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Itsssss Back - "Return of the Suicide Blonde"

You thought you were safe on the hiways and roads in San Diego! You thought it was dead! You thought it would never Grace the freeways again under it's own power!

"It's BAAAAACK!"

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Old 12-03-2002, 09:36 PM
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Cool! Wasn't it a rear suspention console problem?
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Old 12-03-2002, 09:43 PM
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Yep! Just got the call from the welder - It's done.

If'n I had a way to get there, I'd get it tonight. Tomorrow morning at 7:00 AM will do.

James

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Old 12-03-2002, 09:48 PM
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James,

Was yours the broken control arm, mounting ear, or both? I can't recall the exact details. If it's the ear, I'd love to see some pictures of the work. Future refernce you know.

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The rear suspension "ear" was splitting, the welds failed. It wasn't rust through. The driver side was also beginning to go.

I purchased a rear sus[ension console for $200 through Pelican and it was direct shipped here. Thanks Fed-ex for sending it to Palm Springs first! Still working on a shipping refund.

(When it absolutely positively must be delivered to the wrong address, overnight!)

I found through several suggestions, a guy in town who does this sort of welding. He cut out the old one, welded in the new one and reinforced some spots, including the other "ear" under the car for $350.

Total cost for the repair $550. I saved $50 on the shipping since Fed-ex screwed up.

He did notice another "issue" while under there, so I'll be back to reduce the "flexing" of the car.

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I'd really like to see some pics of the reinforcement work (I'm probably not alone) if it's not a hassle.
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I'll take some pictures, but it will probably be next week before I get a chance. I dusted off the snowboard and will be taking a run up to Mammoth this weekend.

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Old 12-04-2002, 06:50 AM
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Did they have to drop your engine? Mine is cracked so high that the engine is being dropped to gain access. I'm considering moving the battery up front also to make it easier to keep an eye on that area of the car. I darn near ripped the ear off this time.
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Porsche Crest Glad to hear it!

Now if you could only get rid of that awful noise in the driver's seat....
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Old 12-04-2002, 08:14 AM
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I'll have you know I just had my "personal" exhaust system "tuned"

Sounds like a six.....

James

I can even hit the high notes now!
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Old 12-04-2002, 08:43 AM
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I am curious as to who did the replacement and how they got the new parts aligned for the welding? Since you seen to be happy with the results I figured you could let us know?
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