1983 malibu wagon reborn

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    For now I'm sticking with the dog dish caps. I do kinda like the dog dish/ sleeper look.
     
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    Thanks Art.
     
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    nice, sure you new one will look good too.
     
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    nice, hub caps always look cool!!! Bumpers look really nice too.
     
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    Jack,
    sounds nice, looks great too.
    Whats the deal with the jeep intermediate shaft? Does this also eliminate the rag joint?
    Dave
     
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    Thank you for your kind words, Dave.
    I'm sorry about hijacking your thread.
     
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    Dave,
    The Jeep Cherokee intermediate shaft does eliminate the rag joint. I feel the steering is firmer, more precise... and no rag joint slop. From what I understand, you can also use the steering shaft from an Astro/ Safari van. They also have the u-joint type setup.
    They can be had in the junkyard cheaply. I think I paid a whopping $7.00 for mine.
     
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    Shipping fell through, I am going to pick it up and drive it home.
     
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    Where do you have to pick this car up, and how far? I hope your mission goes smoothly and without incident. Let us know what happens. Good luck!
    Jack
     
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    Delavan, Wisconsin, 1300 miles. Thanks
     
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    Art,
    Come to think of it, I believe you did mention the car being up in Wisconsin...
    That's a good haul. I hope it's in good enough shape mechanically to make the trip home.
    Good luck! The weather has been rather mild for this time of year, so I think you'll be in good shape in that respect.
    Will this road trip take place this weekend?

    Jack
     
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    ModelT1 Still Lost in the 50's

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    I've been to Delavan, Wisconsin. I'll bet the trees are almost bare by now. Good luck on the road trip.:character0182:
     
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    I have started two Long Hauls in Wisconsin and ended one.
     
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    Art, do you mean twice you've tried retrieving the car? What happened with the transporter?
     
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    Yeah, I think you're right about that. Well, you're up in Illinois now, it's gotta be getting chilly up there as well...you're not too far from Wisconsin.
     
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