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Hey Guys:
I'm buying a '91 GT tommorow for $500. It's got 180kms, 5spd, body is in fai- to-good shape. I know it needs a new exhaust, pads and maybe rotors to pass safety and e-test. Maybe some minor bodywork, but for the price, Idon't mind. I don't intend on going all out on it, as long as it performs, handles and stops well, I really don't care what it looks like. It's white, so I made end up doing a zebra paint job on it some day. Looking forward to working on it and driving it, of course. My lease is up the end of Jan, so I've got a few weeks to get it in shape. Any suggestions on parts, mods, tricks? My wife has a '98 LX wagon that I think is the most useful car I've ever owned. We drove out to Cape Breton with our 2 daughters last year and even ended up sleeping in it one night. Very nice to drive and lots of space, especially with the roof rack.

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Matt
 

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nice deal/. i have a 95 GT.

oh god, don't do a zebra job... please don't...

as for mods, what do u mean?? u say u dont wanna go all out on engine work, so i'm not sure

for starters, u can get clear corners, and paint your taillights all red if you want. i like those 2 mods.. and they are very cheap too
 

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Look up the 10 things to do with little or no cash...there is some good info in there. Take care of the essentials first obviously and I would do little inexpensive things that make a world of difference like plugs, wires, cap/rotor, clean oil, air filter. Then maybe start looking into doing a little more maybe a custom intake or suspension mods.

P.S BOOST IT!
 

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Actually, minor engine mods are fine; intake, timing, etc. It's the cosmetic things I'm not interested in. I really don't care what it looks like. I'd rather put my cash in handling, or Guiness!!!
 

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highanddry said:
mattchall said:
I really don't care what it looks like. I'd rather put my cash in handling, or Guiness!!!
Brother, as a solemn oath, I will never mock you. We are kin.

Nice find. I thought my $1000 4x4 was a rare deal, but you've done well too.
Wait, did I read that correctly or are my eyes nt working from the crcak I had earlier???? HAHAHA! I don't think I've ever seen him swear a "solemn oath" before, but I definitely like that he would rather drop money into a suspension or Guiness... although I'm wondering if that means he wants a dirt cheap suspension or just a TON of Guiness?
 

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A ton of Guiness, eh? Sounds tempting.
I got the car home today after much wrangling with the Ministry of Annoying People. First thing I did was jack the front end up to inspect everything. No problems there; ball joints and bearings all good. Rotors could use machining, but will last for a while. I'll put in new pads though. The washer tank was empty, and when I filled it, it ran straight out on to the ground. After removing it, turns out that the pump hose was disconnected. Lifting the rear of the car revealed where my time and money will be spent. New rotors and pads for sure. I'll stick with solid discs as the backs don't do nearly as much as the fronts. Most of the line has been replaced, but I may finish the job while I'm at it.The resonator pipe needs replacing as it has a few small holes, but the muffler is nearly new, and is a nice chrome unit with a wide mouth. As for the body, the only desperately needed work is the rocker panels just in front of the rear wheel wells. The frame underneath is good though. The body was origionally silver until someone had it painted white. The paint is flaking off in spots, and the wheel wells and lower door skins have had some attempt at repair. At this point, though, I really don't want to sink a lot of cash into it. As long as it runs well, stops and handles safely, I'll be happy. It is 14 yrs old and only cost me $500 after all. Can't wait to get it on the road!!!
 

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After a few weeks of cold weather, I finally got to do some more work on the GT. As I'm working outside on my gravel driveway, I'm limited by the weather and light as to when I can do anything. The side skirts came off only to reveal the origional silver/ grey and a fair amount of rusted out steel. My neighbour does bodywork, so he'll do it with metal and fibreglass at a good price. I bought a stripped bolt removal kit from Sears: excellent investment. After fighting with one of the caliper bolts for an hour, this socket had it off in seconds. Made short work of the exhaust bolts too. The rear calipers appear to be origional and are pretty much seized. Picking up rebuilt ones tomorrow. Another unforseen expense, but you don't scimp on brakes. Plus, the hand brake should work perfectly now, too. So far, between the rear brakes (calipers, rotors and pads), the resonator pipe, cool blue lamps, wiper blades and assorted tune-up parts, I've put another $500 into it. Hopefully the weather will hold through the weekend so I can finish up the mechanical work and get started on the body. After that, it's off for safety and e-tests.
 

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Great deal! And well......... having highanddry on your good side, well, that's just another bonus worth that $500. He's a hired hitman u know.
 

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if anybody wants a cheap gt for a project give me a pm. its my old one, everyone has seen it. sold it to my friend and i think he is selling for like $400, worth it if you want to put in a gtx. the motor in there runs fine but wont pass emmisions so i would just take it out and keep for parts.
 

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Where abouts is this GT? Course on second thought, the wife would kill me if I got another project. :lol:
 

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if she starts to complain... tell her she can sleep on the couch! LOL! I'd love to take it off your hands, but I am not much of a do it yourselfer and I don't have a GT either.
 

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highanddry said:
wannabesleepy said:
damnnnnn I'm loving in the wrong province ...
You can never "love" in the wrong place 8) .

Sometimes, spelling mistakes are great entertainment.
I dunno, I would call the province of the chocolate starfish a bad place to be lovin.... and its an even worse place to be loved... Not that I know from experience.....HAHA, beat you to that one highanddry :wink:

Back on topic... you should make it look like this since its white:



or, my personal favorite:



I'd love to have a white escort so I could kit it out like a WRC car.
 

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wannabesleepy said:
Ha ... ha ha ... ha ...

You know man, I'm about 35 minutes from port Elgin ... New Brunswick that is. Ten from Stoney Creek.

How come just about every place in Canada has the same name?
Because you are all decendents of the French, and the French have no imagination, which is why they got invaded/crushed twice, by the same country in the past century.
 

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actually, my family came up here from Pennsylvania and started our Stoney Creek and Hillsborough after the Acadians were deported. They were dutch/german

Port Elgin is also a anglophone community too :-\

Thank you, come again :-D
 
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