheap. Considering how far off he went the damage was pretty minimal, but the roof did get damaged a little.
★ 1991 GTFour RC ~ "Rebel Scum" ★
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:55 pm

I was finally able to get it into the garage and swap the front calipers since one started leaking a bit. The Cardone reman'd ones look pretty good, hopefully they work well. They come with a new mounting bracket and a full hardware kit (the little retainer springs for the pads, the V springs for the pads, squealers, crush washers, banjo bolts) which was nice. The first one I put on didn't have the lock washer put on the lower caliper to bracket mounting bolt which made it foul the rotor when I tried to put it on. You have to remove the bolt to put the pads on anyways so no big deal (and the washer was in the hardware bag). The banjo bolts for the lines were far too long though, I'm not sure what they're for but they're definitely wrong for these calipers so just a heads up to not even try them.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:15 am

I swapped the hatch struts before tackling adding another spacer plate to the rear struts, I was considering adding two but there wasn't enough thread on the studs for that so we'll see where it settles to. Not having to worry about having the hatch decapitate me was nice though :lol:
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:07 am

The lift saved me some hassle today, I wanted to adjust the resonator so it stopped hitting the forwardmost of the rear crossmembers and I didn't even have to jack up the car because I can slide under it enough to work on things with it sitting on the ground. I was able to get it where I want it so hopefully tomorrows commute will be a lot quieter.
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