Grand Tracker continual build

Chevy1925

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Scissor me timbers... :ROFLMAO: everytime I see those beams set ups I think of that south park episode...

I had to fix my uncles bronco in a back alley 2 weeks ago...
Failed wheel bearing, The rotor was eating into the wheel speed sensor. I couldn't believe how hard it was to get bearings and seals locally. Ended up going to 4 different stores just to be able to patch the one side up...

Just kept thinking, Maybe James needs a parts truck... :LOL:
 

Chevy1925

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lol I have 0 time to do YouTube. I thought about it a year ago but honestly I’m far more enthused about getting this done and driving it than videoing it.

Yeah parts I’m surprised at how short they are to come by. When I got new bearings and seals, it took a bit of hunting through napa to get good skf stuff. I don’t need any more extra parts though lol. I’ve got all I need and anything else winds up being custom… go figure lol
 
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I still don't know how to tell the difference between a double seal or single seal spindle on those. In my case, I think the seal surface is compromised. The bearing was really dry and brown on that side. I rebuilt every thing like 12-13 years ago on that thing for him.
 

Chevy1925

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Whoa....back up.....who's Mustang? '66?

Particulars needed.....

that’s Erin’s, 68 coupe. It was her first car. It’s no show piece but it’s in really good shape from when her dad restored it for her. Has 200 i6, 3 speed on the floor, manual steering and manual drum brakes.

Plan is 9” rear, convert to 5 lug and disc all around, 5 speed t5 and high rev 302 carbureted. Then get the body back into shape

I still don't know how to tell the difference between a double seal or single seal spindle on those. In my case, I think the seal surface is compromised. The bearing was really dry and brown on that side. I rebuilt every thing like 12-13 years ago on that thing for him.

From what I found, it’s 94-96 that had the double seal.
 

TheBac

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that’s Erin’s, 68 coupe. It was her first car. It’s no show piece but it’s in really good shape from when her dad restored it for her. Has 200 i6, 3 speed on the floor, manual steering and manual drum brakes.

Plan is 9” rear, convert to 5 lug and disc all around, 5 speed t5 and high rev 302 carbureted. Then get the body back into shape
Roni would kill for a car like that. An early Mustang or 78-87 El Camino. Yeah, she's "eclectic". :LOL:
 

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Roni would kill for a car like that. An early Mustang or 78-87 El Camino. Yeah, she's "eclectic". :LOL:

Not gunna lie, when Erin and I first started dating, she had a 01 ford fucus (we met in college). I was looking at pics in her dorm room and saw some pics of her posing next to the mustang (tasteful senior year photos, boys ). I asked “whose car?” She said it was hers, it was her first car and down the rabbit hole of what all her dad did, her adventures in it and so on for the next couple hours. She had some photo albums we went through as well. She pretty much had me hook line and sinker but she didn’t know it lmao. During that time, she tried to sell it for 10k but I’m 90% sure her dad never actually listed it (needed to pay for school loans and her fucus). Her dad “bought it” from her instead. I drove it once 13-14 years ago and it was parked in her dad’s garage from that point on. Fuel pump died and it wouldn’t start. Her dad and I talked about doing a 289 swap but never did anything with it. Then, after 2 years of fighting cancer, Erin’s mom passed away last year in March. Her dad called me and said “it’s time, come get Erin’s car.” So we picked it up, I put new wheel cylinders in it, new shoes on the front, new brake lines, new fuel pump, battery, went over it top to bottom and fired it up. Her dad couldnt believe it. Taken it on a few drives since but I need to give it a little more love before she can drive it reliably.
 

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Roni would kill for a car like that. An early Mustang or 78-87 El Camino. Yeah, she's "eclectic". :LOL:
Maybe spend your money...
Ace pest control has some old fleet el caminos they may part with.. driven buy there few time to make deliveries in the area
 

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clrussell

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Great work James.

I understand the no time for videos. I’ve considered it a few times. I’d rather focus my time on other things.